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flaking paint

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Evelyn 1 year, 7 months ago.

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  • #135416

    Evelyn
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    I have a medical device (haven’t determined yet what it is) stored in a box. It is probably early to mid century. The paint is flaking in very tiny pieces. How do I remove it safely from the box for cataloguing? How do I preserve paint and prevent more from flaking?

  • #135432

    Amanda Malkin
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    Hi Evelyn,

    Generally, what do you suspect the medical device is made from? What kind of box is it stored in?

    Can you provide a photograph of the device in the box?

  • #135433

    Evelyn
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    Hi Amanda, I will double check but the material it is painted on is probably tin and the box is cardboard. I get a picture today to post.

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