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Subject: Weights


From: Jonas Haggblom <jonas.haggblom>
Date: Monday, June 28, 2004
Maria Troupkou <maria.troupkou [at] nationalarchives__gov__uk> writes

>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).

Have you considered sheets of hardened glass (approximately 10mm
thickness)? You can usually (at least in Sweden) get them, cut to
any size with bevelled and polished edges, at a reasonable price
from some glaziers.

Jonas Haggblom
Paper conservator
Center for History of Science
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Box 50005
SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 673 96 11
Fax: +46 8 673 95 98

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:4
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 1, 2004
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Received on Monday, 28 June, 2004

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