TWO HOUSINGS: MODIFYING A STANDARD BOX AND CONSTRUCTING AN OVERSIZE SINK MAT
SOURCES OF MATERIALS FOR MODIFYING A STANDARD BOXStandard print box
Metal Edge West, 2721 E. 45th St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90058, (800) 862-2228Four-ply mat board 100% rag, acid-free museum quality mounting board
University Products, P.O. Box 101, Holyoke, Mass. 01041, (800) 628-1912Heavy Japanese paper (Okawara)
Aiko's Art Materials, 3347 N. Clark, Chicago, Ill. 60657, (312) 404-560020 pt. lignin-free board and Jade 405 PVA
Conservation Resources, 8000-H Forbes Pl., Springfield, Va. 22151, (800) 634-6932
Estimated material cost: $27. The Humanities Research Center purchases many materials in large quantities, a system that reduces the unit price; this estimated cost of one housing is based on our cost.
MATERIALS FOR CONSTRUCTING AN OVERSIZE SINK MATCoroplast corrugated plastic sheets, precut, 4 mil.; 10 pt. lignin-free board or archival cover weight paper; Monsanto acid-free Fome-cor, ⅜ in. thickness; paper backed cotton-linen book cloth; metal album-type screw posts; ⅝ in. linen tape; linen thread; adhesives: poly(vinyl acetate); Rhoplex N-580, wheat starch paste (50:50 mix with PVA); tools: sewing needle, scissors, bone folder, Teflon folder, long metal straightedges, disposable glue rollers and trays (we used small, 4 in. rollers and trays and just let the Rhoplex dry on them; they can be used quite a few times even with this abuse), pressing boards, lead weights, ⅝ in. chisel, electric sander and medium-coarse sandpaper, awl or electric drill and ¼ in. drill bit, Olfa utility knife (this particular knife is very easy to use), vinyl eraser.
SOURCES OF MATERIALS FOR CONSTRUCTING AN OVERSIZE SINK MAT BOXCoroplast 4 mil.
Coroplast Inc., 4501 Spring Valley, Dallas, Tex. 75244, (800) 666-2241
10 pt. lignin-free board
University Products, P.O. Box 101, Holyoke, Mass. 01041, (800) 628-1912Monsanto acid-free Fome-cor ⅜ in. thick
M & M Dist., P.O. Box 727, Freehold, N.J. 07728, (800) 526-2302Mohawk Superfine 80 lb. cover weight paper
Monarch Paper, P.O. Box 18568, Austin, Tex. 78760, (512) 443-7112Cotlin Van Heek Scholco (Half-linen) book cloth
Ecological Fibers, 40 Pioneer Industrial Dr., Lunenburg, Mass. 01462-1699, (508) 537-0003metal screw posts
local hardware store or office supplyOlfa utility knife
Daniel Smith, 4130 First Ave. S., Seattle, Wash. 98134, (800) 426-6740Jade 405 PVA and linen sewing tape
Talas, 213 W. 35th St., New York, N.Y. 10001-1996, (212) 736-7744Rhoplex N-580
Conservation Support Systems, 924 W. Pedregosa St., Santa Barbara, Calif. 93101-4622, (800) 482-6299
Estimated material cost: $100 for each of the housings with two layers of Fome-cor. The Humanities Research Center purchases many materials in large quantities, a system that reduces the unit price. This estimated cost of one housing is based on our cost.
PATRICIA INGRAM received a B.A. in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978. She began her conservation training in the Conservation Department of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center and has worked there as a book conservator since 1990. She enjoys the three-dimensional problem solving associated with housing in general and oversized housing in particular. Address: Conservation Department, HRHRC, University of Texas at Austin, P.O. Drawer 7219, Austin, Texas 78713-7219; firstname.lastname@example.org