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Subject: Chemical sponges

Chemical sponges

From: Miriam B. Kahn <71011.2573>
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 1993
In response to Dean Debolt's question about chemical sponges: As a
preservation consultant, working in disaster recovery planning and
response, I work with the chemical sponges quite a lot.  The chemical
sponges are made of pure latex and come in a variety of sizes.  They do
remove all that is promised.  *Do not get them wet; they will never

In addition, getting them wet will smear the dirt back into the item.
Just keep cutting off the dirty spots until they come clean.  When there
is no more left to work with, just toss out.

Miriam Kahn
Preservation Consultant
2600 N. Fourth Street
Columbus, OH  43202

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:51
                  Distributed: Tuesday, March 23, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-6-51-003
Received on Wednesday, 17 March, 1993

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