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Pollutants created by oil furnace failure

From: Niccolo Caldararo <caldararo>
Date: Thursday, February 11, 1999
Ann Baldwin <baldwin [at] netaxis__com> writes

>I recently received a call from an individual whose furnace failed,
>producing what is known in the home heating industry as a "puff
>back".  The residence houses a collection of works of art on paper,
>a flag, several wooden sculptures, metal objects, and audio

I recalled that someone asked about a furnace "puff-back" if anyone
had an experience with it.  There was a report in the 1981 AIC
meeting in Philadelphia by Janice Gray Armstrong, Deborah Dowd,
Martha Pike and Susan Stitt focused on removing soot from objects
and costumes from the Museums at Stonybrook.  It was such a moving
talk that Roy Perkinson changed his name tag to "Mr. Puff-back".

Niccolo Caldararo
Director and Chief Conservator
Conservation Art Service

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:67
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Received on Thursday, 11 February, 1999

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