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    Roman Hemet

    Hi Guy's these pics are Dave's latest find. Smashing piece of history, well found mate !Helmet 01.jpgHelmet 03.jpgHelmet02.jpg
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    Re: Roman Hemet

    Henry the 8th jousting helmet.
    I have always set myself a very low standard, and constantly fail to achieve it.

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    Re: Roman Hemet

    Weeds in the patio

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    Area cleaning !!!!
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    Brill find. So how old would that be ? What is that bronze ?
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    I,ll send Bob some better pics so you get a better idea o worrit looks like.

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    Bob, you're not getting 403'd, what browser are you using?
    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Don, I'm using Edge mate, with windows 10. it seem to work fine for me. I had a bit of a problem with the iPad using Safari, it seemed to 403 on every post, So I stick to the desktop using Edge. If anyone has problems posting pictures, they can email me or PM me, and I will attempt to put them on site for them here are two more of Dave's helmet pics, it's amazing the condition seeing as its been in the ground for nearly 2000 years.
    Helmet04.jpgHelmet05.jpg
    Bob (geordie) Watts

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    Re: Roman Hemet

    Quote Originally Posted by bob9739 View Post
    Don, I'm using Edge mate, with windows 10. it seem to work fine for me. I had a bit of a problem with the iPad using Safari, it seemed to 403 on every post, So I stick to the desktop using Edge. If anyone has problems posting pictures, they can email me or PM me, and I will attempt to put them on site for them here are two more of Dave's helmet pics, it's amazing the condition seeing as its been in the ground for nearly 2000 years.
    Helmet04.jpgHelmet05.jpg
    so that's Dave's helmet.
    I have always set myself a very low standard, and constantly fail to achieve it.

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    Well it was Pete's but he traded it in
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    I'm telling the Mrs tonight the end of my knob is now called a HEMET!!

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    Just tried ta purra reply ta thi post wi the pics Bob, but guess wot? That twat 403 wunt let mi, wish a knew weer the kunt lives, bastard needs a gud twattin! Tha shudda seen the fukkin state of it when a pulled out o the owd Roman stone work, covered in rust n crud, thought at first ad found the ball that wuz used in the 1925 cup final, last time the Blades fukkin won owt! Gentle discalin, wire brushin n sesh on the buffer brought it up brill, then apply dull varnish ta try n owd it all together wi owt droppin off it. Just shows thi tho just ow well the owd Romans med things.

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    Re: Roman Hemet

    Dave what did you use to descale it ? From the photos considering it's age the cheek guards look immaculate !
    Bob (geordie) Watts

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob9739 View Post
    Dave what did you use to descale it ? From the photos considering it's age the cheek guards look immaculate !
    That's DB's milling head gear Bob.

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    nice find Dave, what is it made of? Can't believe its condition after so long in the ground..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob9739 View Post
    Dave what did you use to descale it ? From the photos considering it's age the cheek guards look immaculate !
    Just gentle tapping with a rubber mallet Bob ta gerrall the flaky bits off hopin that tha dunt mek a big fukk off oyl in it, then soak in watered down brick acid fer an hour befoor dryin then gentle wire brushin then on ta the buffer befoor addin thinned down matt varnish ta owd it all together. Mind you, up at the wall not a lot o acid in the soil n lyin under owd Roman stonework deffo helped the preservation process. Gerrin a bit dodgy up theer az thiz moor scrutinisation since some silly twats when night hawking left unfilled oyls all o,er the fukkin site. Some thievin bastards just don,t av any scrupals!

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    Re: Roman Hemet

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Burgess View Post
    Just gentle tapping with a rubber mallet Bob ta gerrall the flaky bits off hopin that tha dunt mek a big fukk off oyl in it, then soak in watered down brick acid fer an hour befoor dryin then gentle wire brushin then on ta the buffer befoor addin thinned down matt varnish ta owd it all together. Mind you, up at the wall not a lot o acid in the soil n lyin under owd Roman stonework deffo helped the preservation process. Gerrin a bit dodgy up theer az thiz moor scrutinisation since some silly twats when night hawking left unfilled oyls all o,er the fukkin site. Some thievin bastards just don,t av any scrupals!
    that's the same method the missus uses on me.
    I have always set myself a very low standard, and constantly fail to achieve it.

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