from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A forging produced by a drop-press.
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It was in the 1890s, in the early years of mass-market bicycling, in the unlikely precincts of Chicago’s Western Wheel Works, that Hounshell found that the stamping of parts from sheet metal replaced drop-forging, ushering in the age of true interchangeability.
Economic Principals David Warsh 1993
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