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Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by Escht, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Those fireworks with the scantily-clad women on them ... possibly the tackiest labels ever made. Ideal for setting off in a red light district though:whistle:
     
  2. Tinderbox

    Tinderbox Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    I remember the orioles as a green star to hummer with inconsistent performance. Some 'zipped' some 'farted' and some 'whizzed' with a bit of a chirp/ snorty whistle.
    Or is that the Lion ones? Going back a few years mind.
     
  3. Tinderbox

    Tinderbox Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    The Flashing Thunder candles had actual crackers in them. Me and my mate snapped one open (like teenage lads do) and found paper fused crackers with the classic daisy wrap. Ended up throwing the lot into the bonfire because we were too scared to light the very short fuses. Embers scattered all over the floor. Folk scarpered and some danced to doge the glowing coals. A big bollocking was had but so too was much fun.
     
  4. Richard Lane

    Richard Lane Supports UKFR

    That’s the reason...they were very pleasing..gave a terrific crackboom....about 6 rounds per candle as I recall..as a later “refinement we construct fan batteries made of 200mm dia stainless steel (cheap off cuts from a mate who had a flue business)
    Five fixed to channel ..spot welded ...about 500mm high each..so we could put up ..two fans at a time... equally spaced on the display ground.
    Each tube held around 25 candles each...x 5 made for 125 candles each fan x 6 shot apiece 750 rounds a 2 batteries made for roughly 1500 shots !
    The Orioles used to be fired set opposing forming a fire arc across the site...same sort of battery arrangement but each had the tubes angled at about 60 degrees ..staked and tied ...good stuff..crowds used to love both of these candles.
     
  5. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    Table boms, have party hats and small plastic animals in...... surprisingly......
     
  6. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    A few live rockets
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  7. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    couple of later Standard items, live......
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  8. I still have some of those Standard rockets,nice to see the Pains ones again too, the Polaris ejected blue stars and the Canaveral coloured stars, is the other one the Minuteman or the Mercury?
     
  9. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    It's the Minuteman
     
  10. Jamie Thornton

    Jamie Thornton Supports UKFR

    I was guessing that the Polaris rocket might have had silver tail with snowflake
    type stars hence (Bright rocket), interesting that it was blue stars.
     
  11. fozzboy

    fozzboy Supports UKFR

    I thought The Polaris Bright Rocket had a large Bright Silver star ... , sure I can remember us thinking it was like a small Snowstorm composition ... Maybe I am wrong
     
  12. The Polaris definitely had blue stars, two to be precise, i had many of them and have a really good memory as to what fireworks did back then, the Minuteman ejected five red stars, the Mercury was like the Polaris with two blue stars, there was a larger two section Saturn 5 rocket in that series too, never bought one but have seen one fired, ejected white stars.
     
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  13. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    a few more bits out of the boxes......
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  14. blackbat

    blackbat Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

    Going in the store, Kev?
     
  15. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    can be sold before that, anything left will go into the store this Monday.......
     
  16. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    have a number of these to sort out.
    They are labelled for use in the Norwegian market,at some point they have been converted to display use, presumably to use up stock that couldn't be sold to the public.....some have had around 18 air bomb tubelettes added (far left), some are a mix of airbomb and whistles....... not checked the cracker ones but expecting those will have jumping jacks in them ? Some, just a few still have their top cover paper but most just have brown tape covering
    The complete example untouched went to the SA collection, last picture shows one restored back to almost original condition, just need to work out something for fuzetubes
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  17. Pyro Ed

    Pyro Ed Pro Firer/Crew Supports UKFR

  18. To whoever purchased, I may have an old wooden centre plug.
     
  19. Escht

    Escht Supports UKFR

    I've got one in my collection also missing the centre plug so would be interested
    Kevin
     
  20. Done Fettling

    Done Fettling Supports UKFR

    Would the Lion candles be the same ones Kimbolton had in their cat 4 section ? I must have fused thousands of those together on fans in the past.I called them ploppers :)
     
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