Treatment trials continued… (part III)

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RESULTS – PEGGING

Before treatment

Before

Peg drying

Peg drying

After treatment

After

The peg method was quite successful in reducing the planar distortion on the fully humidified sample. The pins were put straight through the ends of the pegs, meaning the parchment was held very taught with not much room for movement. If using this method on the Great Parchment Book, which is much more fragile, we would want to allow for more movement to prevent tearing. Therefore elastic bands would be attached to the pegs and the pins put through these to allow for more flexibility.

Close-up before treatment

Close-up before

Close-up after treatment

Close-up after

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