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Date completed : 8 May 2019 Duration : 3 Months
Ann-Marie Miller

The purpose of repair was to enable handling by staff and researchers with the intention of reusing all elements of the current binding.  Dry cleaning prepared the text block for the repaired binding and prevented the transfer and embedding of loose acidic dirt.  The old repairs were removed with the local application of poultices to reactivate the adhesive.  The were returned and kept alongside the repaired binding.  The text block was repaired using lightweight and flexible Japanese papers, making sure that all inscriptions were fully legible and the weakened areas supported for future handling. Acrylic-toned Japanese paper has provided a good level of protection to the repaired and consolidated corners and board edges.  The sewing was repaired using the existing sewing stations and the spine engineering recreated, with a new spine piece.  The binding has been fully re-backed with archival leather toned to match to provide strength in the joints.

HSBC Staff Index – 1920’s Spring Back Account Binding
HSBC Staff Index – 1920’s Spring Back Account Binding
HSBC Staff Index – 1920’s Spring Back Account Binding
Repair of Spine
HSBC Staff Index – 1920’s Spring Back Account Binding
HSBC Staff Index – 1920’s Spring Back Account Binding
HSBC Staff Index – 1920’s Spring Back Account Binding

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