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Re: best archival adhesive

Thats why most paste recepies recommend Topane rather than Thymol,
Besides, Thymol melts parchment.


Jon Farley

On Mon, 31 Mar 1997, Cathy Atwood wrote:

> Thymol was used in the past to kill mold (like a moldy book or records would
> go in a thymol chamber).  But thymol fumes off so that there is no residual
> effect--one reason that thymol chambers are no longer used.  Wouldn't the
> same thing happen with thymol in paste?  Is thymol really staying around to
> deter bugs or to prevent anything in the pasted paper?
> Cathy Atwood
> Local Records Program, Missouri Secretary of State

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