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Repair cloth for album hinges

From: Alan Puglia <alan_puglia>
Date: Friday, June 20, 2003
Elisabeth Carr <e.carr [at] vam__ac__uk> writes

>... I
>am thinking of using aeroplane linen sized with methyl cellulose but
>am unhappy about the colour. ...

I would recommend airplane cotton.  It has the same strong weave as
airplane linen, but the unbleached cotton is much lighter in tone
and easier to color as needed.  I also recommend it because cotton
has a significantly higher fold endurance than linen, a helpful
characteristic for hinges.

Our source in the U.S. is Testfabrics.
<URL:http://www.testfabrics.com> lists a U.K. agent:

    Westlairds Ltd.
    Patrixbourne
    The Green, Datchet
    Slough SL3 9JH
    Berkshire, U.K.
    +44 1753 545726
    Fax: +4 1753 549933
    westlairds [at] westlairds__com

Alan Puglia
Conservator for Houghton Library Collections
Harvard University
Weissman Preservation Center
Holyoke Center 821
Cambridge MA 02138
617-495-7654
Fax: 617-496-8344


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