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Dust cloths

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Monday, December 2, 1991
Conservation Materials offers a dust cloth called Dust Bunny,
manufactured by Leap Frog Technologies that works in a different manner
from ordinary treated dust cloths.  A CM blurb describes the cloth
(which is their Catalog No. 2150-001):

    a very good electrical insulator and thus holds an exceptionally
    high static electric charge generated during the wiping motion.  It
    is this charge which attracts the dust particles. Attraction alone
    is not sufficient to make the Dust Bunny work.  You must also retain
    the dust particle and prevent its redeposition onto the surface of
    the artifact.  Dust Bunny cloths have a surface area of nearly
    50,000 square feet per pound.  Further, as the static charge is
    developed during wiping, each fiber repels its neighbors and tries
    to stand alone, making a cloth surface full of channels and tunnels
    ideal for trapping tiny particles.  Dust Bunny cloths are free of
    all chemicals, lint free, washable and reusable.  Each cloth is 17"
    square and pure white in color.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:30
                 Distributed: Monday, December 2, 1991
                        Message Id: cdl-5-30-005
Received on Monday, 2 December, 1991

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