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« Reply #2350 on: January 10, 2015, 12:00:56 pm »


Very nice bit of rug there Art - although more 'Arts and Crafts' than just Art.
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« Reply #2351 on: February 16, 2015, 07:43:48 pm »

Not a shop find, this was a 'dumped in a back lane' find - a nice framed print of "Bal du moulin de la Galette" by Renoir.
Price: FREE!  Grin

Quite happy with this, it fits in nicely with the other Victorian era art prints I've picked up in charity shops over the past few years, for my front room. The frame is a little damaged here and there (only minor scrapes), but nothing a touch-up with a bit of gold paint won't sort out. And you can't beat the price...   Cheesy
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« Reply #2352 on: March 01, 2015, 07:19:57 pm »







£20 from the carboot, i'm rather taken even if it is rather long.
thoughts?
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« Reply #2353 on: March 01, 2015, 07:40:01 pm »

Links no worky. Undecided

Here is an example from your publicly available images (don't know what you were trying to show above), note how the image link looks - you need to use a direct link to the image (shared links on right side of screen in photobucket) then add the [ img] tags in your post.

link:
http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag37/DeadboltVulpoon/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150301_14_21_14_Pro_zpseqytoxjm.jpg


result:
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« Reply #2354 on: March 01, 2015, 08:18:10 pm »

thanks
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« Reply #2355 on: March 01, 2015, 08:21:54 pm »





done properly now, what do you think?
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« Reply #2356 on: March 04, 2015, 08:42:35 pm »

Got this from a junk shop in Leeds £6 I believe it is a gas poker but I'm not sure
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« Reply #2357 on: March 11, 2015, 09:31:28 pm »

no pic as it's being worked on but i picked up a compressed air tool for £5. turning it into a very, do the job, not for looks raygun Smiley
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« Reply #2358 on: March 29, 2015, 08:04:24 pm »






very battered 1880/90 silk tophat i really like the battered look for some reason, cost me £5.
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« Reply #2359 on: March 30, 2015, 10:36:32 am »

The more battered the better I say.
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« Reply #2360 on: March 30, 2015, 10:55:40 am »

agreed though if it gets much worse i'll need to find somewhere to have it refurbished
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« Reply #2361 on: March 30, 2015, 07:36:44 pm »

agreed though if it gets much worse i'll need to find somewhere to have it refurbished

Forget that, just buy five new ones - it'll cost you less!  Undecided

However you can stabilise the silk with a coating of 'Hair Lacquer' or starch, not too much, but try to get it to penetrate the top layer. It also looks like you are missing some of the brim edge ribbon - black grosgrain ribbon is easy to find, and that will help strengthen the weak fabric on the edge. I'm unsure if your original was glued or sewn on, but you should try to copy whatever is original - for glue use a thin water based glue like PVA.
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« Reply #2362 on: March 30, 2015, 08:33:12 pm »

thanks Smiley
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« Reply #2363 on: April 04, 2015, 01:16:24 am »

Odd find at a comic show in Dayton, Ohio last weekend: A book titled "Dave Dashaway and his Giant Airship". It had the appearance of a Stratemeyer Syndicate series book, like Tom Swift or the Hardy Boys.

The cover depicted not an airship but a World War II era airplane. An internet search revealed that this same cover illustration was used for the entire series:

(not my photos)

The airplane on the cover is an anachronism in a book with a title like that. Google search also turned up this:


It seems that the book, originally published in 1913, was popular enough to stay in print for decades, and the publisher eventually updated the cover art from a Wright Brothers era plane to a World War II era plane.
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« Reply #2364 on: April 06, 2015, 09:56:44 pm »

picked up some beautiful goggles that formed the base of my wasteland wear project (thread in tactile)


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« Reply #2365 on: April 10, 2015, 01:35:07 pm »

Went forward in time to tomorrows ex science laboratory garage sale.

My friend advertised the event on Facebook and there are currently 1001 people planning to attend.

Lucky for me I got in early during the week and picked the eyes out of it.



All the good gear will remain as is - the brass lenses will be used for goggles, one has a working iris shutter.
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« Reply #2366 on: April 11, 2015, 12:38:28 am »

Went forward in time to tomorrows ex science laboratory garage sale.

My friend advertised the event on Facebook and there are currently 1001 people planning to attend.

Lucky for me I got in early during the week and picked the eyes out of it.



All the good gear will remain as is - the brass lenses will be used for goggles, one has a working iris shutter.


UN BE LIEV A BLE!!!
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« Reply #2367 on: April 11, 2015, 01:25:20 am »

Great find.
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« Reply #2368 on: April 11, 2015, 02:06:41 am »

Just promise NOT to send the to Bad Dog here on the forum - he has more than his fair share of the good stuff.  Grin

(As much as I love his work, I whimper everytime he destroys some lovely bit of old lab kit to produce his equally awesome stuff. Undecided  )

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« Reply #2369 on: April 11, 2015, 04:09:14 am »

Ditto.
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« Reply #2370 on: April 11, 2015, 04:48:00 pm »

Fairly mundane, but I know some steamy folk like big wrenches.  Found these yesterday.  All four for ONE dollar (US).  The key gives some scale.  The BIG BOY is 16 inches long.  Biggest one _I_ own.
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« Reply #2371 on: April 12, 2015, 06:41:07 pm »


Charity shop find £5

Thinking add one of these http://www.lightingmatters.co.uk/catalogue_item.php?catID=5504&prodID=24770
and some of this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Red-7ft-Cloth-Covered-Twisted-Wire-Antique-Light-Restoration-Cord-Rewire-Lamp-/201324571127?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2edfe129f7
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« Reply #2372 on: April 12, 2015, 08:18:25 pm »

I just acquired an ancient brass car horn with a disintegrating rubber squeeze bulb. Are the bulbs difficult to replace?
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« Reply #2373 on: April 12, 2015, 11:40:18 pm »

Now, in this case didn't buy this, and I couldn't find a thread for it, but I really wanted to share it. I thought it was AWESOME!!!!

was in Victoria over the Easter break, and found this at an antique shop.

Crayfish skull, dissected. I tried to get some more photo's but, the attendant  didn't look too happy with me, so I just left it at one.
Would have LOVED to take it home, but I don't have that sort of money, and I don't think it would have survived the plane trip home..

I do love the description on the price tag!!



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« Reply #2374 on: April 13, 2015, 02:51:17 am »

I just acquired an ancient brass car horn with a disintegrating rubber squeeze bulb. Are the bulbs difficult to replace?

There are replacements out there.
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