In addition to our restoration project experience we enjoy the benefit of maintaining an extensive archival library of historic ironwork. The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. has described the Stewart library on 19th and 20th century American and European metalwork as the most comprehensive in the country. This collection of original technical drawings, foundry pattern books, manufacturing catalogs and architectural forms provides the insight and inspiration that is crucial in preservation projects. Our archival library equips our designers, engineers and craftsmen with the knowledge that results in accurate recreation of historic pieces.
Every restoration project begins with an evaluation by the Stewart Restoration Team, a group with combined experience of over 200 years in restoration and manufacturing techniques. This team will determine the restoration processes to be used and will oversee their use through the conclusion of the project. Every restoration method we use is endorsed and accepted by the leading Preservation Societies in the country.
Our unique knowledge of historic metal casting weld repair techniques enables us to accurately evaluate casting repair possibilities. In those cases when repair is not possible or desired, Stewart designers can create casting reproductions accurate in every detail.