glass and silverware

rookie_fargo

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Conservation glass will not keep sterling silver from tarnishing, right? Or am I wrong?

Anyone?
 

Steph

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I'm not sure how effective it is but there is a product available that are treated paper strips that are suppose to slow the process down. But I think they still have to be changed every six months. So obviously you still have to have access to the piece. I believe its original purpose was to put in storage with your fine silver pieces.
 

preservator

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Silver is especially vulnerable to sulfur compounds an keeping it away from these and
other oxidizing gases can help to preserve it.
Glass can function as a vapor barrier and if
it is used in counjunction with a completely
sealed package, tarnish can be minimized.
Instructions for making such packages can be found
at: pictureframingmagazine.com. There are scavengers like silver cloth that may be useful,
as would use of zeolite laden mat board, but
keeping harmful gases away is most important.


Hugh
 

Peter Bowe

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Hugh,

As always good and useful advice.
I was struck by the combination of your line arrangement and your concise prose style - it gives your post a nicely spare zen koan/modern poetry kind of effect

Peter
 
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