Putty powder

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An abrasive made from tin oxide. Putty powder was used for polishing glass and marble.

Synonyms and Related Terms

putty; jewelers putty


Properties of Common Abrasives

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 642
  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • R.M.Organ, Design for Scientific Conservation of Antiquities, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1968
  • George Savage, Art and Antique Restorer's Handbook, Rockliff Publishing Corp, London, 1954

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