The Antique Engine & Tractor Association preserves the American Farm heritage by restoring all types of farm equipment. It was a labor of love for Charlie Reiss to preserve this antique and the galvanizer was proud to be a part of this project. Corrosion is the main enemy of the preservation effort and galvanizing eliminates that concern. The galvanizer provided the technical support and galvanizing services at no charge. Galvanizing for corrosion protection will be a part of the educational program at the AE&TA; historic museum.
Preserving this frail, light gauge antique required gentle handling. The galvanizer recognized the historic nature of the project and made special handling a top concern. At the most recent show over 4,000 people visited and saw this novel use of hot-dip galvanizing (HDG). Future visitors will also learn that HDG is the best way to preserve both old and new equipment.
Helping the AE&TA; preserve the American farming heritage was both a challenge and a privilege. The windmill stands tall in front of the museum and will greet visitors with galvanizing's corrosion prevention message for years to come.