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Subject: Grain of bookcloth

Grain of bookcloth

From: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall <gtrinkaus>
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 1995
Steve Reitci asked about what happens to books with the bookcloth
grain going horizontal rather than vertical.  What happens is that
the book covers tend to curl from the top and bottom towards the
center.  This may not be dramatic, but it puts excessive strain on
the spine and joints as the forces are against rather than parallel
to the leaf attachment.

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
Collection Management/Preservation Specialist
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
648 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215-2070
Fax: 617-421-9833

                   Conservation DistList Instance 9:1
                   Distributed: Monday, June 12, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-1-004
Received on Wednesday, 7 June, 1995

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