Sunday, 20 April 2008

It's all in the eye of the beholder...

This is my beautifully and lovingly restored Key West
(c. 1956)

This and the other pictures provide an insight into the the remarkable skills of my two Dutch friends Frans Pilger and Ed Rezel who are based in Holland. Producing work of this quality will go a long way to ensuring these machines are never forgotten.

Remarkably, this is a 'not for profit' venture, Frans and Ed are only interest in recouping their expenses. Obviously if they were to price machines according to the time it takes to restore (several months) , their expertise (unquestionably two of the best in the business) and the love they cherish on the whole project, the machines would only be in the hands of rich collectors. From personal experience I can tell you this isn't the case.

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