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  1. Reynard Jul 26, 2023

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    Who cares, that's brilliantly bonkers! :cool:

    Guess you put the meat in the holder at the top, wind it up, and then the joint rotates in front of the fire. It's sort of like the great great great grandparent of the "elephant's foot" in a kebab shop.
     
  2. ghce Jul 26, 2023

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    Or, use it in your kitchen.
     
  3. Bernhard J Jul 27, 2023

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    Display yes, use no. Since we do not live in a castle, we do not have a appropriate fireplace, which would have to look like this one :D

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  4. Bernhard J Jul 27, 2023

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    :D That would make it neccessary to plan a fireplace in about 2 m height, aside that the contents of the "holder" would likely fly around in the room due to high rotation speed.

    The "holder" simply is a flywheel, which acts as a regulator. A spit is driven by a transmission belt via the wooden roller. The spit and transmission belt did not come with the device, but could easily be made.

    Cheers, Bernhard

    P.S.: By the way, in the 16th and 17th century every better household (10 employees upward) had a roasting jack in the kitchen. They were the main business of turret clock makers, since more kitchen needed to be equipped with roasting jacks than churches with clocks. In England they were common until into the late 19th century, but then often with a so-called turnspit dog instead of a weight-driven clockwork.
     
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  5. Bernhard J Jul 27, 2023

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  6. Reynard Jul 27, 2023

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    Ah, now I'm with you. :)

    Didn't realise it was incomplete. ::shy:: Still, doesn't stop it from being a really cool thing. Makes one realise how far "must have" kitchen gadgetry has come since that was made.
     
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  7. Reynard Jul 27, 2023

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    Umm yes, today's purchase. Two vintage issues of Spedeweek* to plug gaps in my collection.

    * a weekly programme for UK short oval racing.
     
  8. gaarddog Sep 25, 2023

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    Two Märklin big boy HO digital locomotives, an 37992 (weathered) and a 37993. 192A4250 copy.jpg 192A4181 copy.jpg
     
  9. RLC Sep 25, 2023

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    ^^^^^^^^
    Interesting...not today, but recently.
    O gauge...MTH 4-6-2 G3 Blue Comet, Lionel N & W 748 J Class.
    We also have the JLC Premium Big Boy from the 70's.
    The Layout has been down for 10 years,(no room), I sure miss it. DSC09717.JPG
     
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  10. Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Sep 27, 2023

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    A little French watch I’ve had for a while overseeing the arrival of a lot of French tea from Mariage Freres
     
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  11. Dsloan Sep 29, 2023

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    Got some cool deadstock vintage 'cutout' bands from Japan they fit on 18-19mm lugs. I think I'm going to order some more...

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  12. Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Sep 29, 2023

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  13. Dsloan Sep 29, 2023

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    eBay! I believe the brand name is "Maruman"

    And oops, I added my post to the wrong thread. :confused:
     
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  14. lillatroll Sep 29, 2023

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    My wife wants a cat, we have found one from a rescue centre, so tomorrow we will go and buy cat owners equipment. Here is a picture of our soon to be new cat. Her name is Dave.( Well, she is actually called Rodney) Facebook_creation_129907827.jpg
     
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  15. ghce Oct 6, 2023

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    Just put a deposit on this.

    Suzuki Solio Bandit SV Hybrid.

    Impressive wee beast returning 3.1 litres/100 KM or 32KM/L.

    These are a Japan Domestic Market car only, targeted towards the Yuppie market, full specced with all the latest safety systems and are at the top end of Suzuki pricing range for their cars.

    This particular variant (SV) boasts a 5 speed automatic manual box to eek out the maximum efficiency as opposed to the other Hybrids in the model range which employ CVT boxes that are less efficient.

    The SV ( special version hybrid) variant even in the local Japanese market is somewhat rare compared the more common MV ( medium version hybrid).

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  16. Pvt-Public Oct 9, 2023

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    And I’m broke, again.
     
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  17. Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Oct 9, 2023

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    For a few years now, my friends and I have been doing a Xmas gift lucky dip for each other. Basic rules - nothing too expensive (around £10) and that's about it :)

    This year someone is going to get a tardigrade plushie. Bet they have no idea what it is :D

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  18. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Oct 9, 2023

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    Living the high life :D a new BP monitor, at least I don't have to pay for the daily meds :thumbsup:

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  19. Zman4eva Oct 9, 2023

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    I picked up a 6 pound bag of chocolate from Costco for Halloween. At least that's what I'm telling my wife and kids.

    Speedmaster for scale on how massive this bag is.

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  20. Dsloan Oct 9, 2023

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    That's awesome! My kid would love that. I used to buy him super odd stuffes, like a trilobite and an opabinia.