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Subject: Freezing wood and parchment

Freezing wood and parchment

From: Jerry Shiner <70252.763>
Date: Thursday, October 3, 1996
Walter Henry <whenry [at] lindy__stanford__edu> writes

>We have a largish choir book (late c18), manuscript on parchment
>bound in wood boards and discovered signs of recent insect activity.
>...
>Naturally, we are also considering anoxia but, all things being
>equal would prefer to freeze, as we're already set up to do it and
>would like to get this taken care of quickly.

Keepsafe Systems now offers "kits" for anoxic treatments of insect
infestations and long term storage of oxygen-sensitive materials.
The kit consists of a barrier film bag, a supply of ageless, and (if
necessary) a clip for sealing. Custom size bags can be made for
large or unusual objects.  Kits can usually be sent out next day by
express delivery.

Please note that the bags are flat--when measuring your object it is
useful to visualize a cylindrical bag and then determine the length
and circumference needed.  When determining the quantity of oxygen
scavenger required, bear in mind that the bag can be partially
"collapsed" around the object(s). Thus, the volume of the material
to be stored or treated is not necessarily equal to the maximum
volume of the bag.

Please address inquiries by phone, or better by fax or email
(including dimensions) to:

    Jerry Shiner
    Keepsafe Systems
    416-703-4696
    Fax: 416-703-5991
    70252.763 [at] compuserve__com

Jerry Shiner

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