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    Car Boot Sunday

    It was freezing here this morning, with a wind that would shave the hair off a gooseberry. I still decided to have a look round. Found two things. This Mappin Necklace Watch and a beautiful hand carved Indian box. Unfortunately the lock keep of the box was broken so I spent the rest of this morning making a new one. I have to fix car boot finds straight away otherwise they would never get done.

    Here is the procedure I used to make the new keep. Glad I never got rid of any old tools. I found a key to fit too.
    The box is 8x4x41/2 inches. Beautifully hand carved mahogany:


    I hope you like it.

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    Lovely stuff, B.
    I got this vintage Bucherer pendant, the wife loves it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbee View Post
    Lovely stuff, B.
    I got this vintage Bucherer pendant, the wife loves it.



    That's very nice !!
    They don't turn up very often these days.
    Pendants, not wives I mean !
    And the Christmas present solved.

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    Here's another 'pendant' that was repurposed by someone.
    1907 silver ladies fob case with tiny shells attractively displayed.




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    I like that. Does it still have a watch inside ?
    I was given this 1918 silver trench watch last week by a shop owner I do repairs for. It hasn't been touched for over 70 years apparently:


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    That's a looker B, nice crown too.
    No, the case is empty except for a 1870's penny and the circle of card with the shells on it.
    There is no dust cover either, and the chain is steel, but looks very old and well made.

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    A sweet love token maybe. With a penny to spend.

    *The turnip crown is original, but the luminous paint is giving a reading of 36 microsieverts. Background here in Torquay is 15. So it's going into a thick box for now. Hope I don't glow in the dark.

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    I love that Mappin.

    Nice repair job on the box.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    http://www.freewebs.com/neil271052

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    I love that Mappin.

    Nice repair job on the box.
    Thanks Neil. I didn't mention that one of the brass screw heads broke off and the remainder was a real pig to get out of the box lid !

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