If you are a bookbinder with tools or equipment to buy, sell or exchange,
then you have come to the right place!
If you are looking for tools or equipment, scroll through the entries
below. If you find what you are looking for, use the email link to make
contact. If you have tools or equipment to offer, then complete and send
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and from html and perl to Dreamweaver. Sign of the times I guess.
The Bookbinder's Toolbox was opened on 24 November 1996.
The Bookbinder's Toolbox was temporarily closed on 22 May 2006.
The Bookbinder's Toolbox was reopened on 13 July 2006.
Last entry was posted on
Fri Oct 28 10:00:28 NZDT 2016
||Name: Milton Watkins
Date: Fri Oct 28 10:00:28 NZDT 2016
| I have a rare Bookbinding Machine for sale, its a Backing Press from the mid 1800's, purchased from London for The South Australian Government Printing Office, no rounding rollers on this one, but may never been.
Is perfect for rounding and backing your books, I paid a fair bit for it 20 years ago, and it was rare then. Press is marked with a damaged plate "Harrild & Sons Printers Engineers London E.C." $2500|
||Name: Sylvia Carlyle
Country: New Zealand
Date: Sun Oct 23 08:06:43 NZDT 2016
| I have a vertical plough , a finishing press, and brass-edged pressing boards (all hardly used), a gold-tooling 'kit' (put together by me for a course), a roll of marbled and other decorated papers, rolls of bookcloth, a box of text blocks (sketchbooks, albums, and a couple of folio society titles), and a couple of dozen books on bookbinding. Also rolls of leather from Hewetts and a set of their leather dyes. Email me for details & price-list.|
||Name: Robert Charles Young
Date: Wed Aug 24 22:24:43 NZST 2016
| I have got 3 boxes of of hand finishing tools starting at large, medium and small.|
||Name: SAMUEL E D'ANTONIO
Date: Wed Apr 13 01:12:14 NZST 2016
| Hi, I'm Samuel E DAntonio, Aka Eddie DAntonio, I'm a distributor/agent for J Hewit & sons. I do export to NZ.I have Goat, cow side, Fair Calf, leather linings,tools, etc etc.If I can be of any assistance to your business do not hesitate to contact myself direct. Sam_eddie65@hotmail.com or mobile 61 0402 307 877.
||Name: Pete lusted
Country: South Wales uk
Date: Sat Sep 26 22:58:57 NZST 2015
| I have an old hand rotary guillotine and a hand STAR roller backer, both need cleanup and bit of work.I have not used them for sometime,I also have a couple of book presses,I will sell the lot,open to reasonable offers, byers collect.|
Date: Tue May 19 04:39:01 NZST 2015
| Booking equipment for sale, Martini book section sewer, Oversewer section sewer, Cleat M80 sewer, Mekatronics rounder & backer, Hand backers,
Pra-Cut m/c , Easymark Hot Foil printer, Mekabind adhesive fan binder and Surface gluers. Email for details. |
||Name: Gill Ash
Country: England/ but equipment is in France
Date: Fri May 8 00:13:43 NZST 2015
| My husband recently died in his house near Limoges France. He was a bookbinder and has left a large amount of equipment, standing press, hand rotary guillotine, wooden book presses, hand tools, finishing stave, blocking press, type chest with many trays of type. plan chest, rolls of cloth and leather etc,etc Is anyone interested?|
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