1900 Chain block.

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The_Yellow_Ardvark

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This lump of rust came my way.

I knew it was bad.

But it was a challenge.

Nowt moved.


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Even the split pins were rust welded into place.


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A week in Citric acid helped, but force was needed.

! x 10 ton puller, heat and a large hammer was used.


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Slow heat and force.

Soon. 7 hours had it in bits.

It was back in the citric acid bath, but something went wrong.

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That white crud was a real pain.
Power tools, a chipping hammer and a bit of heat helped.


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It was then cleaned up, a bit of paint band we get this.

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Oh yes a bit of bling.


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Gold leaf.

The chain was finished in a mix of.

Lamp Black.
Linseed oil.
Bee's wax.

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Not counting the donation to the charity shop, the cost?

55P
For new split pins.
 
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