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== Forms/Sizes ==
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Silvercloth is about  38" wide and is always brown as the silver embedded in the fabric will tarnish slightly, causing the fabric to change to various hues of brown over the years.
  
 
== Additional Images ==
 
== Additional Images ==

Latest revision as of 13:12, 2 December 2019

Pacific Silvercloth

Description

[Pacific] A registered trademark for a silver antitarnish storage fabric. Pacific Silvercloth® is a dark-color cotton flannel embedded with tiny sacrificial silver particles. As a covering for silver objects, the Pacific Silvercloth® provides protection from sulfur-containing pollutants, dust, and scratches. The cloth may be used to make bags or line trays for storage of silver and silver alloys (Arenstein et al. 2019).

Synonyms and Related Terms

silver cloth; antitarnish cloth

Pacific Silvercloth

Hazards and Safety

Laundering reduces effectiveness.

Forms/Sizes

Silvercloth is about 38" wide and is always brown as the silver embedded in the fabric will tarnish slightly, causing the fabric to change to various hues of brown over the years.

Additional Images

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Lisa Goldberg, and Eugenie Milroy, ‘Support and Rehousing for Collection Storage’ In ‘Preventive Conservation: Collection Storage’ Lisa Elkin and Christopher A. Norris (eds.), Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, New York. 2019.
  • L. Selwyn, L. Selwyn, 'Historical Silver: Storage, Display and Tarnish Removal', J.IIC-GC, 15, 1990