Good Wear Hercules

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Boyo, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    For a second there I thought this was a joke, but the more I think about it I’m pretty sure it’s not...
    What an interesting thing to collect!
    My great uncle Carl Anderson was an inventor and when he passed away I inherited his workbench and most of the tools that were on it. All different kinds of calipers, pincers, and small pliers that I have no practical use for but they are quite wonderful to look at.
     
  2. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    Definitely no joke... I have ratchets that are old enough to have worked on Ford Ts!
    I find the fact that i can still use something that old to work on my modern bike/car pretty incredibly satisfying.
    Seeing the way things evolved through the years is also very interresting, as is comparing the evolution of US made ones vs EU made ones.

    To me they are beautiful enough to be displayed, i actually have "nice ratchets" sitting on my bookshelves!
    As you can imagine my GF rolls her eyes at that and calls me crazy, to her they are just old steel.

    As much as i enjoy it, i am also aware that it is just another weird addiction, i have a thing for sets, i will find an old ratchet that i find interresting (could be the shape, the design, the inner mechanism) in 1/2", then i NEED to find the equivalent model in 1/4" and 3/8" size, then i NEED the small variations that were just done for a couple years, it's an endless quest that goes in phases, sometimes i'm all about jackets, sometimes i'm all about ratchets, sometimes i'm all about spanners...

    One never has too many pliers/pincers, one day that small plier that you have no use for will be the only plier that does the job!
     
  3. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Just a few of the details...

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  4. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Cross posted Update pics.. I haven’t put too many hours into this one yet.. I’m keeping it for best.

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  5. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter Practically Family

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    Sharp boyo, that leather looks amazing in the light, when i saw that old sports jacket and fedora im like "thats gangster" 1940s soprano's
     
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  6. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder One Too Many

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    I am guessing you are glad you hung in, I am envious looking at the pictures you are posting. I lack the grit
     
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  7. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    @jonbuilder, I would never have done it if I knew going in it would be 5 years. After awhile I kinda forgot about it, except for posting about it here I didn’t dwell on it. There came a point where I just thought I’d wait it out and it was a little funny to post here that I was on the list for 3 years, 4 years 5 years etc.. Also the 20 or so jackets that came and went during the 5 years kept me occupied..
     
  8. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

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    My wife’s uncle wrote a book on the subject...https://books.google.co.uk/books/ab...=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y
     
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  9. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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  10. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    Man that is one nice jacket!!!!!
    Love the leather.
    Great fit.
    A+
     
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  11. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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  12. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

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    He is, still performing; still in contact with Roger Waters et al.
     

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