Chivers, Cedric ( c 1853-1929 )
A British bookbinder sometimes referred to as the
dean of library binders. Chivers developed a
method of hand oversewing, in which the stitches
pass diagonally through the paper; it is still in
use today and is called the "Chivers method." One
of the major disadvantages of the usual method of
overcasting, or oversewing, groups of individual
leaves which are subsequently to be sewn on tapes
or cords in the usual manner of hand sewing, is
that the book often has a tendency to open up and
become strained between the groups; this occurs
only when the paper is unusually thick. Chivers'
solution was a method by which three holes are
punched in each of the sections in such a manner
that their positioning alternates from section to
section; they are also punched obliquely through
the paper to eliminate strain due to side pull.
Thread passes through and returns in such a manner
that every section is sewn to the next two
sections on each side.
Chivers was also famous for his DURO-FLEXIBLE BINDING
, as well as his VELLUCENT BINDINGS .
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