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Author Topic: Flea market Finds  (Read 277209 times)
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« Reply #2300 on: September 15, 2014, 09:45:31 am »

How about a Light fountain or Tesla spark fountain set up the fittings as if they were part of a Water feature but then use light and/or sparks for the display.
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« Reply #2301 on: September 15, 2014, 11:55:15 pm »


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

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Good one. 

I am using the brass bits for a rocket pack.  No use for the alabaster yet.
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« Reply #2302 on: September 16, 2014, 12:14:17 am »


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

 Grin


Good one. 

I am using the brass bits for a rocket pack.  No use for the alabaster yet.




Maybe as the tops of "energy jars" on either side of the barrel of a rather large shoulder-type blaster cannon, a la Herr Doctor's blunderbuss blaster thing of a couple of years ago?

Or maybe I'm mis-remembering...




Ah. of course, they were side-by-side, weren't they?


(My apologies for commandeering your pic, Doc)


Anyway, since they're bound to be larger, a bazooka-style weapon might look better with such large cells. Your Mileage May Vary.
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« Reply #2303 on: October 02, 2014, 06:10:32 pm »

Not exactly a flea market find but today I got a donation of materials I 'might find useful' in the post.... 12 Kg or so, the preliminary sort through as I unpacked it revealed about 10 pieces of 'bar-stock' steel, large quantities of costume jewellery including some that won't take much to turn into steampunk pieces, some small diameter copper pipe, a sheet of wrapping paper with a Mucha design (must find where to get that as would make lovely bags for my jewellery), small brass hinges and plenty more.

The same person has another package to send which is an engineers cabinet with various tools etc in.
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« Reply #2304 on: October 08, 2014, 12:44:32 am »

Had a pretty good weekend.  Found this bunch for $40 (US).  7 more gauges 'cuz we all know I need more GAUGES! (I think I'm up to 36 now, sigh.  I may have a SERIOUS problem).

and this for a dollar. (because...GAUGE!...and functioning valves)


ONE of these days I really AM going to build some more stuff...REALLY!!!
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« Reply #2305 on: October 08, 2014, 12:54:48 am »

Nice haul.
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« Reply #2306 on: October 08, 2014, 03:11:03 am »

  7 more gauges 'cuz we all know I need more GAUGES! (I think I'm up to 36 now, sigh.  I may have a SERIOUS problem).


We'll have to have a professional in to gauge your addiction...
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« Reply #2307 on: October 08, 2014, 03:20:27 am »


and this for a dollar. (because...GAUGE!...and functioning valves)


ONE of these days I really AM going to build some more stuff...REALLY!!!

That thing already looks like some sort of weapon.
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« Reply #2308 on: October 08, 2014, 04:05:26 am »


and this for a dollar. (because...GAUGE!...and functioning valves)


ONE of these days I really AM going to build some more stuff...REALLY!!!

That thing already looks like some sort of weapon.
Yes!  I noticed the same thing, but only after I rotated the (original) photo (and then, the item in real life) 90 degrees!  I think I'll pursue that...a rifle stock, a barrel extension (or two!) some wires and tubes and...oh yes, GAUGES, perhaps, and I should be good to go!
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« Reply #2309 on: October 08, 2014, 07:05:45 am »

Had a pretty good weekend.  Found this bunch for $40 (US).  7 more gauges 'cuz we all know I need more GAUGES! (I think I'm up to 36 now, sigh.  I may have a SERIOUS problem).

and this for a dollar. (because...GAUGE!...and functioning valves)


ONE of these days I really AM going to build some more stuff...REALLY!!!

The bottom picture looks like the start of either a pneumatic Sten or an arm with a silencer...
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« Reply #2310 on: October 08, 2014, 04:07:26 pm »


The bottom picture looks like the start of either a pneumatic Sten or an arm with a silencer...
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« Reply #2311 on: October 08, 2014, 08:57:52 pm »



The bottom picture looks like the start of either a pneumatic Sten or an arm with a silencer...
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To continue on this theme...I'm NOW envisioning the possibility of "rolling" this device 90 degrees on its short axis...so the gauge is facing up.  THEN mounting it on a tripod (after, of course, adding all sorts of accoutrements, including, probably, a barrel jacket).

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« Reply #2312 on: October 08, 2014, 09:11:04 pm »

The advantage of holding something in your hands is you can turn it round and suddenly it suggests something you didn't see at first.
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« Reply #2313 on: October 09, 2014, 12:36:32 am »

Major day at the flea market.  Over 50 pieces for future builds. 

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« Reply #2314 on: October 09, 2014, 01:03:59 am »

STUNNING!  (ya gonna need all those gauges?  Grin)
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« Reply #2315 on: October 09, 2014, 04:28:14 am »

HORNS!
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« Reply #2316 on: October 09, 2014, 10:43:53 am »






Gosh - I had the exact same tank.



Used it on my old rocket pack.
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« Reply #2317 on: October 09, 2014, 02:24:32 pm »

Major day at the flea market.  Over 50 pieces for future builds. 



Are those drive-in speakers?
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« Reply #2318 on: October 09, 2014, 02:48:36 pm »

STUNNING!  (ya gonna need all those gauges?  Grin)

You can never have enough gauges

HORNS!

Future iPod speakers all


Are those drive-in speakers?

Yep!


They'll look something like this when done.
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« Reply #2319 on: October 13, 2014, 05:06:53 am »

I got a folding chair.

A folding camp chair.

Looks very much like this one:



or like these, especially the one on the right:



Solid maple, it looks like, and in very good shape.  Unfortunately, the cloth is not original, and the wood has been refinished - it looks like a modern polyurethane finish, and I may have to get it off of there.

With an appropriately replaced seat, I have seen these go for three to five hundred dollars; I can easily replace the seat for about ten bucks.  Which would be about twice what I paid for it at a charity shop today.  Yes, the price tag says $4.95.  I think that counts as a "score", oui?


Cheers!

Chas.


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« Reply #2320 on: October 13, 2014, 06:10:51 pm »

I got a folding chair.

A folding camp chair.

Looks very much like this one:



or like these, especially the one on the right:



Solid maple, it looks like, and in very good shape.  Unfortunately, the cloth is not original, and the wood has been refinished - it looks like a modern polyurethane finish, and I may have to get it off of there.

With an appropriately replaced seat, I have seen these go for three to five hundred dollars; I can easily replace the seat for about ten bucks.  Which would be about twice what I paid for it at a charity shop today.  Yes, the price tag says $4.95.  I think that counts as a "score", oui?


Cheers!

Chas.



OUI!  Great find!  Congratulations!
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« Reply #2321 on: October 18, 2014, 01:02:51 pm »

Greetings!
I recently bought this (who doesn't want a bottle that says, I believe, "open in case of disaster".
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Does anybody know when it is from and what it was used for?
I was quite intrigued by the fact that an emergency bottle would only have a simple cork.


Thanks in advance for any help with identifying it

JH


P.s. If it might help it has a small "1" in relief on the underside
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« Reply #2322 on: October 20, 2014, 08:52:59 pm »

Greetings!
I recently bought this (who doesn't want a bottle that says, I believe, "open in case of disaster".
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Does anybody know when it is from and what it was used for?
I was quite intrigued by the fact that an emergency bottle would only have a simple cork.


Thanks in advance for any help with identifying it

JH


P.s. If it might help it has a small "1" in relief on the underside


You are right. That's what it says in German.
It is just a prank container. The '1' stands for the amount of liquid they can contain. You can put anything you like in it.
A bit like these:




PS: I'm Dutch, not German. Grin
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« Reply #2323 on: October 20, 2014, 09:50:42 pm »


Also, does anyone know what this is? There's a bag full of them in singles, duos and triples like this:



They are not trimpots nor inductors as previous mentioned.
They are older variable capacitors used in radio's and transmitters
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« Reply #2324 on: October 22, 2014, 08:19:33 pm »

Having done 1/3rd of the local charity shops my haul includes over 20 copies of Fortean Times (including the issue with the feature on Steampunk), the ubiquitous candle stick (brass and wood this time and won't need much work on my lathe to produce 2 items), 50 brass 'stand offs', and a few other bits and pieces.
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