CONSERVATION OF A FAN
SANDRA GREENWALD VIERRA, & BETHUNE GIBSON
6 REASSEMBLY OF UNITS
The two panels were glued to the frame edges with polyvinyl acetate emulsion, Talas R-1317. The braid was attached to the edge using nylon thread for additional strength. The stitch was loose enough so that the material would not be cut by the nylon, which was unlikely in any case because of the layers of new silk and crepeline at the rim. The edges of the braid were lightly glued to the panels with R-131 so that they would lie flat.
The completed fan was then joined to the handle and packaged for storage. The blade of the fan was enclosed in a 4 mil polyethylene bag, then in an envelope of medium weight white paper board for further protection. The handle was encased in a tube of polyethylene of the same weight.