Category Archives: treatment

Museum Workshop exhibition opens

We are excited to announce Museum Workshop has opened to over 2000 visitors in the first weekend. The following are pictures of our Royal Daimler arriving and being pushed into position in the exhibition space.

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Discoveries from the trial lift

We had a successful trial lift of the body off the chassis of the Daimler. All so well planned and well executed that it looked easy. Thanks team! But an enormous amount of preparation was involved. When the Daimler was … Continue reading

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After days of work, the chassis number is revealed

A long hard day for our team in Mitchell led to some exciting news when the chassis number was revealed. The process involved location and lubrication of the fastening bolts before removal. The bolts at the rear of the guard were hidden underneath … Continue reading

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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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Arrival in Canberra

Arrivals are also exciting as you get to show others in the organisation what all the fuss has been about. As the doors go up on the trailer the beast emerges.

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