from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of standing press in which the upper die or follower is depressed by a treadle.
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My foot-press enthusiasm weakened — four thousand times I “kicked” — two thousand lamp-wick slots I make in the cones.
GIRLS AND WOMEN between 16 and 36; learners and experienced assemblers and foot-press operators on small brass parts; steady; half day
It meant gettin 'up in the dark and three Subways — West Side, the Shuttle, East Side which could be borne amicably in the morning, but after eight and three-quarter hours of foot-press work, going home with that 5-6 rush — that mob who shoved and elbowed and pushed and jammed — was difficult to bear with
Dust had settled on the ink-rollers of the foot-press.