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Our Restoration Story

Finding the Machinery

On an extremely cold and windy day in January 2007, we drove to Franklin, Nebraska to purchase the remains of some antique broom-making equipment. Some of the parts of the kicker
The sewing vice
The frame of the kicker was rebuilt using antique tools

Rebuilding the Machinery

The sewing vice being rebuilt
The cutter being rebuilt

Finding and Crafting Replacement Parts

New sprocket and chain
Maple bearings boiled in linseed oil
One new bracket, one antique

The Completely Restored Equipment

Franklin Broom works, craftsmen of fine broom corn brooms