Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 102
October 1995


Don Guyot, Colophon Book Arts Supply, (3046 Hogum Bay Rd, NE, Olympia, WA, <ph>360-459-2940, <fax>360--459-2945) is seeking the help of conservators, bookbinders and book artists alike to provide him with information which will be used to develop a specification for linen (flax) bookbinding thread. Once done, the specification will be used to order threads from the well-known manufacturer in Northern Ireland who made the material imported 10 years ago under the Crawford label.

For more information on the project, or for a copy of the questionaire, please contact him.


Apply for the Carolyn Horton Fund Award
This award, administered by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC), is offered annually to support continuing education or training for professional book and paper conservators. You must be a member of AICs Book and Paper Group in order to qualify. The amount of the award will probably be about $500.00. Funds may be applied to att endance at professional meetings, seminars, workshops, and other educational events. Deadline for applications is February 1, 1996. To obtain an application, write to:

           Carolyn Horton Fund
		   1717 K Street, N.W., Suite 301
		   Washington, DC 20006

FOR SALE: Hand bookbinding mail-order business of finely-bound notebooks, journals, portfolios, boxes, etc. Customer base throughout US, 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.

WANTED: Bill Streeter is still enthusiastically collecting data on 19th century copying machines, better known in our own binderies as nipping presses. No matter how ordinary your press may seem to you, knowledge of its existence may greatly help Bills research. Even if the manufacturers name or patent no. is not inscribed on your press, Bill can identify it from a photograph and its dimensions. Please send a photo or any information to Bill Streeter, 78 Masonic St., Northampton, MA 01060.