Maffra and District Historical Society

M&DHS operates the Maffra Sugar Beet Museum, part of the Local History Collection at the Maffra Library, and a Dairy Museum at the Robotic Dairy at Winnindoo.

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Location: Victoria, Australia

Saturday, November 10, 2012

At the End of Day 3

As day three ends, things are coming under control. Pauline came to work with us, and instantly went home and got her two clothes horses, above.

The 29-line ones are brilliant, even though they are lightweight. But you don't want to put heavy books on them anyway. Although early telephone books can be quite heavy when wet. Most of the day they sat in the breeze at the front door. The last of the wet books from the library also came down for assessment/treatment.

At the end of the day, with the clothes horses inside, even then the "wet" room was quite ordered. All the single sheets of paper are dry, we just have a job now continually visiting and fanning the books. And boxing the dried items in some sort of order.

Neville came to visit - he is off to try and get funding to purchase about ten clothes-horses, and will offer storage, so they can be grabbed quickly if this happens to anyone else.

Definitely more organised than Day 1 or Day 2. We may yet be clear in time to have our meeting in here on the 19th. Thanks to John, Carol, Spencer, Pauline and Lyn for joining in the fun today.

Stand by in the next couple of days for "What we have learned from all this".


Blogger Heather said...

I am very sorry, Linda, that you have had this disaster. I love your idea of using clothes horses and your wind tunnel was a great idea. Hopefully I will never have to put your ideas into action! Keep up the good work.

November 10, 2012 at 9:29 PM  

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