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Subject: Cigarettes


From: Ellen McCrady <abbeypub>
Date: Monday, March 11, 1996
In ConsDist 9:61, Patricia Miller writes:

>I've had a query from a small museum about how to number a pack of
>cigarettes from the 1940s.  The cellophane is still intact except for one
>area.  It would be possible to write a number on the paper at that point,
>otherwise there seems no way to apply a reversible number.  Also, there
>is no evidence of infestation, but should it be considered after all of
>these years? Any suggestions are welcome.

The Upper Midwest Conservation Association recently put out a guide
to labelling of museum objects.  It was their Winter 1996 issue of
Collections Care Network (Vol. 1, #6).  They have extra copies of
it, and they also have a labelling kit.  You can reach them at
612-870-3120 or fax at 870-3118.

Ellen McCrady
7105 Geneva Dr.
Austin, TX  78723

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:62
                 Distributed: Thursday, March 14, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-62-010
Received on Monday, 11 March, 1996

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