1905 Fosters Snowflake Float.

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1905 Fosters Snowflake Float.

Post by Fredline » Tue May 15, 2018 4:35 pm

I picked this Fosters Snowflake float from 1905 up at Redditch the weekend and had a go at making a replica. I am quite chuffed with the result.Image
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Re: 1905 Fosters Snowflake Float.

Post by Lea Dweller » Tue May 15, 2018 4:40 pm

Fredline wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 4:35 pm
I picked this Fosters Snowflake float from 1905 up at Redditch the weekend and had a go at making a replica. I am quite chuffed with the result.Image
What a fine effort you have served up John, well done!

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Re: 1905 Fosters Snowflake Float.

Post by LuckyLuca » Tue May 15, 2018 4:52 pm

Amazing! Its like they were separated at birth :clap:
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Re: 1905 Fosters Snowflake Float.

Post by Paul D » Tue May 15, 2018 5:29 pm

What ones the original? :laugh1:
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Re: 1905 Fosters Snowflake Float.

Post by AshbyCut » Tue May 15, 2018 6:58 pm

I assume you've christened the one on the left Danny (DeVito) ... and the right Arnold (Schwarzenegger). :Wink:
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Re: 1905 Fosters Snowflake Float.

Post by Harry H » Tue May 15, 2018 9:19 pm

If the one on the left is the snowflake the other is definitely the snowball :eyebrow:
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Re: 1905 Fosters Snowflake Float.

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Wed May 16, 2018 7:16 am

I see, you set the rod up in rests, open the bail arm and give the float a good whack with a racket?

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Re: 1905 Fosters Snowflake Float.

Post by Lea Dweller » Wed May 16, 2018 7:27 am

Jeremy Croxall wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 7:16 am
I see, you set the rod up in rests, open the bail arm and give the float a good whack with a racket?
You have it right Jeremy, I did say earlier that John had "served up" a fine effort of a float! :Hat:

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Re: 1905 Fosters Snowflake Float.

Post by Tonytoned » Wed May 16, 2018 7:32 am

"You cannot be serious"!...... Excellent job Fredline, never even heard of this type of float.

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Re: 1905 Fosters Snowflake Float.

Post by Slumption » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:23 am

What would you use the tennis ball float for? I'd like to know the story behind the snowflake float please.

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