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Wow, a Jensen 50 with a riveted boiler! It's like Park Place and Boardwalk all in one package!  Very nice. Superb restoration as it still has some age but it doesn't look all rusty and neglected.

Was the old pressure gauge frozen? From what you can see on the pictures it looks like it had a cool, old style pointer.
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Looks great
 Your decal is it one of the old style ( water slide ) from many moons ago ?
 I have some 70 year old Cranko water slides and i also stuffed one up in cold water .
 I resorted to warm to hot water and leave in water untill i see it lifting.
Then gently lifted with fine tweezers and placed where needed .

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Beautifully done restoration!!!

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What an amazing looking plant...
Well done Gil!
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Quite a journey Gil.

Excellent outcome.

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I must say , that's pretty nice !
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Cleans up well, very nice work Gil. 
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Excellent work, Gil! Theres nothing finer than a riveted boiler 50!
Thanks Mike!

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Wow, a Jensen 50 with a riveted boiler! It's like Park Place and Boardwalk all in one package!  Very nice. Superb restoration as it still has some age but it doesn't look all rusty and neglected.

Was the old pressure gauge frozen? From what you can see on the pictures it looks like it had a cool, old style pointer.
Thanks, Doug!

The old pressure gauge is likely on another early Jensen 50.
I know it was a good one because you can see it working in this video from 2012 prior to restoration.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DGEWLzXbbg

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Looks great
 Your decal is it one of the old style ( water slide ) from many moons ago ?
 I have some 70 year old Cranko water slides and i also stuffed one up in cold water .
 I resorted to warm to hot water and leave in water untill i see it lifting.
Then gently lifted with fine tweezers and placed where needed .

Cheers
Dennis
Thanks, Dennis!

I'll give it another go with a decal. Thanks for the tips.

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What an amazing looking plant...
Well done Gil!
Thanks for the kind words, Jan!

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Quite a journey Gil.

Excellent outcome.
Thank you very much, Charlie!

Yes, a long journey. 

I am beginning work on one with even a longer journey.