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Brigg Raft Returns Home

18/03/2013

We were on-site at Brigg Heritage Centre last week installing a large bespoke showcase with a motorised vertical-lift opening mechanism.  The case has been purchased by North Lincolnshire Council to house the 3000 year old ‘Brigg Raft’ – a sewn-plank boat which was until recently being preserved and stored at the National Maritime Museum in London.

In 2011 the museum agreed to loan the raft to North Lincolnshire Council for conservation and display in the new Brigg Heritage Centre.  Having now been fully restored by conservators at York Archaeological Trust, the raft will go on public display for the first time ever in May.

See more about the raft on the BBC News website – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-21708572

This is one of the largest cases with motorised access we have supplied to date, with the actuators capable of supporting a massive 2 tonnes in weight.  The glass itself weighs 1.5 tonnes and required 6 ClickNetherfield Showcase Technicians on-site to lift it into place.

We are finding ourselves doing more and more cases with motorised vertical-lift access as they grow in popularity among our clients; who are increasingly taking advantage of the ease of use and simplicity of access this case type offers.

On-site at Brigg Heritage Centre

Work in progress on-site at Brigg Heritage Centre

ClickNetherfield staff testing the strength of the case actuators in our factory in Livingston

ClickNetherfield staff testing the strength of the case actuators at our factory in Livingston

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