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Fortuna Skiving Machine

2009.9.1

Historic

1910

New York

New York

United States

North America

Binders working with leather needed to pare down the edges, making them thin enough to neatly fold over the book board and to ensure a smooth pastedown. Originally knives were used for this process, but that is a time consuming process. The skiving machine uses a rotating circular knife to quickly shave the edges of the leather down.

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