The Illinois Heritage Association provides the following equipment loans to IHA Members.
The DataVac sweeper has two speeds and multiple attachments, including some for cleaning computers. It comes with a mesh screen to place between the nozzle and the artifact. Send mailing address and a $50 deposit, which will be returned. The only cost is for return postage.
Measure light and UV levels. Comes with summary of directions. Send mailing address and a $100 deposit, which will be returned. The only cost is for return postage.
Measures three-dimensional artifacts. Must come to IHA headquarters to pick up, as it is too bulky to mail. Not useful for only one artifact unless you want to bring the artifact to IHA headquarters, but if you have a project to measure several artifacts such as vases, lamps and lampshades, typewriters. telephones, and small tools and equipment, it is very handy. Has a sliding piece that measures odd shapes. No charge, but need reservation.