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Drying Music Rolls
By Jack Thalman

A neighbor's Ampico rolls became wet from water coming into his
storage area during the latest storm this week.  Knowing I have
a collection of them he is dropping off his wet rolls to me to see
what to do with them.  Are there any ideas on how to best dry them
out to rescue them?

Jack Thalman

 [ See "Ironing Piano Rolls", by Bruce Clark, in
 [ and "Drying Rolls", by Dan Wilson, in
 [ A librarian told me once that libraries have good results
 [ with "freeze drying", which actually is freezing the object and then
 [ placing the object in a vacuum chamber to remove the moisture by
 [ sublimation.  Here are a couple of the many references on the web: 
 [ The "initial swelling" during freezing might be more harmful to
 [ a roll than to a book.   Does anyone have any experience with this ?
 [ -- Jody

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