Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic
Conservation Notes

Rimmed wooden bucket

PNE-01-A-0220



Begin Conservation Log

11 November 1997

fresh pool water (2 changes) 25+ days

22 December 1997

11:30 pm placed in acetone at 1 Atm, 1 gallon of old, 1/2 gallon new. 11 hrs 1 Atm acetone

23 December 1997

10:40 am new acetone, vacuum--bubbles

11:40 am add vacuum, trouble with seal due to broken turnstop

1:20 pm add vacuum, +/- pressure

5:30 pm add vacuum, +/- pressure, few bubbles

5:35 pm changed to fresh acetone. Vacuum on--immediately lots of bubbles

7:15 pm periodic vacuum, +/- pressure, bubbles immediate with vacuum

7:30 pm 1 Atm until 10:30 pm

11:30 pm vacuum

24 December 1997

8:00 am vacuum, +/- pressure

1:20 pm polymer bath--3/4 1st batch (12/6-12/9 mix) 1/4 new batch

1:40 pm applied vacuum, vigorous bubbles

6:00 pm periodic vacuum, less bubbles

6:45 pm continue constant vacuum, small bubbles

8:00 pm 1 1/4 hr constant vacuum, small bubbles

25 December 1997

9:00 am vacuum--no bubbles from vessel. Note cracks on rim

9:30 am removed from polymer--draining. Note: several rim cracks and a few side splits. Vessel shrinkage during conservation. Top distortion

1:40 pm 1 Atm polymer mix. Q1 light 650 ml added to polymer mix to dilute. Noted cracks only after polymer bath

30 December 1997

catalyst added. Bagged with excess.

28 Febuary 1998

Inspection-- checked, cracked with white crystals

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    Last updated: 20 February 1998
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