Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: The People's Republic of Taxistan
I need to see if I can find the picture of the one with the candle holders for heating. A friend of mine in England has one, I want to say it's from the 1840s. The candle holders are on a jack screw so you can keep them at the correct high and a more stable temp. Can you imagine that? Honey, did you remember to raise the candles on the fish tank? I've seen a few of those Jewel tanks and they're a little pricey. If I found one in decent enough shape, I'd do a restoration on it. We're losing too much history not to. You did a hell of a job on it, thanks for sharing.
Being a machinist by trade, it appeals to me to make one out of stainless. I know I have a piece of 30mm stainless plate in the shop. I love the Art Deco period so it would have to be something like that. Nice rounded edges with Starfire glass.
"The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before,
the old phrase has a literal meaning: We are all in the same boat."