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Author Topic: Flea market Finds  (Read 286150 times)
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« Reply #2275 on: July 06, 2014, 05:19:26 pm »

If one where to mount it on a door.  What side do you put the dogs? If on the outside, then anyone can open the window, but it looks the best.  On the inside you control opening the window, but the outside doesn't look that great.

Put on the outside, put a brass grid behind it for security, also means that in hot weather you can leave the porthole open for ventilation. (or play it safe an fit into an internal door)
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« Reply #2276 on: July 06, 2014, 08:15:40 pm »

I haven't found anything lately... bummer.
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« Reply #2277 on: July 07, 2014, 07:34:17 pm »

Dr. Richardson James LeGear is thrilled to announce the engagement of Miss Dusty Woodstock and Mr. Dub L. Barrel.
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The couple were introduced by Dr. LeGear just this weekend.  "I went to this great flea market.  I first saw Dusty off in a corner under a tent.  She seemed out of place and, perhaps, rather self-conscious about her appearance but I knew right away she was a diamond in the rough.  I was sure I could introduce her to just the right individual who'd give her a new-found purpose in life.  Little did I know that perfect match was only about a hundred yards away!"

LeGear found Dub (his oldest friends know him as "Pump") standing quietly in another tent just a few minutes after meeting Dusty .  "Everyone was ignoring him...except me.  I grabbed him by the shoulders and whispered to him 'I have someone you just gotta meet'"
 
"Pump" quickly told LeGear about his advanced age but, said LeGear, "I told him he looked great.  Then he sputtered something about not liking to be pressured anymore but I told him I would never do that to him.  Finally, he was uncertain about his ability to 'perform', but I assured him that, once he met Dusty he'd realize that wouldn't be of any concern."

LeGear threw a little party with some of the folks who'd known Dusty and Dub, trying to ease their pain over losing their friends forever.  The friends were cheap to entertain, however (or maybe just not that connected to these two).  "The party only set me back $14!", LeGear reveled.

Dr. LeGear reported, "Once I got the couple together they seemed to like each other, though we all agree it will take a significant amount of work to help them really find their fit."  "We're being realistic", Dusty concurred.  "We know that in any good relationship there needs to be give and take from BOTH parties.  I might have to sacrifice parts of me and accept some changes.  The same is true for Dub".

Matchmaker Dr. LeGear said, "There's talk that each of them have distant relatives they'd like to have come live with them and, as soon as I can gather everyone together, we'll have a proper wedding.  It'll be a truly transforming experience."

When asked about the sudden nature of their union, Dusty seemed hurt that anyone would question her caliber.  She emphatically asked everyone to not jump to any conclusions, firing off,  "Ours will NOT be a shotgun wedding!"  Dub (aka "Pump") simply hissed in agreement.
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« Reply #2278 on: July 07, 2014, 08:51:02 pm »

That may be the first double barreled pump-action shotgun I've ever seen... Grin

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« Reply #2279 on: July 08, 2014, 03:04:19 am »

Oh, My!
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« Reply #2280 on: July 08, 2014, 03:44:54 pm »

I look forward to seeing the product of this union.

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« Reply #2281 on: July 13, 2014, 02:07:07 pm »

This seems to be a Troemner no.10 analytical balance scale from about 1910. I picked it up at a yard sale in New Jersey for $80. That's a lot to spend at a yard sale, but I loved the pristine Victorian design. This baby sold new for $125 in 1910. The weights are in the drawer. Can anyone tell me more about it?
 
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« Reply #2282 on: July 14, 2014, 04:37:41 am »

Ummm... 1.  It is worth a LOT more than that.

2.  I now officially hate you.   Wink

NICE find.  And really great that you were courageous enough to spend the money it took.



Cheers! 


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« Reply #2283 on: July 16, 2014, 02:35:55 pm »

crapper versions are selling for more.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1911-Henry-Troemner-Scientific-Scale-/271544521980?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f395094fc

That is a fantastic example. A worthy centre piece that would draw the eye in any well pointed drawing room.
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« Reply #2284 on: August 03, 2014, 05:35:24 pm »

This morning's haul.


Toy guns (ready to made into a matched pair of rayguns!) - 50p each

Brass light fittings - bag full - £3

Cowley level in leather hard case - £2

Small brass pipework fittings - £1

I was pretty happy  Grin  Grin  Grin
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« Reply #2285 on: August 05, 2014, 01:58:20 am »

Well done, Professor!
Like the pistols - could see a crossed pair on my wall.
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« Reply #2286 on: August 05, 2014, 04:31:55 am »

A have a similar pair of pistols that fire caps and uses the explosion of the caps to propel cork balls (if I had any) from the barrels. Do your pistols fire caps?
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« Reply #2287 on: August 05, 2014, 08:53:23 am »

Thanks guys Smiley

The guns are completely static - no moving parts.

They will be suitably modified into a matched pair of rayguns (hopefully by Asylum time).
Want to finish up "The Box" (in Tactile) first though Smiley
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« Reply #2288 on: August 29, 2014, 12:47:46 pm »

I had a 40 minute round trip to collect it, but I'm happy with this for a pound  Grin

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« Reply #2289 on: August 29, 2014, 06:11:42 pm »

A pound! You lucky chap. Do you have any plans for it?
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« Reply #2290 on: August 29, 2014, 06:37:17 pm »

I do indeed. Designs are in the works and there's something afoot in the wind...

Watch this space  Grin
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« Reply #2291 on: August 31, 2014, 12:32:50 am »

It's been FOREVER since I've posted.  Here are 3 gauges I recently uncovered in my secure, undisclosed location (note screwdriver for scale).  They're not SUPER old, but I'll probably "age" them a little, eventually.

Not a very good pic, but it'll hafta suffice for now.  $45 (US) for the lot. 
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Here's another gauge...older and "cooler", just not quite as big.  I like that it measures "Altitude".  Perfect for some airship device, no?  (Cost me around $10 (US) if I remember correctly. This one was a true "flea market" find.
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Finally, the REAL beauty of the bunch (and a legit "flea market" find).  It's MASSIVE, brass and a "Marsh".  Kinda pricey...$50 (US)
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I have NO real idea what to do with ANY of these, but I'm afraid I've developed a "gauge addiction".  (it sounds better, I suppose, if I call it a collection, yes?)
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« Reply #2292 on: August 31, 2014, 06:59:25 pm »

Awesome gauges, Jimbits!

I went looking for a Furby (1st generation) but came back with a Nerf Furyfire.
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It's going to be my first Nerf mod. I'm going to roam the internet for a Furyfire internal review, to see what is possible. I don't want to take it apart with springs and bits flying off.  Grin
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« Reply #2293 on: August 31, 2014, 07:34:30 pm »

While going for more tobacco from the local paper shop I spotted that the charity shop has a box of 'music box' movements at £2 each... got to wait till tomorrow to see if they'll suit the 'dancing girls automaton I'm building.....fingers crossed!!!
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« Reply #2294 on: September 10, 2014, 12:49:07 am »

Picked up 10 of these for $4 each.  The white is alabaster and the rest is brass.  Fully functional as is, but I have no need for them as is.  Want to make something out of them.  Not sure what.

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« Reply #2295 on: September 10, 2014, 02:58:19 am »

I am sure you will think of something suitably mind-boggling, Maets!
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« Reply #2296 on: September 10, 2014, 12:33:50 pm »

Did somebody say 'rocket pack'?
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« Reply #2297 on: September 10, 2014, 12:40:14 pm »

I am sure you will think of something suitably mind-boggling, Maets!

Thanks

Did somebody say 'rocket pack'?

Although there is a look of a rocket nozzle, the alabaster shades are a bit on the heavy side.
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« Reply #2298 on: September 14, 2014, 07:15:31 pm »

And, while alabaster is rock, it can be a bit fragile.

Interesting find, that.  Do keep us posted.



Cheers!

Chas.
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« Reply #2299 on: September 15, 2014, 01:51:54 am »


Use the shades as ray gun nozzles and call them 'alablasters'.

 Grin
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