"Yup, that's my favourite right there. NUMBER ONE!! :)) Absolutely fascinating to watch!! Believe me, when it's working, you could stare at it all day and not get bored!! (I WAS 13 at the time though...36 years ago!!)"
"Hi All!! Yes, I LOVE french boilers. Even more so, now that I have a name to put to them! and thanks Alpha for starting this group! I have only ever actually SEEN them once. I was in the lighting dept of a department…"
I'm Simon from the U.K. Although I am into lava, I am also into "French boilers" in a BIG way! (I don't own one yet, but at least I know where to search now!! ;) ....DETERMINED to have one, one day!! I will be on the part of this forum called "we love french boilers" , that's probably where you will find me the most!! (I collect vintage Handboilers...at least I have one or two of those!!)
Jonas, you are a STAR for putting up such a huge collection of beautiful photos of things that I have only ever seen "in the flesh" ONCE!! (when I was 13! ....Now 49!!)....They left such an impression on me at the time and I have wanted one ever since. (your annotated list is, to put it mildly INCREDIBLE!!).... OK, I am also into moving sandpictures in a big way...as made by my dear friend in austria Klaus Boesch. (I collect the BIG ones...currently 6!)....I also have a rare "sand lamp" which works on the same principle as a regular sand-picture but is "tubular" with a lamp at the base. When you turn the tubular section over, (with the sand-water-and air in it) it starts to make a new 360% "scene" of mountains and valleys etc.
It's the "sand-picture version of a lava lamp!! (can take 24 hours to make one "scene"...always illuminated from the back and below by the lamp-base! Am also into radiometers. But as said before, I am into LAVA TOO!!
Guess that's it for now!!
Where I Live:
Chester, Cheshire (ancient walled roman city)
My First Lava Lamp was:
She was a "mathmos mini" with gold-bronse top and bottom...pinkish-cherryish liquid and cherryish lava....a beautiful performer!!