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    Hello Domenic, I'm from Burrillville RI. Great...

    Hello Domenic, I'm from Burrillville RI. Great looking chest! My o42 is mahogony and it's a local RI chest. Welcome!! Really love the grain of your oak!!
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    Hi Terry, Thanks, That is very nice of you to...

    Hi Terry, Thanks, That is very nice of you to offer. I know some of the area near Vernon and South Windsor, and you are not far from me....Small world. I'll reach out to you in June.
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    Hi Terry, I live in the northwest corner of...

    Hi Terry, I live in the northwest corner of Rhode Island where Mass, Ct, and RI all meet. I drove to Berlin, Ct to pick this one up. Very interesting about the pre-zip code stencil. I knew it was...
  4. What I great looking chest! I've had some luck...

    What I great looking chest! I've had some luck with odors from the funky smells of old, to the hide glue smells using sandlewood incense cones (a few in each drawer, or some cinnamon sticks) They...
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    Lucky Day Craigslist Connecticut Find B-20

    Hi everyone, I've been having a bit of luck in the hobby lately. Last week I finally found the drawer pulls in dark brown bakelite on eBay after searching for a long time, and was able to finish my...
  6. Final thoughts on this one. I've stumbled upon a...

    Final thoughts on this one. I've stumbled upon a possible source for this chest, and hopefully not another avenue for emptying my pockets of money. If you have a chance to search images in good old...
  7. Thanks everyone for your comments, and for taking...

    Thanks everyone for your comments, and for taking the time to check this box out. :o
  8. 6818681968206821Thank you Lanso and John. Here's...

    6818681968206821Thank you Lanso and John. Here's a few pictures of the drawer construction.
  9. Thanks Terry, I had the thought that possibly...

    Thanks Terry, I had the thought that possibly Premier Grand had a furniture division for making the pianos, and that the craftsman worked there and made this box. Very interesting about the...
  10. Interesting Ebay Find, Skillfully Made Mystery Box

    Hi Gerstner fans. So I watched this box on eBay, and really liked it, made an offer less than the asking price because of cigarette burns on the lid. $350 including shipping, now in my collection. ...
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    Update on the brown plastic knobs that came on my...

    Update on the brown plastic knobs that came on my mahogany 052. The guy I got the chest from had one of the missing ones, mailed it to me. Very nice guy. Still in search of three more. Emily at...
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    Just received the 4 bakelite pulls from Gerstner....

    Just received the 4 bakelite pulls from Gerstner. Unfortunately they are tan as pictured, and much lighter than the darker originals on my mahogany 042 and 052 chests. Same style, size etc. but the...
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    Thanks again for the help Terry........Just...

    Thanks again for the help Terry........Just ordered them.
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    Thanks Terry, you're a great resource! I saw...

    Thanks Terry, you're a great resource! I saw these on the hardware page, and I was thinking of getting them and possibly painting/staining them to match, or turning some from wood and doing the same.
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    Brown Plastic/Bakelite Pulls Mahogany O52

    ​It's been a while, and I'm happy to be back. The bug has bitten me once again, and as a result I'm finishing a "sprucing up" kind of refurb on a CL find. She's a real nice mahogany 052 in great...
  16. Thread: Leatherette

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    Hi Animator, try this site and look at all the...

    Hi Animator, try this site and look at all the color choices http://www.mojotone.com/amp-parts/tolex-tweed-color-black.
    I've done guitar amplifiers with this and would love to do an old Gerstner...
  17. Thread: Who Are You?

    by Danno55
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    My Name is Dan. 25 years ago my wife saw me...

    My Name is Dan. 25 years ago my wife saw me admiring an oak model 41c chest at a local antique shop. I didn't know much about it at the time other than that the craftsmanship and the quatersawn oak...
  18. Great advice. Thanks Bill & Terry, I'll be...

    Great advice. Thanks Bill & Terry, I'll be starting this project as soon as I grab some flat black Duplicolor vinyl and fabric paint. I'll post some better "after" pictures when I finish.
  19. CL Find today Leatherette Model 042 Very Nice - Few Questions

    Hi everyone, I seem to have caught the fever, I just just picked up another chest on CL today. This one makes two in the past month or so. This is is a model 042 in Leatherette.
    I attached a...
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    Thanks so much! I found it on CL and I knew it...

    Thanks so much! I found it on CL and I knew it looked right.
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    Help a Newbie with a mahogany O42

    Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum (thanks Scott for helping with my registration), and I have a few Gerstner Chests. I have an oak model 41c and recently picked up a very nice Mahogany O42 11...
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