|We can provide on-site professional technical consultations for home restorations, house museums, etc. There is a consultation fee. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the client.|
|Upton Studios LLC specializes in the conservation, recovery, and restoration of finishes of 19th Century lighting devices. Our purpose is to document, preserve, and recover the original finish of ornamental devices. Nevertheless, keeping within historical parameters and the wishes of our clients, we do replace missing and unrecoverable finishes. These finishes match the originals and are often produced using the same methods used in the 19th Century. Our goal is to provide future generations with an accurate representation of the technology and techniques of our forefathers. Knowledge builds upon knowledge.|
|Soldering loosened or sagging Argand arms including repair or replacement of finish||$137.50 each|
|Repair holes drilled in bases or other inappropriate areas||$82.50 each|
|Clean 'breaks' and 'cracked' spinnings||$137.50 each|
|*Bends, dents, and compression damage caused by dropping, etc., based on estimate. Some parts may have to be replaced.|
Available Finishes: Bronze, Satin (faux ormolu), Copper, Faux Gold, and Clear
|Parker Burner Galleries||Argands or Sinumbra||$205.00||$220.00|
|Shade Rings||Solar Shade Holder Ring||$45.00||$78.00|
*all finishes are sealed with an archival quality lacquer containing a corrosive inhibitor
|Solar Deflector (does not include cradle)||$357.50|
|Internal parts are usually specific to a particular artifact. There are many variations in lamp sizes and designs making it necessary to build these internal parts by hand. Because of the precise nature of the work, it is our policy to include the replacement parts only as part of a restoration. |
Estimates for restorations, (cf restoring an Argand mantel lamp to working order or rebuilding a Sinumbra lamp including the font), are specific to the individual device and are best accomplished by first hand examination of the artifact(s). Nevertheless, we understand the time, distance and shipping concerns of our clients. Although we prefer to see the artifacts first hand, we can work from photographs when preparing estimates.
Please call or e-mail for specific instructions.
*Estimates set in this manner are subject to change, although any changes will be discussed with the client.
|There ia a standard turn around time of 180 days for each project. Often projects take far less time, but potential problems are usually highly specialized and this time-frame takes into account nearly every scenario! Please have patience.|
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Upton Studios LLC, 145 Millville Ave, Milmay NJ 08340
phone (609)609-261-2015, fax (609)249-3960, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org