1870 Newspaper

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1870 Newspaper

Postby JohnMcafee » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:33 pm

This beast came in for re-framing today., it must weigh over 100 pounds.

The newspaper sits a couple of inches from the glass and I suspect that the remaining box depth is taken up by a cavity containing silica gel or similar, though I haven't opened it yet.

With the hygrometer in the corner it looks like the framer was focussed on humidity.
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Re: 1870 Newspaper

Postby Roboframer » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:27 pm

I've never seen anything like that before! Maybe the cavity contains the rest of the newspaper or maybe that piece of something sticking out on the right is mountboard inserted between the front page and the rest of the paper. I wonder how it's mounted.

How are you going to re-frame/mount it?
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Re: 1870 Newspaper

Postby prospero » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:05 am

Nice bit of woodwork.

I wonder why someone would go to all that trouble and not get the page central in the frame.
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Re: 1870 Newspaper

Postby Not your average framer » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:13 pm

There's a serious amount of labour gone into that frame. Looking at the botton picture, you can see that the newspaper is a long way forward of the rear of the frame. I'm just wondering if this frame was made to hide something else in the back. You say that it must weigh over 100 pounds, that's very heavy for what we can see in the photo. It would be interesting to know why it's so heavy.
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Re: 1870 Newspaper

Postby kartoffelngeist » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:25 pm

Sorry to bump an old thread - piqued my curiosity...

Did you ever find out more about what was in the frame?
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Re: 1870 Newspaper

Postby JohnMcafee » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:47 pm

Turned out to be very solidly constructed. The front was cut from a single piece of timber (teak?) into which was set a piece of 6mm glass which might have been toughened, I didn't try to break it though.

The box was made from 1in marine ply. The area behind the false bottom was filled with silica gel beads. I think it was more the work of a joiner rather than a framer, but extremely well made. Brass screws were used throughout, each screwed into a little countersunk brass cup.
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Re: 1870 Newspaper

Postby JFeig » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:24 pm

Did you recharge the silica gel?
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Re: 1870 Newspaper

Postby JohnMcafee » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:08 pm

This was a re-framing job.

Didn't use silica gel, I can't think of any circumstances, in the normal course of events, where placing this stuff within a frame would be appropriate.
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Re: 1870 Newspaper

Postby MITREMAN » Mon May 14, 2018 9:39 pm

For your information.
http://www.apsnyc.com/uploads/Demystify ... %20Gel.pdf

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Re: 1870 Newspaper

Postby featurepiece » Tue May 15, 2018 10:33 am

MITREMAN wrote:For your information.
http://www.apsnyc.com/uploads/Demystify ... %20Gel.pdf

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I see that the "Hysteresis Corrected EMC/RH Isotherm Between 40-55% RH", I'm glad I know that now - the amount of mistakes I've made thinking it was 39-54% :Slap: :? :lol:

The article started off well & I thought - this is good, it appears to be an interesting read then it looks like Mark took over :giggle:
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Re: 1870 Newspaper

Postby David McCormack » Tue May 15, 2018 12:34 pm

featurepiece wrote:...then it looks like Mark took over :giggle:


Spilt me tea reading that, thank you :lol:
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