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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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    DRAFT Trade card of F G Kebby, umbrella maker

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    • 1760-1818
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    Trade cards Banks 123.8

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    Treatment date

    26 May 1995

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    Treatment proposal

    Lift, remove debris, surface clean, wash, flatten, repair, rehinge to backing as appropriate.


    Surface dirt. Corner of 690 liftng.

    Treatment details

    Cleaned mechanically using Staedtler plastic eraser. Lifting corner readhered with Abra starch (wheat starch). Hinges of Inoshi Japanese paper adhered with Abra starch (wheat starch). Folded part of backing folded behind drawings. Humidified over damp blotters and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed.

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