Origin of gripper
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The type of gripper shown in Fig. 18 is probably the best for general use.
I consider you, Mrs. Gripper, the most valuable person in the house.
It's a poor heart, Mrs. Gripper, that never rejoices, isn't it?
The gripper margins A A are determined by the construction of the machines, and may be varied accordingly.
If they form an acute angle there is a danger of the sheet moving forward a little as the gripper closes.