SMOOTH MOVES: SUGGESTIONS FOR OBJECT TRANSPORT AND STORAGE EQUIPMENT
PAUL S. STORCH
3 WINDMILL HEAD SUPPORT
This section describes a mobile support stand that was designed and built for a specific object. However, the principles can be applied to similar large, heavy machinery. A Waupon Self-Regulating Windmill head was conserved and reassembled in the John and Martha Daniels Objects Conservation Laboratory. To facilitate the attachment of the wooden vanes to a metal shaft, an angle iron frame and vertical support (fig. 2) were constructed in conjunction with Exhibits Department fabricators. Four swivel casters were attached. A swiveling double-clamp support for the horizontal frame of the windmill was attached to the top of the vertical support (fig. 3). The clamp can be fixed in any position by tightening the set screw through the exterior tab. If necessary, the interior of the clamp and other contact points can be lined with Volara A or E foam for protective padding. The basic design of this stand can be modified slightly for other types and shapes of objects. Figures 4 and 5 show the actual object in the stand in the staging area prior to full reassembly and installation.