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#1 Posted : 05 November 2018 15:11:56(UTC)
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My guilty pleasure is obtaining, restoring and collecting Vintage Foot Pumps.

One or two members may have seen one of my pumps at the National Rally.

I have narrowed my collection to Kismet Foot Pumps (c 1920's) from a firm called William Turner Ltd. You may have seen the odd example on the running boards of vintage Rolls Royce cars.

These are exceptionally well engineered pumps with huge brass barrels and are still working nearly 100 years on (after a little fettling).

The Kismet range numbered c 12 and to date I have collected 6 pumps, (Baby, Popular, Car, Sequel, Duplex and Junior).

I have probably bored many of you now...what do others collect?

 

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#2 Posted : 05 November 2018 15:57:37(UTC)
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Hi Grant

Look what I found.......

Kismet set

Could be a little later than 1920s from appearance?

Collecting seems to be what men I relate to, particularly older men tend to do.  

My biggest collection is MX5 spares. These are sold but I get twitchy when particular spares are running low.

Have many other collections - Caltrops, 1902 crowns, Stihl 020T chainsaws, Rapid 7 airguns, etc, etc.

To me a collection is indulgent ownership of two or more of the same item when one or even less required. I have at least one of a number of things I rely on and enjoy - only 1 girlfriend though::-)   

 

 

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#3 Posted : 05 November 2018 16:14:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rhino666 Go to Quoted Post

Hi Grant

Look what I found.......

Kismet set

Could be a little later than 1920s from appearance?

Collecting seems to be what men I relate to, particularly older men tend to do.  

My biggest collection is MX5 spares. These are sold but I get twitchy when particular spares are running low.

Have many other collections - Caltrops, 1902 crowns, Stihl 020T chainsaws, Rapid 7 airguns, etc, etc.

To me a collection is indulgent ownership of two or more of the same item when one or even less required. I have at least one of a number of things I rely on and enjoy - only 1 girlfriend though::-)   

 

 

 

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Thank you. Yes I am bidding on the set. Although set is rather bigging it up..lol

 

They would be c1920's to 1940's. The pumps have been restored to the original colours. I have an inkling I know the gentleman who restored these a few years ago. They have his signature style about them.

 

The Duplex Master is the jewel in the crown. Very rare and worth bidding on the 3 to get it.

 

I took to collecting a couple of years ago when I decided I have very little to show for a full life other than cash in the bank. I want to be able to leave my Son something to covet that his old man lovingly kept for a few years before his demise.

 

My Grandfather left me a tool box full of delights and I still use some of these coveted tools today. My particular favourite is a homemade mitre board. It allows me to cut perfect corners every time.

 

Regarding your collection of MX5 spares...do you have an air con rad for a 1993 Eunos?

 

G

 

 

 

 

 

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#4 Posted : 05 November 2018 16:15:20(UTC)
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Apart from an MX5 each my wife and I collect 1920s and 30s Austin Cars. My wife prefers the 1930 models as they have syncromesh gears. We also have a 1916 Alldays and Onions motorcycle and a 1925 Ner-A-Car. Also collect old petrol pumps, road signs and anything we can hang on the garage wall around the cars. Keeps us out of mischief in retirement.

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Originally Posted by: Sonue Go to Quoted Post

Regarding your collection of MX5 spares...do you have an air con rad for a 1993 Eunos?

 

G

Good luck with your bidding - they look to have been tastefully and skillfully restored.

I envy the old boys on American Pickers - just look at the smiles on their contented faces with their huge collections of cars and bits and pieces stored in large sheds etc built on large plots of land with a climate where rust and rot appear minimal.

I don't have an aircon rad but will PM you details of an inexpensive one someone else has available. I would encourage you to pay extra to ensure it arrives with you in one piece. The reason I stopped stocking/selling these is the number that arrived with me damaged:-(    

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#6 Posted : 09 November 2018 00:43:47(UTC)
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I mostly collect abuse from her who wishes she was obeyed. (HWWSWO!)

Other than that - a record collection, ranging from old time jazz, flamenco,modern jazz, swing and even classics, but can't stand the heavy stuff. (Wagner Beethoven etc.) Got R & R and Motown too. (wide taste in music) - That's apart from tapes, CD's etc.

Funniest one (to me) is an old tape recorded off FM radio in Canada, Sinatra singing "love and marriage" (one of the best recordings I ever made,) followed by the announcer saying "That was the president (Sinatra's nom de plume at the time) singing love and marriage, goes together like a" - Where I stopped the tape and then switched it on again, so "goes together like a -" was immediately followed by the loudest blast from a swing band you've ever heard! Very apt! - Well I thought so anyway. To appreciate it, you have to hear it. Been married twice, so that helps too.

I used to collect books, Hemingway, Scot Fitzgerald and others, also quite a few on the American Civil War, but gave a lot away when I came back. Books weigh a ton when you are packing up. No time to sit and read these days, mores the pity. - Just bought an interesting one off fleabay, a book about English back up when
Lawrence was parading around in a Sheiks clothing - never mentioned in "Three Pillars of Wisdom" - or the film. Came a month ago, not opened yet! Oh well Christmas is near, and any films on the box are crap these days.
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#7 Posted : 09 November 2018 06:40:36(UTC)
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Thats really interesting.

 

I also collect books. Mainly very old "locked room" mysteries from authors like John Dickson Carr.

 

 

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#8 Posted : 09 November 2018 07:08:12(UTC)
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Farr to many Car parts, books, models, key chains, and at the minute rims....they over take.

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Other than bicycles (there will always be an N+1), I've been collecting carnivorous plants - fascinating things and they do keep the fly numbers down over the summer

 

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#10 Posted : 09 November 2018 08:58:53(UTC)
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Music. 
Music. 
Music. 

I can't imagine life without it.

I have roughly 1400 (at last count) CDs.  Probably nearer 1500 now.   Must get around to cataloguing them some day 

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#11 Posted : 09 November 2018 09:08:51(UTC)
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First editions by modern classic authors, preferably signed editions, Asimov, Edward Whittemore, Laurens Van Der Post and others. Good wine, mostly Australian, guitars and a few steam models. Oh and a few nice fountain pens, I refuse to write with a bloody bic!

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#12 Posted : 09 November 2018 10:11:10(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: H1S VRB Go to Quoted Post

Music. 
Music. 
Music. 

I can't imagine life without it.

I have roughly 1400 (at last count) CDs.  Probably nearer 1500 now.   Must get around to cataloguing them some day 

Steve

  

 

With you there Steve.

I've been collecting albums ever since I started work in 1970 - I couldn't afford to buy them before then (only singles).  When I bought a CD player around 1985(ish), I then also began collecting albums on the new format (when they were available).  I don't consider it an obsession, although I do have around 2 1/2 thousand - which for an almost fifty-year hobby, is quite reasonable I'd say !  

 

Our current MX-5 is a 2008 2.0L Sport Roadster-Coupe in Galaxy Grey, with black alloys (truly scrumptious !).
My wife's company Scirocco has been returned now, and she has bought a lovely Mazda 3 of her own (that should slow her down a bit !).
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Science Fiction.

The proper stuff, with a 'What If?' that might just be feasible at some time, or the author succeeds in making us believe it is, and which has a convincing story featuring engaging characters woven around it.  Sadly, not so much of it is being written these days.  There is rather too much rubbishy fantasy or sword&sorcery or zombies etc which mostly tends to be very lazy rabbit-out-of-a-hat writing; I must have sold-on a couple of hundred of those over the years.  Theodore Sturgeon once said "Ninety percent of science fiction is crud, but then, ninety percent of everything is crud."

I've been collecting and reading it since the mid 1950s after being introduced to Dan Dare in the Eagle!  When commuting on the Tube I was reading three books a week, but alas when I needed to commute in the car it dropped to about four a year.  I have a couple of thousand, most read more than once, a lot bought by the yard at second-hand shops, eg in Hay on Wye, also several first editions bought new, some even signed, and some lucky discoveries in the junk shops.  Now instead mostly writing it when time permits, but only one in print and that was let down by the printers and the wrong cover art. The Kindle publishing Ts&Cs are iniquitous in several ways so that is not really a good route either.

Arthur C Clarke once said something along the lines of "Any science, if sufficiently advanced, is indistinguishable from magic."  Some things are impossible, eg the Startrek 'Transporter' with unbelievable energy and bandwidth requirements even if one could disassemble at source and reassemble at the other end, and the same goes for mental 'Teleporting'.  However, future prediction or sharing thoughts?  Those are more possible, but another story. 

A lot of what was impossible when written in early SF is now commonplace.  A classic example is a short story written by EM Forster in 1908 "The Machine Stops", and this has a big interactive screen (before TV or Skype), global communication (almost before wireless), supply and delivery to your accommodation (before ebay, Ocado or Amazon), high-speed air travel (before passenger aviation), and the catastrophic end of a society (nothing new there).

It is fun trying to predict how things might work out, and deduce possible ways in which it might happen.  We used to do this on a rolling basis for real at work; try and predict what might be the next new tech in twenty years time, and plan accordingly.

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Pretty much the same as those above who collect books - Modern classics/Good SF/Natural history/Modern history- post 1770/Art and architecture/ etc., and music - Classical - except Mahler, Wagner and minimalist/Popular of most genres post 1930 but not modern (c)rap, house, hip-hop etc.

Unfortunately due to severe tinnitus in both ears I am now unable to enjoy music, radio & tv programmes as it just becomes a painful mish-mash in my head!

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Opening myself  up to ridicule here but I have quite an impressive collection of Status Quo T-shirts from over the years.The winter tours coincided with my birthday (and obviously  Christmas ), so was an easy answer to the annual "what do you want for your birthday "question

 

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Opening myself  up to ridicule here but I have quite an impressive collection of Status Quo T-shirts from over the years.The winter tours coincided with my birthday (and obviously  Christmas ), so was an easy answer to the annual "what do you want for your birthday "question

 

No ridicule from me 

I'm more a Dire Straits fan but I do appreciate Quo and I have got a T shirt.

 

 

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I'm more a Dire Straits fan

  

I still reckon their first album was the best, much under-rated, and at the time of its release in 1978 I was spending a lot of my spare time in London walking from Docklands to the West End on photo expeditions so tracks like "Down to the waterline"/"Wild West End"/"Lions" were very apt and evocative!  Ah! Happy days!

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Quite a fan of Dire Straits. Saw them at the NEC many years ago. Dont have a t-shirt though

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Originally Posted by: DaveB63 Go to Quoted Post

Opening myself  up to ridicule here but I have quite an impressive collection of Status Quo T-shirts from over the years.The winter tours coincided with my birthday (and obviously  Christmas ), so was an easy answer to the annual "what do you want for your birthday "question

 

Not my kettle of fish but whatever you want, whatever you like, whatever you say you pay your money you take your choice.

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#20 Posted : 09 November 2018 18:29:43(UTC)
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Quite a fan of Dire Straits. Saw them at the NEC many years ago. Dont have a t-shirt though

Was that the "On Every Street" tour when they opened with "Calling Elvis"?

 

If so i was there.

 

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