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|+||====== First ======|
|+||The [[p:pressman|pressman]] who has wrought the longest at that press, except an apprentice, for he must allow any journeyman, though new come, that style, is distinguished by the name of //First//, the other his //Second//, these call one another [[c:companion|companions]]: generally the master printer reposes the greatest trust upon the care and curiosity for good work of the First; although both are equally liable to perform it.|
|+||All the privilege that the First has above the Second is, that the First takes his choice to[[p:pull| pull]] or [[b:beat|beat]] the agreed stint first: and that the Second [[k:knock-up-balls|knocks up the balls]], washes the [[f:form|forms]], teazes wool, and does the other more servile work, while the First is employed about [[m:making-register|making register]], ordering the [[t:tympan|tympan]], [[f:frisket|frisket]], and [[p:points|points]], &c., or otherwise making ready the form, &c. — //M//.\\ |
|+||At the present day there is no such distinction; both the pressmen are equal, are equally responsible for the work, and take all the respective parts without any distinction; unless one of them be an acknowledged superior workman, and then he will, as a matter of course, take the lead in [[m:making-ready|making ready]], but in nothing else.|