I have been a collector
and restorer of
vintage metal for over 30 years & its my fascination & love for old &
unique pieces that drives my desire to restore & preserve these small relics of recent
history. I specialize in many different types of metal- iron, cast iron, steel, aluminum,
galvanized, brass, copper, tin, stainless steel & corrugated, stamped, rolled, pressed
& pot metal.
Some of the items I receive are
one of a kind- that is, theyre unique to me because Ive not
encountered them previously. These items may have been mass produced or limited to a small
run for a short period of time. Regardless of production quantity, I will typically study
each item (on my time) before disassembly begins. This may involve various forms of
research in books, catalogs, periodicals, etc. Please allow me this courtesy so that I
will be able to more thoroughly understand your piece & restore it to the best of my
Please realize that "Repair"
& "Restoration" are two different types of services.
"Repair" is simply that - fix something that is broken, missing or
inoperable. "Restoration" involves a complete renewal of a piece so it
closely reassembles its original factory appearance. Some restorations do require a
certain amount of repair, but as a rule, I do not accept items for repair only.
Additionally, I do not have new or used parts for sale & I protect the handful of
suppliers I deal with, so please do not pose these types of requests with me. I do
work for both individuals and dealers across the country and will furnish a list of
references upon request.
"1ST PLACE WINNER - 2003 - PRESSED STEEL TOYS MAGAZINE - PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION CONTEST""1ST PLACE WINNER- 2010 TOY BOX CO. - NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRESSED STEEL RESTORATION CONTEST"HEAD JUDGE - 2013 NATIONAL PRESSED STEEL TOY RESTORATION CONTEST- PRE-WAR"1ST PLACE WINNER- PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - 2008 TOY BOX CO. - NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRESSED STEEL RESTORATION CONTEST""1ST PLACE WINNER & BEST OF SHOW - 2006 TOY BOX CO. - NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRESSED STEEL RESTORATION CONTEST"
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