Groetchen Twenty One

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geofflove
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Groetchen Twenty One

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I’ve just taken delivery of one these from auction. Prob paid over the odds, but I liked the look of it. I plan to smarten it up a bit. It mostly works but the reels brakes don’t work. The reels just free wheel to a random stop. Comparing to a video I found online...



...it’s missing a floating horizontal bar hanging on 5 springs, one from each reel brake. The bar is then anchored to the base by a tie down wire. This is the only thing I can find to this may or may not be correct. Does anyone know for sure or have any further info/pics? If this is all it is it should be pretty easy to create a replacement.

Thanks

Geoff
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You need the bar which should be easy enough to make, and also some springs to attach to the levers above.
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Thanks. I managed to get a fleeting glance of the springs via the video so managed to cobble this together with a brass bar and some springs. I didn’t have 5 identical springs so it’s slightly lopsided which I’ll address but it works.

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Next question. I’m going to repaint. Looking online, many of the originals seem to be finished in a black crackle paint. I’ve never worked with this before. Anyone any experience? Should I go with it or play safe? Maybe like this https://www.frost.co.uk/vht-black-wrin ... GwQAvD_BwE
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Think I used BBQ paint from Wilko's, on mine.
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Looks good! Was that a textured paint at all or just plain paint?
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It was textured.
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