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Rare lever wound Structo Tank 1930/32. Based on Cristie tanks?

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    Posted 8 years ago

    Dr_Rambow
    (88 items)

    Very rare 12" Structo tank only made between 1930-32, rare mostly because it had a large (and expensive) motor which made it die hard at the start of the depression. It has a huge triple spring motor that would be too tough to wind with a key, so it actually has a 8" built in ratchet lever to wind it! It may look like a total fabrication, but I think it was based quite strongly in reality. I think it represents Christie's designs of the day fairly well. At the very least, you can see where they took many of the design elements.

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      I'm very impressed.
    2. packrat-place packrat-place, 8 years ago
      That is really nice!!!
    3. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Very nice resto.
    4. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 8 years ago
      Thanks guys! I really didn't want to do a "full" restoration and have that horrible high gloss paint ruin the look of the piece. Restored really doesn't look the same (and in my opinion, nearly as good) since they don't use the same matte laqor paints as they did back in the 20s.
    5. akira23, 8 years ago
      Stunning! Great job!
    6. Sewing53, 4 years ago
      Really nice job!

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