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Re: [BKARTS] [BOOK_ARTS-L] Antique Photo Album Help



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Steve-  Sounds like a job for airplane linen to me.
  Dorothy Africa

Steveb624@CS.COM wrote:

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> Hi,  I've agreed to help somebody partially save an old antique photo album.
> It's a once beautiful album sitting on top of an old music box stand.  It is
> in horrible shape with the pages completely ripped from the hinges, the paper
> on the pages ripped off, and torn in all the wrong places.  I am NOT going to
> restore this album but I've agreed to help the person get the album so it at
> least holds the pages togather.  I don't think the album is worth a lot of
> money (because of it's condition) but it does have sentimental value to the
> person I'm helping.
> Saying all this, here's my question(s):  Since there's absolutely no cloth or
> any trace of hinges left, I'm going to have to make my own.  What's the best
> way to make a new hinge for an old album?  I'm thinking of using Kinnert as
> the hinge cloth, but do I glue the cloth to the outside of the page?  (The
> original had the cloth on the inside of the paper, but it's so brittle I'll
> never be able to lift it without damage).  The book's so bad, that I have the
> hinge "page stubs" in my left hand, while holding the pages in my right.  Is
> is acceptable to glue cloth to the outside of a page?  Any ideas that anyone
> would have would be greatly appreciated.
> Steve
> p.s.  I love this kind of stuff.  This is why I joined the list several years
> ago.
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