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    Posted 3 years ago

    billretire…
    (469 items)

    This is posted for Thomas(Brunswick), brought out after his "Nut Head Metal Man".
    The two Belt Buckles were job built, meaning they were made by Pipe Fitters, during down time on a job in a refinery. The Buckle with the coin in it, I purchased from a Fitter, in 1980, on a refinery job that I worked on as a Carpenter. The Buckle is made of stainless steel pipe, a 1 1/2" for the 1 Troy oz. .999 fine Liberty coin, and a 2" pipe cut on an angle, then in half through the center, reversed and then welded together, for the oval part, then 2 twisted stainless welding rods, are wrapped around the 1 1/2" pipe, and welded to it, for design, a back plate is tacked on to hold the coin, a pin welded, for the belt hole, and loop for the belt to pass through, (that broke off after 25years of wearing it), then the coin is placed and resin was poured over the top, so the coin can be removed, if needed.
    The other Buckle I found at an Estate Sale, about 10years ago, made similar, but with stainless pipe, with copper pipe inside, and 3 sizes of steam tracing stainless tubing, and brass brazing rod, for the design. This type of buckle was made at most refinery jobs, in different patterns. Always frowned upon, but tolerated, by management, I don't know if it still is though! :^D
    The old tools are just for a visual, but any that you would like to know about, just let me know!
    Thanks for looking, questions and comments welcome! :^)

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    Comments

    1. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      I like the way you displayed these two buckles.
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Thank you pw-collector! :^D
      Thanks for looking at these buckles, and loving them too,
      fortapache
      pw-collector
      and Bonnie,
      much appreciated! :^)
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Irishcollector, thanks for lookin, and lovin! :^)
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      don't all employees do that ? I built the carriage for my Civil War cannon in our Piper working hangar !!! What's that brass thing under the metric pipe wrench ?
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      I knew I could get interest on that one! bb2 :^D
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Hey Thomas, sort of, never used these ones, just found them at the Flea, in the last few months! I said to myself I wasn't going to buy any tools, I HAVE ENOUGH TOOLS . . . there I said it again, but old habits die hard! I won't buy any more today though! :^D I do like antique tools, and if I can get them at a real good price, I just might get ONE! :^)
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Thank you for the comments Thomas, and bb2(I know you was here) I didn't forget your question either! :^D
      Thanks to you all for looking at this post that Thomas inspired, and for the love too,
      Kevin
      Thomas
      bobby725
      and bb2 also,
      much appreciated! :^)
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      So bb2, it's a size adjustable(at least finger length), stained, leaded, or art glass, cutter.
      The cutting wheel is threaded into the brass finger rest(so it can be replaced when dull), that's form fitted for a thumb, and two fingers, the top part screws up, or down, and fits between your fingers, so you get support, and able to put even pressure on the wheel while cutting the glass!
      Now, I've never used it before, but the guy that I bought it from, said it works great, but had quit doing stained/leaded glass work, years ago.
      It definitely is a conversation piece though! :^D

      I'll post some pics. showing it better soon! :^)
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      "Wa a ting". That would have been great as, "what is this?"
    10. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Yes it would! :^D
      Hey bb2, I'm having trouble post any pics, right now, CW is not giving me the photo select option! :^(
      I did notice that the cutting tool is etched marked in script Elegance In Glass, I guess that was his company! :^)
    11. Karenoke Karenoke, 3 years ago
      This is a cool post!
      I love the gentle thought put into the arrangement of these items, and I have seen many of these buckles over the years and never thought much of them. But now I bet I never see another other than in pictures. That's how it goes once you realize how cool it is, they all disappear. But I will be looking better now that I know better...lol
      Nice post, thanks for sharing!
    12. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Thank you Karenoke, for your very nice comment! :^D
      I have seen some of these buckles with many different designs, with bullet shells, in place of the tubing, and a lot more elaborate designs, when I bought mine from the fitter, I also bought one for my wife, but it was smaller with a Susan B. Anthony dollar coin instead, I won the check-pool on the job that week so splurged! :^)
      Thanks for the love too! :^)
    13. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      I agree with all compliments stated Bil.
      Your photos are art.
    14. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Wow Karen, thank you so much! :^)
    15. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Thanks JImam, for stopping by, and giving some love! :^)
    16. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Hi Goldenwing, nice to meet you! :^D Thanks for stopping by for a look, and loving what you saw! :^)
    17. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      Some tradesmen missed there calling. Many people don't recognize their own talent. A mill Wright I worked with made a scorpion out of a wire brush for cleaning welds.
    18. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      You're right Roy, but first you have to put food on the table, then do what you love to do, and if you get a chance, to do both at the same time, then it doesn't get any better then that! :^D
      I loved my work as a Carpenter, and had fun too, but when it came down to it, it was hard work that got the job done, and kept the paychecks coming!
      I think that I would have liked to be a potter, but needed to live first! :^D It all worked out though, and retirement is good :^)
    19. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Thank you Roy, for your comment, and the love! :^)
    20. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Hey iggy, thanks for stopping by for a look, and loving what you saw! :^)
    21. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Good to see you here Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, thank you for checking out these belt buckles, and maybe some tools too, and loving them! :^)
    22. whyatt whyatt, 3 years ago
      really cool post , bill !
    23. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Thank you for your comment, and the love, whyatt! :^)
    24. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Hey Peasejean55, nice of you to stop by for a look, and love what you saw! Thanks! :^)
    25. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Sorry h2c I haven't checked here in a while, thanks for lookin, and lovin what you saw! :^)
    26. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Thank you for the love AnythingObscure, it's always nice to get! :^)
    27. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      I like it when these posts come up again, and people stop by, and love what they see! Thank you all!
      Johnsmith
      Horseradishman1
      and lzenglish,
      Much appreciated! :^)

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