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Banfili
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« Reply #1650 on: March 13, 2012, 08:02:41 am »

But there is a 'Useless Loop' somewhere in the wilds of Western Australia!
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« Reply #1651 on: March 13, 2012, 07:51:16 pm »

They should take yo fruit raising and become Froot Loop.
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« Reply #1652 on: March 13, 2012, 10:39:29 pm »


There is a fire brigade in Victoria called 'Goomalibee Upotipotpon' named after both towns!

As for what can I do with this massive gauge, well - first up restore it back to original condition and spend time admiring it for what it is, then consider how it might become part of a lrger science device I have planned for an exhibition later in the year.

If I do add to it I will use the treaded fittings to mount other items, and not damage the unit in any way that compromises it's original condition.

I still don't know what it is though...

Based solely on the "cubic foot per revolution" label, I'd guess that it's a flow meter of some sort, similar to a natural gas meter on your house which measures the volume of gas used.  Is there an inlet and an outlet?  If so, try to guess which one would be the inlet and attach it to a low pressure air source, and see if the dial moves.
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« Reply #1653 on: March 14, 2012, 02:28:29 am »


There is a fire brigade in Victoria called 'Goomalibee Upotipotpon' named after both towns!

As for what can I do with this massive gauge, well - first up restore it back to original condition and spend time admiring it for what it is, then consider how it might become part of a lrger science device I have planned for an exhibition later in the year.

If I do add to it I will use the treaded fittings to mount other items, and not damage the unit in any way that compromises it's original condition.

I still don't know what it is though...

Based solely on the "cubic foot per revolution" label, I'd guess that it's a flow meter of some sort, similar to a natural gas meter on your house which measures the volume of gas used.  Is there an inlet and an outlet?  If so, try to guess which one would be the inlet and attach it to a low pressure air source, and see if the dial moves.

There is an inlet and an outlet rigged for rubber hose, so I will do just that.

By the way - I believe it is also known as a Bourdon gauge.
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« Reply #1654 on: March 14, 2012, 04:52:20 am »

Yee, as they say, Ha!  That's a lot of booze!

Oh.  Bourdon.   Not Bourbon. 

That's different then.


Never mind!!!


Cheers!

Chas.

(and bless you, Emily Litella, where ever you are.)
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« Reply #1655 on: March 14, 2012, 05:50:57 am »

By the way - I believe it is also known as a Bourdon gauge.

It isn't. A Bourdon gauge is a pressure gauge, in which increased pressure causes straightening of a thin curved tube with a sealed end. Being calibrated in cu. ft., this is most likely a volumetric flow meter of some sort.
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« Reply #1656 on: March 14, 2012, 09:49:11 pm »

By the way - I believe it is also known as a Bourdon gauge.

It isn't. A Bourdon gauge is a pressure gauge, in which increased pressure causes straightening of a thin curved tube with a sealed end. Being calibrated in cu. ft., this is most likely a volumetric flow meter of some sort.


Thanks - I did wonder...

I have just picked up a beautiful old brass and blue enamel Ajax air brake, perfect for the Rocket Pack Racer #3 renovation I have planned.



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« Reply #1657 on: March 17, 2012, 09:53:48 pm »

... two "glob" top Beer bottles.


Not familiar with those. Images, please? (Pics of the cafetières would be nice, as well.)


I forgot to check this threads for replies, oops.  Smiley

A bit late, but here are a few pics of the bottles:

The glob (or also called 'blob') top bottles:








My one of my Codds and a pic of the lot on the table in my hall:






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« Reply #1658 on: March 22, 2012, 07:29:03 am »

Hey guys,

Here's what I stumbled upon, I've been looking for quite some time to find them! Here in the Netherlands apparently we don't have too many of them... these all lost their Phonograph to time, termites and such...







Now I can finally try to make my own iPhonograph  Cheesy

Greetings,

Wirecase
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« Reply #1659 on: March 22, 2012, 04:11:43 pm »

Ooo, beautiful, sir! Or, you can always make a Seuss-ish musical instrument.
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« Reply #1660 on: March 27, 2012, 12:47:26 am »

A nice find at the charity shop today, A rather nice (but dusty) Circa 1900 - 1910 H.A.C oak cased mantle clock, with "brass" (gilded steel) face and detailing. It has a circular paper dial, which is a little tatty - looks like someone has tried to wash it with a wet cloth (presumably just after they attacked the gilding with an abrasive metal polish, and thus REMOVED patches of the gilding....).  Roll Eyes

The clock has been messed with a little, someone has attempted to "fix" it at some time in the last couple of years (going by the fresh scratches in the brass mechanism plate around the screw heads, plus screws were loose), luckily they couldn't figure out how to remove the pointers to be able to remove the movement, so they haven't been able to completely bugger it up!  Roll Eyes
All it needed was a quick overhaul to remove dust, grime and oil up the bearings. Sadly they didn't try any of that (clock hasn't seen oil in at least 30+ years), Seems they tried to force it to work. So a couple of the bearings are shot and need replaced. Main culprit is the bearing that holds the pendulum's weight, which is oval and very loose.

I did a quick strip down, removed the mechanism, and did a quick clean and oiling, didn't have clock oil so I used oil for hair clippers (which I was told by a "clock guy"......on the internet......... that it was suitable for the low pressure high speed bearings - seems to work OK, but I'm still not convinced). Clock is now ticking freely without the pendulum attached (trying to wind it down a little, it was wound fully up and may have been that way for some time...).  Smiley

I have no idea if it will run properly, never mind keep accurate time, but apart from a couple of worn bearings, it seems to be in quite good condition. I will see about trying to get it properly serviced. Smiley

Still, not a bad deal at only £5... Grin

Pics:





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The filth inside:




The movement ticking away in my bench vice:




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« Reply #1661 on: March 27, 2012, 01:07:17 am »

brillent fimd love the googles
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« Reply #1662 on: March 27, 2012, 01:17:17 am »

Interesting artefacts , only wish I could find things like this in UK. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1663 on: March 27, 2012, 11:22:24 am »

Found these little things at the weekend, anyone know what they are? They are only a few inches long, the price sticker gives an idea of scale...
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« Reply #1664 on: March 27, 2012, 11:28:49 am »

Found these little things at the weekend, anyone know what they are? They are only a few inches long, the price sticker gives an idea of scale...

An image of said items might help...
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« Reply #1665 on: March 27, 2012, 11:39:45 am »

Oh bugger...



There you go...
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« Reply #1666 on: March 27, 2012, 02:19:17 pm »

I helped my father in law fix a problem with his gutters and he
gave me one of these....

( this is just a picture I found but it is the same kind of thing
Mine has three magnets too...)





A telephone magneto!
 I need to clean it up and see it it still works.... What can I do with it
if it does work?

( other than shock fish  Undecided )   that is a link.... Somepeople need better hobbies......
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Banfili
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« Reply #1667 on: March 27, 2012, 03:05:46 pm »

i had my smoke detector replaced last week & have been trying to work out how it could be steampunked!
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« Reply #1668 on: March 27, 2012, 05:53:05 pm »

Ooo, beautiful, sir! Or, you can always make a Seuss-ish musical instrument.


Or low tech hearing aids? Cheesy


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« Reply #1669 on: March 27, 2012, 07:40:07 pm »

i had my smoke detector replaced last week & have been trying to work out how it could be steampunked!


Short answer is: 

If you still want it working, it can't.

If you need it to save your life, then don't.

If neither of those two apply, and it's just for show - have at it, BUT if it's an Ionizing type (contains the radioactive isotope Americium-241), then for F***S SAKE, DO NOT OPEN ANYTHING INSIDE! Shocked  It has a half-life of 432.2 years, meaning it is just as radioactive now, as the day it was made. Americium-241 is an Alpha emitter, so only poses a health risk when ingested or inhaled.

If your smoke detector is an ionizing type, it will be marked as such, and *should* show the radiation hazard symbol    somewhere on the device. It may also be marked as "241Am", which is the isotope.

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« Reply #1670 on: March 27, 2012, 10:05:58 pm »

Oh bugger...



There you go...


They look like sediment bowls or filter housings of some sort. What markings are on them?
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« Reply #1671 on: March 27, 2012, 10:32:49 pm »

Hey guys,

Here's what I stumbled upon, I've been looking for quite some time to find them! Here in the Netherlands apparently we don't have too many of them... these all lost their Phonograph to time, termites and such...

Now I can finally try to make my own iPhonograph  Cheesy
Wirecase

Or mount two on a helmet for a bi-aural sound locator. I am very surprised that you have termites in the Netherlands, are they a common pest of phonographs?
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« Reply #1672 on: March 27, 2012, 11:42:40 pm »

i had my smoke detector replaced last week & have been trying to work out how it could be steampunked!

Please don't!

(A message from a member of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade).
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« Reply #1673 on: March 28, 2012, 12:34:40 am »

Siliconous Skumins & maduncle: I didn't make myself as clear as I should have - it's the old detector (in one piece - I know about the internal radiation hazard), but as it still sort of works, I was pondering what I could hook it up to & how I could paint it up! Sorry for alarming you!!
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« Reply #1674 on: March 28, 2012, 12:40:21 am »

Hehe....... alarming you Cheesy
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