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Author Topic: Flea market Finds: Second-hand  (Read 37624 times)
Banfili
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« Reply #150 on: June 19, 2020, 09:23:27 am »

I scored a freebie on Wednesday - copy of a book  by 'The Children's Press', 1962 First Edition of "The Secret Tunnel" by Charles E. Gibson.
Cover illustration has a sea cave with submarine, so it's going to be smuggling and/or spies!
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« Reply #151 on: June 20, 2020, 08:43:41 am »

Before lockdown I noticed a black thing at a car boot. 20 quid and a deal was done.

Now stripped of paint and a quick dowse in toilet cleaner, I have a huge brass, possibly a valve from a fire station, the thread suits my other branches, not sure, with a little more cleaning and polishing will look nice, somewhere.


You are correct that it appears to be firefighting valve but I would suspect what you have there is a dry-riser outlet valve, something like this https://images.app.goo.gl/ErC83GxCTPrNkQMcA . I would suspect it would be from a demolition of a multi-storey building (most likely a 60's tower-block).
Thanks for that idea, I never even thought of a dry riser, you are probably right.
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« Reply #152 on: July 07, 2020, 05:35:26 pm »

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCWG1RaC8W5

For the first time in a long time, he was free. I visited a junk shop.

catch old things from the village house.

Pliers, Steelyard, chapelnik (removable handle for pans).

And a 1952 radio station, Carbolite.

And an old box covered with postcards.

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Sorry for the errors, rudeness and stupidity. It's not me, this online translator. Really convenient?
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« Reply #153 on: July 17, 2020, 12:09:12 am »

Well Golly, I have been looking for a small arbor press for some time, sort of choking
on the Harbor Freight price for a chinese cheapie... and low and behold one of my local
thrift stores had this lovely Industrial Strength unit:

AMP 91085-2
Arbor Press For Backshell Kit Tooling
list price $5,985.53



fleaby price ~ $150

my price - $5

egads I'm lucky!
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Banfili
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« Reply #154 on: July 17, 2020, 08:47:37 am »

I scored a drill press for something like that, too!
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« Reply #155 on: July 17, 2020, 02:32:57 pm »

Well Golly, I have been looking for a small arbor press for some time, sort of choking
on the Harbor Freight price for a chinese cheapie... and low and behold one of my local
thrift stores had this lovely Industrial Strength unit:

AMP 91085-2
Arbor Press For Backshell Kit Tooling
list price $5,985.53



fleaby price ~ $150

my price - $5

egads I'm lucky!

How many tons?
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« Reply #156 on: July 18, 2020, 03:08:30 am »

Well Golly, I have been looking for a small arbor press for some time, sort of choking
on the Harbor Freight price for a chinese cheapie... and low and behold one of my local
thrift stores had this lovely Industrial Strength unit:

AMP 91085-2
Arbor Press For Backshell Kit Tooling
list price $5,985.53



fleaby price ~ $150

my price - $5

egads I'm lucky!

How many tons?

Oddly, I haven't been able to find that spec!
it is nicely overbuilt, but it was designed for press-fitting wires into cables, and pressfit the cable-end half-shells around the cable socket.

prf mvl
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« Reply #157 on: September 12, 2020, 08:07:02 pm »

From an antique vendor at the local farmer's market:



It is a novelty book that fires a paper cap when it is opened. The mechanism is just like a cap gun. The pages are from an old grammar textbook.
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