Tarnish & Corrosion - A Historical Flashback
Historical Flashback - 1795 Boston Time Capsule Opened
We go through life collecting memories, of times of people, sometimes all it takes is a part of a song, or the sight of some long forgotten trinket to allow memories to come cascading back into our conscience minds. Times capsules are nothing new, but what they do give us is a glimpse of a time gone by, insight into what the people who so tenderly put away their memorabilia considered important or worthy of being saved for later generations. We do not have them here to let us know why they saved particular items, but we are allowed new insights.
It was with great excitement that the New State House in Boston had a time capsule removed recently. The time capsule had been discovered in 1855, removed, viewed and put back into place. This will happen again, but for a short time we have the privilege of seeing what Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, two great American icons, thought would be important to save for posterity.
While Intercept is used to prevent silver tarnish through the use of our Corrosion Intercept® anti tarnish bags, it is also used in many other applications where corrosion is an issue and protection of items from corrosion is required. So we were pleased to learn that one of our affiliates was contacted in regards to this historical find, knowing ahead of time what was going to be removed. This particular affiliate was contacted in order to contribute Corrosion Intercept® materials towards the cause, to help provide our well established corrosion protection for the items inside. You can see the time capsule laid on Intercept film, providing a safe, non-contaminating surface for the items to be removed and viewed. We were also asked to provide Intercept bags for all of the items to be placed into, so that once the items go off display they can be returned, protected, to their resting place in the corner of the New State House for future generations to have their own thrill of discovery. You can learn more about Intercept and the work done with museums around the world, protecting their collections from corrosion, degradation and decay by visiting www.intercept-technology.com