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« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2009, 10:23:29 pm »

GPO was what the uk Post Office used to be called.   They ran the phone system way back.    I suspect you may have some for of GPO engineers testing device there, or something modified into one.     50v is the "ring" voltage over here.
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« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2009, 01:20:19 am »

The best use is to get some really long spools of insulated small guage bell wire, attach a short length of chain to each end, put one spool over the port side and one over the starboard side and crank like heck. Depending upon the length of the bell wires and the depth of the fishing hole, one can come up with some sizable fish for a summer dinner.
Oh and, the things we did in the 50's remain in the 50's!

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« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2009, 09:50:40 pm »

The best use is to get some really long spools of insulated small guage bell wire, attach a short length of chain to each end, put one spool over the port side and one over the starboard side and crank like heck. Depending upon the length of the bell wires and the depth of the fishing hole, one can come up with some sizable fish for a summer dinner.
Oh and, the things we did in the 50's remain in the 50's!

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50 VAC is enough to stun fish? I was thinking of some sort of light, but have been unable to fine info for a AC to DC battery charging system that will work at 50v and charge for 10 min of light time. I may play with a wall transformer and LED set-up, but we'll see.

Any other suggested uses?
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« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2009, 02:41:23 am »

Found these at San Francisco Bay Area Markets :
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Excuse me, but is that a flyball-governed pith helmet on top of the chart cabinet?
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« Reply #54 on: February 10, 2009, 04:01:35 am »


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 see http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5806216 for the steam governor pith helmet ( General Wolseley or Empire style )
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« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2009, 04:12:01 am »




Excuse me, but is that a flyball-governed pith helmet on top of the chart cabinet?
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Sure is , I make them and sell them to raise funds for the the Neverwas Haul project ,
 see http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5806216 for the steam governor pith helmet ( General Wolseley or Empire style )
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What a fine enhancement! I must admit that my ungoverned pith does lead to erratic behavior. Especially on the playa!

I really enjoyed the fine array of piths that visited the Bomb Bay Tea Co. last year. Best playa headgear ever.

DB (The Commodore)

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« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2009, 12:28:33 am »

Not exactly flea market but I hit up an antique store and I found some interesting things. Sorry about bad pictures. I was sneaking them with my phone because I wasn't sure if crazy antique people would get mad if I took pictures.

Goggles(which sadly went unpurchased because they were in poor shape although that may change.)
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Old lighters and razers
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Wooden clockwork mechanism
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A wrench that I wanted but when I went back to grab it it was gone! *is still kicking self*
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Another wrench, that was slightly more pricey but also went missing.
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Old school blowtorch and soldering iron attachment.
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Cameras. Retro
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Steamy Fan
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Civil war revolver
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And a few scales
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Sure there were many more things but as I said the camera on my phone. That and half the time I was drooling.
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« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2009, 02:26:05 am »

Nice thing Tyren, and may I point out those goggles are Masonic hoodwink goggles, which are incredibly cool (I have a pair myself, but they are in even worse condition than the ones you photographed).
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« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2009, 02:33:41 am »

Nice thing Tyren, and may I point out those goggles are Masonic hoodwink goggles, which are incredibly cool (I have a pair myself, but they are in even worse condition than the ones you photographed).
Masonic hoodwink goggles? Does that mean I should get them...
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« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2009, 03:15:01 am »

Nice thing Tyren, and may I point out those goggles are Masonic hoodwink goggles, which are incredibly cool (I have a pair myself, but they are in even worse condition than the ones you photographed).
Masonic hoodwink goggles? Does that mean I should get them...

Yes if you want to start your own secret society , with blind folded initiations , or if like me you want to make yourself a Victorian " pearl sensitive" sunglasses   ( but then I only pay $1 for mine):
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« Reply #60 on: February 16, 2009, 03:24:05 am »

I was almost thinkign if I got them I could just cut slits in them. Like guards for the lenses but you can still see out of them. Dammit you're really making me regret not buying them...
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« Reply #61 on: February 16, 2009, 03:31:14 am »

I was almost thinkign if I got them I could just cut slits in them. Like guards for the lenses but you can still see out of them. Dammit you're really making me regret not buying them...

Right now on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-1800s-Masonic-Hoodwinks-Blinder-Goggles_W0QQitemZ320340401752QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item320340401752&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50
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« Reply #62 on: February 16, 2009, 03:33:57 am »

It won't come to ebay unless the ones I have a lead on vanished since yesterday.
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« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2009, 07:18:16 pm »

Nice thing Tyren, and may I point out those goggles are Masonic hoodwink goggles, which are incredibly cool (I have a pair myself, but they are in even worse condition than the ones you photographed).
Masonic hoodwink goggles? Does that mean I should get them...

Yes if you want to start your own secret society , with blind folded initiations , or if like me you want to make yourself a Victorian " pearl sensitive" sunglasses   ( but then I only pay $1 for mine):
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The "don't panic" painted on the inside is great.
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« Reply #64 on: February 18, 2009, 01:40:40 am »

Finally managed to upload my pics

My new goggles.
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« Reply #65 on: March 08, 2009, 10:16:37 am »

Big hunting weekend with a trip to the ever exciting Castlemaine 'Restorer's Barn', followed by a visit to the annual Ballarat Antique Fair, topped of with a personal tour of the best antique shop in Ballarat courtesy of resident steampunk maiden Lt.Lily Shaw, accompanied by her trusty beau the good captain.

Put it all together and the bits look like this:

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Mostly blunderbuss parts (the old drencher is going to be a great trigger mechanism).

Oh and I got one of these from the antique fair.

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Love them for parts storage, and I want a wall of them in my shed!
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« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2009, 12:19:19 pm »

Oh and I got one of these from the antique fair.

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Love them for parts storage, and I want a wall of them in my shed!

Glad to see we are on the same wavelength (yet again Cheesy). I have also started plans for my Wall of Drawers (WoD), I hope to have them in varying sizes as well.
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« Reply #67 on: March 08, 2009, 10:00:52 pm »

Kodak Junior six-16 series II with original box and manual, in working condition. Paid $10 US.

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« Reply #68 on: March 08, 2009, 10:48:59 pm »

Kodak Junior six-16 series II with original box and manual, in working condition. Paid $10 US.

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Nice. And, while 616 film is nearly (if not entirely) unobtainable, it is possible to use available 120 film in it, with some minor and non-permanent modifications. That is, assuming it remains light-tight. You'll get 5 more-or-less panoramic shots on a roll. Use Google-fu or I can give you some links (there are a few ways to do it).

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« Reply #69 on: March 09, 2009, 01:46:00 am »

Aw, not available huh? I was really hoping to take pictures and have them turn out as they would have originally.
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« Reply #70 on: March 09, 2009, 02:52:04 am »

616 film happens to be 70mm wide, and 70mm film is still available. The problem is it only comes in huge bulk rolls. First it has to be cut to length, then taped at one end to a strip of opaque backing paper (it is simplest to use paper from an original 616 roll, if you can find some in good shape, otherwise appropriate paper has to be acquired and cut to length and width, and also numbered in the appropriate places). Then you would wind this onto a 616 spool (these can be found on eBay, for several dollars apiece). This all has to be done in total darkness, BTW. Well, not cutting the paper of course.

You'll almost certainly have to develop it yourself, though you might luck out on that. You'll need a tank that can accommodate it - these can be found.

Another possibility is to find some 616 on eBay or somewhere. It does show up occasionally. However, as it was last made 25 years ago, it will not be in tiptop shape Wink. Best would be to find some that has been frozen since then. Even then, it won't be perfect, but could be pretty good - maybe. It's likely to bring in a pretty good price, too.

If you manage to find some frozen film, it had better be black-and-white, because a) the dyes in color film deteriorate faster than the emulsion, and b) it's nearly impossible to find a processor - and it will be very expensive if you do. However, with the exception of Kodachrome type films, it's usually possible to process old color film as black-and-white. If the negatives turn out to be really good, it might even be worthwhile redeveloping them as color. Color processing is pretty finicky stuff, though.

Now, last I looked, there was at least one, maybe two, companies that did respool 70mm. The price was astronomical. I have also heard of getting unbacked 70mm film in 616-length strips, but I don't know offhand if anyone is supplying it currently.

Your best bet, as I said before, is to use 120 film. Homemade adaptors aren't that hard to make. Google for 616 film and you'll find a lot of variations and other advice.
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« Reply #71 on: March 09, 2009, 07:13:03 am »

Just thought I would post some possible ray gun making finds from the weekend found at the Salvation Army and a yard sale for about $10. The wrench was just neat.

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« Reply #72 on: March 09, 2009, 09:47:24 am »

Kodak Junior six-16 series II with original box and manual, in working condition. Paid $10 US.

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Personally, I think that camera would make a good base to build a functional digital camera from.  Just shop about for a small cheap / old digital camera without an LCD display (even one of those £10 mini keychain types could work - if you don't mind 640 x 480 res), install the guts into the case, and position the CCD / CMOS sensor in line with the lens.  Then set the shutter to be fully open, and mount the digital camera's button on the outside of the case somewhere - it may even be possible to connect it up to the internal shutter mechanism. The camera will look pretty much stock then.  Smiley

I should put my money where my mouth is, I have one of those cameras about (or something very similar), just have to find where it's "safely put away".... (along with two or three Box Brownie types).

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« Reply #73 on: March 10, 2009, 04:40:42 am »

Nice thing Tyren, and may I point out those goggles are Masonic hoodwink goggles, which are incredibly cool (I have a pair myself, but they are in even worse condition than the ones you photographed).


Actually, those were used for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for initiations.  For our hoodwink we've always used a something that's half blindfold, half eyemask.  It looks something like this:



Much less cool.
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« Reply #74 on: March 10, 2009, 05:09:45 am »

Mine are actually comign together pretty well. I removed the messed up leather and a belt from goodwill....whats left of it from another project, has been sacrificed to replace it. Also I have like a lfeece I found to put on the back of them. Just a bit more sewing and all I'll have to worry about will be the lenses. I just wish my dad hadn't taken his poprivet gun...
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