Re: Moldy smell in Old Railway Equipment Registers
That mold is feeding on the paper, and you may get rid of the smell however not kill the mold. The next time the humidity rises the mold could come back to life. And if you place these by other books, the mold could spread. You need to kill the mold.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
Keep the books isolated from other papers and get some freezer bags big enough to seal the books in the bag and freeze the books, sealed in the freezer bag in your home freezer for about two weeks-three weeks.
If you have a bunch of books check with a meat locker or a friend who has a larger freezer.
We have done this with donations to our archives that have came in with "that smell". It is cheap and effective.
And get a dehimidifier if you do not have one. Jim Dick - St. Paul
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