[Dielectric chamber used to thaw frozen flood-damaged books] [slide].

[Dielectric chamber used to thaw frozen flood-damaged books] [slide].

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[Corning, N.Y. : Corning Museum of Glass, 1972]
1 slide : col.
Other Authors: 
Corning Museum of Glass.
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Caption title in The Corning Flood: Museum under water : Dielectric Chamber.
Slide condition: Good.
Copies in drawer: 1
Image displayed in the exhibition titled "The Flood of '72: Community, Collections and Conservation", held at the Rakow Research Library, May 24, 2012-January 3, 2014.
Slide owned by the Rakow Library.
Digitized from a slide by Boston Photo Imaging; Corning Museum of Glass; 2011.
Rights and Reproductions Manager.
Image orientation: landscape.
David Fischer and Thomas Duncan discovered a method of thawing and drying frozen books with the use of a dielectric dryer, reducing both time and manpower. The thawing time for an average volume, from frozen solid to completely thawed, was less than five minutes. "To the best of anyone's knowledge, this is the first time that dielectric heating apparatus has been used for this variety of paper materials." (Chemetraon News, v. 5, no. 8, September 1973, p. 4-7).
Images of 1972 flood
Flood 1972 : AV and other Library Material Restoration: Restoration
Object/Material Note: 
Published in The Corning Flood: Museum Under Water : 28535, p. 28, (fig.44b).