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Dave Hughes

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"Swiss" Quoin
« on: February 02, 2013, 06:59:04 PM »
I certainly haven't come across one of these before.

I would presume they are for tight register multi-colour work, but I'm not sure.

Here's what the seller has to say:
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A LARGE ADJUSTABLE QUOIN
Made in Switzerland by FAG
In full working order
 
Centre Adjustment knob
100mm long, by 53mm (closed) or 78mm (fully open)
Spring loaded, quick release mechanism
For fine adjustment, needs adjuster bar
but really just a delight!



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Peter Luckhurst

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Re: "Swiss" Quoin
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 06:34:07 PM »
This is usually used for proofing on a flatbed press , i remember them in the comps dept but never seen them on a production press , some are ratcheted for quick fit etc.

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Re: "Swiss" Quoin
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 10:10:20 PM »
Thanks for the info Peter. and welcome to the Metal Type Forum  :)
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