We can provide on-site professional technical consultations for home restorations, house museums, etc. There is a consultation fee. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the client.
Upton Studios LLC specializes in the conservation, recovery, and restoration of finishes of 19th Century lighting devices. Our purpose is to document, preserve, and recover the original finish of ornamental devices. Nevertheless, keeping within historical parameters and the wishes of our clients, we do replace missing and unrecoverable finishes. These finishes match the originals and are often produced using the same methods used in the 19th Century. Our goal is to provide future generations with an accurate representation of the technology and techniques of our forefathers. Knowledge builds upon knowledge.
Soldering loosened or sagging Argand arms including repair or replacement of finish$137.50 each
Repair holes drilled in bases or other inappropriate areas$82.50 each
Clean 'breaks' and 'cracked' spinnings$137.50 each
*Bends, dents, and compression damage caused by dropping, etc., based on estimate. Some parts may have to be replaced.
Shades
Argant Trumpet
Floral 2.25" fitter
In Stock
$137.50
Argant Trumpet
Greek Key 2.25" fitter
In Stock
$137.50


Frosted Trumpet


$109.00
Custom Cut Trumpet$200.00
Solar Scallop Floral 6" fitter$160.00
Solar Turban Floral 6" fitter$205.00
Solar Shade
Hand blown and engraved
7" Fitter
$137.50
Solar Shade
Hand blown and engraved
7" Fitter
$137.50
Fitters can be cut down to allow for variations in Parker Burner sizes for an additional $50.00 each.

We offer custom cut pattern designs for an additional $55.00 per shade. This service is offered to help replace broken pairs, a life saver for Designers and Architects.
Chimneys
Argand
standard 10"
2 1/2" fitter
$50.00
Solar
standard 10"
2 1/2" fitter
$50.00
Additional charge of $12.00 per inch above standard height

Gas Glass
Frosted
21/2" fitter
$82.50
Greek Key
2 1/2" fitter
$100.00
Greek Starburst  
21/2" fitter
$121.00
Custom patterns cut to order $137.50

Sinumbra Shades
Sinumbra Shade
Hand blown and engraved
10" fitter
$350.00
Sinumbra Shade
Hand blown and engraved
10" fitter
$350.00


Additional Items
Prismsstarting at
$16.50
Bobeche$27.50
UnfinishedFinished
Parker Burner GalleriesArgands or Sinumbra$205.00$220.00
Shade RingsSolar Shade Holder Ring$45.00$78.00
Prism Rings$55.00$89.00
Available Finishes: Bronze, Satin (faux ormolu), Copper, Faux Gold, and Clear

*all finishes are sealed with an archival quality lacquer containing a corrosive inhibitor
 
Solar Deflector (does not include cradle)$357.50
Internal parts are usually specific to a particular artifact. There are many variations in lamp sizes and designs making it necessary to build these internal parts by hand. Because of the precise nature of the work, it is our policy to include the replacement parts only as part of a restoration.

Estimates for restorations, (cf restoring an Argand mantel lamp to working order or rebuilding a Sinumbra lamp including the font), are specific to the individual device and are best accomplished by first hand examination of the artifact(s). Nevertheless, we understand the time, distance and shipping concerns of our clients. Although we prefer to see the artifacts first hand, we can work from photographs when preparing estimates.

Please call or
e-mail for specific instructions.

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Estimates set in this manner are subject to change, although any changes will be discussed with the client.
Call or e-mail for estimates.
There ia a standard turn around time of 180 days for each project. Often projects take far less time, but potential problems are usually highly specialized and this time-frame takes into account nearly every scenario! Please have patience.
** Estimates given before work commences.
** A 50% deposit required to begin project.
** Full balance upon completion.
** Payment terms available on request.
** Visa and MasterCard accepted.






All procedures are documented.
Reports are available upon request at an additional 20% of the final cost of the project. (Please notify us in advance.)
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Upton Studios LLC, 145 Millville Ave, Milmay NJ 08340
phone (609)609-261-2015, fax (609)249-3960, e-mail felixxus@comcast.net



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