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Subject: Hat


From: David Walls <david.walls>
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2002
The following query submitted on behalf of a colleague that is not
on the DistList.

    A colleague has a man's collapsible tophat, sometimes referred
    to as a "chapeau claque."  It was made in Germany sometime in
    the 1920s out of a heavy black silk and has been stored for most
    of its life inside the original hatbox.  While I was able to
    provide her with advice on temperature and humidity, I am not
    aware of other factors that might be involved in preserving it.
    For example, should the hat be stored open, or closed.  Any
    information is greatly appreciated.

David E. Walls
Preservation Librarian
Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University
PO Box 208240 (130 Wall Street)
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
Fax:  203-432-7231

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:32
                 Distributed: Friday, November 8, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-16-32-027
Received on Tuesday, 5 November, 2002

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