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Subject: Identification tags

Identification tags

From: Janet Sturis <janet>
Date: Friday, October 8, 2004
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Could someone please recommend what type of material I should use to
produce a series of numbered ID tags or charms? These are the
criteria I would like the tag or charm to fulfill:

    *   durable and legible for at least 100 years, and preferably
    *   can be easily affixed (without adhesive) to objects made of
        a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, wood,
        fabric and ceramic, without marring the objects over time
    *   can be detached from the same objects, if desired, and moved
        to a different object
    *   attractive appearance
    *   small (approximately 1 cm or 3/8 inch in diameter)
    *   inexpensive

Also, would the numbers need to be engraved in order to last, or are
there other options?

As a layperson, I lean towards a small stainless steel "charm," but
I don't know whether that is the best choice. (By the way, if
someone can steer me towards a source for the ideal item, all the

Jan Sturis
Aakandevej 60
3500 Vaerloese

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:18
                Distributed: Thursday, October 14, 2004
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Received on Friday, 8 October, 2004

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