Sunday, August 28, 2016

Highway haul

©2016 Barry Smith - Quite a lovely lineup go worn blowtorches
I went for a one full day road trip with Fiona's dad. yesterday. She is away for friends and business so I thought it was a good opportunity to go to a market and a few country towns in our region to check out and buy stuff for lamps and silver-plate. There was about 5.5hours driving involved; but as you can see from the photos below the road trip was worth it.

©2016 Barry Smith - Hand pumps used in the past for pumping fuel out of 200litre fuel drums
©2016 Barry Smith - Stirrup pumps - already partially disassembled
©2016 Barry Smith - Very slender hand pumps
©2016 Barry Smith - Vintage gas welding piece
©2016 Barry Smith - Brass hand pumped fire extinguisher
©2016 Barry Smith - Pair of geared hand drills
©2016 Barry Smith - Slender solid fuel sobering iron
©2016 Barry Smith - Different view of those blowtorches
Quite a few lamps in that lot; and shiny stuff from the seven trays below.

©2016 Barry Smith - Some very l;argue sit;ver-plated trays in this stash
I think I now have enough blow torches for the moment; and my silver-plate bank is maintained.


  1. Great haul...I look forward to seeing these bits in their new lives.

  2. love those stirrups and the long skinny hand pumps...and the fire extinguisher is superb. i know you will make them even more interesting!

  3. Fabulous collection, Barry! Now for the making!

  4. JM, V and C - obviously we are all overs of those interesting recyclable objects. JM - hope that some might show up in lamps soon. V - The stirrups did not look like having a lot of potential when they were attached to the pumps - but they got an identity of their own when they were separated. C - as you know the collecting is fun; but so iOS the making. Peace. B


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