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 Post subject: Herzog enhancement??? Opinions?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 am 
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Victor III
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Hi Forum Folks-- A friend recently found a Herzog half-barrel as pictured. The decal on the front is obviously old and it appears that the original finish coat was applied over the decal. Has anyone seen another example of a Herzog with this type of enhancement? The cabinet shows evidence of the 4-pronged cylinder clips on the shelves rather than the cardboard pegs.
A knowledgeable Forum member has indicated that a key bezel is missing and offered his opinion that the decal may have been a dealer add-on at the request of a customer.

Also- Would you leave as-is or strip and refinish, losing the decal? -- The top has some water damage/discoloring that can be fixed but would require stripping.

Thoughts?

Thanks-

Brad Abell


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 Post subject: Re: Herzog enhancement??? Opinions?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:08 pm 
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I wouldn't strip it. The front looks to be in very good shape, and it would be a shame to loose the beautiful and unique decal.

Martin


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 Post subject: Re: Herzog enhancement??? Opinions?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:01 pm 
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I agree with Martin and would enjoy it with the decal. But I would restore the inside with clips or pegs.

Jerry B.


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 Post subject: Re: Herzog enhancement??? Opinions?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:30 pm 
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Yep leave that decal on the outside alone. Work on the inside and top I think you said. Nice piece all around. Neil


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 Post subject: Re: Herzog enhancement??? Opinions?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:41 pm 
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Authenticity aside, I think that decal looks lousy on that piece.


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 Post subject: Re: Herzog enhancement??? Opinions?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:01 pm 
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Since it appears to have been applied before the original finish, I would leave it.

Refinish the top if it's bad enough, but other than maybe re-flowing the shellac, I'd leave the rest of it alone.


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 Post subject: Re: Herzog enhancement??? Opinions?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:14 pm 
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Leave the decal.


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 Post subject: Re: Herzog enhancement??? Opinions?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:25 pm 
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Leave the decal, but drape a doily or something over it, so you don't have to look at the fugly thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Herzog enhancement??? Opinions?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:53 pm 
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Wow, I seem to be the only on eho really likes it :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Herzog enhancement??? Opinions?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:16 pm 
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Thank you everyone for your opinions on this cabinet. I will pass them along to my friend. I like the decal. It's part of the history of the machine and may well have been put on there for the original owner. Ultimately it's my friend's decision.

Restoring the inside is a given. The cabinet is missing the three door shelves so they will need to be made.. The likelihood of finding 147 4 pronged clips is pretty low, so I suspect we will make the door shelves and then drill all shelves to receive the cardboard pegs... or perhaps make all shelves and save the two original inside shelves.

Attached are a few pictures of a cabinet I recently completed. Door shelves are newly made, inside shelves are original. I think my friend's cabinet will look great.

Thanks again!

Brad Abell


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