Iron - Conservation & Repair



These next few pages explain some of the principles and practice with regard to the conservation and repair of iron. The topic is divided into a number of sections. The topic starts with a brief history of iron together with an examination of its properties and production methods. This is followed by sections on surveys, conservation ethics and  repair techniques. A number of video clips illustrate appropriate issues and techniques.

The photograph shows the repair of a wrought iron railway bridge (with cast iron ribs).


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