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|+||====== Roll Up Ball Leathers ======|
|+||When the [[p:pressman|pressman]] leaves work at noon he draws half the nails out of the balls, and takes the wool out; then doubles the loose half of the leather over the remaining nailed-on half, with the inky sides of each half next each other, and rolls up the leathers close, and lays them in a bowl or pan of water to soak till he has dined. — //M//. This plan is entirely discontinued; the[[b:ball-nails| ball nails]] now are never drawn nor the covering taken off till it is worn out, owing to the different composition of the [[i:ink|ink]]. |