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Weather beaten ebay Hi Top

Postby arrgee » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:44 pm

Here's a good winter project for those die-hard slotties. The seller says it's been in his dad's garden for 20 years! Personally I think a quick rub down and two coats of Sikkens would bring it back to a topping piece, suitable for eating your summer barbie off again, although not quite sure what you would do with the metalwork on top.
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Re: ebay item 110518633615

Postby john t peterson » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:44 pm

Looks like those damn pigeons have been playing slots again. They never figure it out: leaving rather than taking the deposits.

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Re: ebay item 110518633615

Postby treefrog » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:16 pm

I bid £10, that was for the space next to my rockery, I thought it would look nice with a bit of white wash on it as a feature......

BP this has nothing to do with your compost heap does it? !OMFG!

It's a real shame to see this, but I am struggling to see what is worth recovering as the mechanism really looks screwed solid with 20 years or corrosion. The back hood always worth something is cracked, the wood has had it. I suspect that leaves the front hardware and castings, but it is difficult to tell how much corrosion has taken place........Although I am addicted to buying the impossible, I may leave this one to the magicians of us who can cast a spell or for a long winter project. !!ESCAPE!!

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Re: ebay item 110518633615

Postby mervyngoodhew » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:24 pm

Might be worth taking a metal detector round and dig up the garden. Could be a Bryans Bumper buried.

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Re: ebay item 110518633615

Postby willborl » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:08 pm

Truly shocked by what it made. It was a heap of junk. !OMFG!
Badpenny, get down to your compost bin and start selling immediately!!!

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Re: ebay item 110518633615

Postby peter » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:21 am

Winning bid was £97.99!

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Re: ebay item 110518633615

Postby badpenny » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:11 am

I can only imagine it had three gold sovereigns jamming the mechanism.

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Re: ebay item 110518633615

Postby slotalot » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:18 am

Badpenny wrote:I can only imagine it had three gold sovereigns jamming the mechanism.
I was going to bid untill I noticed that the knob was missing from the handle !WHOOPS!

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Re: ebay item 110518633615

Postby malcymal » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:32 am

They probably wanted the metal special award piece...surely worth £100...cough................ !!SUICIDAL!!

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Re: ebay item 110518633615

Postby john t peterson » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:52 pm

This is art, my friends, ART! It symbolizes man's struggle against the repressive nature of modern society and the pressures to conform to the norms that bind and restrict the free spirit of the true nature of anti-scientific being that was once free, but is now not free, or rather less free than once was due to the constraints of the technocrats that control and smother the gentle spirit....Oh, never mind.


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