23 July 2002
Reason for treatment
Clean to remove surface dirt, grease or tarnish.
None given. Card has old number 1939, 1010.4b (now 4 and 4a) No req.
1. Repairs to beaded gold wire work. 2. Plates let in 'same as 4a' (Not clear exactly where). 3. Repairs to stone inlay in centre. 4. Hinge re-made from flat strips of gold bent to form a tube. Each tube brazed seperately into position. [Schematic diagram of shoulder clasp with various arrows 1,2,3. Diagrams available in envelope containg old work cards in dept. filing system] Section to show attachment of tubes on hinge. [Small diagram illustrates this.] S Davison Nov As I couldn't find a method of raising fallen garnets [see record for 1939,1010.4], I decided to reomve the lacquer from this shoulder clasp using large swabs of cotton wool only. (ie no applicator sticks), to eliminate the possiblility of pushing any garnets down into their cells. Object left unlacquered.