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#1 Rebecca

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 05:20 PM

Hey! Whittemore-Durgin has a pretty good selection of brass banding:

http://www.whittemor...solbrasban.html

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:01 PM

Hey! Whittemore-Durgin has a pretty good selection of brass banding:

http://www.whittemoredurgin.com/solbrasban.html

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Neat stuff. Problem with brass banding is the hole it puts in your wallet, since brass and copper prices went up a while back. .... Oo..oO

Its great stuff if you want to make your own shades or lanterns. I stumbled into rolls of it, a few years back, in brass and tin,in various sizes, at Brimfield Massachusetts, at the Antique show, and bought it all for 50 bucks, then stashed it away. Used some of it, but still have enough to last me a life time. That was still when metal prices where cheap.

Neat link....

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:22 AM

Neat link....




Yep, they have a great sense of humor and a lot of odd items. I'm thinking of buying hatpins and a device to keep my hat on by "bun." Never know when hats will come back in style!

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 12:01 AM

Yep, they have a great sense of humor and a lot of odd items. I'm thinking of buying hatpins and a device to keep my hat on by "bun." Never know when hats will come back in style!

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I like the "wiggle eyes" myself. You can use them in panels instead of jewels. Oo..oO

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:52 AM

I like the "wiggle eyes" myself. You can use them in panels instead of jewels. Oo..oO


Or I could glue them to my hat!

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:36 PM

When I started sg work in the late '60's, I bought stuff from Whittemore-Durgin. Always a fun place to visit but they had then and still have a neat catalog, too.

"Early A. Consternation" (AKA Jim Hepburn), the editor of the catalog, is about as wierd and cool as they come! The family carries on the tradition. Wonderful folks - Tod

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:51 PM

When I started sg work in the late '60's, I bought stuff from Whittemore-Durgin. Always a fun place to visit but they had then and still have a neat catalog, too.

"Early A. Consternation" (AKA Jim Hepburn), the editor of the catalog, is about as wierd and cool as they come! The family carries on the tradition. Wonderful folks - Tod


I agree, its neat. The page with the silly stuff on it, looks like a "Monty Python" creation.

I can see Rebecca now, showing up for the glass meet, with wiggle eyes on her hat. Oo..oO

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:15 AM

I agree, its neat. The page with the silly stuff on it, looks like a "Monty Python" creation.

I can see Rebecca now, showing up for the glass meet, with wiggle eyes on her hat. Oo..oO


How else would you know it was me?

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 10:58 AM

I suppose Boris will be the one wearing a crown made from brass banding & jewels?

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:18 PM

I suppose Boris will be the one wearing a crown made from brass banding & jewels?


He will be the one with wearing the lamp shade on his head. Oo..oO
Maybe even a bottle in his hands. :dizzy:

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 10:24 PM

I suppose Boris will be the one wearing a crown made from brass banding & jewels?


Leave the "Crowns" for the people that have been doing glass for 30 or 40 years. They deserve them for putting up with "Hobbyists" and learners like me. You forget this is only my 8th year in this hobby. Oo..oO And I did say "HOBBY."

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 10:30 PM

He will be the one with wearing the lamp shade on his head. Oo..oO
Maybe even a bottle in his hands. :dizzy:


Now there is an idea. A lamp hat. I could leave out one panel in front, or replace it with float glass, as a window. The wiggle eyes can go on the back.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:22 PM

Here is a web site that I found a long time ago, and has a very extensive collection of brass and steel banding.

http://www.mylamppar...ts/BANDING.aspx




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