Selected Reading On Metal Materials

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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.


  • "Galvanic Corrosion (Electrolysis) Potential Between Common Flashing Materials and Selected Construction Materials." From Ramsey/Sleeper, Architectural Graphic Standards. 8th. Ed.  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, 1988.  p. 360.
  • Gayle, Margot.  "Cast Iron Architecture, USA."  Historic Preservation, January-March 1975, No. 1, ppl 14-19.
  • Grimmer, Anne E.  "Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning to Historic Buildings."  Preservation Briefs #6.  Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1979.
  • Lins, Andrew.  "Sculptural Monuments in an Outdoor Environment".  Andrew Lins is Conservator for Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Sweetser, Sarah M.  "Roofing for Historic Buildings." Preservation Briefs #4.  Washington, D.C.:  U.S. Department of the Interior, n.d.
  • Technical Staff, OHJ.  "Maintaining and Repairing Architectural Iron."  The Old-House Journal, January/February 1990, pp. 22-27.
  • Waite, John G.  "The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Cast Iron."  Preservation Briefs #27.  Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1979.


  • Ashurst, John & Nicola.  Practical Building Conservation. Vol. 4:  Metals.  New York:  Halsted Press, 1988, rev. 1992.
  • Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards".  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.
  • Gayle, Margot, David W. Look, and John G. Waite.  Metals in America's Historic Buildings.  Washington, D.C.:  U.S. Department of the Interior, 1980.
  • Weaver, Martin E., with F. G. Matero.  Conserving Buildings: Guide to Techniques and Materials.  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993.

Other References

  • Bleekman, III, George M., et. al.  "Twentieth Century Building Materials:  1900-1950:  An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN:  Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.
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