The 'H'oarder word that my friends and family call me.
Well my Bff say's 'you are the keeper of the memories ' Thank you for that 'J' you do know me so well. My Sister in Law is embarking on a new journey which involves collapsing the old old house. She invited us out to take whatever we wanted from her basement. A very old cement structure, with partial dirt floors. So, I scrounged around and this is the 'Haul' PS, the other part of 'WE' is my poor hauling things up the stairs in 30 degree heat, husband.
This was a display case in the old 'Hespero' store. It looks to have been home made. I love the patina.
In these photos it is laying on its side. I hit it with the pressure washer.
This is the back- note the BURNS box in the background
Every case is latched with these anazing little brass hook and eye's.
Now for the bad news. I take entire responsibility for this. I was so excited with the find, I wasn't as cautious as I should have been. I think I will clean up the glass and cover them with metal tape to protect the fingers and put it back together. This just breaks my old H...der's Heart.
It is very flaky, I will have to paint over it, but will try to preserve some of the original patina. Maybe a coat of shellac before I paint? so I can rub off and still reveal the original coats? I am up for ideas or suggestions from anyone, so feel free to offer advice.
picked up 3 old crates as well as various little bits of this and that from a long ago time