Volume 11, Number 4
For Sale By Owner
Max J. Adjarian, formerly restorer at the Bibliothèque
National, is selling his bindery and is willing to provide the buyer
with three years' instruction in using it. Contact him at 3107
Thatcher Ave., Marina del Rey, CA 90292. He announced this unusual
offer in the April Fine Print.
- Paper Technologies, Inc., has arranged for a special production
run of blotting paper, and is still accepting orders as of June 12.
The price will be $115.65/carton, delivered. Here is the
P.T.I. - Blotting Paper #112/wl, 100% cotton fiber, acid-free,
300 g weight, approx. 20 Pt. caliper, in sheets 38 x 25 inches,
packed 100 sheets per carton.
They say: "Our manufacturing specifications call for a blotting
paper of dense quality, without surface hinting. If you are
interested in participating in this production, please let us have
your order reservation at your earliest convenience.
"We also will be producing a limited quantity of the above
blotting paper grade in size 38 x 50 inches and in rolls 80" x 40
yards. Price information will be submitted upon request." Contact
Estelle Taylor, Paper Technologies, Inc., 28082 Gunnison Ct., Laguna
Niguel, CA 92677 (716/643-3021).
- Linen cord. Christopher Clarkson has just completed the
arrangements for a second making of Best Quality Linen Cord for
bookbinding. Colophon Bindery has been selected to distribute this
cord to bookbinders and conservators in America. However, it is
necessary to act promptly so that the group order can be attached to
the making now under way. Delays could mean that we would have to
wait for a particular ply to be made again. Base price will be
between $23 and $25 per spool (weighing 1 kg or 2.2 pounds) plus
transportation and customs. For information and order forms write
Colophon Bindery, 1902 N. 44th St., Seattle, WA 98103
- Metal parts for looseleaf binders can be ordered from the
following places, listed in the GBW Newsletter:
The durability and continued effectiveness of
ultraviolet filters is often questioned, but without reason. Little
is published on this subject, or reported at meetings, because they
last so long. One informed source said that it is even possible that
they get better as tine goes by.
A. M. Sulkin Co.
51 Melcher St.
Boston, NA 02210
Bennan Leather Craft Co.
25 Melcher St.
Boston, NA 02210 (617/426-0870)
Tenacity Mfg. Co.
801 So. Cooper Ave.
P0 Box 15006
Cincinnati, OH 45215 (513/821-0201, 821-8555)
- A disinfection unit for humidifiers is described in the March
Conservation News (UKIC) by Graeme Scott, Conservator
with Dundee Art Galleries and Museum Service. It uses ultraviolet
light instead of chemicals, and is far more effective. The unit is
the Hanovia UV Disinfection Unit Model 102, which is supplied by
Hanovia Ltd., 145 Farnham Rd., Slough, Berks SL1 4XB, England. The
American supplier, if one exists, is unknown. Price: about
£200 without pump and filter.
- Scott Kellar (mow at Northwestern University Library) writes,
"Electronic digital pH meters are getting cheaper and are easy to
use. I recently purchased a pHep pH electronic paper for
forty bucks from Cole-Parmer Instrument Co. (1-800-323-4340). It's a
battery-operated pocket model with a 0-14 range with � .2 pH
accuracy. This is, of course, useful when a slurry can be made of
the paper; but new materials should be tested as a matter of course
with fluctuations in quality so commonly reported.... It's best to
keep the slurry thin (water-like) and agitate while your re testing.
Be sure to order a pH 7 buffer solution with the meter."
- Karl Trobas's "paper washing machine" is now available through
Ingenieurbüro Klaus Voss, Postfach 1250, 8762 Amorbach, West
Germany. Voss has bought all rights for manufacturing and selling of
the machine, which they have been making since the autumn of 1985.
Price: about £5,500. (A previous story on this machine is on
p. 68 of the July 1985 issue of AN.)
- Coroplast, or extruded polypropylene corrugated or channeled
sheeting, is used in museums because of its stability and
versatility, reports Carl Schlichting in the March 1987 IIC-CG
Newsletter. It is an ideal material for boxes, except
for one thing: adhesives do not stick to it. He describes a way he
has found around this problem, by use of a Bostik Hot Melt Gun #260
and resin sticks, to make "rivets." He does not give the source of