CONSERVATION OF LEATHER AND TEXTILES FROM THE DEFENCE
Kenneth Morris, & Betty L. Seifert
THESE CASE STUDIES and accompanying data represent the results of testing and successful treatments for leather and textile artifacts from the DEFENCE. The use of modified immersion solutions, oxalic acid to reduce metallic encrustations and freeze-drying for textiles are not necessarily solutions for the problems of other underwater sites, as each site varies due to biological and other environmental conditions. Other treatments and procedures related to leather and textiles are still under investigation.
THE AUTHORS would like to thank Mr. Stephen W. Brooke for his assistance in these projects. In addition, the authors gratefully acknowledge major financial support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maine State Historic Preservation Commission.