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U.S. Congressional Serial Set What It Is and Its History: How the Serial Set is Bound

Step 1

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    Skids of Documents and Reports being held in loose signature form in holding area awaiting instructions for binding.

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    Skids of Documents and Reports being held in loose signature form in holding area awaiting instructions for binding.

Step 2

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    2 1/2 inches of publications (some with pasters) as sent to Bindery to be made into a "Dummy Volume"

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    Same publications, roughly sewn and marked with all sorts of notes, made into "Dummy Volume."

Step 3

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    Gathering and Collating loose signatures according to "Dummy volume"

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    Gathering and Collating loose signatures according to "Dummy volume"

Step 4

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    Spot checking Collation and "tipping in" single sheets to avoid loss prior to sewing.

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    Spot checking Collation and "tipping in" single sheets to avoid loss prior to sewing.

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    Spot checking Collation and "tipping in" single sheets to avoid loss prior to sewing.

Step 5

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    On the way to the Sewing Room

Step 6

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    Volumes being sewn together on oversewing machine.

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    Volumes being sewn together on oversewing machine.

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    Volumes being sewn together on oversewing machine.

Step 7

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    Volumes being nipped, and endsheet folded over.

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    Volumes being nipped, and endsheet folded over.

Step 8

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    Volumes being trimmed.

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    Volumes being trimmed.

Step 9

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    Volumes being Rounded and Backed.

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    Volumes being Rounded and Backed.

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    Volumes being Rounded and Backed.

Step 10

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    Volumes which have been lined and reinforced waiting to be cased-in.

Step 11

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    Stamping covering material for cases.

Step 12

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    Inspecting the stamping.

Step 13

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    Inspecting the stamping.

Step 14

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    Fitting Binders Board to covering material.

Step 15

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    Putting in Rope Heads.

Step 16

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    Turning and fitting material over Binders Board.

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    Turning and fitting material over Binders Board.

Step 17

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    Fitting case to volume.

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    Fitting case to volume.

Step 18

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    Cased-in Volumes being placed between pressboards which have brass beaded edges.

Step 19

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    Cased-in Volumes being placed between pressboards which have brass beaded edges.

Step 20

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    Finished Serial Set Volumes ready for distribution.

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    Finished Serial Set Volumes ready for distribution.

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