Wallace Lench's Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Napoleonic Coach
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Across the top row and at the two bottom corners we see
some of the kit parts you'd have gotten for your twenty
dollars if you's purchased all three kits back in 1931.
First is a bag of cast white metal decorative trim parts,
nuts, bolts, pins, and nails. The trim would be attached
with small nails and either painted gold or gold leafed.
Next is a collection of brushable DuPont lacquer paints
these included dark and light blue for the coach body,
red and black for the frame, and gold for the decorative
trim. In the lower left corner is a bag of upholstery
materials. They supplied far more than need to complete
project. The upholstery kit included fake rabbit fur for
the carpeting, DuPont Fabricoid (for simulating leather
in the suspension and on the footman's platform), fancy
headliner and seat cover material, braid work, tassles,
and more. The wood kit, parts of which are shown in the
upper and lower right corners, included rough dimensioned
blocks of pine, mahogany, maple, and balsa that the builder
had to carve and shape. At bottom center we see the cover
of the Plans and Instructions for building the Napoleonic
coach to the official specifications of the Fisher Body
Craftsman's Guild competition.
Just in case you hadn't yet recognized the coach, the
mid-level pictures on the left and right are two versions
(from different eras) of the Fisher Body sill plate featuring
the coach in profile.