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Subject: Leather

Leather

From: William Minter <wmntr>
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2003
Bill Wiebold <wieboldstudio [at] netscape__net> writes

>Does anyone know where one can purchase very thin leather for the
>restoration of leather clad Daguerreotype and portrait miniature
>frame cases. The leather is almost paper thin.

Unfortunately, most paper-thin leather has very little strength.
Many book conservators these days are using Japanese papers for
rehinging some leather covers. For a Daguerreotype case, Japanese
paper might be the best and strongest material to use. For
additional strength, you might use a fine cotton muslin covered with
the Japanese paper. This material can be textured and also colored
to match the original.

Bill Minter
William Minter Bookbinding and Conservation, Inc.
Woodbury, PA
814-793-4020
Fax: 814-793-4045


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