I have been looking for a Handtub to restore for several years. It had to meet several requirements:
- Smaller size: My garage space is filling up plus I needed to be able to take it to shows and events without a large investment in other vehicles, or a large crew to load, unload, and pull it.
- Poor condition: I enjoy the restoration part as much , or more so, than the collecting part. I needed one that was in poor enough condition that restoration, in lieu of preservation, was appropriate.
- Complete: Since original parts are vitually impossible to find, most or all of the original parts, especially the iron and brass castings and forgings needed to be present. Not that I can't or haven't fabricated parts from scratch for my other projects, but I need at least a sample. I can handle the woodworking pretty competently as long as I have enough of the original parts for patterns.
- Not a museum piece: I want to take this to parades, shows, and even pump it. I didn't want one that should be in a museum.
- Cost: Of course!
- Location: So I can compromise on this one. Most handtubs are on the East Coast.
Created 11/19/2012 firstname.lastname@example.org