It is a process much the same as fullering except in place of the fuller you use the edge of the anvil.
After fullering the stock it is placed on the anvil and squared up.
This fullering is done on the bottom fuller, which is placed on the anvil.
After this fullering the forging will appear as in Fig. 2955.
The fullering at b was then extended by a spreading fuller, shaped as at b, and the end e was drawn out.
The V-piece to be welded in should bear at the bottom of the V, and the weld made by fullering.
Rudimentary key-hold type, much decayed but with slight traces of fullering, probably eight nail holes, four on each side.
Frequently swaging is practised at once, without the preliminary detail of fullering.
"one who fulls cloth," Old English fullere, from Latin fullo "fuller" (see foil (v.)). The substance called fuller's earth (silicate of alumina) is first recorded 1520s, so called because it was used in cleansing cloth.
The word "full" is from the Anglo-Saxon fullian, meaning "to whiten." To full is to press or scour cloth in a mill. This art is one of great antiquity. Mention is made of "fuller's soap" (Mal. 3:2), and of "the fuller's field" (2 Kings 18:17). At his transfiguration our Lord's rainment is said to have been white "so as no fuller on earth could white them" (Mark 9:3). En-rogel (q.v.), meaning literally "foot-fountain," has been interpreted as the "fuller's fountain," because there the fullers trod the cloth with their feet.