THE CONSERVATION OF WET MEDIEVAL WINDOW GLASS: A TEST USING AN ETHANOL AND ACETONE MIXED SOLVENT SYSTEM
D. R. GRIFFITHS, & A. M. FEUERBACH
1. As the work was done in Britain and funds were limited, industrial methylated spirits (IMS) were in fact used instead of ethanol. IMS is composed primarily of ethanol, and it is not thought that its use made any significant difference to the process. The word “ethanol” has been used in the text in the interests of general comprehension. Pure ethanol can be difficult to obtain or prohibitively expensive because of taxation by national governments.
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DAFYDD GRIFFITHS, B.Sc., Ph.D., has been a lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL), since 1985. He works on the physical and chemical analysis of inorganic materials (particularly ceramics and glass) with a view to understanding the processes of their decay, the technology of their manufacture, and their provenance. He is interested in developing improved methods for conserving the information content of artifacts. Address: Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY, U.K.
ANN FEUERBACH took an M.A. in fine arts before reading for her B.Sc. in archaeological conservation and M.Sc. in archaeometallurgy at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. She is currently reading for a doctorate at UCL on the manufacture and use of crucible steel in Central Asia during the early Islamic period. Address as for Griffiths.