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Subject: Glass


From: Julia Merkel <merkeljm<-a>
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2005
I'm sorry to ask a "Dear Heloise" type question to such highly
trained professionals, but a colleague of mine here in the library
has inquired about the repair of a small, broken painted glass
lampshade.  She would like to repair it herself as it has
sentimental rather than monetary value. Is superglue a reasonable
suggestion?  Is there an a preferred "over the counter" epoxy for
the lay restorer? I have no experience with glass but cautioned to
support with sand/bean bags and try to glue the pieces as
simultaneously as possible so that by the time she gets to the last
piece--it is still a circular fit. Thank you, Julia

Julia Merkel
Preservation Specialist
James Madison University Libraries
MSC 1704
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:13
                 Distributed: Friday, September 2, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-13-017
Received on Thursday, 1 September, 2005

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