DONORS / SPONSORS

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Cast Nylons, Ltd.
Cates Control Systems
CCL Container
C.F. Jordan
Chaparral Steel
Charles B. Chrystal Company
Chem Central
Chemrex, Inc.
Chicago Pneumatic
Chromalox

Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
Citmed Corporation
Colson Caster Corporation
Consolidated Plastics Company, Inc.
Cooper Industries
Corning, Inc.
Coroplast, Inc.
The Crosby Group, Inc.
CyberForm International



 


Cast Nylons, Ltd.

4300 Hamann Parkway
Willoughby, OH 44094
Toll Free: (800) 543-3619
Fax:(440) 269-2323

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Nycast Blanks - The cast nylon blanks were turned into the eight shieves necessary for raising and lowering the platform in the new conservation vat.  This is where the Belle will be reconstructed and conserved.


 

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Cates Control Systems

9189 Winkler Dr., #B
Houston, TX 77117
Phone: (713) 944-0829
Fax: (713) 946-9432

Circuit Breakers - The circuit breakers and control switch were used in the control panel that operates the winches and lifting platform in the new conservation vat for the Belle.


 

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CCL Container

810 North Main St.
Harrisburg, VA 22802
Phone: (540) 434-4411
Fax: (540) 434-6462

Aluminum Tubes - These collapsible tubes are used to store and dispense the various adhesives and consolidants used in the conservation laboratory.


 

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C.F. Jordan

1509 Emerald Parkway
College Station, TX 77845
Phone: (979) 696-0500
Fax: (979) 696-0601

Engineering Design - C.F. Jordan designed and built the new large concrete conservation tank (60 in.x 20 in. x 12 ft. deep) in which the Belle is being reconstructed and conserved.



 

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Chaparral Steel

300 Ward Rd.
Midlothian, TX 76065
Toll Free: (800) 442-6336
Phone: (972) 775-8241
Fax: (972) 779-1236

Structural Steel - The W12 I-beams and C12 channels donated by Chaparral Steel form the integral framework of the 40-ton lifting platform in the new conservation tank. The platform will enable the lab technicians to reconstruct the ship above the tank, and then lower the Belle into the tank for the lengthy conservation process. 



 

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Charles B. Chrystal Co., Inc.

30 Vesey St.
New York, NY 10007-2914
Phone: (212) 227-2151
Fax: (212) 233-7916

Rottenstone & Pumice Powder - These abrasive powders are used to polish conserved non-ferrous artifacts to return some of the original luster to the surface metal.



 


Chem Central

8452 Market St.
Houston, TX 77229-4335
Toll Free: (800) 788-5232
Phone: (713) 675-5241
Fax: (713) 675-3237

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Paraloid B-72 - This general purpose resin (also called Acryloid B-72) makes an extremely versatile, water-miscible glue.  The durable glue is used primarly on ceramic and glass artifacts, as it dries to a transparent color and does not yellow with age.


 

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Chemrex, Inc.

889 Valley Park Dr.
Shakopee, MN 55379
Toll Free: (800) 433-9517
Phone: (612) 496-6000
Fax: (612) 496-6062

SL1 Caulking - The caulking sealant was used to caulk the expansion seams in the concrete apron around the new conservation vat for the Belle.


 


Chicago Pneumatic

Pacemaker-Millar Steel
P.O. Box 474
501 Main St.
Utica, NY 13503
Phone: (315) 792-2690
Fax: (315) 797-0206

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Air Scribes - Air scribes donated by Chicago Pneumatic are used to remove encrustations from metal objects. The scribes are used on a wide range of artifacts, from encrusted ceramics to artifacts such as the iron swivel-guns and intact casks containing ax heads and assorted tools. These small, easily manipulated air jacks are the workhorse of all conservation laboratories dealing with marine-encrusted metal artifacts. They are indispensable and we gratefully acknowledge the donation of a number of air scribes to the project.



 

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Chromalox

600 Kenrick, Suite B-12
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: (281) 847-1868
Fax: (281) 847-0345

Electric Water Heaters - A number of large electrical immersion heaters were given to the laboratory, to help heat the numerous PEG treatment tanks. These heaters are an integral part of a circulatory heating system that keeps the PEG at an optimal temperature..


 

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Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
(Arm & Hammer Division)

P.O. Box 7648
Princeton, NJ 08543-7648
Phone: (609) 497-7113
Fax: (609) 497-7176

Sodium Bicarbonate - This is one of the most utilized chemicals in the lab. It is mixed with water to make a scouring/polishing paste used on non-ferrous metals; it is combined with sodium carbonate to make the sodium sesquicarbonate necessary for the storage and conservation of non-ferrous artifacts.



Citmed Corporation

18601 South Main St.
Citronelle, AL 36522
Phone: (334) 866-5519
Fax: (334) 866-7541

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Wood & Cottontail Applicators - The wooden applicators are an indispensable tool in the conservation lab, and are used in numerous tasks, from cleaning an artifact to applying a consolidant.


 

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Colson Caster Corporation 

3700 Airport Rd.
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Toll Free: (800) 643-5515
Fax: (800) 356-6708

HD Casters - The casters were used to make heavy-duty trolleys and mobile storage tanks to allow the heavier artifacts to be moved around the lab. 



 


Consolidated Plastics 
Company, Inc.

8181 Darrow Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44089
Toll Free: (800) 362-1000
Phone: (216) 425-3900
Fax: (216) 425-3333

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Plastic Containers & Vats - Heavy-Duty Tote Tubs donated by Consolidated Plastics are used to hold small artifacts while undergoing a rinse process. The rinse process is a preliminary process of conservation. Rinsing of artifacts removes soluble salts, which if left to crystallize, lead to the degradation of the artifact.



 

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Cooper Industries

600 Travis, Ste. 5800
Houston,TX 
Phone: (713) 209-8400
Fax: (713) 209-8995

Weller Soldering Equipment - The lab builds and repairs all of the DC power supplies that are used for electrolytic reduction. The donated soldering equipment will facilitate this work and reduce the overall cost of the conservation.



 

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Corning, Inc.

1 Riverfront Plaza
Corning, NY 14831 
Phone: (607) 974-9000
Fax: (607) 974-0292

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Magnetic Stirrers & Glassware - Glassware donated by Corning, Inc. is used in the everyday operations of the Conservation Research Laboratory for such tasks as measuring the chloride levels of the electrolytic solutions and for mixing chemicals that are needed in the conservation process. The desiccators are used to dry the artifacts prior to their conservation treatment.  The magnetic stirrers are used for titrations by lab personnel to calculate chloride levels in the electrolytic vats.  The stirrers ensure that liquids are uniformly mixed.



 

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Coroplast, Inc.

501 Spring Valley
Dallas, TX 75244
Phone: (972) 392-2241
Fax: (972) 392-2242

Coroplast Plastic Sheeting - The sheeting is ideal for long-term underwater storage of artifacts. The plastic is inert, not affected by immersion in water, and has a smooth surface that does not leave an imprint in the surface of delicate artifacts.

 


The Crosby Group, Inc.

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P.O. Box 3128
Tulsa, OK 74101
Toll Free: (800) 772-1500
Fax: (918) 834-5035

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Shackles - These heavy-duty shackles (17-ton capacity) were used to attached the lifting cables to their respective deadman bar on each of the four winches.


 

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CyberForm International

407 International Parkway, Ste. 403
Richardson, TX 75081
Phone: (972) 690-7700
Fax: (972) 690-7999

Skull Replicas (Resin - Cast) - CyberForm Corporation is involved with CT/MRI imaging, modeling, and output to a variety of media. This technology was used to replicate the skull of the individual found on the Belle using stereo lithography.

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