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Old 03-06-2012, 06:01 PM
Bill Carlin Bill Carlin is offline
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Default Horse Drawn Hearse Help

I have been having a 1880's horse drawn hearse restored for the past couple of years. The Amish wheel right has really been doing a fantastic job and is nearing the end of the process. Now, I am looking for metel bier pins that would have been used during that time. These pins do not have any rubber on them and are polished silver or brass. I am wondering if anyone has any of these that I could see or have any idea were copies could be made. I am thinking that I might be able to use the finials from lamps if I can find them large enough. Any other ideas? This is a picture of the fifth wheel with new wheels that has been rebuilt and is waiting to go onto the horse drawn hearse.

That is me in the red coat talking to Joe, the craftsman. And no, he doesn't use power tools. It is all hand work!
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