Posted 8 months ago
A friend gave this to me knowing how much I live in the past (now known as an antique lover). It was in pretty bad shape with the bellows rotted away. Oddly to me the bellows were not leather but a rubberized canvas. I live in a sailing community & had some canvas, so rubberized some & replaced it. Used leather(original) for the flapper-valves. I challenge any expert now after some yrs to tell me, "that's a replacement".
Now, what do I do with bellows in the tropics? I have no fireplace! Got an antique wooden coffee grinder & don't drink coffee. Go figure.
Now what catagory do I put this in? Doesn't seem to be a matching one.