|As you can see, the striping designs differ from the Buffalo Pitts Roller pictured below|
|Buffalo Pitts Roller|
|Current state of Waterous steamroller|
|Buffalo Pitts in original condition|
|View from inside Buffalo Pitts Roller|
|Behind the scenes at the Reynolds museum, this was just one of several hangers|
|Beautiful detailing on a fire apparatus|
Returning back to the Waterous steamroller, the museum had not one, but two steamrollers in their collection - one Waterous, and one Buffalo Pitts. After careful inspection of the Waterous Steam Road Roller, it was deemed that the paint job was not the original, and thus, the pin striping was not either. While the pin striping patterns on the Buffalo Pitts differed from the Waterous, it was still in quite good condition so it was a great opportunity to snap some pictures and archive the patterns.Cross referencing the original illustrations to remnants of pin striping found on the machines we were able to gauge what the original designs may have looked like.
|Remnants of striping on Waterous steamroller|
|Another image of striping pattern on spokes of Waterous|
With a clear vision in mind, we could return back to home to prepare the designs for the steamroller. Stay tuned for updates of the restoration process.