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Ultimate wine cooler

Ultimate wine cooler
The cylinder from a Gipsy Major engine has been cleaned and painted. A stainless steel and copper wine cooler added to the center so can now chill your drink.

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Coat hook

Coat Hook

From concept to finished item. We took a sad vintage wooden cut down propeller, sanded and polished it, added 4 coat hooks some copper end caps and now a lovely aircraft themed gift.

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A Tail of Two Chairs

Tail of two chairs

A tale of two chairs - both mid 60's and both from helicopters. Both arrived this week and work is under way. So first is for an unknown chair that was bought at an Auction as a Huey gunners chair. We identified it as Westland Wasp and when it arrived we had an aircraft identity on it of XT617. The cushions are now at an upholsterer and the chair is at a blacksmiths having legs made.

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A second helicopter chair that was purchased from upstate New York and is definitely a Huey chair. This was purchased form a junk shop in Washington DC in 1972 and stored for 30 years. The back has a part number for model 204 Bell UH-1. There is also a faint aircraft identification code 64-14132. With help from the Vietnam Helicopters Assoc we have the full history of this aircraft - Built as a model C and then upgraded with a more powerful engine and recoded as an M - it was a gunship that saw service in Vietnam from 1968 to 1971 with several AWC and AHC. As it has foldable legs we have been greatly helped by friends and have ordered a 2ft square panel of original Huey floor with the fittings that the chair all slot into. It is in transit from Maine to Boston and then to UK.

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Missile Fin

Missile Fin

Ten years ago we picked up an aluminium fin. Yesterday we cleaned it up and found some identification numbers. Today we identified it as being from a tactical nuclear missile. This is one of the rear fins from an English Electric Blue Water missile. The Blue Water project was cancelled in 1962 and this unfinished fin was likely sold as scrap.

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C-47


C-47

Sold as Anson but identified with the help of a Douglas inspection stamp. This is the outboard exhaust panel from the engine cowl of a wartime C47. When it arrived there were traces of green primer and brown paint ( faded Olive Drab).

It needed some structural reshaping and repairs. The Dzus fasteners work and the inspection hatch opens.
The pipe on the front was to support a fresh air intake that passed along a pipe surrounding the exhaust to warm air for cabin heating.
We have painted it in fresh Olive Drab and added the USAAF stars and bars and 101st Airborne screaming eagle.
A large piece that needs a large wall to hang it on..


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