THK America, Inc.
Three V Industries, Inc.
Timemark Corp.
TransChem, Inc.

Trinity Industries
Tubular Steel, Inc.
Tupperware Consumer Services


THK America, Inc.

11782 Jollyville Rd.
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: (512) 219-4029
Fax: (512) 219-4069


LM Rails & Blocks - These fittings are part of the sensor arrangement on each of the winches.  The sensors are set to indicate when the lifting platform has reached the limits of travel (either up or down) in the new conservation vat for the Belle.



Three V Industries, Inc.

7101 N. FM 2818
Bryan, TX 77807
Phone: (979) 778-0650

Sandblasting & Painting Services - Three V Industries committed to sandblast and paint the winches and lifting platform with a corrosion-resistant epoxy paint that was then installed in the new conservation vat for the Belle.


Timemark Corp.

11440 East Pine St.
Tulsa, OK 74116
Toll Free: (800) 862-2875
Phone: (918) 438-1220
Fax: (918) 437-7584


Line Power Monitors - The line power monitors will regulate the current going to the winches to 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 for the reconstruction and conservation of the Belle in the new conservation vat.



TransChem, Inc.

1259 Safe Energy Dr.
Port Allen, LA 70767
Phone: (225) 389-9133
Fax: (225) 389-9141

Muriatic Acid - The acid is used for a number of different conservation treatments (e.g., lead) and also to lower the pH of the water in the ship conservation tank where the Belle is being reconstructed.


Trinity Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 1579
Houston, TX 77251
Phone: (713) 861-8181
Fax: (713) 861-7356


Mild Steel Vats - Two large mild steel vats were custom welded and donated by Trinity Industries. Large metal vats such as these are used in the electrolytic reduction process to stabilize metal objects which are in a reactive state. Mild steel is used when the vat itself is used as the anode. These vats are also used in artifact storage.




141 Country Club Rd.
Shalimar, FL 32579
Phone: (850) 651-6808
Fax: (850) 651-5988

Rotary Cutter Sharpeners - These sharpeners are used to keep a good edge on the rotary cutters, facilitating the conservator's ability to cut any material in the lab.


Tubular Steel, Inc.

15810 Park Ten Place, #350
Houston, TX 77084
Phone: (281) 579-4200
Fax: (281) 579-4204


Steel Round Tubing - The donated 1026 steel tubing was used to make the four winch drums for the winches and lifting platform in the new conservation vat for the Belle.



Tupperware Consumer Services 

14901 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837 
Phone: (407) 826-5050
Fax: (407) 826-4525

Plastic Containers - Small watertight plastic containers are an essential part of any conservation lab. They are used for any number of different applications, from storing artifacts and chemicals to being the actual vat in which the artifact is conserved.

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