I will be working on a group of objects every Tuesday between 9 AM and 4 PM at the Kings County Museum in Kentville, Nova Scotia for the foreseeable future. The public is invited to drop in and ask questions or observe the conservation work as it progresses. A body of information is supplied to the museum with all conservation decisions made by the curator based on the information provided. This is the second group of objects I have worked on for the museum but the first that are being documented via a blog. Comments and questions are welcomed.
Background Information - Dominion Atlantic Railway Roundhouse Demolition
|Full view from the east side|
There are a few other, much larger objects that are not shown: some very large wrenches and a light on a metal pole. Also, a set of locomotive wheels attached to an axle were moved from the round house site and installed in front of the museum. These latter will not be conserved as part of this project.
Large group of objects - 28 in total.
Small group of objects - 11 in total.
Perhaps the most interesting was a "time capsule" dated 1938 which was a metal tin found in a piece of cement in the foundation. These items are shown in the above photo at the top centre. Inside this tin was a note listing the names of the seven people who did the foundation upgrade work in 1938 with a promise to pay $1.00 to whoever finds it and contacts a person on the list. Since all of the people listed have since passed on it was decided that the demolition team should each receive a one dollar bill from 1938 as a reward.