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Relic NSDAP Pole top.

Article about: The fate of this poor old pole top mid 1945 was probably on the bonfire at the local tip I think. Pretty much un-displayable and in danger of falling completely to pieces I decided a gentle

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    The fate of this poor old pole top mid 1945 was probably on the bonfire at the local tip I think. Pretty much un-displayable and in danger of falling completely to pieces I decided a gentle restoration was in order.

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    Under the burnt on ash I was sure a good patina was lurking.....

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    ..... and sure enough after gentle cleaning with soapy water and a tooth brush there was indeed a nice finish. And a rummage in my shed turned up an old metal detecting find in the shape of a old brass door knob. Having been buried approx the same time it displayed the same patina. Amazingly the door knob fitted inside the pole top supporting the brittle brass perfectly.

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    A bit of filler to plug any gaps and things are starting to take shape....

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    As I didn't want to mount it on my door next on the agenda was the pole type ferrule. Another rummage produced a brass tube...

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    A bit of cutting and painting...

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    And finally drilled and painted the ferrule was joined to the door knob and the whole plot given a good coating of wax to produce a displayable relic. Perhaps not one for the purists but nothing has been done that cant be undone.

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    Regards, Mark.

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    What else do you have in the shed??? Nice job rescuing this topper.
    Cheers,
    Al

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    Excellent renovation job , well done !!

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    great job.

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    Nice job using you're creativity!!!!

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    Nice work, Mark!

    A fantastic restoration, really impressive how it looks original. Well done!

    Mark

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