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Friday, 22 February 2013

Ennis Town Commissioners Minute Book

Minute Book Conserved for Civic Reception in
Clare County Council

Old spine Linings
Ennis Town Commissioners Minute Book  was required for a civic function in Ennis on Friday 22nd February. Irene Franklin, Archivist, Clare County Council had the volume delivered to us in   the bindery in Muckross House.
The volume required overall dry cleaning using smoke sponge, cotton wool and erasers. The first few section and the last sections were loose and in need of paper repairs. We toned Japanese tissue  and commenced tear and spine repairs.
Old index tabs were removed as these had been crudely attached at a later stage. After sewing the volume was lined with Japanese tissue and Aero Linen.

Repaired Volume
As the volume had no binding we rebound in a similar style to its original . Acid free elephant boards were laced in under linen joints. Rebound in an Acid free Archival calf  spine with Heritage buckram sides and Archival calf lettering piece blind blocked.

We managed to complete the project and delivered it back to Clare County Archives in the tight time frame window required.

Mucros Conservation Bookbinding, Muckross House,Killarney,Co. Kerry, Ireland. Tel : + 353 (0)64 6670151     

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