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LONDON : December 15 192
Printing in America.
Mr. George Eaton Hart Continues Impressions of his
Recent Tour of Investigation in the United States.
After dealing with the subject of compos-
ing-room efficiency and indicating points of
American superiority (as reported in last
week's issue), Mr. Hart turned to technical
In regard to the training of apprentices, he
said, the boys are usually bound for five years
on conditions and wages agreed upon by the
unions, and are scaled on a percentage basis
of the men's rates. They are registered on the
books of the unions, and are at all times under
the direction of the foreman, and supervision
of the chairman of the union, in regard to
discipline and the course of instruction given.
They are compelled to attend the school one
half-day per week, in the master's time, and
to attend night school at least one night per
week. At the end of the first year boys are
tested, and if proved unsuitable by examina-
tion within the year, the trade union refuses
to give them an apprentice's card, and Mr.
Hart found that during the previous year, 66
per cent, of the students had been declined by
the union as unsuitable for the trade. The
most important feature of this combined con-
trol is that the right boy is obtained, dis-
cipline is maintained, a practical technical
education is given, and, more important still,
the apprentice is not entitled to the member-
ship of the trade union until he has passed the
final examination of the technical school.
Except for these latter conditions he did not
consider we in England and London have
anything to be ashamed of in regard to our
technical school training. He visited two
schools on the recommendation of the New
York Typothetae secretary : the Co-operative
School at 42nd-street, New York, and the cele-
brated school of Messrs. Donnelly at Lakeside
Press, Chicago. In the former, the Employers'
Associations, the trade unions, and the Guild,
called the Hudson Guild, contribute $10,000
each annually, whilst the Lakeside School,
Chicago, is used entirely for the employees of
Messrs. Donnelly, and is of a most extensive
and practical character, under the control of
that enthusiastic educationist, Mr. E. Sheldon.
The variousStates, too, havediffering methods
of Secondary Education, with a course of in-
struction embracing the elements of any
particular trade, but the somewhat meagre
information obtained rather gave the impres-
sion that, although considerable activity was
being displayed, so far, bearing in mind the
large area of thecountry, the actual centres for
practical training are few and far between,
and quite in the initial stage of development.
The teaching in New York was thoroughly
practical, with a department in charge of a
lady, for giving advanced general education.
There are, however, several important tech-
nical colleges — one of the finest being the
Carnegie Institute at Pittsburg, which is most
complete in its equipment and organisation,,
offering every grade of instruction, including
scholarships for a four years' systematic train-
ing, such as would delight the heart of Mr.
Howard Hazell, although Mr. Hart gathered
that scholarships were not eagerly sought
after by the rank and file, owing to the high
wages paid to apprentices. One of the largest
colleges is in Indianapolis, and is equipped on
a very extensive scale with Linotypes, Inter-
types and Mono, machines. Large numbers
December 15, 1921
of operators graduate through this school,
who, on leaving, pass a test of S.ooo ens per
Prodigious Machine Departments.
Coming to the machine department, said
Mr. Hart, one is amazed at the prodigious
equipments of the great houses of America,
the enormous open floor space (with windows
all around) measuring 200 by 300 feet and 20
to 25 or more floors, and the floors connected
by large passenger and goods lifts of surpris-
g :apacity. The machines form a square
around the floor, the delivery end of the ma-
chine facing the windows, with benches all
around the windows, whereon sheets are
examined, and overlay work is done; the
centre of the room being left vacant for the
storage of reels or flat paper and finished pro-
duct from the presses. In several of the large
houses visited, the machine rooms would ex-
tend over three to four floors, grouped accord-
ing to size and style of work produced. It
was not unusual to find such machines on the
twelfth or eve.11 top floor. In houses like the
rial Prsss, Pictorial Review, Butterick's,
Curtis of Philadelphia, Roebucks of Chicago,
and many others, one was struck with the
number of rotary machines specially built for
particular work. For rotanes you have art
machines running 5,000 to 7,000; two-colour
machines at 6,500; four-colour rotaries, de-
livering either flat or folded, with slip sheet
inserted, and in other cases printed covers
automatically fed, and the whole product
folded and wire stitched at 2,500, although
a:tuallv the latter machines run much faster ;
but the output is reduced by the frequent
stoppages to wash up, and the putting on and
taking off of the rollers For two or four-
colour work the sheet is often delivered in the
flat in order to distribute the colour work
through the text pages. The quality of this
colour work is wonderfully good, but ob-
viously, it cannot equal the slower output of
the two colour Miehle. In fact, only the
special conditions of huge numbers could
justify the use of the rotary principle. The
most striking use of the rotary, however, was
in the production of the huge store catalogues
and telephone registers, consisting of 1,000 to
1,500 pages. In houses like Donnelly's and
Hall's of Chicago, thirty to fifty rotaries are
employed on this work, printing 192 quarto
pages, and delivering in six 32pp. at 6,000 to
8,000 of each section per hour, the run amount-
ing to millions, working day and night, and
Sundays during the busy season.
The principal rotary machines used for the
highest class of colour work are the Cotterell,
Hoe and Goss, as well also for the highest
production on half-tone work. For sheet-fed
rotaries the best was the double-sheet fed
rotary of the United Printing Machine Co.
Perfecting machines are little used, but the
American Miehle, single and two-colour, are
in universal use, although the Premier ma-
chine, manufactured by the Potter Company,
is becoming popular. For small machines
the Kelly Press in a great favourite. The
machines generally are of the latest type, and
old patterns, such as are found in most Eng-
lish offices, do not exist.
Make-ready is done in the usual way by the
overseer marking the sheet, both cut overlay
and chalk process for half-tones being used.
In making register for black, and particularly
for colour, the lining-up machine is in com-
mon use. The Galvani process of electros is
used, and blocks and plates are carefully pre-
pared by what is commonly known here as
"bumping" in the foundry, but which in the
States is claimed as a patent under their
Patent Laws, and called the " McKie Process."
The bumping process, as is well known, is
considerably practised in London and Eng-
land, but is employed in a very clever manner
in the States, where Mr. Hart found that in
the making ready on a four-colour rotary a
saving of time of 25 per cent, was effected. In
the large rotary shops the plates are made
ready on a miniature cylinder, identical with
the press, which takes three plates, where
both under and overlays are put up, thus ma-
terially expediting the starting up of the
machine. By far the largest number of
rotary machines use the continuous set-off,
the "slip tympan " and the Nelson system is
but little favoured. On flat machines the
output generally exceeds ours, and may be
taken at an average of 1,200 auto fed, and
1,100 hand fed, for large-sized sheets, with
comparatively short runs of 10, 20, or 50,000.
Almost invariably, however, flat machines are
fitted with automatic feeding apparatus — the
pile feeder for very long runs, and the Gross
principle for smaller runs. As is well known,
the machine assistant, besides his ordinary
duties as feeder, assists the minder in the
actual make-ready on all machines, thus
materially expediting the starting, and there-
by effecting economy.
Remarkable Warehouse Organisation.
It is, however, in the warehouse department
that one finds the perfection of organisation,
with the use of every conceivable labour-
saving appliance; the absence of any but
actual machine operatives is remarkable, so
much is hand labour displaced by machinery.
The area of the floors is amazing. The work
passes through in a sequence of concurrent
motion, the transference from one process to
another being, where possible, by hand
carriers, or the large three-sided trolley, with
the product so stacked in it that it is ready
for the following process. Thus, flat sheets
come into the room on trolleys, which deliver
to folding machines, and then to the gather-
ing and wiring or complete binder, and from
here to the trimming, and hence to the
despatch on band ca r riers. All shavings from
the cutting machines, the binding, and in-
deed all waste, are sucked away from the
machines, and conveyed to a chamber at the
bottom of the building, where the dust is ex-
tracted, and the waste paper fed into the
baling machine and delivered to the vans
Time did not permit Mr. Hart to mention
December 15, 1921.
more than general particulars, although he
remarked that quite an interesting evening
might be spent in describing the well-known
great American house of the Curtis Company
of Philadelphia, in connection with which
the mode of receiving and handling of paper
alone, this firm must save a fortune compared
to many of the large firms in England. At
Curtis's all the paper is received in reels only,
and cut up for flat when necessary, in a
special department, to the exact sizes re-
quired. The paper is received by motor, and
rolled on to a platform of uniform height to
the motor, and is then rolled to the powerful
lift into a receptacle in the shape of a cradle,
making it easy to roll into, and also to roll
out by a sloping platform to the floor. Here
the end of the reel, carrying particulars of
number and weight, is cut off and filed, the
wrapper slit down and the paper rolled out of
its cover down to the floor level, where it is
stacked by means of the Electric Revolutor
Costing in America.
Although he had left costing to the last, Mr.
Hart said heshould have dealt with thisat the
outset, for the American Costing System is not
only the inspiration and barometer of organi-
sation and equipment, but it is the sheet
anchor of the whole business, be it great or
small. Any printer, he declared, who neglects
this important department is not only un-
faithful to his customer, and a fool to himself,
but oftentimes proves himself dishonest to his
creditors. Nothing convinced him more of
this than the fact, that in America the printer
who uses the Federation Costing System, can
obtain from his banker much better terms of
credit than those unassociated. So highly do
the keen business printers of America esteem
the Costing System, that they refuse member-
ship of the Typothetae to those who will not
Just as their businesses are planned on the
most scientific and progressive methods
mechanically, in the same way their costing
methods are most thorough and practical.
Our English price lists are puny compared to
those issued by the Typothetae, whose lists
embrace almost every conceivable description
of printing, making provision for every detail
of possible variation of an estimate or
charge, and giving printed samples of the
actual job itself. This is contained in a
handsome loose-leaf handbook in leather, con-
sistingof 2ooormore pages with cut-in indices.
Every month the leading printers in Boston
send in an elaborate form, filled up showing
the business done-, and the cost in each de-
partment, and these are compared and dis-
cussed by the executives, and the hour rates
are corrected according to the ascertained
costs. The result is that there is a market
rate of cost which is given as a guide to each
member of the Typothetae. To show the con-
fidence which consumers of printing have in
the system in America, one very large printing
house visited had contracts for printing a
large number of periodicals, when the costs,
as shown by the system, plus an agreed profit,
were accepted as a settlement of the charges.
Further emphasising the importance of an
adequate costing system for every printer, Mr.
Hart claimed that the printer with the cost-
ing system is better able, and consequently
more likely, to treat his customer fairly and
honourably, than the man whose haphazard
methods only enable him to guess at the cost.
His American trip amply confirmed Mr. Hart's
point of view.
After referring briefly to the immense estab-
lishment of the Government Printing Works
at Washington, Mr. Hart tried in a few sen-
tences to draw some conclusions as to the
strong points of American printers. In the
first place, both the directors and the man-
agers are highly skilled, technically, and are
chosen for ability only. Much larger capital
is employed. The bulk of the output is infi-
nitely greater. The organisation and equip-
ment is better, even in modest offices like
Benjamin Franklin's offices at Philadelphia,
which were visited. The American's wider
vision is only exceeded by his enthusiasm,
whilst his enterprise transcends the whole,
and is an eye-opener to the phlegmatic
Britisher. He organises on the grand scale,
both as to buildings, floor space, and equip-
ment, and draws every cent's value out of his
investment. The director of one huge firm
told Mr. Hart that for twenty years the whole
of their surpluses had been applied to exten-
sions ; the business as seen was simply
colossal. This enterprise, too, was further
exemplified in New York, where a syndicate
of printers and allied trades owned and occu-
pied a large building of twenty-one floors —
called the Printing Crafts Building — with a
total floor space of fifteen acres. The pro-
prietor of a large section was Mr. Charles
Francis, who had been a member of the L.S.C.
and had worked at Straker's in Camomile-
street in the '6o's.
In conclusion, Mr. Hart added that every-
where he and his companions were received
with extreme kindness and courtesy.
On the conclusion of Mr. Hart's lecture the
meeting was thrown open for questions and
discussion, Mr. W. Howard Hazell, from the
chair, making a start by some interesting
references to his own American tours, which
enabled him to corroborate some of the points
made by Mr. Hart.
Mr. J. R. Riddell had some comments to
make on technical education in America, and
emphasised especially the stress laid in the
States on care in the selection of boys for
training. He remarked, too, upon the effi-
ciency of the foundry in America, maintain-
ing that the thoroughness of foundry work in
producing plates requiring a minimum of
make-ready was the strongest point in Ameri-
can printing trade organisation.
In answer to Mr. J. VV. Carley, Mr. Hart
said that the ratio of managerial work to
directly productive labour was greater in
America than here. He was struck with the
number of departments over there, each with
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After a number of other questions had been
asked and answered. Mr. T. W. MoAra and
Mr. H. \V. Howes, who were both on the
platform, moved and seconded respectively a
cordial vote of thanks to the lecturer and the
chairman. This was carried with acclama-
tion, and the meeting ended with a brief
response from Mr. Hart.
The plant and machinery of the Clerken-
well Folding Box Co., Ltd., 12, Clerkenwell-
green. came under the hammer last week, Mr.
Edwin YV. Evans, 150, Fleet-street, being the
auctioneer. There was a fair attendance of
buyers, but prices were rather low. A 40-inch
lever millboard cutter, by Leber, brought
£12 ; a 3g-inch rotary cutter, by Furnival.
£14 ; and a nearly new 29^ inch rotary cutter,
by J. Grieg and Sons, £25. A nearly new,
Size II.. No. 29 folding box wire stitching ma-
chine, by Hampson, Bettridge and Co., was
knocked down for £"17 10s. ; a 16 -inch
" Prakma " folding box glueing machine for
£13 ; a similar machine brought the same
price, and a third went for £12 10s., a 12 inch
" Prakma " going for £8 10s. A " Universal "
cutting and creasing press, by the National Ma-
chine Co., ci| by 2'i\ inches inside chase, sold
for £17 10s ; a demy folio Colt's heavy platen
press brought £18, and a crown "Caxton"
platen £40 ; a royal folio " Caxton " went for
£35. A nearly new 38-inch diagonal guillo-
tine paper cutting machine, by Crossland,
went cheap at £60. A skellet folding, glue-
ing, and rolling machine, by M. C. Ritchie,
sold for £"105, a demy folio "Britannia''
platen, by Furnival, for £60; and a demy
folio " Mitre " platen, by Dawson, for £10. A
39^-inch rotary cutting and scoring machine,
by Friedheim, went for £75, and a " Universal "
steel rule bender for £6 15s.
Mr. R. H. Ruddock, of 71, Fleet-street, E.C.,
conducted a sale last week of surplus machi-
nery and plant, disposed of at 27, Camomile-
street, E C , by order of the proprietor, who
had removed to more commodious premises.
Among the prices got were the following:—
A crown "Imperial Albion" proof press, by
Matthews, £q ; a " Universal " stereotyping
machine, fitted for power, with saw and drill-
ing attachments, etc., £5 5s.; a demy folio
" Bremner " platen, £"io 10s. ; a demy folio
"Bremne r " Wharfedale, £"60; a quad demy
Wharfedale, by Furnival, £"12 10s. ; a double
crown " Bremner " cylinder printing machine,
£"19 ; a 32-inch self-clamp guillotine, by Fur-
nival. £26 ; a double demy " Bremner " cylin-
der press, £"65 ; an 8 h p. " National " gas
engine, £5 ; a double crown sectional folding
machine, £"40 ; a 32-inch " Express " guillotine,
by Furnival, £25; a quarto "Monarch"
platen, by Hampson, Bettridge and Co , £16
10s. ; a " Cropperette " platen, £"16 ; a double
royal Wharfedale, by Payne and Sons, £52
10s. ; a crown folio platen, by Cropper, £10 ;
a demy folio, by Cropper, £"14 ; a royal self-
inking "Lightning" proof press, by Soldon,
£"32 10s. ; and a double demy Wharfedale, by
Payne and Sons, for £"i 15.
Important Business at Annual fleeting.
There was a good rally of members at the
annual general meeting of the P. M. and O. A.
held at the "Old Bell," Holborn, on Tuesday
of last week, when the agenda included
several important items of business.
The minutes of the November meeting
having been read and approved, the secretary
mentioned that apologies for unavoidable
absence had been received from Mr. E. H.
Berryman (detained by illness), also from Mr.
G. Phillips and Mr. W. H. Mann.
Mr. W. F. Hill (C. F. Roworth, 88, Fetter-
lane : (overseer— machine), was elected a mem-
ber, and Mr. A. E. Jarvis, in the chair, gave
him a personal welcome into the Association.
Report and Balance-Sheet.
The next business was the consideration of
the twenty-eighth annual report and balance-
sheet (previously circulated to members).
The balance-sheet was taken first and Mr.
Jarvis read the report of the senior auditor,
Mr. Mann, who expressed entire satisfaction
with the accounts and stated that every
assistance had been given for the thorough
scrutiny of books and vouchers. He con-
gratulated the secretaries and the Association
as a whole upon the very business-like way in
which the accounts are kept. The junior
auditor, Mr. H. W. Jackson, was present and
corroborated what Mr. Mann had written.
The adoption of the balance-sheet was
The annual report was then considered.
When the president invited members to find
something to say about it, Mr. S. A. Dawson
proved willing to oblige, and, by a few words
of rather slashing criticism, succeeded in
evoking some lively discussion. His principal
point was a suggestion that the revision-of-
rules committee had not proved efficient. He
also inquired as to the times of committee
meetings and number of evenings occupied
Mr. A. W. Hart reverted to the question of
attendances and wanted to know how much
time a committee member must put in at a
meeting before being allowed to sign the
In the course of discussion personal criti-
cisms were exchanged between several mem-
bers, but the subject was not deemed worthy
of further time being spent upon it, the
president, secretary and others having assured
the meeting that attendances were in general
satisfactory and that members were doing
their best for the Association.
The report was passed unanimously.
The question of the prizes provided by the
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Association for technical students was nex
considered. On the motion of Mr. G.H.T.
Freeman.it was agreed to leave this matter
to be decided by the Council.
New Council and Officers.
Four scrutineers were next selected and
voting papers distributed for the election of
ten members to fill vacancies on the Council.
Mr. Jarvis announced that as a result of the
nominations at the November meeting, the
following were elected unopposed .—Presi-
dent, Mr. S. M. Bateman ; vice president, Mr.
R. H. Berry; treasurer, Mr. C. Durston ;
trustees, Messrs. J. C. Pugh and G.Phillips;
general secretary, Mr. E. W. Whittle ; financial
secretary, Mr. W. H. Gill ; hon. technical
secretary, Mr. H. Blackwell. Mr. Jarvis men-
tioned that this was his last appearance as
president. He thanked members for the
support given him during his term of office
and bespoke the same consideration for his
successor, Mr. S. VI. Bateman. He then shook
hands with Mr. Bateman, welcoming him as
the new president.
Mr. Bateman, having been installed as
chairman, thanked members for the honour
done to him and assured them that he would
do his best for the Association.
Mr. R. H. Berry expressed himself in similar
fashion. Referring to the third pension
effort, entered upon under Mr. Jarvis's leader-
ship, he suggested it would be a fine compli-
ment to the retiring president and a relief to
the incoming officers if the third pension
were completed this year.
Mr. Jarvis read a letter from Mr. Mortimer
warmly thanking the Association for their
cheque for £"200, the second contribution on
the pension account.
Brief speeches followed by others of the
officers elected, including Mr. E. W. Whittle,
Mr. C. Durston, Mr. J. C. Pugh and Mr. W. H.
Presentation to Mr. Jarvis.
A departure from the Association's past
custom was made on this occasion, a presen-
tation being made to the retiring president.
Mr. Bateman, on behalf of the Council, handed
Mr. Jarvis a gold medallion badge of the
Association bearing Mr. Jarvis's name and
years of office engraved on the back. He ex-
pressed the Association's good wishes for the
future, remarking that Mr. Jarvis had won
everybody's respect by the way in which he
had conducted the business of the Association
during his two years as president.
Mr. Jarvis responded, expressing his thanks
and appreciation. Looking to the future he
said he thought the Association was going to
figure much more largely in the affairs of the
trade than in the past. For that reason
modification of their rules might have to be
effected more frequently than at present.
Consideration was next given to a recom-
mendation by the Council : "That a special
delegate meeting be held in February, 1922,
to consider the proposed alteration to
The secretary fully explained the position
with regard to this alteration, the purport of
which is to restrict membership in the Asso-
ciation to actual managers or overseers as
distinguished from working managers or
overseers. He intimated that the Yorkshire
Centre had strongly supported the Parent
Association's proposal, but the other Centres
had rejected it on the ground that the altera-
tion would hinder their extending their mem-
bership. He pointed out the urgency of the
matter in view of their relations with the
Typographical Association, and strongly
opposed the suggestion that the matter be
postponed to the next delegate meeting in
Messrs. Bateman, Pugh, Dawson, Gill,
Burton and Barker took part in a discussion
on this point, all stressing the need for
prompt action in safeguarding the status of
the Association in the manner proposed. It
was pointed out that the proposal was not
retrospective ; present members would not be
The Council's recommendation being put
to the vote, it was adopted unanimously.
Under "General Business" the secretary
proposed a grant from the Benevolent Fund
of £10 to Mrs J. M. Rignall, of Dublin, widow
of a late much respected member. This was
On the proposition of Mr. Dawson, the
Association's best thanks were given to the
retiring members of the Council.
The meeting then resolved itself into a
special general meeting to consider a recom-
mendation by the Council: "To add to
Article 9 of Regulations for Affiliated Centres:
—'On acceptance of a member the nomina-
tion form to be forwarded to the Parent
The advantages of the general secretary
having a complete record of membership were
pointed out, and after a short discussion the
Council's recommendation was unanimously
The meeting closed with the announcement
of the results of the election for Council. The
ten members elected, with votes obtained
were : Messrs. F. W. Hume and A. E. Jarvis. 83
each; R. Condliff,7o; W.H.Mann, 68; J. A. B.
Reed, 65 ; A. W. Paul, 59 ; H. Roberts. 57 ; R
B. Hardie, 57; H. J. Gallon, 56; and R
Si. Bfifle Foundaiion_PrintinQ Scuool
An examination in costing under the
auspices of the Stationers' Company and
Printing Industry Technical Board takes
place at Stationers' Hall at 6.30 on Monday
next, December 19th, when close on 100 can-
didates are due to take the examination.
Enrolments are now being made for the
autumn term of instruction in costing, sales-
manship, offset printing, collotype and print-
ing ink. It is desirable that those wishing to
take up any of these classes should make im-
mediate application to the Principal.
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Starting and Trip Handles. All controls in one place.
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Employers confer with the Typographical
Association representatives to-day (Thursday)
regarding mono caster attendants.
Mr. Frederick James Winkle y, of South-
warkstreet, London Bridge, printer and
stationer, who died on Oct. 17th, left property
of the gross value of £11,366.
A mass for the repose of the soul of the late
Mr. A. Chris. Fowler will be said at 10 o'clock
on Friday morning (Dec. 16th) at St. Marv's
Church, Eldon-street, EC.
We understand negotiations are proceed-
ing between the London Master Printers'
Association and the London Society of Com-
positors in connection with the new lino
We hear that the London Master Printers
Association has asked for a conference with
the London Society of Compositors on the
19th inst. to discuss the proposed reduction of
half-a-crown in wages.
Louis STERCK.aged 42. Belgian, described
as a process operator, Old Compton-street,
W.C.wasat Bow-street on Tuesday remanded
on a provisional extradition warrant charg-
ing him with forging banknotes.
* Printing and bookbinding machinery im-
ported into Canada during the five months
ended August, 1921, was of the value of
£m 2,000, as against £1,522 last year and
£775,000 during the five months of 1919.
Copyright of Designs.— The Federation of
Master Printers is taking legal opinion as to
the best way of protecting the interests of its
members in this matter, which is of special
importance to the lithographic section of the
Our subscribers, Messrs. Laxmichand
Dossabhai and Bros., of Rajkot, India, are
compiling an illustrated volume " The Prince
of Wales and Princes of India," and would be
glad to get in touch with printers in this
country with a view to having the production
carried out here.
A meeting of the committee of the Linotype
Users' Association will be held at 24, Holborn,
on January nth, when the business will be
the winding-up of the affairs of the Linotype
Users' Association with a view to the Asso-
ciation being merged with the Newspaper
Society, as empowered by resolution of the
annual meeting of members on May nth. 192 1
Mrs. Lilian Mary Thring was charged at
Bow-street on Friday in relation to an article
which had appeared in a paper called Out of
Work, of which she was editress. Edward
Froude, printer, Old Kent-road, was sum-
moned in connection with the printing of the
paper. It was alleged that the article was
calculated to cause disaffection among the
police and to induce them to withhold their
services. Mr. Froude was bound over in £50.
Mrs. Thring was fined £10, and given 21 days
in which to pay.
Messrs. Jas. Todd and Son are to build a
new printing works in Sunderland.
Mr. John W. Coghlan, journalist, of Man-
chester, died on Thursday last, aged 52.
Last week saw the appearance of No 1 of
the Steering Wheel, a fortnightly journal for
The late Mr. William Henry Poole, of Stam-
ford, editor of the Lincoln, Rutland and Stam-
ford Mercury for 28 years, left £791.
The Rochdale Branch of the Typographical
Association are giving their superannuated
members 10s. each as a Christmas Box.
The death took place at his residence in
Queen-street, Bridgend, on Sunday, of Mr.
R. H. Dyer, printer, at the age of 73.
Mr. W. M. Bamford, editor of the Co-opera-
tive News and of other periodicals of the co-
operative movement, died on Tuesday.
The Spanish Carlist newspaper El Correo
Espanol, which, during the war, was one of
the most pronounced pro-German organs in
Spain, has ceased publication.
Alderman Lambert Fletcher, of Wal-
mersley-road, Bury, letterpress printer, the
oldest member of the Town Council, and for
several years mayor, left £7,050.
Fleet-street journalists and representa-
tives of the printing trade attended a
memorial service to the late Sir Arthur Pear-
son at St. Clement Danes on Tuesday.
The proprietorsof the publication Piccadilly,
Messrs. Hogg and Knight, Ltd., 49, Strand,
London, last week, successfully sued a Leam-
ington firm of furnishers for £39 6s. being the
cost of making and supplying seven printing
Messrs. Hill, Siffken and Co., Ltd., in-
form us that in the recent competitions at the
Printing Exhibition held in April-May last,
the judges have awarded them the Gold
Medal for their exhibit of pictorial posters,
this being the second occasion upon which
they have gained the Gold Medal for posters
Messrs. Langley and Sons, Ltd., of the
Euston Press, N-.W.i. send us a copy of an in-
teresting new booklet they have issued,
giving reproductions of some of the posters
they exhibited at the last Internationa)
Printing Trades Exhibition. At the same
time they inform us that they have just re-
ceived an intimation that we have again
been awarded the Gold Medal for this Exhi-
Books for Latvia.— Writing from the Man-
sion House, Sir John Baddeley appeals for
standard works in our language— disused
school books, scientific, engineering, and
other professional works— for which their
owners no longer have any use He thus
hopes to be able to make a New Year gift to
Latvia of at least 50,000 volumes. Gifts
should be sent to Sir Alfred T. Davies, K.B.E.,
C.B., care of The Consul-General for Latvia,
329, Holborn, London, W.C.i.
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December 15. 1921
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Cheques and Post Office Orders made payable to—
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1921.
The Approach of Christmas.
Although Christmas is so close upon us,
it has to be reported, we fear, that the marked
improvement of trade which the season should
bring has not materialised to anything like
the extent hoped for. Certain firms have
experienced a rush of orders, and there has
doubtless been some general improvement in
the trade, but the old-style Christmas boom,
in which all capacities of the industry were
strained to the utmost and practically all the
■unemployed absorbed, has failed to make its
With the holidays at hand, the employers'
■associations and the trade unions are notify-
ing theirmembersasto thearrangementsmade
therefor by national agreement. Under the
terms of the Hours and Holidays' Agreement,
December 26th and 27th, which are to be
observed as Bank Holidays, should be re-
garded as recognised holidays for the printing
trade. The following decision arrived at by
the Hours and Holidays Committee on July
22nd last, regarding payment for Bank Holi-
days, is applicable to the Christmas holidays
where short time is operative: "In the case
of any employees who are working short time,
payment for Bank Holidays shall be one-sixth
of the weekly wages earned taking the aver-
age of the four weeks immediately prior to
the holiday. Payment shall be made at full
rate if full time is resumed in the week in
which the Bank Holiday occurs." Attention
is also drawn to the clause in the agreement
which states that "the closing down on the
day preceding or following a recognised
holiday shall be a matter for mutual agree-
ment in each establishment," and any exten-
sion of the holiday should be decided upon
in accordance with this clause. The term
" mutual agreement " means that the deci-
sion to extend the holiday should be approved
by a majority of the employees.
* • . •
From all accounts greater interest is being
taken in the new export credits scheme by
merchants and manufacturers and it is stated
that applications for large amounts have
been made to the Department of Overseas
Trade. The interest displayed by manufac-
turers has been marked, as hitherto the bulk
of our export trade has been conducted
through merchant houses. Negotiations are
in progress which are expected to lead to a
great deal of fresh business.
Mr. Charles Higham, M.P., is one of those
to whom a Knighthood has been granted on
the termination of the post-war work of the
Ministry of Transport, in recognition of ser-
Mr. Higham, who is head of the well-known
firm of advertising agents, Charles F.
Higham, Ltd., entered Fleet-street 15 years
ago as manager to Messrs. W. H. Smith and
Sons' Advertising Agency, and two years later
started in business for himself.
Mr. R. B. Fishenden, M.Sc.Tech., has been
lecturing to Cambridge printers on the sub-
ject of " Simplicity and Progress in Commer-
cial Printing." A report is unavoidably held
over to next week.
Mr. W. Warren, general secretary of the
National Society of Electrotypers and
Stereotypers delivered an address on the ap-
prenticeship question at the monthly meeting
of the Electrotypers and Stereotypers Mana-
gers and Overseers Association on Tuesday
Fourth Bohemian Concert.
Success attended the bohemian concert
with which the Association of Master
Printers of the Central London Districts
opened their winter session on Wednesday
of last week. Mr. J. D. McAra, F.C.I.S., the
president, was in the chair, supported by the
vice-chairman, Mr. Oscar C. Griffith, and the
committee, whilst the Association's energetic
hon. secretary, Mr. W. H. Burchell, was very
much to the fore supervising everything and
helping to make the visitors feel at home.
There was an excellent attendance, the audi-
ence including a good proportion of ladies.
Many well-known central London printers
were present, and one noticed also visitors
from other associations, and several repre-
sentatives of 24 Holborn.
The chairman opened the proceedings with
a short speech, in the course of which he made
the audience cordially welcome, and referred
with satisfaction to the fact that the concert
synchronised with the reaching of a settlement
in Ireland which would result, it was hoped,
in an increase in that security and stability
now so much desired.
L.M.P. A. President's Speech.
Mr. R. A. Austen Leigh was present and
during an interval of the concert programme
was asked to address the gathering, which he
accordingly did in a short humorous speech.
Referring to the indeterminate nature of the
"turn" required of him, he remarked that
though his speech immediately followedsome
imitations of cries heard in the Zoo, he was
not going to provide imitations of master
printers at a general meeting, or anything of
that sort. (Laughter.) After expressing won-
derment at the multiplicity of Mr. Burchell's
activities, including his efforts toward the
reduction of the postal rates, he went on to
indicate some of the many calls made upon
the time and energies of an L.M.P. A. presi-
dent, and he intimated that it would be with
some relief that he would shortly be handing
over the presidency to his successor.
Limitations of space forbid a detailed re-
view of the concert programme, but the many
items rendered by Mr. Claude Chandler's
party provided an entertainment which was
evidently enjoyed very thoroughly. Perhaps
the item that evoked the loudest applause was
one of Mr. Chandler's own contributions, a
clever ventriloquial sketch, but the whole
concert was a good one. It included songs
by Miss Una Worth, and Miss Jennifer Gwyn;
Mr. Noel Pherns showed himself a gifted
comedian, and Mr. Lawrence Jackson proved
an able pianist; whilst baritone songs by
Mr. David Openshaw gained well-deserved
applause. A very varied programme was
brought to a bright conclusion by a burlesque
of a Shakespearean scene in which Miss Gwyn
and Messrs. Chandler, Pherns and Openshaw
"Natsopa" Ballot Invalid.— The ballot,
which took place in May last, on the question
of imposing a levj' of from bd. to 4s. on
members of the National Society of Operative
Printers and Assistants, was declared invalid
in the Chancery Division on Wednesday of
last week. The action was brought at the
instance of certain members who declared
that the ballot was not taken in accordance
with the rules of the society. Mr. Justice
Sargant said it was held by the plaintiffs
that the executive council had no right to re-
submit immediately a question that had
already been decided. That objection, his
lordship said, was unsustainable. The
officials of the society were satisfied that the
position of the society was critical, and it
was their duty to call the attention anew to
the position of affairs. One objection, how-
ever, must prevail. It was quite clear that
the rules were violated, because the scrutiny
was made by a series of individuals who had
no right to act in that capacity. As a result,
plaintiffs were not bound to pay the levy
authorised by that ballot as a condition of
their retaining their membership or receiving
the benefits of the society. Defendants must
pay costs of the action.
Whether the L.S.C. general secretary, Mr.
T. E. Naylor is or is not, for the time being, to
carry M.P. after his name is expected to be
known by the time this issue is in the readers'
hands. A manifesto in support of Mr. Naylor
has been issued by the General Council of the
Trade UnionCongress.the National Executive
of the Labour Party, and the Parliamentary
Labour Party. The manifesto says : " Mr.
Naylor's whole public life proves him to be
exactly what he declares himself to be— a
Labour man who has at heart the best
interests and welfare of all who work by hand
The Association of Correctors of the Press
having come to the conclusion that printers'
readers are not eligible under the Unemploy-
ment Insurance Act, is instructing its mem-
bers to discontinue contributions. The
Association proposes to establish a scheme of
We understand that no agreement has been
reached after a conference in London between
representatives of the Federation of Master
Printers and the Typographical Association
on the question of the enforcement of a fort-
night's notice being given individually by
employers before wages could be reduced in
accordance with the national agreement.
The London offices of the T.A. have
been removed to 60, Doughty-street, W.C.i,
the headquarters of the Printing and Kin-
dred Trades Federation. Mr. F. Duckett has
been elected secretarv in place of Mr. J. A.
The North Wales and Border Counties
Group of the T.A. is organising a Christmas
Prize Draw in aid of the funds of the Group.
member 15, 1921.
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CURRENT SHARE PRICES.
Amalgamated Press, 5, : „, 5,',.., Pref., 15s. (jd. ;
ted Newspapers. 6rd., 7 p.c. Cum..
id.. Pref.. 14s. 3d.; Jos. Byrom. us. 6d.,
12s. 3d.; Daily Mirror Newspapers, 8 p.c.
Cum. Pref.. 18s. ; Thomas De la Rue, 8 p.c.
Conv. 1st Mt. Deb. Stock (iss. at 98. £50 pd.),
: II ford, 17s.: Lamson Paragon. 15s..
10 p.c. Cum. Pref.. f.p., 21s. o,d., 21s. 3d., (ditto
paid up by instalments). 21s. 4§d. ; Lanston
Monotype Corporation, 10s. 9d.. us.; Lino-
type A Deb., 5ii B Deb., 52J; Edward Lloyd,
Pref.. 16s. 6d. ; Chas. Morgan. 7s.; George
Newnes, 13s. 3d., Pref., 12s. 3d.; Odham's Press,
9s. 6d.. S p.c. Cum. Pref., 15s. 6d., 15s. 3d.;
Sunday Pictorial Newspapers. Pref., 16s. 6d.,
16s. i^d. ; Raphael Tuck, 16s. 6d.. Pref., bos.;
Wall-Paper Manufacturers. 10s. 6d., Def.. 4s.,
Pref.. 12s. ; Warrillows. 21s. 6d.. 21s. io|d. ;
Waterlow and Sons Del., 14I, 14]^ Prefd.,8],' ;
Weldon's, 33s. 3d.. Pref., 15s. 6d. ; Winter-
bottom Book Cloth. 13. 13^.
DIVIDENDS AND REPORTS.
Argus Printing Co.— Accounts to October
31st, 1921, show net profit, after providing
for debenture interest, depreciation, etc., of
£9,113, making available, with £"10,102
brought forward, £19,215. Further divi-
dend of 7 per cent., making 10 per cent.,
carrying £9,477 forward.
Amalgamated Press. -Report of Amal-
gamated Press for the year ended Oct. 31st,
1921, shows profits, after writing off deprecia-
tion of plant and buildings, etc., of £368,206.
Directors recommend final dividend of 5s. a
share on Ordinary, free of tax. In view of
abnormal conditions and very high cost of
buildings and plant directors have considered
it necessary to write off a considerable
amount of cost of new building and plant.
"Times" Publishing Co.— Accounts of
Publishing Co. for year ended June
30th, 1921, show, after including credit for
taxes recoverable and £23,890 brought for-
ward, an available balance of £38,617; from
this must be deducted preference dividend
''paid in September last), leaving balance of
£22,617 to be carried forward.
Lady's Pictorial. — Accounts of Lady's
Pictorial and Sporting and Dramatic Pub-
lishing Co. to September 30th, 1921, show
loss of £817. After providing for directors'
fees, etc., and including £1,000 estimated sur-
plus of reserve for doubtful debts, £1,428
brought forward and £3,000 transferred from
reserve, there is available £4,603. Directors
propose dividend at rate of 5 per cent, per
annum on preference shares for half-year to
March 31st. Investments have been written
down to approximate market value and de-
preciation, £9,000, has been charged to reserve.
R. L. Beall and Sons (Newcastle-upon-
Tyne), Ltd.— Capital £2,000 in £1 shares.
To take over the business of printers carried
on at 42, Trafalgar-street, Newcastle on-
Tyne, as " R. L. Beall and Sons," and to carry
on the business of booksellers, stationers,
account book manufacturers, paper manufac-
turers, tag and label manufacturers, paper bag
makers, etc. Private company. Directors:
R. L. Beall, J. L. Beall and C. L. Beall.
Registered office, 42, Trafalgar-street, New-
Lancaster Press, Ltd.— Capital £i,oco
in £5 shares. To take over the business of
printers, stationers, etc., carried on by S. J. M.
Pratt and A. A. Applegate, at White Horse-
street, Fakenham, Norfolk, as the " Lancaster
Press." Privatecompany. Directors : S. J. M.
Pratt, A. A. Applegate and Mrs. K. Pratt.
Belman and Son, Ltd.— Capital £1,000 in
£1 shares. General stationers, general mer-
chants, etc. Private company. First direc-
tors: Mrs. E. Belman, A. Belman S. Belman
and H. S. Girvan. Registered office. 252,
West George-street, Glasgow.
A. C. Normington, Ltd.— Capital £1,000
in £1 shares. To undertake and transact
insurance and other agency business, to carry
on business as printers, stationers, company
promoters, financiers, etc. Private company.
Directors: A. C. Normington and G. R.
Fowler. Registered office, 17, Gracechurch-
New Chromatic Programme Co., Ltd.—
Capital £500 in £5 shares. To acquire the
rights of publication and to print "The
Chromatic Programme of London Amuse-
ments." Private company. First directors:
G. M. Williams, H. W. Hyde and W. K.
December 15, 1921.
Stretch. Registered office, 10S, Long acre,
School Government Publishing Co., Ltd.
(London). — Capital £1,000 in £1 shares.
Newspaper proprietors, publishers, printers,
etc. Private company. Subscribers: W. F.
Cornish and A. Darby. First directors by sub-
Theosophical Publishing House, Ltd.-
Registered December 6th as a company
limited by guarantee, without share capital.
Proprietors and publishers of newspapers,
journals, magazines, etc. The directors shall
be the general secretaries of the Theosophical
Society in England and Wales, in Scotland
and in Ireland, the first being: Major D. G.
Pole. Mrs. J. R. Bindley and P. L. Pielou.
Registered office, 9, St. Martin-street, W.C.2.
Fleet Advertising Co., Ltd. — Capital
£1,000 in £1 shares. Private company. First
directors: E. C. Wood. W. H. Skinner, W. E.
Doluake, W. Stockwell, W. F. Skinner and S.
Barnard. Registered office, 34. New Kent-
COMPANY MORTGAGES AND
Fresh Obligations registered pursuant to Section 93 of th e
Companies' ( consolidation) Act, I 908, and Satisfactions re-
gistered pursuant to Section «7 of the same Act. (The re-
gistration of Satisfactions is not compulsory).
Premier Printing Co. (Brighouse), Ltd.—
Satisfaction in full on November 28th. 1921,
of mortgage dated March 28th, 1916, securing
Hewitt and Rudge, Ltd. (Printers).— Mort-
gage dated November 24th, 1921, to secure
£604 3s. 4d., charged on certain land and pre-
mises in Whitley Bay. Holders: North
ShieldsStandard Permanent Building Society.
National Labour Press, Ltd. (Manchester).
—Satisfaction in full on October 10th, 1919, of
debenture and covenant dated September 13th,
1918, securing £1,250.
National Labour Press, Ltd. — Mortgage
dated December 1st, 1921, to secure £1,500,
charged on 17, Albion-street, Leicester.
Holders : Leicester Co-operative Society.
Copeland-Chatterson Co , Ltd. (Manu-
facturers of perpetual ledgers, manifold billing
systems, binders, etc.). — Deposit on November
19th, 1921, of deeds of Dudbridge Lewers
Mills, near Stroud, Glos., and freehold land
adjoining, to secure all moneys due or to become
due from company to Lloyds Bank not ex-
Fleet Journals. Ltd. (London).— Debenture
dated October 27th, 1921, to secure £300,
charged on the company's undertaking and
property, present and future, including un-
called capital. Holder: T. Malcolmson,
" Powerscourt," Redhill, Surrey.
Eburite Paper Co. (191Q), Ltd. (Padding-
ton, W.).— Particulars of £20.000 debentures
authorised November 9th, 1921 ; present issue
£3,000; charged on the company's undertak-
ing and property, present and future, includ-
ing uncalled capital.
Mr. Charles Bussey.
Mr. Charles Bussey, the esteemed repre-
sentative of the Grout Engraving Co., Ltd.,
whose death we announced last week, came
of an old journalistic family, being the
youngest son of the late Harry Findlater
Bussey, "the father of Fleet-street," author
of " Fifty Years of Journalism,'" etc., and one
of the five famous brothers, whose work in
the Reporters' Gallery of the House of
Commons was so well known in the
"eighties." Charles was apprenticed to a
lithographic artist, and at the age of 21
took charge of the art department in one of
the largest printing firms in Manchester. He
practised line engraving before photography
was generally used, drawing his own illus-
trations on paper, transferring them by a
hand press to zinc, and often drawing direct
on to the metal when working for the news-
paper press. He contributed illustrations to
the Manchester Guardian, the Manchester
Evening News, and the Sunday Chronicle,
and all tne journals of the Hulton group,
also for most of the other Lancashire week-
lies. He had been " on the road " for over 20
years, and found his early training in art of
immense value in preparing designs, "lay
outs," and suggestions for his customers. His
association with the Grout company had been
most happy and great regret is expressed at
his sudden demise.
Mr, Henry Reeves.
The town of Andover, Hampshire, was-
poorer by the death, on December 5th, of
Mr. Henry Reeves. The deceased gentleman,
who had reached the age of 77 years, was
apprenticed in 1858 to the Andover Standard
Printing Co., Ltd., with which firm he was
continuously identified for a period of 63.
years, occupying the position of printer. Mr.
Reeves was not only a keen craftsman during
all those years of service, but built up for
himself a reputation among his fellows for
sterling ability and character. The funeral,
which took place on Saturday at the Andover
Cemetery, was attended by a large assembly
of friends, and there were many floral tributes.
fir. George Robb.
Mr. George Robb, master printer and
lithographer, of Aberdeen, died on Thursday
last from heart failure, at the age of 76. Mr.
Robb was formerly foreman in Messrs. Mac-
niven and Cameron's lithographic establish-
ment at Edinburgh. In 1867 he commenced
business as a lithographer in Aberdeen, and
gradually built upasubstantial business. On
the occasion of the jubilee of his business in
1917 he was entertained by the master printers
of Aberdeen, and presented with handsome
gifts. His son, Mr. A. B. Robb, solicitor, is the
Town Clerk of Portsoy.
ECEMBER 15, I921.
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Bindery Costing : A Call for Education.
It will be remembered that the writer of our
bookbinding " Notes and News " made further
reference to the time docket last month, when
the Federation of Master Printers came in for
some criticism from his pen on account of the
silence which has apparently been allowed to
descend upon the subject of the bookbinders'
docket. These strictures received further
emphasis through our correspondence last
week, Mr. H. Vick, of Manchester having
written to register his protest against the
alleged negligence of the Federation officials
in allowing this urgent matter to be side-
Some Healthy Impatience.
As a rule, it is best for all concerned that
anything in the nature of a trade grievance
should be given frank and open expression,
and certainly it is a healthy sign that we
should have people of standing in the trade
expressing themselves so strongly on the need
for the general adoption of the binder's
docket, and the harm that is done by delay in
the introduction of this reform. The allega-
tion of apathy on the part of the Federation
officials is. however, another matter, and our
own feeling is— though no word of protest
has reached us on the subject— that the criti-
cism put forward is hardly fair. We take it
that the Federation of Master Printers, which
has among those at its head several of our
most eager exponents of scientific cost-find-
ing, is very much alive to the need for accurate
costs data from the binding department, as
from every other section of a business. During
the past few months, however, the air has
been full of the wages dispute, and not only
have the foremost advocates of bindery cost-
ing been largely occupied therewith, but the
atmosphere of a wages struggle is surely the
least satisfactory one in which to attempt a
forward movement in the direction of the
overcoming of old-standing prejudices and
the closer co operation of workpeople with
employers. Moreover, is it wise to try to
force this question in any way while there are
large numbers of employees— and, we fear, a
certain proportion of employers as well— who
have not yet realised the present-day necessity
for scientific cost finding ?
Progress Being Made.
But though no very tangible advance can
be announced at the moment, we believe the
costing authorities are by no means trying to
shelve the question of the binders' docket, but
that they are relying rather upon educative
than upon legislative action as promising a
happy issue out of the present difficulty,
Meanwhile continual, if gradual, progress is
being made in the right direction. It is clear
that the inevitability of exact costing is now
being increasingly recognised on every hand.
A notable feature of Mr. George Eaton Hart's
review of American printing, reported on
another page of this issue, is his emphasis
upon the detailed cost-finding insisted upon
in the States, and his assurance that more
thorough costing goes hand in hand with in-
creased efficiency. A most encouraging sign
of progress on this side of the Atlantic is the
recent action of our Joint Industrial Council
in giving its sanction to the Federation Cost-
ing System. Employers and trade unionists
having both accepted the principle of exact
cost-finding, its application to all depart-
ments of production is surely only a matter
of time. With a little more experience of its
working, and education as to its necessity, the
bindery docket will be freed from the preju-
dice which in some minds suggests imprac-
ticability in its use or detriment to work-
people through its misapplication.
Educate ! Educate!
The great need of the moment in regard to
scientific cost-finding is education, and parti-
cularly education of the worker. Recent ex-
periments in the direction of organising joint
costing meetings for employers and employed
have given most promising results. Much
could be done, too, by individual employers
if they would find means to inform their
workpeople of the necessity— in justice to
customers, employees, and employer alike —
that exact data of the cost of every job should
be obtainable. Let those who realise the
value of accurate cost-finding lose no oppor-
tunity of spreading the knowledge of the sub-
ject throughout every section of the trade.
Scientific costing fo. bookbinders as well as
for printers is a cause that is assured of even-
tual victory ; the achievement of that victory
will be hastened by every effort put forward
to assist the educative process.
Mr. F. O. Roberts, M.P., the representa-
tive of the T.A. in Parliament, is making an
appeal throughout the trade for the poor of
West Bromwich, his constituency.
December 15, 1921
Binding Notes and News.
The Docket Situation.
Mr. Vick need not apologise for pursuing
the binders' docket subject to further lengths
considering the service that he is rendering to
an important branch of the industry. It is
due to the efforts of such as he that progress
is made possible. In this particular problem
it is incredible that we should have reached
an impasse such as we appear to have come
up against. The whole position is so con-
fusing and contradictory owing to the vagaries
that exist. Yet there they are and it remains
for Mr. Vick, Mr. Harraway and a tew others
to press for a clearer and more cohesive policy
in regard to this particular issue.
Dullness of Trade.
The binding industry is still in the throes
of the slump, with small prospect of early im-
provement. Normally at this season of the
year an amount of overtime is being worked,
but instead of that short time is now the rule.
On every hand one hears of staffs growing
smaller and smaller, and still the hours of
work have to be curtailed. The large users
of books appear to have no requirements at
all, and the evidence all round points to stocks
bought in more prosperous days, which still
remain to be worked off. All hopes are
centred on the coming of the New Year, and
there is a feeling that conditions will then
improve. Our own opinion is that though
trade may turn a little in the right direction
there can be no return to normal business
until the international situation rights itself.
The number of books used up and required
depends entirely upon the volume of general
trade in the country, and as our trade is
mainly dependent upon exports it follows
that our prosperity is bound up with that of
the world generally. The demand for ledgers
and account books will increase when our
engineers are sending engines and machines
to Russia and when our cotton goods are
being despatched to India and the East.
Meantime the need for goodwill and realisa-
tion of each other's difficulties, between Union
and Federation members is greater than ever.
The burden of depression is weighted equally
in each pannier, and the load will appear so
much lighter by recognition of the fact.
The Materials fTarket.
The market for bookbinding materials has
not undergone any drastic change of late.
Leathers remain at the prices which have
ruled for several months past, the following
representing average figures : — Glazed skivers,
5d. to yd. per square foot ; embossed skivers,
6d. to 8d. per square foot ; glazed basils, 7d.to
iod. ; roller basils, 6£d. to 8d. ; fair basils, 8£d.
to 1 id.; rough sheep, 8d. and Qd. per foot;
fleshes, 7d. ; rough morocco, iod. to is.; rough
calf, is. 2d. to is. 6d.; fair calf, is.6d. to is.od.;
pigskins, is. 6d. to 2s. 3d.; anglo's, is. Qd. to
2s. 3d. ; goats, 2s. to 2s. 6d.
The tanners and leather merchants are
making up special parcels of skins at clear-
ance prices prior to stocktaking and some
very useful bargains are to be picked up at
the moment. Red glazed basils for quarter
binding are on offer at 5d. per foot, and good,
clear skins for best work at 8^d. per foot.
Well selected roller basils are offered at 7^d.
per square foot, and clearance skivers at 4^d.
to 5^d. in a series of colours and designs. Un-
doubtedly to the house which can afford it
the present is a good time to buy leather
against probable requirements. The improved
demand in the boot trade is said to be exer-
cising an influence on the price of hides for
bookbinding purposes, particularly, of course,
anglos and calfs. A steady demand would no
doubt eventually harden the market but up to
now that effect has not been felt.
J. Hewitt and Sons, of Edinburgh, are
demonstrating some office books and furni-
ture, covered or upholstered in pigskin,
morocco and calf leather which has seen 20 to
40 years' service. We are told that despite
the long record of continuous use, the material
is very little the worse for wear. If all modern
leathers could offer the same prospect the
bookbinder would lose a lot of repair work in
the next twenty years. That is one way of
looking at it, though it doesn't reflect much
Adheslves, Cloths, Qold and Boards.
Glues, bookcloths, calicoes and fabrics
generally remain unaltered in price. There
has been a reduction in " Rex " diy paste and
to the user who can place ton contracts there
is a very considerable advantage to be gained.
Gold leaf is a little easier and ample stocks
are available in this country. A reduction in
the price of book edge locks and fittings is
announced, and makers are badly in need of
orders. Millboards are down in price, but the
best machine and hand-made boards are still
three to four times their pre- u ar price. Dutch
strawboards are quoted £8 10s. per ton, 8 to
16 oz. basis, with usual extras. Supplies are
gradually being reduced and a hardening
movement would not be altogether un-
The editor of the Allahabad Independent,
who, with a number of other Nationalists,
was recently arrested, has been sentenced to
18 months' simple imprisonment, with a fine
of 2,000 rupees, and an additional three
months' in default, for publishing an article
advocating recruiting for the Congress Vol-
unteers ; and also to a further six months'
simple imprisonment and 1,000 rupees, and
three months' in default, for being a member
of the Congress Volunteers.
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December 15, 1921.
TRADES OVERSEERS' ASSOCIATION.
There was a good muster of members at the
monthly meeting of the Association held on
the 6th inst.. at the headquarters, St. Bride
institute, bride-lane. E.G. 4. the president (Mr.
A. W. Hart) occupying the chair and the vice-
president (Mr. H. Milton) supporting. Most
of the evening's proceedings were occupied
bv an interesting lantern lecture given by Mr.
G. W. Riley (H.M. Stationery Office), on a
• Swiss Tour." This was the second lecture
given by Mr. Riley on this subject, and like the
first, was greatly appreciated by the members.
The minutes of the previous meeting were
read and confirmed, and the correspondence
submitted included a letter from Mr. E. A.
Clifford, hon. solicitor of the Association,
who wrote regretting his inability to address
the members that night as promised owing to
his having important provincial business in
Mr. Boyce, of Henry Boyceand Co., printers'
•engineers, was next elected to honorary mem-
The two auditors elected for the ensuing
year were Messrs. E. W. Tuff and W. T.
Mr. Riley's lecture, illustrated mostly from
photographs of his own taking, was listened
to with very great attention. Staiting from
Zermatt he threw on to thescreen some of the
giant mountains of snow in the Bernese Ober-
land, and in vivid language described the
wonderful scenes witnessed on the summits at
sunrise and sunset. Interesting, too, were
views of the Valley of the Grindelwald and
of the Wetterhorn from the top. The conquest
of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and
his party of intrepid Alpine climbers, and the
fate which befel Lord Alfred Douglas were
graphically described and depicted. Mr.
Riley, in concluding, spoke of the principal
characteristics of the Swiss people, of whom
he had the very highest opinion.
A vote of thanks to Mr. Riley, moved by the
president and seconded by Mr. A. G. Aves,
was heartily endorsed.
Mr. Geo. A. Eden, the general secretary,
took the opportunity of tendering seasonal
greetings to the members, it being the last
occasion in which he would be able to do so
in his present capacity.
The following matches were played on
Saturday and resulted as shown : —
Printers' Football League.
Co-Operative Printing Society, 7 ; Oyez, 4.
Amalgamated Press, 5 ; King's Printers, o.
Armoury, 5 ; Falcon, 3. St. Clements Press,
4 ; Britannia, o.
Annuaire de L'Imprimerie. par Arnold
Muller— 1921-1922. Paris: Arnold Muller,
79, rue Dareau. Prix, 6 francs.
We have received a copy of this well-known
annual, now in its 32nd year, and can again
commend it to all interested in the printing
trade of France. The new edition has been
revised up-to-date and will be found a most
useful work of reference, containing as it does
a mass of trade information, technical, legal
and historic, with directories of trade firms in
France, the French colonies, Luxembourg,
Belgium and Switzerland. The volume runs
to about 450 pages, 6| in. by 4! in., and is ser-
viceably covered in cloth boards.
" Winter's Pie," the Christmas number of
" Printers' Pie," makes an excellent show this
year, the contributors including W. Pett
Ridge, VVm. Le Queux, Keble Howard and
Geo. R. Sims, while there are numerous
black-and white and colour illustrations, re-
producing pictures by H. M. Bateman, Starr
Wood, W. Heath Robinson, Will Owen and
other well-known artists. This publication
is issued by the " Pie Publications, Ltd." The
whole of the £"10,000 5 per cent, preference
shares in the company are held by the trustees
of the " Printers' Pie Trust," for the benefit
of the Printers' Pension, Almshouse and Orphan
Asylum Corporation ; the Newspaper Press
Fund ; the Royal Literary Fund : the Book-
sellers' Provident Institution ; the Newsven-
dors' Benevolent and Provident Institution ;
and the Artists' General Benevolent Insti-
Printing Book Covers.— The question of
printing versus blocking of book covers, to
which we devoted an article recently, has
again led to a dispute at the house of Burrup,
Mathieson and Sprague, Ltd., and on Tuesday
morning a conference was held on the firm's
premises attended by representatives of the
platen minders and bookbinders' unions and
of the Federation of Master Printers and the
firm. We understand that Mr. W. G. Little,
for the Federation, stressed the view that a
dispute between two unions as to a demarca-
tion of work should not be allowed to penal-
ise the employer, and in the end it was agreed
that the woik of printing covers on platen
machines should continue while the matter is
considered by the London Printing and Kin-
dred Trades Federation, whose conclusions
will later be submitted to the Federation of
Sir A. Pearson and the Blind.— The tragic
death of Sir Arthur Pearsun last Friday, by
slipping in his bath, removes one whose early
journalistic successes in periodical publishing
constitute one of the romances of the profes-
sion, and whose later extensive activities as
newspaper proprietor are well known.
December 15, 1921.
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Mr. E. A. Dawe Continues to Spread
Mi. Edward A. Pa we, of H.M. Stationery
Office, is doing good service alike to the
printer and the papermaker in the addresses
which he delivers from time to time hefore
gatherings of master printers on the subject of
paper. On the 6th inst.. at the Battersea
Public Library, he attended a meeting of the
South-West London Master Printers' Associa-
tion, and spoke on "The Printer and His
He began by observing that there were
many things the printer had to learn about
paper. Those who only dealt with paper
forgot that the printer was going to handle
it. and those who were only concerned with
print forgot that the paper had to be made.
Mr. Dawe proceeded to emphasise how essen-
tial paper was. Whereas there were many
ways of printing, there was, to all intents
and purposes, only one material on which
they could print, and that was paper.
Fiom a century-old book, "Johnson's
Typographia,'* the lecturer quoted a severe
criticism of British paper. Why did the
printer always complain about paper? The
answer was simply because he did not know.
Mr. Dawe then took his hearers for a short
"canter" over the papermaking processes,
both hand-made and machine, explaining
also the meaning of the various finishes.
Some of the troubles attributed to paper,
he pointed out, were the fault of the printers
themselves, and often arose from the condi-
tions under which the paper was stored. Mr.
Dawe mentioned the case of a large printing
works in London where the stock room for
the paper was open to the weather. When
paper went to gd. a lb. for rubbish everyone
took great care of it, but when it was cheap
the printers seemed to think it did not require
any attention. Mr. Dawe wished to empha-
sise that when printers bought paper they
should look after it properly. If it was care-
fully stored it would remain unchanged for a
very long time, but if they were careless with
it, even the best of papers would suffer.
Mr. Dawe showed how expensive it was to
allow employees to get over their paper diffi-
culties as best they could, whereas a great
deal of valuable time might be saved if a
specialist was consulted, and of these special-
ists there were many who could provide cures
for paper ailments.
Mr. Dawe went on to deal with the various
troubles which printers meet with in regard
to register, cockling, electricity, and so on,
and gave some useful hints on each phase of
the subject. He particularly emphasised the
necessity for maintaining an even tempera-
ture and moisture conditions in the printing
room. With a high temperature the moisture
was driven out of the paper, and the paper
contracted, and when the moisture content
of the room was raised the paper absorbed it
and expanded. From such variations register
Lithographic printing introduced another
factor, because they printed on a damp stone,
and the early impressions took up a certain
amount of moisture, with resulting expansion
and further trouble. Paper did not contract
and expand always at the same rate, because,
with every expansion, it would contract less,
so that they would get register troubles con-
tinuously unless the atmosphere of the print-
ing works was controlled. Colour troubles
in art paper were due to some extent to the
papermaker, but it was difficult to get at the
bottom of these, because they did not usually
come to the notice of the printer until after
the work was done.
In three-colour work there was sometimes
trouble with thecolour not coming down pro-
perly, but that was the printers' job, the ink.
requiring only a little modification in order
to alter the colour value. Cockling was also
another result of undue expansion. The
paper being dried hard, only the outside edges
had been able to take up moisture from the
atmosphere. To check cockling, if the paper
was new, the paper should be exposed to the
air fairly well ; but if the cockling was fixed
in the paper, Mr. Dawe was afraid there was-
no cure. With regard to the electricity in
paper, the speaker remarked that while it was-
a real trouble, in time it would disappear ; it
generally arose in new paper.
Mr. Dawe mentioned some of the curious
effects which had arisen from unsuitable store
room conditions. In one instance, yellow
paper which developed black edges was found
to have been stored near a drain which had
given off gases, thus changing the colour
round the edges. In another case, boards
which refused to register the second colour
properly, were found to have been placed near
a radiator in the stock room, which the
specialist, on being called in, pointed out was-
scarcely the way to treat boards. In another
case the fault of the paper, which picked
terribly, was due to a broken window expos-
ing the paper to the damp atmosphere out-
In the course of a discussion which followed
Mr. Maynard referred to the practice of damp-
ing paper before printing, and mentioned
that he had seen excellent results arising,
Mr. Spring said printers had been told that
papermakers had overcome the necessity for
damping. He did not think they found any
pr inter to-day who damped the paper and the re-
sults weresatisfactory. He wenton torefertothe
different bulking qualities of paper, new paper
not bulking to the same extent as that which
had been in stock for some time. With regard
to art paper, Mr. Spring said he should like to
discover how they could get over the pin
pricks which appeared under the blocks, and
expressed the hope that some day they would
overcome the defects arising from blue inks.
Answering a question by the president (Mr.
J. D. Wise) as to whether it was possible to
get paper with the same finish on both sides,
Mr. Dawe replied that the nearest approach
to that would be a water finish imitation art,
December 15, 1921
in which the impression of the wire was very
nearly removed. As to a test for esparto
papers, Mr. Dawe said a 5 per cent, solution
of aniline sulphate, if it failed to produce a
pink effect upon the paper, showed there was
no esparto in it.
Mr. Simnett described how his firm had
overcome their paper troubles by maintain-
ing a steady temperature in the works all the
week round. Since they had introduced cen-
tral heating they never had to complain once
of bad register or anything else if the paper
had been in stock for some time. The only
difficulty arose with a new parcel of paper
direct from the mill which it was found neces-
sary to put on the machine straight away.
The speaker mentioned the advantage de-
rived irom- opening out the paper and inter-
leaving it with rough casement paper as soon
as it was received. This overcame the troubles
arising from stretching and so on, and in a
couple of days the paper was fit to handle on
Mr. Tacey mentioned that a complaint
with regard to black spots appearing on
exercise books which had been supplied to
a school was traced to the satchels used by
the scholars, small particles of the American
cloth settling on the paper. The speaker men-
tioned the importance of studying paper from
the technical point of view.
A cordial vote of thanks was passed to Mr.
Dawe for his address, and in his response he
called the attention of master printers to the
new paper trade customs which would come
into operation on January 1st.
Norwegian Paper Market.
The paper market in Norway, says Farmand,
shows slight symptoms of a greater activity*
but prices rule unchanged. It is, however,
hoped that better conditions are slowly draw-
ing near, or at least that the turnover is going
to increase. All depends on the state of the
exchange value. The last fluctuations have
been very harmful to the producers, who, at
best, only get their costs of production
covered; at worst, they must sell with losses.
Re The British Waste Paper and Paper
A sitting of the London Bankruptcy Court
was held on December 7th, before Mr. Regis-
trar Mellor, for the public examination of
Mrs. Mary Maud Austin, who carried on busi-
ness under the above style at 42 -4, Manchester-
road, Notting-hill, W. The debtor filed her
own petition on August 20th and has lodged
accounts showing liabilities £992 against
assets valued at £500, consisting of stock-in-
trade, machinery fixtures and fittings. Reply-
ing to Mr. W. P. Bowyer, senior official re-
ceiver, the debtor stated that under the will of
her late brother, she in July, 1920, received
£"2,746, of which £"1,551 was used in the above
business. In October, 1920, she became the
tenant of 42 and 44, Manchester-road, and
there commenced as a waste paper merchant,
the business being managed by one of her
sons, who had for twelve years previously
been employed by a firm of waste paper mer-
chants. Shortly after the business was opened
a depression followed by a heavy fall in prices
occurred in the trade, and in consequence the
business was crippled, and sales could only be
effected at a sacrifice. Owing to subsequent
pressure by creditors and to an execution
having been levied at the premises, witness
filed her own petition. She attributed her in-
solvency to loss in trading through the afore-
said depression and heavy fall in prices, and
to heavy expenses in connection with a motor
lorry which was represented to be in good
running order when bought, but proved to be
defective, with the result that a considerable
expense was incurred for cartage. The
examination was concluded.
Messrs. Thomas and Green, Ltd., in spite
of trade depression, have produced striking
new colours in various grades of papers—
three in the 288 tinted s.c. series, two in card
index board, and four in banks and bonds.
The wide range of tints is unique, and this
enterprise is reaping its reward, even in these
Patent Lithographic and Offset Ink for Working without Dampers.
"DRYLJO" means increased production; greater brilliancy
of colour : large saving in cost of moleskin ; life of printing
plate more than doubled; mid smaller consumption of ink.
B. WINSTONE & SONS, Limited,
100/101, SHOE LANE, LONDON, E.C.4.
_ BMXBtiaHOmi «
1840 - 1921.
FOR OVER 80 YEARS.
11, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, E.C.4.
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LIVERPOOL: 35. Atherton Street.
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PRACTICAL MACHINES CO.,
Wsrks: 42a, DENMARK HILL, CAMBERWELL, LONDON. S.E.5.
Offices : ' Avenue Chambers," 4, Vernon Place, London, W.C.
Telephones i BRIXTON 1714.— CITY 1831.
BINDERS TO THE PRINTING TRADE.
PRINTERS who have the facilities for folding, sewing and
casing up, con be supplied with cases made in Leather,
Rexine, Pluviusin, Imitation Leather, Cloth, or any other
material. Mocked or embossed in Gold, Imitation Cold. White or
Coloured Foil Leaf, ink in any colours.
Our staff consists of more than 300 capable workers, provided
with the most up-to-date machinery.
ill bt pleased to submit samples for Trade Catalogues, etc.
THE FISHER BOOKBINDING CO. (1912), LTD.,
St. Ann's Works, Heme Hill, London, S.E.24.
.< ALIBUR, HERNE, LONDON " Telephone- BRIXTON !680 *L
December 15, 1921.
ST. BRIDE'S HOUSE,
SALISBURY SOUARE, FLEET STREET, E.C.4.
THOMAS brown, D . VAN HUIDEN.
English Gold Leaf
Bookbinders' Sundries, etc.
Brown and White Blocking Powde^.
Gold Skewings and Rubbers Bought.
BEST PRICES GIVEN.
7, ALBION STREET, MANCHESTER
Leather and Millboard.
Photographic & Fine Art Papers.
General Advertising Agency.
WOOLGAR & ROBERTS,
12-14, Red Lion Court, LONDON, E.C.
INFORMATION on a t n h y e ££? at
All orders executed by a thorough practical
Staff. Editors are specially invited to give
this Agency a trial. Terms on application.
Rates i £3 per annum (62 insertions)
for each card of 2 lines or under : each
additional line JE1 6s. per annum extra.
W. and C. B. SHERIDAN CO.. Ltd., 63, Hatton-
garden. E C.l. Sole Vendors of the Shendan
Bookbinding and Leather Embossing Machines,
including Perfect Binders, Wrappering Machines.
Case Makers, Paper ('utters, Embossiug Presses,
Rundling Presses, Gathering Machines, Die Tutting
Presses, and all styles of Bookbinding Machines.
Also the Burton Peerless Rotary Perforator, the
Dexter Foldiug Machines and Automatic Feeders
for all classes of work, the Doxter Combination
Wire Stitcher and Feeder, the Jacques Shears and
Paper-Box Machinery, the Kast Insetting, Cover-
ing and Wire Stitching Machine, etc.
BOOK-SEWING, STITCHING . Etc., MACHIN E S.
SMYTH-HORNE, Ltd., 1-3, Baldwin's-place, Bald-
wins-gardens, Gray's-inn-road, E.C.I. "Smyth"
Book-Sewing Machines, built in 6 styles, 8 sizes,
for Letterpress and Stationery Books. Over 3,000
sold; Chambers' line of Book-Folding Machines,
witli King Continuous Feeders; Seybold's New
■■Davtou" Paper Cuttiug Machines; New Three-
Knife Book and Pamphlet rriuimiugMachint-s, Em-
bossers, etc.; Anderson's Rapid Folding Machines.
"DURABLE" PRINTING ROLLERS.
'THE DURABLE" PRINTERS' ROLLER CO., Ltd.
Charles-street, Hatton-garden, London, E.C.
Manager, E. L. Marler.
BENTLEY & JACKSON, Ltd., Lodge Bank Works
PAPER MOUNTERS AND LINERS.
W. MORGAN & SON, Therparch Place, Wandsworth
PRESERVED PASTE FOR PRINTERS and
LONDON PASTE CO., Arlington-street Works, New
North-road, London, N.
PRINTERS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES.
WILLIAMS, LEA & CO., Ltd., Clifton House, Wor-
ship-street, E.C. French, Russian, Italian,
Hebrew, and all foreign languages
SIDEROGRAPHIC ENGRAVERS and PRINTERS to
PERKINS. BACON & CO.. Ltd., Sonthwark-
bridge-buildings, S.E.I. Plate Engraving and
Printing, Die Press, Rotary Offset Machining,
and all Company documents.
MILES & CO., 44, Houndsgate, Nottingham
Manufacturers of Typecasting Machines (latest
improved models), Moulds and Matrices for un-
rubbed work, all Tools and Gauges used in Type-
fnnnding, Engravers and Cntters of Oriental
Matrices, etc Manager Charles A. Wood.
Photo Etchers Artists and
Three Colour. Estabdi882.
Pro cessjrvJ Phone io86gom»i
>o,Farwngdon Sr London, EC.
Send -for Specimens and Price
THE OLDEST TRADE PROTECTION OFFICE IN THE
(W. R. PERRY, LTD.),
12, Coleman Street, London, E.C. 2.
Status Inquiries made as to the position and standing of
Traders and others.
PERRY'S GAZETTE and LIST OF CREDITORS
are Published weekly, and are invaluable to every one in
DEBTS RECOVERED and PAID OVER PROMPTLY.
Particular attention is called to the fact that this is the only
TRADE PROTECTION SOCIETY that possess at its offices
in London Registers containing full Bankruptcy and other
Registered Information, together with Status Information
FOR THE WHOLE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS.
TERMS from £1 Is. upwards, according to requirements.
PROSPECTUS and further particulars on application to
the above offices.
BUMSTED & CHANDLER, Ltd.
Cannock Chase Foundry, HEDNESFORD, Stall.
December 15, 1921.
One inch in column ; 52 insertions. £13
lOs.: 26 insertions. £.7 5s.: 13 insertions.
£3 17s. 6d. Proportionate rates for 2 ins
T. J. HUNT, Ltd., The Factory,
17 A 1B PARADISE STREET. B.C.
Mafkiat Holer, Account Book ManoUetorer
TO THE TRADE.
S LONDON ADDREDRER,
MieKles for Colour Work
Automatic Platens tor High-class Job Printing
The Monotype for Fine Type-setting
WILL HELP YOU IN A RUSH!
Monotype and Machining
up to Quad Demy Miehle.
LANGLEY & SONS, Ltd., Euston Press.
6 & 8, Euston Buildings, N.W.I.
If interested send for our New Catalogue
with current retail prices, post free.
Pneumatic Rubber Stamp Co., Ltd.
1 BUCK'S PATENT ,
18b,Qocenhithe, Upper Thames St.. London. E.C. 4
FREDK. HEYWOOD, Jr.
PRINTERS' ROLLER CASTER
Br MODERN GATLING PLANT.
I 23, HONEY STREET, MANCHESTER,
26a, CLAYPIT LANE, LEEDS.
COLOUR PRINTING to the TRADE
BETTER, QUICKER and CHEAPER
than can usually be obtained.
Litho'd Posters, 64 by 44 in one Sheet.
Design made, drawn and proved, and printed
complete or any part of it.
Transparencies and Transfers.
either for advertising or decoration.
Showcards, Labels, Wrappers, &c.
Publishers of Chromo Almanacs and Art
Card Calendars.Date Blocks, and Monthly
Leaflets— Large Variety, Choice Designs.
Catalogues on application.
Estimates or Information Freely Supplied.
TAYLOR BR0S., T o h rou T r r p^nter S Leeds.
BEST VALUE Sk0W 'MOD PROFITS
1?aphoe/TucktSonsA td , PapW. House lonoos
rated Catalogue Post Free on Application
For Best Quality Printing
I N KS at Reasonable Prices
The London Printing Ink Co , Ltd.,
IO, Camomile St. Bishopsgate, E.C. 3.
Telephoae: 193 AVENUE.
Tha Handy and Sura Lays.
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th« eaaala all trat aad saoara asd in partial
«au all tras RRd iRHRra asd ir pi
vagiRtRr wit* tha fern, and 4t it futctli
This is Megill's FLEX-
IBLE STEEL GAUGE
PIN. Used as side
gauge, gripper may come
down upon both it and
Fr»m fur Fnrnithtrt »r Htadqmarttri:
EDWARD L. MILL, 80, DlRRoSt., ItwTork, M.S.*.
The Orieinsl Inventor and Manufacturer.
Many stylet. Hit Signature and Trade Mark on packet*
denote genaineaeii . Established 1870. R«f — N annua-
Park Ban*, of New York, haying Foreign Conretpon-ieDt.
WE ARE THE SOLE MANUFACTURERS OF
Fibrette and Clothette
THE BEST LEATHER & IMITATION
For Fancy Goods and Popular Novel Binding.
Made to Match Any Colour or Grain.
GARWOOD & MUDDIMAN, Ltd.,
77, QUEEN VICTORIA STREET,
LONDON, E.C. 4.
GRAINING AND LINEN-FACING A SPECIALITY
TO THE PRINTING TRADE.
For Particulars and Prices Ring—
Tel. Address : Vindico (Cent.), London.
ECEMBF.R 15, 1921.
Printed and Published by W. John Stonhill and Fredrrick Gilms, at 58, Shoe Lane, Charterhouse
Street (near Hrlborn Viadoct), London, E.C.4.— December 15, 1921.