Basic Preservation Kit for Time Capsules - 2022 - 106 Items
We designed this preservation kit for our time capsule boxes. The latest version of this kit has more than 275 different items. It has multiples of some of the items, so you get at least 106 items in this kit, including at least 4 archival holding bags that you can also use for time capsule storage. Because our preservation kits have evolved over time, this kit will not match the same designation we had 10 years ago! We've used customer feedback to help decide what items you want to see in a kit. Please see the detailed supplies below to see what's currently in your kit. By the way, these larger kits no longer contain the stationery, and only have the pamphlets pertaining to the preservation of items.
Basic supplies in all of our kits include acid free tissue, 9x12" buffered archival paper envelopes, archival plastic sleeves for various sizes of photos and digital documents (8.5x11", 5x7", 4x6"), archival Permalife paper, plastic bags in handy document sizes, Corrosion Intercept pouches, and a Preservation Kit Instructions Booklet as well as labeling instructions on the items.
Other things in the kit include Desiccant, Archival Tissue, and of course our main preservation booklet, Preservation Hints for Time Capsule Items.
Here is the exact archival supply listing for the Basic Preservation Kit for Time Capsules:
How Many in Kit - Description, Catalog Item No. (add AS-)
25 - 8.5”x 11” Letter Size Sheets Blank Permanent Bond Permalife®, AS-10012
5 - 9” x 12” Archival Paper Envelopes Buffered (flapped), AS-33913
1 - 10” x 13” Archival Paper Envelopes Buffered (flapped), AS-33013
5 - 20" x 30” Archival Buffered Tissue, each, AS-75130
5 - 24” x 36” Archival Buffered Tissue, each, AS-75136
10 - 4-5/8” x 6-1/2” Sleeve Envelope PP Open End for 4x6” (documents/photos), AS-38904
10 - 5-1/2” x 7-1/4” Sleeve Envelope PP Open End for 5x7” (documents/photos), AS-38905
10 - 8-3/4” x 11-3/16” Sleeve Envelope PP Open End for 8.5x11” Photos, Docs, AS-38908
5 - 8-15/16” x 11¼” Archival Clear PP Envelope for Photos, Documents, AS-34985
5 - 6” x 9” Archival Archival Document Zip Polyethylene Bag regular wt, documents, AS-36-20609
5 - 8” x 10” Archival Archival Document Zip Polyethylene Bag regular wt, documents, AS-36-20810
1 - 9” x 12” Archival Document Zip Polyethylene Bag heavy wt, documents, AS-36-40912
1 - 10” x 12” Archival Document Zip Polyethylene Bag heavy wt, documents, AS-36-41012
1 - 12” x 15” Archival Document Zip Polyethylene Bag heavy wt, newspapers, AS-36-41215
1 - 12” x 24” White Foam Cushioning, AS-75-12248
1 - Vial, Plastic Leakproof for seeds, hair (not liquids), AS- 42-92438
1 - 1 Unit DesiPak Air Drying Conditioner, AS-56701
1 - 6” x 8” Corrosion Intercept® Long Term Storage Pouch Flat , AS-56-34608
1 - 8” x 10” Corrosion Intercept® Long Term Storage Pouch Flat , AS-56-34810
1 - 3-1/4” x 4” (4” x 4-1/2” o. d.) MVP Seed Bag, Pins Bag, AS-88134-1
1 - 5-1/2” x 7” (6-3/8” x 7-1/2” o.d.) MVP Seed Bag, Pins Bag, AS-88157-1
1 - MVP Sealing Kit with Sample/Instructions/Seal Release, AS-88100
1 - Pen, Archival Pigmented Black Ink, AS-65000
1 - Glue Stick, Archival, to seal envelopes, AS-82601
1 - Preservation Hints for Time Capsule Items, AS-40617
1 - Preserving Newspapers, AS-40628
1 - Basic Kit Instructions, AS-40996
4 - Holding Bags, Plastic Polyethylene, archival, sizes vary
Note: All Items are Acid Free, Lignin Free, Inert, and Photo Enclosures (and Tissues) pass the PAT test for safe long term protection.
Use this size for time capsules whose volume is from about 800 to 2000 cubic inches or as a basis for more supplies later on. Yes, you can use it as a starter kit!
It's difficult for us to know exactly how many document envelopes or other supplies you might need. Some customers add a few more Corrosion Intercept bags to supplement the kit if needed. In fact, most all the items are available for purchase here separately. Just use the 'reorder number' on the list above. This list is also included with your kit.
How do we figure the cost savings for our kits? We take the single item price of each of the items, add that amounts to get a grand total. Then we take 20% off of that amount to get the special kit price for you. Often we make that special price even lower than calculated. Our goal is to save you at least 20%.
We always have supplies in stock (almost always) but sometimes the kit takes a few days if it has not been assembled yet.