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Author Topic: Flea market Finds  (Read 292291 times)
Captain Lyerly
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« Reply #1925 on: January 02, 2013, 03:29:26 pm »

Actually, the Smith was also $125.00 (plus transfer fees &c.)

I was completely gobsmacked that I got it for that price.  It was later in the day, the other bidders were a little burned out, maybe nobody else had looked at it closely - with those nasty (but comfortable!) modern grips some idjit had put on it - a 1905 in .32-20 is NOT a modern "tacticool" piece! - it wasn't easy to recognize for what it was.  I had overlooked it several times on a very crowded auction table.

{After some research, it turns out this was a pre-1905 model, a 32 Hand Eject, first sold in 1899.  From the serial number, mine seems to be first or second year of production}

Now I have to find some original or repro grips for it.  That's going to be a hunt, I am sure.

Towards the end of the day there was a lull just after they changed auctioneers, and the (shrinking) crowd got stubborn.  Starting bids went from 200 down to 100 down to 50 in about 10 minutes, except for the most popular items.



Good luck in your search!


Chas.
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« Reply #1926 on: January 02, 2013, 08:14:17 pm »

I have a pistol exactly like the S&W Hand Eject which belonged to my father - unfortunately it has the same level of remaining finish as that also!  A decidedly sweet little gun, and more or less from the correct period.

Mine works great, just shows it's age a bit.

There are some original grips on Ebay right now for $15 (BIN), but they only have 22 hours left.  Here's a link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Smith-Wesson-32-Hand-Ejector-Grip-With-Screw-/281034017695?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item416eeecb9f

I have absolutely nothing to do with this auction. There's chip off one, but usable, and not a bad price.  Good luck!
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« Reply #1927 on: January 03, 2013, 08:52:36 am »

You can go arrested for owning such a piece in the Netherlands.
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« Reply #1928 on: January 03, 2013, 06:35:25 pm »

Well, thus far such things are legal in the U.S., in most locations at any rate.

Laws certainly vary, I have a very nice replica c96 (Broom handle Mauser) which could never be made to fire anything, yet they are also illegal in some locations.

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« Reply #1929 on: January 06, 2013, 08:56:38 am »

Went to my first flea market in years today. At first it was all newer stuff and a lot of cheap knockoffs. Slowly i began finding things here and there. Eventually while looking at watches i was discussing my illinois wristwatch with the older asian gentleman when he asked if i like old "wind up style" watches. I said yes i do and now next time i go to it he is bringing his collection of old pocket /wrist watches that "no one wanted" score!

Managed to pic up a vintage craftsman blowtorch, 2 orange coloured glass salt and pepper shakers and 2 new knock off newsboy style caps (vintage clothing was not abundant) all for the paltry sum of $14. I also spotted a clock from 1873 which the man was asking $385 dollars for, was really quite nice but way too steep for me.

Ill post pics tomorrow as we are having internet issues and this site is one of the few that still works....lol
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« Reply #1930 on: January 10, 2013, 04:00:04 pm »



Not much of a post, more of a test run for posting images.

This is a nice little canvas map case I picked up for a song at a flea market in Dorchester.

Allways on the lookout for items that would do for a Journey to the Center of the Earth theme and this seemed to fit the bill
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« Reply #1931 on: January 10, 2013, 04:02:12 pm »

To quote the vernacular Bugger! that doesn't seem to have worked  Angry
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« Reply #1932 on: January 10, 2013, 04:21:34 pm »

Got a leather waistcoat that's just a shade too small.

Maybe the ladies like tight leather waistcoats as well as pants? Ah, who knows?
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« Reply #1933 on: January 10, 2013, 09:07:27 pm »



Not much of a post, more of a test run for posting images.

This is a nice little canvas map case I picked up for a song at a flea market in Dorchester.

Allways on the lookout for items that would do for a Journey to the Center of the Earth theme and this seemed to fit the bill


Try this:


Down the right side of the page, where it says "Image Links" you want the one labelled "IMG Code."

EDIT: Just to be clear, I was referring to the right side of the Photobucket page, not to any page on the Brass Goggles site.
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« Reply #1934 on: January 10, 2013, 09:17:37 pm »

My dear von Corax, thank you sir.
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« Reply #1935 on: January 11, 2013, 01:27:28 am »

Hi,also try the 'preview' button to see if it has worked before you post.  Wink
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« Reply #1936 on: January 11, 2013, 04:15:00 pm »

Thank you Drew, felling quite the dunce now lol.
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« Reply #1937 on: January 12, 2013, 02:50:26 am »

No biggie,Dunce.

 Wink   Cheesy just alittle humor there, nothing more. Really.
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« Reply #1938 on: January 27, 2013, 03:00:51 am »

My wife (Lylya Kumari) found this today at Michael's (a U.S.) craft store - not exactly a flea market, but at $2.39 it wasn't a bad find!  
It's a "memory box" - it's about 4.5x11.5x8 inches and very sturdy.

I have some interesting items of my own to post in the next few days (thrift store/flea market stuff).

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« Reply #1939 on: January 27, 2013, 10:06:55 pm »

First is a piece of gear I bought for $3 at a hamfest (amateur radio flea market) this past summer.  Full of tubes and nifty looking - I'l make something from it:


Next are some things I bought at Goodwill or yard sales.  The "Tesla" bag is in great shape, no clue what it's referring to but I got it for $2. The C96 is an old replica, no internal workings, but you can cock it and snap the hammer, paid $20 for it.  Lastly is a tube (valve) of gigantic size, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it but I couldn't pass it up for $5 - the C96 is full size, so you can see how big the tube is!!   Shocked
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« Reply #1940 on: January 28, 2013, 12:43:55 am »

First is a piece of gear I bought for $3 at a hamfest (amateur radio flea market) this past summer.  Full of tubes and nifty looking - I'l make something from it:




Why don't you make an Audio oscillator from it? Grin
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« Reply #1941 on: January 28, 2013, 02:14:32 am »

Why don't you make an Audio oscillator from it? Grin

It's fried - the power cord was burnt off it when I got it, some of the wiring inside is cooked and my meter shows a dead ground between the power cord and the case.  I'll use the case and some of the internal stuff to make something neat - as soon as I can think of what that might be!
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« Reply #1942 on: February 11, 2013, 02:39:08 am »

Spent the last four days hunting pieces in North Carolina and Virginia.  Got a bunch of stuff. 
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« Reply #1943 on: February 11, 2013, 02:54:54 am »

Details??  Grin
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« Reply #1944 on: February 11, 2013, 02:59:54 am »

That post is useless without PICTURES!!!

...tease! Wink
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« Reply #1945 on: February 11, 2013, 03:46:11 am »

Speaker horn, 4 car horns, two trombones, several vases, 2 sets of brass hames ends, several brass vases and trays, 4 teapots, brass disks, fire hose nozzle, three wooden phone boxes, 7 fire extinguishers and a lot more.  Look for them all in future builds.  Thanks.
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« Reply #1946 on: February 17, 2013, 01:44:52 pm »

Yesterday I found a case at an antique store labeled "antique machine". Inside was a Macbeth Illuminometer from 1920. I bought it for $40, God knows what I'm going to do with it. It does have a cool knife switch on the meter panel
  
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« Reply #1947 on: February 17, 2013, 04:37:00 pm »

Will, What was its original function? I've never heard the name.
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« Reply #1948 on: February 17, 2013, 05:18:31 pm »

Will, What was its original function? I've never heard the name.

Well, I was intrigued enough to do a Google search....

''A type of portable visual photometer in which the light to be measured is balanced by a Lummer-Brodhun sight box against a comparison lamp, whose apparent brightness can be varied by moving it along a tube; a control box supplies a calibrated current to the comparison lamp, and calibrated optical filters can be placed in the light paths to correct for color differences in the comparison and measured sources and to extend the range of the instrument.''

So now we know.  Wink
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« Reply #1949 on: February 17, 2013, 05:25:25 pm »

Will, What was its original function? I've never heard the name.


It was a device patented in 1918 to calibrate illumination. Here is a copy of the instruction manual, the picture is on the cover  http://ia701201.us.archive.org/23/items/MacbethIlluminometer/LeedsNorthrupCompany_text.pdf  
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