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Re: Repair <- vs -> conserve, a new thread.....

>Sue Dunlap wrote:
>>If this is an unethical way of doing this, please let me know.
>>I am in the process of starting my own book repair business.  My
>>first customer is my church, which wants their hymnals fixed.
>Yes, I think it's unethical. First of all. if you are starting a
>repair business why don't you focus on old cars or worn
>washing-machines ? That's what a repair man (woman) does: repair
>broken machinery. You take out the worn/broken part, look in our
>repertorium, and order a new part and install it...
>But, this has nothing to do with restoration or conservation.
>So, if you ask for a price for "repairing" a "church book" I would
>suggest $ 1,95 (all in)......
>Cor Knops.

Oh, come on.  Was this response necessary?  Some of us who read this list
are most definitely interested in the repair of books.  We might "take out
a worn/broken" cover and install a new one.  Perhaps if she had phrased it
"conserve a hymnal" you might not have taken such offense.

BTW, 2 questions:

1.  If you have it in for book repair, why do you work at "Conservation and
Restoration of Books and Paper"?, and

2.  What have you got against "church books"?



Dan Warren

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