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This pretty much covers what is currently available for any and all needs related to preserving and conserving most kinds of artifacts.

 

Link see:

http://www.si.edu/mci/english/learn_more/t...e/supplier.html

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(Excerpt A-F only...)

 

CONSERVATION PRODUCT SUPPLIERS

Abatron, Inc

5501 95th Avenue

Kenosha, WI 53144

(800) 653-2000; (414) 653-2000

FAX (414) 653-2019

Restoration and maintenance products.

 

ABICO Scientific Company

Box 12

Kashiwa 277

Japan

0471-46-2497; 0471-52-7866

FAX 0471-44-5443

Glass jars and plastic inserts.

 

Absolutely Archival: Matting - Framing - Photography

19 Taylor Street #1

Littleton, MA 01460

(508) 468-0211

Photographic materials.

 

Advanced Packaging

4818 Seton Drive

Baltimore, MD 21215

(410) 358-9444

FAX (410) 358-9495

Packaging materials.

 

Aiko's Art Materials Import, Inc.

3347 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60657

(312) 404-5600

Conservation supplies for books and papers.

 

Alfa Aesar

A Johnson Matthey Company

30 Bond Street

Ward Hill, MA 01835-8099

(800) 343-7276 Technical Service

FAX (800) 322-4757

Lab supplies and chemicals

 

Alpha Systems

13509 East Boundary Road

Midlothian, VA 23112

(800) 849-9870

FAX (804) 744-9872

Bar coding and labeling.

 

Althor Products

PO Box 640

Bethel, CT 06801

(203) 830-6060; (800) 688-2693

FAX (203) 830-6064

Conservation supplies.

 

AMPSCO Corp.

27 West Jenkins Avenue

Columbus, OH 43207

(614) 443-7431

FAX (614) 443-7564

Light traps for insects.

 

Antique Furniture Workroom Inc.

225 East 24th Street

New York, NY 10010

(212) 683-0551

FAX (212) 696-1561

Conservation supplies for wood and furniture.

 

ANW-Crestwood Paper Company Inc.

315 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10013

(212) 989-2700

FAX (212) 929-7532

(800) 525-3196

Conservation supplies for books and papers.

 

Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc.

601 Industrial Drive

Middletown, DE 19709

(302) 378-8888

FAX (302) 378-4482

Conservation supplies for support.

 

Archival Art Services, Inc

PO Box 21399

Washington, DC 20009

(888) 628-3279; (202) 667-3575

FAX (202) 265-2818

Expansion stretchers

 

Archival Collection Systems

PO Box 50 262

Minneapolis, MN 55405

(612) 782-2361

Numbering kit.

 

Archival Products (a division of Library Binding Service)

PO Box 1413

Des Moines, IA 50305-1413

(800) 526-5640

FAX (888) 220-2397

Preservation enclosures, bookbinding materials.

 

Archival Resources Company, Inc.

PO Box 1

Emmaus, PA 18049

(610) 791-5330

FAX (610) 791-5321

Preservation and restoration supplies.

 

Archivart

40 Eisenhower Drive

Paramus, NJ 07652

(800) 804-8428

Archival products for conservation, exhibition and storage .

 

ARTEN: Environmental Products

Art Preservation Services

315 East 89th Street

New York, NY 10128

(212) 722-6300

FAX (212) 427-6726

Provides laser thermohygrometers, mechanical thermohygrometers, laser pointers, silica gel systems; reconditioning boxes, recalibration kits, ultra violet light monitors, visible light meters, ISUZU hygrothermographs, along with other gallery and display case products.

 

Aspects Inc.

9477 North Opal Avenue

Mentone, CA 92359

(909) 794-7722

FAX (909) 794-6996

Conservation supplies for wood and furniture.

 

Atlantic Protective Pouches

PO Box 1191

Toms River, NJ 08754

(732) 240-3871

FAX (732) 250-4306

Conservation supplies.

 

Bailey & Walke Enterprises (Gulf South Financial Services)

20 Tealwood

Shreveport, LA 71104

(318) 861-4109

FAX (318) 219-2600

Conservation supplies - Silver tarnish inhibitor.

 

Baxter Scientific Products

1430 Waukegan Road

McGaw Park, IL 60085

(800) 444-0880

FAX (708) 578-9216

Laboratory equipment and supplies.

 

BDH Inc

350 Evans Avenue

Toronto, ON M8Z 1K5

Canada (416) 255-8521

FAX (416) 255-7453

Silica Gel.

 

Beckman Coulter, Inc.

4300 North Harbor Bouldvard

Fullerton, CA 92634

(714) 871-4848; (800) 742-2345

FAX (714) 773-8898

Laboratory instruments.

 

Robert W. Belcher

2505 West Hillview Drive

Dalton, GA 30721

(706) 259-3482

Conservation supplies for wood and furniture.

 

Benchmark

PO Box 214, Cane Farm Building 7

Rosemont, NJ 08556

(609) 397-1131

FAX (609) 397-1159

Conservation and preservation supplies.

 

J & H Berge, Inc.

4111 South Clinton Avenue

South Plainfield, NJ 07080

(908) 561-1234

FAX (908) 561-3002

Laboratory equipment and supplies.

 

B.L. Haymond Supply

PO Box 1165

Ukiah, CA 95482

(707) 462-4221

FAX (707) 462-4221

Oil painting, paper-based art, and antique picture frame supplies.

 

Bonjon

331 Laurelwood Road

Santa Clara, CA 95054-2001

(408) 988-5244; (800) 345-4040

FAX (408) 988-4485

Conservation supplies.

 

Book Support Systems, Inc

PO Box 23789

Portland, OR 97281-3789

(800) 647-5713

FAX (503) 864-8448

Book photocopiers and supports.

 

The Bookbinder's Warehouse

31 Division Street

Keyport, NJ 07735

(908) 264-0306

Book and paper conservation materials.

 

Bookmakers International Ltd.

6001 66th Avenue, Suite 101

Riverdale, MD 20737

(301) 459-3384

FAX (301) 459-7629

Conservation supplies for books and papers.

 

Bostik

211 Boston Street

Middleton, MA 01949

(508) 777-0100; (800) 726-7845

FAX (508) 750-7212

Conservation supplies.

 

BoxStar

1227 De La Vina Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 965-5574

FAX (805) 965-2414

Corrugate Packaging System based on Universal Boxmaking Pattern™.

 

Bradford-Derustit Corporation

Box 151

Clifton Park, NY 12065

(201) 485-7922

FAX (201) 485-4870

Conservation supplies for metals.

 

Brodart Co.

500 Arch Street

Williamsport, PA 17705

(800) 233-8467

FAX (717) 327-9237

Archival supplies.

 

Calgon Carbon Corporation

PO Box 717

Pittsburgh, PA 15108

(800) 4Carbon

Activated Charcoal paper and cloth.

 

Cansel Survey Equipment

2414 Holly Lane

Ottawa, ON K1V 7P1

Canada

(613) 731-4703

FAX (613)526-0712

Conservation supplies.

 

Carr McLean Limited

461 Horner Avenue

Toronto, ON M8W 4X2

Canada

(416) 252-3371

FAX (416) 252-9203

Conservation, Museum and Archival supplies. Free English or French catalogue available

 

Cascade Group Inc

68 West Main Street

Oyster Bay, NY 11771

(516) 624-9362

FAX (516) 624-9363

Data loggers.

 

Century

PO Box 2393

Brea, CA 92622

(800) 767-0777

Photographic products and accessories.

 

Charcoal Cloth (International) Ltd

High Tech House, Commerce Way, Area Business Park

Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear DH4 5PP

United Kingdom

091 584-6962

FAX: 091 584-6793

Activated charcoal paper and cloth.

 

Charolette Ford Trunks

313 Main Street

Box 536

Spearman, TX 79081

(806) 659-3027

Conservation supplies for wood and furniture.

 

Chelsea Bottling Company

10 Wesley Street

PO Box 6330

Chelsea, MA 02150

(617) 884-2323; (800) 345-5277

FAX: (617) 889-1626

Bottles.

 

Chem-Clean Furniture Restoration Center

Route 7-A

Arlington, VT 05250

(802) 375-2743

FAX (802) 375-6606

Conservation supplies and recaning supplies.

 

ChemServices Inc

660 Tower Lane

PO Box 599

West Chester, PA 19381

(800) 452-9994; (610) 692-3026

FAX (610) 692-8729

Chemical for laboratories.

 

Cole-Parmer Instrument Company

625 East Bunker Court

Verrnon Hills, IL 60061

(800) 323-4340

(847) 549-7600

FAX (847) 549-7676

Conservation instrumentation, educational and reference materials, and plasticware.

 

Conservation Resources International, LLC.

8000-H Forbes Place

Springfield, VA 22151

(800) 634-6932; (703) 321-7730

FAX (703) 321-0629

Archival, conservation, technical equipment and supply materials.

 

Conservation Support Systems

924 West Pedregosa Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101-4622

OR: PO Box 91746, Santa Barbara, CA 93190-1746

(800) 482-6299; (805) 682-9843

FAX (805) 682-2064

Conservation, restoration and archival products.

 

Conservator's Emporium

100 Standing Rock Circle

Reno, NV 89511

(702) 852-0404

FAX (702) 852-3737

Archival and conservation materials, tools, supplies, and hygrothermographs.

 

Conservator's Products Co.

PO Box 411

Chatham, NJ 07928

(973) 927-4855

Beva products and other supplies.

 

Consolidated Plastics Company, Inc.

8181 Darrow Road

Twinsburg, OH 44087

(216) 425-3900; (800) 362-1000

FAX (216) 425-3333

Storage containers.

 

Corning Laboratory Science Products Catalog

Corning Glass Works

Corning, NY 14831

(607) 737-1640

(800) 222-7740 Technical Information

Laboratory supplies.

 

Coroplast Inc.

4501 Spring Valley Road

Dallas, TX 75244

(972) 392-2241; (800) 666-2241

FAX (972) 392-2242

Corrogated plastic boards.

 

Creative Arts of Ventura/Don Ulrich Artist

PO Box 684

Ventura, CA 93002

(805) 643-4160

Conservation supplies for paintings.

 

Crescent Cardboard Company

100 West Willow Road

Wheeling, IL 60090

(708) 537-3400

FAX (708) 537-7153

Manufacturer of conservation framing materials.

 

Crescent Preservation Products

PO Box 285

Lenoxdale, MA 01242-0001

(800) 727-3749

(413) 637-0156

FAX (413) 637-4584

Provides museum mounting boards.

 

CSI: Crystalizations Systems, Inc.

640 Broadway Avenue

Holbrook, NY 11741

(516) 567-0888

FAX (516) 567-4007

Storage systems.

 

Curatorial Assistance/ArtSystems

113 East Union Street

Pasadena, CA 91103

(213) 681-2401

FAX (818) 449-9603

Specializes in traveling exhibitions; archival framing; custom-built ArtCrate reusable shipping containers; books and catalogue packaging and production.

 

CYRO Industries

100 Enterprise Drive

PO Box 5055

Rockaway, NJ 07866

(973) 442-60000

FAX (973) 442-6117

Acrylic sheets.

 

Da-Tar Container Co.

17813 South Main Street, Unit 122

Gardenia, CA 90248

(310) 515-7401

FAX (310) 515-3713

Storage containers.

 

A Daigger & Co.

620 Lakeview Parkway

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

(800) 621-7193

FAX (800) 320-7200

Laboratory equipment and supplies.

 

Daniel Smith Artist's Materials

4150 First Avenue South

PO Box 84268

Seattle, WA 98124-5568

(800) 426-7923 Service

FAX (800) 238-40065

(800) 426-6740 Orders

Artist supplies.

 

Delta Designs Ltd

PO Box 1733

Topeka, KS 66601

(785) 234-2244

(800) 656-7426

FAX (785) 233-1021

Storage equipment.

 

DEMCO, Inc

4810 Forest Run Road

PO Box 7488

Madison, WI 53707-7488

(800) 279-1586

Library materials, archival supplies, frames, and office equipment.

 

Dick Blick Art Materials

PO Box 1267

Galesburg, IL 61402-1267

(800) 447-8192

FAX (800) 621-8293

(800) 933-2542 Product Information

(309) 343-6181 International Calls

Art materials.

 

Dorfman Museum Figures, Inc.

840 Oella Avenue

Ellicott City, MD 21043

(800) 634-4873

(410) 750-7985

FAX (410) 750-7987

Provides couservation forms that can be customized.

 

Dow Chemical

Customer Information Group

Dow North America

PO Box 1206

Midland, MI 48641

(800) 441-4369

FAX (517) 832-1190

Chemical and lab supplies.

 

Dupont Co.

PO Box 80010

Wilmington, DE 19880-0010

(800) 441-7515

FAX (302) 892-1705

Chemical and lab supplies.

 

Durphy Packaging Co.

47 Richard Road

Ivyland, PA 18974

(215) 674-1260; (800) 872-5050

FAX (215) 674-3051

Packaging supplies.

 

Dynalab Corp.

PO Box 112

Rochester, NY 14601-0112

(716) 334-2060; (800) 828-6595

FAX (716) 334-9496

Lab supplies.

 

Earth Guild

33 Haywood Street

Asheville, NC 28801

(800) 327-8448

Tools, materials, and books for handicrafts.

 

Eastman Kodak Company

343 State Street

Rochester, NY 14650-0811

(716) 722-5151

(800) 242-2424x12

Photographic film, papers, chemicals and equipment.

 

Easy Leaf Products

6001 Santa Monica Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90038

(800) 569-LEAF

FAX (213) 469-0940

Gilding supplies and tools.

 

Emergency Supplies for Collections

PO Box 3902

Seattle, WA 98124-3902

(800) 929-6886

(206) 322-4181

FAX (206) 323-4153

Provides prepackaged emergency supply kits for disaster response and recovery.

 

Epoxy Technology

14 Fortune Drive

Billerica, MA 01821

(800) 227-2201; (508) 677-3805

FAX (508) 663-9782

Epoxies and supplies.

 

Fairfield Processing Corp.

88 Rose Hill Avenue

PO Box 1157

Danbury, CT 06813-1157

(203) 744-2090; (800) 980-8000

FAX (203) 792-9710

Conservation supplies.

 

Feree's Tools & Supply

PO Box 259

Battle Creek, MI 49016

(800) 253-2261

Conservation tools and supplies.

 

Fisher Scientific

711 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15291-4785

(800) 388-8355

Chemicals and lab supplies.

 

FJW Optical Systems, Inc.

629 South Vermont Street

Palatine, IL 60067

(708) 358-2500

FAX (708)358-2533

Conservation supplies.

 

FLIR Systems Inc.

16 Esquire Road

North Billerica, MA 01862

(800) GO-INFRA (464-6372); (978) 901-8000

Thermography supplies.

 

Foamex

1550 Champagne Avenue

Ontario, CA 91761

(909) 390-4422; (800) 238-1550

FAX (909) 390-9856/9860

Conservation supplies...

 

> See above link for F-Z...


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Thanks for the list. You are a good guy.

Steve


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Thanks for the list. You are a good guy.

Steve

Thanks... I think it will be a useful resource, pretty much covers it all.


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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I think this is a great thread, so great that it should be pinned at the top of this section.

 

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As per request, and rightfully deserved, I pinned this topic.

 

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Index of other preservation/conservation reference sources and links included within the main link in post #1

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General

Artifact Appraisals

Art Conservation Organizations

Art Conservation Product Suppliers

Art Conservation Training

Dating of Artifacts

Disaster Resources

Time Capsules

Furniture & Wooden Objects

Biological Deterioration & Damage to Furniture & Wooden Objects

Fundamental Construction Techniques for Furniture & Wooden Objects

Furniture Care and Handling

Furniture Conservation Training Program Master Reading List

Guidelines for Taking Wood Samples from Objects of Antiquity

Moving, Packing, and Shipping Furniture

Preserving and Restoring Furniture Coatings

Objects

Care and Handling of Ivory Objects

Caring for Antique Armaments

Caring for Antique Communication Devices: Phonographs, Radios, Telephones, etc.

Caring for Clocks and Watches

Caring for Dolls and Toys

Caring for Musical Boxes

Caring for Musical Instruments

Caring for Old Houses

Paintings

Caring for Your Paintings

El cuidado de sus pinturas

Caring for Acrylic Paintings

El cuidado de las pinturas acrílicas

What Makes the Painting Image Change?

¿A qué se deben los cambios en la imagen de una pintura?

Does My Painting Need to be Cleaned?

¿Necesito limpiar mi pintura?

What Does It Mean to Have a Painting Restored & How do I Pick a Conservator?

Painting Conservation Glossary of Terms

What is a Painting?

Painting Varnishes

Pigments: Historical, Chemical, and Artistic Importance of Coloring Agents

Paper-Based Materials

Analysis of paper artifacts and documents

Analytical tests graphic

Caring for Audio-Visual and Photographic Materials

Caring for Chinese Wood Block Prints

Caring for Folding Screens

Caring for Globes

Caring for Paper Artifacts (Español)

Caring for Papier Mache

Caring for Video Tapes

Chemistry of Paper

Collections Maintenance for Paper Materials: Housing descriptions

Conservation of Coated and Specialty Papers

Conservation of Tracing Papers

Deterioration and Damage Sources of Paper Materials

Disaster Preparedness, Management, and Response: Paper-Based Materials (A Primer) (Español) (graphic)

Exhibition Installation and Dismantling Precautions for Paper-Based Materials

Framing and Unframing Paper Materials

Handling Paper Artifacts

Housing and Environment Options for Paper Documents on Display

Housing and Environment Options for Paper Documents in Storage

Integrated Pest Management

Paper Properties and Degradation

Preservation Prioritization

Preservation Processing Steps for Paper-Based Collections (graphic)

Preservation Responsibilities for Paper-Based Collections (graphic)

Putting Together a Time Capsule

Bugs, Insects and Pests (IPM)

An IPM Checklist for Planning & implementing Pest Control on Art & Artifact Collections

(AIC Newsletter, May 1997)

Integrated Pest Management Checklist (Paper/Archives Lab)

Textiles

Acid Free Tissue Paper for Textiles and Costume

Gently Vacuumed - A term widely used, but rarely measured!

Geography and Textile Storage

How Much Will It Cost? Textile Repair

Insects and Wool Textiles

Los textiles de lana y los insects

Mold and Mildew

Moho: Causas, Tratamiento, Prevención

Photography of a Textile for Insurance, Appraisal, or Conservation

Stain Removal from Textiles

Tips on How to Handle Antique Textiles and Costumes

Manipulación correcta de textiles antiguo

Velcro® Suspension System

Interesting Links

ART CONSERVATION


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Can we add University Products and Light Impressions to the list as well? I get most of our conservation supplies from those two outlets.

 

www.universityproducts.com

 

www.lightimpressionsdirect.com

 

 

Also, for surface cleaning, I use rubber "smoke-off" sponges cut into smaller squares. They are designed for pulling soot off of fireplaces, but are chemically neutral and are great for surface cleaning paper artifacts and textiles. When used VERY gently, they actually pull the tarnish off of bullion, with some spectactular results!

 

http://www.achooallergy.com/smoke-off-sponge.asp

 

Also, you may want to check out the Northeast Document Conservation Center at www.nedcc.org. I worked for NEDCC on a contract at the Springfield Armory from 1998-2001. If you click on the "resources" link, there are several preservation leaflets available for public consumption.

 

Good stuff!

 

Jon


In memory of 1LT Julius C. Goldman, XO of F/330th, 83rd Infantry Division 1944-45.

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Looking for P-47 and Tactical Reconnaissance Unit photographs and any items associated with WWII Jewish fighter pilots.

Also seeking photos, documents and associated materials from the 3rd Armored Division and 83rd Infantry Division in January 1945.

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Jon, just retyped so as to be clickable - and thank you for those. I used University and Light a whole lot for many many years too (they both give "great catalogue" thumbsup.gif )

 

http://www.universityproducts.com

 

http://www.lightimpressionsdirect.com

 

http://www.achooallergy.com/smoke-off-sponge.asp

 

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USMF member "Captainofthe7th" offers re-weaving of fabrics, and repair of plastic covered ribbons.

 

Link:

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...c=49490&hl=


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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This is an excellent USMF thread dealing with preservation supplies relevant to firearms:

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...c=53908&hl=


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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The museum preservationist's "Bible" if one wanted to learn state-of-the-art best practises for museum standards involving all kinds of artifacts, then this is the authoritative book:

 

MUSEUM REGISTRATION METHODS - American Assoc. of Museums, publisher

 

http://www.amazon.com/New-Museum-Registrat...s/dp/0931201314

 

The best $20 (used paperback version) anyone seriously concerned with storage, preservation, marking, shipping et al will ever spend.

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http://www.bcin.ca/Interface/openbcin.cgi?...p;Chinkey=66749

 

Abstract: Contents: Introduction: Part I. Basic procedures - The registration department; Incoming and outgoing material. The registration of objects; Measuring and marking objects; Storage and care of objects; Loans from museum collections; Packing and shipping collections. Part II. Special information - A terminology for describing objects in a museum of anthropology, by Geraldine Bruckner; Classifying paintings, drawings, and prints by media, by Laurence Majewski; The inspection of art objects and trial glossary for describing condition, by Richard D. Buck; Card records - their organization and duplication, by David B. Little; Cataloguing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Marcia C. Harty; Cataloguing prints in the Museum of Modern Art, by Dorothy C. Lytle; A classification system for art objects, by Winifred Kennedy; Accessioning, marking, and storing scientific collections, by William A. Burns; Registration methods in a museum of science and industry, by Sterling H. Ruston; Accession records in a historical museum, hy Margaret P. Pearsall; Preparing art exhibitions for travel, by Virginia Pearson; Importing and exporting museum collections, by Dorothy H. Dudley; Canadian import and export regulations affecting museums, by George Hulme; Competitive exhibitions, by Irma Bezold; Receiving centers for competitive exhibitions, by Paul Mills; References at end of chapters; Index. -- AATA


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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USMF member "siege1863" posted this excellent advice for dealing with photos mounted in old albums:

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"I have a number of photo collections that had to be removed from albums due to various reasons. Most of the war-time albums use highly acidic paper (the thick back stuff). Over time, this well cause photos to shift color or be "burned." I also removed photos because they were originally held in place using tape. The longer tape remains in place, the more damage it will do. The damage is usually a staining of the image. Every once in a while I will find mold or insect damage.

 

To remove tape from photos, I use an archival product called PEC-12. It comes in a small spray bottle and can be applied directly to the photo, a soft wipe, or cotton swab. Be careful in that one of its uses is to remove ink. If your photos have handwritten notations on the front or back, do not allow the PEC-12 to soak through to these areas.

 

Tape can sometimes be a bit difficult to remove. The first application of PEC-12 tends to lift the celo strip itself and additional wiping/swabbing will be necessary to remove the gum. The cleaner is great for removing finger oils, dirt, and nicotine build-up. You would be surprised to see what comes off photos from the home of a smoker!

 

Once the photos have been cleaned and the solvent dried, I then place them into individual archival-safe photo sleeves. A great source for the sleeves is Bags Unlimited. I buy 100-count 3 1/2 X 5 for most uses. They are VERY inexpensive when compared to comparable sleeves from an archival supply company. I have been using them for years and have never had an issue.

 

For storage, I tend to keep them in small boxes or containers. If you have them standing on edge, as opposed to flat, be sure to place something against them to keep them loosely pressed together. If you do not, and the photos are allowed to shift, they will tend to become curled.

 

Another bit of advice regarding removing photos from albums...If they were mounted in some sort of order, photocopy the pages so that you will have a reference. This is especially true if there are notations written near the photos. In instances where I found notations, I carefully removed the photo from the page and then cut out the section with the notation. It was then put in a separate sleeve and keep with the photo. Also, I will lightly write in pencil the notation on the back of the photo. Be sure to do so as it was originally written."


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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USMF member "siege1863" posted this excellent advice for dealing with photos mounted in old albums:

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"I have a number of photo collections that had to be removed from albums due to various reasons. Most of the war-time albums use highly acidic paper (the thick back stuff). Over time, this well cause photos to shift color or be "burned." I also removed photos because they were originally held in place using tape. The longer tape remains in place, the more damage it will do. The damage is usually a staining of the image. Every once in a while I will find mold or insect damage...

Addition 1.11.11:

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...rt=#entry721573


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Hello Gents:

 

I have heard Renaissance Wax is good for preserving old leather. Has anyone else heard that or has anyone ever used this wax? I believe it is made in England.


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Because of this thread posted by USMF member "hawkdriver": http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...=113497&hl=

I thought it might be useful to single out microcystalline wax - one of the great inventions for preserving many types of artifacts.

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SAFE to protect all these Materials:

Wood; raw & finished. Leather, Parchment & Paper. Metal; Silver, Silverplate, Gold, Copper & Copper Alloys (Bronze, Brass, Tin, Zinc, German Silver, Nickel), Lead & Pewter, Iron & Iron Alloys, Tin & Tin Alloys. Damascus; Stone, Marble, Onyx, Limestone, Granite, Brick, Tile, Terrazzo, Obsidian, Alabaster; Gems, Glass, Porcelain, Holloware, Bone, Ivory, Horn, Shell & Mother-of-Pearl, Gutta Percha, Dammars; Gilding & Gold Leaf, Patinas. Enamel, Lacquer, Japanning, Cloute, Pose d'Or, Pique Point, Varnish, Marbleizing, Stains & Artificial Graining. Plastics, Formicas, Paints, Polyvinyl Acetates, Esters of Polymethyacrylic, Polycyclohexanones, Fiberglas Epoxy Resins

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Link see:

http://igiwax.com/industries-applications/...rystalline-wax/

 

Microcrystalline Wax

 

Unrivalled range of melting point, hardness & color grades to meet specific end-product needs

Conformance to FDA requirements as outlined in 21 CFR 172.886 & 178.3710

For markets restricting use of BHT, most grades available without the addition of antioxidant

IGI Microcrystalline wax is supplied as granule, pellet, slabs or liquid bulk, all designed to fit your processing needs

 

Definition of Microcrystalline Wax

 

Microcrystalline wax is a refined mixture of solid, saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons, and produced by de-oiling certain fractions from the petroleum refining process. Microcrystalline waxes differ from refined paraffin wax in that the molecular structure is more branched and the hydrocarbon chains are longer (higher molecular weight). As a result the crystal structure of microcrystalline wax is much finer than paraffin wax, and this directly impacts many of the physical properties. Microcrystalline waxes are tougher, more flexible and generally higher in melting point than paraffin wax. The fine crystal structure also enables microcrystalline wax to bind solvents or oil, and thus prevent the sweating-out of compositions.

 

Comparison of Microcrystalline and Paraffin Waxes

 

Paraffin Wax

 

Mainly unbranched alkanes

 

Crystalline

 

Brittle

 

Translucent

 

Low melting (48 to 70ºC)

 

Glossy

 

Hard

 

White

 

Odorless

 

 

Microcrystalline Wax

 

Mainly branched alkanes

 

Amorphous

 

Malleable

 

Opaque

 

Higher melting (54 to 95ºC)

 

Adhesive

 

Soft

 

White to Colored

 

Odorless

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Reliable sources for:

http://www.woodfinishsupply.com/RenWax.html

http://www.sculpt.com/catalog_98/Wax/Micro.htm

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HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Hello Gents:

 

I have heard Renaissance Wax is good for preserving old leather. Has anyone else heard that or has anyone ever used this wax? I believe it is made in England.

I didn't see your inquiry until this evening.

 

"Renaissance Wax" (aka microcrystalline wax) is indeed a good leather preservative, in fact extremely good.

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HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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For long and short-term storage and preservation of most metals, especially outdoor and machinery, thinking in terms of alternatives to cosmoline:

 

Exxon Rust-BAN 397

 

I have personally used, on a regular basis over a period of years, Rust-BAN on bronze, grey metal, mild steel, cast iron, aluminum and stainless steel long-term outdoor. It is a very liquid product, easy to apply without leaving a permanent or sticky surface. One annual application is more than sufficient in most cases. It has a mildly solvent character as well good for removing accretions such as other petroleums, tar and the like.

 

Of course, it is not correct for Cor-Ten unless the natural rusted surface does not need to be retained.

 

Rust-BAN, as one example, comes in a variety of grades such as 397 (above), 628, 623, 343, 191 etc. Caution: it does contain benzene.

 

It can be obtained readily from industrial suppliers usually in minimum 5 gallon units.

 

http://www.mil-specproducts.com/brands/Exxon


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Here's another supplier resource that popped up, might be worth considering:

 

http://www.archivalusa.com/468g.html


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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The following graphic comes from Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts.

 

In partnership with Penn Libraries, CCAHA has developed a free, printable poster picturing key preservation terms and guidelines in an easy-to-understand format. Here's the first graphic, on ideal temperature and humidity ranges for various objects. You can download the entire poster athttp://www.ccaha.org/publications/technical-bulletins.

 

 

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HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Here's their graphic about Relative Humidity:

 

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HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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This link will reveal how human saliva is used by professional conservators in certain circumstances, and is a gate into a very fine organization with tremendous resources having to do with preservation and conservation of historical artifacts:

 

http://conservation100.hrp.org.uk/a-little-bit-of-spit-and-polish/


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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This is quite a good resource for proper storage of photographic artifacts:

 

http://www.ccaha.org/uploads/media_items/storing-your-photographic-collection.original.pdf


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Thanks to all for the information and resources.

 

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Rare will be the one(s) among us who might ever need this information, but, just in case anyone is interested in oxygen-free storage of artifacts:

 

http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_resources/pdf_publications/oxygen_free_cases.html


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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A very good video (1 hour) on the specific topic of caring for artifacts made of plastic:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/news-in-conservation


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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