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by cannontickler
Sun May 13, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 15921

Re: 18th century street life

i'm going to sneak these up again whilst Mr. Grymm is out to lunch. all from my favouritest interest, fowling scenes. http://www.ballindalloch-press.com/society/andrews.jpg Detail from the Thomas Gainsborough painting Mr. and Mrs. Andrews (c. 1748-50). Mr. Andrews wears a short gray, double-breasted...
by cannontickler
Sat May 12, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 15921

Re: 18th century street life

Stay away from them Grania, rough and smelly soldier types both. =op oie you Mr. Grymm, i object to my reflection, anyhoo, as your fully aware i grew bored with the stale lack of imagination of the pure soldiering mentality from certain duller types with no breeding ages ago and der Kapitan et moi ...
by cannontickler
Sat May 12, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 15921

Re: 18th century street life

Grania wrote:Do I read into that that you are interested in non-military 18th century? :)

are you talking to me or der Kapitan von Reech........?????
by cannontickler
Thu May 10, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street theatre
Replies: 0
Views: 3593

18th century street theatre

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/db/Foire_saint-germain.jpg/800px-Foire_saint-germain.jpg The Paris foire St Germain, 1763, after the fire of 1762. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Foire_saint-laurent.jpg Nicolet's theatre at the foire St Laurent, 1786. http:/...
by cannontickler
Thu May 10, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 15921

18th century street life

http://cache2.artprintimages.com/lrg/38/3843/1JKYF00Z.jpg a street coffee seller in 18th century Paris by William Hole http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_y2YQuWsqNqM/TDiEsKvOrvI/AAAAAAAAAkU/v8r4pJtAOyQ/s1600/street+porter.jpg http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/38/3844/URKYF00Z/posters/dail...
by cannontickler
Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters 1550 to 1755
Replies: 6
Views: 3816

Re: Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters 1550 to 1755

I think it depends on the site but, now I come to think of it, most of the woods we used to use were NT property. I guess it depends on what you cut, bracken yes, saplings no! Getting really anal you can do without the string if you can be bothered to use barmbles or similar to tie the frame togeth...
by cannontickler
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters 1550 to 1755
Replies: 6
Views: 3816

Re: Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters 1550 to 1755

Interesting, the first image shows shelters very similar to those I used to build as a Scout (Back when Scouting meant going into the woods with a sheath knife and some string and doing stuff that you probably can't get insurance for these days!) Be nice to do an event where the landowner allowed t...
by cannontickler
Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters 1550 to 1755
Replies: 6
Views: 3816

Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters 1550 to 1755

http://www.libertyrifles.org/research/campaignshelters/european.jpg Image 1: Makeshift huts used by European armies, circa 1550-1650. Note their similarity to shelters built by soldiers in America from the 1750's to the 1860's. Geoffrey and Angela Parker, European Soldiers 1550-1650 (Cambridge, Lon...
by cannontickler
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 1600's, 1720's, 1730's plates
Replies: 0
Views: 2631

1600's, 1720's, 1730's plates

Dutch camp scene. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4QlVRfDC7rs/ShKvOD1fe6I/AAAAAAAAClg/rYClF2QnrX4/s1600/1700.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4QlVRfDC7rs/ShKvOD1fe6I/AAAAAAAAClg/rYClF2QnrX4/s320/1700.jpg Dutch drum wagon http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ZfyXQu00hxU/Sh9u_8jP-OI/AAAAAAAAAgQ/kuJ9Fgun7yc/s1600/Dutch+Dr...
by cannontickler
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 12756

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

Tod wrote:Being French they may have hidden it.
those swine sneaky French types.
by cannontickler
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 12756

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

The report I got my info. from was in French. I got a woman I used to work with to translate it. I can't find the site now but it had pictures of what they found. ah hah, righto in that case can you remember that wreck that i was harping on about that had the small bar shot that nobody had a clue w...
by cannontickler
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 12756

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

CT, Much as I would like to take the credit for this one, it's not my work, unfortunately. Letters of Marque/PoD makes an excellent copy of the Whydah box, without the wooden stiffening, if you are interested in one, at an extremely reasonable price: http://www.lettersofmarque.co.uk/index.php?main_...
by cannontickler
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 12756

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

Here's an interpretation of the wooden stiffening of the Whydah box, to give some idea of what it may have looked like (courtesy of this thread on another forum: http://pyracy.com/index.php/topic/9760-whydah-cartridge-box-replica/page__hl__whydah). Joolz your a very clever man Dr. Joolz of the Amaz...
by cannontickler
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 12756

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

I made one based on the bits found in a ship off the Canadian coast. It was ages ago that I found the web site and had to get most of it translated (it was in French). The one I made should have been lined with wood but I used it once and never bothered to finish it, I've still got it though. You'r...
by cannontickler
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 12756

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

Foxe wrote:That's what he said :(

either an SK reenactorism or a Victorianism,

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: surely its one and the same thing Mr. Foxe :lol: :lol:
by cannontickler
Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Be my valentine...
Replies: 2
Views: 2714

Re: Be my valentine...

Lord Chesterfield, 1658: "This year a young lady having drawn me for her Valentine, I presented her with a Purslan Chamber pot and a Looking glass fitted to the bottom of it, with this inscription: Narcissus se mirent en l'onde Vit la plus belle chose du monde * which was ill resented..." Ungratefu...
by cannontickler
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kindling the embers of the camp fire.
Replies: 0
Views: 1846

Kindling the embers of the camp fire.

http://my-favourite-planet.de/images/blogs/cheshire-cat/2011/05-big-money/berlin_dj-27032011-207b_cooking-fire.jpg Kindling the embers of the camp fire. A soldier's wife cooks a pot of potatoes on the eve of a decisive European battle. Detail from Frederick the Great before the Battle of Torgau (Fr...
by cannontickler
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Turkish Cannons
Replies: 0
Views: 2173

Turkish Cannons

http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/images/CamelCanon.jpg Those devious Turks will stop at nothing! Must assume there is another cannon on the other side for balance. Notice the lit match - ready to fire?!?! Well, T. Kosciuszku in his 1800 treatise Maneuvers of Horse Artillery (prepared for the America...
by cannontickler
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Turkish Cannons
Replies: 2
Views: 2819

Turkish Cannons

http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/images/CamelCanon.jpg Those devious Turks will stop at nothing! Must assume there is another cannon on the other side for balance. Notice the lit match - ready to fire?!?! Well, T. Kosciuszku in his 1800 treatise Maneuvers of Horse Artillery (prepared for the America...
by cannontickler
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.
Replies: 30
Views: 11079

Re: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.

Saint Egregious wrote:A fire piston. You are evil Mr.Grymm......now I have to make one.
but surely you mean to say that field marshal von Grymm is an evil [ genius ] of the most cunning but sometimes lacking in soap.
by cannontickler
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: watch out boys, the navy's in town
Replies: 0
Views: 1728

watch out boys, the navy's in town

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Naval officer using an octant, late 18th century.
by cannontickler
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!
Replies: 12
Views: 5551

Re: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!

Do you think it proof of Alien intervention? After all, the Aliens downed Tunguska meteorite to protect our planet from devastation ( http://english.pravda.ru/science/mysteries/24-03-2008/104631-tunguska_meteorite-0/ ), so perhaps this might explain the mysteriousness of the Todmeister! And it is a...
by cannontickler
Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!
Replies: 12
Views: 5551

Re: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!

Some say that the Todmeister is forged from Irn Bru and girders..........!!! Some say he only eats cheese after 11.00 pm and can be heard squeeking in his sleep....!!! Some say his knees are made from Scots pine and if we ever have another great flood he'll float....? All we know is, he's called th...
by cannontickler
Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!
Replies: 12
Views: 5551

Re: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!

Interesting. What, you like the idea of wearing those silk petticoat breeches like wot later sailors wear in combination with those hideous gold buckles? You aren't planning to wear them with bias cut traditional loud tartan cadadh are you? I am seriously trying very hard not to allow that image to...
by cannontickler
Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!
Replies: 12
Views: 5551

Re: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!

Tod wrote:Interesting.
Nope, i bet you £1.68 he's not related to you in any way at all,
anyway he's from the American species, so you just know no good can come of it.
by cannontickler
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!
Replies: 12
Views: 5551

Re: Making traditional cadadh. HEELAND STOCKINGS LADDIE!

copp a load of those hidious gold buckles.....jeez .
by cannontickler
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 4372

Re: Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted

the Royal Jersey militia archive lists, should tell you what type of sword ( if any ) the militia would have been issued with.

http://www.jerseyheritagetrust.jeron.je ... 9&LIMIT=10
by cannontickler
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 14401

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh102/robertamyot/museum/lwf0-2.jpg Alastair Grant Mohr, honorary Champion to the Laird of Grant, Painted by Richard Waitt That is a very curved sword he is holding here... With a dirk on his hip, a musket at his side, and a pistol in his left hand. And a fairly m...
by cannontickler
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: flag making company
Replies: 0
Views: 5682

flag making company