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Re: "Perfect" replacements for "perfect" bindings.

The guy who "discovered" the double fan adhesive method was Emil Lumbeck.

As for rubber bindings, they're officially called caoutchouc bindings. A
complete description can be found in "Bookbinding and the Conservation of
Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology." The URL for this specific
citation is <http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/dt/dt0574.html>. Nope
they're not very archival, but the "glue" flakes off very easily and
cleanly and makes guarding and preping to resew easy.


> I got carried away.  Sorry.  But your notice made me do some informal
> checking.  I found that fan binding has been recorded as far back as the
> mid to late forties and that it's German technology.  In the US  the
> Hertzberg (sp?) New Method has been used from the mid sixties.  I was told
> that there was also someone who, at the turn of the century, developed a
> method of binding books with rubber?!  Not very archival.
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