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Glue machines and rollers

From: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall <gtrinkaus>
Date: Thursday, April 16, 1992
I cannot speak to the specific machine used for the glue for bookplates
that was mentioned in a previous message, but I can speak from another
experience.  As a skier with a daughter who races I did a lot of hot
waxing this past winter.  In doing so I heated the wax in a container
that had a roller in it.  Whenever I tried to rush the process and did
not wait for the wax to melt thoroughly, I always got too much wax on
the skis.  However, when I waited until everything was melted and
liquid, a thin even layer was applied as I rolled the ski over the
roller.  Maybe this is of some help.  If not, oh well.  Good luck.

On another point, even though we did not use bookplates with adhesive
only along one side, I have frequently just moistened the bookplate
along one edge, or applies adhesive, and did not have any adverse
effects regarding oozing, etc.

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
Collection Management/Preservation Specialist
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:50
                 Distributed: Thursday, April 16, 1992
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Received on Thursday, 16 April, 1992

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