Portrait of Alderman Cedric Chivers (1854-1929)
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Portrait of Alderman Cedric Chivers (1854-1929)

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Introduced a new system for bookbinding known as oversewing in which he patented in 1904. Opened operation in Bath and in New York City and by 1908 his American business had served up to five hundred libraries in the United States. By the 1930s oversewing was the standard practice for libraries.

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Portraits - Chivers, Cedric

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Bath Central Library

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