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« Reply #1850 on: August 08, 2012, 03:56:41 am »

The problem with the West Shore is that the prices are high due to the proximity to Gettysburg, the same is true of the area directly around Hershey.  If you go a few miles beyond, let's say into Lemoyne, PA, or cross the river and go to Middletown, PA and Hummelstown, PA, the prices drop enough that you can make some really decent finds.  I have seen quite a few good deals at Antiques Marketplace in Lemoyne (I am there this weekend), Saturday's Market in Middletown, PA, Olde Factory in Hummelstown, PA, Crossroads in Hershey, PA, and Ziegler's in the Country in Hershey, PA.  (Ziegler's is where I picked up my 1858 dated Samovar for $25, it is worth closer to $500) 

Now if you are sticking in the Gettysburg area, there is a really nice surplus shop on the Maryland end, just off 15.  A good place to look for jackets and such to mod, I like it because it has a very wide selection and the prices are not too bad. 
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« Reply #1851 on: August 08, 2012, 03:59:48 am »

Thanks!
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« Reply #1852 on: August 13, 2012, 07:37:26 am »

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« Reply #1853 on: August 13, 2012, 12:57:53 pm »


Picked up a little gear wheel today...



Well - actually it is not that little really.



It is in fact a four foot diameter wooden pattern for a gear wheel.

Nice.

Very nice ... I need a gear that size. Putting a Rube-Goldburg-ish set of locks on the inside of my garage back door. That could be the drive wheel to operate the dead-bolts, Where is it,and what do you want for it.? Oh.... sorry   wrong thread.
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« Reply #1854 on: August 13, 2012, 01:59:21 pm »

Another successful foray on Ford car Boot Sale this past weekend. I got myself a couple of nice cravat pins and a paisly bow tie and The Countess picked up a pair of vintage sunglasses..small ovel lenses, wire frames but with the little protective mesh at the edge of each  lens. Came in their original (if somewhat tatty) leather case..£10. I also picked up (in an Oxfam Shop) a tweed huntin' 'n' shootin' waist coat that does right up to the neck with a round mandarin type collar* in the same Gun Club Check Tweed pattern as the plus fours I bought in Camden months ago! £10


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« Reply #1855 on: August 13, 2012, 05:29:53 pm »

Not exactly a find but a gift from a mate who is a school care-taker.

A brass door plate that sort of explains its self and will be screwed onto my workshop door or somewhere int house. Wink

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« Reply #1856 on: August 13, 2012, 08:10:03 pm »

I have been looking for a samovar for years. I need to replace the electric heating element . But that's cheaply done. 45 dollars from one of my favorite antiques dealers.

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« Reply #1857 on: August 27, 2012, 07:10:13 pm »

A pair of candle sconces about a foot long good heavy brass £2.50


A quartz clock, but the case appears to be thick brass not plastic. £1.00


Looks like the back of a mantle clock and an empty pocket watch case. £1.00
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« Reply #1858 on: August 30, 2012, 09:00:59 pm »


 

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« Reply #1859 on: August 30, 2012, 09:50:58 pm »

Just found a Swedish navy officer's blazer for $10. Unfortunately the ones with braid were too small, so I have to add my own trim. Suppose this means a sort of Captain Nemo inspired outfit is next.

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« Reply #1860 on: August 30, 2012, 10:45:10 pm »

Just found a Swedish navy officer's blazer for $10. Unfortunately the ones with braid were too small, so I have to add my own trim. Suppose this means a sort of Captain Nemo inspired outfit is next.




Nice find- that will make a very good costume base, I would wear that under my rocket pack.

Hmm - Swedish Navy you say... Might have to check out the disposal store.
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« Reply #1861 on: August 31, 2012, 12:24:55 am »

They've got them online for more, I found mine in their catalog liquidation store. They had a couple with gold braid on the sleeve, but they were way to small for me. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/new-swedish-navy-officers-coat-navy-blue.aspx?a=891144
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« Reply #1862 on: September 10, 2012, 12:52:18 am »

A lace-cuffed shirt vest combo with brass buttons, now black with dark purple lace thanks to fabric die. More seventeen hundreds than steampunk, but could be of use.
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« Reply #1863 on: September 17, 2012, 12:44:29 am »

Not exactly a find but a gift from a mate who is a school care-taker.

A brass door plate that sort of explains its self and will be screwed onto my workshop door or somewhere int house. Wink

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« Reply #1864 on: September 18, 2012, 02:46:45 am »

Quick trip this weekend netted 100 fire extingushers, eight pressure gauges, 4 horns, and more.
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« Reply #1865 on: September 18, 2012, 01:08:59 pm »

Quick trip this weekend netted 100 fire extingushers, eight pressure gauges, 4 horns, and more.

Only 100 fire extinguishers?

Must have been a quick trip.
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« Reply #1866 on: September 18, 2012, 02:05:54 pm »

Quick trip this weekend netted 100 fire extingushers, eight pressure gauges, 4 horns, and more.

Only 100 fire extinguishers?

Must have been a quick trip.

I had arrange to get these before the trip.  Most if not all will become bells. (My main product)  The other stuff is for my steampunk designs.
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« Reply #1867 on: September 19, 2012, 05:52:00 am »

Quick trip this weekend netted 100 fire extingushers, eight pressure gauges, 4 horns, and more.

Only 100 fire extinguishers?

Must have been a quick trip.

I had arrange to get these before the trip.  Most if not all will become bells. (My main product)  The other stuff is for my steampunk designs.

Oh, good. I was afraid you were getting ready to build an invasion fleet of jetpacks.
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« Reply #1868 on: September 19, 2012, 12:28:54 pm »

Quick trip this weekend netted 100 fire extingushers, eight pressure gauges, 4 horns, and more.
Only 100 fire extinguishers?
Must have been a quick trip.
I had arrange to get these before the trip.  Most if not all will become bells. (My main product)  The other stuff is for my steampunk designs.
Oh, good. I was afraid you were getting ready to build an invasion fleet of jetpacks.
Much better market for bells.
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« Reply #1869 on: September 19, 2012, 01:07:19 pm »

Could we see some sir?
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« Reply #1870 on: September 19, 2012, 03:04:45 pm »

Could we see some sir?

I assume you meant to see the bells.  Just took these crappy pictures to send to a customer, of three big bells.  All three made from big fire extinguishers. Thanks.





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« Reply #1871 on: September 19, 2012, 08:40:39 pm »

Indeed I did. I am particularly taken by the red one. Thank you.
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« Reply #1872 on: September 20, 2012, 12:59:45 am »

Maets, lovely work - again!

I like the blue bell on the bottom, but I like the red one's stand.
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« Reply #1873 on: September 20, 2012, 03:15:26 pm »

After The Asylummy friends and I took a trip to the giant antique market down the road. Our final group haul was:

Replica Rifle: £24.00
Metal cash box: £23.00
Rifle stock: £8
Large Gadstone bag: £30
(working clasp, with vintage travel stickers)
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« Reply #1874 on: September 23, 2012, 05:12:39 am »

I've been meaning to move my desk out of storage and into the master bedroom.  It was going to be a teensy bit too big for comfort so I began the search for a more compact, yet real wood alternative. Nothing much turned up that was a good match for our home.  
After a recent brain storm... well a sudden squall at least...  I began looking for a defunct pump organ.  I didn't want a pristine example, nor one that was potentially worthy of a restoration.  

I picked this beauty up off craigslist for a paltry 25$.



It has been the victim of a rather hasty and poorly done restoration to make it presentable.  After opening it up I discovered that rats, had been at the workings, not to mention the ravages of time and inexpert repairs.   Even with all the holes in the bellows sealed and feeding it with air from a leaf blower/shop vac I could not get it to utter much more than a wheezy squeak.  

With a bit of research it appears to be from 1915-1917.  The cabinet fortunately is largely walnut and in fine shape. I have begun the process of gutting it, and refurbishing the cabinet.  Stand by in the tactile section for progress reports and pictures.

I have carefully disassembled everything and saved the pieces, if anyone needs the parts for a project of their own, let me know.

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