Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 98
February 1995


Equipment Available

The following are for sale from The Bindery on Main, 1074 Monroe St., Eugene, OR 97402; (503) 342-7439; fax: 343-1049, Hugh D. Stump, Prop. Sewing frame, 35" x 12" x 25" high, maple. Very good condition. $100. Type pallet, made by American Type, brass, self-centering. 4 " x !" opening. $75. Glue pot, Hold Heet Automatic, 1 quart. $35.

Dave Trutzenbach has various bookbinding tools for sale. He says he has not used them for a number of years since leaving England and, since they are packed in boxes he is only able to give a partial listing. There are 12 to 14 boxes of hand tools that include brass letters with wooden handles, various point sizes and designs; 2 boxes of designs (lines, etc.); Guillotine, hand operated (not a board cutter); 2 sewing frames; 1 finishing press; 1 press and plough; 20 to 24 fillets, some needing new handles; 4 upright book presses in various sizes; 1 raised band nipper; 1 left-handed paring knife; 1 chase with brass type. Telephone (609) 268-7535.

For sale from Laura Wait, Bookworks, 3358 Pecos St., Denver, CO 80211, (303) 480-0172. Brass handle letters. English. 7 sets ca. 1900. Generally in good shape. $125 per set.

Dalton Griffith, of Reston, VA, has available for sale a cast iron copy press with a 15" x 20" platen and 4" daylight. $150. He'll deliver it! if you're in the Washington, DC area. Call (703) 471-4030.

The beautiful hand-made wooden presses that were shown in the vendors' area at the Dallas Seminar are made by and available from Sally Martin, 1 Bivelham Cottage, Witherenden Rd., Mayfield, East Sussex TN20 6RS, UK. Tel: Burwash (0435) 883738. They make French and traditional laying presses, finishing presses, nipping presses, sewing frames, backing boards, etc., using beechwood, or can be custom-made to your specifications. "Made by bookbinders, for bookbinders." Write for a brochure. They are also available through Bookbinder's Warehouse and other suppliers.

Angela Zito, at 2421 Webb Ave., Bronx, NY 10468, is selling an established bookbindery complete with equipment, materials, and quality commercial accounts; turn-key operation. Purchase equipment and accounts or take over favorable lease. The business is in the "Little Italy" section of the Bronx. Call (718) 933-6898 or fax 324-6354.


ARCHIVART has an 800 number again: 1 (800) 804- 8428.

BOOKMAKERS' 20-page price list which updates and supplements their catalog was recently printed. It includes their expanded range of handmade text-weight papers and Japanese repair papers, Harmatan's new "Emir" range of leathers, many new tools and publications. Call (301) 459- 3384 or fax 459-7629 for a copy.

CRAFT BOOKBINDING in Wilmington, Delaware has all manner of bookbinding supplies including board, foils, tools, supplies, new and used equipment, etc. Call (800) 869-1534 or fax (800) 475-9801 for a free catalog.

DESIGNER BOOKBINDERS have produced a Directory of Suppliers of Equipment and Materials. It is divided into Alphabetical, Country, and Classified Lists and covers suppliers in Europe, Israel, Japan, Canada and the U.S. Available from Lester Bath, 3 Water St., Llanllechid, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 3EU. !5. Checks payable to Designer Bookbinders. Write for postage & shipping. Paper

ATLANTIC PAPERS, PO Box 1158, Lemont, PA 16851; (800) 367-8547; fax: (800) 367-1016 is offering Hahnemuhle mouldmade and Velke Losiny handmade papers. For a sample selection, send $15 (check or money order). They also offer an educational 15-minute video on hand papermaking at the Velke Losiny mill for $10.

HIROMI PAPER INTERNATIONAL, 4223 Glencoe Ave., C-107, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292; (310) 306-8008; fax: 306-7808, have started the new Hiromi Paper International (HPI) Members' Circle to provide a source for the fine papers needed by conservators, book art specialists, and artists concerned with quality and longevity of the materials they use. Members receive a 15% discount on all stock papers and a quarterly newsletter which will include information about all aspects of Japanese papermaking and its history. New papers will be sampled as they become available. $10 one-time fee.

Other Changes/Updates to the Supply Directory

Bookcraft Supplies, which sells bookcloth and marbled paper and leathers, and is the successor to William Tomlinson, has a new address: Kennedy Way, Green Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, England. 061-480-2118; fax: 061- 480-3679.

City Chemical Corp. has a new address and phone: 100 Hoboken Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07310. (201) 653-6400; fax: 653-4468.

Dolphin Papers has a new address: 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202; Attn: Ed Fink.

W.I. Harrild has a new address and phone: Unit 3, Alpine Business Centre, Eastbury Rd., London E6 4LP, England. tel: 0171-473-5345; fax: 0171-473-6673.