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Re: Now the Story Can be Told - 1949 WECo 500 Set
« Reply #1020 on: September 03, 2018, 12:54:07 PM »
They use Polene paint.
The way my hand shakes now I doubt I could duplicate the finger wheel.
I mean really, I can thread a sewing machine while it's running.

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told - 1949 WECo 500 Set
« Reply #1021 on: September 03, 2018, 01:59:24 PM »
I just went through part of this thread just for kicks as it has been a while. It still amazes me!
At one point there was a discussion about putting together a booklet illustrating the restoration. I could not find any talk on whether or not it was happening. I think it would be a great idea as the thread is very long and takes quite a while to wade through. Something documenting with pictures the restoration including sourced parts (and where they came from), the parts you made (and the process) and the cleaning. If this was all put togehter somehow it would be easier to read & enjoy.
Just a thought.
EDIT: apparently some pictures are already gone such as the auction pictures. I hope they are saved somewhere!
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told - 1949 WECo 500 Set
« Reply #1022 on: September 04, 2018, 12:24:18 PM »
Yes, a book was in the works. We had issues with how to present some of the information, so things stalled, and just didn't get started again. I have thought about starting it up again.

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told - 1949 WECo 500 Set
« Reply #1023 on: September 04, 2018, 01:56:27 PM »
I, for one, would support it. If you need anything I can help with just let me know.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told - 1949 WECo 500 Set
« Reply #1024 on: September 05, 2018, 12:41:33 PM »
I will dig out all of the pages saved so far and see how much needs finished.

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told - 1949 WECo 500 Set
« Reply #1025 on: September 13, 2018, 08:08:03 PM »
Yes I know this can be a lot of work, but I do hope this will come to pass.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told - 1949 WECo 500 Set
« Reply #1026 on: September 28, 2018, 10:46:14 PM »
Dan - Value is super hard when there is only one, as you well know.  I would bet your field trial set is much more valuable than any other 500, but youíd only know by auctioning it off, which you probably wonít do.  I guess you could EBay with sky-high reserve and test the waters..... :o.  The challenge is that dollars arenít the big question here.  If it were mine, Iíd want some compensation if possible, but the longevity in the public domain would be very important.  Couldnít hurt to chat with the Seattle museum folks to see where it might go.....



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I'd love to see a mock eBay listing and see where it went....A lot of people might not realize the importance of it, otherwise a large group of collectors could throw you their numbers and see where it goes. There could be an avid collector out there, not even a member of the forum that silently hunts eBay looking for just your phone.....

I would certainly sell it, get some money to enjoy life with. I wouldn't just give it away without some green crossing my palm.