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 Posted: Tue Aug 15th, 2017 02:12 pm
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St. Patrick Cathedral in New York City......isothermal glazing and humidity control/measuring devices....Femenella St. Glass

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/odd+news/new-technology-cleans-up-st-patrick-s-cathedral/article/499928



 Posted: Tue Aug 15th, 2017 02:45 pm
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I want to state that I was not contacted nor did I provide information for this recent article. This information was given to Vaisala a number of years ago when I was responsible for the initial inspection of the windows and the development and implementation of a series of mock ups and data gathering schemes at St. Patrick's. The isothermal systems were developed under the guidance of Keith Barley, a world renowned stained glass conservator from York. Our studio was not selected to execute the major project and the isothermal glazing system was dramatically modified by Keith and Drew Anderson, chief glass conservator of the Met.



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well, why on earth was this article written/printed?? Something sounds odd here....!!!!!



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This is the authors bio.."Tim Sandle
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He wrote a slanted/infomercial article emphasizing his interests in science. It has very little to do with the stained glass or the restoration project that actually happened at St. Pat's



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Nothing odd. The article was written to tout the Vaisala instruments for measuring moisture and temperature levels to determine the likelihood of condensation forming on the painted surface of the glass at St. Patrick's. The moisture/temp study ran almost 2 years and the data were analyzed to determine the most effective isothermal glazing system. Everything portrayed in the article was true at the time the information was originally given to the Vaisala representative. After the original mockup period, the protocol for the windows was changed due to budget and other reasons and the original plan to use the manganese bronze frames was abandoned. I think this article is simply a reprint or remake of one that was done years ago.



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