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Re: Brass Plaque
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Brass Plaque
- From: Audrey Niffenegger <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 11:38:59 -0600
- Message-Id: <199812171743.JAA21572@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
- Organization: Columbia College Chicago
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When I was a picture framer we frequently used silicone (as in bathtub caulk) to
adhere small metal plaques to wood/fabric/matboard etc. It works well and you
can easily remove it later. (Use the clear silicone.) I have no idea if it's
achival/exudes vapors/whatever but it certainly does adhere. Audrey Niffenegger
Jane M Brown wrote:
> MIght I suggest an optician for the screws that hold glasses together. They
> could probably be adapted for attaching a brass plate to either wood or
> Jane Brown
> Charleston, SC
> --On ThuTu, Dec41722199897 8:25 AM +0000 "Rodney Fry 01276 64566 x4151; GNET
> *821" <rod.fry@GECM.COM> wrote:
> > > A customer recently brought a brass plaque that she wanted mounted on
> > > inside back cover of an altar missal. The customer had seen such
> > > adhered to altar bibles and missals with short brads. Since the
> > > is a large book, the boards are thicker than usual.
> > >
> > > I suggested a trophy business might be helpful and thought I would
> > > the list.
> > >
> > > Does anyone have experience with a situation like this? If so, where
> > > you acquire the brads?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Artemis
> > Some years ago I washed and rebound a 1611 Bible with leather covered oak
> boards and brass fittings. Some of the "brads" were missing. Having taken
> the remainder of the original brads out they were obviously just slivers of
> brass cut from thin sheet.
> > I suggest you try to find a source of a piece of scrap brass sheet, e.g.
> scrap metal merchant or non-ferrous metal merchant may have offcuts, but
> this will be expensive. A possible alternative are brass panel pins of the
> right thickness, but make sure they are brass and not coloured brass!
> > Another source for such a small quantity could be a mains electrical plug
> which has brass parts. I think also the flat spade connectors found in
> modern cars for making connections are often brass.
> > Unfortunately brass is generally fairly soft and it may be necessary to
> start a hole in the board to avoid bending them. Certainly the ones I
> removed from the oak boards were bent - which is not surprising.
> > Rodney Fry
> > Berkshire
> > England
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org>