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Re: stinky stuff

Hi Cathy, Everyone--
I have done just as you recommend, pouring off my working supply into a jar
that's clean and air tight. My main supply has remained "untouched by human
hands" so to speak, or brush, so it's unlikely that it became contaminated
in that way. But thanks for mentioning proper handling. It's always good to
be reminded of correct working methods.
Warmest wishes
Diane in San Diego

-----Original Message-----
From: Cathy Atwood <catwood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Monday, August 24, 1998 6:07 AM
Subject: Re: stinky stuff

>PVA, methyl cellulose, and starch pastes can all mold.  No one has
>this recently, so let's talk about working procedure.  You should have your
>stock of adhesive (of whatever sort) and remove the working supply from the
>stock.  Do not dip a brush or a finger into the main supply.  Likewise,
>don't return "leftover" adhesive to the main supply. Careful procedure
>should cut down on contamination and on mold growth, no matter what your
>weather is.
>Cathy Atwood
>Local Records Program, Missouri Secretary of State

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