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Subject: Feathers


From: Beth Hansen <bethhhahs>
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2002
A historic home our museum oversees has a taxidermied owl.  We
believe it dates back to the 1930s, so it probably has arsenic.  The
donor gave it a "bath" before giving it to us (actually the result
of bath is why she gave it to us).  She actually dumped it in the
sink and washed it. Of course, the feathers never dried right and
the owl looks like it is molting.  Does anyone know a safe way for
me to "preen" the owl's feathers?

Beth Hansen
Collections Manager
Hayward Area Historical Society

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:40
                Distributed: Thursday, December 19, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-16-40-022
Received on Wednesday, 11 December, 2002

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