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Re: [BKARTS] Conservation question

In a message dated 10/9/02 3:51:28 PM, JaciSull@AOL.COM writes:

<< A friend has an old  ballot that he is trying to preserve. It is
disintegrating. He said that he had heard that there was a way to back this
with linen to help prreserve it and keep it from crumling further. >>

If you are not sure how to treat the ballot, the easiest, safest and best way
to protect it is to encapsulate it in polyester film (Mylar and now Melinex).
The various suppliers such as Gaylord, University Products, Light
Impressions, have Mylar Sleeves and Envelopes that can be used.
Bill Minter

William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc.
4364 Woodbury Pike
Woodbury, PA   16695
fax 814-793-4045

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