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Subject: Plastic Comb?
Date Posted: 1/27/2010 3:52 AM ET
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Okay.  This is completely inexplicable.  The book type listed?  Plastic Comb.

Date Posted: 1/27/2010 4:38 AM ET
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It seems that there is some mix-up with the ISBN #:

0965307816 is The Home Storage Checklist (Plastic Comb) on Amazon

AND ALSO

0965307816 is The Lord of the Rings(part 2) (The Two Towers, PART 2) (Paperback)

Date Posted: 1/27/2010 7:42 AM ET
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Um, would that be a RWAP because the binding in the system doesn't match the actual binding? 

Date Posted: 1/27/2010 10:13 AM ET
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Could it be someone's trade sized paperback fell apart and they combed it? I have a couple of trade books I ordered years ago that fell apart after reading and I combed them myself. It's not hard if you have the equipment.

They just weren't glued very well. I always planned on keeping them anyway. I'd never post them in that condition though.

But the problem with the ISBN's is not a good sign either. Probably should be reported on the 'Report Suspicious Items Here" thread at the top of this forum. Then they can check it out.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/27/2010 10:13 AM ET
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Plastic comb is a legitimate type of binding, though it sure doesn't make sense to use it on "The Two Towers".

Here's a photo of a book with a plastic comb binding: http://www.amazon.com/Real-Book-II-Eb-Fake/dp/0634060783/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264605176&sr=1-5



Last Edited on: 1/27/10 10:14 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/27/2010 10:46 AM ET
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I've only ever seen it used on ARC's and craft books.  Occassionally for small imprint cookbooks...like your local bowling league cookbook.

Subject: ummmm What is a plastic comb
Date Posted: 1/27/2010 11:10 AM ET
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I have never heard the term plastic comb, except for the type you use to comb your hair with. 

I don't think that is what is being talked about, VBG  So, could someone explain it to me?

Thanks

Janette

Date Posted: 1/27/2010 11:30 AM ET
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My edition of The Joy of Cooking is a comb binding.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Joy-Cooking-Comb-Bound-Revised-Expanded/dp/0452279232/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264609767&sr=1-3

 

ETA:

Here's a short description with pics of the binding type

http://www.4bmartinvest.co.uk/fulfilment/ma-comb_bound.htm



Last Edited on: 1/27/10 11:34 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/27/2010 12:24 PM ET
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I usually envision cookbooks with plastic combs.  I think business reports use them, too.  The plastic comb allows the book to lay flat when opened, but they are a fragile type of putting pages together.

Ruth

Date Posted: 1/27/2010 12:50 PM ET
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Gardening books, science books, cook books, kids books, a few fiction books (usually very small press). Mostly done with non fiction BUT there are some kid books that use it.. It is a form of binding but one I would never choose, they break very easily, they pages can work loose and tear ARGh!
They get sent to me for mending alot and drives me nuts at work..LOL

OH and lots of local history books seem to favor this because they can bind them at Office Depot.

But that two towers book is not plastic comb and could have been added by mistake. Thats a very thick book and would not work.



Last Edited on: 1/27/10 12:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/27/2010 1:26 PM ET
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I have never heard those called "plastic combs" before!   My husband even has a special hole punch

to make the rectangular holes to use those to bind things!

Date Posted: 1/27/2010 2:54 PM ET
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My husband even has a special hole punch to make the rectangular holes to use those to bind things!

They're one of the easier 'do it yourself' publishing tools. I think Office Depot and Staples carries the hole punch and the combs, which you buy in boxes depending on how thick the bound material wil be. Our Walmart even had the combs and punches, ages ago.

They were really useful for the kid's reports, and some of my college reports.

Date Posted: 1/27/2010 3:34 PM ET
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Interesting!  I didn't know that's what that sort of binding was called.