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Subject: Moist leather

Moist leather

From: Charles Rhyne <charles.rhyne>
Date: Friday, September 8, 1995
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Archaeology Dr. Kenneth Ames <b5ka [at] odin__cc__pdx__edu> of
Portland State University.

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    This past summer, we recovered pieces of leather from moist
    (not dry, not water logged, but seasonally moist) deposits.  It
    is likely the leather is approximately 150 to 250 years old.
    Does any one have suggestions about how to stabilize it so it
    doesn't rot--chemical treatments etc.

Charles Rhyne

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