John Jacques

The new John Jacques shear arrived last night. Paul and Dustin, of Bindery Tools, LLC, came in last night. They were nice enough to take their time on the road so that I could put Felix to bed before the ruckus. Once they arrived and saw the stairs, they decided to take the machine apart outside to get it in and reassemble.

It is a 33″ John Jacques metal top shear from the 1800′s, painted blue, just like in my dreams. John Jacques and Sons used to be a Worcester, MA company, so this little machine really did make it closer to home.

Paul and Dustin also brought a nice chunk of lead they had poured for me in an aluminum pie dish. Very sweet.

For anyone looking for binding equipment, look toward the guys at Bindery Tools. They are a fantastic resource and quite helpful. I just wish I had met them a few years ago. I’m glad I finally did this past fall during the GBW Standards!

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  1. Don Floyd
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 11:38 AM | Permalink

    Hello Sonya!

    I thought you told me you would never Guilitine a book.

    I am feeling better but stll walk with a lot of pain. Hope to get the book we talked about to you toward the end of next week.

    Don Floyd

    • Posted December 2, 2011 at 8:13 PM | Permalink

      Don-I look forward to seeing the book, and am glad you are starting to feel better. I hope your recovery is quick!
      As for the new addition, it is a board shear, not a guillotine. It is used to cut boards and papers and such, but not assembled text blocks. I don’t own a guillotine, and I prefer not to use them. I do have a plough, but try to use it as seldom as possible.