X-Radiography of Objects
Within archaeological conservation it is standard practice that all iron objects, and other metals with voluminous corrosion and burial products, should undergo x-radiography. This procedure is a quick and cost-effective method of assessing what lies beneath the corroded surface of objects. As well as the shape a large amount of information, such as manufacturing techniques, decoration and artefact technology, can be revealed.
We have a Faxitron 43855E x-ray system and can produce traditional film x-ray plates or digital images.
This x-ray shows that the corroded object above is a slide-key padlock, with the spring mechanism missing.
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