Volume 15, Number 2
Products & Services
Steam Generation Tools Compared
Nick Hindhaugh compares the Ministeam with an early model of the
Orde Solomons Steam Pencil on p. 11-2 of Paper Conservation
News, December 1990. He discusses safety, noise, warmup
time, spitting at the nozzle, and ease of handling, and gives
British sources of each.
Equipment for Sale
Harcourt Bindery has surplus equipment for sale:
1 small nipping press
1 Hickok board shears, steel table and back gauge (like a Jacques),
1 18 1/2" job backer, all metal
1 Kensol Library model stamping press, swivel head
New stocks of English calf, natural and medium brown, aniline
dyed, excellent quality @ $12/ft.
Contact Sam Ellenport, Harcourt Bindery, 51 Melcher St., Boston,
MA 02210 (617/542-5858).
Special uses are being found for pocket-size temperature and
humidity loggers that run off batteries, accumulating a record that
can later be printed out on a computer. Besides those described on
p. 147 in last year's volume of AN, there is monitoring
of objects being frozen as a disinfestation measure. Lydia Preiss
has a report in the AICCM Newsletter of a project in which some
tapestries were frozen. Freezing will become part of their annual
maintenance program for the tapestries.
One company that makes these devices is Giffords Services Corporation,
61 Brightside Ave., Central Islip, NY 11722 (516/234-1350; fax
516/234-3808). Three of their customers are Columbia University,
Johns Hopkins Medical Archives and Pace University.
Suppliers' Catalogs Received
- Campbell-Logan Bindery (212 Second St. North, Minneapolis,
M 55401 (612/332-1313) has a brochure that describes (with diagrams)
the materials and methods they use for rebinding old books without
taking them apart or stab-sewing; in other words, re-covering
without destroying the old sewing ("Alphabind®").
- Archival Products (2134 E. Grand, Des Moines, IA 50305, 800/526-5640)
has an attractive new catalog on their protective enclosures and
brittle book replacement (copying &O binding) service. Preservation-relevant
information is generously provided.
- BookLab's 1991 catalog describes its wide range of services
(limited edition binding, boxmaking, collection maintenance repair
and preservation photocopy), with details of matters important
for preservation. They are associated with both Acme Bookbinding
Co. and Bridgeport National Bindery, two Massachusetts library
binderies. Contact BookLab at 8403 Cross Park Dr., Suite 2E, Austin,
TX 78754 (512/ 837-0479; fax 512/837-9794).
- RandTech Archival Conservation (Proprietor Eric Randle, 677
Pritchard Rd., Comox, British Columbia, Canada V9N 6Z7; tel/fax
604/339-6800) moved from Ottawa to Vancouver Island last October.
It has information sheets rather than a catalog. Clients include
museums, a law library and collectors of baseball cards
and other paper items. Relevant information on preservation aspects
is provided generously.
- Paper Technologies sent out fliers recently on its archival
boxboard (light tan, 20 pt., lignin-free) and its Neutral pH Glassine
Paper, which is produced without the use of any acid. Address:
25801 Obrero, Suite 4, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (714/768-7497;
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