Category Archives: condition

First wash in a long, long time…

On a warm sunny autumn day in Canberra outside the National Museum of Australia’s storage repository in Mitchell, the conservation team gave the Daimler a high pressure hot wash to remove heavy accretions of dirt and road debris from the undercarriage. Prior to the wash,  ‘truck … Continue reading

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Some pleasant, and not so pleasant surprises!

As part of our conservation treatment, we have begun work on the body of the Daimler to remove internal carpets, floor panels and seats. In the pictures below, you can see that we have had some interesting finds.

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Treatment of spare pistons

As a project for conservation students from the University of Canberra we cleaned and prepared the eight spare pistons and rods for storage till later in the project. The next five photos show the condition of the assembly prior to … Continue reading

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Initial unpacking after pest control

After 48 hours in a plastic tent the Daimler looks quite unreal.

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Daimler pick up

Object pick ups are always a bit exciting and a bit sad. Someone is always losing a piece of history to the national collection – and the nation is gaining a story. The 15th of November 2009 was no different. … Continue reading

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