I used to do whole posts showcasing photos from our visits to various antique shops. I still have a lot of unprocessed photos, but some are redundant, some are ho-hum, and some deserve a post of their own.
The latter is the basis for my decision to do a series called “Just Stuff”.
It will be a series of unrelated photos that might have, or might not have been treated with various effects and enhancements. Some are fairly straight forward. Some will take a shot at making people laugh . . . or at least smile.
Basically, they are photos that caught my eye, and I played with them to present and preserve them here. They will also be added to THIS GALLERY in SmugMug as each post is published.
The Photo In This Post
The above is what I presumed to be a christmas decoration of sorts. It’s made of wood . . . it holds six candles directly under blades that are also made of wood.
The idea, I think, is for the heat of the candles to power the wooden fan, thus turning the figurines (there might also be a music box somewhere in there – I mean, why not? I’d have put one there).
To me, as an engineer of questionable ability, it seems a poorly-thought out design. For one, it assumes no air currents to disrupt the rising hot air. For another, I don’t think the rising heated air would have sufficient velocity to get that thing moving. Then again, perhaps it has very good bearings, and it takes little effort to move the mechanism. Very good bearings, indeed.
Even if it works . . . wood, candles (you can see even one of the candles is trying to escape from the contraption). Not a good idea. Of course, I’m looking at it with today’s perspective.
For instance, I remember our christmas tree in Italy. We had honest-to-goodness clip-on candle holders. You clipped them to the branches (obviously, the outer branches), with small candles on them, and you lit them. I don’t remember if it was a real tree. I want to say no, but I’m sure at least one reader will remember for sure.
The point is that today we worry about our ultrasafe lights somehow exploding and burning down the house. Changing times.
I should clarify in case it is not obvious . . . I added the writing on the photo, the title is my own, and it’s not really a Homelessness Kit, although it certainly has the potential to be one.
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