Restoration of a rusted out Ted Williams font--

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  1. Bruce Kuda

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    one of my clients found a Ted Williams lantern in very rough shape-- he had the vent re coated with enamel by IPE and asked me to save the font. the nickel was nasty so I stripped and renickeled, but the challenge was the rusted out steel bottom of the font.

    Soaked the font in Evaporust for 48 hours-- gave it a coat of tin== took the bottom of a donor font from a lantern that had to many issues to save. tinned and soldered the bottom of that- laid it in place-- heated until solder flowed to make the joint-- made an air-tite seal but as always with this type of repair I give it a Caswell Tank Sealer treatment--

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  2. patrolmike Australia

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    Nice Work Should be happy with that
     
  3. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Well fettled!:thumbup:
     
  4. Pancholoco1911 United States

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    Absolutely an amazing work!
     
  5. Bruce Kuda

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    okay-- here is the last step in the projects~~

     
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    Well done, such work is well beyond my skills.
     
  7. Bruce Kuda

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    actually most of this stuff isnt that hard-- after you have wrecked 5 or 6 lanterns learning-- LOL
     
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    ...Or blown them to smithereens :shock: ... =; ..
     

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