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Cleaning, washing and flattening-2

FLOOD DAMAGE DOCUMENTS      Documents damaged in floods and with deposits of mud are washed in thermostatically controlled stainless-steel sinks containing a mixture of water and 0.05 per cent PREVENTOL as a fungicide. The solution is kept at approximately 400 C. The sheets are washed on floating wooden boards held still by stainless-steel angle irons, […]

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Cleaning, washing and flattening-1

Introduction      A document which has accumulated a lot of dust, has pencil marks or is otherwise soiled, spotted or stained, and is folded, requires cleaning, washing and flattening.      Techniques for the purpose require a good knowledge of the constituent materials of the document, together with common sense.  Before applying them, the restorer should […]

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