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by madjon
Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pagans, Druids and Witches
Replies: 66
Views: 6570

cut off end of last message, forgotten what i said, anyways paganism as a belief system is a wide area there are many publications available from academic resources, but the question i had was for reenactment the use of images of roman pagan images and ideas the ideas associated with the norse and t...
by madjon
Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pagans, Druids and Witches
Replies: 66
Views: 6570

the use of language in debate, a heathen is a follower of the norse deities as i seem to recall, so damning all heathens are you saying that about the followers of odin thor freya etcetera or using it as an all encapsulating term? as for the romans they would fall under the catch all term of pagan a...
by madjon
Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Object quiz
Replies: 21
Views: 3994

whats the third one looks like two china buttons and a fish tail?
by madjon
Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: victorian underpants.
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

shall pop down the market and get some material, bone buttons, bone in pants, theres a bad joke in there somewhere, shall start sewing and see what happens, victorian mens pants are an elusive article indeed! thanks for the link frances, have a collection of buttons think i may go for the bone ones,...
by madjon
Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: odd request
Replies: 0
Views: 631

odd request

its an odd request but am looking for used percussion caps for display, dont use enough of them myself to put them on display i get through maybe a dozen a year, but have a period percussion cap tin, so if any one regularly uses percussion caps could they send me some used caps?
by madjon
Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is it about WWII clothing?
Replies: 24
Views: 2524

just to throw something in to the conservation debate, should all museum displays be in cabinets with acid free paper controlled humidity and keeping the light levels at a minimum to prevent light bleaching? are items that would otherwise be destroyed through everyday use or neglect except for that ...
by madjon
Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Question about ammunition
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

the cartridges are a few inchs long and made of paper probably containing around 2 drams of powder and a ball, the only real disadvantage about carrying a number of them is if you dont have enough for what you are using them for, no real disadvantage to carrying them, their the right charge ready to...
by madjon
Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: victorian underpants.
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

no deadline but after a week of searching through the web and other documents i seem to have acquired a strange fascination with the lack of information on victorian mens undergarments, have this need now to research and find out about them as it has struck me that there reallly isnt that much publi...
by madjon
Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: victorian underpants.
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

am now on an underpants quest the visage of victorian underpants will be found, have ordered book off web, and after a week of web searching found a picture of a victorian pair in colorado, http://www.althouse.blogspot.com/2005/08/historic-underpants.html will now go hunting in the basement of the m...
by madjon
Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: victorian underpants.
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

no answer from that site,
this site has victorian pants that look like 1950's army issue pants,
www.vintage shirt.co.uk
will keep looking, 1 pair of generic pants! is that it? may have to do some serious research in the much unrepresented victorian mens pants department,
by madjon
Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: My latest acquisition, a Greatcoat
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

american greatcoats there are 2 types you will probably come across for ww2 lendlease which are a funny darkgreen and usually have brit buttons on, have a look at the label, and the us issue greatcoats which are more a browny green colour, the label can be found in the pocket or sewn on the inside o...
by madjon
Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: My latest acquisition, a Greatcoat
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

british 1912 pattern officers greatcoat, the blue and white armband is signals, the buttons are signals and should read royal corps of signals for pre 1945, as they changed to just royal signals in early 44 i think it was. the 1912 pattern was still in use a few years ago, a fairly heavy greatcoat o...
by madjon
Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Question about ammunition
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

military or civil? both ways apply depending on what your after then theres also horns still in use for sporting guns and priming, percussion caps came in a little tin or box and could be put in a pouch on your belt, or a container set into the butt with a swivel lid, the cartridge was generally alr...
by madjon
Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: victorian underpants.
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

had a look, not a lot on the underpants front,no pun, lots of womens though, there are some mens patterns but not covering viccy underpants,but did find an american article on underwear in florida, 73% of men wear womens underwear at least once, i dont think that helps but its an amusing article, ht...
by madjon
Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Monk
Replies: 26
Views: 3319

ooh big question, the style colour material and cut of the garb of a monk depended on what time and area, there were distinct periods of influence of different orders and different churchs at the time, post williamite the french orders became dominant in britain, pick a century and a location and wo...
by madjon
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: victorian underpants.
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

victorian underpants.

looking for a pattern for mens undergarments of the 1870's - 1880's nearest i have found so far is 1907, plenty of patterns for ladies victorian knickers but nothing for mens pants,anyone got a pattern?
by madjon
Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Royal Horse Artillery
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

try the rha records, as he joined before 1901 to be in the boer war it could be interesting finding the records, try a quick search on the national archive , use the name of your relative and start from there, if you find him then you can sometimes find service record information for people, dependi...
by madjon
Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 3878

being one of them mechanical types who can fix most ancient machinery and anything involving lumps of wood metal and stone,,i have along with a great dislike of anything electric developed a great dislike of sewing machines ,having attempted to use them on several occasions and managing only to foul...
by madjon
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: songs
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

a bit to be getting on with , see never find it if i didn't ask . all i find is the new stuff, but have a wider repetoire now for impersonating cats and being thrown out of pubs, :roll: my singings not that bad most of the time. but lots to be getting on with now and practice,. cheers.
by madjon
Sun Nov 06, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: songs
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

we have a good start but with 2 thousand+ years of history is this all the offerings of song? what about the triumphal entrance of caesar into rome and the ribald his armies sang home we bring our brave wh..e munger, romans lock your wives away, all the gold that you sent him ,went his gallic wh..es...
by madjon
Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black maille
Replies: 8
Views: 1512

for blacking a new piece of iron/steel , you could always use gun blacking available from most gunshops, leaves a dull black shine to the metal, but do read the instructions on the bottle and dont get on your fingers.
by madjon
Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: songs
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

amazing what a google search will find, lyrics,

www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/works/ ... rmlyr.html

a few good songs there
by madjon
Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: songs
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

songs

anybody have any good period songs for singing? keep looking but all i seem to find are the exceedingly boring ones, need a few good songs for quaffing ale and falling in the camp fire to, any you are particularly afavoured of, ? the ones with a good tune that can be sung in front of the public or o...
by madjon
Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: greetings
Replies: 12
Views: 1927

never heard of them exploding before, was there a fault in the nipple casting, just being nosey as i service 3 bands for a group im with, only ever had problems with loose ones or ones which have become blocked through sweating, but as it was only in use for 9 rounds id guess a fault in production, ...
by madjon
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: greetings
Replies: 12
Views: 1927

important to tweek your nipple with a nipple tool every now and then to make sure it hasnt come loose, check the thread for stripping . but exploding nipples?
by madjon
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The End of the World
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

the end of the world is a common theme running through various times of european history, from the norse idea of ragnarok, where the ice giants escape and theres a big battle at the end of the world, to the traditional church view of the book of apocalypse with horns blowing and angels and demons ru...
by madjon
Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
Replies: 22
Views: 3491

dont forget to have a look in charity shops where they stock a range of old linen threads,usually with sewing bits and old buttons, they usually cost about 50p . just make sure it hasnt rotted by giving a bit a tug

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