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Subject: Acetate foil

Acetate foil

From: William Henderson <willt>
Date: Monday, May 23, 1994
John Boral <p00294 [at] psilink__com> writes

>>This Acetate foil acts as a flue which melts under heat (360 F) and
>>pressure.  It is used to laminate documents and sandwich a document
>>under repair between 2LX tissue.

Is the acetate foil the same thing William Barrow used in his lamination
process or something similar to it?  The brief description of the use
being made of the foil sounds very much like descriptions of Barrow's
process in which case it might be well to begin with the Virginia State
Library or Archives in Richmond, or with one of the individual state
archival agencies which have used Barrow's process through the years.

William T Henderson
Preservation Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:85
                  Distributed: Wednesday, May 25, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-85-007
Received on Monday, 23 May, 1994

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