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Subject: Linoleum


From: Lorraine Maule <lozmaule>
Date: Friday, January 18, 2002
Linoleum needs to be taken up from the floor of a historic house
within the next two weeks. It is "real" linoleum and has a textile
(hessian?) backing. It is very worn and has lost much of its colour.
It is brittle, crumbly, is beginning to crack and there are a few
holes. There are two small sections which can be easily lifted and
one larger section, approximately 15 by 4 feet. The larger section
will need to be supported when moved. It was suggested it could be
cut into two or three more manageable sections but apparently
cutting linoleum in such condition would cause severe crumbling.

It is thought to have been manufactured by Fenbo Nairn a company now
based in Dundee. They have been invited to come and look at the
linoleum and it may be possible to have it reproduced  for use in
the room.

I would be very grateful for any advice on moving, storing and
treating the linoleum.

Harriet Woolmore

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:52
                Distributed: Thursday, January 24, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-52-013
Received on Friday, 18 January, 2002

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