[GBW] Re: ground cloves in books???

Laird Thompson jstbookbinder at mindspring.com
Mon Aug 13 15:10:34 EDT 2007


I would be concerned that the oil in clove would cause staining within the
page folds.  I sure hope the books you've tried this with weren't further
damaged.  I'm curious...
Judy Thompson
jstbookbinder at mindspring.com
>    3. Re: musty smell in papers (Cattermole Books)
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> From: Cattermole Books <penny at stratos.net>
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> Dear Mark,
> there is a product available at sales at bookdeodorizer.com. Buy it and
> follow instructions for serious musty smells. We have had some success
> with ground cloves dusted between each page of books and put away in a
> sealed plastic bag for at least a year. However, this only works if the
> smell is not too bad. We know that freezing and baking have no effect,
> nor, if the smell is bad does it help to disassemble the book and wash,
> dry, and resize.
> Bill
> Cattermole Books
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> Mark Arend wrote:
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> > A friend has some papers that have been stored in a basement and have
> > picked up a musty smell.  They're not valuable--old music scores &
> > some books. I suggested putting them in a plastic tub with kitty
> > litter.  Any other advice I can give her?
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> > Mark Arend
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