Ooo. Nice brass.
Edit: Really digging those flared bodies.
Nice set of Brass.
If you have to part with them , please let me know.
TiHolic Damascus Addict
It's a 5C ROP right now. I'll probably hotwire it.
just beautiful Donn
Thanks. Your pic makes me wish I hadn't sold my brass Cub.
What's the label say? All I can make out is CONCO, battery, electric and Cardiff.
They pop up on eBay over hee now and then, 2D and 3D. I found a Cree LED drop in reflector, that with a bit of work fits and works, which is nice. I guess they are from around 1930's to 1960's. I think they were used down the coal mines.
Donn, that pic is after about 7 hours of buffing and polishing, still a way to go!
keep em coming folks!
I live on a saltwater canal, 200 yards from a saltwater bay, 2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
I polish brass in the winter (which you probably have now), and sing "Pirates of Penzance" whilst doing it. I remove all the brass bits from my boats, and bring them into the warm. I set up a table with all the polishing gear, and have at it, including the flashlights.
Absolutely beautiful! Guess it's time to start polishing again.
I only have a few brass lights as I'm more of a Ti collector, but here are a couple of pics:-
Yes, how do you polish, prevent tarnish, etc. A little info would be appreciated. Do polish cloths work?
Brasso removes tarnish.
Polishing cloths like Flitz work for maintenance.
IMO, there's no acceptable way to prevent tarnish. You can clear coat brass, but it doesn't look as good as uncoated.
Spectacular lights, Ganp.
Reminds me of the handiwork of this geezer in the UK who lived in Bristol.
Could you put me in touch with him again please? I need to expand on my brass collection if he still makes 'em.
This one just moved to Australia.
Ganp wins hands down!
Ti lights just do not move me the way these brass ones do. Very very nice!
Keep it between the ditches and the shiny side up.
Yep Ganp, pretty much the king of brass lights...
Beautiful lights in your collections, donn_, calebra, and easilyled.
But I think my favourite is from Essexman ....
And if I remember rightly, the light has not been altered to accommodate the upgrade.
Couple of points about polishing....
Brasso IS reactive, it will etch brass if you don't remove EVERY spot. It loves to settle in holes, crevices and knurling.
Nevr Dull wadding will clean & polish brass w/o leaving residue like Brasso. Its slower, it does stain [use a clean cloth to finish the polishing].
For the absolutely smoothest finish get some white and some red jewelers rouge. Both dissolve in water so you can use clean cotton cloth [T shirt material] and load the rouge into the clothes.
White rouge will remove 95% of the lines. Red rouge will get you to a mirror finish. Finish polishing w/ rouge is VERY slow.
Of course, once polished you'll leave perfect fingerprints each time you touch it.....
^G When I reply, threads die....
I just received a Peak Kilimanjaro in brass, from B/S/T. It's wasted on me and belongs in the hands of a collector--preferably, one who appreciates Peaks, brass lights, or magnificent handiwork. I'm willing to let it go for what I paid ($20 shipped!) I'd rather not offer it to someone in America, because we Yanks can buy a brass Peak anytime. To what CPFer overseas should I give first consideration?
I would ask for just a few dollars more to cover overseas shipping, whatever it comes to.
Last edited by Paul_in_Maryland; 08-03-2010 at 01:05 PM.
My lights, all AA, neutral or warm: 3 Fenix TK20s; 2 Malkoff M30WFs; 2 Shiningbeam Romisens (5A); Dereelight XP-G R5 (close enough); UK 4AA incan.