Albeit obvious as to what the relevance of corrosion prevention would be to a time capsule, this post is unique. Unique in that, we embrace humility and gratitude for a most rare opportunity, recently bestowed upon us.

That is, to actively engage in surviving history while simultaneously actively engaging in the forthcoming future.

We go through life collecting memories. Memories of times, people, places, and things. Sometimes all it takes is a part of a song, or the sight of some long forgotten trinket. Once triggered, the memories come cascading back into our conscience minds.


Time capsules are nothing new, but they give us a glimpse of a time gone by. Also, they provide insight into what people tenderly stored and considered important or worthy of saving for later generations. In this particular case, the people are Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.

The people are not here to let us know why they saved particular items, but we are able to gain new insights.

Corrosion Prevention for Artifacts
The Intrinsic Value of Time Capsules

With great excitement the New State House in Boston had a time capsule extracted from its building during repairs.  The time capsule, discovered in 1855, was carefully removed, viewed and put back into place.  This will happen again, but for a short time we have the privilege of seeing what Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, two great American icons, thought would be important to save for posterity.

Intercept Technology™ -- Simply the Best Corrosion Prevention and Permanent ESD Protection

We, at Intercept Technology, received contact in order to provide our Corrosion Intercept® materials to the cause. Corrosion Intercept®, would help provide well established corrosion prevention and protection for the items inside.

Intercept Technology™ -- Reactive Barrier Protection Against ESD, Tarnish, Rust, Corrosion, and Degradation

Here, the time capsule rests upon Intercept film, providing a safe, non-contaminating surface for the removal of items being viewed.

Towards Future Efforts

All items inside the time capsule, now reside within Intercept bags. To this end, once the items go off display they will return, protected, to their resting place. There, in their corner of the New State House in Boston, well preserved. In wait, for future generations to have their own thrill of discovery.

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