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RE: Glass Negative Help Needed - a bit OT

Hi Clair,

I would just add two coats of polyurethane finish to the boxes both inside
and outside. This should seal the wood pretty well. Glass plates who have
been in unfinished wood plates for 100+ years without any protection are
usually in good condition provided they were kept in relatively dry

The first think you should do is scan the plates, or make copy photographs
of them, as a backup against further physical damage.


-----Original Message-----
From: cadunn [mailto:cadunn@vt2000.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 3:20 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Glass Negative Help Needed - a bit OT

Greg --
Thanks. Lovely box and I do indeed know someone who could make them.

AND, I have what may be a dumb question -- what about the acid in the wood?
Will it eventually further damage the emulsion in that closed environment?


Gregory Popovitch wrote:
> Boxes such as this one are a good way to safely store glass plates. 
> http://tinyurl.com/6ary4b
> Maybe you can find someone able to make modern ones.
> Greg