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VICTORIA PRESS. 125
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The inhalation of dust from tlie types , which are composed of i when antimony heated of and emits lead occasionall , a is noxious an evil produces fum less e , capable injurious a partial of to remed palsy respiration y of . the The , hands which type .
The n course sight of years the compositor is y frequently very much injured , apparently bclose lication to minute typebut probably , as Mr . H . W . Porter
remarks y app in his paper read before , the Institute of Actuaries , from the quantity of snuff they take , which which cannot fail cannot to be prejudicial that .
This habitat all eventsis one from we suppose the It compositors has also , been of the urged Victoria , that Press the di will gestive suffer functions . may suffer the
tated practises from . the Each at long case compositor -continued . This , at I standing believe the Victoria , nothing position Press but which is habit provide has compositor d necessi with a - when
high stool , seated on which she can work as quickly as cultivated standing There . is class one branch of women of printing would suffice which , to if pursued give them by the an inde most
-, who pendence readers undertake , capable , —namel this of y , department correcting reading and the earn correcting dead two language guineas for s a the , week and press those ; c . lassi Men con cal
before versant the with office German of reader and can Italian be , properl receive y undertaken more than , this a regular . But
apprenticeship to printing must have been worked out ; accuracy , quickness not of eye sufficient , and a qualifications thorough knowled for a ge reader of punctuation in a printing and office gram ; m she ar ,
would must are have practicall a few educated y learnt women the technicalities of a higher of class the trade to resolutel . And y I
urge enter But upon for compositorshi an _apprenticeshi p it p is for most this purpose desirable . that girls should be h to
apprenticed early in life , as they cannot earn enougsupport if themselves Boys mence are learning always under to apprenticed be the three introduced trade or four while earl into y years in living the life , and , mechanical under at the should age their , of arts therefore father fourteen it must ' s , ; roof com and be - .
under women the same are conditions . I can hardly lay enough stress , upon this pointso convinced am I of its truth , that I now receive no new
; hands over ei lications ghteen years have been of age made . to me to receive girls from the Many
under country the ; app but the want influence of proper has accommodation hitherto prevented for lodg me ing them from
provide when accepting I am for them necessary their assured , but being of I have six safel g now irls lod , from formed ged and a distance a cared plan for for , I . this shall purpose be able , and to
our In work conclusion ; forwhile , I will I am onl unable y y attract to produce your attention the numerous to the circulars proof of ,
prospectuses and sent away , and , during reports these of six societies months which in which have been we have accomp been lished at
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VICTORIA PRESS . 125
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Oct. 1, 1860, page 125, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01101860/page/53/