At the beginning

These are photos of the machine as it arrived. The photos actually make it look better than it was. Lots of accumulated grime, oil and grinding dust mixed together for over 80+ years. Several coats of paint add to the patina.

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The renovation started by dismantling and degreasing the various parts. Paint remover and a steel brush took care of the caked on grunge and paint.

A typical before and after view:

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