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Barnhart Brothers & Spindler / Pony specimen book and price list from Barnhart Bros. & Spindler, Incorporated: comprising a large variety of types, rules, borders, printing presses, paper and card cutters, bookbinding machinery, etc., together with valuable information to the craft
([1893] )

Of interest to the craft,   pp. 5-14


Page 8

8         SUPERIOR COPPER-MIXED TYPE.
LEADS FOR NEWSPAPERS.
Table showing the number of leads, 13 ems long, contained in one pound
and the number required to lead 1,000 ems of matter. Also
the number of leads in a single column of
matter, regular newspaper sizes.
SIZES OFBODY TYPE.                         Z
0   o  0   o    0
LEADS USED ARE SIX TO PICA.         a  a   a   , a N
Number leads to the pound ....................... 60 60  6o 60 eo 60
Number leads to 1,000 ems ....................... 26 29 34 40 45 52
4 col folio or quaro, No. leads in column ....... 132 125 108 99 88 84
5 col folio or quarto, No. leads in column ....... 170 162 140 128 114 108
6 col folio or quarto, No. leads In column . 185 179 154 141 125 119
7 col folio or quarto, No. leads in column ..... 206 197 169 155 138131
8 col folio, No. leads in column ........ .... 224 215 185 169 150 143
9 col folio, No. leads in column .................. 241 233 201 183 163 154
A VALUABLE TABLE.
The following table, invaluable for reference, shows the number of
leads to the pound in the several lengths and thicknesses pica given:
4 ems              14............   216 288  16 ems .............36 -54 72
5 ems............112 168 224     17 ems ................. 34 51 68
6 ems .................  96  144  192  18 ems .................  32  48  64
7 ems .............82 123 164    19 ems............ 30 45 60
8 ems.............72 108 144     20 ems............. 28 42 56
9 ems .............64 96 128     21 ems ............... .27 401 54
10 ems ............. 56 84 112   22 ems ............... 26 39 52
11 ems ............. 52 78 104   23 ems .............25 37 50
12 ers .............4    72 96   24 ems .............24 36 48
13 emns.............44 66 88     25 ems.............23 34 46
14 ems .............41 61 82     26 ems .............22 33 44
15 ems.............38 57 76      27 ems............. 21 31 42
CARE OF ROLLERS, ETO.
Soft, thin ink left on rollers over night, and having them carefully
washed in the morning before working them, will preserve them longer
Iu cold weather than If put away cean. Pans of water placed at the
bottom of a closet containing rollers are also conducive to their well
keeping. The following method of recuperating a hard and unworkable
roller has been found to work admirably: After washing the roller care-
ful4 with lye, cover the surface with a thin layer of molasses, and lay
aside till next morning. Then wash it with water, and let it hang until
dry enough for using.
A well built roller closet, as nearly air tight as possible, is a neces-
sity in every press room. Rollers are among the most expensive perish-
able articles, and if carelessly attended to they become doubly so.
WHY TYPE RISES IN A FORM.
One great reason why type and quads rise in a form while printing is
because there are too many underlays under the type, thus giving a con-
tinual spring to the chase while the press is in motion.
A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING.
Order, convenience and simplicity in arranging a working place
ought to be carefully observed. A crowded, helter skelter condition of
things makes daily labor irritating and. uncomfortable: while ease in
getting at or using any implement or material expedites its execution,
and increases the profits of an office.
HOW TO BEND BRASS RULE.
By heating brass rule until about to turn red, and then immersing it
n cold water, it can be easily bent to any desired shape.
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