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Offline Hank Hargrove

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Long-Lost Glass Panels found
« on: Jul 30, 2017, 06:45 PM »
Apparently, glass panels from the third class dining room that were missing in action and thought to be destroyed were found not only on the Queen Mary but also in the third class dining room tucked behind a wall:


https://instagram.com/p/BWTUH1cHH7m
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Re: Long-Lost Glass Panels found
« Reply #1 on: Jul 30, 2017, 06:47 PM »
Apparently, glass panels from the third class dining room that were missing in action and thought to be destroyed were found not only on the Queen Mary but also in the third class dining room tucked behind a wall:


https://instagram.com/p/BWTUH1cHH7m

Here is the message that the QM's management posted that went with the photo (they do make a mistake in saying the room was destroyed in the 1967 conversion, when it was actually destroyed in the mid-seventies by another operator, but other than that it's a very accurate comment):

thequeenmaryWelcome to our first #SolutionSaturday!  Is the suspense killing you?  OK, a little background first:
At Urban Commons, we discover new things about the Queen Mary almost every day.  Often, the little “quirks” that we find were created by the conversion in the late 60’s, or an unidentified remodel, or some other similarly inexplicable event from the ship’s past.
Just a few weeks ago, we were searching for the source of a water leak in an area behind our cold storage room where our restaurant keeps food and beverages.  That room, located on the R Deck aft, was created during the conversion when previous operators demolished the Tourist Class Dining Room. Well, we are happy to report that, although the Dining Room did not survive, the glass did.  Apparently, while demolishing the rest of the room, somebody decided it would be a good idea to build a wall around the glass approximately 36 inches wide and fifteen feet long.  With no access.  Or light.  Or a warning to anybody that the glass existed entirely intact within those walls.
Yes, those eight glass panels were literally “entombed” for the last 50 years within a dark tiny “room.” Thankfully, somebody did have the foresight to cut a small hole (shown in our post yesterday) in the wall of the room that our staff just happened to look through while searching for that pesky leak.  When a construction worker shined his flashlight up the walls, he realized he had found the long lost – and most thought demolished – etched glass panels.
Moving back to the newly found glass, due to the minuscule size of the “tomb”, we are not entirely certain how to remove and preserve the glass but we can assure you that we have a team of preservationists working on it right now and we can’t wait to show this lost treasure to the public when we figure it out.
And we’d also suggest that, if you see a hole in a wall the next time you’re on the Queen Mary, stick your head through it.  You might give us the subject for our next #FigureOutFixItFriday. 🚢
« Last Edit: Jul 30, 2017, 06:48 PM by Hank Hargrove »
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Offline Brandon Sterkel

Re: Long-Lost Glass Panels found
« Reply #2 on: Jul 30, 2017, 06:48 PM »
Thanks for the news, Hank! Can't believe that these panels were found!
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Offline Hank Hargrove

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Re: Long-Lost Glass Panels found
« Reply #3 on: Jul 30, 2017, 06:51 PM »
Thanks for the news, Hank! Can't believe that these panels were found!

You're welcome! I also updated that post and posted the comment that went along with the Instagram post just now.
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