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Subject: Painted window

Painted window

From: Anne Lane <alane>
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 1998
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    Date: 6 Apr 98
    From: Francesca Shultz <fshultz [at] nwlink__com>
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    A friend has asked for help with preserving an old sign-painted
    window from a soon-to-be-demolished building.  Most of the gold
    lettering is in reasonably good shape and adhering to the glass,
    but the black background paint, which appears to have been
    painted on after the lettering, is peeling away in great chunks.
    Wisely, she does not want to attempt to restore the piece.  She
    would be delighted with any suggestions about methods of framing
    (perhaps a glass sandwich, properly spaced); preventing
    additional peeling; and perhaps reattaching some of the larger
    pieces of black paint, etc.

    I am curious, also, about the types of paint that might have
    been used in the early parts of this century for such sign
    painting.  The gold is clearly real, as there is no tarnishing
    even of bits that have been in the air, and the quality of the
    paint has held up remarkably well. Any thoughts or info?

    Francesca Shultz

Anne T. Lane
Curatorial Assistant
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC  29732-9905
803-329-2121 ext 104

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