Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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knockers

A name given bindery workers around the turn of the century who jogged (knocked) and stacked sections as they came from the folding machines. Knocking up sections, in which some 15,000 workers were employed in the United States at the turn of the century, was one of the last hand operations in the large edition bindery. (89 )




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