Bookbinders finishing roll



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Description Wooden handled bookfinishing tool. Head of tool is a brass wheel with type letters on edges. These letters were wheeled across the cover of a book.

Accession Number: hh.4726.2.88

Finishing tools primarily could be divided into two categories: rolls and stamps. Rolls consisted of wheels with continuous designs engraved on the circumference, used to create long lines. Fillets?which made plain, straight lines?were the most common rolls. A binder would own several line fillets of different gauges, as well as fillets containing anywhere from one to four parallel lines. Whether working in leather or cloth, binders finally tooled the design and title into the material by making impressions with heated finishing tools. After making a blind impression, the binder sometimes pressed gold leaf into the indentation with the same tools.

This item is on display at the People's Story Museum, the Canongate, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh City of Print is a joint project between City of Edinburgh Museums and the Scottish Archive of Print and Publishing History Records (SAPPHIRE). The project aims to catalogue and make accessible the wealth of printing collections held by City of Edinburgh Museums. For more information about the project please visit www.edinburghcityofprint.org
Date 12 November 2009(2009-11-12), 22:57
Source Book finisher's roll
Author Edinburgh City of Print


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