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Re: [BKARTS] Silver and Leather?

Dear Katie,

You should not have a problem if you use a good quality vegetable tanned
leather, especially if it is natural, i.e undyed and unfinished (, as some
dyes may be very acidic).  Avoid Chrome tanned leathers, such as those used
for upholstery and clothing.

We have a customer who often sews genuine silver thread into leather.  Their
only stipulation when ordering is that there must be no chrome in the

I hope that this is of some help.

best wishes,


David Lanning
J. Hewit & Sons Ltd.
Mobile: 07947 754842
Voice Mail: +44 (0) 1494 435314

Edinburgh Numbers
Tel: +44 (0) 131 449 2206
Fax: +44 (0) 131 451 5081

----- Original Message -----
From: "Katie Harper" <knharper@xxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 3:05 PM
Subject: [BKARTS] Silver and Leather?

> I have some silver coins and want to make a small case for them. Was
> thinking of using leather for the case, but then it occurred to me that
> leather might not be an ideal storage material for silver. Any thoughts on
> this or advice as to where I might find more information? Thanks.
> Katie Harper
> Ars Brevis Press
> Cincinnati, OH
> 513-233-9588
> http://www.arsbrevispress.com

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