From Sulby Auto-Minabinda to Hand Sewn

I recall recording a few colophon quibbles with the folding and binding information in a book issued by Coach House Press.

Its pages were folded on a Baumfolder, gathered by hand, bound on a Sulby Auto-Minabinda and trimmed on a Polar single-knife cutter.
I thought such a statement was an ironic inflection of technicity. I have since looked for images of the machinery, even located a few videos. I was prompted by the colophon found in the publications of Short Stack Editions.
Many copies of this edition were hand sewn with baker's twine by participants of YAI, a network of agencies that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find work opportunities and receive job training. Learn more at

Sewn by : [name signed]
Having wrapped an elastic round a perfect binding rendered useless by dried glue and a crumbling spine, lends a greater appreciation for all the paper products that I handle whether bound, folded, clipped or stapled. Celebrate the technicians and their merry ways at the Waysgoose: they work hard to keep it together. In this vocation they are bound.

And so for day 1440