How to Preserve Old and Brittle Newspaper Clippings

Dissolve 1 milk of magnesia tablet in 1 quart of club soda.

Let stand overnight

Stir well and pour into a shallow pan

Lay newspaper clipping flat in pan and soak for 1 to 2 hours

Carefully remove and place on soft towel to dry

The clipping will remain preserved for several decades.


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