Collectors of old lab 'stuff'...

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  1. Wedg1e

    Wedg1e They call me Mr. Bodge-angles

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    I've had this set of mercury thermometers for probably 20 years and have never had any use for any of them.
    They range from about -5 to 210 Centigrade although a good few are missing, mostly around the lower end.
    What might make them of interest to hoarders - sorry, I mean guardians- of vintage lab equipment is where they spent their working life: according to the labels on the lid it was De Havilland Propellors, under the Ministry Of Supply.
    A bit of googling suggests that they were in use during or post-war but pre-1959 as that's when the MoS was dismantled; DH Props eventually being swallowed by the leviathan that is BAe Systems, by way of Hawker Siddeley.
    Just thought someone might be interested in the contents of my loft :D





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  2. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Those are very nice.
     
  3. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Metal mangler

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    They're really nice. Couldn't imagine a use myself but them being dehaviland props is interesting
     
  4. GW8IZR

    GW8IZR Forum Supporter

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    DH Props is where my dad did his apprenticeship(!1) - they had a lot of distributed production sites during the war years.

    Mosquito propulsion parts were produced in the same mill that my mum made cotton stuff.



    (!1) he transferred to an electric supply apprenticeship after three or four years and effectively started again.
     
  5. fizzy Member

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    I have a vast quantity of lab glassware. All Pyrex metric. All for sale dirt cheap!
    Over 1 million test tubes alone!
    I was selling it on EBAY but no time any more.
     
  6. Wedg1e

    Wedg1e They call me Mr. Bodge-angles

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    Dunno if you saw the article but Airbus recently uncovered a load of microfiche drawings of the Mosquito that means parts can be made to original spec. to satisfy the CAA... if you happen to have a Mossie in the barn :)

    As an aside I was on Anglesey a couple of weeks back... service call at Valley.
    Stayed and ate at The Slate near Bangor, thoroughly recommend the food and at £95 a room was £63.50 cheaper than the nearby Premier Inn!
     
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    Wedg1e They call me Mr. Bodge-angles

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    A million test tubes?! That's a lot of babies, did you have to 'fill' each one by hand...?
     
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    Maker Krombopulos Michael

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    Dirt cheap you say?:D Have you any distillation stuff; Vigerux column, still head, condenser, etc?
     
  9. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Bound to be all the necessary bits to construct a pot still among that lot, then......:whistle:
     
  10. cumbriasteve

    cumbriasteve Moderator Staff Member

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    There is only one section of the forum that allows selling of 'workshop related equipment' and this is not it. :padlock:
     
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