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Carter No.: 021xx

Handlist description: Board of wood covered with gesso and painted blue

Card/Transcription No.: 021wwxx

21. Contents (cont.) 55


Board of wood covered with gesso and painted blue. L. 36.8, W. 27. Thickness 4 mm. 1.8 from centre of one end a hole 4 mm. in diam. for suspension: In this a piece of cord 1.5 mm. in diam. still remaining.

Purpose? May have been a tally-board, for making a list of the garments.

Treatment: Cleaned with dry brush and afterwards sprayed with solution of celluloid in acetone.


Similar board. L. 36.5: W. 26.5 Similar hole in end, but no cord remaining.

These two boards rested on the bottom of the box.

Treatment: See above for ww.

Card no. 021wwxx relating to Carter no. 021xx
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