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MENDING A BROKEN LAURENT 8-KEY CRYSTAL FLUTE

MENDING A BROKEN LAURENT 8-KEY CRYSTAL FLUTE

We received this challenge from a highly regarded flute collector. The end piece of this four-sectioned flute was received in two pieces with a complete break an inch and a half from the end. The break went right through a tone hole and the key and pad had fallen off. The flute was made by Claude Laurent who was a watchmaker…

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THE EAGLES HAVE LANDED!

THE EAGLES HAVE LANDED!

During October 2016, McKay Lodge Conservation Lab restored the two flag poles on either side of the entrance to the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The poles were repainted white, the bronze pedestals cleaned and waxed and the stone bases cleaned and repaired.  And to top them off, the bronze eagles at the very tops have been re-gilded.…

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HELPING SMALL  OHIO  MUSEUMS

HELPING SMALL OHIO MUSEUMS

OBJECTS CONSERVATION: A donation of our objects conservation services was made to the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Its museum houses the largest collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by internationally known Quaker artist and sculptor Eli Harvey (1860-1957). Three plaster maquettes by the artist donated to the museum were shipped but…

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