Rope Drum in GTA
- Hello all,
Ross, if I remember correctly from my visit to Military Antiques a
few weeks back, this drum is probably correct for 1812 or earlier.
New heads are needed of course. Military Antiques is on the east
side of Yonge St a couple of km south of the Aurora/Stouffville Road.
I was looking at WW2 stuff for 1 Can Para Bn and didn't think to
mention the drum to anyone. Tony used to own the military antiques
shop on O'Connor Ave in Toronto and moved north after some problems
with the Metro Coppers.
While I'm here talking about military antique shops and such, just a
word of warning. I have seen a Universal Plate at Bert Bell Antiques
on the Lakeshore in New Toronto. Bert claims that it is an original
and it is worth $450 while I believe that it's a 1960s Parks Canada
repop and worth perhaps $45.
Bert and Tony (of Mil Antiques) are generally good guys but are
mainly interested in 20th Century Military and have very little of
anything else. Great junky, dusty, stores to wander around though.
About the GTA comments, a good friend of mine once said that if you
can get to anywhere to Toronto in an hour then you live in Toronto. I
live just over an hour away and put that comment off to western
Ontarian chauvanism. But thinking about it, I can get to places like
Guelph in 40 minutes from the megacity so, that would mean that Larry
has moved into 'the evil influence.' So Lar, you've been in the area
for quite a while (2years?) have you started driving an SUV, while
talking on a cel phone and drinking a Starbucks Late' yet? :^)