In England the broad distinction between " presses " and " machines " is generally considered to rest in the fact that the former are worked by hand, and the latter by steam, gas or electricity; and the men who work by these two methods are called respectively " pressmen " and " machine minders " or " machine managers."
But in America the terms " presses " and " pressmen " are universally applied to machines and the men who operate them.
Kelly, Presswork, a practical handbook for the use of pressmen and their apprentices (8vo, znd ed., Chicago, 1902); C. T.
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