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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4

To Repair Battered Wooden Type.—

To Repair Battered Wooden Type.—

Mr Alton B. Carty writes to the Inland Printer:—I tried filling up the depressions with sawdust and glue, beeswax, &c, but the result was not satisfactory. Determined to conquer the difficulty, I mixed some warm glue with Spanish whiting, and after cleaning out the depressions—in some instances deepening them to give the preparation a better hold—I plastered the defects over while warm, thoroughly filling all depressions, not being careful to get a smooth surface. After it became hard, I filed it down close to the letter, and then treated it to a good rubbing with an oilstone, using oil, and the result was a polished surface as good as the wood itself, if not superior, the printing showing no defects whatever.