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Subject: Weights


From: Maria Troupkou <maria.troupkou>
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2004
We at the TNA Preservation Department are trying to replace the
lead-shot weights used as handling aids in the reading rooms
(particularly for securing large parchment rolls during access).

As our (admittedly very nickable) small leather-covered weights have
become scarce, we are now looking to buy a number of:

    cylindrical snake-style leather-covered weights (over 1.8 Kgs.,
    and approximately 5cm wide x 60cm long), and also

    large rectangular lead-shot-core weights in heavyweight
    round-edged plexiglas (over 2.5 Kgs., and much larger than

Does anybody know of a supplier of these, other than the two obvious
UK ones (Conservation-By-Design does a good snake weight, but
Reservation Equipment's plexiglas ones were too small, and thus
again a likely memento).

Maria Troupkou
Preservation Assistant
The National Archives
Kew Richmond Surrey TW9 4DU
United Kingdom
+44 20 8392 5330 Ext: 2749
Fax: +44 20 8487 9201

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 24, 2004
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Received on Tuesday, 22 June, 2004

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