LUCKY SCORE!!! Obi-Wan ANH Sink Knobs!!! UPDATE 8/28 for JY

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  1. Romans Empire

    Romans Empire Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ***EDIT Aug 28, 2015***

    These will be for sale in the PROJECTS section of Classifieds later today if anyone is interested :thumbsup

    They won't be in the Junk Yard because they are still getting chromed.

    ***ORIGINAL***

    I finally got lucky!!

    First, I had to outbid someone (probably a member here), but I scored two (2)!!

    Then, the same day, I contacted someone about the larger tub handles and asked if they had the matching sink taps. They said yes, AND said they had another complete sink/tub set... do I want them?

    YES!!! Yes, I do!!!

    So I'm expecting two (2) correct taps from the auction, and four (4) correct taps from the 'tub listing'. Packages show up Tuesday and yesterday...

    I got my first two (2), sweet!! Toss the larger tub taps in a junk box.

    Then I open the other box yesterday and search for four (4) smaller, correct taps. I find a couple smaller correct taps, then a larger tub tap (toss that one in the junk box)... then find the last two (2) correct taps...

    So I've now increased my collection by six (6) sink knobs!!! BUT wait...

    I still have that box with three (3) larger, incorrect tub taps and I'm about to toss them... But they are wrapped in paper, and yes, I recycle... so I begin to open them. First one was the larger tub tap. The next one feels smaller... lo and behold!!! It's another sink knob!!! Then I get excited and rush to grab the other... same thing, feels smaller... BOOM! Another sink knob!!

    I wound up with eight (8) more sink knobs in my collection in two days!! :cool

    This is the first time I really feel like I got lucky with a prop hunt!!! Thank the Maker!! :)

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  2. Wavey

    Wavey Well-Known Member

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    So good when that happens! What a score though!!
     
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  3. Marv

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    Nice it brings back memories of when I had six in one hit :) I still have a few of them three on my original parts sabers and one for a display collection of parts.
     
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  4. halliwax

    halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    very cool find! what did the original ANH saber have H or C? i recently hit up a HUGE local factory filled with antique tubs and sinks, i went through all of them had to be over 500 tubs and i didnt find one hand wheel... now knowing that the came in clear, im going to have to go hit them back up i was looking for chrome.
     
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  5. Marv

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    They don't appear too often either
     
  6. halliwax

    halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    next time i go im going to take a picture, the factory is 1300ft long and its got to be 200ft wide and its filled with sinks and tubs... i checked everyone but now im double guessing myself because i was only looking for chrome
     
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  7. NeoRutty

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    Re: LUCKY SCORE!!! Obi-Wan ANH Sink Knobs!!!

    So what's the plan? Chrome them?

    Or is there a use for non chromed I'm not aware of....?
     
  8. matty matt

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  9. thd9791

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    YOU WERE THE ONE THAT GOT THESE

    Congratulations Roman :D This is truly an epic find!
     
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  10. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If only you were selling me one crazy cheap......

    Congratulations !
     
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  11. mugatu

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    LOL that was me, ya lucky bastard!!! Great score, man. I'm glad it was you! I just wish I had know. It was you and we wouldn't have driven the price up...although for a haul like that, you got them for a song! THE song of ALL songs!
     
  12. Romans Empire

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    Thanks guys! I haven't stopped messing with them since yesterday. Lining them up side by side. Checking they all fit my real booster... they do. Flipping the cubes. Lining them up with flipped cubes... :lol :lol :lol

    I don't believe anyone really knows, but I like to think it was cold since that would be the blue. :thumbsup

    Yes sir, I plan on chroming them. :cool

    Sorry! Well, kinda sorry! ;) The price was my fault for bidding 15 seconds before the auction ended. I just wasn't sure I was logged in, and didn't want to snipe at 1 second only to find out I wasn't logged in. I'll make sure you get one when they are chromed if you still need one. :cheers
     
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  13. NeoRutty

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    So... were the originals found clear and then chromed, or are there just two (or more) variants?
     
  14. ave4uevoli

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    Before your luck runs out set your sites on some RR engines! I wanna see 8 engines on your workshop floor by the beginning of next week :D
     
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  15. Panaflex

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    Keep thinking about the one in Texas. When is that going to happen?:)

    Nice score Roman!
     
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  16. Clutch

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    Congrats!
     
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  17. thd9791

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    and me :lol Im glad it was you too.
     
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  18. mugatu

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    Haha! It was a three way battle! *, we could've each gone in for a nickel and come up with an extra pair. Plus the bath tub wheels with a larger grenade for a HULK sized OB1!
     
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  19. scottjua

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    NICE SCORE!!!! DANG I may need one of those to go with something else.
     
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  20. Marv

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    Not a basin I hope :)
     
  21. roygilsing

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    What a story! Congratulations Roman, good for you. So you almost threw two away?! I guess that means you will pass these two on for free to some of us ;)
    Great find!
     
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  22. teecrooz

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    Re: LUCKY SCORE!!! Obi-Wan ANH Sink Knobs!!!

    More Amber cubes! I have my four just sitting around. Group chroming project seems like a good idea.
     
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  23. cayman shen

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    Holy crap dude, you must've had some serious good karma built up! Congrats!
     
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  24. SofaKing01

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    Re: LUCKY SCORE!!! Obi-Wan ANH Sink Knobs!!!

    GREAT SCORE! Always an awesome feeling when you hold the original parts / greeblies the original designers had in hand. :)
     
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  25. scottjua

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    narp... for my flash light... or torch as is said over yonder.
     
  26. Sym-Cha

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    Sooo ... I learn something new every once in a while about these OB1 parts ... never seen the amber variation only chromed plastic ones, of which I have 3 with a designated 'C' for Chaim :)

    Chaim
     
  27. Romans Empire

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    You know I got you back!! :cheers

    Just gotta find the best price for chroming.
     
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  28. Romans Empire

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    Just sent these out for chroming!!! :D :cool
     
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  29. HeartBlade

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    Re: LUCKY SCORE!!! Obi-Wan ANH Sink Knobs!!!

    Nice find, congratulations Roman. Have you found any differences in the knobs? Are we going to learn something new about the Obi saber?
     
  30. chizbot

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    I can see Tom's chubby from my house...
     
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  31. Romans Empire

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    No differences as far as the cubes, cap, and inner sleeve.

    The only thing is the plug with H & C. Some are plastic others are metal. Otherwise, all details are exactly the same. :thumbsup
     
  32. thd9791

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    I did pick up some modern ones that are this color/material. Wrong caps too, but they're good to have. I'll be watching how this chroming goes, I was originally going to wrap it in Mylar or something.

    and Kyle hit it on the head.
     
  33. Romans Empire

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    These will be for sale in the PROJECTS section of Classifieds later today if anyone is interested :thumbsup

    They won't be in the Junk Yard because they are still getting chromed.
     
  34. Romans Empire

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  35. _Lee_

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    Just bumping this up to ask a question.

    Ive never seen the orange handles until this week - was there a reason that AS made them? Also, with regards to the larger tub handles - do they come with caps with just the letter c and h on them-and not the Armitage Shanks name underneath?
     
  36. Serenity

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    They're meant to be gold/amber... to go with gold colored metal trim and hardware in bathrooms.

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