Model 2 woodie

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1 year 7 months ago #2413 by gbraddock
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I finally finished restoring the model 2 woodie that I have been working on for 5 months. It was a lot of detail work from completely disassembling the case and making and replacing the clam shell inlays on the drawer front and counter cover and then repairing damaged places in the wood, to making a complete top that was missing when I acquired the machine 18 years ago. I had to make bushings for the drawer rollers as the drawer was dragging badly. Repainted all of the indicators which required removing them and then making a new retaining bar. Replaced all of the flat leaf springs on the counter wheel retaining pawls. I made glass key checks and narrow rings for over half of the keys. I got an original top sign from Rick Petty. (Thanks Rick.) The last thing I had to do was make a serial # tag and a bell stop plate.
I received the newsletter and saw the ad that Rick had placed for his model 2. My wife pointed out that the serial #'s were only 3 numbers apart. After comparing drawer labels it looks as thought our machines were make the same day, July 7,1891. Small World!

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1 year 7 months ago #2414 by gbraddock
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I put some photos on there but they didn't post. So I'll try again.
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1 year 7 months ago #2415 by thcashregister@msn.com
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Gene noticed that my model 3 I have listed in this edition of the newsletter is only 3 numbers difference on the serial number. What are the chances of both machines surviving 125 years?

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