An upper head lug from a set of three. WB is Bill Hurlow. W.B. Hurlow from Herne Bay, Kent. A gift to me from his estate.
I had three Hurlow frames before I ever put my name on those I’d eventually make in New England.
I saved all the letters and even some invoices. Many were handwritten on that old time-y lightweight and crinkley blue paper once reserved for Air Mail correspondence.
To say those early years as paying customer imprinted me would be an understatement. At various moments in my young life I wanted to be this man.
All This By Hand