BUILD YOUR OWN VACUUM HOT TABLE FOR $600
Reginald M. Hoare, & Susan J. Connell
“Heat Seal Lining of a Torn Painting with Beva” by Gustav A.Berger. Studies in Conservation, 20. 1975 pp 136
The angle iron and gussets were obtained from Church and Morse Inc., Meriden, Connecticut, 06450
Aluminum sheeting made by Kaiser Aluminum, Seattle, and distributed by Mohawk Aluminum, Wallingford, Conn., who say they will deliver to any part of the country.
A/D plywood has one surface that is good quality (A); the obverse side (D) may contain knots and other blemishes.
Pump (Speedaire #2Z627), Thermostat, (hot water control model #2E327) and Vacuum gauge are all made by Dayton Electrical Co., Chicago, and obtainable from any branch of W. W. Graingers.
Needle valve and Everco brass fittings are obtainable from wholesale distributors of automobile parts. Diameters are a matter of choice, but 1/4″−3/8″ seems a convenient size.
Latex supplied by Greene Rubber of Connecticut, 59 Old Broadway, North Haven, Conn.
“Electrost$atic Hold as a Pressure Source in the Lining of Paintings” by Robert E.Fieux. Preprints of Fifth Annual Meeting, Boston. 1977 pp. 41