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Subject: Mold on Torah scroll

Mold on Torah scroll

From: Benjamin Cohen <bcohen>
Date: Sunday, February 29, 2004
I have been called on to fix a Torah scroll that has been subjected
to water from a leak in a roof. The scroll is parchment on wooden
rollers, written in iron gall ink. I have yet to see the scroll. It
is said to have molded.

I have instructed the owners to move the scroll to an artificially
dry closet to dry out the scroll, lots of desiccant and a mechanical
dehumidifier at 40F.

I am looking for suggestion as how to clean the mold and prevent it
from recurring in the future.

Benjamin Cohen
Certified and Registered Sofer StaM/Scribe/Baal Mageah,rabbi, artist

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:57
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Received on Sunday, 29 February, 2004

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