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#1 manayunkman

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 08:18 AM

Found in a house this week

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#2 atb

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 08:53 AM

A lot of them ended up like this, being reutilized as flower pots or lamp shades. At least it is one of the rejected ones (note the hole punched in the brim). 



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 09:41 AM

I've probably posted this picture before, but here's my pair.  The WWI helmet stand is professionally made with cast iron parts and 3 French socket bayonets.  I saw an identical one many years ago and still regret not buying it.  The M1 is a pretty nice blacksmith piece.

 

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:08 AM

A few pine cones,tinsel and garland just in time for Christmas.....



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:33 AM

You ruined the surprise Ron, that is what I was wearing to your Christmas party...

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A few pine cones,tinsel and garland just in time for Christmas.....



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:44 AM

You ruined the surprise Ron, that is what I was wearing to your Christmas party...

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:blush: ...doh 



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:22 AM

You ruined the surprise Ron, that is what I was wearing to your Christmas party...

:(
 

 

may want to wear ...mittens. its a bit chilly here  ;)



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 01:24 PM

I could of had it for 15 but let it go.

Not my first encounter with one but I thought I would share it with the gang for a laugh.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 01:27 PM

It does look rather festive Ron.

It could be a large Christmas ornament.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 01:28 PM

Or make a wreath around the edge and hang it on your front door.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 03:53 PM

Puts a new meaning to "going to pot".

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 05:31 PM

The title to this thread is priceless.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 06:11 PM

I don't know...Can we get close-ups of the chain and some microscope pictures of the paint?  

 

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 02:44 AM

Best thread title ever! 



#15 manayunkman

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 08:55 AM

Thank you for title comments.

I found out that the paint was applied before the helmet was made.

I’ve seen that chain before but haven’t had the time yet to compare it to my chain inventory.

The bails are attached with split cogs.

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 09:01 AM

I've probably posted this picture before, but here's my pair.  The WWI helmet stand is professionally made with cast iron parts and 3 French socket bayonets.  I saw an identical one many years ago and still regret not buying it.  The M1 is a pretty nice blacksmith piece.

 

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...swords into plowshares...



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Posted 09 December 2019 - 09:25 AM

The WWI helmet with bayonets is great!


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