The restoration team is currently in the process of completely restoring and rewiring a large crystal chandelier from the Minute Man National Historical Park's North Bridge Visitor Center in Concord, Massachusetts.
Following removal and partial dissasembly on site at the park, the chandelier was driven to Grand Light's restoration workshop, where the chandelier's delicate arms, center column and all remaining components were photographed and cataloged. The chandelier was then completely disassembled and all components were inspected for mechanical deficiencies.
The restoration team from Grand Light traveled to Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, Massachusetts last Wednesday to remove a crystal chandelier in need of restoration, rewiring, and repair. The chandelier has been on display in the Stedman Buttrick House, which serves as the park's headquarters and visitors' center for the historic North Bridge.
The 971-acre park receives over one million visitors each year, who come to see important sites associated with the opening battle of the American Revolution. Congress established the park in 1959 to preserve and protect areas such as the first four miles of the Battle Road, where Colonists fired upon British troops as they returned from Boston, and the place where the "shot heard 'round the world" was fired. The park also preserves The Wayside, where 19th century authors kept the spirit of the Revolution alive by creating uniquely American literature.
The majority of the components for the four large antique chandeliers mentioned in our previous updates have been completely restored, and are currently being reassembled.
Several different lighting fixtures from Yale's Calhoun College are currently being worked on simultaneously in Grand Light's restoration shop.
One of the medium sized chandeliers from the Yale Calhoun College project has been completed. The fixture's components were stripped from the frame and then refinished to their original state. Then, the crystal prisms were individually cleaned and re-pinned, and the fixture was reassembled and rewired and tested in accordance with UL standards.
Grand Light's restoration team recently completed the restoration of ten gothic-style chandeliers for the auditorium of the Washington Irving Intermediate School, located in Tarrytown, New York.