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Subject: Cleaning globes

Cleaning globes

From: Sue C. Stoebner <stoebner>
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 1995
I am posting this for someone who is not a member of this list.

Can acetone be safely used to remove grease build-up from the
surface of a globe? The globe is made of paper strips and evidently,
a glossy surface remains after a test patch was wiped down with a
cotton pad dampened with acetone.  The pad also picked up some ink.
Water solutions saturated the edges of the paper strips.

The man posting the query estimates the globe to be 30 to 40 years
old. Also, what sort of finish should be applied to protect the
globe after the grease has been removed?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Sue Stoebner

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:48
                 Distributed: Monday, December 11, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-48-008
Received on Wednesday, 6 December, 1995

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