SWAGMAN INGENUITY [i want too see your hats now]

tinpan

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'SWAGMAN INGENUITY' [i want too see your hats now]

Hi everyone,In australian history theres always been drifters {hobo's}.These men where called Swagmen.the name Swag is the slang name for their bed roll or camp blanket.They diftered from place to place ,doing odd jobs.Cut a pile of fire wood, fix a fence and shear some sheep and in enchange would get a meal.Very few would take up the offer of a bed for the night, as they where free spirited men who liked to sleep under the stars.They lived off the land and where Jacks-of -all-Trades [could turn their hand at anything]They are rememeber in australian history for their ingenuity,e.g puting corks on their hats with string to keep the flies away and made a lot of usefull item from off cuts of stock fencing wire {wireware}.I couldn't find any of these items but i did find my swag hat today and the idea of the corks really works.It has been used for over a hundred and fifty years.heres a pic of the Mighty tin Swag-Hat.

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Re: 'SWAGMAN INGENUITY' [FOUND MY SWAGHAT TODAY]

Woohoo Tinpan! Those corks realy bring out the color of your eyes! lol I gotta make me one of those fer sure! Thanx fer postin that...............were gonna be talkin bout this for some time I think! ;D
 

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Re: 'SWAGMAN INGENUITY' [FOUND MY SWAGHAT TODAY]

Cool hat Tin. I need one of Them.

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Re: 'SWAGMAN INGENUITY' [FOUND MY SWAGHAT TODAY]

Let me guess... it was beside a billabong, under the shade of a coolibah tree!

Good on ya, Tin!
 

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I love it! And if you fall in the water...you will float...hmmm....or at least your hat will!
 
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Re: 'SWAGMAN INGENUITY' [FOUND MY SWAGHAT TODAY]

Hi everyone,The hardest thing was trying to keep a straight face while taking the pic. ;D ;D ;D Gypsy lol and A.p going too be busy making his version of this hat on the week-end ;D ;D ;D


Swaggie -pan
 

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Re: 'SWAGMAN INGENUITY' [FOUND MY SWAGHAT TODAY]

Tin,

don't really know what to say.
Nice hat????

Question.

When the corks swing do they chase the flies
away, smash them against your face, or just
knock them out? ;)
flies.jpg
have a good un........
 

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:D :D :D :D
 

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Re: 'SWAGMAN INGENUITY' [FOUND MY SWAGHAT TODAY]

tinpan said:
Hi everyone,The hardest thing was trying to keep a straight face while taking the pic. ;D ;D ;D Gypsy lol and A.p going too be busy making his version of this hat on the week-end ;D ;D ;D


Swaggie -pan
beer cans instead of corks LMAO
 

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Re: 'SWAGMAN INGENUITY' [FOUND MY SWAGHAT TODAY]

That's funny PBK. I had the same tune dancing in my head.
 

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Re: 'SWAGMAN INGENUITY' [FOUND MY SWAGHAT TODAY]

It looks a bit odd, but what a great idea! I suppose if you sprayed those corks with deepwoods off, it would keep all the bugs at a safe distance..... :D
 

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Re: 'SWAGMAN INGENUITY' [FOUND MY SWAGHAT TODAY]

Tinpan...I dont come to the mug often but for some reason today I did and You are soooo funny...What an awesome idea...now when you are mding you have a third hand "so to speak" to swat the little buggers away....Nice Pic!
 

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Re: 'SWAGMAN INGENUITY' [FOUND MY SWAGHAT TODAY]

Tell you what.... I will drink the whole weekend just to get the corks, then next weekend I will get the hat..... you guys use any excuse for a drink hey ::) :o ;D

God bless
Peter
 

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