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 +====== Token ======
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 +Ten [[q:​quire|quires]] of [[p:​paper|paper]]. — //M//. It is now ten quires eighteen sheets, or half a ream of [[p:​perfect-paper|perfect paper]], and contains 258 sheets. All paper for [[b:​books|book]] work is given out in tokens to wet, the quires in each token are placed the same way, and the tokens arranged one upon the other, back and [[f:​fore-edge|fore edge]], for the person who has to wet the paper to take away. It has become a practice in many houses, for the warehouseman to give out the paper in tokens alternately of ten quires and a half and eleven quires; this in my opinion should never be done, for I have known many serious mistakes arise from it; for instance, in a book that is a long number, a [[p:​pressman|pressman]] who is working a sheet, will borrow a token of paper from another sheet, or three or five, or more, on account of being in better condition, or for some other cause; he takes the tokens indiscriminately as they arise, and they are replaced in the same manner; and not unfrequently ten quires and a half are returned for eleven quires borrowed; the consequence is, that one [[s:​signature|signature]] has an overplus number and the other is deficient, and has to be reprinted at the expense of the master printer: these mistakes would not occur if the paper were given out in regular tokens of ten quires eighteen sheets. ​
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