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  1. Jon Hanson

    Jon Hanson Registered User
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    ORIGINAL crystal cabinets? With ORIGINAL brands of crystals? Or crystals, in rolls?
     
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    I have 17 steel and wooden cabinets, some containing up to 20 drawers, each drawer containing 2 x 2 inch cardboard boxes containing by estimate (total) about 10,000 fancy and round, duplex and plain, glass crystals. These serve more as a practical collection, rather than something just to have and hold. Unfortunately, 16-size and 18-size glass crystals all gone:mysad:. These are French and American replacement crystals, and perhaps by definition, are not "original", but rarely do I have to alter one to fit a vintage or antique watch case.
     
  3. Jon Hanson

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes, many crystal finds lack the popular sizes.

    In one of my cabinets I find that some of the small sizes are difficult to find in new condition with papers or rolls? Any experience with these?
     
  4. Jon Hanson

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    Do any members have or have seen any period oak, cherry, walnut crystal cabinets OVER TEN DRAWERS?:cool:
     
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    If my Rossbergs count...then try 16....:eek:
     
  6. Jon Hanson

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    for upright housing?

    I looked at a five drawer today and the drawers were so stuck and warped it took me 5 minutes to finally open just one drawer................and then the odor, the smell; it was as bad as FAKE dials on watches, that smell! :eek::rolleyes::mad:SICKENING!

    Firewood!:D
     

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