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Peacocks chain is plain black twisted links,  on both stack and chimney if i remember but def on stack!

im aiming to have both as ill have a plain black chimney and a black with brass.

I think the traditional (twisted chain) looks best but at the same time makes it look like youve not tried if you catch my drift.

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12 hours ago, pete harrison said:

edit - does the dog lead come with a genuine brass chain as in the advert it states 'metal' and in the photograph it looks like plated - and the price seems a little too low for brass chain :captain:

Pete, the chain is some sort of solid brass amalgam, not plated. I had to cut it to get the length right and it needed small bolt croppers to cut the chain. 

Also it hasn't tarnished as quickly as pure brass would.

It will do me though. A man chasing a dog up the tow path wouldn't notice! :D

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2 hours ago, Ray T said:

Pete, the chain is some sort of solid brass amalgam, not plated. I had to cut it to get the length right and it needed small bolt croppers to cut the chain. 

Also it hasn't tarnished as quickly as pure brass would.

I had something similar when I worked on the boats, but I only used it when the weather was consistently bad - and eventually corrosion won, but with yours being keenly priced it would be economic to simply replace with another :captain:

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On 1/4/2018 at 22:56, billybobbooth said:

I think the traditional (twisted chain) looks best.

Now that Hampton is in its 1912 black and white colours, I want to get rid of all the bling and replace the brass chimney chain with some twisted chain.  Can anyone suggest a source for this?  All I can find online are brass or chrome dog chains.

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1 hour ago, jake_crew said:

You can blacken chrome chain by leaving it in strong acid for a bit.

Now that's a thought.  Thanks. 

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8 hours ago, koukouvagia said:

Now that Hampton is in its 1912 black and white colours, I want to get rid of all the bling and replace the brass chimney chain with some twisted chain.  Can anyone suggest a source for this?  All I can find online are brass or chrome dog chains.

I've been searching horse tack sites and eBay for a long time now with no luck. I believe that early chimney chains pre WWII came from horse equipment as of course brasses.

I was beaten to it suggesting blacking a chain, but: http://www.blackfast.com/metal-blacking

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Blacken-Steel-with-Motor-Oil/

http://metalblacking.solutions/default.aspx

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3 minutes ago, Ray T said:

I've been searching horse tack sites and eBay for a long time now with no luck. I believe that early chimney chains pre WWII came from horse equipment as of course brasses.

I was beaten to it suggesting blacking a chain, but: http://www.blackfast.com/metal-blacking

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Blacken-Steel-with-Motor-Oil/

http://metalblacking.solutions/default.aspx

Thanks, Ray.  I think I'll give it a go.  No harm in trying.

 

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Ages ago for peacock i found some twisted black chain as wanted it for her chimney ill have to hunt it down, had either been powder coated indervidual links or painted, other option is plain steen then use the oven blacking to make it black

www.englishchaindirect.co.uk/products/product/Stainless-Steel-Twisted-Link-Chain/229/27/27

I know its stainless on the one shown but im sure this was the company i looked threw

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Just to complete my search for twisted link chimney chain.

I bought a 24" choke chain https://goo.gl/ubn9ux (Amazon link) and sprayed it with Halford's enamel spray adhesion promoter, followed by matt black.  It's as near as I can get to the original chain.   Mike Pinnock is going to make me a replica chimney.  So Bob's your uncle.

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34 minutes ago, koukouvagia said:

Just to complete my search for twisted link chimney chain.

I bought a 24" choke chain https://goo.gl/ubn9ux (Amazon link) and sprayed it with Halford's enamel spray adhesion promoter, followed by matt black.  It's as near as I can get to the original chain.   Mike Pinnock is going to make me a replica chimney.  So Bob's your uncle.

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Nice my only other advice was to have a chain maker make some, im going to have a word with bclm might be able to sort something...

There is a guy at the braunstone boat show that makes chimneys proper riveted ones can do any style or size think he wanted about £100 for a custom size black one for me using my brass.

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44 minutes ago, billybobbooth said:

Nice my only other advice was to have a chain maker make some, im going to have a word with bclm might be able to sort something...

There is a guy at the braunstone boat show that makes chimneys proper riveted ones can do any style or size think he wanted about £100 for a custom size black one for me using my brass.

I think I may have some chain like that on a rat trap somewhere but I doubt it would be long enough to be much use.

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1 hour ago, koukouvagia said:

Just to complete my search for twisted link chimney chain.

I bought a 24" choke chain https://goo.gl/ubn9ux (Amazon link) and sprayed it with Halford's enamel spray adhesion promoter, followed by matt black.  It's as near as I can get to the original chain.   Mike Pinnock is going to make me a replica chimney.  So Bob's your uncle.

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Are you going for the "impoverished look?" A brass hook would look more in keeping than the plastic one. :D

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I think I have some of that twisted link chain somewhere, it will be steel

Richard

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