DONORS / SPONSORS

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The Saunders Group
Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Scott Technical Sales Co.
Seal Products, Inc.
Service Tech
Sharp Electronic Corp.
Sherwin-Williams
Siemens
S-Line Slings
Smith & Nephew Rehabilitation
Snyder Industries, Inc.
Soil & Crop Sciences, TAMU 
Southcorp Packaging USA, Inc.

Southwestern Graphite Company
South West Wire Rope, Inc.
Specialized Products Co.
Speck Pumps
Sprecher & Schuh

S.S. White Technologies, Inc.

The L.S. Starrett Co.
Steinel America
Sterilite Corporation
Strongwell Corporation
Structural Metals, Inc.
Sunbelt Plastics
Surplus Property, TAMU
SW Marketing Associates, Inc.



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The Saunders Group

21 Jet View Dr.
Rodchester, NY 14624
Toll Free: (800) 728-6377
Phone: (716) 328-7800
Fax: (800) 394-3686

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Print Trays - The print trays donated by the Saunders Group are used to develop the numerous sheets of the larger size X-ray film and contact paper that are used in the lab. This aids the conservator in the proper documentation of the artifacts.



 

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Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

222 Welborn St.
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 559-5000
Fax: (214) 559-7657

CT Scan - The CT scan of the skull from the skeletal remains of an individual excavated from the bow area of the Belle has greatly enhanced the diagnostic abilities for  experts examining the skull. It enabled the technicians at CyberForm to replicate the skull without compromising the integrity of the skull or the brain tissue remaining therein.



 

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Scott Technical Sales Co.

325 Gold St.
Garland, TX 75042-6658
Phone: (214) 352-7698
Fax: (972) 276-2914 

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Hysol Epoxies - Due to the generous assistance of Dave Scott, Hysol epoxies required by the lab are easily ordered and routed to the lab with a minimal turnaround time.



 

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Seal Products, Inc.

500-T Spring St.
Naugatuck, CT 06770-0596
Phone: (203) 729-5201
Fax: (203) 720-1080

Variable Temp Tacking Iron - The tacking iron is used to quickly 'tack' 35-mm contact print to an archive envelope, so one can tell at a glance which negatives have been stored in the envelope.


 


Service Tech

P.O. Box 1101
Bryan, TX 77806
Phone: (979) 731-1277
Fax: (979) 776-9803
E-mail: alanboe@txcyber.com

Nalgene Tanks - Large water tanks are indispensable in any conservation laboratory and are used to store clean de-ionized water for the numerous conservation procedures.

 

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Sharp Electronic

1 Sharp Plaza
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 529-8200

LCD Projector Bag - The conservation lab gives a tremendous number of slide presentations to the public to keep them informed of the ongoing conservation work. The bag assists in the safe storage and transportation of the LCD projector.


 

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Sherwin-Williams

31500-T Solon Rd.
Solon, OH 44139
Phone: (440) 498-2300

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Acrylic Spray Paint - Krylon 1301 and Krylon 1311 Clear Acrylics are used in the lab to give a final sealant to non-ferrous artifacts (brass and pewter). The acrylic does not yellow with age, and the coating can easily be removed with an acetone solvent.


 

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Siemens

1000 McKee St.
Batavia, IL 60510
Phone: (630) 879-6000

Electrical Switches - These pushbutton operator switches are an integral part of the circuitry in the control panel for the winches and lifting platform for the new conservation vat for the Belle.

 

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S-Line Slings

11414 Mathis
Dallas, TX 75234
Toll Free: (800) 687-9900
Phone: (972) 402-9000
Fax: (972) 402-9020

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Yellow Nylon Webbing - The 2-in. wide nylon webbing is used to make lifting straps, which are indispensable for moving the larger artifacts around the lab. The straps will also play an important role when the hull of the Belle is reconstructed, as a large number of timbers will require to be lifted and supported.


 

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Smith & Nephew Rehabilitation


8319 East Copper Village Drive
Houston, TX 77095
Phone: (281) 463-4877
Fax: (281) 463-4894


Aquaplast - Rolyan Splint - We have to conserve a great number of fragile artifacts, and the moldable Aquaplast makes an ideal support for the artifacts while they are undergoing conservation. The material can also be used to make a mother mold support, which is necessary when we are dealing partially complete artifacts.

 


Snyder Industries, Inc.

P.O. Box 4583 
Lincoln, NE 68504
Phone: (402) 467 - 5221
Fax: (402) 467 - 6493

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500-Gallon Water Tank - This tank provides the necessary storage capacity for the lab's reverse osmosis/pure water requirements, both in the rinse process and the electrolyte analysis process.


 

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Soil & Crop Sciences, TAMU

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: (979) 845-3669
Fax: (979) 862-1712

Soil Core - The 16-ft. deep core was needed to identify the subsurface soil strata prior to the construction of the concrete vat in which the Belle will be reconstructed and conserved. 
 

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Southcorp Packaging USA, Inc.

1100 N. FM 2818
Bryan, TX 77803 
Phone: (979) 779-5900
Fax: (979) 823-8982 

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Plastic Buckets - These screw-top plastic buckets are vital in the lab and are used in a number of ways, from storing chemicals safely to individual artifact storage/treatment tanks. A conservation lab cannot work without a ready supply of good buckets!


 

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Southwestern Graphite Company

P.O. Box 883
Burnet, TX 78611
Phone: (512) 756-2163
Fax: (512) 756-7958

Graphite Powder - Graphite powder donated by SW Graphite is used in the epoxy casting process to impart a black color to epoxy casts of iron artifacts, and also in the finishing process of iron object conservation. When polyurethane is used as a final sealant, graphite can be added to provide a metallic black coloration.


 


South West Wire Rope, Inc.

P.O. Box 96141
Houston, TX 77213
Toll Free; (800) 256-7997
Phone: (713) 453-8518
Fax: (713) 453-7209

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Swaged Wire Rope - The 6-x-41 3/4-in Bright Compacted Strand RRL cable is attached to the winches and is used to raise and lower the platform in the new conservation vat for the Belle.

 

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Specialized Products Company

1100 S. Kimball Ave. 
Southlake, TX 76092-9009 
Toll Free: (800) 866-5353 
Phone: (817) 329-6647 
Fax: (800) 234-8286 

Specialized Tools - A number of different tools were generously donated by SPC to the lab, including stainless steel tweezers, telescoping inspection mirrors, and a Fluke Multimeter. The multimeter is used to accurately determine the voltage and amps running to a particular electrolytic cell.




Speck Pumps

8125 Bayberry Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Phone: (904) 739-2626
Fax: (904) 737-5261

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Pool Pumps - These pumps continuously circulate the water in the conservation tank through the filtration system, ensuring that La Belle is in a clean environment.



Sprecher & Schuh

15910 International Plaza Dr.
Houston, TX 77032
Phone: (281) 442-9000
Fax: (281) 442-1570

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Electric Motor Starters - The four motor starters are used to power up the winch motors that raise and lower the platform in the new conservation vat for the Belle.


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S.S. White Technologies

151 Old New Brunswick Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854-3761
Toll Free: (800) 325-0155 
Phone: (908) 752-8300
Fax: (908) 752-0698

Abrasive Powders - A number of different abrasive powders were generously donated for use in a Airbrasive 6500 micro-sandblaster. Spare parts were also supplied to keep the machine running, which is particularly useful for removing small areas of concretion from delicate non-ferrous artifacts.


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The L.S. Starrett Co.

121 Crescent St. 
Athol, MA 01331 
Phone: (508) 249-3551 
Fax: (508) 249-8495

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Electronic Digital Calipers - These calipers are used the measure the various artifacts that are cleaned and conserved in the lab. Accurate measurements are a necessity for the documentation of the artifacts.


 

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Steinel America

9051 Lyndale Ave. South
Bloomington, MN 55420
Toll Free: (800) 910-7673
Fax: (612) 888-5132

Plastic Welding Set - This plastic welder has given us the capability to repair cracked HD polyethylene containers that are used to store and conserve many artifacts in the lab.



Sterilite Corp.


5200 Sterilite Drive
Ennis, TX 75119
Phone: (972) 875-4480
Fax: (972) 875-4490

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Clearview Storage Boxes - These lightweight plastic boxes are ideal for artifact storage in the lab, as the sides are 'Clearview,' so that one can easily see the contents.

 

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Strongwell Corporation

P.O. Box 580
400 Commonwealth Ave,
Bristol, VA 24203-0580
Phone: (540) 645-8000
Fax: (540) 645-8132

Fiberbolt & Nuts - All of the Belle's original fastenings will have to be replaced when its wooden hull is reconstructed.  The lightweight fiberglass nuts and all-thread will enable lab personnel to use the original fastening holes without adding the extra weight of regular steel bolts and nuts.  The fiberglass is also easier to work than steel; it is also more chemically inert than is steel to the mildly acidic PEG.

 

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Structural Metals, Inc. 

P.O. Box 911
Seguin, TX 78156-0911
Phone: (830) 372-8200
Fax: (830) 372-8555

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Angle Iron - This steel was used in the construction of the lifting platform that will allow the reconstruction and conservation of the Belle in the new conservation vat.  The angle iron forms the cross members between the larger I-beams and channel iron that supports the fiberglass grating.


 

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Sunbelt Plastics

4611 Central Ave.
Monroe, LA 71203
Toll Free: (800) 551-5036
Phone: (318) 388-2200
Fax: (318) 329-5900

Plastic Sheeting - The plastic sheeting is used to line the large wood storage containers to make them waterproof. These can then be filled with water for the safe storage of the ship's timbers prior to the ship's reconstruction.

 


Surplus Property, TAMU

Department of Purchasing Services, 
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-1477
Phone: (979) 845-3427
Fax: (979) 862-5145

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Furniture, Equipment, etc. - The lab recently expanded into a second building, and the majority of the lab furniture and equipment was acquired through the Surplus Property Office.

 

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SW Marketing Associates, Inc.

10557 Metric Drive
Dallas, TX 75243
Phone: (214) 341-8631
Fax: (214) 340-5870

Line Power Monitor - The line power monitors, which will regulate the current to the winches, prevent any malfunction due to a drop or increase in the line current.  They are located in the control panel of the winching system and will be used in the reconstruction and conservation of the Belle in the new conservation vat.

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