In recent issues we chronicled the efforts of Douglas Chambers of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission to extract a Carnegie Hero medal from a fire-damaged block of Lucite. Here's an update. -EditorDoug Chambers writes:
I first tried using nail polish remover, which is largely acetone, but the work was slow and laborious. I then immersed the medal in pure acetone and the remaining Lucite eventually came off. The hardest to reach spots, indentations like the ears, proved nettlesome. We'll now send the medal to Hugo for a good cleaning and a protective finish, put it in a box and send it off to the awardee.
Hugo Greco is a former Medallic Art Company artisan who designed the new version of the Carnegie Hero Medal. Doug promised to send us a photo of the finished medal before shipping it off. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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