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#4283211 - 07/30/16 05:02 PM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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I wouldn't say "the cool-stuff-magnet" - I think these historical items
are searching for a real good home, where they get well preserved, cared for, and honoured.
And they seem to sense, that Lou will provide them with all that.


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#4283225 - 07/30/16 05:42 PM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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I agree historical items look for Lou they know they will cared for, loved, and honored. He treats them better than most museums because he takes them down admires them then puts them back in their honored place.

#4283240 - 07/30/16 07:03 PM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Seems your next cat will be named GNEISENAU ?
Luckily, the cats didn't realise what names they had been given. Might have gone to their heads! biggrin


Quite correct, Sir! I only have one at a time, so Gneisenau it will be. Gonna drive my vets receptionist insane with that one! Pushing 60, I have grave doubts as to my still being around for Deutschland/Lutzow, but it's nice to know naming ones cats will never be a problem...

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#4283364 - 07/31/16 08:06 AM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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I had a cat that was called 'cat'. It seemed to like the name.


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#4283380 - 07/31/16 10:03 AM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: JimAttrill]  
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Originally Posted By: JimAttrill
I had a cat that was called 'cat'. It seemed to like the name.

When they like us, they make do with a lot of names.
I recently met a girl with a small grey pug dog, that had a face like a bat that had crashed into a train in full flight.
The pug looked at me, wagging his stumb of a tail, and I spoke to him in a friendly way;
while I bent down and stroked him, I said to him "Boy, you are ugly as hell - do you know that?"
He like the tone and the stroking, ignored the rest.
The girl though didn't.
She pulled him away from me and gave me a grim look.

I always found it much harder to impress girls - dogs: no problem!


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#4283393 - 07/31/16 11:32 AM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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#4283620 - 08/01/16 03:37 AM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
"Boy, you are ugly as hell - do you know that?"

Olham, you weren't looking at her when you said that, by any chance?


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#4283670 - 08/01/16 07:27 AM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Fullofit]  
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Good one, Jim! biggrin

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...you weren't looking at her when you said that, by any chance?

No way - I am a gentleman!
She was even cute, by the way - I like the beauty of angry women! biggrin


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#4283720 - 08/01/16 11:58 AM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
... I like the beauty of angry women! biggrin

Careful what you wish for. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, as the saying goes.


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#4284670 - 08/04/16 02:25 PM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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What about Baritone Women?


#4284695 - 08/04/16 02:54 PM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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(image posted by JFM)

Interesting tidbit about the first observer who operated from the front office of the B.E.9 : Lt. Herbert "Stumpy" Tillson, during one of his early flights in the bus and in an attempt to get the pilot's attention concerning another aeroplane coming in behind them, waved his arm and pointed rearwards. This temporary lapse in good judgement was never repeated by Tillson who thereafter had to learn how to sign his name with his left hand. Later in life he became quite successful selling items specifically designed for the cack-handed.

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On an unrelated note, I'm still surprised no one has called me out on this. biggrin

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#4284773 - 08/04/16 06:06 PM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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That's because it was obviously baloney. To say so would have been like saying the blue sky is blue. biggrin But amusing? 'twas.

#4284777 - 08/04/16 06:22 PM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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'at's a fair cop

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#4284822 - 08/04/16 08:24 PM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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You mean old Herbert "Stumpy" Tillson is a fiction?


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#4284825 - 08/04/16 08:30 PM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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It was as believable as some of those ROF pilot backgrounds! biggrin But more entertaining. In retrospect, I should have given you props earlier, Lou. Forgive me; I have some distractions at the moment.

#4284829 - 08/04/16 08:50 PM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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No worries Jim, I can empathize about the distractions. But old Stumpy, can't you just imagine the poor sod pointing back and suddenly, "Oh, damn, hand's gone. Must have that looked at when we land. Rather foolish of me now that I reflect on it - wasn't thinking. Lucky though, school ring is on the other, would have been a shame to lose that."

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#4284893 - 08/05/16 01:49 AM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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Jim, anyone who includes a Zappa clip moves higher and higher up the Grand Wazoo ladder in my books. As Frank Z. once said, "The stupider it is, the better we like it". What, no Stumpie? I'm glad to see that crazy plane come back, it was in a thread some time ago and I couldn't find it. That looks "Stupider" in my ensimation, but inventive.

#4286470 - 08/11/16 12:44 AM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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Hmm, I know I am already in the BOC, but just to further derail this thread, my buddies and I used to do the second half of this commercial, we would alternate parts...



The older I get, the more I realize I don't need to be Han, Luke or Leia. I'm just happy to be rebel scum...
#4302923 - 10/13/16 02:48 PM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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Olham created this useful thread for OT stuff, so I'll resurrect it now and share with you all the latest addition to my medal collection. smile



It's the Austro-Hungarian field pilot's badge (Feldpiloten-Abzeichen), 2nd type from the year 1917. An officially awarded wartime piece, marked on the reverse side by the official maker of these badges, Josef Zimbler, Vienna. Made of gilded bronze and finished with beautiful enamel (sorry about the reflections on the green enamel - it's the best I can do with my camera).

When the old Habsburg Kaiser Franz Joseph I died in late 1916, it became necessary to design a new badge for the Austro-Hungarian military pilots. The new design was officially approved by the new Kaiser Karl I and his war ministry in October 1917 (a scan of the Austro-Hungarian army's official publication with the details of the badge below).



Unfortunately I don't know who was the original owner of the badge now in my collection, but it has been awarded relatively late in the war. In most cases, the original recipient has been lost to the ages, and it's rare to acquire a piece whose history is fully known.

A beautiful badge, quite rare (only a few hundred have been awarded) and in excellent condition overall. Some of the gilding has been lost, along with some small chips of enamel, and the lower attachment hook is bent, but when you consider that these badges were worn on the pilot's uniform in the field, it's in remarkably good condition for its age.

IMO, the Austro-Hungarian pilot badges are the most beautiful ever designed. I'm happy to have another one in my collection. smile


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#4302930 - 10/13/16 04:00 PM Re: The Lost Thread [Re: Olham]  
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As I said in our Private Mails, this is a true beauty of a badge - much better
looking than the German pilot badge! Congrats on your new find, Hasse!
The red and green enamel appear almost like rubies and emeralds!


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