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Subject: Stainless steel tacks

Stainless steel tacks

From: Laszlo Cser <laszlo>
Date: Thursday, July 27, 1995
In paintings conservation there several different methods for
attaching canvas to various substrates. In the case of attaching
canvas to wooden stretchers there are two standard methods: staples
(by means of manual or powered staple guns) and tacks (usually
hammered, referring to the tacks not the conservator). In the former
case monel staples are available where metal stability is a
consideration. In the latter case, there are a number of options
from blued steel, aluminum, and copper, each having there own
inherent material or application problems. I have exhausted my
searches in Canada for a supplier of stainless steel tacks in the 10
to 13 mm size range (or any size for that matter). This can of
courser be manufactured, however at great initial expense in small

Does anyone know if this product exists and where? Is there any
interest in a product of this kind to pursue a production run for SS
tack hungry conservators the world over? Any direction would be
appreciated towards a give-it-up or a go. Many thanks,

Laszlo Cser
Restorart Inc.
23 Morrow Ave.
Toronto, M6R 2H9
Fax:  416-532-6829

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:14
                   Distributed: Friday, July 28, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-14-008
Received on Thursday, 27 July, 1995

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