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The Eternal Promise of Durable Latex Paint

John Learnard of The Color Alchemist of Glen Echo, Maryland notes that every year since he started in the finishing trade, the big paint manufacturers have been promising that the new and improved latex and acrylic paints developed in their … Continue reading

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1860’s Maryland Bank Barn Conversion – – with Conviction

What makes this 1860’s bank barn conversion noteable is not just the barn itself, but the care with which original features were restored while introducing a spectrum of modern amenities as seamlessly as possible. Everything fits. Regarding period features, the … Continue reading

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Victorian Period Wallpaper Installation, Walls and Ceiling

Bradbury and Bradbury, the manufacturer of the wallpaper for this complex installation, furnished precise plans for the layout, based upon the measurements that they received.  Takoma Paperhangers, Inc., Takoma Park, Maryland, the installers, had to replicate this layout exactly in … Continue reading

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Unusual Period Tower Bell Restored to Original Ringing Format.

Carl Rickershauser of Coastal Clock and Chime in Cinnaminson, NJ restored this historic and unusual (cast in France) bronze bell in the tower of the Visitation Church in Washington, DC. Older bells were often mounted in a non-factory timber frame carriage, built … Continue reading

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Restoration of a Hand Rung Iron Church Bell

Carl Rickershauser of Coastal Clock and Chime in Cinnaminson, NJ restored a beautiful sounding little hand rung iron bell in the tower of the Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City, MD. To begin with, it had typical tower bell issues, starting … Continue reading

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