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by Marghec
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rust on Chainmail
Replies: 22
Views: 5466

Put maille in a stout hessian bag, soak in mares urine, tie each end to opposing sides of baggage waggon wheel. Traditional and eco friendly. Let me know if you want some mares urine.
by Marghec
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn Movie and ways forward
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

Bannockburn Movie and ways forward

I did not know you were there Scott, thus did not meet you. We will always be pleased to travel North if you wish, especially as I have a daughter in Bannockburn, and a new Scottish grandson who wishes to ride as Bruce (in about 20 years). Please get in touch. Best wishes with the future of the cent...
by Marghec
Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Military Chin Chains
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Military Chin Chains

FAO Nerf Herder,

Just got one on Ebay, but could do with a couple more so will keep looking.

Thanks again,

John T
by Marghec
Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Military Chin Chains
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Military chin chains

Thanks for your help everyone, I had scanned the net, but quite obviously not used the correct search words, and have been watching Ebay, but only for the three months that I have been looking for them. I am actually looking for white metal ones should anyone have any. I shall PM you Neilbel. Thanks...
by Marghec
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Military Chin Chains
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Military Chin Chains

Hi, can anyone tell me where I might get chin chains for 19th/20th Century type Army dragoon helmets, blue cloth helmets, busbies etc.

Thanks

John Tremelling
by Marghec
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: English Civil War type powder flasks on Bandolier
Replies: 0
Views: 1913

English Civil War type powder flasks on Bandolier

Hi all, English Civil War type powder flasks on Bandolier advertised in Buy and Sell if anyone is looking for such.

John Tremelling
by Marghec
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Lee Enfield Breach Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Lee Enfield Breach Covers

Thanks for the info Lord Byron. Also for the link. I knew that the info would be out there somewhere, but being an ageing technocretin could not find it myself.

Best wishes,

John T
by Marghec
Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Lee Enfield Breach Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

And before anyone points it out, I really mean breech. (Need a spell check on this site)

JT
by Marghec
Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Lee Enfield Breech Canvas Covers
Replies: 0
Views: 812

Lee Enfield Breech Canvas Covers

Hi, Can anyone please advise me when canvas breech covers were first officially used by the British Army for Lee Enfields. I have seen many anecdotal refferrences, and have seen photographic evidence of a variety of home made, locally adapted, rags etc used, but am looking for documentary or photogr...
by Marghec
Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Lee Enfield Breach Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Lee Enfield Breach Covers

Hi, Can anyone please advise me when canvas breach covers were first officially used by the British Army for Lee Enfields. I have seen many anecdotal refferrences, and have seen photographic evidence of a variety of home made, locally adapted, rags etc used, but am looking for documentary or photogr...
by Marghec
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pewter Buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Pewter Buttons

Thanks all, great help as always.

John Tremelling
by Marghec
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pewter Buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Pewter Buttons

Hi, can anyone tell me who might make me some pewter buttons please?

Thanks,

John Tremelling
by Marghec
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: FANY ATS
Replies: 2
Views: 732

FANY ATS

Thanks for your reply. I know that much of FANY kit was home made or private prurchase, and we do have a full skirt which is used to ride side saddle. What I am seeking is a pattern for khaki tunic as used on the Western Front, where I know many gallant ladies went at their own expence, riding skirt...
by Marghec
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: FANY ATS
Replies: 0
Views: 895

FANY ATS

Hi, I am looking to make a Khaki Great War FANY/ATS uniform, with both skirt and riding trousers/habit. I know that there were many locally made variants. Will someone advise me where I may find originals to buy, hire or borrow to copy, or where I may find patterns?

Thanks,

John Tremelling
by Marghec
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: FANY ATS
Replies: 2
Views: 732

FANY ATS

Hi, I am looking to make a Khaki Great War FANY/ATS uniform, with both skirt and riding trousers/habit. I know that there were many locally made variants. Will someone advise me where I may find originals to buy, hire or borrow to copy, or where I may find patterns?

Thanks,

John Tremelling
by Marghec
Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1914 Pattern Leather Equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

1914 Pattern Leather Equipment

An explanation was not necessary Lord Byron, but thank you for your time and comment.

JT
by Marghec
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: brit uniform sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

brit uniform sizes

Labelled sizes are always incorrect Griff, well, they never fit me.

JT
by Marghec
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1914 Pattern Leather Equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

1914 Pattern Leather Equipment

Hello Lord Byron, as mentioned in my message, all queries may be answered by PM or e-mail rather than take up space here. I used this forum simply to advertise. Technocretin that I am I do not know how to attach photos here, but will willingly supply them to an e-mail address. Anyone interested e-ma...
by Marghec
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1914 Pattern Leather Equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

1914 Pattern Leather Equipment

Hi, I have a full set of reproduced 1914 Pattern Leather Equipment for disposal. Anyone interested let me know either by posting here or PM, and I shall give fuller details.

John Tremelling
by Marghec
Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Khaki Cloth
Replies: 0
Views: 389

Khaki Cloth

Hi, can anyone advise me where I can buy Khaki Woollen Cloth in quite large quantities. I require it for Imperial Yeomanry uniforms, 1900-1908, for mounted displays, not 'show and tell' thus it does not need to be exact, just suitable for the 10 yard rule. Anyone with any ideas please either post he...
by Marghec
Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Khaki Cloth
Replies: 0
Views: 717

Khaki Cloth

Hi, can anyone advise me where I can buy Khaki Woollen Cloth in quite large quantities. I require it for Imperial Yeomanry uniforms, 1900-1908, for mounted displays, not 'show and tell' thus it does not need to be exact, just suitable for the 10 yard rule. Anyone with any ideas please either post he...
by Marghec
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Military Braid or Piping
Replies: 7
Views: 2238

Military Braid or Piping

Thanks for the advice everyone.

Best wishes and productive winter stiching,

John T
by Marghec
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Military Braid or Piping
Replies: 7
Views: 2238

Military Braid or Piping

:D Thanks Neibelungen, a great help, good to hear from someone knowledgeable. It is mostly the square type which I require, together with some round, 1/4". I am not a tailor as you may have guesed, but wish to add piping to some khaki service dress uniforms which I have to enhance them for 1901-1907...
by Marghec
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Military Braid or Piping
Replies: 7
Views: 2238

Military Braid or Piping

PS

It would even be a great help if anyone would tell me what it is correctly called.

JT
by Marghec
Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Military Braid or Piping
Replies: 7
Views: 2238

Military Braid or Piping

Hi all, I am seeking a supplier of Military Braid or Piping, the sort of rope used for decorative knots etc on 19th and 20th Century uniforms. I hope that the informed will forgive the fact that I do not even know what it is correctly called. I need about 20 yards (yes I am ageing) of certainly scar...
by Marghec
Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Surplus Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Surplus Kit

Thanks Roly

John T
by Marghec
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Surplus Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Surplus Kit

Hi all, I have a heap of British oddments in my attic looking for a good home. 1939 webbing, at least 1 complete set plus all sorts of interesting oddments, eg belts and holsters, some black (RTR/RAC) Some unidentified webbing, British marks, 1944 type, and at least one complete set of 1957 together...