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Author Topic: Flea market Finds  (Read 283902 times)
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« Reply #2325 on: October 29, 2014, 05:05:05 pm »

Was given 20 leaded windows of various sizes, some Victorian, some 30's /40's today.

Still got to sort them out, clean them up and see where I may put them in the house.

I could feel a banging holes in walls attack in the near future, Oh dear  Roll Eyes

Free!! Yep, FREE! One happy bunny here..........  Grin
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« Reply #2326 on: October 30, 2014, 05:34:15 am »

You...Sir...well, you know the rest Wink.
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« Reply #2327 on: November 01, 2014, 10:29:54 am »

Was given 20 leaded windows of various sizes, some Victorian, some 30's /40's today.

Still got to sort them out, clean them up and see where I may put them in the house.

I could feel a banging holes in walls attack in the near future, Oh dear  Roll Eyes

Free!! Yep, FREE! One happy bunny here..........  Grin

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« Reply #2328 on: November 07, 2014, 12:32:59 am »

Just got this for $32 bucks.  Seems like a good deal.  Several ideas about what to make out of it.  Any input?

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« Reply #2329 on: November 07, 2014, 04:09:31 am »

oops...no pic!
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« Reply #2330 on: November 07, 2014, 04:19:36 am »

oops...no pic!

Thanks!  Its there now.
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« Reply #2331 on: November 07, 2014, 07:06:06 am »

If it's actually a working machine, change the paint job and make interesting steampunk motto/trinkets for it to dispense.

If it isn't working or repairable:-

1) Mad scientist lab device with a plasma ball in the centre of the glass section.

2) Dangerous plant forcing it's way out of the terrarium.
(see Victorian/Edwardian Aspidistras, Audrey 2 from Little Shop Of Horrors, Things in Jars and Herbert West's Lovecraftian creations for inspiration)
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« Reply #2332 on: November 07, 2014, 09:24:28 am »

Just got this for $32 bucks.  Seems like a good deal.  Several ideas about what to make out of it.  Any input?





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« Reply #2333 on: November 07, 2014, 01:12:27 pm »

It sort of works.  There is something wrong with the mechanism.  First step will be to take it apart and see what is going on.

Some good ideas.  Going to think on this one for awhile.  Appreciate all of the input.
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« Reply #2334 on: November 22, 2014, 12:01:14 am »

With the temperature hovering around freezing, I didn't really expect to find many/any garage sales in town and, once I found one, didn't expect to find anything to buy.  I was wrong.
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My total for these three?  $1.50 (US).  All in rough shape, but that's ok!

Picture quality is lacking, sorry.  The Daisy (bottom) has a plastic stock, but still...for 50 cents!  the lock works on the middle gun.  Can anyone ID the top gun for me?  I find no marks.
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« Reply #2335 on: November 22, 2014, 01:23:27 am »

Not a flea market find, but a lovely small water valve with wheel - off the old water system. The gardener was going to toss it, but I salvaged it from the bin just in time!
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« Reply #2336 on: December 12, 2014, 01:42:00 pm »

Not a flea market find, but on Wednesday I randomly found a 1971 copy of Mao's Little Red Book in Mandarin in a used books store here in my city. And it only cost me a fiver.



Please excuse my dirty fingernails, I took this picture after doing some yard work that had to be done.
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« Reply #2337 on: December 14, 2014, 06:33:13 pm »

I found a copy of The Island at the Top of the World yesterday.  It is about as steamy a movie as you can find.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjHnvAHr3is

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« Reply #2338 on: December 15, 2014, 12:01:02 am »

Ebay, not flea market, but I scored a pair of antique pince nez glasses for under $20 including postage. Not the actual glasses, but in the style pictured below which apparently started being common about 1880. Debating whether to have my bifocal script put in them, or just my reading script to save money. An interesting source of info on pince nez here if anyone is interested: http://pincenez1.blogspot.com/


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« Reply #2339 on: December 17, 2014, 09:39:16 pm »

Will they punk?

Found these two pieces today...$8 (US) total. 

The first (at left in this photo) is, obviously, a mounted gauge. Since I'm not too bright, I'm not sure what the original purpose was.  The iron frame makes this HEAVY.  I'm thinking that, with all sorts of accoutrements of course, this might become a timepiece or light fixture of some sort.  Other ideas?
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The second piece is, to me, more intriguing.  It's some sort of hood with an access hatch.  Thick metal as well (and very dusty, as can be seen in several of the shots).  The hatch has a GREAT little latch.  I'll remove the orange tab, of course.  So...what should THIS become (assuming I had the skills to make it happen)?  Before any of you suggest it, I'll remind you it's a little heavy for a helmet!  Grin
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« Reply #2340 on: December 20, 2014, 10:20:50 am »

Item 1 appears to be a pressure gauge with a "water separator" for a fixed ( ie wall-mounted) compressed air line, as used in a shop.

Item 2 is obviously the Great Oz' prototype for the Tin Man's New Head - the hatch gave access to put in the new brain ,and allows access for periodic maintenance - oiling, buffing, and chlorinating...

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« Reply #2341 on: December 20, 2014, 11:33:16 pm »

Well, I found a little desk clock.  It had a mount that got me curious - then I realized that it had a made-up wooden base, that the original mount was intended to fit on a car's steering column.

The clock itself, without the mount, looks like this one:



The difference is that the wording is "Waltham Watch Co." instead of just "Waltham".  See my post in "Chronautomata" for identification inquiry.



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« Reply #2342 on: December 31, 2014, 10:09:14 am »

In the 2nd hand Hospice shop.

Promaster SystemPro Clamper



Mint for 2 dollars.
The lady asked what it was for.
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« Reply #2343 on: December 31, 2014, 01:19:46 pm »

Did you tell her?
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« Reply #2344 on: December 31, 2014, 06:32:19 pm »

Yes, and told her it was a good buy.
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« Reply #2345 on: January 02, 2015, 06:37:02 pm »

I was fortunate to find not one, not two, but FIVE of these lamps (@ $1.50 US each) in a thrift store today.
There all in great shape and constructed of copper (colored) metal.  I figure a gauge or two, some copper tubing,
some Edison-type bulbs, an antique radio knob to cover the switch and something "punky" to hide the socket and I'm good to go!
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« Reply #2346 on: January 05, 2015, 12:45:20 pm »

Hi Guys...
I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one of these:


Here’s mine Smiley
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« Reply #2347 on: January 06, 2015, 10:27:11 am »

A genuine local find, this hall runner c 1920’s- early 30’s.
Goes under my vintage timber radio collection Smiley

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« Reply #2348 on: January 06, 2015, 11:29:19 am »

That is really nice art, Art!
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« Reply #2349 on: January 07, 2015, 12:18:51 pm »


Lol, it goes on the floor not the wall Cheesy
I’m hoping to get hold of a similar one with bolder colours when a friend of mine renovates her colonial house.

That is really nice art, Art!
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