The treatment (documentation and cleaning) of two gun tool heads began a few weeks ago.
I just wanted to share pictures of our new lab companions in “active duty”. So here is a shot of the bristle gun sponge as well as an x-ray:
And here are two views of the rammer:
Both of these objects are made of organic compounds (wood, bristles) and metals (copper alloy for the sponge worm, band ,and screws, see x-ray, and wrought iron for the remains of handles in their centers).
The handle removal was successful for the rammer and we are still working on the sponge.
We’ll keep you updated on the treatment progress of these neat pieces.