2.6.1 Marston Muse, Marston Hall, 1900, Iowa State University, Ames. Indiana limestone Dutchman. Carver Christoph Henning.
2.6.2 Marston Muse, Marston Engineering Hall, 1900, Iowa State University, Ames. Indiana limestone Dutchman replacement
2.6.3 Porter Tomb, Old North Cemetery, Hartford, CT. Overview with sandstone replacement plaque.
2.6.4 Porter Tomb, Old North Cemetery, Hartford, CT. Sandstone plaque. Carver Christoph Henning.
2.6.5 Defendants of New Haven, 1911, New Haven, CT. Modeling the replacement cannon ramrod and brush.
2.6.6 Defendants of New Haven, 1911, New Haven, CT. Modeling the replacement cannon ramrod and brush.
2.6.7 Mother and Boy, Henry Kreis, 1937, Stamford, CT. Mother's head with graffiti and losses.
2.6.8 Mother and Boy, Henry Kreis, 1937, Stamford, CT. Mother's head after color matched aggregate patches.
2.6.9 Mother and Boy, Henry Kreis, 1937, Stamford, CT. Boy's head with graffiti and losses.
2.6.10 Mother and Boy, Henry Kreis, 1937, Stamford, CT. Boy's head after color matched aggregate patches.
2.6.11 Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Melzar Mosman, 1876, Bridgeport, CT. Synthetic bronze replica cast to curb repeated theft.
2.6.12 Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Melzar Mosman, 1876, Bridgeport, CT. Resin replica cast to curb repeated theft.
2.6.13 Soldiers Monument Bridgeport
2.6.14 Pushetonequa, Christian Petersen, 1930, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines. View of finishing replica.
2.6.15 Slate gravemarker, Victorian, Olde Burying Ground, Lexington, MA. Mortar replacement elements.
2.6.16 Noah Webster, Korczak Ziolkowski, 1932, West Hartford, CT. A view of lost and damaged proper left, index finger.
2.6.17 Noah Webster, Korczak Ziolkowski, 1932, West Hartford, CT. Tennessee limestone Dutchman. Carver Christoph Henning.
2.6.18 Westport Minute Man Monument Wrought Iron Fence. Replacement elements.
Missing elements, or losses, can be visually detracting. More importantly, they can contribute to additional problems. Losses can threaten structural integrity, allow for damaging water ingress, or encourage theft of neighboring objects. Using historic photographs and models as visual guides, Conserve ART works closely with skilled stone carvers, such as Christoph Henning, and metal foundries to create missing items in stone and metal with comparable “like” materials to match the original. Similar stone for carved replacements, or “Dutchmen”, can often be obtained from historic quarries to match the original grain structure and color. Analysis can determine the exact alloy content of original metal casts to determine appropriate alloy content for casting matching replacement elements.
The use of dissimilar materials can have advantages. Replacement with composite patching and resin casts are desirable options for historic objects, particularly in a museum setting, that often allow for maximum retention of original material, differentiation of repairs from the original and increased retreatability. In the case of outdoor objects, particularly bronze sculpture, resin casts provide cost effective replacements that curb the repeated theft of attachments, such as swords and plaques, mindlessly taken for scrap metal.
Conserve ART Replacement Element Services:
- Material Analysis
- Coating Analysis
- Original Cleaning and Preparation
- Mold Making
- Studio Casting in Plasters, Resins, Aggregate Matched Composites
- Foundry Casting in Bronze and Zinc
- Stone Replacements or “Dutchmen” in Like Stone
- Composite Patching in Jahn, Edison Coatings and Customized Materials
- Finishing to Match Originals
- Anchoring and Attachment Systems