J.CAC VOLUME 22 (1997)

A Technical Note on the Treatment of Tin Plate: The Five Percent Solution

Colleen Day

The treatment of a collection of tin-plated iron objects is described. Rust was removed from the surface of patinated tin plate using 5% citric acid thickened with gelatine. The thirty-six objects were treated in the context of a redevelopment project at Green Gables, a historical house in Prince Edward Island National Park.

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