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Offline Gilead

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Keep your glass safe at all times.
« on: February 11, 2011, 12:38:01 AM »
Hi something we all need when you collect glass Museum gel to save your  :cry: click the link below.

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Re: Keep your glass safe at all times.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 12:49:50 AM »
The entire Saviati collection that was given to Stanford was broken in an earthquake. I wondered why Salviati would give the collection to a place that had frequent earthquakes.

I used the QuakeHold for a while just to keep my glass safe. One problem is that it held so well, I almost had to break some of my glass to get it free. It wasn't like glue, but it sure had a tight seal. I won't use it on delicate things anymore. Nothing broke, but it was not fun.
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Re: Keep your glass safe at all times.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 06:11:49 PM »
Hi earth quake is different gel i think but i know tha Museum gel is the way forward  :hiclp:


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Re: Keep your glass safe at all times.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 10:02:22 PM »
Have to tell you this little story, if only to alert you to this being a possibility......

We were expecting visitors, and I decided it was time for a clean and polish in the lounge.  John volunteered to do the vacuuming......before he started,  something made him look at the lovely cabinets I had made late last year to house some of my collection. ( I think Anne has photos???)

"Rosie,  he said,  can you take the glass out of the cabinets very carefully please?"
"I wasn't going to clean the cabinets!" I said.
"Well, still empty them please,  but very carefully."
"Why?"
"Look at the plastic pins they have used to support the glass shelves!"

I looked, and to my horror,  they were all starting to droop, distorted by the weight of the shelves and glass animals!!

Whilst I was emptying the cabinets and cleaning the animals, he just machined up 40 metal pegs to replace the plastic ones..................oh thank goodness for Handy Hubbies!!  I dread to think of what might have happened if he hadn't noticed.

Another little anecdote with a cautionary element....check your shelf supports!!
Rosie.

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Re: Keep your glass safe at all times.
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 11:42:12 PM »
Hi Roise been there got the tea shirt in so much as when i see old units with metal pins i keeps them have quite a few if any one is interested  :chky:

 

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