Helping a Scout refurbish a vintage Philadelphia sweeper

Ed Amrhein and Jerry Sateriale Woodworking are seem taking the first section of rotten wood off C-145 on March 2, 2019. (Bill Monaghan photo.)

BALTIMORE, Md. — In a new project, FPT is looking for your help to assist a young scout who plans to work on a vintage Philadelphia snowsweeper in order to earn his Eagle Scout rank.

Matthew E. Nawn, son of FPT founding member Matt Nawn, is undertaking work on 1923 Brill snowsweeper C-145, which is stored outdoors at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum.

According to Matthew’s letter (an image of which can be found below), the car’s exterior paint suffers from fading, graffiti, chipping and flaking, while some of its poplar wood panels have deteriorated due to exposure to the elements.

Matthew E. Nawn, right, is seen with Jerry Sateriale beside C-145 on March 2, 2019. (Bill Monaghan photo.)

Matthew has decided to make exterior repainting and refinishing of C-145 his Eagle Scout project, as described in the letter. It is an effort he expects will last into July, with two 6-to-8-hour work sessions twice each month at the museum. The first work session was held on March 2, as seen in the accompanying photos.

To assist in the work, you can contact Matthew directly at Monetary donations can be sent to FPT, as described in his letter (but please use the email above).

Watch this space for updates.