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Re: Cleaning cloth book covers



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Thanks.   I'll remember.  Bog or bag!  :-((
As far as the dry vulcanized rubber is concerned, --I interpreted this to be
some kind of eraser.   Perhaps one of those white ones.   Is that in fact
what you mean?
    I live essentially in an artist colony, and the book belongs to a
furniture maker.  (My repairing it was a trade for a new top for my board
shear.)   The book was returned last night.  I think (candidly) that he uses
it in his shop and although it looks a lot better than it did, I doubt that
absolute cleanliness of the cover is a priority with him....(otherwise he's
shop would be much neater!  :-)
    (He was thrilled!)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dorothy Africa" <africa@LAW.HARVARD.EDU>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: Cleaning cloth book covers


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> I think it was a wonderful typo, Virginia, a bog of crumbled eraser is a
> wonderful coinage, because I am always leery of those cloth bag things.  A
lot
> of old books carry mold spores and what not, so I wonder what one might be
> transferring from book to book with them.  I prefer the dry vulcanized
rubber
> sponges because I can cut them into pieces and dispose of the used bits
when I
> finish cleaning.  Nor do I worry about leaving minute deposits of eraser
dust
> in the grain of the cloth or leather.
> Each to his own, though, and I do not mean to impune the reasoning of
those
> who opt for the bag/eraser crumb cleaner.   The eraser crumbs are
sometimes
> the only way to get tougher stains and dirt out.
>  Dorothy A.
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> virginia@GROVE.NET wrote:
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> > Thanks.
> > What I used is marked "dry cleaning pad" but it actually seems to be a
bog
> > of crumbled eraser.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Michael Stewart" <WeSpeakVolumes@AOL.COM>
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> > Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 7:21 PM
> > Subject: Cleaning cloth book covers
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> > > There is a difference between drycleaning pads and crumbled eraser;
the
> > latter can be purchased by the bag. Try that.
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> > > Michael Stewart
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