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Subject: Removing duct tape

Removing duct tape

From: Janis Wilkens <jwilkens>
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2007
We have a mid-20th-century agricultural seeder, made from unfinished
wood, that we are preparing for exhibition. One of the handles is
cracked or broken, and was mended by the owner with duct tape (we
won't know exactly what the damage is until we can get this off). We
want to remove the duct tape and effect a more secure mend,
especially because this piece will be traveling and thus subject to
more than the usual handling.

Can anyone recommend a method for removing the tape, suitable for a
non-conservator? And, do you have any thoughts about stabilizing
such an item?

Janis Wilkens
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. Seventh St.
Charlotte NC 28202-2508
704-333-1887 ext 257
Fax: 704-333-1896

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:25
                 Distributed: Saturday, October 6, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-25-024
Received on Tuesday, 2 October, 2007

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