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Magnistitch, Inc.
Mallinckrodt-Baker, Inc.
Manco, Inc.
Marineland Aquarium Products
Marmon Keystone Corp.
McKesson General Medical Corp.
McNichols Company
Metal Coatings Corp.
Mettler-Toledo, Inc.

Micro Essential Laboratory
Mid-America Plastics, Inc.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Co.
Minigrip Zip Pak
Mission Valley Fabrics, Inc.
Mobil Oil
Mobley Pool Company
Mueller Electric Company



 

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Magnistitch, Inc.

P.O. Box 2424
Birmingham, AL 35201
Phone: (205) 967-8326
Fax: (205 967-6072

Magnifiers - These small magnifying lenses are useful when displaying artifacts that contain small details. The small free-standing lens magnifies detail so that the viewer can easily and more fully appreciate the artifact on display.  At present, such lenses are used in a display of artifacts from throughout the world in the International Conference Center of the George Bush Presidential Library.


 

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Mallinckrodt-Baker, Inc.

222 Red School Lane
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Phone: (800) 354-2050
Fax: (908) 859-6974

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Reagent Chemicals- These chemicals provide the basis for the cleaning, conservation, and impervious seals necessary to properly deal with artifacts from a waterlogged environment. We can then ensure that artifacts have the best chance of surviving well in a museum setting for years to come.


 

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Manco. Inc.

32150 Just Imagine Drive
Avon, OH 44011-1355
Toll Free: (800) 321-1733
Phone: (440) 937-7000
Fax: (440) 937-7096


Bubble Wrap - We have a large number of artifacts that are very fragile and need to be stored (and occasionally shipped) in a secure environment. The plastic bubble wrap is an ideal solution, being lightweight and transparent,so that one can easily see the contents.


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Marineland Aquarium Products

6100 Condor Dr.
Moorpark, CA 93020-8005
Toll Free: (800) 322-1266
Fax: (805) 529-3030

Filter Parts - These parts are used to run an aquarium filter pump that cleans the water in a tank containing the 'mystery' chest recovered from the the Belle. This chest is the subject of one of the reports on CRL's web site; the contents are as yet 'unknown.'


 


Marmon Keystone Corp.

P.O. Box 4387
Houston, TX 77210-4387
Toll Free: (800) 392-2044
Fax: (713) 460-5414.

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Stainless Steel - The donated stainless steel rod was machined into a number of different parts (sheave axles) for the winches and lifting platform in the new conservation vat for the Belle.


 

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McKesson HBOC

3643 Willowbend Blvd., #646
Houston,TX 77054
Toll Free: (800) 444-8998
Phone: (713) 667-5607
Fax: (713) 667-0084

Face Masks & Tongue Depressors - The surgical face masks are used to protect lab personnel from the fine airborne particulate matter in the lab. The wooden tongue depressors are used for a multitudinous number of applications in the lab and are indispensable.

 


McNichols Company

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5084 Steadmont Dr.
Houston, TX 77040-6524
Phone: (713) 462-3131
Fax: (713) 462-3144

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Stainless Steel Expanded Mesh - The mesh is used as the anode material when doing electrolytic reduction on pewter artifacts. Type 316 stainless steel is relatively inert and provides the best resistance to chloride corrosion.  Itis an excellent alternative to mild steel.


 

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Metal Coatings Corp.

P.O. Box 630407
Houston, TX 77263-0407
Phone: (713) 977-0123
Fax: (713) 977-0824

IC Zinc-Coated Bolts - The two halves of the lifting platform are bolted together and will spend most of their life underwater and/or in polyethylene glycol (PEG). The bolts have a particularly heavy coating of zinc on the surface of the metal.  This makes them more corrosion-resistant to the effects of the mildly acidic PEG.


 


Mettler-Toledo, Inc.

P.O. Box 71
69 Princeton-Hightstown Rd.

Hightstown, NJ 08520
Toll Free: (800) 638-8537
Fax: (609) 443-5972

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Electronic Scale - An accurate electronic scale is an indispensable tool in a conservation lab, where chemicals must be accurately weighed to make up the various necessary solutions, mixtures, etc. The scale has an added feature in that it is capable of parts counting, which will facilitate counting/weighing the thousands of glass beads recovered from the the Belle.



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Micro Essential Laboratory

P.O. Box 10824
4224 Ave H
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone: (718) 338-3618
Fax: (718) 692-4491


pHydrion Papers - These pH test papers, which conveniently come in small rolls, provide a quick, accurate determination of acid/base. The paper is highly sensitive and gives readings to 0.5-unit differences. A conservator can easily monitor the pH levels in the various storage tanks and electrolytic vats with these handy test strips.

 

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Mid-America Plastics, Inc.

700 Valley Industries Circle S.
Shakopee, MN 55379
Toll Free: (800) 468-1501
Phone: (612) 445-7667
Fax: (612) 445-2974

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HD Polyethylene Plastic - The plastic rod is used to repair (hot weld) any damaged vat and container in the lab. The storage/treatment containers all must be waterproof to be ableto do the necessary repairs to lengthen the life of a container.



 

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Milwaukee Electric Tool Co.

4801 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77007
Toll Free: (800) 414-6527
Fax: (713) 861-6330.

Hole-Hawg Electric Drill & Ship Auger Bits - During the process of reconstructing the hull of the Belle, hundreds of new holes will have to be drilled so that the timbers can be fastened together again. The heavy-duty electric drill and auger bits will greatly facilitate this task.


 


Minigrip Zip Pak

1650 North Heideke St.
Seguin, TX 78155
Toll Free: (800) 733-5436
Phone: (830) 372-4400
Fax: (800) 733-5453

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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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Mission Valley Fabrics, Inc.

360 McKenna Ave,
P.O. Box 311807,
New Braunfels, TX 78131
Phone: (210) 625-3411
Fax: (210) 625-7483.

Sodium Hydrosulfite - This compound is needed to chemically conserve corroded non-ferrous metals, such as brass, bronze, and silver. The treatment removes the bulk of detrimental chlorides from an object without damage the patina on the surface of the metal.


 


Mobil Oil

3225 Gallows Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22037
Phone: (703) 846-3000
Fax: (703) 846-1511

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 Cylinder Oil - Each of the triple reduction gearboxes in the winches need 11 gallons of gear cylinder oil.


 


Mobley Pool Company

2004 E. Villa Maria
Bryan, TX 77802
Phone: (979) 776-5557
Fax: (979) 776-5290


Chemicals & Expertise - It is no easy task to keep a large body of water clean and free of algae and bacteria.  The expertise of those at the Mobely Pool Company has made life considerably easier and has shortened the learning curve of keeping a large tank clean.

 

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Mueller Electric Company

1583 East 31st St.
Cleveland, OH 44114-4354
Toll Free: (800) 955-2629
Phone: (216) 771-5225
Fax: (216) 771-3068

Mueller Clips - These small alligator clips are indispensable for electrolysis. They provide a quick and easy method of connecting the artifact to the electrolytic cell that securely holds the object without damaging its fragile surface.


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