The clinder issue of the ARSC Journal went into this in some detail. If you
don't have one, you should be able to get it through the ARSC website.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Trey Bunn" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005 3:17 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] cylinder composition
> Hello all...
> I'm still working on the collection of wax cylinders
> which I've asked about on this list before. I have a
> (hopefully) specific question:
> What precisely are the cylinders made of? I seem to
> recall reading that they were made of different things
> over the years, from the earliest ones that were truly
> wax to the later ones which were, well, that's my
> question I guess. Most of the ones I'm working with
> are of the kind pictured on this page in the upper
> right corner:
> I'm asking because the conservator I'm working with
> wants to try a chemical treatment on them, but she
> wants to know exactly what kind of material we're
> dealing with, and more importantly if it may be harmed
> by ethylene oxide (either short term or long term).
> If there is too great a risk, we'll skip that idea,
> but I thought I'd throw it out to the list and see
> what people have to say.
> Trey Bunn
> Folklife Resource Center
> McKissick Museum
> University of South Carolina
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