Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 100
June 1995


Equipment for Sale

Angela Zito, 2421 Webb Ave., Bronx, NY 10468, has several items for sale:

-Sandborne Standing Press, 6 post, cast iron, 20 x 27" platen, 4' daylight. Complete with 25 16"x24" building-in boards and 40 pressboards and 4 7x7"x24" press blocks.


-2 36" laying presses

-2 20" finishing presses

-1 32" sewing frame

-2 12-drawer type cases

-2 12-drawer cabinets for marbled paper

Call (718) 933-6898, or fax (718) 324-6354.

Charles Oppizzi has a bookbinders press for sale; 18" x 24" bed 6" throat. $250.00, as is, where is. Photo available. Sea Cliff, NY. Call (516) 676-6088.

A Kensol 36T Air-operated Roll-leaf Stamping Press in "like-new" condition is available. Any reasonable offer, plus shipping costs. Please contact William Johnston at 1017 Wolff Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53402.

Custom Manufacturing, Inc., 831 Boyle Road, Fairfield, PA 17320; (717) 642-6304; fax (717) 642-6596, They manufacture Micro Climate boxes and have developed an improved archival boxmaking material, a board which they say is denser and smoother than previous runs. It exhibits better abrasion and dirt resistance.

TALAS is now selling Goretex barrier and felt laminate in quantities as small as a yard. (212) 219-0770; fax (212) 219-0735.

The conservation sewing frame designed by C. Clarkson and P. Clothier, the Mark III, has gone into a second making and should be available now for 320. It is a modified version of the cantilevered frame that he and Sandy Cockerell developed in 1981-82. It comes with dual purpose keys that permit anchoring of tapes, cords, braids or thongs at the front edge of the base board. Order from Christopher Clarkson, 100, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QY, England, Tel: (0243) 811 626.

Simon Green announces that Hayle Mill is reintroducing Bodleian handmade conservation paper after an interval of seven years. It has taken that long, he says, to find someone who can make it to the traditional Barcham Green standards. No price was given, but you can fax the mill at 01622-756381 for more information.

Italian made matte black tiles for use in pasting out repair tissues (and later finding them) can be had through B&F Ceramic Design Showroom, PO Box 1544, 8900 Telegraph Road, Newington, VA 22122. (703) 550-1600. Ask for Florida Tile Designer Series, Natura #8805 Black, 12"x12" squares.

Member Notices

For Sale: Hand bookbinding mail-order business of finely-bound notebooks, journals, portfolios, boxes, etc. Customer base throughout the U.S., as well as Canada, Europe and elsewhere. All sales via catalog. Respond to: The Bindery on Main, 1074 Monroe Street, Eugene, OR 97402. (503) 342-7439. Hugh D. Stump.