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Restoring a german "crusher cap"

Article about: Hello everyone, i bought what looks like a Schirmmütze Alter Art, in a state that can only be described as "garbage". Since i am sewing repro crusher caps as a hobby for some time

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    Great work !! G
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    Beautiful restoration work, thank you for showing us the results.

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    Helen, I too am amazed at what you have accomplished. Quite honestly, it seems almost beyond belief. In your case, yes, maybe you can quit your day job . Well done!

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    Amazing work,, well done.

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    gentlemen, i thank you all very much for your kind and reassuring words. I didn't know wether you would consider it a "hackjob" or not, but i am very glad that the result is recieved so positively!

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Helen. did you get the eagle with the cap?

    Nice handiwork!

    Cheers, Ade.
    i have the eagle, but one of its wings is broken off, you can see that in the "before"-picture of the cap. We are currently trying to glue it somehow. My husband tried welding, but it just won't work....

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    Hello Helen,

    Turned out nice again, well done indeed!


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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!

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    With some searching, you should be able to find an original eagle to replace the broken one. Maybe someone here might know where and can give you a lead.

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    Well done and congratulations on your effort to preserve a piece of history

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