Conservation of Waterlogged Linoleum

Author(s): Bobbyejo Evon Coke

Year: 2004


Linoleum has been around for over a hundred years. With its invention by Frederick Walton in the 1860’s a new means of durable floor covering was introduced to the world. This new invention was promoted as durable, hygienic, and easy to maintain. In agreement with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, a study was commissioned to seek the best means to conserve linoleum from a canal boat excavated in the summer of 2002 in Lake Champlain. The Sloop Island Canal Boat is part of an excavation project that is studying the ways of life on the lake. Conserving waterlogged linoleum is a new area of study in conservation, and there is very little information dealing with the topic. This study will provide a baseline for the conservation of linoleum.

Cite this Record

Conservation of Waterlogged Linoleum. Bobbyejo Evon Coke. Masters Thesis. Texas A&M University, Office of Graduate Studies. 2004 ( tDAR id: 391840) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8J38VR6

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1873 to 1915

Spatial Coverage

min long: -73.584; min lat: 44.147 ; max long: -72.963; max lat: 44.984 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): C. Wayne Smith; Marvin W. Rowe; Donny L. Hamilton; David Carlson

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