Clamshell Boxes / Slip Cases protect books and keepsakes from harm due to the atmosphere, handling, and storage.
These boxes are custom-fit cases made for precious fragile items to be preserved in there original condition. Family bibles, a bound book or set of books, loose papers, and journals are provided a stylish and professional appearance, while offering the necessary protection against harmful light, dirt, and the usual wear.
Leather, cloth, or paper is used to cover the boxes. Boxes are not only dust proof and almost waterproof, but also give good protection in a fire.
Uses for Clamshell boxes are:
Loose papers like birth, marriage, and death certificates.
Keep loose issues of a magazine or journal together.
To prevent this set of periodicals (about 3″ x 4 1/2″) from being lost when put on a shelf with other books a clamshell was made to the height of an average book. By building four wells in the clamshell box withe a ribbon under each for easy removal, all four volumes of this set are together.
Family Bibles, note books, and keepsakes
Protect your family bible with a clamshell when it is to costly to restore it. Stamping the family name lets heirs know who the bible belonged to. Holy Bible can be stamped on the front cover and the spine for easy identification when put on the shelf.
Protect paperback books or books with dust jackets with a Slip case. Slip cases contain a book, or set of books, with one side open so that the spine of the book is visible. Its function is to protect the edges from soiling and the covers from wear, tears, and the elements.