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 Post subject: Brass polishing
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2014 03:24 
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Looking around at all my brass ornaments I decided they looked tarnished and needed
polishing up. Like most ex matelots I had a penchant for collecting "rabbits" abroard
on my travels, and lots of them were brass from the Middle East, India, and Pakistan.
I wish I hadn't been so diligent in my search for brass ware as it is now bloody hard
work keeping them ship shape and Bristol fashion.
Wish I had stuck to all the wooden rabbits in Mombasa.
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 Post subject: Re: Brass polishing
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2014 09:07 
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if they stand still... paint them,, :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Brass polishing
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2014 10:49 
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if they move grease em,


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 Post subject: Re: Brass polishing
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2014 10:56 
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Actually tho' Harry I know what you mean, I don't have any goodies collected whilst in pusser, only memories (some good, some bad and some bloody awful) but I do have a small collection of brass and copper.... about £2k's worth of pans and about the same in oil lamps (I actually sailed "lampy" a couple of times, but of course these days it is known by the boring title of storekeeper - lamptrimmer was a far better rating in my book! Note they are called STORE rooms not ISSUES rooms, which is why the average storekeeper tends to be something of a 'squirrel') Keeps me out of mischief once a month but as they are all working and in use maybe they don't get the polish they should do.........I do like the look and light out of a paraffin (Kerosene) lamp, more restfull, warm too!


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 Post subject: Re: Brass polishing
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2014 20:03 
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i just collected medals. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Brass polishing
PostPosted: 27 Feb 2014 20:32 
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anybodies? or everybodies?


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 Post subject: Re: Brass polishing
PostPosted: 27 Feb 2014 20:43 
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just my own. my one and only, given to me by the gunnery officer on the scarborough,,all he said was theres something for you in that drawer,you must have known him sw sub lt jones, great bloke was he.


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Can't say as I remember the guy there again there wern't many officers I do remember, only the ones I either knew or liked - i.e. the good ones who knew their job!


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like lt jock slater nav officer, later first sea lord. my div officer scarborough.


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better than a bravery award you are Mick, all those famous people you have known!


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