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May 23, 2013 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

A historical statue has been unveiled at the Evansville Museum, following a period of almost a year being restored and repaired. The Vulcan is a statue measuring over nine feet, created more than 100 years ago. Originally, The Vulcan stood on the ledge of the second floor of Heilman’s original entrance to the office. In 1888, the statue had been relocated to the new office building that was renamed Vulcan Plow Company. When the building was demolished in 1957, the statue then had a number of homes which resulted in damage.

The Vulcan is based on the Romans’ god of fire and metalworking. The figure has a beard and wears a blacksmith’s apron, standing at the side of an anvil. His right hand holds the handle of a hammer and features the figure gazing out to the distance. Following the moves to new homes, the statue was damaged on the hand, arm and foot in addition to damage of the anvil and hammer. The Vulcan was later donated by an antiques enthusiast to the Conrad Baker Foundation, where it was installed in the Old Courthouse basement. In 2012, the museum was presented with the figure; it was then carefully restored to its former glory.

Over time, antiques may become damaged, especially furniture that is used daily by owners. Experts in the restoration of antiques will carefully repair any damage, including regularly used pieces like Victorian dining chairs . Preston has dealers who specialise in restoration, so that you may purchase good quality antiques.

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