Okay here is my 2 cents worth. This is the tea towel holder I use. It was already installed in my 67 trailer when we got it. It looks 1967 vintage enough for me. Absolutely nowhere to hang a rail. I always make sure the Australian Tea Towels are hanging upside down! You guys are too much with your screws already!
So much has happened since my last post on this interesting thread .
DC3TD.... Thanks for the demonstration on how you made your “home made tea towel rail”. Shame you don't have a tea towel to hang on it You should make another one and put it on Ebay to see what its market value might be..... you will probably be surprised .
'arold....in spite of his cheek showed us a very nice tea towel rail... thanks Son
RODNET..... You probably thought posting a photo of the genuine 1959 tea towel rail oldfart sent you would finish off this thread YOU STARTED...... NO ..bad luck...Reddo has now decided to skite about some of the vintage caravans he has demolished over the years and then tried to re-start the discussion on slot head screws then..................
Kaybee tries to insult him by saying “jeez willya look at that ...he's learnt sumthin'!....I'm so proud of him” Fear not Kaybee............ he's learnt nothing... still uses oil based enamel to paint plywood caravans
bolerific.......... Thanks for showing us your tea towel hook.... not sure the inside of a cupboard door is the best place for it though, does the tea towel ever dry
You think some of us carry on too much about screws
There is a right way and a wrong way do do most anything and..... the only right screw to use during the restoration of a vintage caravan is............ SLOT HEADED SCREWS ! Some people who even do dodgy re-builds of the entire interior of their vans insist on using slot head screws....because they know it looks right.......... go figure that out aye?
Now... about hanging your Australian tea towels upside down................... wrong ! I have positively logical proof that Australia is on top of the world and that any reference to Oz being upside down is therefore wrong.............. it is written.
Gday Cobber. Over 40 years ago when i made the first towel rail & dunny roll holder the boss at BMC like it that much he had me make a jig for them.Subsequently i made dozens of them which were then sent to Falshaw Bumper Service (industry chrome platers) at Condell Pk. Lost count of how many were fitted to our morris ld5`s,austin 245`s & rfw coaches through the years.Oh, & bugger, they were pop rivetted to the fixtures!. cheers
Queenstown Tasmania. 1948/52 Mercury Teardrop. 1959 Phase III Vanguard Vignale.
Dave..... she's multifunctional mate.. tea towels, undies, socks and as Rod said tops for cossies and............ you spotted the slot head screw ... now wouldn't a phillips head screw look stupid there
Atog.... the other problem with leaving it outside is................ it keeps blowing over
Rod /Kylie...We picked this one up near Coledale a couple of years ago and he had about four of them at the time.... about $20 ea. …..I think .... and yes there is a bit of a trick to setting 'em up.... and folding 'em up too but that's one of the joys of living in the “retro age” aye? ... nothing works properly
Sheppo............ great threads never dry up, they just keep hanging on
Hi Cobber. Both of the two above pictured towel rails are currently on 'you know where' for big bucks. Dave - 1st one has pinned arms to the metal bracket. 2nd is wall/post mounted & spring loaded. And these Aussie ones are also available in Reddo territory & very affordable.
I see the Tea Towel Rail thread has been neglected while I've been at Coledale............ never fear, I spent a couple of hours taking photos of some fine examples of ways to hang a tea towel out to dry right here in Oz..
Here are two of the most inexpensive ways to do it
Closely followed by this one
There are more, so stayed tuned to this exciting thread.
Rod, you are too generous.... and too modest..... we.. must.. never.. forget, it was you who started this wonderful thread that has kept people enthralled for over eight pages and has had almost 3000 views..... that makes it over four time more popular than the FORUM GUIDELINES,(something for the moderators to cogitate on) hard to believe aye?................. we.. must.. never.. forget... you started this thread .
The three photos above from the “Coledale collection”.... (more from that collection as time goes by) do not involve the use of screws it is true to say Rod, and Dave, but I was hoping somebody with an eye for detail would notice the inappropriate use of plastic pegs to hold tea towels and other garments on the “tea towel rope”.....thank you Al for drawing our attention to that sloppy practice.
Let me point out that both caravans being held up by those ropes were not plywood caravans ….... this could account for their owners lack of regard for the need to use wooden pegs at Vintage Caravan rallies .
Below are examples of just a few of my wooden pegs of the type that should be used when displaying tea towels on tea towel rails (or ropes) attached to our vintage caravans.
If anybody has other wooden clothes pegs they would like to show us I'm sure Rod wouldn't mind this thread of his being used for that purpose............. temporally, OK Rod
Can't find the other 10 or so in the shed here somewhere....the one in the package is branded Ikea....is that vintage
Dual purpose thread......note, they are on top of my icebox in the teardrop/caravanette
Fibreglass fantasia!....a Sunliner, a Carlight Continental plus one for spares (fibreglass roof & ends)... 52 homemade plywood and a Fibreglass Kennedy lookalike awaiting a brand/name (might be Skyline?) ................. EH Premier S/Wagon & '56 FORD Country Sedan for my towcars
Here's another one for the collection!!!!!!!!!!! ...........was feeling quite left out of this thread , so went and dug this out of ole Fugly van, and took some pics!! .....Barb uses it all the time !!
In response to numerous PMs.. many emails.. and some phone calls from people anxious to see the rest of the Tea towel rails from the “Coledale collection” here they are in one heap. Sorry to have kept so many of you waiting so long .
This first one shows you how easy it is to make an ordinary tea towel rail stand out by mounting it on a stained and polished piece of wood .
Sometimes people like to make their tea towel rail blend in to the surroundings.
But those same people become extroverted in their choice of tea towels .
This tea towel rail was built to carry heavy loads
Sometimes people use their tea towel rail to let us know they have been somewhere, a good conversation starter .
And this one I was told was original equipment
For those of you who contacted me personally because you said you were too embarrassed to put your request on the forum … you should not feel that way, you are just one of 3652 viewers following this exciting thread Rodnet started .
If you can't wait for the “Cowra Collection”... post a photo of your tea towel rail here..... NOW!
Dave....I realised you were showing us how not to screw a tea towel rail to the wall and I know you will use countersunk flat head slot headed screws instead of those inappropriate round heads when you redo it properly......... nothing wrong with round head slot headed screws mind you, but they do have their place and I think everybody will notice, as humpyboy did, that in this application..... they just don't LOOK right, and that wasn't just because the slots weren't dressed.
Olfarts.. I cant belive ya caved in to these blighters,,, We had them on ice.... Now all we have is .... "Scotch on ice"..
Hmmm... yup... i think we will consider dropping charges on the first offence ... However things could turn ugly for them once CSI Mulder .. or is it muddler and his crew do the unscrewing of the round head screws holding O.Fs tea towel rail on..
I have good reason to believe that in fact there is no counter sunk holes in the tea towel holder base plate hidden under the round slot head,,head. Fresh evidence has come to hand here in Newcastle to back up our case,,,,,
I tender the following photos for the jurys consideration...
I put it to you your honor that the above photographs are of a device of similar make to Oldfarts unit . It can be clearly blurrly seen in the second exhibit that there is NO cuntersunk area in the base of the unit. This unit was installed by a redd.... ummm reputable vint van restorer using the correct attachment devices .. those being round head brass screws.
Well blimey..... can you just see young 'arold sometime yesterday reading the “old fellas” post about those round head slot headed screws being “inappropriate”...... “GOT 'IM .....GOT 'IM ! Says the young fella, “I 'ad a tea towell rail jus like dat one 'n I don't 'member it havin conter sunk 'oles in it ....GOT 'IM !....GOT 'IM ! ......... now were's them photo I 'ad of that tea towel rail ................. 'ere thay are, bit blery but thay'll do....... struth ! One ov them 'ols looks like it might be counta sunk, don't matta, such a lousey plury picher anyway thay wont notise it”
'arold.... 'arold..... been trying to teach you the correct paint to use on plywood caravans...... been trying to teach you the right screws to use and how to dress them and now.............. got to teach you how focus your plurry camera .
Your evidence is inadmissible, we'll have to wait for Dave to get out of bed and take a screw out and take a decent photo before the charges you have brought can be decided.