Page:The Art of Bookbinding, Zaehnsdorf, 1890.djvu/96

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BOOKBINDING.

the book, and, on the machine being started, the knife descends and cuts through the paper.

Another machine by Harrild and Son, called a registered cutting machine, is here illustrated. Its operation is on the same principle as a lying press, the difference being, that this has a table upon which the work is placed; a

Cross-hatched image of a man working at a large bench, holding an attached tool against a clamped book.
Registered Cutting Machine.

gauge is placed at the back so that the work may be placed against it for accuracy, the top beam is then screwed down and the paper ploughed. A great amount of work may be accomplished with this machine, and to anyone that cannot afford an ordinary cutting machine this will be found invaluable.