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« Reply #2375 on: April 19, 2015, 09:57:00 pm »

Car boot sale finds (batteries flat in camera, so Google images provied) :

Photographic contact printer (direct print of negative to paper at same size)


Megger HV insulation tester (mine is much rougher, badly cracked but repaired well).



GEC bc5445 radio (1954) - mine almost same condition, except for a piece cut out of base for a bodge electrical repair.



1930's speaker case - mine is very similar to this one!



Everything listed above - total cost £16   Grin
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« Reply #2376 on: April 20, 2015, 01:44:16 am »

That is some cool stuff.
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« Reply #2377 on: April 20, 2015, 12:54:58 pm »

Well done, Siliconous - some good buys there. I especially like the speaker.
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« Reply #2378 on: April 20, 2015, 05:06:50 pm »

While trawling the local car boot yesterday, I found a watch with an intriguing digital screen which you can programm to display messages. The chap had only worn it once and could not get his head round the programming. Bought it for £10 and once home looked it up on line - turns out it's a Black Dice Guru, gold plated special edition which retails at£150!!
It may not be the Fabarge or Lalique that I always hope for, but I love it and am chuffed to bits.
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« Reply #2379 on: April 20, 2015, 05:16:10 pm »

well done my dear, exquisite find!
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« Reply #2380 on: April 20, 2015, 07:57:43 pm »

Bought it for £10 and once home looked it up on line - turns out it's a Black Dice Guru, gold plated special edition which retails at£150!!


Heh, nice one!  Grin

You gotta love the car boots, always something cool to be found! Smiley
I usually wait around until the sellers pack up and leave, they always dump the unsold stuff on the field and I scavenge the good bits for projects. Some smash everything though, if they can't have the money then you're not getting it for free... Roll Eyes Seen some lovely antique stuff smashed up - some worth real good money! Idiots. With my last trip I gained a brand new unused mini fridge for free - sadly the berk used it to smash everything else (including glass...). Not really a problem though, all he did was  break the door catch (barely even scratched it!). Easy fix.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2381 on: April 20, 2015, 09:28:22 pm »

Thank you!
I have now programmed it to show the time followed by the message TIME FOR TEA.
Daft I know, but I love it.
( Still hold out hopes for that elusive piece of Faberge though.............)
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« Reply #2382 on: April 26, 2015, 05:20:49 pm »

Latest finds from Otley
Total Cost: £ 13.50

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« Reply #2383 on: April 30, 2015, 02:00:54 pm »

I'm going to a MAJOR flea market tomorrow but, in the meantime I'll share these MINOR items (compared to some of the amazing stuff others are finding and which I hope to find tomorrow).

Snagged these four yesterday @ 50 cents (US) each. hehehe I can almost hear the paint can rattling now! 
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« Reply #2384 on: May 03, 2015, 07:19:12 pm »

A few bits found at Johnson's of Leeds well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Anti-clockwise
A brass thermometer holder
A complete set of alphabet punches
2x 2 inch dia pressure gauges
2x Optical prisms

£28 the lot

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« Reply #2385 on: May 03, 2015, 10:59:55 pm »

Nice haul

I spent the day at a bunch of little flea markets and go just about nothing. Nice day to drive around with the wife, though.
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« Reply #2386 on: May 04, 2015, 04:04:48 am »

Anti-clockwise?
Oh, you mean no gears and such. Wink
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« Reply #2387 on: May 09, 2015, 01:50:48 pm »

Found these two at a 'Vide Grenier' or table top sale last weekend, here in Brittany...











Both in brass, the first one is period and about 1930-40 I think, and the second one is an older repro, just fell
for the patina on both!

Paid €40,00 for the piano lamp, and the grand total of €5,00 for the Student reflector lamp!
Too old fashioned for our sitting room, but must fit in with someones decor!
I'll stick them on my Etsy store soon....
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« Reply #2388 on: May 10, 2015, 08:34:59 am »

Found these two at a 'Vide Grenier' or table top sale last weekend, here in Brittany...











Both in brass, the first one is period and about 1930-40 I think, and the second one is an older repro, just fell
for the patina on both!

Paid €40,00 for the piano lamp, and the grand total of €5,00 for the Student reflector lamp!
Too old fashioned for our sitting room, but must fit in with someones decor!
I'll stick them on my Etsy store soon....


Worth every penny just for the brass ball and socket light fitting alone.
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« Reply #2389 on: May 16, 2015, 07:45:07 pm »

Took at trip to Sheffield came back with this lot

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« Reply #2390 on: May 18, 2015, 01:24:26 am »

That's an interesting looking test tube type deal there. Any idea what it's used for?
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« Reply #2391 on: May 18, 2015, 02:09:12 am »

That's an interesting looking test tube type deal there. Any idea what it's used for?
It looks like the tube used for the "salt bridge" between electrochemical half-cells.
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« Reply #2392 on: May 18, 2015, 07:34:04 pm »

No idea what the tube is for it came from a place that mainly deals in re-claimed timber, they'd recently cleared a school science lab. I will be going back at some point with a bigger rucksack, they had a lot of old quick-fit apparatus. 
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« Reply #2393 on: May 18, 2015, 08:18:30 pm »

Not necessarily Steampunk but I managed to pick up a copy of "The Home Handyman: 1001 jobs for the home simplified" (it's a 1930's DIY manual) for 3 quid in a charity shop a couple of weeks (lots of lovely projects and ideas in there along with some practical advice and plenty of stuff I AM NOT going to try myself, like gas fitting).

That's an interesting looking test tube type deal there. Any idea what it's used for?
It looks like the tube used for the "salt bridge" between electrochemical half-cells.

Well if I remember my school science lessons correctly (the stands and clamps look surprisingly like the stuff we used, whereabouts in sheffield were you?) a 'U' shaped tube like that was used in a particular method of passing gas through a liquid.
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« Reply #2394 on: May 19, 2015, 01:51:10 pm »

Took at trip to Sheffield came back with this lot



I am trying to think of a clever retort in response to your photo...
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« Reply #2395 on: May 19, 2015, 07:09:34 pm »

Took at trip to Sheffield came back with this lot



I am trying to think of a clever retort in response to your photo...

You think he'd stand for a retort? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2396 on: May 19, 2015, 07:34:13 pm »

Took at trip to Sheffield came back with this lot



I am trying to think of a clever retort in response to your photo...

You think he'd stand for a retort? Roll Eyes

Just remember that all the good chemistry jokes Argon Smiley
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« Reply #2397 on: May 19, 2015, 10:53:35 pm »

Yes but they still get a reaction
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« Reply #2398 on: May 20, 2015, 03:02:48 pm »

That's just rather elementary in my opinion
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« Reply #2399 on: May 22, 2015, 10:01:21 pm »

This batch isn't as amazing as some of those above but, once I learn to braze, many of these pieces (along with dozens already on hand) will, I hope, find new life.

The "half-pipe" sitting upright inside the big gear is solid brass as is the valve on the far right.

I believe the big, black item in back is part of a (very large) hand water pump like one would use to pump water from a well.  It's about 16 inches tall and probably weighs 20 pounds

The gauges will (someday) have new (antique looking) faces and become part of a clock, lamp, weapon, etc.

Oh yes...I got it all for $25 (US).  hehehe
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