Category Archives: Craftsmanship

Restoration of Historic 15 Washington Street Part II

In keeping with its beginnings, Remains Lighting continually takes on restoration and custom projects. The latest of these involves the restoration of several chandeliers and lighting fixtures for Rutgers University. Once home to an insurance company and passed onto Rutgers, … Continue reading

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Make it in Brooklyn Innovation Summit

What does it mean to Make it in Brooklyn? This summer, the first Make it in Brooklyn Innovation Summit will strive to answer that question. On June 25, the summit will bring together “Brooklyn’s leading innovators, makers, builders, and entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Simon Pearce Glassblowing Workshop

The Simon Pearce workshop in Windsor, VT allows visitors to view the ongoing work of the glassblowing shop. Because of the glass furnaces, this shop doesn’t need heat in the winter. We visited in July… Even though it was a … Continue reading

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Museum of American Precision (Continued)

Whew. Now, here’s the stuff: The Museum of American Precision has the very first Bridgeport vertical milling machine #0001. It’s in its standard grey and blue, the paint is beautifully crazed from age. The machine, which dates from 1938 is … Continue reading

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Museum of American Precision

With great subterfuge and possibly some outright lies, I got Alix through the doors of the Museum of American Precision. This pulsing heart of luddite nerd-dom is in an old mill building in Windsor Vermont where machine tools were engineered … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Made Certification

Remains is proud to be awarded Brooklyn-Made Certification by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The Brooklyn-Made Certification program was created with the help of NYU’s Wagner Capstone Program Graduate students last year to promote businesses based in and/or manufacturing in … Continue reading

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Architectural Plaster Factory

I visited my friend Adrian Taylor, one of the owners of Hyde Park Mouldings recently. Those guys are working on a small custom project for us and I had to bring them some of the hardware. Their factory is out … Continue reading

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Glass Factory Visit

We paid a visit to one of our best glass suppliers recently. They’ve been hand blowing glass since the 1940s in West Virginia. The factory is at the end of rutted road in a series of cool old shed buildings. … Continue reading

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