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Subject: Labelling


From: Mark Vine <100436.3447>
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 1996
An historic British Cricket club is keen to label its collection of
wooden bats, stumps, bails and leather balls but is anxious at the
effect spirit based solvents may have on some of the original
varnishes. Several of the leather cricket balls are over 100 years
old. The desired method would be to apply a couple of coatings of
Acryloid (Paraloid) B72 reduced in a suitable solvent to the wood
and leather. Then to apply the catalogue lettering and seal the
whole in a final coating of Acryloid.

Can anyone suggest a means of applying the Acryloid that will not
harm the varnish or alternatively suggest other means of applying a
suitable catalogue inscription.

Mark Vine
Conservation Resources

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:59
                Distributed: Thursday, February 8, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-59-010
Received on Wednesday, 7 February, 1996

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