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Subject: Odor removal

Odor removal

From: Dina Schoonmaker <pschoonmaker>
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 1992
In the latest issue of the ALAO (Association of Libraries of Ohio, or
something like that) Newsletter the following appeared:

    "Removing musty smell from books.  According to an art
    teacher/antiques collector, you could try one of these methods:
    spread cedar chips over musty books; mix potpourri with silica gel
    and sprinkle over and around books; or use talcum powder or baking
    soda and brush off when odor has disappeared.

          -- reprinted form SMILELETTER, Mankato, MN".

While some of these measures will not harm books, it seems to me others
will and all will leave some residue.  What do other Cons DistLlist
readers think?

Dina Schoonmaker, Oberlin College LIbrary, Oberlin, OH 44074

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:47
                  Distributed: Thursday, April 2, 1992
                        Message Id: cdl-5-47-005
Received on Tuesday, 31 March, 1992

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