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Re: identifying toolmakers from marks
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: identifying toolmakers from marks
- From: "David M. Lanning" <david@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 07:26:22 +0000
- Message-id: <199703200726.XAA28226@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 19:52 19/03/97 -0500, you wrote:
>The original question
> I got a wonderful lying press at a street market this weekend. Has 18"
>between the screws,31" overall. Very solid (and heavy!) hardwood, well
>aged. Looks late 19th or early 20th century. Has a guide for a plow. I'm
>very pleased. It is stamped with the name Harrild & Sons, are you familiar
>with this firm? Binders, toolmakers?
Yes Harrild & Sons are still around and I believe flourishing, albeit under
a slightly different name. They are situated in the East End of London
(England). Their details are as follows:
W.L. Harrild & Partners Ltd.
Unit 3, Alpine Business Centre
Contacts: Irene and Richard Coe
Tel: +44 171 473 5345
Fax: +44 171 473 6673
They are no longer bookbinders and I don't believe that they manufacture
Wooden Equipment. However, they still deal in Nipping and Standing presses
and are the U.K. agent for Schimanek Board Cutters.
If you were to contact them, I am sure that they would answer any queries.
David M. Lanning
J. Hewit & Sons Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0) 181 965 5377
Fax: +44 (0) 181 453 0414
Web Site: http://www.hewit.com