A lot of the old items we sell need a little TLC or people would rather keep the items as we find them with all the charm of use and time left untouched.
So it is really interesting when people show us the results of their labour when they decide to restore a piece. I had featured the empire state radio in an earlier blog post. You can find it here Its transformation is amazing. I thought its only value would be in its rare bakelite case with its metal internal parts beyond hope but as you can see from the pictures above the rescue job was incredible.
When people collect their purchases from our house I often think they look at the pile of old bikes lined up against the fence and think what a bunch of rusty old junk. As you can see from the picture above once they have been fixed up not only do they look great with their old retro shape, they are also good for the environment from both a recycling and pedal power point of view.
Special thanks to William and Graham for sending me the pictures.