'Lil Knee Scuffer
Thanks, and thanks for the advice.
There is actually a small makers stamp underneath the saddle.
I overlooked it at first sight, it only got visible after applying a tiny amount of leather grease to the saddle for conservation. I did not take a picture yet, but will do so tomorrow (need to dismaount it).
Here are some pictures of the seat- in yellow I wrote what I could decipher - no clue if it makes sense...
The bottom side has two markings:
On the left side there seems to be a maker stamp:
right side the model number:
I could not see "Garford" yet.::
Unfortunately the last bolt holding the polster saddle and the cariage toegther is very tight. The nut doesnt come lose, instead bolt and nut are spinning.
I turned about 10° and dont want to go futher - I can feel and hear the material (wood ?) holding the bolt to the body is not strong enough to widthstand the force of the frozen nut.
I have no way of holding the bolt it in place, welding a dummy bolt onto the tip is too dangerous with all the fragile leather and wood around (I think).
However, I'd like to separate the two and manufacture my own replica saddle to the original undercariage.
Any advice ?
Tommorow I will also reach out the guy you mentioned for some tipps on this and/or maybe just a replica saddle.