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Works on Paper in the Tropics

From: Pat Gallagher <drrust>
Date: Monday, March 16, 1998
In regard to whether a change in atmospheric pressure could break a
glass case, a big differential in atmospheric pressure, say from
29.80 feet to 30.20 feet would produce a pressure of about 0.25 psi
on glass, or over 300 lbs on a 3-ft x 3-ft light.

In considering the force of atmospheric pressure it is helpful to
remember that the average atmospheric pressure at sea level is equal
to the pressure of a stack of steel four feet high.  That's why
vacuum bagging is such an effective way to apply pressure when
bonding or consolidating items.

P. Gallagher
Materials Preservation
Patrick Gallagher

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