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Tools of my Trade No. 1 ~ Quoin Key

Letterpress Quoin KeyLetterpress Quoin KeyLetterpress Quoin KeyTightening quoins with the keyA quoin key is used to lock up the type in the chase to create the ‘forme’. The forme is then placed on the press for printing. We have many quoin keys of varying in age, condition and quality. Poorer quality keys made from a softer metal tend to twist from tightening the quoins.

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Posted: January 21st, 2011 | Category: Tools of my Trade
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