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1987: Endowment created the Margaret B. Harrison Preservation Department

Challenge guillotine used for cutting large stacks of paper or books. From Shields Library Preservation Department.

Sewing frame from Margaret Harrison. Used to hold book pages as they are sewn together. From Shields Library Preservation Department.

Kwikprint (circa 1923) from Margaret Harrison. Used for stamping. From Shields Library Preservation Department.

Nipping press from Margaret Harrison. Used for pressing pages into books. From Shields Library Preservation Department.

Type case used to store individual letters and numbers for printing. From Shields Library Preservation Department.

Finishing tools from Margaret Harrison. Used to make decorative or finishing stamps on the binding and pages of books. From Shields Library Preservation Department.

Book cloths from Margaret Harrison. Used for mending books. From Shields Library Preservation Department.

Victorian bookcloths from the 1830s. From Shields Library Preservation Department.

Hickok Board shear from Margaret Harrison. Used to cut heavy boards. From Shields Library Preservation Department.

Sad irons from Margaret Harrison. Used as weights for books being repaired. From Shields Library Preservation Department.

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