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CAST-IRON FOUNTAINS WITH ZINC SCULPTURES

CAST-IRON FOUNTAINS WITH ZINC SCULPTURES

Sculpture Conservator Tom Podnar is mentioned in Carol Grissom’s talk “Toward Better Treatment of Cast-Iron Fountains with Zinc Statues”.  Tom is skilled at the traditional and difficult technique of lead-tin soldering which is the most durable repair of zinc.   Carol A. Grissom, Senior Objects Conservator at the Smithsonian Institution spoke at the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 2013 in Kansas…

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RENOVATION DESIGN FOR CHICAGO’S BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN

RENOVATION DESIGN FOR CHICAGO’S BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN

McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory, Inc. of Oberlin, Ohio, well known for their expertise in historic fountains, was  selected as the project team’s bronze and stone conservator for the design, specifications, contract documents and administration of the upcoming major renovation of Chicago’s famous…

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WILLIAM PROCTER FOUNTAIN

WILLIAM PROCTER FOUNTAIN

Cast Iron Drinking Fountain with Gas Lamp William Procter Fountain Pat. June 8, 1890 By Henry F. Franks Erected 1894. This cast iron drinking fountain was a gift from Mr.…

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KEARNEY PARK FOUNTAIN

KEARNEY PARK FOUNTAIN

The Kearny Park Fountain was dedicated on May 30, 1901. This fountain, a gift of the great local…

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