As an example of the decoration, I included five photos from my circa 1901 press. I originally chose this one because of the stripes and flowers.
|Flower pattern on each side of bed.|
|Close up of flower pattern.|
When I begin restoration my intent was to redo all the striping with Sign Painters Gold. I did the throw off lever and linkage, rocker arms and back plate. I started to do the flywheel but decided against it when it proved too difficult to duplicate in terms of line quality and matching the gold. The new paint, Sign Painters Gold has flecks in it but the original does not.
|More decoration on side arm|
Below you can see the double stripes on the flywheel. Another C&P OS made in 1905 can be seen at this link. It is beautifully preserved. On the flywheel, the original painter put a single stroke on each spoke. Bungalow 36 did a wonderful job of restoration. They even redid much of the striping using the traditional fine pinstripe brush that gives a consistent, even, thin line in the hand of the right artist.
|Double stripes on each wheel spoke.|