Superior Bookbinding Equipment
Back in the 1980's Sally Martin and John Mitchell got together to produce a range of traditional wooden book
binding equipment. They didn't produce it for very long, and now this equipment is highly prized for it's quality
of construction & design.
I have no problem prophesying that this book binding equipment will also be remembered for the
same reasons. It is precision built and carries the unconditional guarantee of the makers.
It is made from furniture grade solid beech and is finished to high standards. The medium sized finishing press,
the most popular finishing press, is actually on the large size, and will cope with everything up to a large family
The finely cut threads on the large diameter dowel result in plenty of pressure for even the large books you
I have even used the large finishing press to round and back books, you get more than enough pressure.
Both the large and small sewing frames are a joy to use, careful design has resulted in equipment that is a
pleasure to handle. In particular the parts used to raise and lower the sewing bar have been carefully turned to
fit the hand.
I would have expected this superior quality equipment to be more expensive than the equipment from the
large suppliers, in fact it is around the same price.
If you are from the USA and are concerned about shipping costs, let me say that I have seen testimonials from
people in the USA who say that despite increased delivery costs, this equipment is still better value than
equipment purchased locally. All equipment is sent by secure tracked delivery which has to be signed for on
There are sound reasons why this equipment is in our opinion better than average.
If you would like to know precisely why this bookbinding equipment is superior you can download a .pdf file
which features excerpts of a conversation I had with the makers back when I first came across their equipment.
Please note: The makers of this equipment are also able to produce bespoke bookbinding equipment to your own
specification at similarly low prices.
This equipment is made to order, making & delivery is about 4 weeks within the UK or 5 weeks to
the USA, and yes, it is worth the wait, one customer from America said the equipment was "to die for", (See
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Frames Plough Backing
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