what a cool kitchen you have! Dispite being from the 50's it looks bang up to date, timeless infact. The handles are really unusual but not exactly flashy and the curved and angled draw makes it look so different. Ive never actualy wanted a kitchen before, more interested in what in the cupboards tbh, but i want that.
Ive emailed a farthing specialist about the bike so it'll be interesting to see what they think. Ive had a look at other trench art and whilst some of it is very nice, this little bike has something about its quality that most trench art doesnt seem to have have, thats if it is trench art, and i think theres a good chance it might be.
I agree, its better than 99% of the trench art ive seen. Let us know what the specialists say.
As for our kitchen, I thought everyone already knew about these. They came about after the war when there was an abundance if sheet metal workers and loads of ally. There built like aircraft. Great quality, every single screw is plated brass slotted dome heads. We got ours years ago, worth quite alot of money now.
Our previous house was super kitch 50's but this house we toned it down a bit and everything is inter war or just post war in style with the odd mid century touch.
I stripped and cleaned this grinder, turned out the previous owner had rebuilt it with new bearings, a paint job and a re finished spindle. Back in one piece now, just running the bearings back in. Il clean the motor up and maybe make a stand ince ive found out if I can get arbors to fit 18.5mm (0.71") ish (odd size?) With 2.5 (10tpi?) Threads.
I noticed at least one specialist farthing website/company, more aimed at the collectors of the coins. Might be worth sending an email though, id assume an avid collector of farthings would have some clue of its origins.
It might be an engineers made piece, we used to make tiny aeroplanes out of the same old pennies and half pennies
Went to the bootsale on Sunday and narrowly missed out on a Slide Hammer. Saw it and thought "I'll have a look at that in a minute" and by the time I got back somebody else was walking off with it. I did however find a pipe cutter. There's a small bit of surface rust on it but for £2 I'm not complaining
Nothing points at bad engineering more than creases in Gaffa Tape.
quote author="VW "-I agree, its better than 99% of the trench art ive seen. Let us know what the specialists say.
I Havnt received a reply from the specialist yet, so i took it into work to see what a variety of engineers and peole with and interest in general oldd stuff thought of it. Everyone agrees its something interesting and worth looking into, it got called cool, interesting, very nice, and even cute. There ended up being a bit of a bidding war over it. Dave collects coins after finding some interesting stuff whilst metal detecting, he really really likes it, said hed double my money £4. Someone else jump in and before i know it we were at the heady heights of £12. I still wont sell it, unless i find out its worth it.
Cushion £1.00 Ruler for a friends collection 50p Two heart shaped glass thingies for Miss Katy's place £1.00 Dancing solar powered Elvis for Prozac's dash £1.00 Brass plaque for my BBQ £1.00 Pasta plate fir Katy's daughter 50p
Nice little haul there, that ruler reminded me that i picked this up a couple of weeks back. It was badly warped when i got it, but since then its almost completly straightened itself out. Must have got damp i guess.
I didnt realise until later that every piece of wood was different, i thought it was just a pattern lol
Only did one bootfair as I have to go collect 8 plastic pallets for craigrk
Got unopened 5 liter can of Black Hammerite for mate Martin £10.00 Three silver serving spoons fir Katy 20p each Rubberised Gloves 50p/paur Bananas £1.00 New unused bicycle pump £2.00 Unused can of gloss white spraypaint 50p Coffee mug for Katy 50p Small "damaged" pewter ornaments £1.00 for the three.
Post it notes were £1.00 per pack, so pricey but they never are cheap. Salt n pepper set for a friend £1.00 Tiny Zebras £1.00 New unused M&S Pizza slicer 20p Portuguese Chicken stopper and ornament 50p Mini 50p I was wondering about this Creme Egg toy..... £1.00
I'm sure those Creme egg cars were mini based, definatly existed at some point tho. Not sure if its got much value, £8-£10 mabie.
Today I went to the tip. In the past ive been one to drag stuff out of the bins if i thought it needed saving or that it might be of use to me. Recently they opened a shop. A shop at the tip. My life is complete. I might have to pay for it now, but at least the good stuff is being saved. First time i went in there i saw some interesting stuff but had no cash, so i didnt get anything. Today I went in and its clear that its popular, there was a pile of stuff that had been reserved and there wasnt much in the way of stuff that really caught my eye like there was before. Anyway, I noticed an old BMX tyre wedged in between two draw units, thinking of my mate who restores old BMX's I dragged it out thinking it might be useful for him. But it was quite weighty.
Its a mirror, so I'm keeping it. Its got a GT logo on it, but i don't think its actual 'GT' logo, either way i havnt got a mirror and its the right colour. Cat likes it too so it seems.
Inspired by this read I popped down the local pub tonight to their weekly boot sale, not a big turn out but grabbed a couple of bits. First up a corgi mk3 transit for my collection was 50p not bad nick just going to give it a wipe over then stick it my display cabinet. Then paid £1 each for these magazine racks, the taller one for our extension at home and the little one for the downstairs loo! Will definitely be heading out to some more boot sales this weekend. Cheers Rob.