The Ohio Conservation Center (Views)

The Ohio Conservation Center (Views)

Images from the Ohio Conservation Center. The center is operated by Cleveland area art conservation organization McKay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation Laboratory, Inc. and staffed in part by Oberlin Conservation Associates, LLC. See: "About" for more information.      …

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Medium-Sized New Equipment Purchase

Medium-Sized New Equipment Purchase

In July 2017, McKay Lodge, Inc. added a third multi-purpose tractor/forklift to our art and material handling equipment. This John Deere 5065E with an H240 loader falls between, in capacity, our older 2,000 pound lift capacity John Deere 5300/520 loader…

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Small-Sized New Equipment

Small-Sized New Equipment

LIQUID HONING The Ohio Conservation Center recently purchased a liquid honing machine from Vapor Blast Manufacturing Company. The cabinet machine can provide gentle surface cleaning and/or mild polishing of metals using high pressure water and fine media. It has already…

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Mid-sized New Equipment

Mid-sized New Equipment

We purchased a new Ford F350 extended body cargo van to join our earlier two identical model vans to make a company fleet of three. We use these vans to transport art and historic objects, and haul our tools and…

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Large New Equipment

Large New Equipment

Grove RT518 Crane: The center purchased a Grove RT518 18 ton rough terrain (RT) crane. Yes, it is every conservator’s dream machine. Its maximum boom height is 60 feet and its maximum lift capacity is 16 metric tons (c. 35,273…

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Small-Sized New Equipment

Small-Sized New Equipment

THE OHIO CONSERVATION CENTER: The conservators at the Ohio Conservation Center are always looking for new technologies to treat the myriad of materials we encounter. In 2014 the center purchased an ICETECH KG20 dry ice solid carbon dioxide blasting machine…

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