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2 years 3 months ago #5070 by Larry Krieger


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  • Replied by Larry Krieger on topic Carillon Park Event
    I think Mike did that on purpose to start a conversation. Thank You. I learned something.
    Along these lines. Would it be possible to add a real time conversational section to the web site so that members could talk real time; something that scrolls with no permanent record?

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    2 years 2 months ago #5073 by David Moreau


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  • Replied by David Moreau on topic Carillon Park Event
    That is very interesting. I did not know that about renaissance signs. I have attached a photo of 2 of my model 50s with original signs. I thought that the style of those signs were the only renaissance style.

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    2 years 2 months ago #5074 by David Moreau


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    2 years 2 months ago #5075 by Rick Petty
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  • Replied by Rick Petty on topic Carillon Park Event
    You are very lucky if those are originals. I have never seen an original in person. Could you please post pictures of the mounting holes and a close up of the printing itself. I would like a reference to tell what is an original and what is not. Thanks

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    2 years 2 months ago #5076 by Mike Morrissey


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  • Replied by Mike Morrissey on topic Carillon Park Event
    Rick Please find pictures of original top you asked for. Glad to see the interest in the Top signs. Not an expert,but only seen 2 originals in 52 years/////School out Rick,Always Mike

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    2 years 2 months ago #5078 by David Moreau


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  • Replied by David Moreau on topic Carillon Park Event
    I had no idea that originals of this style were so rare. They both came from unrestored machines and have the typical machining on the bottom but the holes are not dead center. I had them examined and was told they were original but based on this feedback, I think they must be reproductions.

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    2 years 2 months ago #5079 by David Moreau


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  • Replied by David Moreau on topic Model 50 Sign
    Here are some photos of one of the Model 50 signs. The stipple on the sign matches the stipple on the case exactly. Looking it over very closely I do not see one imperfection in the casting. If you look at the bottom of the feet you can see the machining that is common on original signs. The only issue I see is that the holes are not drilled dead center. Please take a look and comment. Thanks.
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    2 years 2 months ago #5087 by David Moreau


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  • Replied by David Moreau on topic Model 50 Sign
    After reviewing all of the photos, I still do believe mine to be original.

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    2 years 2 months ago #5088 by David Moreau


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  • Replied by David Moreau on topic Model 50 Sign
    Also, knowing it's history...I bought this particular machine and sign in totally unrestored condition out of a barn where it had sat for decades. Both sign and machine patina were identical when I found them. I don't believe the sign is a reproduction at all.

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    2 years 2 months ago #5089 by Bill Navratil


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  • Replied by Bill Navratil on topic Model 50 Sign
    Some "Restoration Specialists" have been known to swap out original top signs with reproductions top signs to unsuspecting customers. Not saying this is the case, but the possibility does exist that this could have happened to you. One well known restoration specialists has key stems and other parts already polished and plated to to swap out in an effort to save time, So while the sign was original to the machine when dropped off, it might not have been original when it was returned. Not saying this happened, just a possibility.

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