Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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French standing press

A variation of the regular STANDING PRESS , the major difference being that the platen is lowered by turning a weighted wheel, which, when spun, exerts additional press by a kind of hammering action against two lugs. Except for the wheel a mechanism, it is made of wood, a while it does not tighten to the sa degree as the iron standing press. il considerably lighter and does not quire the substantial floor required the heavier iron press. (83 , 236 )

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