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atticbrowser
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Look what I found

Postby atticbrowser » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:59 pm

I brought this Pickwick home today. It appears to be complete and working apart from only having one ball. (I set up the jokes, you supply the punchlines).
More when I’ve examined it more carefully.
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Re: Look what I found

Postby gameswat » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:16 pm

Nice find Attic, classic elegant machines these Pickwick's. And seems to be in nice unmolested original cond. When I got mine the previous owner had already had a go at "restoring", sadly he didn't know what he was doing at the time and hacked the wood with an 80 grit rotary sander!! Then stripped off the old nickel and highly polished the brass and lacquered, then to finish threw away the aged cloth to replace with brand new! The wood was so badly scoured that he had to almost black stain the whole thing to hide the marks. Underneath was the most stunning tiger striped oak I've ever had to this day. When he saw the finished cabinet a week later he nearly fell over at the transformation and realising how badly he'd treated it 20 years earlier.

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Re: Look what I found

Postby atticbrowser » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:01 pm

Thank you gameswot. Yes it does appear to be complete, unmolested and original. I have been thinking carefully about cosmetic restoration and for the time being I’ll limit it to a gentle wipe with a soft cloth. The key is missing of course so currently the innards are only accessible from the back. I’ve taken a few photos and if anyone has a similar model I’d appreciate photos of the correct mechanical configuration. Also if anyone thinks something is missing I’d like to hear.
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