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Some Useful PDFs

Too big for the forum, so have tied them to the Cloud with hairy string. A couple are pretty high level stuff, but definitely worth a read (especially if you have anything in your display, especially iron, that has a ring of ‘dandruff’ around it)

Settlers: New Zealand Immigrants From England, Ireland & Scotland 1800–1945

Gold and Silver Hallmarks (UK)

Handbook to Foreign Hallmarks (1898)

Trademarks on Base-Metal Tableware

Brilliant Manual covering cleaning and preservation of, well, everything (wood, leather, bone, iron, pewter…)

Archaeologist’s Manual for Conservation

Storage and Display of Metalwork

Enjoy.!!

MW

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Another couple…
Guide to Conservation of Metals

And

Dialogue between Conservators and Corrosion Scientists (Interesting read)

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@Lammerlaw Glad someone [finally] read it! Much can be gleaned from those talking candidly…

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The only thing is that when I see references like them I want to track down copies of most of them for my library and being destitute, insolvent, bankrupt and otherwise financially embarrassed I can’t afford that…bugger.