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    Default Junktion Antiques - old machinery in the UK

    I've just found the website of an antique store in England that has five treadle lathes for sale...amongst other things. I didn't think there were places like that any more. Here's a link - 'The Grigg' Small Treadle Lathe c/w Equipment PS265, 28" long, 19" wide, 47" tall

    Can you see what looks like a little hand shaper to the left? There is also a magnificent old Archdale back-geared drill for sale. Looks like a great place to spend a day!

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    Looks like a fun place to shop. The building is an old rail station in New Bolingbroke and I read that the rail line was closed in 1970. But I see only traces of a rail right of way between Tumby Woodside and Stickney, the adjacent stations. The track must have crossed dozens of farms without following boundaries between fields. The village is a tiny place in the fens, well away from large cities. I think the only way a tourist could get there would be a hired car.

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    After Brexit those might come in handy.

    Joking aside, those are some wonderful pieces, thank you for sharing!

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    FYI It's not that far from RAF Coningsby the former home of 617 Squadron ( The Dam Busters) where you can visit Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

    RAF Coningsby - Wikipedia

    No. 617 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by L Vanice View Post
    Looks like a fun place to shop. The building is an old rail station in New Bolingbroke and I read that the rail line was closed in 1970. But I see only traces of a rail right of way between Tumby Woodside and Stickney, the adjacent stations. The track must have crossed dozens of farms without following boundaries between fields. The village is a tiny place in the fens, well away from large cities. I think the only way a tourist could get there would be a hired car.

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    The Fens are a strange place, and one of only a handful of similar (basically man made) landscapes in the world.

    The Fens - Wikipedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    The Fens are a strange place, and one of only a handful of similar (basically man made) landscapes in the world.

    The Fens - Wikipedia
    I live on the western edge of one of those places, formerly called the Great Black Swamp, but drained in the late 19th century. I see that my Black Swamp and the Fens are both about 1500 square miles in extent and both are presently great farm land. Open and tiled ditches are a reminder of man's effect on the land.

    Great Black Swamp - Wikipedia

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    Thanks for that Larry, some interesting reading for me.

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    I know Junktion well,and those machines. They been there for some time! It's quite remote out there-not far from New York!

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    Nice one Ted ……..if only they knew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    Nice one Ted ……..if only they knew
    You know where I mean,then! There's a New Leeds between Aberdeen and Fraserburgh too. Place names can be quite amusing-the strangest one I know is St Ippolyts near Hitchin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedinNorfolk View Post
    I know Junktion well,and those machines. They been there for some time! It's quite remote out there-not far from New York!
    And just up the road from New York is Dakota Park, where you can sit outside your caravan and watch the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight veteran Lancaster bomber or a Spitfire or a C47 Dakota take off from RAF Coningsby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedinNorfolk View Post
    You know where I mean,then! There's a New Leeds between Aberdeen and Fraserburgh too. Place names can be quite amusing-the strangest one I know is St Ippolyts near Hitchin.
    And a New Holland .

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    I bought a 4" pump from him a few years ago for an 1890's windpump (engine) we were playing with, the prices were more like Knightsbridge......but then again I couldn't find one anywhere else so good luck to him, I guess!

    Richard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruston3w View Post
    , the prices were more like Knightsbridge......but then again I couldn't find one anywhere else so good luck to him, .
    Oh what a surprise? - NOT …………….they didn't call em Fen Tigers for nothing

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    I know the owner,jack,very well. Really nice bloke-however I've never tried buying anything from him,chiefly because nearly everything doesn't have a price ticket on. In my experience that is always a bad omen price wise. And yet I've seen him spend a lot at auctions,so there is plenty of capital tied up at Junktion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedinNorfolk View Post
    I know the owner,jack,very well. Really nice bloke-however I've never tried buying anything from him,chiefly because nearly everything doesn't have a price ticket on. In my experience that is always a bad omen price wise. And yet I've seen him spend a lot at auctions,so there is plenty of capital tied up at Junktion.
    I know about shops with priceless goods. On one of my holidays in London around 1977, I found a nice antique shop (it might have been in Knightsbridge) with an old Japanese kago yumi, a bow and arrow set of the small size required for use from a kago. Standard Japanese bows are seven feet long unstrung. A kago is a box in which a rider sits while two or more men carry it with a pole supported on their shoulders. The bow has to be small enough for the owner to fire it while in the box. I had only seen them in books and Japanese museums, so I asked the price. The answer was forty-five, so I said I would buy it. The lady then wrote up a receipt for 425 pounds. It seems she had said, "four two five." Oh well... The old two countries divided by a common language thing, I guess.

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    Like it. A Kago a battle Sedan Chair 😅


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