JAIC 2004, Volume 43, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 175 to 184)
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JAIC 2004, Volume 43, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 175 to 184)

A METHOD OF MOUNTING PARCHMENT USING HAIR SILK

MARGARET LAWSON




SOURCES OF MATERIALS

Pin vise and drill bits: Mascot Precision Tools #H812 pin vise drill set (2 collets) and 6 popular steel drills

For catalog: Mascot Precision Tools Division of Grobet File Company of America, Inc. 750 Washington Ave. Carlstadt, N.J. 07072 Purchased from: Pearl Paint 308 Canal St. New York, N.Y. 10013 (212) 431-7932. See additional examples in Micro-Mark catalog.

Linen tape: Neschen Filmoplast SH

Neschen Corporation 2201 Brentwood Rd. Suite 114 Raleigh, N.J. 27604 (919) 876-4198 Fax: (919) 876-9484 Ordered from: United Mfrs. Supplies Inc. 80 Gordon Dr. Syosset, N.Y. 11971 (800) 645-7260

Silk thread (hair silk) 100% silk thread, imported from France, used in textile repair Same thread as that used to weave Crepeline; natural color; 100 gm skeins Available in two-strand and four-strand. (We used two-ply.)

Talas 20 W. 20th St. 6th floor New York, N.Y. 10011 (212) 219-0770 Fax: (212) 219-0735

Needles and weights (wonder weights): from a sewing store or:

Clotilde P.O. Box 7500 Big Sandy, Tex. 75755 (800) 772-2891

Marvelseal 360, an aluminized nylon and polyethylene barrier film

Talas 20 W. 20th St. 6th floor New York, N.Y. 10011 (212) 219-0770 Fax: (212) 219-0735

J-LAR Tape

Talas 20 W. 20th St. 6th floor New York, N.Y. 10011 (212) 219-0770 Fax: (212) 219-0735


AUTHOR INFORMATION

MARGARET LAWSON has been a paper conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since 1981. She has a B.A. in studio art and art history from the College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio, and an M.A. and certificate of advanced study from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta, New York (Cooperstown Graduate Program in the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works). Address: Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10028


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