JAIC 1997, Volume 36, Number 3, Article 10 (pp. 269 to 272)
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JAIC 1997, Volume 36, Number 3, Article 10 (pp. 269 to 272)

SMOOTH MOVES: SUGGESTIONS FOR OBJECT TRANSPORT AND STORAGE EQUIPMENT

PAUL S. STORCH




SOURCES OF MATERIALS

Duramold plastic commercial service cart, 24 36 in. Catalog No. # 5Z089

Grainger, 115 State St., St. Paul, Minn. 55107, (612) 292-0311

Hammin Multi-Purpose casters, cushioned rubber wheels. Catalog 100, catalog no. 2502T78 (rigid); 2877T31 (2502T74).

McMaster-Carr Supply Co., P.O. Box 4355, Chicago, Ill. 60680-4355, (630) 833-0300

APA plywood

Available from local lumberyards

Latvian birch is one type that is glued with phenol-formaldehyde resin. Check with the supplier for a definite identification before purchase.Thermogrip EVA hot-glue sticks. Catalog no. 31923201, Black and Decker, Inc.

Available from local hardware suppliers

Polyethylene foam blocks

Available from local plastics and foam suppliers

Volara EVA foam sheeting with acrylic adhesive backing, 54 in. wide, 3/16 in. thick. Catalog 100, catalog no. 8722K63

McMaster-Carr Supply Co., P. O. Box 4355, Chicago, Ill. 60680-4355, (630) 833-0300


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The author would like to thank Frank Paraday and Jay Erikson, MHS Exhibits Department, for the cart and windmill mount designs, respectively; as well as Miranda Martin and Jessica Johnson for their kind encouragement to publish this article in the JAIC.



REFERENCES

Marcon, P. J.1996. Mitigating the effects of shock and vibration. Paper presented at the presession, American Institute for Conservation, 24th Annual Meeting, Norfolk, Virginia. Washington, D.C.: American Institute for Conservation.

Marcon, P. J., and T. J. K.Strang. 1990. Cushion design using the CCI Cushion Design Calculator and PadCAD. CCI Notes. Ottawa: Canadian Conservation Institute. Draft, 1–2.


AUTHOR INFORMATION

PAUL S. STORCH received a B.A. in anthropology and archaeology from Case Western Reserve University in 1978 and an M.A. in anthropology and museum studies with a concentration in archaeological and ethnographic conservation from the George Washington University in 1982. He has worked as an associate conservator of objects at the Materials Conservation Laboratory, Texas Memorial Museum, Austin, and as chief conservator of the South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, where he helped to develop the first conservation program. He is currently the objects conservator and objects lab section head at the Minnesota History Center (MHC), Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul. Besides treatment of the museum and historic sites collections, he is engaged with testing manufactured materials prior to use and with the ongoing electronic environmental data logging of the MHC and several historic sites around the state. He is a Professional Associate of AIC, a past Objects Specialty Group chair, and the editor/publisher of Leather Conservation News. Address: John and Martha Daniels Objects Conservation Laboratory, Minnesota Historical Society, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, Minn. 55102–1906.


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