Adding paper guards

Paper ‘guards’ were then added - a guard being an additional strip of paper attached to the long 'spine side' edge of a leaf.

  • To provide increased flexibility of the individual plates when turned
  • To allow sections to be made. These provide the basis of a new flexible sewing structure
  • To reduce the risk of future damage to the plates


Original tightly sewn plates

New flexible opening

Paper guard visible on left of plate