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Author Topic: Flea market Finds  (Read 277405 times)
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« Reply #175 on: June 02, 2009, 12:05:59 am »

here are some pictures of the syringe
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« Reply #176 on: June 02, 2009, 03:23:54 am »

here are some pictures of the syringe
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That is a great find. I have been looking for one for a long time actually but the closest I came was a grease gun.

While I didn't exactly get this from a flea market/thrift, I did hit the mother load, so to speak. I made friends with a local clock repair man and was able to get all this for 6$ with a few other random bits. He says he gets about this amount once a week on average so guess where I am going every wednesday?

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Anyone know a good cleaner? I used engine bright on a couple of pieces but it doesn't want to work on the oxidization.

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« Reply #177 on: June 02, 2009, 04:16:10 am »

Nice!  Steel wool ought to take care of the particularly bad bits, then finish it off with Brasso on a cloth.
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« Reply #178 on: June 02, 2009, 09:11:01 pm »

Nice Cogs.  Try some cheap supermarket cola and leave them to soak over night/weekend.  The Phosphoric acid should clear off most of the corrosion, without much elbow grease
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« Reply #179 on: June 03, 2009, 01:38:19 am »

I'd never seen a Oddfollows "Hoodwink" with the set of red lenses , I wonder what part of the ritual that was used for. I modified my Oddfellows "Hoodwinks" to make them "pearl sensitive ":
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« Reply #180 on: June 04, 2009, 05:59:19 am »

Well over the course of a week I have managed to acquire a few things from our local antique store! Below are pictures and the prices I managed to pick them up for.

1920's "Pocket" Camera with Leather Case - $48
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Underwood Typewriter - $40
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Random stuff includes - Fake Flintlock Pistol ($30), Fan ($8), Old lock and keys ($8), Pistol Pendant ($25), Coin bracelet ($19), Pocket watch belt clip ($2), and 2 pocket watches ($8)
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A closer look at my 2 awesome pocket watches!
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If anyone knows anything about the typewriter and the pocket watches I would appreciate any information. As far as I can tell I think I got a good deal on both.
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« Reply #181 on: June 04, 2009, 07:04:06 am »


A closer look at my 2 awesome pocket watches!
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If anyone knows anything about the typewriter and the pocket watches I would appreciate any information. As far as I can tell I think I got a good deal on both.
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If you take this over to the " Master Pocketwatch Thread" HAC ( Harold ) can help , but the makers names are not readable in your pictures so list them and any info on the works ( #of jewels ).
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« Reply #182 on: June 04, 2009, 11:09:25 am »

although its not very old (25ish years) i found this modern ,mini penny farthing at my local flea market.
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that big horse troff looking thing came out of the old abandoned bakery across the street from my home.

its on steel coasters and was full of old flour. figured eventually I'd plant something in it.
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« Reply #183 on: June 04, 2009, 06:30:32 pm »

couple of pic's
acting like a meatball on the new toy
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« Reply #184 on: June 05, 2009, 01:22:08 am »

I'd ever seen a Oddfollows "Hoodwink" with the set of red lenses , I wonder what part of the ritual that was used for. I modified my Oddfellows "Hoodwinks" to make them "pearl sensitive ":
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i love them! thats great.
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« Reply #185 on: June 05, 2009, 02:54:06 pm »

And my new catchphrase just became:
"Hotter than a $2 Pistol."
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« Reply #186 on: June 05, 2009, 03:07:55 pm »

Bought yesterday: Brass compass and chain for $1.60
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And I've actually had this for almost a year, but as I've yet to do anything with it, I thought it might work here. An old train lantern that was actually given to me for free by instructor for drawing class.
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« Reply #187 on: June 05, 2009, 03:17:30 pm »

man, that lantern is pimp.
You thought about adding a functional element, like a bright-ass LED cluster, make it functional?
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« Reply #188 on: June 05, 2009, 03:55:08 pm »

I love it, but it's curently just being shuffled about my room.

Oh, I've been considering it. I do wish that it still had the front cover (that for the life of me I can't remember the proper term for at the moment) I've simply never gotten to it due to time and funds.
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« Reply #189 on: June 07, 2009, 03:12:43 am »

Not flea market but thrift store counts?
Pics are big warning.

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They really didn't have plastic when I was a kid and we had these in the US.
This one has lots of gears and pulleys and wheels and neat!

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« Reply #190 on: June 07, 2009, 05:19:37 am »

Not flea market but thrift store counts?
Pics are big warning.

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They really didn't have plastic when I was a kid and we had these in the US.
This one has lots of gears and pulleys and wheels and neat!

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Looks like a good 'un! Circa mid 1950s.
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« Reply #191 on: June 07, 2009, 05:54:29 am »

Reminds me of Meccano.
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« Reply #192 on: June 14, 2009, 06:01:14 pm »

I found this at a yard sale the other day, and apparently theres still cologne in it.. Sorry for the picture quality, my camera phones no the best.





I'm probably just going to dump the cologne,(it's very pungent due to age) and permantly connect the two pieces for use as a prop.

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« Reply #193 on: June 14, 2009, 10:35:56 pm »

Taluria, love the lantern, it looks just like Alan Scott's (Golden Age Green Lantern)

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« Reply #194 on: June 15, 2009, 01:01:07 am »

Bought three Spawn figures at a yard sale that were just dripping with cool hardware. I went home and stripped them, threw away the figures and put the harware in my SP parts bin.
Also bought an early electric heater with an Art Nouveau base and took it apart.
Also bought an ancient mantle clock with lots of big brass gears inside. I am hesitant to destroy the clock to use the gears, really torn about this. Here is the pic of the Spawn parts, excuse my phone quality.
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« Reply #195 on: June 15, 2009, 02:44:37 am »

Whoa, what did those figure look like whole?  Are they really metal?  Not brass, are they?!?
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« Reply #196 on: June 15, 2009, 03:20:28 am »

Whoa, what did those figure look like whole?  Are they really metal?  Not brass, are they?!?


They are plastic, but detailed very well in metal paint, and the hardware can be pried off the figure with a screwdriver. Here is what they look like, though this is not one that I found
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« Reply #197 on: June 15, 2009, 07:39:37 am »

The stuff kids grow up with nowadays.....    Huh
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« Reply #198 on: June 15, 2009, 02:06:47 pm »

I watched an interesting video on clock repair on YouTube and learned that the old mantle clock I found is basically shot. I've decided to harvest it for the gears, and will post a picture when I have the works dismantled.
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« Reply #199 on: June 15, 2009, 11:16:59 pm »

Here are the gears I harvested from my yard sale clock, an old Sessions 8 day Providence mantle clock. The larger gears are 3" across, it's quite a nice haul. Even better, I will actually wind up with a working mantle clock. I'm going to install an electric motor in the old case and use the original face and arms. The gear clock would never have worked, so now I'll not only have a working clock, but a great collection of brass parts.

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