Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

 Previous item  Up One Level Next item

rubbing-off chest

A large chest of wood that was part of the equipment of every gold blocking firm of the latter decades of the 19th century. It was topped with a grill upon which surplus gold was cleaned off blocked cases. Once or twice a year the contents of the chest were sent to the refiner for reclamation. In the great days of gold blocking, the saving was considerable, for the sides as well as the spines of books were often covered almost entirely with gold. (106 )




[Search all CoOL documents]


URL: http://cool.conservation-us.org/don/dt/dt2926.html
Timestamp: Saturday, 19-Nov-2011 13:18:44 PST
Retrieved: Friday, 24-Nov-2017 05:38:08 GMT