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Examination and Treatment Report for a Carpenter & Co. Lock Found at SERC

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dc.contributor.author Grissom, Carol A. en
dc.contributor.author Webb, E. Keats en
dc.contributor.author Lam, Thomas en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-18T02:31:20Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-18T02:31:20Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Grissom, Carol A., Webb, E. Keats, and Lam, Thomas. 2021. <em><a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/111849">Examination and Treatment Report for a Carpenter &amp; Co. Lock Found at SERC</a></em>. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. In <em>Museum Conservation Institute</em>, 6955. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5479/si.16837186">https://doi.org/10.5479/si.16837186</a>. en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/111849
dc.description.abstract An aged and heavily corroded horizontal iron rim lock for the left side of a door was examined at the request of Anson ("Tuck") Hines, Director of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). The lock was reportedly found by a contractor on SERC's property during renovation, and the iron corrosion is typical of exposure to the elements. It was anticipated that the lock would date from the time of the oldest part of the Sellman/Kirkpatrick-Howat house constructed in 1735 or its Greek Revival enlargement in 1841. Examination of the lock included x-radiography. A recommendation was made to not conduct further conservation treatment, such as removal of iron corrosion, because it would threaten the structural integrity of the object. Instead it was advised that the lock be exhibited in a case with conditioned silica gel and regularly monitored, which should keep it in stable condition. en
dc.publisher Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press en
dc.title Examination and Treatment Report for a Carpenter &amp; Co. Lock Found at SERC en
dc.type Report en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 161135
dc.identifier.doi 10.5479/si.16837186
dc.description.SIUnit MCI en

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