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 +====== Spindle ======
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 +The screw to which the bar of the press is affixed, and which produces the pressure on the [[p:​platen|platen]]. ​
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 +The upper part of the spindle is round, on which a screw is cut, that works in the nut fixed in the [[h:​head|head]];​ the next part lower is square, with a square hole in it to receive the end of the bar; the lower part is round and tapering and goes through the [[h:​hose|hose]],​ to which it is attached by the [[g:​garter|garter]],​ the spindle having a groove cut round it, into which the two semicircular ends of the garter enter and encircle it, by which contrivance the platen is raised on the return of the bar; the lowest end of the spindle is called the toe, which is hardened steel, and works in the [[s:​stud|stud]] of the platen.
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