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Posted July 12, 2013 - 01:44 AM

There having the 49th show this yr. Everything from soup to nuts at this show. Steam, Tractors, GT's, hit & miss engines, tractor and truck pulling for three days. Huge flea market!! I'll be there with several odd  GT's, and there will also be several DB collectors and their machines. Its held out in the county so you can let your hair down and howl a little. They even have camping spots.  Come on over and watch me make a rope with a 1911 rope making machine and of course i'll have my 1930's New England Butt braiding units set up and working.  like to see some GT Talk members gather here under the shade tree's and show off.    Aug 16th -18th.


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Posted July 12, 2013 - 07:06 AM

What's butt braiding???



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Posted July 12, 2013 - 08:20 AM

What's butt braiding???


What? You've never heard of the latest trend in extreme body modification????

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Posted July 12, 2013 - 10:28 AM

What's butt braiding???

 

I'm not sure I want to know!



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Posted July 12, 2013 - 11:54 AM

With out butt braiding you wouldn't have been able to tie your shoes, as that what the machines were made to do originally. The company start around civil war times, making cast iron hinges butts, for doors gates and other things. When the invention of press steel hinges came out they about went under. The company then designed machines that did figure 8 braiding to make shoe laces. Later on the same machines were setup to make things like cloth covered wires, including appliance cords, and spark plugs leads. At a later point the machines were used to cover wiring harasses. like you find in an old chevy truck or car. In their last modern age, they used them to wire cover hoses. All this time they kept their original name, which was New England Butt Company.  They sold out to Wadell in the late 50's, but that company still uses the name today. Braiding machine come in sizes from 3 carriers to 144. Mine are 16 and 17. I cloth cover spark plug and 12ga wire at shows with them, and make 100's of feet of shoes laces. They're amazing to watch all the gearing whirling around.


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Posted July 12, 2013 - 11:58 AM

:ditto:  :ditto:  :ditto:   



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Posted July 12, 2013 - 12:15 PM

I learned something today!



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Posted July 12, 2013 - 01:46 PM

Wow, I envy your machine!!!  There were several older couples that used to bring and run them at our local shows, and I haven't seen them the last couple years, I'd love to find one that I could afford 'cause folks love to stop and watch them run lots of what I like to call "monkey motion" :smilewink:



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Posted July 12, 2013 - 03:01 PM

Now that would be fascinating to watch! Thanks for the explanation. 



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Posted August 12, 2013 - 08:40 PM

Thought I would bump this up to the top................looks like we are going to have a rain free weekend. Should be a big amount of stuff coming, due to the nice weather. Anyone with nothing to do, come on up and see us.



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Posted August 12, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Now I'm going to have to do a search to learn more about these machines. Here goes another 2 hours of getting nothing done.






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