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Archival Document, &
Artifact Preservation Products
has everything you need to get you organizing and conserving your family papers and photos at an attractive price. All the components stringent archival quality criteria;
- 1 Letter (12 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 2 1/2) or Legal size (15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 2 1/2) Heavy Duty Storage Box in Rich Royal Blue fabric
- 1 Plastic Label Holder and Insert for box identification.
- 6 letter or legal size Acid-free file folders (full cut)
- 20 letter or legal size sheets of Permalife bond paper for interleaving
- 6 Mylar Preservation Envelopes Letter (9 x 12) or Legal (9 1/2 x 14 1/2) Size (top loading)
- 1 Pigma Pen
- 6 Letter ( 9 x 12) or Legal (9 1/2 x 14 3/4) Size acid free storage Envelopes
- copy of our catalogue
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ARCHIVAL BOXES Acid-Free
Letter Slim (12 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 2 1/2) More information
Letter Regular (12 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 5) More information
Legal Slim (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 2 1/2) More information
Legal Regular (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 5) More information
HOLLINGER DROP FRONT/HERITAGE SCRAPBOOK BOX - Acid-free
Store two Heritage Books in an acid-free environment with these durable drop front style boxes. Also, good for use with oversize photographs and documents. Full telescope top for maximum stacking strength.
15" x 11 1/2" x 3"
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.
7" x 10" More information
9" x 12" More information
9" x 14 1/2" More information
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.
8 1/2" x 14" Pkg of 25 More information
8 1/2" x 14" Pkg of 50 More information
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
Letter Size More information
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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
6 x 9 More information
8 ½ x 10 ½ More information
9 x 12 More information
9 ½ x 14 ¾ More information
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.
Fine tipped, black:
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
3 ½ " x 5" (holds 8 photos per page) More information
4" x 6" ( 6 photos/page:modern photos) More information
5" x 7" (holds 4 photos per page More information
8" x 10" (holds 2 photos per page) More information
8 1/2" x 11 (holds 2 photos per page) More information
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 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
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 (softcover) 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.
ISBN 0-7779-2129-4 (softcover) More information
BOOK - Protect Your Precious Documents
By Louise St. Denis
Published by Heritage Productions, Toronto, 2002
You have taken the time to find all your family's precious documents, photos and mementoes, now take the time to protect them for future generations to enjoy. Topics include: Cleaning proceedures; Enemies of preservation; Paper documents; Photographs & negatives; Family books; Audio recordings; Live action recordings; Heirlooms on fabric, wood and metal.
ISBN 0-819018-08-7 (cerlox bound) More information
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