Washing formes

Cleaning off the ink from the face of the type, the chase, &c. The forme being worked off, it is the pressman’s duty to wash it clean from every particle of ink, not only for the cleanly working and well standing of the letter in the subsequent composing, but to save in making ready when the same letter gets to press agin.—See Ley Trough, Ley, and Ley Brush.

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