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Bailiff Enterprises, Inc.
Baldor Electric

BASF Corporation
Bausch & Lomb, Inc.
Becton Dickinson & Co.
Behlen Manufacturing Co.
Bogen Photo Corp.

BP Sales
Branson Ultrasonics Corp.
Brayton Fire Training School, TAMU
Brazos Fasteners
Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI)
Bureau of Business Research



 

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Bailiff Enterprises, Inc.

8423 Airline Drive
Houston, TX 77037
Phone: (281) 447-5372
Fax: (281) 999-1223

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HD Polyethylene Storage Tanks - These will be used to store the polyethylene glycol that will be used to conserve La Belle.



 

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Baldor Electric 

3020 Quebec St.
Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: (214) 634-7271
Fax: (214) 634-8874

Electric Motors - Four 1.5 hp electric break motors are coupled to the 2000:1 triple reduction gearboxes to power the 10-ton winches that raise and lower the steel platform in the new conservation tank. This is where the Belle is being rebuilt and will be conserved. A 5 hp Baldor motor runs a 3-inch pump, which circulates the water through a filtration system, keeping the tank clean and clear of debris.


 

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BASF Corporation

3938 Porett Dr.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Toll Free: (800) 323-0856
Phone: (847) 249-6750
Fax: (847) 244-9633

Surfactants - This chemical reduces the surface tension of liquids (water), thereby aiding in the 'wetting action' and penetration during the conservation process.

 

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Bausch & Lomb, Inc.

1400 N. Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14692-0450
Phone: (716) 338-5948
Fax: (716) 338-8798

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Illuminated Stand Magnifiers - These magnifiers help lab personnel when they are working with small artifacts, enabling them to clearly see and identify details that are not always visible to the naked eye.



 

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Becton Dickinson & Co.

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 200 Birch Creek Rd.

Bridgeport, NJ 08014
Toll Free: (800) 526-4849
Fax: (800) 804-7489
Scalpels & Blades - Scalpel blades are an indispensable tool in the conservation laboratory, and are used for wide range of purposes.
Sharps Containers - These red safety containers are used to store the discarded scalpel blades.
Slip-tip Syringes - These syringes are used to irragate fragile artifacts during their cleaing process.

 


Behlen Manufacturing Co.

P.O. Box 1839 
Corsicana, TX 75151-1839 
Phone: (903) 874-1067 
Fax: (903) 872-7591

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Polypropylene Stock Tanks - Polyethylene stock tanks are used to store artifacts in water to keep them from deteriorating prior to the conservation process.


 

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Bogen Photo Corp.

565 East Crescent Ave.
Ramsey, NJ 07446-0506
Phone: (201) 818-9500
Fax: (201) 818-9177

Tripod & Accessories - This equipment is standard for any photographic setup, and enables lab personnel to take high-quality images of the artifacts before, during, and after the conservation process.

 


BP Sales

689 W. Renner Rd. #101
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (972) 234-8438
Fax: (972) 437-0897

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Indicator Lamps - These lights are used on the winch control panel to inform the operator on the status of the winch system - auto/manual mode, up/down, standby, etc.

 

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Branson Ultrasonics Corp.

41 Eagle Rd.
Danbury, CT 06813
Phone: (203) 796-0337
Fax: (203) 796-0320

Ultrasonic Cleaner - Ultrasonic cleaners are extremely efficient in cleaning delicate corroded metal, gently loosening and removing the corrosion products without adversely affecting the natural properties of the artifacts.



 

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Brayton Fire Training School, TAMU

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: (979) 862-7663

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Fire Hoses - Fire hoses donated by Brayton Fire Training School are used to fill the roll-off containers donated by BFI. These containers hold large artifacts in wet storage, such as wooden timbers from the hull of the Belle.


 


Brazos Fasteners

312 West Plantation Dr.
Clute, TX 77531
Phone: (409) 265-9032
Fax: (409) 265-8631

Inorganic Zinc-Coated Bolts - These bolts have a particularly heavy coating of zinc on the surface of the metal, so as to be more corrosion resistant.  The bolts hold the two halves of the platform together, and will spend most of their life underwater and/or in polyethylene glycol


 
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Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI)

149 Industrial Court, 
Conroe, TX 77301-8101 
Toll Free: (888) 793-4464
Phone: (936) 756-8400
Fax: (936) 756-8402

30-Cubic-Yard Waterproof Roll-Off Containers - Two large roll-off containers donated by Browning-Ferris Industries are used to hold the large artifacts from the wreck, such as the timbers from the hull and the concreted casks.


 

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Bureau of Business Research

Graduate School of Business
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7459
Austin, TX 78713
Phone: (512) 471-1616
Fax: (512) 471-1063

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Directory of Texas Manufacturers - This directory lists all the manufacturers in Texas, as well as their products. It is indispensable to the lab for identifying potential doners of material and supplies.

 

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