DONORS / SPONSORS

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Davis Iron Works, Ltd.
Degussa Corporation
Delta International Machinery Corp.
Delta Steel, Inc.
Devcon Plexus
DeWalt Industrial Tool Company
Dexter Corporation
Diagnostic Imaging Inc.

Dialight Corporation
Diamond Fiberglass Fabricators Inc.Dietzgen Corporation
Dillon-Force Measurements
Dimco-Gray
The Dow Chemical Company
Dow Corning Corporation
Dunnahoe, Charles & Marcia, C.R. & T.J.
Dynacon, Inc.



Davis Iron Works, Ltd.

224 N. Hewitt Dr.
Hewitt, TX 76643
Toll Free: (800) 460-1005
Phone: (254) 666-1000
Fax: (254) 666-5225

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Steel Cutting & Labor - Davis Iron Works committed to most of the precision machine cutting of the steel that was needed to fabricate the four winches for the reconstruction of the Belle.


 

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Degussa Corporation

65 Challenger Rd.
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Toll Free: (800) 237-6745
Fax: (214) 368-1045

Aerosil R 202 Hydrophobic Silica - Fumed silica is an ideal filler and bulking agent when used with casting resins. The casting resins are used to restore, strengthen, and replicate archaeological artifacts.



 

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Delta International Machinery Corp.

246 Alpha Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Toll Free: (800) 248-3358
Phone: (412) 963-2400
Fax:  (800) 535-6488

Band Saw Spare Parts -  Numerous machine parts were donated to help rebuild a 20-in. band saw that will help in the reconstruction of the wooden hull of the Belle.


 

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Delta Steel, Inc.

7355 Roundhouse Lane
Houston, TX 
Toll Free: (800) 324-0220
Phone: (713) 635-1200
Fax: (713) 635-2060

Structural Channel Steel -  This steel channel will form the lifting hardback under the fragile wooden keel and will stay with the Belle for the rest of her days while on public display in the museum.


 

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ITW Devcon

30 Endicott St. 
Danvers, MA 01923 
Phone: (508) 777-1100 
Fax: (508) 774-0516

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Quick-Setting Epoxy - The five-minute epoxy donated by Devcon Plexus is an extremely versatile glue that is used in a multitude of ways in the lab. The epoxy has a very good bonding strength, and sets up rapidly. It is used mostly to glue the broken pieces of a cast replica of an artifact back together after casting so that the viewer has a better idea of the original shape and size of the artifact. The epoxy is used to glue the various pieces of a natural concretion mold together so that a replica of the original artifact can be cast in the mold.




 

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DeWalt Industrial Tool Company

626 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21704 

Phone: 1-800-433-9258

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Power Tools - A selection of essential power tools was given to the laboratory, to help with the fabrication and modification that take place on a daily basis.


 

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Dexter Corporation

211 Franklin St.
Olean, NY 14760-1297
Phone: (716) 372-6300
Fax: (716) 372-6864

Hysol Epoxy - Hysol Epoxy donated by Dexter Corporation is used in the casting replication of metal artifacts which have completely deteriorated. Epoxy is poured into natural molds left in encrustations. Once the epoxy sets, it is removed using from its surrounding concretion pneumatic chisels to reveal an epoxy cast exactly replicating the original object prior to its decomposition.



 

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Diagnostic Imaging Inc.

4703 Commercial Park Drive
Austin, TX 78724

Phone: (512) 929-9211
Fax: (512) 929-0148

X-ray Envelopes - These large 11" x 17" manila envelopes are used to store the numerous X-ray negatives that are developed in the lab.



 


Dialight Corporation

1913 Atlantic Ave.
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Phone: (732) 223-9400
Fax: (732) 223-8788

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


 

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Diamond Fiberglass 
Fabricators, Inc.

P.O. Box 106
Victoria, TX 77902
Phone: (512) 572-4040
Fax: (512) 573-0451

2000-Gallon Water Tank - The 2000-gallon water tank donated by Diamond Fiberglass Fabricators is used to collect rain water. Objects undergoing the rinse process to remove soluble salts are taken through a series of rinse stages. In the first stage, the objects are rinsed with tap water. In the second stage, rain water is used to rinse objects; deionized water is used in a third stage to complete the sequence. This process brings objects through rinses with progressively less soluble salts until they have been completely removed from the artifact.



 

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Dietzgen Corporation

1002 Avenue N.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Toll Free: (800) 473-1256
Fax: (800) 473-7056

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Vellum & Tracing Film - All conservation laboratories need a good supply of this material to accurately record the artifacts, before, during, and after the conservation process. 



 

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Dillon
Division of Weigh-Tronix, Inc.

 


1000 Armstrong Dr. 
Fairmont, MN 56031 
Toll Free: (800) 368-2031
Phone: (507) 764-2852 
Fax: (507) 238-8258

Electronic Dynamometer - The 5000-lb. capacity electronic dynamometer (scale) donated by Dillon will enable the lab to accurately weigh heavy artifacts, such as the two cast bronze 4-pound cannon from the Belle and the eight cast-iron cannon from the Fort Saint Louis site.



 

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Dimco-Gray

8200 South Suburban Rd.
Dayton, OH 45458
Toll Free: (800) 876-8353 
Phone: (937) 433-7600
Fax: (937) 433-0520

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Timers - The two darkroom timers donated by Dimco-Gray are indispensable in the photographic development processes used in the lab. Accurate timing is a necessity when developing black-and-white film and X rays, both of which are integral to the conservator's work of recording artifacts.



 

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Dow Chemical Company

2301 North Brazosport Blvd.
Freeport, TX 77541
Phone: (979) 238-2753
Fax: (979) 238-0997

Bulk Chemicals - The conservation of both ferrous and non-ferrous artifacts requires vast quantities of chemicals during the electrolytic reduction and cleaning processes. Sodium hydroxide and sodium carbonate are two of the bulk chemicals donated by Dow Chemical Corporation.

Solvents- These are necessary in many aspects of conservation, from the incremental stages of dehydration of organic materials to producing solutions for the consolidation of artifacts.



 

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Dow Corning Corp.

Mail Stop C0310
Midland, MI 48686
Phone: (517) 496-4000
Fax: (517) 496-6354

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Chemicals - Dow Corning has been a long-time contributor and supporter of CRL, with on-going patent and applications research with Texas A&M University and the donation of silicone oils, polymers, lab materials, and technical expertise in research designs. Joint research between TAMU and Dow Corning has significantly contributed to our research, developing new technologies for archaeological conservation and industrial applications for organic preservation.  The silicone molding compound is used to make mother molds when composite artifacts have to be replicated.


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Dunnahoe, Charles & Marcia, C.R. & T.J.
Fresh-Water Tanks - These two tanks are used to collect and store rain water. The rain water is used in one of the stages of rinses undergone by artifacts to flush out soluble salts prior to conservation.


 

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Dynacon, Inc.

831 Industrial Blvd.
Bryan, TX 77803 
Phone: (979) 823-2690 
Fax: (979) 823-0947 

Engineering Design and Fabrication - Dynacon donated the design and fabrication of the steel platform and winching system that is used to raise and lower the Belle in the new concrete conservation tank. The platform has the capacity to lift 30 tons with minimal deflection so as not to stress the wooden hull of the ship.  This equipment has been installed in the new ship conservation tank, where the Belle is currently being reconstructed.

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