Welcome to Howard Iron Works
where the tasks of restoring each
piece of equipment to its original
condition is taken seriously by the
HIW Restoration Team.
Each machine is carefully and
completely dismantled, inspected
for damage, and fully documented
to ensure completeness prior to
putting them through the
The cleaning processes may
include sandblasting,immersion in
specially formulated soak, surface
restoration, sanding and polishing
prior to advancing them to the
Structural repairs & remanufacturing
of damaged or missing components
are par for the course in the
restoration of these century-old
pieces of equipment.
Thorough research of the historical
background, technical information
and special characteristics of each
machine is a must to ensure
authenticity and true respect for the
technology of the era.
Final assembly of the restored
machines and components are
done under the expert eye of our
The decorative detailing of the
equipment is achieved by hand
respecting the artistry of
the past generation.
HIW Restoration shop provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see firsthand how these century-old machines are being restored to perfection.
Please visit HIW's website to visit our Restoration Gallery: