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Book with wooden boards

From: Ulisses L. Mello <ulissesmello<-at->
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Robert Pearce <robert.pearce [at] nottingham__ac__uk> writes

>I have recently been working on a 15th Century English binding. The
>book has Beech(?) boards that are approximately 9mm thick and one of
>the boards is broken along the grain. Although this must have
>happened quite a while ago, the boards fit together quite nicely
>with good sharp clean joins. ...

Scoth glue (hide glue) seems to be the best adhesive choice for your
case. Thermoplastic, highly re-treatable and high bonding.

Ulisses Mello
CEO, conservator-restorer, Dip.Cons., PG
Ulisses Mello Restorations
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:68
                   Distributed: Monday, May 18, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-22-68-007
Received on Saturday, 16 May, 2009

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