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« Reply #75 on: March 15, 2009, 10:27:31 am »

Today - Yarra Glen swap meet and a car load of finds...

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From left to right:

Drawer front with two handles (the handles are for the ray gun box).
Old extinguisher (for the blunderbuss)
Old hand lamp (for the cage part for a light project)
Very old car headlamp surround (lamp part)
Old headphones (ipod mod)
PRM gauge with 'astern' and 'ahead' on it (for my airship)
Tripod (a swap with Rowan of Rin actually)
The exact same pistol grip I used for my first raygun!!! (two bucks!!!)
A Very Big Valve (from the Badger Creek Very Big Valve store)
Old Kodak camera and case ('cos it was there)
Two small brown screw on oil thingies ('cos they matched)
Lamp arm (lamp project)
Four small clock mechanisms and one large one (all for five bucks)
Little wooden box (steampunk cufflink case)

And I didn't spend too much to get all of this - camera was probably the most expensive at $30.

Best find was another pistol grip, the 'astern and ahead' gauge and the cheap clock parts.

Excellent!

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« Reply #76 on: March 15, 2009, 11:23:25 am »

To follow on from the above epic post:

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(sorry for the terrible pic!)

From left to right:

Nice small leather Gladstone bag
Fantastic old medicinal box and bottle with a hilarious label (thank you maduncle!)
Another old bottle and glass funnel
Two brass...things
The largest light bulb I have ever seen with ceramic holder
Three brass gas taps
Two Real Rayguns
The brother of maduncles Very Big Valve
An old industrial light
And last but not least some WWII headphones (been working on them these past two hours, nearly done Smiley)

I also got all of this exceptionally cheap, the most I spent on any one item was $10.
My favourite is far too hard  to choose, I love it all!


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« Reply #77 on: March 15, 2009, 01:18:45 pm »

Must be something to do with the dry climate down there, everything like that seems to have rotted away here in the Old Country, either that or it's been polished to buggery and sold as an objet d'art!

Huh
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« Reply #78 on: March 15, 2009, 02:41:03 pm »

Must be something to do with the dry climate down there, everything like that seems to have rotted away here in the Old Country, either that or it's been polished to buggery and sold as an objet d'art!

Huh
Nope, the polished to buggery and sold as an objet d'art holds very true here as well, it was just the nature of the places we went today, that didn't attract many dealers, thank the Brass Gods.
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« Reply #79 on: March 15, 2009, 03:26:17 pm »

Oh, well: the Jealousometer just gone down a couple of notches!

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« Reply #80 on: March 15, 2009, 03:59:11 pm »

Today - Yarra Glen swap meet and a car load of finds...

From left to right:

Drawer front with two handles (the handles are for the ray gun box).
Old extinguisher (for the blunderbuss)
Old hand lamp (for the cage part for a light project)
Very old car headlamp surround (lamp part)
Old headphones (ipod mod)
PRM gauge with 'astern' and 'ahead' on it (for my airship)
Tripod (a swap with Rowan of Rin actually)
The exact same pistol grip I used for my first raygun!!! (two bucks!!!)
A Very Big Valve (from the Badger Creek Very Big Valve store)
Old Kodak camera and case ('cos it was there)
Two small brown screw on oil thingies ('cos they matched)
Lamp arm (lamp project)
Four small clock mechanisms and one large one (all for five bucks)
Little wooden box (steampunk cufflink case)

And I didn't spend too much to get all of this - camera was probably the most expensive at $30.

Best find was another pistol grip, the 'astern and ahead' gauge and the cheap clock parts.

Excellent!

Very nice finds. I would have trouble cutting up the carbon-tet fire extinguisher, only because it is one of those things that make you think "They sprayed WHAT into the air?"

Are the "Two small brown screw on oil thingies" grease cups? If so, they can be found very easily in brass...



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« Reply #81 on: March 15, 2009, 04:00:49 pm »

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« Reply #82 on: March 15, 2009, 10:02:29 pm »

Today - Yarra Glen swap meet and a car load of finds...



Excellent!

Very nice finds. I would have trouble cutting up the carbon-tet fire extinguisher, only because it is one of those things that make you think "They sprayed WHAT into the air?"

Are the "Two small brown screw on oil thingies" grease cups? If so, they can be found very easily in brass...




The extiguisher is empty (I only buy empty ones) and I can remove the top end easily with a soldering iron.

I will be wearing a P2 mask and gloves when I do this as CTC is nasty stuff (mind you I have had 'worse' extinguishers to deal with in the past).

The 'thingies' are grease cups, hand made in tin and brass. I will probably hang on to them and use them for...

... grease cups.
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« Reply #83 on: March 16, 2009, 03:42:55 pm »

Today - Yarra Glen swap meet and a car load of finds...

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I say, is that a thermionic valve in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? Cheesy

Nice finds, BTW, any ideas for what to use the valve for?
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« Reply #84 on: March 16, 2009, 10:04:20 pm »

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I say, is that a thermionic valve in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? Cheesy

Nice finds, BTW, any ideas for what to use the valve for?


This valve is 6 inches long!

Not sure waht to use it for yet, it would look great in a longarm raygun as the power chamber. Otherwise I may run copper pipes from the side and end caps and mount it somehow as part of a light.

Or I may just keep it in a drawer and take it out from time to time and stroke it.
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« Reply #85 on: March 16, 2009, 10:59:08 pm »

This valve is 6 inches long!

I may just keep it in a drawer and take it out from time to time and stroke it.

There's another thread for that.

On a related topic, I made friends with the local hyroponic lighting people when I set up the latest nepenthes tanks, and they are saving the old metal halide hydroponic globes for me. 25 cm in diameter and FULL of valve-looking bits. Suitable for all sorts of contraptions, and you can hook them up to a small tesla coil (or one scavanged from a non-working plasma ball) and get streamers coming off all the metal bits inside the globe.

Probably only an offer for the Antipodean people, but I can get a few of these and distribute in due course... For everyone else: head to your local hydroponics suppliers!!
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« Reply #86 on: March 17, 2009, 12:01:58 am »

We, the people, DEMAND PHOTOS of said devices!

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« Reply #87 on: March 17, 2009, 01:21:44 am »

Prof: Ooh, ooh, pick me! Now I just need that blasted Tesla coil!
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« Reply #88 on: March 17, 2009, 02:52:52 am »

We, the people, DEMAND PHOTOS of said devices!

Herr Döktor, friend of Stampunkind.

I agree:  I'd like to see what you're talking about and/or if I can find one of the blasted things around here.  If not, then I'd be willing to PAY for shipping costs for any extra you might have.

On a somewhat related note, my one cigar-smoking friend has offered to let me have some of his glass cigar tubes, should I come up with a use for them (He also has METAL cigar tubes, which may be even MORE useful)... I may, providing they are of suitable diameter, try to get three that I can etch/sand to act as the frosted "shades" for my LED lamp......
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« Reply #89 on: March 17, 2009, 03:18:56 am »

We, the people, DEMAND PHOTOS of said devices!

Herr Döktor, friend of Stampunkind.

I agree:  I'd like to see what you're talking about and/or if I can find one of the blasted things around here.  If not, then I'd be willing to PAY for shipping costs for any extra you might have.

I shall trundle out on the weekend and see what they have, and take pictures.
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« Reply #90 on: March 17, 2009, 11:42:13 am »

On closer inspection of the Very Big Valve I procured on the weekend - I think it may be a 'magic eye' type valve.

In which case, I now need to find out how to appropriately power up the blighter, as the green glow from the tip would be ultra cool!
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« Reply #91 on: March 18, 2009, 01:13:53 am »

On closer inspection of the Very Big Valve I procured on the weekend - I think it may be a 'magic eye' type valve.

In which case, I now need to find out how to appropriately power up the blighter, as the green glow from the tip would be ultra cool!


If you can still read the type number on it, the largest collection of valve data sheets I know of is Frank's Electron tube Pages.

*sigh* All of my valves are only a couple of inches long. I'll just go away and suffer from valve envy for a bit.  Wink

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« Reply #92 on: March 18, 2009, 01:25:54 am »


*sigh* All of my valves are only a couple of inches long. I'll just go away and suffer from valve envy for a bit.  Wink


Genetics?...





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« Reply #93 on: March 18, 2009, 06:21:39 am »

On closer inspection of the Very Big Valve I procured on the weekend - I think it may be a 'magic eye' type valve.

In which case, I now need to find out how to appropriately power up the blighter, as the green glow from the tip would be ultra cool!


If you can still read the type number on it, the largest collection of valve data sheets I know of is Frank's Electron tube Pages.

*sigh* All of my valves are only a couple of inches long. I'll just go away and suffer from valve envy for a bit.  Wink




Excellent link - thanks.

Although the General Electric FG-105 data sheet does look mostly like my valve, the glass is different and mine has more stuff in the top, including what I think is a magic eye set up.

More research to do...
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« Reply #94 on: March 18, 2009, 06:40:40 am »

Thanks for the link Horsebrass! I have ascertained my VBV
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is a triode, and a bloody big one at that! And it also costs $200 to buy one of eBay, so I am damned happy for getting it for $10! I think I can use it when I make my Tesla Coil Smiley
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« Reply #95 on: March 18, 2009, 06:48:02 am »

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« Reply #96 on: March 18, 2009, 11:14:42 am »

Thanks for the link Horsebrass! I have ascertained my VBV
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is a triode, and a bloody big one at that! And it also costs $200 to buy one of eBay, so I am damned happy for getting it for $10! I think I can use it when I make my Tesla Coil Smiley


You lucky bugger!

My General Electric FG 105 Military Mercury Thyratron vapour tube fetches around $US50 on eBay.
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« Reply #97 on: March 19, 2009, 12:59:42 pm »

i know its like 5 days late, but...

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« Reply #98 on: March 20, 2009, 12:32:23 pm »

Nice labelling on those finds Silas - we sure did well at Yarra Glen didn't we?
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« Reply #99 on: March 20, 2009, 01:53:59 pm »

$1.00 already modded soldering iron?Huh??


       yeah I'd say so, and a lot cheaper than a vaporizer. Smiley
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