Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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ringing out

A ceremony observing the apprentice's last day as an apprentice. On noon of that last day, the next senior apprentice begins the ringing by banging his press pin on the platen of a press, or some other metal object. Following the ringing, the new journeyman puts on his jacket and walks into the office of the owner of the establishment to ask for a job. See also: KISSING THE BOOKBINDER'S DAUGHTER .

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