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Author Topic: Flea market Finds  (Read 291003 times)
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« Reply #2075 on: September 10, 2013, 06:50:10 pm »

Ye gods!!!  Shocked was there anything on that knife switch to indicate its rating Maduncle ?
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« Reply #2076 on: September 10, 2013, 10:46:11 pm »

Ye gods!!!  Shocked was there anything on that knife switch to indicate its rating Maduncle ?

Well, it labelled 'earth' and then it said 'on/off'.
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« Reply #2077 on: September 11, 2013, 10:10:43 am »

You found the switch that turns the Earth on and off ... and you didn't buy it?HuhHuh?

The ability to hold everyone to ransom and you left it in someones back shed!

I guess you failed the evil genius exam at college eh ...

or perhaps you did pick it up and you aren't going to tell anyone ... you are a closet evil genius ... that's it isn't it!
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« Reply #2078 on: September 11, 2013, 02:16:27 pm »

i picked up this Steampunk Staplegun at the Salvation Army store in Manhattan. It's not old, seems to be made in India for sale in France, but it is made of sturdy brass.

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« Reply #2079 on: September 11, 2013, 02:38:21 pm »

Maduncle - just out of curiosity, what where they asking for such a large knife switch?
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« Reply #2080 on: September 11, 2013, 08:32:57 pm »

So it's Steampunk because of the brass, aye?
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« Reply #2081 on: September 11, 2013, 11:42:40 pm »

So it's Steampunk because of the brass, aye?
Brass, exposed fittings, angular design. I'm tempted to add some rivets to it
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« Reply #2082 on: September 11, 2013, 11:54:08 pm »

Maduncle - just out of curiosity, what where they asking for such a large knife switch?

It was $200, too steep for me - even though I do like it.

And yes Rod - it is the switch that urns the world on (well - it turned me on anyway).

PS, Will, just stick a gearwheel on top of the stapler and call it steampunk!
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« Reply #2083 on: September 13, 2013, 05:02:19 pm »

So it's Steampunk because of the brass, aye?
Brass, exposed fittings, angular design. I'm tempted to add some rivets to it

Maybe also glue some gears on it for good measure....

Nah, just messin' with you... But it doesn't look steamy to me at all, way to modern shape and hard edges.

Sorry, just my two cents on it...
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« Reply #2084 on: September 14, 2013, 08:50:08 am »

Aye, $200 is too rich for me as well.  Shame though ....
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« Reply #2085 on: September 19, 2013, 05:55:54 pm »

Picked up about 50 CO2 fire extinguishers today. 
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« Reply #2086 on: September 28, 2013, 06:21:49 am »

My local supermarket was getting rid of this display today. I looked at the guy and said I want it, he said let me go ask my manager...took me 15 minutes to stuff it in my car! I'm 6'3" it's taller than me.

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« Reply #2087 on: September 28, 2013, 06:41:56 pm »

Great Krakens!

Ok day at local flea market.  Amp meter, brass plate, brass trivets, speaker from the 20's and a trumpet.
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« Reply #2088 on: September 28, 2013, 07:52:27 pm »

My local supermarket was getting rid of this display today. I looked at the guy and said I want it, he said let me go ask my manager...took me 15 minutes to stuff it in my car! I'm 6'3" it's taller than me.

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Really jealous.
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« Reply #2089 on: September 28, 2013, 08:47:41 pm »

My local supermarket was getting rid of this display today. I looked at the guy and said I want it, he said let me go ask my manager...took me 15 minutes to stuff it in my car! I'm 6'3" it's taller than me.

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That is awesome!
And as a fan of the rum, I am extremely envious!
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« Reply #2090 on: October 03, 2013, 03:04:16 am »

I picked up one of these:



The fabric seat is not as nice, but it needs to be replaced anyhow; the frame is maple, and a bit nicer than that one.  It will be going into the Steampunk Safari Picnic collection, probably with a khaki canvas seat.

Oh - forgot to mention - the patent date is, I believe, sometime in the 1850s; there are several photographs by a man named Brady with some rather notorious fundaments occupying this particular chair.



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« Reply #2091 on: October 08, 2013, 02:19:52 am »

Sorry about the blurry cell-phone photo, but you should be able to make it  out:

From an estate that my business purchased to get a large action figure collection. The guy worked for CSX railroad, and brought outmoded equipment home, and he also owned a sailboat, so I thought that it was railroad or nautical, but someone told me that he thought they were early automobile running lights. Valuable if they are car lamps, but still pretty cool if they aren't.

More:

The parts that would normally be metal are cardboard on these ornaments, which to me says wartime production. The last ornament has a thicker neck and metallic coating; probably a later product. Can anyone tell me what they used to glue paper to glass in the 1940s?
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« Reply #2092 on: October 08, 2013, 03:50:46 am »

My local supermarket was getting rid of this display today. I looked at the guy and said I want it, he said let me go ask my manager...took me 15 minutes to stuff it in my car! I'm 6'3" it's taller than me.

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WHAT AN AWESOME FIND!!! Well done Sir - well done!!!
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« Reply #2093 on: October 08, 2013, 07:32:11 am »

Can anyone tell me what they used to glue paper to glass in the 1940s?

Probably Hide Glue.
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« Reply #2094 on: October 08, 2013, 07:36:03 am »

Love the ornaments.
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« Reply #2095 on: October 10, 2013, 01:26:09 am »

Spent the day at the Hershey Antique car flea market.  Picked up a bunch of brass horns, a brass Indian water tank, couple of gauges and a pile of hood ornaments.  Fantastic flea market goes on for the next couple of days in Hershey, PA.  Parking is $12 and admission is free. 
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« Reply #2096 on: October 10, 2013, 01:06:03 pm »

And someday I'll get there, too.

Been wanting to do that for years now, but i have a feeling I'd spend way too much $$$!
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« Reply #2097 on: October 10, 2013, 01:35:14 pm »

The thing is enormous. I was there for almost seven hours.  Saw most of the flea market (I walk very fast), didn't get a chance to look at any of the cars. Should really plan on being there for several days.  Unfortunately for the vendors it is suppose to rain today and tomorrow.
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« Reply #2098 on: October 10, 2013, 11:21:35 pm »

Yep, that's the other problem. I tend to look at a lot and then to have cars to look at, also. I'd be there for a few days!
My wife would be done with everything in a day, if that.
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« Reply #2099 on: October 10, 2013, 11:51:09 pm »

Sorry about the blurry cell-phone photo, but you should be able to make it  out:

From an estate that my business purchased to get a large action figure collection. The guy worked for CSX railroad, and brought outmoded equipment home, and he also owned a sailboat, so I thought that it was railroad or nautical, but someone told me that he thought they were early automobile running lights. Valuable if they are car lamps, but still pretty cool if they aren't.

I believe railway marker lights would have red, green and white lenses; that the globe would rotate underneath the arm to select which colour is visible; and that the end of the arm would be shaped to fit into a T-slot bracket while the cable plugs into a nearby socket. Does that sound like what you have?
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