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Re: [BKARTS] ...... books to be leather-treated



Maybe the rude reception has nothing to do with the product itself.?!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Edward Stansell" <craftbookbinding@xxxxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] ......  books to be leather-treated
Date:         Tue, 31 May 2005 11:48:47 -0700

> 
> T.A.,
> 
> I don't believe that to be the case, that all
> ingredients are divulged. Conservators use products
> regularly without knowing the ingredients. Examples:
> SC6000, Vulpex Soap, PVA, Book cleaning gels, etc.
> 
> Supposing, a treatment involving a single, known
> ingredient were proposed. Would it not still be tested
> to determine if it worked, And if it did work, how
> well. and could it possibly be harmful?  That's all I
> ask. Try it. Test it. Use it or forget it. I'm not
> going to make the formula public domain. If you will
> not give it a chance, it is of no consequence to me. I
> have no need for anyone to purchase my product. I make
> it for my own use. It matters little to me if you do
> or do not have a way of consolidating or preserving
> dry rotted leather; only if I do.
> 
> At one time I might have considered making the formula
> known to anyone who asked, but I have gotten such a
> rude reception from nearly everyone regarding it that
> I would no longer entertain such a notion.
> 
> Regards,
> Ed   bookrestoration.net
> 
> 
> --- Timothy Arthur Brown <t.a.brown@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hello Ed,
> >
> > I'll have to agree with Bill. If the conservation
> > community is to
> > embrace this product as a viable solution for
> > leather treatment, the
> > chemical makeup of your formula will need to be
> > disclosed. Otherwise, no
> > one will be able to vouch for its suitability and
> > stability.
> >
> > T. A. Brown
> > Franconia, New Hampshire USA
> >
> >
> > William Minter wrote:
> >
> > > On May 27, 2005, at 11:15 AM, Edward Stansell
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >> I used what knowledge I possessed of chemistry
> > >> and leather and developed our formula. It has
> > been
> > >> successful in that I have used it successfully as
> > have
> > >> a few others, ever since. Its lack of popularity
> > is
> > >> due only to the lack of marketing. If I had kept
> > it
> > >> entirely secret, only I would know of it. But
> > that
> > >> would not negate the fact that it does indeed
> > work.
> > >>
> > > ******************************
> > > Ed,
> > > But again, you have not provided any information
> > about your product ---
> > > mostly an idea of the ingredients. If you truly
> > have a great product,
> > > many of us do not know about it. Therefore, it is
> > still a "secret" to
> > > "only" you and a few of your customers.
> > > I certainly would be interested in knowing more
> > about your product and
> > > your claims.
> > > Bill Minter
> > >
> > >
> > > William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc.
> > > 4364 Woodbury Pike
> > > Woodbury, PA 16695
> > > 814-793-4020
> > > Fax: 814-793-4045
> > > Email: wminter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >
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