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Date completed : 31 March 2017 Duration : 12 Months
Timothy Martin

As part of a major re-development and re-interpretation at Bridport Museum, Context Engineering was commissioned, following a machinery survey two years previously, to undertake conservation work to objects in the museum’s important rope- and net-making collection. The work involved included:

  • The re-building of the rope walk machinery to working order for demonstration purposes;
  • Restoration to working order of the ball winding machine for demonstrations;
  • The dismantling and removal of the Ackerman net-making loom whilst building works were underway, the conservation of components and its re-assembly on site (in all around 4000 pieces, in total weighing 1.5 tonnes); and
  • The conservation of other rope- and net-making and measuring machinery for static display. 
    Exhibit Conservation for Bridport Museum
    Exhibit Conservation for Bridport Museum
    Exhibit Conservation for Bridport Museum
    Exhibit Conservation for Bridport Museum
    Exhibit Conservation for Bridport Museum

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