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Where's Willard? #717881
Thu Oct 11 2018 09:05 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 09:05 AM
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Alberta, Canada
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I bought this battery stand and Royalite sign back in January of 2016. I presumed it was a Willard rack that had been repainted to Royalite colours with the sign added from a different rack. On closer inspection one could just make out the Willard name on the two vertical sides. On May 2nd construction started on my new garage so most projects were put aside. However in what little free time I had during construction I did manage to disassemble, sandblast and powder-coat the rack. Before that, tracings were made of the two Willard names. They are each slightly different in shape and size so I couldn't use just one. A couple of weeks back I finally bought some white vinyl, used the tracings to cut out the letters and applied them to the rack. It is actually quite a bit of work but the results look pretty good. It makes a neat display piece for some of my battery memorabilia.

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Re: Where's Willard? [Re: coopersplace] #717883
Thu Oct 11 2018 09:06 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 09:06 AM
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Alberta, Canada
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Last photo.

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Re: Where's Willard? [Re: coopersplace] #717885
Thu Oct 11 2018 10:39 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 10:39 AM
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Green Bay, WI
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Well Done Takes a steady hand to create your own stencils.

Re: Where's Willard? [Re: coopersplace] #717888
Thu Oct 11 2018 11:51 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 11:51 AM
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So. Ca.
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patience paid off- came out real nice .. ... cool


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Re: Where's Willard? [Re: coopersplace] #717889
Thu Oct 11 2018 12:30 PM
Thu Oct 11 2018 12:30 PM
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Illinois
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Beautiful work.
What would the sign for that have looked like?


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Re: Where's Willard? [Re: coopersplace] #717892
Thu Oct 11 2018 01:02 PM
Thu Oct 11 2018 01:02 PM
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Alberta, Canada
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I don't know if there was a sign at the top. This is the first Willard rack that I have come across with the two uprights attached to the top shelf. I thought they might have been for wrapping electrical cables but I could be wrong. It doesn't really need another Willard sign but I suppose that one could have listed all their batteries and different applications. It would be great if someone has a vintage photo of one being used that they could post. Cheers, Don.

Re: Where's Willard? [Re: coopersplace] #717893
Thu Oct 11 2018 01:10 PM
Thu Oct 11 2018 01:10 PM
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Plano TX
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Don, Well done. The lettering looks spot on.


Regards, Jim

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Re: Where's Willard? [Re: coopersplace] #717927
Thu Oct 11 2018 08:58 PM
Thu Oct 11 2018 08:58 PM
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Calgary AB
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Well done. It sure pops out at you in the pictures and probably more so in person.

Re: Where's Willard? [Re: coopersplace] #717945
Fri Oct 12 2018 10:43 AM
Fri Oct 12 2018 10:43 AM
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UTICA,N.Y.
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Very nice


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