The Grandin Press was one of my favorite places that we visited. This was Fred and Carolines site to tell us about. This was one of the most sporitual stops for me. I remember giving fred a hug after we left and uncontrollably crying. It made the people in front of me turn around (yes it was andrew) and ask me what my deal was:) There was just something that hit me all at once when Fred was giving us his testimony and how its so easy to fall away from the things we know to be true. It makes me think of how selfish i am when i look at what these saints did for us. It literally gave me goosebumps knowing that the Book of Mormon was "bound" here. The process of how they did it was so greuling and such long and tedious work! I think the convenience factor nowadays is completely taken for grantid. I am grateful for the fact that we are able to purchase this magnificent book at any deseret bookstore:) To think that all this work happened in just 24 months. wow.
Forgive me for i forgot what this machine did... I am pretty sure this is where they were able to put the whole and actualy do the binding of it.
These were the ink markers, they would ink these and then rub them on the paper
here is a copy before the hard covers were placed
This room was where they did all the inking and actually copying the words to the paper. The ink on this wall is original.
this was the translated copy, almost illegible... in this picture there are metal letters that they would make into a word, they would fill this block and then stamp it onto each page... not exactly in the sisters same verbage but still the same outcome:)
The room was barely big enough for about 10 people just to stand, in this picture it shows what it would have looked like during production of the BOM. Good thing there was not very much obesity back in these times.