Industrial & Historic Objects
6.7.1 30lb Parrott Rifles, #32, 1861, Derby CT. Detail of the 4,200 pound iron cannon cast at West Point Foundry, NY.
6.7.0 30lb Parrott Rifles, #32, #34, #35, #40, 1861, Derby CT. Overview of the 4,200 pound iron cannon cast at West Point Foundry, NY.
6.7.2 Troy Bell foundry, 1874, Middletown, CT. Overview of copper alloy bell and iron carriage.
6.7.3 Civil War Cannon, Soldiers Monument, Melzar Mosman, 1874 Middletown, CT. View of treated, captured, 12lb Civil War cannon.
6.7.4 Iron Fence, Defendants of New Haven, 1911, New Haven, CT. Overview of restored iron fence.
6.7.5 WWI Memorial, Evelyn Beatrice Longman, 1921, Naugatuck, CT. Bronze flagpole base after conservation treatment.
6.7.6 Schoellkopf Memorial Well, French, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY. Overview of bronze well during assessment.
6.7.7 Apothecary Glass, New Canaan Historical Society, CT. Overview of glass jars after conservation cleaning.
6.7.8 Clock Tower on the Green, Waterbury, CT. View of upper clock face during condition assessment and treatment specifications.
6.7.9 Clock Tower on the Green, Waterbury, CT. View of upper, interior clock faces and mechanisms.
6.7.10 Lightning Rod, Dodd and Struthers, circa 1900, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
188.8.131.52 Minute Man Monument, Webster, 1910, Westport, CT.
184.108.40.206 Iron Fence, Minute Man Monument, Webster, 1910, Westport, CT.
6.7.11 Battell Fountain, Augustus Saint Gaudens, Stanford White, 1889, Norfolk, CT. View of lamp installation.
6.7.14 Oishei Memorial Bell, Bolle Pere Fils Founders, 1866, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY. Cast bell during Condition Assessment and Treatment Recommendations.
6.7.15 Tea Room Fireplace Andirons, Iowa State University, Ames. Overview after treatment.
Industrial objects and historic artifacts provide a physical reminder of events and technological advancements that chronicle our national history. Iron and iron alloys are common materials used to fabricate these items, other materials include copper, bronze and brass alloys, glass, and wood. Successful treatment requires research of the object and materials at hand, and the development of an appropriate treatment plan following accepted conservation principles and standards. While these objects are typically not artistic in nature, preservation should emphasize the innate aesthetic qualities of each object with particular attention to historic coatings.
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