Looking for those inkless, perforating library stamps.
December 2, 2013 1:34 PM Subscribe
Sometimes, one of the first pages of a library book will bear an identifying stamp made of perforations punched through by a special tool. This practice seems to have disappeared, and Googling for it has only frustrated me. What is the tool called and where can I find one?
posted by viewofdelft to Grab Bag (10 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I've never seen the tool in question but I can infer that it is shaped like a stapler or a notary sealer, with a block of needles or nails arranged into a pattern on one side, and a block of corresponding holes on the other.
And, in case I need to DIY it, can anybody link to an image of the tool itself, or of a page in a book that has been perforated by one?