Basic Preservation Kit for Time Capsules
We designed this preservation kit for our time capsule boxes. The latest version of this kit in 2019 has more than 27 different items (and multiples of some - so you get at least 82 items in this kit). 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.
Basic supplies in all of our kits include acid free tissue, 9x12" and 6x9" and other sizes of buffered archival paper envelopes, archival plastic sleeves for various sizes of photos and digital documents (8.5x11", 8x10", 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 the Time Capsule Inventory Sheet, Magazine Bags, Document Sleeves, Desiccant, Archival Tissue, and of course our main preservation booklet, Preservation Hints for Time Capsule Items.
Here is the exact supply listing for the Basic Preservation Kit for Time Capsules:
How Many in Kit - Description, Catalog Item No.
1 - For the Time Capsule Inventory Sheet, 10701
5 - Message for the Future Stationery Sheets, 10700
25 - Sheets of Blank Permanent Bond Permalife®, 10012
2 - 6” x 9” Archival Paper Envelopes Buffered (flapped), 33609
5 - 9” x 12” Archival Paper Envelopes Buffered (flapped), 33912
2 - 10” x 13” Archival Paper Envelopes Buffered (flapped), 33013
2 - 20“ x 24” Archival Buffered Tissue, 75124
2 - 24” x 36” Archival Buffered Tissue, 75136
10 - 4” x 6” Archival Poly Clear Fold Lock Sleeves for Photos, 34-90046
2 - 8“ x 10” Archival Poly Clear Fold Lock Sleeves for Photos, 34-90081
10 - 8-15/16” x 11¼” Archival Clear PP Envelopes for Documents, Phots, 38-34985
1 - 10” x 12” Archival Document Zip Polyethylene Bag, 36-41012
1 - 12” x 15” Archival Document Zip Polyethylene Bag, 36-41215
1 - Vial, Blue Cap Plastic Sealing, 42-92438
1 - 12” x 24” White Polyethylene Foam Cushioning, 75-12248
1 - 3” x 5” Muslin Cotton Artifact Pouch, 89-03042
1 - 1 Unit DesiPak Air Drying Desiccant Conditioner, 56701
1 - 6” x 8” Corrosion Intercept® Long Term Storage Pouch Flat, 56-34608
1 - 8” x 10” Corrosion Intercept® Long Term Storage Pouch Flat, 56-34810
1 - 3-1/4” x 4” (4” x 4-1/2”) MVP Bag Seeds & Pins, 88134-1
1 - 5-1/2” x 7” (6-3/8” x 7-1/2”) MVP Bag Small Items, 88157-1
1 - MVP Sealing Kit with Sample/Instructions/Seal Release, 88100
1 - Pen, Archival Pigmented Black Ink, 64-65940
1 - Glue Stick, Archival, to seal envelopes, 82601
1 - Info Leaflet: Preservation Hints for Time Capsule Items, 40617
1 - Info Leaflet: Preserving Newspapers, 40628
1 - Instruction Leaflet: Preservation Kit Instructions, 40996
3 - Holding Bags, Plastic Polyethylene, sizes vary
***All Items are Acid Free, Lignin Free, Inert, Safe to Use.***
See our Catalog for a complete list of supplies included in each of our kits. Look on the page under Large Kits and find your kit. If supplies differ, the listing on this page will be most current.
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 couple extra packs of the 33912 (9"x12") Museum Paper Storage Envelopes or 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%.
For the new kit in August 2019, we have calculated the list price of the items to be $64.57, and the current price of this kit is less than $51.66, which is 20% off the list price.
We always have the supplies in stock but sometimes the kit takes a few days if it has not been assembled yet.