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electrotype


electrotype


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Electrotype  \E*lec"tro*type\,  n.  [Electro-  +  -type.] 
  A  facsimile  plate  made  by  electrotypy  for  use  in  printing; 
  also  an  impression  or  print  from  such  plate.  Also  used 
  adjectively. 
 
  Note:  The  face  of  an  electrotype  consists  of  a  shell  of 
  copper,  silver,  or  the  like  produced  by  the  action  of 
  an  electrical  current  upon  a  plate  of  metal  and  a  wax 
  mold  suspended  in  an  acid  bath  and  connected  with 
  opposite  poles  of  the  battery.  It  is  backed  up  with  a 
  solid  filling  of  type  metal. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Electrotype  \E*lec"tro*type\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Electrotyped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Electrotyping}.] 
  To  make  facsimile  plates  of  by  the  electrotype  process;  as 
  to  electrotype  a  page  of  type  a  book,  etc  See 
  {Electrotype},  n.