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Subject: AMW oversewing machine

AMW oversewing machine

From: Owen Bradford <owen.bradford>
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 1994
For general periodical binding we use an AMW oversewer which has given
sterling service over the years. Does anyone else use this machine? If
so have you had any problems with it or any tips to pass on in the way
of modifications? Who supplies your needles/punches and spare parts? (is
it easy to order directly from the factory).

I ask these questions as one of our main castings (the yoke) on the
machine recently broke leaving us with the choice of a hefty bill to
repair the part, or an even heftier bill for replacing the broken part
with a new one.

I stress that the machine has given good service over the years but some
parts are also starting to wear and I would like to find a more direct
(cheaper?) supplier of these parts than using the current English
importer. (for those who don't know the machine was made by AMW Corp.,
Arlington, Mass.)

Any experiences shared will be greatly received, thanks.

Mr Owen Bradford
Deputy Manager
Bindery and Conservation Workshop
The Robinson Library
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Owen.Bradford [at] newcastle__ac__uk
+44 091-222-7663
Fax: +44 091-222-6235

                   Conservation DistList Instance 8:5
                   Distributed: Friday, July 1, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-8-5-005
Received on Wednesday, 29 June, 1994

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