New! Spit!

Fig. 1.  One fluid oz. of SPIT

One substance that is rarely mentioned in treatment reports is saliva. It’s remarkable enzymatic efficiency is likely as close to a universal solvent as can ever be devised.  But some conservators are reluctant, and others embarrassed, to produce adequate quantities for larger projects, especially if the director of the library or museum can walk into the conservation lab at any moment. So I’m quite proud to offer this primo secretion.  This is the good stuff: pure, clean, viscus, and strong. Contains an exceptionally high concentration of ptyalin; a little goes a looong way. I’ve even managed  to reverse PVAc with it! An exceptional expectorate. Limited supply—even with the anticipation of a dinner at Per Se, I can only make about 2.5 oz. a day. Do not confuse SPIT™ with second rate dribble, drool or slobber.

SPIT™: $439.00/ oz. 

*Mention this ad and the first 10 customers will receive a free finger nail! Great for mechanical removal of surface accretions!