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Subject: Museum Wax

Museum Wax

From: Dee A. Stubbs <dstubbs>
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2003
Vera B. Espinola <icona [at] gte__net> writes:

>I've noticed that museum wax leaves an oily residue if in contact
>with paper and I'd like to try "sticky wax". Where is a source for
>"sticky wax"? I've tried my dentist, but he doesn't have it; I
>called an orthodontist, but they don't have it either.

I have also used orthodontic wax in place of "Museum Wax" to adhere
certain small items to shelves for exhibit. We have an occasional
vibration problem in our main exhibit area. I find the wax comes in
handy for reducing the "rattle" of lids on teapots and so forth in
our ceramics and glass exhibits. I have found no ill effects after
using small quantities of the wax on non-porous materials, and it is
quite inexpensive.

My supplier is:

    Ash Temple Dental Supplies
    P.O. Box 519
    378 Rothesay Avenue
    Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Dee A. Stubbs
The New Brunswick Museum
277 Douglas Avenue,
Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 1E5
Fax: 506-643-2360

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Received on Tuesday, 19 August, 2003

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