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Tissue - Acid-Free Buffered and Unbuffered
Our buffered tissue paper is made from high quality, acid-free, buffered (calcium carbonate), 10 lb. tissue with a pH value of 7.5 to 8.0. Ideal for interleaving, wrapping documents, manuscripts, photographs, textiles, silver and other artifacts.
This product is also recommended for textiles including cotton, linen, acrylic and polyester textiles but NOT recommended for protein-based textiles such as wool and silk, nor animal based products like leather or hair.
GLOBAL Unbuffered Tissue 24 X 36"
Our unbuffered tissue paper is made from high quality, acid-free, unbuffered, 100% high-alpha cellulose that has a neutral pH (7.0).
Ideal for use with protein-based textiles including wool, silk, leather, feathers, and hair which can be damaged by direct contact with a buffering agent. This product is also recommended for use with blue-prints, cynotypes and dye-transfer prints.
ARCHIVAL BOXES Acid-Free
GLOBAL boxes are the box of choice for individuals and institutions who seek a high quality, value for money solution for archival-grade storage. These are made from heavy 60pt archival board with heavy duty deeply pronged metal edge stay. Boxes have one-piece construction with a hinged lid and a double thick bottom. The boxes are acid-free and contain no lignin nor residual sulfur. They are treated with alkaline buffers to help neutralize the acidity of anything stored in them and resist atmospheric sulfur dioxide. Grey exterior with white interior.
GLOBAL Drop Front Archive Boxes - Buffered
GLOBAL brand drop front archive boxes provide maximum archival protection for standard size photographs and art prints. These high quality buffered boxes can also be used for textiles including cotton, linen, acrylic and polyester textiles but NOT recommended for protein-based textiles such as wool and silk. Two-piece construction and a drop front permit easy access to the stored items. Full telescope top for maximum stacking strength.
HOLLINGER Drop Front Boxes - Buffered
These storage containers provide maximum archival protection for standard size photographs and art prints. These buffered boxes can also be used for textiles including cotton, linen, acrylic and polyester textiles but NOT recommended for protein-based textiles such as wool and silk. Two-piece construction and a drop front permit easy access to the stored items. Full telescope top for maximum stacking strength.
HOLLINGER Hinged Boxes - Buffered
Hollinger boxes have long been the box of choice for individuals and institutions for their archival-grade storage needs. These are made from heavy 60pt archival board with heavy duty deeply pronged metal edge stay. Boxes have one-piece construction with a hinged lid and a double thick bottom. The boxes are acid-free and contain no lignin nor residual sulfur. They are treated with alkaline buffers to help neutralize the acidity of anything stored in them and resist atmospheric sulfur dioxide. Grey exterior with white interior. pH 9.1
HOLLINGER Textile Boxes
Smooth storage boxes with full depth lids for your finest textiles. Made from grey/white pH 8.5 buffered board with heavy duty deeply pronged metal edge stays.
Supplied with 20 sheets of 20" x 30" 12Lb unbuffered tissue to store of your finest textiles.
BINDERS - Archival and Specialty
One-piece clamshell presentation/storage album. Features 2 1/2" D-Ring assembly which allows album pages to lie flat when album is fully opened. Constructed from rigid lightweight paperboard and lined with acid-free barrier paper-tested to offer protection for up to 300 years. The outer covering is a finely textured,, acrylic coated fabric which is both moisture and vermin resistant. Triple strength reinforced cloth hinge withstands repeated use.
Album accommodates a wide variety of 3 ring storage pages. Black exterior, white interior. This binder box is perfect for top loading 3 ring clear document and picture sheets (example image - top loading sheets not included) which are too big for some enclosed binders. 11 1/4" X 9 5/8 X 3"
Hollinger Photo Binder Box
Hollinger Gray-white Acid and liginun free boxboard with heavy duty metal corners. Built in rings are round and NOT "D" shaped and hold standard 8-1/2" x 11" photo pages. The spine and top of the box lie flat when open, providing a double sided viewing area. 12-1/4" x 9" x 1.5".
UK Certificate Binders (for UK & Ireland birth, marriage and death certificates)
A new solution for storage for your UK birth, marriage and death certificates, and other documents. Family historians with UK ancestors know how difficult it is to find a suitable product in which to store the awkward-sized certificates for your UK family. These certificate binders not only give you an archivally sound storage method, they also provide easy access for users to view the cerificates without unnecessarily handling them. The deluxe textured and padded covers of provide a sense of quality when viewed or handled. 44.5cms x 27cms approx. (17.5ins x 10.75ins). This landscape, four 'O' ring, grained and padded PVC binder is available in three colours.
The binder has a transparent pocket on the spine, will lay flat when open. Each binder will hold up to 40 polypockets, thus storing up to 80 certificates if they are placed back to back, two per pocket.
This set of 5 tabbed dividers enables separation of polypockets in the certifcate binder into your own groupings (i.e. family groups; birth, death, marriage etc.). The dividers are made from fine-grade heavy-weight acid-free card stock.
39.8cms x 23.4cms approx. (15.5" x 9" internal measurement of the pocket). Made from crystal clear polyester these pockets have an extra secure opening on the short side which keeps contents firmly in place until the ring mechanism of the binder is opened. Polyester (Mylar) is inert (acid free) and is acclaimed and approved by museums and major archives as safe and suitable for long-term storage of documents.
39.8cms x 23.4cms approx. (15.5" x 9" internal measurement of the pocket). Made from clear polypropylene the polypockets open on the short side next to the binder rings, (ensuring that the contents do not fall out) and will hold documents up to the size given above. Polypropylene is inert (acid free), making it safe and suitable for long term storage of documents.
Always wear cotton gloves whenever you handle documents or photographs to prevent contamination by finger print oils, acid and dirt. A must for everyone handling old materials. One size fits most. 100% white cotton
MYLAR TOP LOADING ENVELOPES
Crystal clear Mylar is the toughest and strongest all polyester archival materials. Mylar gives acid free, long term protection without thickness or bulk. These top loading envelopes are sealed on three sides. They come in a variety of sizes and are suitable for all types of documents and photography. Perfect for display purposes and general storage.
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Sealed on 3 sides with a reinforced binding edge that prevents tearing at the holes. Acid-free, clear, polypropylene is non-clinging for easy handling. Won't stick, or lift off inks. Fits into regular 3 ring binders. Excellent for storage of photocopies, faxes, regular paperwork, etc.
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Made of acid-free 10 pt. Board, pH of 8.5%. 3% calcium buffer. File folders are basic to every archival filing system and are available in letter size (for 8 1/2" x 11" papers), legal size (for 8 1/2 x 14" papers)
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Acid-Free MANUSCRIPT EXPANSION FOLDERS
Made of heavyweight acid-free and lignin-free stock. These portfolio style manuscript folders have accordion sides to accommodate up to 1 1/2" of material and a large, prescored flap
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Permatec, Acid Free top loading envelopes. Made from 7 pt. Acid and lignin free paper, buffered with 3% calcium carbonate. No adhesive on flap and seams are sealed with ph neutral adhesive
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WRITING & ERASING
When accuracy, minute details, and preservation count, the unparalleled archival quality of Pigma Micron pens makes them everyone's first choice. Artist, writers, and illustrators reach for Pigma Micron and know their work is safeguarded with the permanence of Pigma ink. The first disposable technical pen using archival pigmented ink, Pigma Micron ink pen is selected for fine-point technical and artistic applications. Sakura invented and patented PIGMA® ink over 25 years ago. A formulation of pigment based inks, more complex and stable than dye based inks, PIGMA® ink has become the standard for what is defined as reliable, permanent, archival quality ink.
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pH TESTING - DEACIDIFICATION
A fast, easy, inexpensive and dependable way to determine the acidity of paper, documents, storage boxes, packing tissue, matte for framing, envelopes and more. To use the Abbey pH Pen, draw a small line or spot in an unobtrusive area of the material being tested. If the mark is pale yellow, the paper is acidic. If the mark is pale purple, the paper is neutral or alkaline. Purple indicates a pH of 7.0 or above. Paper often requires a pH of 7.0 or above in order to last a hundred years or more. Yellow indicates pH below 6.5. On papers of intermediate acidity, the mark will turn a tan color that combines yellow and purple. The light shade of the line helps make the spot-test as inconspicuous as possible. The Abbey pH Testing Pen is a time-proven product that is used with confidence by archivists, librarians and researchers.
pH Testing Pen - Calibrated
This pen takes over where other pH indicator pens leave off. The sophisticated chemistry of this pen provides instant, accurate pH readings on paper fom 1.0 to 12.0. Simply draw a line on a paper sample and match the resulting color with the color bar on the pen's barrel. It works just like a felt tip marker. 1/2" dia X 5 1/8" long.
A single application of the patented deacidification treatment neutralizes existing acids and extends the life of books, documents and other paper items by three to five times. It also leaves an alkaline reserve that protects against future acid problems.
PHOTO/DOCUMENT CONSERVATION MATERIALS
Polypropylene acid free photo corners will not harm your pictures. An added benefit of the self-adhesive backing is that while they remain firmly in place. Many of us think of photo corners like the ones in the photo albums our grandmother had. As times have changed, so has knowledge of the proper care for photographs. Today’s photo corners are not those of yesteryear. These Lineco adhesive photo corners are built for archival use and rely on a clean, minimalist design to help hold your pictures in place. There are 500 corners in a box
PHOTO DISPLAY & STORAGE PRINTFILE
Clear, archival grade, polypropylene photo display and storage system. The protective pages are designed for use with standard 3 ring binders and the pages have "pockets" for holding the photography firmly in place without the need for adhesives or corners. Available in a variety of pocket sizes as follows
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Our Heritage Preservation Starter Kit has everything you need to start organizing and conserving your family papers and photos at an attractive price. All the components meet or exceed stringent archival quality criteria. Each kit includes:
Four times magnification of both image and light. The Magnabrite “LGL”(Light Gathering Loupe) is a superbly crafted, solid acrylic 4X magnifier with a unique characteristics. It actually intensifies the light that passes through it, making the magnified subject clearer and nearly four times brighter. There are no bulbs or batteries in the LGL; the power behind its clarity and magnification is innovative optical engineering and precision lens grinding. What’s more, this North American-made loupe is very affordably priced. The Magnabrite® 4X Light Gathering Magnifier is made of crystal-clear solid acrylic, precision machined and polished in the same manner as camera lenses and other fine optics. The base of the magnifier is slightly concave to reduce the risk of scratching or damaging the lens surface. Other look-alike magnifiers in the same price range are hollow, molded plastic and do not offer the same features or quality as the Magnabrite® Light Gathering Magnifier. Ideal for family historians, designers, architects, graphic artists, photographers, crafters, model builders, collectors, hobbyists, and genealogists. Has also been proven to be a valuable tool for people experiencing the early stages of macular degeneration. Comes with a protective cloth bag with draw-string.
BOOKS - CONSERVATION, PRESERVATION & ORGANIZATION
By Kyla Ubbink
Published by Kyla Ubbink, Ottawa, 2014
Professional archival conservator Kyla Ubink has created this handy and durable reference sheet for those seeking to preserve and store their family archives materials. She shares much accurate and valuable information in just 4 pages! From identifying what causes damage and deterioration to how to combat it, Ms. Ubbink discusses safe storage methods for a wide variety of materials including documents, photos, textiles, physical objects and more. Also covered is how to respond to and overcome mould and pest infestations as well as other disasters. Because this resource will be referred to often, it is laminated for long life under frequent handling.
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RESEARCHERS' AID: Organize it - Systematic, Safe, Accessible. Organization Tips for Genealogists
By Jane L. Down
Published by Jane L. Down, Ottawa, 2012
It can be more challenging to organize and safely store paper records, photographs, digital records and artifacts than it is to obtain them in the first place. Jane Down shares valuable tips on document and keepsake organization and preservation in this handy 4 page laminated quick reference guide for genealogists. A complete list of included topics can be found in 'More information'
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BOOK - Conserving, Preserving, and Restoring Your Heritage
By Kennis Kim
Published by Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto
History surrounds us, in museums, in our community and in our homes. Whether objects were bought, found or inherited, these artefacts offer glimpses into the past- a time, place, event or person we wish to remember and share with the future. As custodians of pieces of our history, we are faced with how to maintain these items. Our family history may be held in documents, photographs, books, clothing or textiles, sometimes complete collections of items such as coins, trading cards or stamps. Once you’ve determined what you have, it’s time to decide how you’ll care for these things.
ISBN 978-1-55488-462-9 (Soft cover) More information
BOOK - Photo Organizing Practices: Daguerreotypes to Digital
By Maureen Taylor
Published by Published by Picture Perfect Press, Charleston, 2014
Do you have a pile of old family photographs collecting dust that you don’t know what to do with? Do you want to preserve the pictures in an organized manner, but you don’t know how? Maureen Taylor, “The Photo Detective” and author of Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900 and Hairstyles 1840-1900 explains the process of organizing and storing your photos to preserve them for generations to come. Photo Organizing Practices: Daguerreotypes to Digital will supply you with the tools you need to put your precious family photo collection in order. Creating an organizational system for your family treasures is easier than you think. This book will show you how. ISBN 978-0984845-09-5 More information
BOOK - Preserving Your Family Photographs
By Maureen A. Taylor
Published by Picture Perfect Press, USA, 2010
Organize and display your precious family photographs so that friends and loved ones can enjoy them for years to come! Maureen A. Taylor provides all the information you need to care for your family photograph collection. She outlines in straightforward steps how to add value to your home collection by using the methods that conservators and photo curators use every day. Each chapter ends by providing answers to a series of frequently asked questions. You’ll also find special appendices for sources of family photographs, along with important addresses for conservators, magazines, suppliers, societies, organizations, restoration services, archival storage facilities, Web sites and more. Don’t put off doing today what may be too late to do tomorrow. Preserve your family photographs now—and capture memories that will last a lifetime.
ISBN 1-55870-579-1 More information
BOOK - Tracing Your Ancestors Through Family Photographs: A Complete Guide for Family & Local Historians
By Jayne Shrimpton
Published by Pen & Sword, Barnsley UK, 2014
Jayne Shrimpton's complete guide to dating, analysing and understanding family photographs is essential reading and reference for anyone undertaking genealogical and local history research. Using over 150 old photographs as examples, she shows how such images can give a direct insight into the past and into the lives of the individuals who are portrayed in them. Almost every family and local historian works with photographs, but often the fascinating historical and personal information that can be gained from them is not fully understood. They are one of the most vivid and memorable ways into the past. This concise but comprehensive guide describes the various types of photograph and explains how they can be dated. It analyses what the clothes and style of dress can tell us about the people in the photographs, their circumstances and background. Sections look at photographs of special occasions - baptisms, weddings, funerals - and at photographs taken in wartime, on holiday and at work. There is advice on how to identify the individuals shown and how to find more family photographs through personal connections, archives and the internet - and how to preserve them for future generations. Jayne Shrimpton's handbook is an authoritative, accessible guide to old photographs that no family or local historian can be without.
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BOOK - Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900
By Maureen A. Taylor
Published by Picture Perfect Press, USA, 2011
Maureen A. Taylor, expert in historical photography, and author of authoritive books on identifying dates, people and places in old photographs, has turned her attention to headwear in Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900. Throughout history, hats have been a prevalent part of life. Sometimes they served a very practical function and sometimes had only a fashionable purpose. Between 1840 and 1900 hats were worn by nearly everyone on a daily basis. Examining the hats, bonnets, and other toppers in pictures of one’s ancestors can surprising information about the individual. Taylor helps unlock these fashionable mysteries through the information provided in this guide.
ISBN 978-0-984-84500-2 More information
BOOK - Fashionable Folks: Hairstyles 1840-1900
By Maureen A. Taylor
Published by Picture Perfect Press, USA, 2009
Using the clues from Maureen Taylor, you can learn a surprising amount about your ancestors by studying their portraits. How they wore their locks for the photographer — whether straight or curled, clean shaven or fringed, oiled or bewigged — will tell you a lot about them. Maureen Taylor’s tips for “reading” the clues of clothing and hairstyles will help you discover when those pictures were taken, how old the subjects were at the time, and how wealthy they were. Hairstyles can even tell us a great deal about their personalities: Were they conservative or up on the latest trends? Who were their heroes and role models? What was their relationship to each other. This book is particularly useful to genealogists, social and personal historians, costume designers and hairstylists.
ISBN 9780578034904 More information
BOOK - Help! I've Inherited an Attic Full of History - Revised Edition
By Althea Douglas, M.A. C.G.(C)
Published by Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto
This practical book was written especially for people who willingly or unwillingly find themselves as the custodians of a portion of history, be it their families' history, or the history of a business, an institution, or a club. Douglas skillfully conducts the reader through the steps they must take to gain physical control over a variety of material which comes into their hands, advising how to evaluate it, and whether to maintain or dispose of it. She covers simple conservation proceedures and the maintenance of the materials which have been retained for their sentimental and historical value.
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