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A&A Sheet Metal Products
Acco North America
Ace Bolt & Screw Co.
Action Technologies
Adams Magnetic Products
Ademco Sensor Company
All American Arkansas Poly
Alloyweld Inspection Company, Inc.

American Art Clay Co.
American Seal, Inc.
American Tool Companies, Inc.
Ameron International
Ansell, Inc.
Applied Industrial Technologies
Arco Pipe Line Co.
Artesyn Technologies, Inc.



 

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A&A Sheet Metal Products

5122 North State Rd., #39
La Porte, IN 46350
Toll Free: (888) 326-7890
Fax: (888) 324-3780

Flammable Storage Cabinet Shelves - These extra replacement shelves have increased the storage capacity in the flammable liquid cabinet where the numerous solvents used in the conservation process are safely stored.



 

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Acco North America

770-T S. Acco Plaza
Wheeling, IL 60090-6070
Phone: (847) 541-9500
Fax: (800) 247-13117

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'D'-Ring Binders - Thousands of photographs are taken at CRL to accurately record the artifacts and their conservation. The slides and negatives are all stored in preservers, which are conveniently housed in these binders.



 

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Ace Bolt & Screw Co

3202 South Texas Ave.
Bryan, TX 77802
Phone: (979) 779-7666
Fax: (979) 823-7431

Fasteners - Hundreds of stainless steel fasteners of different types and sizes were used in the construction of the lifting platform and winches for the new ship conservation vat for the Belle.


 

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Action Technologies

Route 10 East
P.O. Box 111
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: (217) 935-8311
Fax: (217) 935-9132

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Red Plastic Tubing - Tubing is used to make an extension to a waterpik mouthpiece that can then be used to direct pulsating jets of water into the interior cavities of an encrustation to clean them out. Encrustations are formed by the corrosion of the metal portion of artifacts. Once these cavities are cleaned out, epoxy is poured into the hollow left within the concretion to recreate an exact replica of the original artifact.



 

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Adams Magnetic Products

2714 National Circle,
Garland, TX 75041
Toll Free: (800) 874-2746
Phone: (972) 271-2551
Fax: (972) 840-6614

Magnets - Magnets are used to determine whether or not any remnant iron exists within an encrustation. The presence of residual iron will affect the steps used in the conservation process for a given artifact, possibly requiring an X ray to evaluate the nature and condition of the iron artifact.



 

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Ademco Sensor Company

10170 Linn Station Rd., Ste. 505
Louisville, KY 40223
Toll Free: (800) 467-0678
Phone: (502) 429-3920
Fax: (502) 429-0678

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Complete Security Alarm System - The security alarm system covers the area within the two Conservation Research Labs. The Quest 2000 sensors employ a dual detection system, using microwave and passive infrared to improve the detection potential and reduce the number of false alarms.



 

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All American Arkansas Poly

309 Phillips Rd.
N. Little Rock, AR 72117-4105
Phone: (501) 945-5763
Fax: (501) 945-5273

Perforated Plastic - This plastic film is used to cover organic artifacts, especially those which are small and fragile. The film stabilizes and protects the artifacts, while still allowing the free flow of water and other solutions over and through the material to efficiently and effectively conserve, consolidate, and preserve these artifacts that might not otherwise survive.



 


Alloyweld Inspection Company, Inc.

796 Maple Lane
Bensenville, IL 60106
Phone: (630) 595-2145
Fax: (630) 595-2128

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Digital X-ray Images - Alloyweld Inspection Company introduced to the Conservation Research Lab the world of digital radiography.  Non-destructive technologies allow for the evaluation of artifact integrity and assessment of attribute details within encrustations prior to conservation.



 

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American Art Clay Co.

4717 W. 16th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222 
Toll Free: (800) 374-1600
Phone: (317) 214-6871
Fax: (317) 248-9300

Modeling clay- The modeling clay donated by the American Art Clay Company is especially indispensable in various casting processes, which recreate exact replicas of artifacts that have corroded away while leaving a concreted mold. The clay is also used to hold photographic scales and artifacts in place during photography.


 


American Seal, Inc.


1242 Kress St.
Houston, TX 77020
Phone: (713) 675-7325
Fax: (713) 675-3618

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Resealable Plastic Bags - Plastic bags are an indispensable fact of life in a conservation laboratory and are used for a variety of purposes.



 

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American Tool Companies, Inc.

701 Woodlands Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Toll Free: (800) 866-5740
Phone: (847) 478-1090
Fax: (847) 478-1091

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Bar Clamps - The Quick-Grip bar clamps will be used to hold the ship timbers together during the reconstruction of the Belle. The hull of the vessel has to be reconstructed prior to the conservation of the timbers in polyethylene glycol. The lightweight clamps are versatile and easily used with one hand, thus freeing up the other hand to correctly position the timbers, so that new fastening holes can be drilled and fasteners can be inserted. 



 

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Ameron International

5900 Clinton Dr.
Houston, TX 77020
Toll Free: (800) 243-5686
Phone: (713) 672-8140
Fax: (713) 672-7174

Epoxy Paints - Gallons of corrosion-resistant epoxy paint were used to coat the lifting platform and winches for the new ship conservation vat for the Belle.


 

Ansell, Inc.

1300 Walnut St.
Coshocton, OH 43812-6000
Toll Free: (800) 800-0444
Fax: (800) 800-0445

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Neoprene Gloves - These shoulder-length waterproof gloves protect the hands of lab personnel when they handle metal artifacts going through electrolysis. The electrolyte solutions are all caustic, and the gloves are a good safety barrier.



 

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Applied Industrial Technologies

4301 Dacoma
Houston, TX 77092
Phone: (713) 688-5701
Fax: (713) 688-6527

Pillow Blocks & Couplings - These essential pieces of equipment were used on the winches to align and connect the winch drums to the gearboxes.  The winches raise and lower the lifting platform upon which the Belle will be reconstructed and conserved in the next few years.


 

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Arco Pipe Line Co.

P.O. Box 2486
Freeport, TX 77542
Phone: (281) 986-5040
Fax: (281) 986-5046

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30-in. Diameter Steel Pipe - The steel pipe has been modified to make two electrolytic vats for the conservation of the bronze and iron cannon.



 

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Artesyn Technologies, Inc.

Jim O'Sullivan
125 Newbury St.
Framingham, MA 01701
Toll Free: (888) 283-3122
Fax: (713) 688-6527

Power Supply - The 12-volt power supply was used to provide power for the sensors that automatically stop the winches when the lifting platform is at the top or bottom of the conservation vat.

 

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