The Mystery of the Hot Metal Comp Room.

An absolutely superlative image of the wonders and mystery of a hot metal print comp room.
I say mystery because anyone entering who was unfamiliar with the printing trade would stand in awe and stare.
They would then hear the strange language that these old codgers would be speaking.
Using terms that were alien and unknown and laughing as they spoke and only they understood this “gobbledegook”.
Ah! The Good Old Days!

About Derwombat

My name is Rod Parham, Hot Metal Compositor. I was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1947. Single with two children and a grandson. I Love History, Movies and Words.

5 Responses

  1. Stolen Biro

    “Rodney, please give me an extra nompareil reglet to put behind this Hempel quoin, otherwise I’ll have to use the bodkin to stop the Cornerstone furniture from popping up in the hand-fed platen.”


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