The carousel has been in storage since 2012, and before installing it in a new location there is work to be done, ranging from paint touch-ups to repairing broken parts.
Decorative parts include 80+ horses, two chariots, 48 lower housing panels,
and multiples of the following: rounding boards, cresting boards, cherub shields, and inner panels. It would be nearly impossible to assess every part, so
two of each part was chosen randomly plus a dozen horses, to be assessed in depth.
Mitchell and Kate each assessed every part separately then compared notes.
Kate wrote their findings in a report, Mitchell proofed the report.
We wrote on the nature of the damages and options for reparation,
and an estimate was created based on those random parts.
This was a massive undertaking!
As an architect Kate programmed massive moves and designed and
planned hundreds of square feet
for companies like
Twentieth Century Fox, Wells Fargo,
and Arco — and she swears those
were easier to output than this report!
So much to remember and catch and then transmit to our clients.
(Kate sketches about our processes!)
Above, Medium Pinto Stargazer with Cat
is ready for the doctor to give him his physical!
The cradle allows us to gently turn him as needed.
Below, a sampling of the items we have assessed…
Breaks and rips and peeling paint,
buried nails, and missing screws and a few bewildered spiders!
Written by Kate Powell ©MPF Conservation.
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