[QuakeHold! by Trevco, San Marcos, CA] A brand name for a soft, sticky mineral wax used for positioning and earthquake stabilization of small objects. QuakeHold! Museum Wax™ is composed of Microcrystalline wax softened with petroleum jelly. It was formerly sold under the brand name of Anchor Wax™. Other QuakeHold products include Museum Putty and Museum Gel.
Synonyms and Related Terms
museo de cera (Esp.)
Brand names: Quakehold!; Quake Wax; Museum Wax; Anchor Wax
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in mineral spirits. Non-acidic.
Resources and Citations
- Neeha Velagapudi, Emily Fryer, Sarah Murray, Kristen Ramsdale, Sebastian Denize, Sam Adshead, 'Finding a Temporary Adhesive for Securing Objects for Display in Earthquake-prone Regions' Studies in Conservation, 68(1), 36-42, 2023 link
- Quakehold: Museum Wax
- Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997