Facebook yard sale score!

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by billy, May 23, 2017.

  1. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    My wife is going to LOVE it!
    Solid walnut
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  2. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    She said it stopped working after they moved it.
    It was not perfectly level...
    It's a beautiful piece of furniture and i have always liked them.
    Next I am going to refinish my 2000lbs antique safe and put it against the other wall.

  3. Earl Easter

    Earl Easter Pheasant Hunter Forum Contributor

    Nice Tic Tok billy......
    What a deal.....
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  4. DWFan

    DWFan Handgunner Forum Contributor

    Wow! Nice indeed.
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  5. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    A few months ago my wife got a $2400 bed for $150 the same way.
    We both just browse through all the Facebook personal for sale junk and sometimes hit the jackpot
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  6. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Nice find, is it electric?
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  7. Nice Clock Billy !..................
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  8. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    No it's the real deal
    Mechanical weight driven.
    Shows the phases of the moon etc
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  9. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    great score!
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  10. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Sorry just seeing the electric cord running behind it made me think that. Nice clock enjoy!!!
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  11. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Nice score for sure billy. Wowser...
    My uncle George who was a self taught master woodworker built a few of those for his kids, only out of cherry. The cherry came from trees he had cut and had sawed into lumber and dried. He got the movements from some German company. In addition to needing to be perfectly level over a period of many years some of the brass shafts, gears, etc will develop a greenish colored waxy form of corrosion that required total disassembly, cleaning, etc. (pricey work) He built all kinds of stuff including some very sweet violins.
  12. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    This came with the manual and it says wear gloves to touch the brass
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  13. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

    I never find stuff like that. Do I need to friend somebody or something? My friends are buying guns and crap....all I see is used clothes!
  14. Kaybe

    Kaybe G&G Evangelist

    It's about time that you got a great deal. Nice clock.
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  15. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Been there done that! I used to accompany wife yard sailing. used clothes, household stuff, nothing of interest to me! No guns, knives etc.:(
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  16. MikeWA

    MikeWA G&G Evangelist

    Nice! That's the kind of item that if cared for gets passed on for generations. *thumbs up*
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  17. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ G&G Evangelist

    Some times gardening tools or classic fishing gear can be had.
    Old Fly tieing kits, camping gear.

    One time I bought a old shoe box containing two brand new unopened packets of guitar strings, a few picks and other things (tuner with corroded batteries, was able to get it working) for $7
    A Yamaha Tenor recorder for $10.
    Last edited: May 24, 2017
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  18. winston64

    winston64 G&G Evangelist

    Nice find! I have about thirty old clocks with 20 working, all found at estate sales, flea markets and yard sales. Drives my wife nuts, did I mention they all chime, chirp or cuckoo.
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  19. ACfixer

    ACfixer Global Warming Enthusiast Forum Contributor

    I assume when I die, someone will score a heck of a deal on a tool collection of made in the USA tools I have collected over the last 37 years. And my daughter will buy a worthless Chinese "designer" handbag or something with the money.

    Cool clock Billy!
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  20. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

    New York
    If you can't get it running yourself, billy, bring in a clockmaker to get it going again. They are not easy to find, but they will be able to get your clock running.

    One thing I still wish we hadn't passed up at a NYC auction back in the 1980s was a cherry cased Art Deco grandfather's clock. We had nowhere to put it, no way to move it, but it was SO beautiful!
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