Bronze frames cast at the foundry in Joseph, Oregon surround the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. Cases for the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights were the first to be installed, followed by the Constitution and American Originals cases. In addition to fabricating the bronze frames, Valley Bronze assembled the newly designed tops of the bulletproof cases, and also fit and tested hinges and lifting mechanisms at the foundry prior to transporting and installing the work in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom in the National Archives Building. The project also included casting, fitting, and installing bronze frames around the cases holding the American Originals documents that line the walls of the Rotunda in the National Archives.
The finished case that holds the Declaration of Independence.
A closeup of the case's corner. The medallion is cast separately and inserted into the frame.
The American Originals case in construction at Valley Bronze.
The American Originals case installed at the National Archives in D.C.
Case that houses the Bill of Rights.
Case that houses the Constitution.
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