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#201

just starting
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05 August 2019 09:46 pm

That`s awesome, Dave79.

Could possible be from a windlass ,seeing you found it near an old mine.

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05 August 2019 09:51 pm

Seems a bit small, could only run 4 or 5mm cord through it .


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#203

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06 August 2019 07:22 am

Interesting find Dave. thumbsup


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#204

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06 August 2019 09:05 am

I would be searching for double offset pulleys. and see what you come up with . I searched online last night just for windlass pulleys and there were some smaller ones . Maybe just for water buckets . Being offset could be the key to it . The bit on the end sits in something .And the loop in the other end might be attached to a chain of sorts .

#205

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06 August 2019 11:02 am

Dave79 wrote:

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Found an interesting thingy near an old gold mine today. Looks like it was mounted on something and has 2 small pulleys in it. Made of brass. Anyone got any idea what it might be used for?

Possibly an old lamp pulley? Back in the day they used to lower the lamp to light it then haul it back up. Being brass may be because it was ornamental? The floating section is interesting. To swivel or dampen? Twin pulleys! There is a bit going on with that pulley! Lowering/raising a blind!


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06 August 2019 11:31 am

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A few other thingys from the same area. Can see a soldering iron, buggy reins guide, harmonica reed and bits of an oil lamp. The closest thing to that pulley I've found online is a chandelier windlass system so Aussiedigs might be onto it. Most of the industrial pulleys from that period seem to be cast iron so I'm thinking that it was something from the house.

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06 August 2019 01:08 pm

Those bottles are cool dave79.
I remember finding some very similar out bush many, many a moons ago in Bendigo as a kid
If only I had of kept them


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06 August 2019 06:05 pm

Alternatively, what about the system to secure and retract older style canvas verandah awnings? They had pulleys for braided rope that looked not dissimilar to that used in the double-hung sashes.


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06 August 2019 07:15 pm

Looks like a nice big chunk a silver there Dave tongue
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And those bottles look smashing hey ! tongue
power cool thumbsup


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06 August 2019 07:44 pm

It's hallmarked but more like silver foil, nothing chunky about it. cry


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#211

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06 August 2019 07:47 pm

Bush Chook wrote:

Alternatively, what about the system to secure and retract older style canvas verandah awnings? They had pulleys for braided rope that looked not dissimilar to that used in the double-hung sashes.

Could be, all the window sashes i found just had single pulleys running down to a weight.


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#212

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07 August 2019 12:07 am

Great hunts Dave, well done. Some really interesting finds. thumbsup thumbsup big_smile


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Found my first Chinese coin today, in pretty rough condition but another one that was pretty high on the bucket list. big_smile inlove tongue


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11 August 2019 09:01 pm

Awesome find Dav.. thumbsup


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11 August 2019 10:08 pm

寻找一生的伴侣
Xúnzhǎo yīshēng de bànlǚ
tongue perfect


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12 August 2019 12:12 am

silver wrote:

寻找一生的伴侣
Xúnzhǎo yīshēng de bànlǚ
tongue perfect

That sounds delicious yikes


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12 August 2019 12:17 am

silver wrote:

寻找一生的伴侣
Xúnzhǎo yīshēng de bànlǚ
tongue perfect

寻找一生的伴侣
means
Find a lifelong partner
lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

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12 August 2019 01:08 pm

7.62marksman wrote:
silver wrote:

寻找一生的伴侣
Xúnzhǎo yīshēng de bànlǚ
tongue perfect

寻找一生的伴侣
means
Find a lifelong partner
lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

Me and my equinox lol lol lol


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#219

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12 August 2019 07:55 pm

The older and more rustic it looks, the better ,in my book, DAVE79 .

A good find.

Are you any closer to solving the mystery of the pulley ?

FOZ

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#220

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12 August 2019 08:12 pm

Lol.... the tranlate over to Chinese tongue
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#221

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12 August 2019 10:14 pm

just starting wrote:

The older and more rustic it looks, the better ,in my book, DAVE79 .

A good find.

Are you any closer to solving the mystery of the pulley ?

FOZ

Haven't found a picture of anything similar, but my favorite theory is that it's a chandelier lowering windlass, stolen from an aristocratic English mansion by the gardener, who was transported to Van Diemens Land for his crime. He somehow managed to smuggle the pulley out here on the convict ship and after escaping through a hail of musket balls he made his way to the goldfields and used his gardening skills to become one of the greatest diggers in the colony. Promoted to chief mining engineer, he repurposed the pulley to lower smoko and a Billy to the workers down the shaft. A long shot maybe? Or not!


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#222

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12 August 2019 10:43 pm

Dave79,
What a great read big_smile you've rocking it with the finds power clap clap clap

#223

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13 August 2019 08:29 pm

Dave79 wrote:
just starting wrote:

The older and more rustic it looks, the better ,in my book, DAVE79 .

A good find.

Are you any closer to solving the mystery of the pulley ?

FOZ

Haven't found a picture of anything similar, but my favorite theory is that it's a chandelier lowering windlass, stolen from an aristocratic English mansion by the gardener, who was transported to Van Diemens Land for his crime. He somehow managed to smuggle the pulley out here on the convict ship and after escaping through a hail of musket balls he made his way to the goldfields and used his gardening skills to become one of the greatest diggers in the colony. Promoted to chief mining engineer, he repurposed the pulley to lower smoko and a Billy to the workers down the shaft. A long shot maybe? Or not!

That sounds totally plausible.

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Few bits and pieces that have turned up over the last couple of weeks. First button and suspender buckle I've found with surviving paintwork.


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#225

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21 August 2019 04:44 pm

That is one clean 1934 penny, nice Vic hp too! thumbsup


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