Need a tubular spong gasket with tail for an old commercial beer cooler
A handy person from Eden, NY 14057 says:
January 24, 2015
We are refurbishing an old commercial beer cooler that was likely built in the 1940s. The end view of the door gasket is shaped as a perfect number 9. The "O" of the nine is 5/16 of an inch in diameter and is sponge wrapped in a canvas-type cloth. The bottom tail of the "9" is straight (not curved), and is 1/4 of an inch long - extends down the right side of the "9". The tail is comprised of the canvas wrapped around the "O" and contains 2 rows of stitching. The tail was lacquered (as was the right side of the tube) and served as the locus of attachment to the wooden cooler door frame and affixed with carpet tacks. May need 60 feet of this gasket material if you have something comparable to the description.
Dave from SWISCO responded:
January 28, 2015
Thanks for posting. Look at our 58-169. This is a type of nail-on foam gasket. Could you use this as a replacement?