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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 05:28 PM

I have been looking for some time now for a company that re-manufactures brass ID tags for old tractors.
I have found a couple in the here in the US but I'm not impressed with there quality.

Last summer I saw a re-manufactured tag on a hit & miss and I was very impressed with the quality.
The guy said he got the tag from a company in England.

They make ID tags in brass, aluminum, and nickel silver and use the traditional method of acid etching to produce our plates.
Chemicals are used to dissolve away the metal to create the image on the plate.
In the case of most old plates, the background is etched into the plate to leave the lettering and the border raised, whereas the more modern approach is to etch the lettering into the plate.
Their process allows them to make plates either way.
With being able to etch the background, the new tag looks and feels just like the original.
Here is an example of an original tag.
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And the new tag.

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Some examples of other tags they have made.

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My Bean Cutler was missing the ID tag when I got it so I'm going to have them make a new one for me.
This is the style of tag that I am getting re-made.

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They make tags in three finishes. .. Gloss, Antique, and Polished.
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The new tag will have the serial number and model number areas left blank and will be finished in the antique finish.


Now here is the tricky part. ....


One tag will cost 65 British pounds, that is around $103 in US currency.


Naturally, if I get more tags then the cost per tag is cheaper.

So ... I'm not taking orders but if I were to buy more tags is this something any of you would be interested in ?


If I got more tags I would put them up for sale on ebay.

Right now I'm just trying to decide if it would be worth my effort to buy more tags and if so, figure out how many to get.


Edited by KennyP, January 08, 2013 - 09:56 PM.

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:10 PM

Those look amazing! I sure would love to contact them in the future!



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:33 PM

i would buy.



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:33 PM

Those tags look great! Glad you found a quality place to have them made. I'd have a few extras made to try and off set the cost by selling a few of them.



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Ray do you think they could do the wisconsin engine tag? How about the ridemaster tag?



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 10:47 PM

Ray do you think they could do the wisconsin engine tag? How about the ridemaster tag?

Jerome .. there is a guy on ebay that sells the Wisconsin engine tag for $35.00 each.

They are a silkscreen on aluminum and are very good quality.

 

I have bought several from him.  This is one of his tags.

 

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They wouldn't have any problem doing the etching for the Ridemaster tags but the only color they offer is black.

Also they are very expensive.

 

The only reason I'm thinking of buying more of the FMC tags is because these tags seam to get damaged easily where they are mounted on the tractors.


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 11:46 PM

Jerome .. there is a guy on ebay that sells the Wisconsin engine tag for $35.00 each.

They are a silkscreen on aluminum and are very good quality.

 

I have bought several from him.  This is one of his tags.

 

1bb-1.jpg

 

 

They wouldn't have any problem doing the etching for the Ridemaster tags but the only color they offer is black.

Also they are very expensive.

 

The only reason I'm thinking of buying more of the FMC tags is because these tags seam to get damaged easily where they are mounted on the tractors.

 

I have 2 of the ebay guys engine tags, very nice.

 

when do you plan on ordering? I may take one.



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Posted January 09, 2013 - 07:21 AM

What do you guys plan to do with the numbers? Are you going to just leave them blank?



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Posted January 09, 2013 - 08:00 AM

What do you guys plan to do with the numbers? Are you going to just leave them blank?

I have a set of number and letter stamps in two different sizes so I can stamp the numbers on the new tag.

You can also take them to any place that sells trophy's and have the numbers engraved.


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Posted January 09, 2013 - 08:10 AM

when do you plan on ordering? I may take one.

I sent an old FMC tag to them on Monday.

They will do the art work and email it to me for approval.

 

I emailed them today and asked for a cost for doing 6 tags and 10 tags.



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Posted January 09, 2013 - 02:52 PM

Jerome .. there is a guy on ebay that sells the Wisconsin engine tag for $35.00 each.

They are a silkscreen on aluminum and are very good quality.

 

I have bought several from him.  This is one of his tags.

 

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Ray, do you have more info on these tags? i looked on ebay, but cant seem to find anything. thanks- Jim.



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Posted January 09, 2013 - 02:55 PM

Here is the ebay link.    He shows only two for sale right now but he puts them up on ebay periodically.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item1e762c170e


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Posted February 02, 2013 - 12:41 PM

The new Bean Cutler tags that I ordered arrived from England today and I'm very pleased with them.

The black area is chemical etched so the brass areas are slightly raised above it.
These look and feel just like the original tags.

Hear are a couple of the original tags.

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And here is one of the new tags.

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Posted February 02, 2013 - 12:52 PM

WOE Ray, Those turned out really nice. I hope you did get the price down.

 

Do they have to have one to copy, or can they go off of artwork that i can send them?



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Posted February 02, 2013 - 02:03 PM

The new Bean Cutler tags that I ordered arrived from England today and I'm very pleased with them.

The black area is chemical etched so the brass areas are slightly raised above it.
These look and feel just like the original tags.

Hear are a couple of the original tags.

 

Hey Ray were the new ones done on brass two?






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