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« Reply #2425 on: August 14, 2015, 10:16:36 pm »

I found some photos of the car taken apart so that you can see the mechanism. I think that I am going to need a couple of metal slim jims to get the plastic wings to pop back into place. I have two of these cars in this condition
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« Reply #2426 on: August 18, 2015, 12:23:06 pm »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tackle-garage-clutter_55ce38b8e4b0ab468d9d4535?kvcommref=mostpopular

"4 Things In Your Garage You Should Throw Out Today
It's time to tackle that junk haven once and for all."

Hopefully they end up in the hands of someone who knows what to do with such.
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« Reply #2427 on: August 29, 2015, 02:53:20 am »

Taking the slow way home, we stopped at a little antique shop in Bay City, Texas. We found some things that may be of interest to members here (which we couldn't afford, but someone here might).

Mason and Hamlin Antique Pump Organ
It works; the lady in the shop played a little bit for us. Not being an organ expert, I can't say what, if anything, is or is not wrong with it, but it looks like its got all the requisite parts, including the stool. The lady working today couldn't tell us the date, but a search online seems to indicate that the company stopped making organs (they focus on pianos, now) either late in the 19th or very early in the 20th century.
The one in the shop looks very similar to this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Masonhamlinorgan.JPG

I asked the lady about shipping overseas (or even here), so this may be a better deal for one of our musically-inclined members here in Texas or at least in reasonable driving distance.
Asking price $650, but "they may come down on the price". She told us that, if asked, they can (initially) offer a 10% discount (they seem open to some haggling).

The other two items which were well out of our price range but may be within fiscal realities for some of our members, are books, which she was fairly certain they could ship, even overseas.

Montague Summers, The Vampire, His Kith and Kin, 1928 (1st edition). There looks to be some slight water damage to a couple of the front pages and along the top edge of a few more. Asking price $900 (but again, this may be negotiable).

Charles Darwin, Origin of Species, or Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life, 1883 (7th edition?). Looks to be in better condition than the Summers book, but looks more fragile. Asking price $975 (again, negotiable, possibly).

They've got a lot of other really cool stuff. They handle estate sales, so I'm guessing that's where the higher-end stuff comes from.

If you have any questions, here's their contact information:
Bay City Antique Mall
1913 Seventh Street
Bay City, Texas  77414
979-245-4117 (shop)
979-479-3698 (cell)
e-mail:  bcamall2005@sbcglobal.net
Owners:  James & Lori Ann Collins

For the record, I am in no way associated with this business, and in fact had never set foot in it before today. But the stuff was cool, and I thought I should share. I also have no idea what any of these things are actually worth, so you'll need to do your own research before you contact them.

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« Reply #2428 on: September 01, 2015, 12:35:40 am »

Picked up a very nice trombone, eagle head bookends, and a copper float about 12" in diameter at an antique store near me.  Float will be perfect for a gas bag on an airship.  The eagle heads will be perfect for a larger airship bow, and the trombone is perfect for an iPod speaker.
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« Reply #2429 on: September 17, 2015, 02:13:59 am »

Real porthole.  17 inches across.  Doesn't look like brass, but it is.  In the process of cleaning it now.  Not sure exactly what I will do with it.  Very heavy.





I think I just found the perfect use for this.  I'll update if it works out.
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« Reply #2430 on: September 18, 2015, 12:04:39 am »

Not from a flea market, but almost as good:

The 40th Anniversary edition, complete series of The Wild, Wild, West, including the two TV reunion movies, from Half-Price Books for $30 (normally $98-99; even if you can find a sale at Amazon or Barnes & Noble it's only knocked down to around $75-79). Robert Conrad introduces each episode (I did not know that Ross Martin had been a concert violinist at one point!).

(The image is HUGE, hence the spoiler.)
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« Reply #2431 on: September 20, 2015, 07:23:14 pm »

Charity shop find, oak base and real glass (not plastic), £2.50 I sure this will make a nice display case for something.

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« Reply #2432 on: September 21, 2015, 12:31:09 am »

Charity shop find, oak base and real glass (not plastic), £2.50 I sure this will make a nice display case for something.



It would make a nice display case for a block of cheese.
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« Reply #2433 on: September 21, 2015, 01:21:32 am »

My thoughts exactly, RJ! Cheesy
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« Reply #2434 on: September 21, 2015, 04:11:39 am »

A cheese...from beyond time!

Seems a shame to waste a real glass dome on "mere" cheese, 'though...

A triffid growing from the cheese...?
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« Reply #2435 on: September 22, 2015, 07:17:21 am »

Unless you modify the logo, you are morally obligated to disply something tasty!
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« Reply #2436 on: September 22, 2015, 05:16:47 pm »

Unless you modify the logo, you are morally obligated to disply something tasty!
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« Reply #2437 on: September 25, 2015, 06:44:21 pm »

Unless you modify the logo, you are morally obligated to disply something tasty!
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The logo has already gone a quick sandpaper job as I'm planning to stain the base
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« Reply #2438 on: September 25, 2015, 11:09:09 pm »

Make projects that fit the space but don't glue them down.  Then you can change what's in the case whenever you want. We're coming up to Halloween so lots of the cheap shops have things that make an instant display with just a little adjustment.
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« Reply #2439 on: September 25, 2015, 11:12:47 pm »

I hit a few garage sales this a.m.  At one of them I saw a garbage can filled with pipes, including these copper pipes.  I said, "I don't see prices on the pipes". 

I left with these 12 pieces of various lengths (the hedge trimmers are for perspective).  I put the bend in the long one (8 or 10 feet long) 'cuz it's the only way it'd go in my vehicle.

Oh yeah...I forgot to tell you their answer on price..."Free!"  bwahaha!!!
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« Reply #2440 on: September 26, 2015, 02:00:20 am »

Lucky strike, jimbits, now let's see what you make of 'em!
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« Reply #2441 on: September 26, 2015, 07:25:06 pm »

A trip to Sheffield:

3 Leather belts (couldn't say no at 99p each)
A brass spice grinder / raygun body
A wooden salt and pepper set / 2 raygun handles
Two steel try-squares
A small blank book
Three small laboratory glass thingys (technical term)
A cast iron valve handle
A brass disc (not sure what this is off but I think I've seen on on something)
Five small clamp things (for isolating hoses)

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« Reply #2442 on: September 26, 2015, 09:09:25 pm »

No pics?
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« Reply #2443 on: October 04, 2015, 10:05:53 pm »

Out garage sailing and antiquing yesterday and came across these vintage spec's

Now to get lenses cut with my prescription in them....toooooo cool!
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« Reply #2444 on: October 05, 2015, 03:36:08 am »

Out garage sailing and antiquing yesterday and came across these vintage spec's

Now to get lenses cut with my prescription in them....toooooo cool!


Nice!
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« Reply #2445 on: October 08, 2015, 12:34:03 am »

Out garage sailing and antiquing yesterday and came across these vintage spec's

Now to get lenses cut with my prescription in them....toooooo cool!

Found a pair of antique pince-nez similar to the sample in the middle of your lithographic image replete with a metal case and, fool that I am, left the store thinking the price was a tad steep. I also wanted to find out what it would cost for a grind to make them a light reading glass (about 1.25 or so) . When I returned to the shop, they had been sold. Curse you, linear causality! !
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« Reply #2446 on: October 09, 2015, 02:55:17 am »

Here is my take from yesterday at the Hershey Auto Fleamarket.

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« Reply #2447 on: October 09, 2015, 07:08:37 am »

I can see a blue airship there!!
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« Reply #2448 on: October 09, 2015, 05:14:50 pm »

I can see a blue airship there!!

Even better:- "a blue airship sarnie box".
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« Reply #2449 on: October 09, 2015, 07:23:19 pm »

What is is? A gas canister?
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