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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by tb33anda3rd, May 28, 2018.

  1. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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    A few cool ones in my town.
    The first one is on a hotel built in the early 1800’s.
    The pictures show the interior spiral staircase going into it. Cool view from the top.

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    Others.
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  2. ZZ Top Chop
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  3. tb33anda3rd
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    on Bimini island IMG_1846.jpg
     
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  4. Gman0046
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    The pigs get my vote.

    Gary
     
  5. F&J
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    I put this one up yesterday. No idea how old or not, but made of real copper sheeting with the lower direction pieces made of cast brass.

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    On my roof deck that I am building....and I don't even like heights...Lmao

    ...and...why Yes, that IS a spiral staircase to the right side....and my genuine University of CT street lamp.....every bit of this project came from the scrapyard. Nothin' but the best for me, I tell you whut...
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  6. tb33anda3rd
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    when will the burgers be ready?
     
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  8. F&J
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    Here you go Ted, tonight at dusk.. University of Connecticut's famous Red Horse Barn....er...um.. with a COW weathervane. Trying to get the hang of the Nikon telephoto. Pic taken from quite a distance away. I never noticed the lightning rod on the silo before. The roof edges including the gable sides are lit up at night with white Christmas lights strung up there.
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    ...and like I said before... "the inconsiderate college girls getting in the way", while trying to focus in on the barn. Just kidding. She might be in training for Track & Field, as she was running full clip...check those calf muscles. yikes..
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    Check out the fancy details on the cupola ...they almost let this barn go to complete ruin for some years when the old roof was full of holes !!! They eventually put blue plastic on for a while, then that all rotted away.. Finally somebody, or some influential group, had "had enough" and got the roof professionally repaired. This was originally an Ag college, plain and simple, not some silly basketball "corporation".

    This barn is "The" spot on campus for thousands of the Seniors graduation photos each year.

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  9. tb33anda3rd
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    it was originally called "connecticut agricultural college"
     
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  10. edcodesign
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    image.jpeg Made this one.
     
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  11. mike bowling
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    Up here it’s called “ using it up”.



    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  12. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Here's one I passed a few years ago while riding my bicycle from Key West Florida to Canada. It was perfectly balanced and moved in the breeze. 1:1 scale in Georgia

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    I am currently building a thoroughbred horse weather vane - quarter scale. Pics to follow.

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  13. tb33anda3rd
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  14. badgascoupe
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    Have a 7' + tall cupola with slate roofing shingles, all the beams,hand forged door hinges,cast grain bins ,hay racks and hayloft trolly from an 1861 carriage house. Was going to build an 1830's cape and use this barn in my picture... divorce changed plans.Someones gonna need it someday.
     

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  15. Peanut 1959
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    Is this thing broken? I thought I was on the H.A.M.B...
     
  16. The37Kid
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    This is the "Antiquated" section of the HAMB, some of us also collect non automotive stuff. Bob
     
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