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Aeon Launches New Mobile Lab

2 Oct
Image courtesy FreakingNews.com

Image courtesy FreakingNews.com

Aeon Preservation Services is constantly looking for ways to enhance our services to our clients. Currently we are in the final stages of completing our mobile lab using a modified 1969 Airstream Overlander International as a base for the project. The trailer’s previous owner had stripped out all the beds and seating to modify it for use as a catering trailer.

Our modifications have included stripping out all propane appliances and components, painting the interior, installing a new diamond pattern PVC floor, modification and repair of existing cabinetry, and installation of new custom stainless steel work surfaces. Exterior renovations have been kept to a minimum but have included new LED running lights, window restoration, and a whole host of other minor repairs.

The goal of the mobile lab has three objectives. First, to provide a project trailer for Aeon projects requiring an extended on-site presence. Second, to enhance our field lab capability and provide additional technical work space. Third, recognizing that many of our projects are in the public eye; to provide a place for public interaction and display; to provide for project interpretation; and to promote the field of architectural conservation. AEON PARTY

Wet Lab

Wet Lab

Dry Lab

Dry Lab

Front Workspace

Front Workspace

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Assessing and conserving historic aluminum doors at the Federal Trade Commission

15 Sep

The Federal Trade Commission Building dates from 1937 and is in the Classical Revival style. Contrasting with the limestone walls, some of its distinctive exterior features are the aluminum grilles over the main entrance doors. They are decorated with images of the changing transportation methods used over time, from Columbus’s 14th century ships to the more modern seaplane. Whilst McKay Lodge Conservation is conserving the grilles, Aeon is providing a local conservation management service under them to assess and conserve the 28 glass and aluminum doors.

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