How do I open a TwinLock Crown binder?
August 3, 2011 8:07 AM Subscribe
I have a TwinLock Crown binder made in the UK dating from 1950. I would very much like to open it, remove the pages, scan them, and replace them. However, although it looks like it can be opened, the binding mechanism is entirely obscured by the binding itself. There is a metal tab at the top near the front, but it doesn't seem to move, and I'm hesitant to put pressure on it since I don't know in what direction that pressure should be applied, and I'd rather leave it closed than break it. How can I do this; is it even possible?
My Google-fu only reveals endless ads for today's version of the product, describing a "lifting bar for easy removal of pages," but I don't know what that means, how it's supposed to work, or if it even applies to my older model. Oh, and there was one other person on another website asking the same question who was told to try a hacksaw.
Any advice, even if it's to just give it up, will be greatly appreciated.