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Paco Pumps
Paxton - The Wood Source
PDM Chemicals
Pelican Products, Inc.

Perstorp Xytec Corp.
The Physicians Centre
Plastican, Inc.

Premier Dental Products Co.
Prestolite Wire Corporation
Print File, Inc.

Producers Co-op Association
Professional Tool Mfg. LLC
Progressive Epoxy Polymers



 

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Paco Pumps

800 Koomey Rd.
Brookshire, TX 77423-8803
Phone: (281) 934-6012
Fax: (281) 934-6082

Water Pump - This water pump is an integral part of a filtration system for the new conservation vat for the Belle.  The 225- GPM pump is used to pump the water through a filter to remove dirt and particulate matter.  It keeps the vat clean during the reconstruction and conservation process.



Paxton - The Wood Source

600 Industrial Boulevard
Austin, TX 78745-1213
Toll Free: (800) 777-7712

Phone: (512) 443-0777
Fax: (512) 443-0855

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Cherry Wood
- The wood was used to build an accurate research model in the Nautical Archaeology Program that is used to teach student various elements of naval architecture. The cross section model is of U.S.S. Jefferson, a schooner from the War of 1812.


 

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PDM Chemicals

3512-6 Silverside Rd. 
Wilmington, DE 19810-4950
Toll Free: (800) 288-0768
Phone: (302) 478-0768
Fax: (302) 478-0299

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Pine Rosin - The rosin will be used to conserve some of the smaller wooden artifacts recovered from La Belle. The dehydrated wooden artifacts are soaked in a saturated solution of acetone and rosin over a period of time. When the artifacts are removed and allowed to dry, the rosin hardens and supports the degraded wood..



 

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Pelican Products, Inc.

23215 Early Ave.
Torrance, CA 90505
Toll Free: (800) 230-8685
Fax: (310) 326-3311

Mitylites with light benders - These small powerful flashlights with halogen bulbs enable the lab crew to clearly examine the inside of a concretion mold to determine whether or not it has been adequately cleaned prior to casting.



 

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Perstorp Xytec Corporation

9350 47th Ave. SW
Tacoma, WA 98499
Toll Free: (800) 423-3221
Phone: (206) 582-0644
Fax: (206) 588-5539

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Palletized Waterproof Containers - The eight 4-x-4-x-2-ft. fiberglass containers with lids contributed by Perstorp Xytec have forklift grooves built into them. These easily maneuverable containers were indispensable for transporting artifacts from the excavation site in Matagorda Bay to the Conservation Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University. They are currently used as storage units and for various treatment processes.



The Physicians Centre

3131 University Dr. East
Bryan, TX 77802
Phone: (979) 731-3100

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Computer Tomography - CT Scan produces a series of 3-D images of the encrusted artifact. These images provide sets of highly accurate data needed by the conservator to complete the conservation and stereolithography process.


 

 

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Plastican, Inc.

Manufacturing & Regional Sales Office
2651 Santa Anna Ave.
Dallas, TX 75228
Phone: (214) 328-2721 
Fax: (214) 328-1613

Plastic Buckets with Screw-top Lids - When chemicals of various types arrive in bulk, it is often necessary to store them in smaller quantities for ease for use and safety. These buckets allow us to safely store these chemicals, and still give lab personnel easy access to a wide range of chemicals in manageable quantities.



 

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Premier Dental Products Co.

1710 Romano Dr.
Norristown, PA 19401-2822
Toll Free: (888) 773-6872
Phone: (610) 239-6000
Fax: (610) 239-6171

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Assorted Dental Tools - Dental tools donated by Premier Dental Tools Corporation are used in the cleaning and detailing of artifacts.



 

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Prestolite Wire Corporation

1 Prestolite Drive
Paragould, AR 72450

Toll Free: (800) 498-3132
Phone: (870) 236-8141

Welding Cable - The heavy duty multi-strand cable is ideal for terminal wires in an electrolytic cell, where high amp loads are required to conserve large objects such as cannon and anchors. The cable easily carries the 75 to 100 amp loads, and does not heat up like single strand wire.



 

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Print File, Inc.

P.O. Box 607638
Orlando, FL 32860-7638
Phone: (407) 886-3100
Fax: (407) 886-0008

35-mm Archive Negative and Slide Preservers - All artifacts are photographed prior to, during, and after their conservation. The negatives are all archived in acid-free negative preservers, the slides are in similar slide preservers to ensure a safe, long-term storage environment.



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Producers Co-op Association

1800 N Texas Ave.
Bryan, TX 77803
Phone: (979) 778-6000

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Galvanized Stock Tanks - Galvanized stock tanks obtained from Producers Co-op Association are used for wet storage of artifacts prior to conservation.



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Professional Tool Manufacturing LLC

P.O. Box 730
210 East Hersey Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Toll Free: (800) 597-6170
Phone: (541) 201-7500
Fax: (541) 552-1377

Drill Doctor 750 - This drill sharpener is a valuable cost saver that does sterling work sharpening the numerous drill bits used in the laboratory..



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Progressive Epoxy Polymers

48 Wildwood Drive
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Tel: (603) 435-7199
Fax: (603) 435-7182

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Bio Seal 192 Epoxy Resin - This epoxy resin is particularly useful at CRL as it can be applied and will set up underwater. The product is ideal for touching up the composite laminates that are used to support La Belle during reconstruction and conservation..

 


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