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Author Topic: Flea market Finds  (Read 290977 times)
Professor J. Cogsworthy
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« Reply #2000 on: May 04, 2013, 04:08:24 am »

Me and my girlfriend had a very fruitful rummage around a flea market on the outskirts of Budapest on Sunday. Most of it was shut up (the main trading day is Saturday), but I can't complain about what was there.

We got a three-dial gauge and some glass vials from the first stall we came to for only £2.50. The dial reads 'Filmtechnika Budapest'

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Sarah got this big clock mechanism, complete with mechanical bird and a handful of spare gears, for £12:

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And a working miniature storm lantern for £3:

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On our way out we got this big gauge (apparently handmade in the late 19th century, but I have no way of checking), with a free clock mechanism thrown in! This mechanism still moves, so we won't be cannibalising it.

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We also couldn't resist these:

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Everything survived the trip back in our hand luggage, although there was a small crowd around the x-ray monitor when my bag went through with all of the clockwork! Needless to say, we will be going back on a Saturday.




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« Reply #2001 on: May 18, 2013, 11:08:02 pm »

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« Reply #2002 on: May 19, 2013, 01:58:31 am »



That's a file on your own computer's hard drive. You need to upload it to some sort of file-sharing or image-sharing site. See How do I post a photo?
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« Reply #2003 on: May 20, 2013, 01:22:39 am »

I've always wanted a box with an 'x' in it myself,but they're hard to find-good catch!
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« Reply #2004 on: May 21, 2013, 08:44:59 am »

Great yard sale find, a 1918 Edison C19 Diamond Disc player in working condition, with about 50 Edison discs.

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« Reply #2005 on: May 21, 2013, 09:05:17 am »

Wow! Good find! What are on the discs?
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« Reply #2006 on: May 22, 2013, 02:23:19 am »

Wow! Good find! What are on the discs?

They are all Edison Diamond Disks from the teens of the 20th century. Many are hopelessly racist, including songs by the Coons
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« Reply #2007 on: June 03, 2013, 03:04:10 am »

I found this nice IKEA lamp with a mini CFL lamp,and since it works I am undecided as to use it as a flash-hider on a pistol or mount it on my Drill-press.
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« Reply #2008 on: June 04, 2013, 04:45:55 am »

I found these at a recycling shop for $2 each. Never really seen em before so thought why not, I'll find something I can use them in

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« Reply #2009 on: June 04, 2013, 05:34:53 am »

I found these at a recycling shop for $2 each. Never really seen em before so thought why not, I'll find something I can use them in

If they still function they are worth a wee bit more than $2.
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« Reply #2010 on: June 04, 2013, 06:02:29 am »

TBH I know nowt about them, how would one tell?
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« Reply #2011 on: June 04, 2013, 09:07:13 am »

Since the clear glass is clear and the metallized glass is shiny, they are probably both still well-sealed.

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« Reply #2012 on: June 05, 2013, 08:54:13 am »

A Big thankyou to the dumpster behind the charity shop which just gave me a collapsible colander which will shortly become the centre piece of my Steampunked Go-kart.
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« Reply #2013 on: June 05, 2013, 12:43:34 pm »

Kimmy investigates our newest find, a turn of the century Morning Glory phonograph horn. This will be designed into the ultimate Iphone Victrola.

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« Reply #2014 on: June 05, 2013, 01:38:54 pm »

I've had a couple of good charity shop finds recently.

A couple of weeks ago I paid £10 for a leather and canvas washbag, brand new with original tags.

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I've removed the hook and added a couple of leather straps to allow me to hang it from my belt to save me having to carry a bag at steampunk events.

Yesterday I spotted it in a list of top-10 fathers day gift ideas. It turns out it's actually worth £50.

On the same day I also bought a pair of brand new 3-hole steel-toe cap black Solovair shoes for work for just under £10. I was pleased to find out they're actually worth about £100.
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« Reply #2015 on: June 06, 2013, 01:12:26 am »

It wasn't really at a flea market, but the other day I found the neatest thing at an estate sale. It isn't necessarily steampunk, but it is extremely unique and lovely.
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It is an old wooden birdcage with porcelain objects inside, though the picture truly doesn't do it justice. I actually went to the sale twice, the first day I went I found the birdcage but it was $35, which was a bit more than I wanted to pay. But those running it informed me that if I came back the next day, everything would be half priced. I live near to the sale, so the next day I decided to drop by and see if it was still there. Happily, it was and I was able to get it for only $17.50. I love the thing, except I don't own a bird or have any intentions of getting one anytime soon, so I'm not quite sure what to do with it. Perhaps it shall one day be the home to a lovely automaton bird?
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« Reply #2016 on: June 08, 2013, 10:05:34 pm »

My researches tell me that this is a Cobbler's Hammer.




But, I think it's alright.
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« Reply #2017 on: June 09, 2013, 10:21:44 am »

My researches tell me that this is a Cobbler's Hammer.




But, I think it's alright.


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« Reply #2018 on: June 09, 2013, 12:02:36 pm »

AY-THANGYAOU!!
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« Reply #2019 on: June 09, 2013, 04:08:12 pm »

You might say, "What a lot of old balls!!"



But, I think they're OK.

Actually, these are better than OK . They are alloy steel balls as used in ball mill grinding machines and are very hard. So much so that when I wanted to center punch one to drill a hole in it, it mushroomed over the head of the punch. Didn't bother to try a drill on it since modern drills are made of cheese.

"What do you want with such hard balls?" I hear you cry.
Well, they make extremely good doming punches for sheet metalwork.

Also, this.



Which is a 15mA/75mV bench meter movement with a couple of shunts for different ranges.
And the shop has several more and a couple of nice old bench power supplies.

Whoot!!
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« Reply #2020 on: June 09, 2013, 05:32:04 pm »

Nice set of balls you've got there.
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« Reply #2021 on: June 09, 2013, 09:06:07 pm »

Not quite flea market, but I just snagged six non-functional but complete long case clock movements from ebay for £3.20...

Time to stick some cogs on stuff  Grin
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« Reply #2022 on: June 10, 2013, 02:51:33 am »







It indicates the state of the universe.... wow.... cool.
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« Reply #2023 on: June 10, 2013, 06:44:49 am »







It indicates the state of the universe.... wow.... cool.


Currently Zero.

Slightly worrying.
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« Reply #2024 on: June 10, 2013, 10:44:33 pm »







It indicates the state of the universe.... wow.... cool.


Currently Zero.

Slightly worrying.


It wasn't hooked up to anything... I was giving it the benefit of the doubt
and keeping fingers crossed...
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