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Re: [BKARTS] wire loop in bidnding (was: odd things that one finds in a book)

could it have been an early triggering device/wire for a magnetic theft alarm?

----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Alstrom <eric.c.alstrom@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:         Thu, 23 Jan 2003 09:21:02 -0500
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:      [BKARTS] wire loop in bidnding (was: odd things that one finds in a book)

> That might be what it was used for, but I've never encountered a bookmark
> tape secured like this.  Usually they are just glued in onto the spine and
> that is all.
> I have posted pictures of the binding and wire loop.  You can view them at:
> <http://www.dartmouth.edu/~ealstrom/wireloop/wireloop.html>
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Unless there is some great historical
> importance to this wire, it will be removed when we finish the repair.  I
> just wanted to ask before I tore it out.
> Eric
> on 1/22/03 12:59 PM, Carl Sundell at c-sundell@xxxxxxxx wrote:
> > I would guess that the loop was to hold the end of a bookmark tape that came
> > out of the top of the spine.
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