from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In carpentry, same as
escutcheon, 2 .
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This done, we next take the frame and remove the key-plate from it.
The design on the stone is then rolled in with black printing ink and etched, thus enabling the lithographer to take the necessary ten impressions of the key-plate.
In this case fifteen impressions are made from the key-plate as well as from each of the color-plates, on the paper, and with the ink described above.
The first transfer to be made is that of the key-plate.
The first step is the making of the so-called key-plate.
There are no scratches on the ornamental key-plate, indicating that any sharp instruments have been inserted.