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1883 Meat Slicer Restoration - Tucker & Dorsey Edition
- Published on Mar 26, 2023 veröffentlicht
- In this video I restored a meat slicer from 1883 - Tucker & Dorsey Mfg. Co. Indianapolis .
Short infos about restoration:
I started the restoration by disassembling this slicer. I immediately noticed that some parts were not original, some wooden parts could be restored, while others had to be rebuilt. I tried to preserve the originality of the product so that the restoration does not spoil its value and shape. Most of the metal parts, although they were in a degraded state and full of rust, I was able to restore them successfully. The main metal part, where the company logo is also inscribed, was painted gold and the part in direct contact with the food was chromed. I did not like this idea of chrome and food. After some searches on google I noticed that the company produced these slicers in several colors available at that time. They were: white, black, cream, yellow and full chrome. So for this restoration I opted for the yellow color because the contrast between the restored wooden parts and this color has a pleasant effect.
Short infos about company :
William H. Tucker fought at a number of important battles during the American Civil War and by some accounts attained the rank of General. Afterwards, he began selling "Tucker Alarm Tills" which incorporated a bell that rang whenever the till was opened. The device was based on several patents that had been issued to his father. He was eventually joined in this enterprise by Robert Dorsey of the hardware firm Dorsey & Layman of Indianapolis, Indiana. Together, they founded the Tucker & Dorsey Manufacturing Company in 1865. They eventually branched out into hardware and woodenware specialities, making more than thirty different kinds of goods and over 200 different specialties including cabbage slicers (more colloquially known as "kraut cutters"), mop wringers, towel rollers, clothes hangers and coat racks. Quality was high enough that Pullman coaches were outfitted with T&D coat racks, as were a number of prestigious hotels in North America and Europe. They also made factory trucks and carts, using parts from their other enterprise, The Phoenix Caster Company. At their height, they employed over 100 workers and exported one-eight of their production to foreign markets. In spite of his wealth, Tucker himself led a tragic life. He lost a brother, two sisters and his wife. In 1893, a horse he intended to trade got out of control during a training session. Tucker attempted to jump out of the buggy but got tangled in the lap robe and lines, and was dragged along the roadway, tearing the skin from his face and almost severing his nose. Suffering from depression, in September 1898 he arrived at the office early in the morning, took out the revolver left in a desk for the night watchman, and shot himself just below the heart. Apparently not satisfied with the result, he then shot himself again, this time in the right temple. He was only 54. He left behind a 15-year-old daughter, Willanetta. I can't find any record of how she got on after this tragedy. The company itself seems to have endured until 1977.
Hope you will enjoy the video ! Cheers !
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Comments • 1 764
I hope you'll enjoy the video and for any questions just leave comments ! I will reply to all ! cheers, David
@alex londra 😅
What's the oldest item you restored? And why did you start restoring things?
It is just for display now and I want to last more years .
Seeing as this is gone be used for food. I can't help but wonder if it would not have been better to use a oil to treat the wood instead of varnish and staining it. Like nearly all wood cutting boards. Still will eventually leave varnish particles on the meat.
Thanks for not being slow.. to many restoration channels where they are just soooo sloooww and wanna shooww every last bit of rust on every bolt they pull out and just moove like a sloth cant stand it.. feels like a clear eye for dry eye commercial watching some of these people.. but this was straight to the point it looks like crap lets not make it look like that anymore..good video!
Very nice job. I'm impressed that you went for the full restoration. A lot of times I see equipment that is meant for food contact being restored with non-food safe finishes. After all "it's only meant for display". A true restoration restores the complete functionality of the object, including being able to use it for the original purpose. Fantastic work.
I agree. It's a very nice job well done. The ONLY thing I didn't like, and wish they didn't do, is to remove the tiny imperfections left over from the casting process. To me that is part of the appeal of the item. If it's not something that prevents it from working, I say leave it alone. Items of that era weren't perfectly produced and part of its history. Other than that I'm glad to see someone doing this because some of these older items are just works of art in themselves and have a nice old world charm to them.
@Donald Degen they also used to tell smoking is good for pregnant woman
@Matthew Matthewq there's always one.
@Cool Again Restoration It was not chromed it was nickel plated. Nickle plating is food safe and approved by the FDA. Nickle plating is used to this day for equipment that is in contact with food. . Not sure why you did not replate the stuff you powder coated it would have looked much better than that ugly yellow, and more original.
This guy even saved our eyes
True talent ❤️
@Cool Again Restoration I really appreciate it. I usually watch these videos at night in bed so not being blinded by bright light is a positive for me.
What is annoying?
@Cool Again Restoration you don't have to do that though, it's rather annoying.
This is unneeded though.
Thanks Demir 😊
I see several masterpieces here. The filming, the editing, the slicer, and the sandwich. Great stuff 👏 👍
@Kata Seiko surely you mean the wire cutter from a couple months back) Also, in CIS and Finland (at the very least, probably elsewhere too) they sell pre-sliced cheese - and it's like, completely normal cheese, not something that's only resembling cheese. Young New Zealand Cheddar looks like this.
Was only missing some pickles or lettuce imo, I just love crunchy greens with my meats and cheeses!
@davedave I think that stuff can't be legally called "cheese". It's "cheese-like sandwich spread" or something like that. And I'm disappointed that it wasn't cheese cut from a block with that nice new slicer.
@Papa P thought I was tripping
you forgot the mickey mouse
Thank you for restoring “old” things. Not only do you bring them back to life, and give them a second chance, but you make them better than when they were originally manufactured. You have great talent! Thank you for letting the world see what you’re capable of doing. You have a gift.
Thank you very much for these kind words 😇
I love these videos they are incredibly soothing and just plain awesome. I love the amount of work you put into each restoration. Not only do you bring it back from the dead but you give it life it never had before. You put love into every piece and make it absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you very much and glad you liked it so much 😊 cheers
I personally don't like the color paint you chose, but my mother would have loved it. She always decorated her kitchen with sunny yellows & bright reds. She would have approved. 👍
@Mxn0Chr0maXiC we are all allowed our peeves!
@capers72424 And MY pet peeve is when people are jerks for no reason. Grow up.
@capers72424 literally that's my same peeve
Mmm my mom mostly focused getting the rats and cockroaches
@Fin see the apostrophe? That means a letter, or letters, were intentionally left out.
Your restoration of the meat slicer is absolute first class every part is is done with care. Jim from England.
Thank you very much Jim and glad you liked it so much 😊 🏴
The fact that you look for the safety of your audience's eyes makes me - a fan of these type of videos - feel cared and protected. Oh, and I LOVED the colour.
Thank you very much Alex 😊
Absolutely love how passionate you're about your work! Keep posting more contents like these 🤞
Thank you very much and glad you enjoyed 😊
Beautifully done! Since you asked, I can't say I'm a fan of the yellow, but I don't know what other color I would have chosen, unless it was just basic black. The wood turned out so amazing. Fantastic job!
I thought it was brass before the sandblasting part, that would be the best in my opinion
Thank you very much Wendy 😊
Another masterpiece! Such a pleasure to watch! Thank you 💕
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Pure chennel ❤️
Such great care is taken with even the smallest pieces, and you always seem to improve on the original during the restoration without fundamentally changing the item. You are truly an artist! Happy holidays from the USA!
Thank you very much mate ! Best wishes to you too 😊
Capricho e detalhes, não faltaram, merece minhas considerações e, parabenizo pelo excelente trabalho 👏👏👏👏👍👍👍 Br
You have an amazing talent! I have a home remodeling company so I love the transformation from old to new. Your work is absolutely amazing! I love watching your channel and I hope you continue for years to come.
Thank you very much Craig 😊
Your work never fail and always give us satisfaction.. 😍😍👍🏻👍🏻
Thanks and glad you liked it Harry 😊
This restoration is epic. Your work ethic reminds me of my mechanics which is high praise. Keep up the great work!
Thank you very much Tina and glad you enjoyed my work 😊
Великолепная работа. Браво мастеру.
Thank you very much 😊Spasibo
Excellent restoration. So worth the wait!!! ❤
Thank you very much Jennette 😊
Mis felicitaciones. Aparte de la paciencia para restaurar cada parte, usted es un genio
Thank you very much Lorena 😊
A truly wonderful restoration! 👊🇨🇦
Thank you very much Phil 😊
You are, by far, my favorite restoration channel on Clip-Share 😁
I love the fun little things you put into every video
Glad you liked it so much. I really appreciate your support . Thanks a lot 😊
What great work, you sir are a master, it gives me so much pleasure watching you do your work. Very well done.
Thanks again for your support 😊
You are a very gifted person, your restoration is just amazing. Keep up the good work.
Thank you very much Rodi 😊
Awesome work as always. Love how you removed casting marks and rough spots. The powder coat colour was a good choice too.
Ingenious solution to repair the blade.
Good work sir.
Thank you very much mate 😊 glad you liked it
Fascinating, what a beautiful job you did with something others would have just thrown away. Well done .
Thank you very much Kay 😊
Wyglada genialnie, uwielbiam takie stare przedmioty :)
Thank you very much mate 😊
These videos are crazy. The amount of effort is immense and the editing and end result really makes the video hang together very well
Thanks a lot Collin ! Glad you liked it 😊
Trabalho incrível parabéns. Feliz Natal 🎅🎅🎅🇧🇷
Feliz Natal Rosangela 🇧🇷😊
Outstanding work. Not just this one, other videos too. Great job editing as well.
Thanks a lot mate 😊
Every second of this video was mesmerising, especially the blade. That "mirror" finish is outstanding. Thank you
Thanks Wayne and glad you liked it so much 😊
Spectacular restoration! So many skillful techniques.
Thank you very much Kenneth 😊 glad you liked it
Amazing! Great restoration 👍🏻
Thank you very much Juan Daniel 😊
Another brilliant restoration, well done my friend. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thanks a lot mate ! Best wishes for you too 😊
A true artist! love the reflection and sharpness that you have brought back to the knife 👌👍
I love how you describe what you're doing, and the products you're using. Just like most of the people in these comments I watch a lot of restoration videos, and I have to try to figure out what they're doing, or some will speak throughout the video which I don't really care to hear. Thank you for such fantastic work!
Thank you very much Richard and glad you enjoyed 😊
The stain you used on the wood looks amazing! I fell in love the second you started applying it.
Thanks a lot and glad you liked it so much 😊
Great attention to every little detail, nothing is missed. Great work as usual 😇
Thanks buddy 😊
Beautiful work as always!
Thank you very much mate 😊
That's a beautiful restoration, great job!
Thank you very much tinkernaut 😊
Excellent restoration 👍🏻
I’m 11 days late but this is my first video of 2023 🥳
You always do a fantastic job restoring worn down pieces. I love that you put every detail in the video. Makes me very happy 🥰
Glad to hear that and hope to enjoy you with my videos on 2023 too 😊 happy new year
Watching this for the 3rd time today. I also restore old things as my profession and love to put your videos on to play in the background as I work, especially doing something tedious like hand sanding small objects at my bench. My only critique is the color, I would have used black just because that would be slightly more correct for the time. Other than that I thank you for your effort of breathing a new life into an old object. I think the person who assembled this slicer on the production line back in 1883 would smile and be proud to see the justice you've done this piece. Might I suggest experimenting using coffee as a food safe wood stain in the future? I typically brew mine INCREDIBLY strong, to the point of being disgusting and undrinkable, but it produces some amazing color that is non-toxic and transforms beautifully with age
Wow, never thought at this. Maybe I will try coffee sometime. Thanks for the advice Colby! Cheers 😊
Absolute perfection. Great restoration.
Thank you very much 😊
Awesome job. Love seeing how you do this.
Thank you very much Aaron. 😊
Beautiful job! The yellow looks great.
Thank you very much Rose 😊
Beautiful color. Love the finished look.
Thank you very much Robert 😊
Great job! I’m sure it looks better now than it did when it was first made.
Thank you very much Ayn 😊
Insanely skilled dude, awesome work! Love how you made the screw heads round again!
Danke schon mate 😊
Another Master piece and it is getting better with every episode . Salute Brother
Cheers bro and thanks a lot 😎
Unbelievable! You honoured it and made it better than it was new. It's amazing to see something with history be made new again, thanks for sharing what you do with us to watch! Love you
Thank you very much innovati 😊 cheers
Amazing skills and fantastic restoration!
Thank you very much Doug 😊
I never thought restoration could be fun to watch. Your videos are great!
Thank you very much mate 😊
This was a stunning restoration. Attention to every little detail with precision. You have earned a sub from me. Thank you for bringing the past to life. ❤
Thank you very much George 😊 glad you are here
Великолепно как всегда 🤝😉❤️
Thank you very much Jaguar 😊
Another master class for us aspiring restorers!! Truly the pinnacle of the trade. Cheers from theos_resto!
Cheers mate ! Merry Christmas to you and your family 😊
You, sir, are a true artist. Your work never ceases to amaze. Your attention to detail is STUNNING. Bravo!
Thank you very much Joel 😊 glad you liked it so much
Brother your skills are amazing, not just at restoration but filming editing etc., you are a master of all these things.
@Cool Again Restoration Where are you from brother?
Thanks again bro 😎
You always impress me with these restorations. Keep up the good work!
Thank you very much Brisko 😊
Brilliant restoration, very enjoyable watch.
Thanks a lot Robett 😊
Man you are amazing and you just not restore things you restore it to the level that it can't be made more better. Mad respect!!
Thank you very much Shivam and glad you liked it so much 😊 cheers
Hi David, Wow another outstanding piece of restoration. Just brilliant and the colour is great. I really wish I had your tools and skills. Great video and keep posting fantastic videos. We LOVE them . 👍
Thanks Monty and glad you liked it so much! Cheers mate 😊
Beautiful work. Fantastic result!
Thank you very much 😊
Красиво вы работаете, шикарная реставрация. Спасибо, лайк однозначно. И с Новым годом.
Thank you very much 😊 happy new year 🎆
Honestly, this is one of your best videos and restorations. Great job man.
Thank you very much Adam , glad you liked it 😊
Just found your channel. Love your attention to detail! Beautiful work. I’ll definitely be binge watching!!
Thank you very much Anna 😊 I really appreciate
Друг, с каждым видео, качество и профессионализм растут. Молодец!
Thank you very much Alex 😊 cheers
I wasn’t sure about the golden yellow when you were spraying on the powder… but, it’s gorgeous! I love it! Nicely done! I’d be out shopping for meat to cut just for the joy of using it!
Thank you very much Vickie and glad you liked it so much 😊 cheers
The craftsmanship here is so beautiful. I enjoyed every minute of this video. You would have made the original creator so proud. This product is absolutely gorgeous
Thank you very much Jaymes 😊
Awesom restoration!Good job. You handel every detail with so atention. I love it.
Thank you very much Aleksandra 😊 glad you liked it
Nicely done, man! Looks great! 👍
Thank you very much Andy 👍
Great video, brilliant work! One of the few Clip-Sharers I always watch the adds right through to support you. Keep up the great work
Thanks a lot mate ! I really appreciate 😊
You are awesome at restoration, it touches the heart, so satisfying! Cant wait to see more videos now! They are so good i just want to forget about the channel, come back 20 years later and binge watch every single video, keep up the good work!
Thanks a lot but don’t forget about the channel because with no views, after 20 years probably the channel will not be here 😅
This was a work of art. Great job man, I don't see many restorations when it comes to wood.
Thank you very much Stef and glad you liked it 😊
Love your work. You do things right.
Thanks a lot and glad you liked it 😊
Could you please mention how many hours you spend on each restoration? I think a lot of people would be interested to see how many hours go into restoring an object to the level that you do.
I spent 3-5 hours per day for 35 days on this project 🤯
I've been watching your video's for a while now and every time i watch one of your video's im always satisfied afterwards. Especially since you make it usable again. Alot of restorers here on Clip-Share don't which is kinda sad tbh.
Thank you very much Yvonne and glad you enjoyed so much . Happy holidays 😊
I think what I learned most from watching this was I had lost a level of "attention to detail" when it comes to my work (I work in tech). Watching this video there were a few times where I wondered "but does that need to be done?" and that was never a question for you. there is a pride and level of attention to detail that you pay to things that others might overlook or pass by and I will take that lesson with me into my daily work. it's a subtle reinforcement of "if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right" thanks for another awesome vid.
Glad to hear that Volta 😊 thanks
This little details is what I like the most. This and my mechanics are my favorite restoration chanels.
Well said Davis....👍
David is a through and through perfectionist....
Thank you very much Davis and glad you liked it so much. I appreciate your support and feedback 😊
great job! and my eyes are really thankful you protect them from that soldering light 🙂
Thanks and glad you liked it 😊
You amaze me with every project you do! So much talent. Blessings
Thank you very much Carol 😊 glad you liked it so much ! Cheers
Your work is very satisfying! I really enjoy all your videos.
Thank you very much Nick 😊 glad you liked it
Es muy gratificante mirar tus videos, ver con que detalle realizas tu trabajo... es hermoso el resultado... un saludo desde CDMX ¡¡¡ feliz año 2023 ¡¡¡
Happy new year you too 😊
Absiolutely perfect choice for the varnish color! Also loved the overall level of detail. Not a fan of the yellow right here, not really sure why. The color itself is great, but probably I'm just too used that stuff contacting food is not colored. But at the same time, these parts don't really touch food and it's a baked paint, not something that could peel. So, I'm on the fence regarding it, but overall really happy with how it turned out, it's great!
Thank you very much Winjin and glad you liked it so much 😊
Unless you know someone who restores, or you watch it being done on a channel, you really can't understand or appreciate just how much work is involved to restore an item! Thank you so much for showing us this process!!
Thank you very much Diann and I really appreciate your comment . Cheers 😊
Great product and great restoration as always 👏
@Meine Mechaniker Nice! I'll be silent...
@Otina Naipali doorbell 🤫
Can't wait for your next project @Meine Mechaniker
@Cool Again Restoration 🧐😂
Thanks mate 😊
No music, no talk. So peaceful and relaxing. Not to mention a beautiful Restoration. Thanks!
Glad you enjoyed 😊
What an amazing restoration. I love every detail you're doing, everything's glowing. Every step you take, you explain in that section. It was me who watched your video get enlightened with new science. Outstanding job brother, GBU🎉🎉
Thank you very much buddy and glad you liked it so much 😊 cheers
You sir are the final boss of restoration! Love every single video of yours!
Thank you very much Jonathan 😊 much appreciated
Remarkable job! Very thorough! Well done! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Thank you very much mate ! Best wishes to you too 😊
Excellent work, love the color. I liked how you secured the router in the vise, pretty smart
Thank you very much Ata. Is not indicated to do that with a router if you are a hobby man but if you know what you are doing and work with careful , that’s ok.
Nice job. I was not sure about the color at first, but it really works well with the wood color.
Thank you very much David 😊
Always blown away by the skill and attention to detail. Excellent
Thank you very much mate 😊
It's really great to see a new video. What a superb, professional restoration of a fantastic item from the past that's lived a life. Saving history one video at a time. Best wishes to you and yours for the festive holidays.
Thank you very much Steven ! Best wishes to you too 😊
The most satisfying restoration channel youtube!!! your tools are clean, the camera's angle, and the sound, everything is perfect, i love your videos!!
Thank you very much mate 😊
This was in phenomenal condition for being almost 140 years old. Also a brilliant design too. Great work buddy
Thank you very much Frankie 😊 glad you liked it
A masterpiece. Perfection.
Thanks a lot Luc 😊
You are an artist with metal AND wood. Amazing job.
Thank you very much Martin 😊
I'm impressed. This is absolutely perfect!
Thank you very much Toboter 😊
I really appreciate the green over the screen whenever you weld. Definitely helps my eyes when I'm watching this before bed!
Glad you liked it 😊