from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In printing, a bar or roller attached to a printing-press for the purpose of regulating the passage of the sheet to impression.
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Looks like those cheap-ass "safety levers" that came on every drop-bar bike during the 70s boom.
The door, like the press, was made of solid oak and once the drop-bar on the outside was in position it would have taken a battering-ram to break it down.
"Oh I am so happy to be the first champion," said a laughing Quito-born Soria Lopez, who sported a handsome paunch and a drop-bar black mustache.