Preservation Tools of the Trade - Part 2
1. Fillet: A finishing tool used for decorating a book cover.
2. Finishing Press: Used for holding a book while it is being lettered or tooled on the spine
3. General purpose knife (top), cloth-cutting knife (bottom)
4. Needle and thread, awl, beeswax
Tools from the Preservation Unit at Minneapolis Central Library, photographed by Frank Hurley. See more preservation tool photos on the library’s Flickr.