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Re: [BKARTS] odd things that one finds in a book



I have seen one of these too. It looked like the end of a piano string, but
I have no idea why it was in the book. It too went into the lining as you
described.

Beverly Schlee
Preservation Department
Arizona State University Libraries

> ----------
> From:         Eric Alstrom
> Sent:         Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:16 AM
> Subject:      Re: odd things that one finds in a book
>
> An odd thing I just found recently is a wire hook in the spine.  ....The
> piece of wire extends just above the spine of the textblock, but wasn't
> sticking above the cover.  The end is a small loop about 1/4" in diameter
> (approximately 1/2 of the loop extends above the textblock).  The section
> between the loop and where it enters the textblock is twisted (like it was
> a
> long peice of wire which was looped over and then twisted to hold it in
> place).

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