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|+||====== Head ======|
|+||That part of a wooden press in which the nut of the [[s:spindle|spindle]] is fixed; it has a tenon at each end which fit into long mortises in the [[c:cheeks|cheeks]], not tightly, but sufficiently so to prevent lateral motion; and it is suspended from the [[c:cap|cap]] by two long iron bolts, which go through the head and the cap, above which are iron washers and screws by which to lower the head, or screw it up tighter.|
|+||The head is usually made of elm. The whole of the pressure in the process of printing is between the head and the winter. |