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Subject: Odour removal

Odour removal

From: Rabbi Benjamin Cohen <torah>
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Melissa Gunter <mgunter [at] museum__vic__gov__au> writes

>The two dog collars are composed of stitched leather and undyed wool
>felt with copper studs, possibly nickel plated iron buckles and
>aluminium name plates.  The harness is composed of white, thick,
>possibly cotton webbing with black thread stitching; a nickel plated
>iron loop; pale green nylon rope; and thinner cotton webbing with
>pink, yellow and grey bands with blue and black felt tip pen
>markings. ...
>We need advice on how the odour can be removed from these objects
>without wet cleaning. Any suggestions or comments on past
>experiences of removing odours from cotton, leather and wool felt
>would be greatly appreciated.

Try to camouflage a number of canisters of baking soda and activated
charcoal in the exhibit  enclosure. These two substances absorb
smells and are relatively harmless . Every so often replace the
baking soda and activated charcoal.

Rabbi Benjamin Cohen
Certified and Registered Sofer StaM/Scribe/Baal Mageah

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:1
                 Distributed: Saturday, April 28, 2007
                        Message Id: cdl-21-1-009
Received on Tuesday, 17 April, 2007

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