From famous vehicles to a Presidential fountain - we restore beauty.
Mefford Motors gave us the opportunity to prep a number of parts on the Aerosmith van. Since the goal was preservation rather than restoration, it wasn't your typical blasting job to say the least.
James K. Polk fountain
This fountain, attributed to the J.W. Fiske Foundry in NY, dates from the mid 1800's and was at the Nashville residence of our 11th President. It's now in the courtyard of the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, TN. We did the full restoration.
This beautiful cast iron bench from the Coalbrookdale Foundry has a British Registry Stamp of 1847. Completely restored by us with mahogany slats and painted Black Forest Green to match the fountain, this piece resides in the courtyard of the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, TN.
Cast iron vase
This undated self-watering cast iron vase had seen better days. It had multiple cracks and one side was punched out probably from repeated freezes. We were able to media blast it to bare metal, repair the cracks, braze the side section back on, and cosmetically fill any voids. It's beautiful once again.
Cast Iron vases at the James K Polk grave in Nashville, TN
These cast iron urns flank the graves of President James K Polk and his wife Sarah at the TN State Capital in Nashville and had been badly damaged over the years. Our restoration included making molds and reforming missing sections of the bowl lips.
1915 Barnes Drill
Delivered by tow truck, this beast of a machine exemplified American industry. It arrived covered in 80+ years of cutting oil that had hardened to resin. We degreased, blasted where possible, chemical stripped where necessary, primed, and painted. Beautiful tool!
1955 Manley 60-ton Hydraulic Press
Another item delivered by tow truck. Thankfully this machine came apart in heavy but manageable pieces. We took it apart, blasted, primed, painted, then reassembled.. The customer had all the fasteners zinc-plated.