Monday, 19 December 2011
Take a look at this cluster of overly lacquered, hard cold steel. I have been calling this style a 'strong arm'. Featuring a giant con rod from a barge and hand ground taps which in the process of removing the chrome has left a strange cubist finish which I am loving.
3rd in the ss series has wacky internals featuring high temp red paint which gives a nice glow when illuminated.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Friday, 9 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
This happens to be one hell of a cool shop and guess what - we are proud to announce that you can get rag and bone man stuff here! Get over and take a look - just heard that there is a late opening for Christmas shopping tonight! Check the blog
The Old Cinema is based in Chiswick and is London's only department store (Emporium) devoted to selling antique, vintage, retro, industrial and upcycled furniture - I could have easily lost hours in this place looking at some amazing pieces that have been found.
Friday, 18 November 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011
Chocks away, look what I managed to get my grubby paws on. NO I didn't find this on the Kingsland Road, I sourced this for a top secret commission.
9 barrels, and 75 years of dirt, not the easiest thing I have ever taken apart but very interesting. Unfortunately she won't fit in my shot-blaster.
This VERY HEAVY lump of nuts and bolts is actually a 1936 Lycoming R-680 Radial Aircraft Engine and would have come out of plane like this.
The Lycoming Manufacturing Company, now known as Lycoming Engines, built the motor. A R-680 successful trial came just two years after Charles Lindbergh flew his "Spirit of St. Louis" nonstop from New York to Paris marking the "golden age of aviation" and introduced Lycoming as the world's foremost piston aircraft engine manufacturer. Over the next twenty years, Lycoming built over 25,000 R-680 radial engines and established a worldwide reputation for excellence that has thrived ever since.
Now all I have to do is clean it, polish it and upcycle it to its new purpose....