A Quoin is a device used to hold cutting dies, printing blocks, embossing dies or letterpress type into printing presses. It originates from the early days of letterpress printing and is still in use today.
A composing stick is a device used to hold metal type letters while composing lines of type ready for letterpress or hot-foil printing. This one is specially made for left-handed compositors. Please note that a left-handed stick is held in the right hand and the type is selected using the left hand.
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