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Re: carriage makers " Stripers "

Posted: 26 Apr 2007 8:23PM GMT
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What is a striper? A person who decorates with a stripe. Today we might call it him a detailer.

One of my grandfathers, John Felker, worked in his father-in-law Charles H Walker's carriage in Erin, Ontario and sleigh shop. He job was a striper. You need a steady hand to paint on the fancy stripes and sworls on the carriage. When the carriage/blacksmith shop closed at the turn of 1900's, he had no trouble at all find a new job with an old skill. He turned his hand to painting stripes on bicycles at the CCM Bicycle plant!

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Carolee Bailey 23 Jul 2005 5:41PM GMT 
all2gethers 27 Apr 2007 2:23AM GMT 
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