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    Cheap way to display headgear

    I know its not ordnance but im sure members collect other stuff as well.
    I have a small collection of headwear.
    I found the stands i made were all a bit unstable then a couple of weeks ago i saw some plastic fish/cocktail bowls in my local poundshop.
    Turned upside down i have found these perfect for displaying my lids,i think they look good and are very stable,fit well and at a £1 each a bargain,

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    Another good stand if you are near a Tractor Trailer shop
    is the piston out of an air bag. These get thrown out = free. The base is heavy
    so you have great balance and stability, the shaft will fit a common nut and they have those to.
    You can slide a copper pipe over them to extend them and painted black these
    do not distract. Fitting some kind of top is not difficult styrofoam dome etc. to fit.
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    Ikea used to sell small glass cookie jars that I’ve found similarly useful.

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    Gordon,

    The item you show in your photo, is the push rod out of an Air Brake (Spring Brake). When the Air Brake is actuated, a diaphragm pushes on the flat plate, pushing the rod to expand the brake pads.
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    One of the local helmet collectors uses paper towel stands, often on special at houseware shops. With the current craze of toilet paper hoarding there might be a few going spare.

 

 

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