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Re: saving staple signature bindings



This Type of Binding Technique is used originaly for heavy Ledger books and
accounting books. It was also adopted by Bindery's for the binding of
Magazins and other volumes.
The Machines used are so called "Brehmer Heftmaschienenbank" or "Brehmer
Drahtlagenbank". It work similiar as a smyth or Muller-Martini Maschine. The
staples are formed in heads wiich are fed straight from spools of wire. A
sattle swings towards a sitting person who feed the opened signature onto
it, the saddle swings in the machine and the signature is bound by formed
staples which bind the signature onto tape. The machine can be set up to
stitch straight, e.g. all the staples are set in a row, or sidestepped, the
the staples alternate their position, which is used for large books to
reduce the swelling of the spine.
There are still several of theese machines in use in germany.
charles mohr

-----Original Message-----

From: Brown <03643518060-0001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, December 17, 1998 1:43 AM
Subject: Re: saving staple signature bindings


>What I always wondered about was the method. How did they produce this
>sort of binding? Does anyone have a idea and was it a machine or a hand
>technique?
>
>Chris
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>Peter Verheyen wrote:
>>
>> Staples (through the fold)  are a very "germanic" binding structure and
>> can be found in Scandanavian, Eastern European, Austrian ... books.
>>
>> p.
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