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« Reply #600 on: April 11, 2010, 09:19:55 pm »

Drooolllll......

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« Reply #601 on: April 12, 2010, 12:30:42 am »

I had some luck at the market yesterday.

$3 got me a pressure gauge from an oxygen pump (two dials), which appear to be brass underneath the grime, and a third pressure gauge on its own. They guy had them in an "it's been in my cellar for too long" box. I was quite happy with that. A few other bits and pieces (which were a harder bargain) from another store got me full of ideas.

Pictures to come when my camera has charged.
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« Reply #602 on: April 12, 2010, 01:08:14 am »

Went to a large flea market/collectables sale yesterday, overall very disappointing. Only 2 stalls where I bought anything but pleased with my purchases.
 
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I believe it may be a Victorian field microscope?

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5 for £10 a bargain or what?

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A couple of gas fittings and part of a lamp.

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No idea what this is, it's about 3" tall x 1" dia. May have held something mundane like an egg timer?


Well colour me jealous! Those are great finds. The microscope is a students microscope, probably of French origin. And never call the sand/egg timer mundane, back in the hey day they were the height of technology, and treated with the utmost reverence! Hard to tell the age of yours from the photo, around the 1920's nurses carried timers that looked similar to that.
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« Reply #603 on: April 13, 2010, 04:05:19 pm »


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Well colour me jealous! Those are great finds. The microscope is a students microscope, probably of French origin. And never call the sand/egg timer mundane, back in the hey day they were the height of technology, and treated with the utmost reverence! Hard to tell the age of yours from the photo, around the 1920's nurses carried timers that looked similar to that.
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Would that be the same colour as envy?
I wont be altering the microscope, it will go on display with my bunsen burner.
Here are three recent finds.
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« Reply #604 on: April 15, 2010, 01:43:50 am »

My recent finds mentioned above. These together cost me $3. They need a bit of cleaning, but I think at least the big one might be brass under all that crap, and a layer of plating.

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« Reply #605 on: April 15, 2010, 05:41:48 am »

That is an unusual knob. Beautiful.
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« Reply #606 on: April 15, 2010, 08:45:56 am »

That is an unusual knob. Beautiful.

Thats what SHE said.
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« Reply #607 on: April 16, 2010, 05:52:51 am »

I was allready afraid of being misinterpreted there. I even had a quick dictionary search before i wrote that down. Grin

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« Reply #608 on: April 17, 2010, 05:04:57 pm »

Today's find, no plans for it, just couldn't resist.

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« Reply #609 on: April 17, 2010, 09:11:27 pm »

Oooooh, I'd buy the keys off you!
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« Reply #610 on: April 18, 2010, 08:13:42 pm »

very nice, Mr Cooper.

Where's your flea market of choice, if you don't mind me asking?
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« Reply #611 on: April 18, 2010, 08:31:11 pm »

very nice, Mr Cooper.

Where's your flea market of choice, if you don't mind me asking?
I fear "flea market is something of a misnomer in my neck of the woods of late. Some of my finds were made at the recent flea market at Malvern, though most are made at local charity shops which seem to be the only growth market these days. The nearest 5 towns have between them a total of 35 charity shops. The problem is they have deposed the "junk shop" of old in which everything had a price if it stayed still long enough. The charity shops presumably  bin what they consider to be junk.
They typewriter was bought at the antiques centre in High Town Bridgnorth Shropshire, where I am a frequent visitor. There is also a boot sale/flea market there on Saturdays.
I'm also a quite regular visitor to the antiques centre in Church Stretton Shropshire.
Now I've let the cat out of the bag.
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« Reply #612 on: April 18, 2010, 09:29:03 pm »

much obliged, sir. I'm in Birmingham, not far away from the places you mention, but with a considerable dearth of antique places in the immediate vicinity as far as I've been able to ascertain so far.
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« Reply #613 on: April 19, 2010, 01:48:35 pm »

I got my first find ever this weekend... Smiley

My fiance and I just bought our first home. It was an estate sale and there were a number of items and furniture left behind. We told the seller to keep what he wanted and we'd find a use for the rest. He took most of the furniture, but in the basement I found two really old oil cans! I plan to clean them up and see where I go from there...

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Okay, it's not much, but for a beginner like me, I'm really excited. This is either a great little bonus or two of the most expensive oil canisters ever...


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« Reply #614 on: April 19, 2010, 04:21:42 pm »

I especially like the old Mop&Glo bottle! Very um..... old?
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« Reply #615 on: April 19, 2010, 04:46:22 pm »

I especially like the old Mop&Glo bottle! Very um..... old?

Oh yeah... That's totally vintage! I bet it's older than the cans... XD
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« Reply #616 on: April 19, 2010, 08:29:18 pm »

I have a pic of my latest flea market acquisition,



Its a deco sideboard (covered with works in progress)

Originally $130, I talked her down to $45. and we desperately needed the storage.

The cabinet underneath is destined to become my new media pc.
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« Reply #617 on: April 19, 2010, 08:35:14 pm »

Smashing good deal! I think I would like to hire your bartering services for the next local flea market!
Love the pocket watch display as well!
Good show...
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« Reply #618 on: April 20, 2010, 07:25:06 am »

Well done on the find and the bartering.
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« Reply #619 on: April 21, 2010, 11:53:51 am »

ok i dont have a picture of the one i got however i found an advertisement of it with the picture on it , i got for 10 dollars and original Oster Stimulax junior  with the original box  which is shown here in the top left hand corner however teh model i have is earlier with a black mottled finish     
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« Reply #620 on: April 22, 2010, 01:14:54 am »

Oh, wow! That's just asking for modding!
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« Reply #621 on: April 22, 2010, 12:08:14 pm »

nah i just gave it to my friend Jacq who owns a lesbian run sex toy store . I had given her an old one 2 years ago called a Niagara  which was  HUGE and had a seperate dial box sadly most of the pics you find of them on the web are the ones with the plastic dial box from the 1960s and not the metal dial box fromt eh 1950s.   she uses them as displays in her store ,,,,, not for use of course casue well open ventilated motor near things that can possibly get wet isnt a good thing.
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« Reply #622 on: April 22, 2010, 06:20:40 pm »

I have now added two more tiny wrenches to my collection of them, and a 1880's era pocket French-English dictionary Tongue
No pictures, but the total was exactly 6.50$ for the whole lot. I love the Fremont Sunday Market. 90% of the junk is overpriced twice over, but every now and then you find gold.
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« Reply #623 on: April 24, 2010, 11:47:14 am »

First post, so greetings from Sweden everyone! Just got home from a local flee market. Trying to find stuff to decorate my writing/painting/building corner.

Drooled over a cavalry sword, but it was out of my price range.
Ended up with a 1970 reproduction of a 1695 nautical map. If you follow the dotted line from the word "Wäster" down to the coastline, you'll find my home town.
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Also bought a small ship steering wheel. I'm writing a book and one of the main characters have a past as a water nomad/gypsy, so I thought a little inspiration would be great as I sit and write. Found an old style alarm clock that I will either take apart for parts, or restore. Not decided yet.

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« Reply #624 on: April 24, 2010, 11:53:16 am »

I hope you know the nautical timekeeping convention with the bells? See a partial explanation at http://www.horology-stuff.com/time/bells.html

Important that bell is rung in pairs: dingding ding for 3 bells and so on.

Call your family/housemates to dinner with the right number of bells!
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