Here's the wrench-marks on the nuts. The seller, who goes by anglemyer123 on Ebay, "implies" that they have not been glass beaded by saying "If you will check that Concurs Spring Perches have no paint on them. There is a clear metal coating on these Spring Perches from keeping them from rusting."
He admits to doing "refurbishment" on them by saying "The rubber was replaced because it was almost 50 years old and unuseable."
These omitted details were revealed ONLY AFTER I RECEIVED THEM AND QUESTIONED HIM.
I'm contemplating stating in the feedback that the items WERE NOT AS DESCRIBED, since I willingly paid a premium for them to be as described. Would that be fair?
They ARE nice and I intend to use them, but I would not have paid $150 for them if I had been told they had been refurbed ahead of time.