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Subject: Wooden yardsticks

Wooden yardsticks

From: Cathy Atwood <cb522>
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 1993
I have had accidents and/or witnessed accidents with measuring devices.
Wood or metal rulers are not hazardous by themselves.  But on a
"butterfingers" day, they can be dropped and punch a hole in paper.
Retractable metal rules, with the L-shaped stop on the end, can also be

There are occasions when you want to put the measuring device on top of
a paper artifact.  For instance, a map may need to be measured within
printed borders.  Cloth measuring tapes from a fabric store are a
solution, but the cheap ones aren't always accurate enough for

I am fond of the newer retractable cloth tapes.  For about $3.00, you
can get a 60 inch tape which is marked in centimeters on the other side.
Even if the tape is accidentally retracted near the artifact, it has
less potential for damage.

Cathy Atwood

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:17
                  Distributed: Tuesday, August 3, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-7-17-003
Received on Tuesday, 3 August, 1993

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