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I haven't been happy with the new bottle cappers we've gotten. I'm a car guy and like things over-engineered if anything, plastic and tin bottle cappers aren't cutting it for me. So I did some digging and was able to buy two identical old bottle cappers that are so well built I could probably also use to jack up my truck. I don't know when they were made, if anyone has any more info on them that'd be really cool?

Here's some photos of how I got them. I've already taken them to the sandblaster down the street from my office, so they look much better now. I dropped them off at the metal plater on Friday. They plate in a bunch of different metals, he suggested going with zinc, and I hope to have them back later this week  :D






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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 04:46:01 PM »
Looks like they will be cool!
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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 05:07:49 PM »
Nice!
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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 08:28:51 AM »
Just got them back from the plater!





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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 10:34:25 AM »
Wow, that's super cool.
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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2013, 11:38:41 AM »
Wow, those are awesome and they now look brand new! Great job
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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013, 11:57:43 AM »
I'm just as impressed with the organization!

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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2013, 12:57:13 PM »
I'm just as impressed with the organization!

+1 I would love to have a brewery space that looked like that. course I guess when your business is making awesome garages spaces yours better be the awesomest.
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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2013, 03:05:15 PM »






Not a bad office space, ha. I've actually been trying to advertise with the AHA, although it's not been the easiest to work out.


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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2013, 05:27:52 PM »
Wow. Those are very cool! Is plating expensive?

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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2013, 07:43:27 PM »
In total --
Capper 1 on ebay = $18 + 12 shipping
Capper 2 on ebay = $15 + 11 shipping
= $56

Sandblasting the pair = $25 http://www.astroblast1.com
Plating the pair in zinc = $75 http://www.belmontplatingworks.com

Two cappers that have already outlived me probably three times $156 / 2 = $78 each

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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2013, 03:51:01 AM »
Not bad. Good to know.

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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2013, 03:45:25 PM »
What is your wall system?

Also, where did you get the diamond plate? I need a really big piece (22" x 71"). I found it online but the shipping was WAY too expensive.
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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2013, 04:08:10 AM »
What is your wall system?

Also, where did you get the diamond plate? I need a really big piece (22" x 71"). I found it online but the shipping was WAY too expensive.

You should look for a local metal supplier.  They will charge more upfront but can include your piece in a bigger order and balance out the freight costs.  For me, at least, that usually makes more sense on really big and/or heavy stuff.

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Re: Late 1800's early 1900's? Sandblasted and plated bottle cappers
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2013, 03:37:41 PM »
What is your wall system?

Also, where did you get the diamond plate? I need a really big piece (22" x 71"). I found it online but the shipping was WAY too expensive.

Sorry for the late reply (sadly life gets in the way of beer sometimes)
The good news is I've got my first batch of apple cider started at the office on Saturday  ;D
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The wall system is this -
http://www.carguygarage.com/xsilverandwhiteq.html
It comes in a bunch of colors, etc. Honestly the metal pegboard is an easier and cheaper option too (the stainless is really nice.)
http://www.carguygarage.com/metal-pegboard.html

Diamond plate that long isn't really an option because of this shipping, it'd have to go truck freight over 48". You'd be better off splitting it into smaller pieces. What are you trying to do? These look really cool -
http://www.carguygarage.com/walltiles.html
Or try custom pieces -
http://www.carguygarage.com/customdiamondpl.html

The cabinet set is -
http://www.carguygarage.com/sixpiecebambooww.html