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produces quality strip material at lowest possible cost. The following comes from the original Elrod leaflet extolling the benefits of owning an Elrod strip caster. Of course, nowadays they're fairly rare, but The Elrod Press can supply all your needs easily and cheaply.
No composing room can operate economically and efficiently without an adequate supple of strip material - leads, slugs, rule and base. For, every few minutes during the day, compositors have need for strip material for one purpose or another - for rules, for spacing between lines and paragraphs, for make-up, for blanking out white space, for press lock-up, for foundry bearers, or for base.
If, when the compositor reaches for it, the needed strip is lacking, costly time is lost in looking for it, in locating it on another frame, or in piecing together shorter pieces of strip to serve the purpose. Or, more costly still, it may, after extended search, be picked from standing jobs, leaving these badly in need of attention when they are next brought out for printing.
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