It has been busy lately with other projects but i have done several tests with oil bubble light tubes and they are very close and are working fairly well. They still need minor tweaking but will soon be there it looks like.
Also i have finally figured out the long 7.5" and 8.5" beer sign tubes. They will be in stock here very soon!!
New shooting star tubes are now in stock in 6 different colors!!
The new matchless star lights are coming along and am about ready to go forward with a kick starter to get these produced. I am also working to try and get glass points and replacement points.
Also new Lighted Ice bulbs have been added as well!!
Good News everyone, i have a batch of standard color shooting stars coming back in stock by mid to end of may. Also more oil tests will be sealed up as well. This is extremely exciting as i think i have figured it out. If so the color dye for the oil is working great and is ready to go for when they work.
also i have been working on some lighted ice bulbs that are led with glass bulbs and glass ice so Stay tuned everyone!!!
Well as you all know what is going on around the world and has pretty much brought all my plans to a halt. I was working towards doing a batch of new tubes to get listed and get things back in stock but i guess it will have to wait but i will be making more as soon as i can. That being said i have been working on prototypes as well. I have been working with a long time collector and he has been teaching me stuff with vintage lighting. I have been working on some lighted ice globes and snowball globes. With that i have also looked at lots of other products to come out with hopefully in the future as well. Stay tuned!!
Its been a while i apologize as it has been busy dealing with few weeks worth of sickness and taxes and all the other stuff that goes on at the beginning of the year but here is the current news. Shooting star and MC dye are working great and have been testing more oil configurations that are looking even more promising so that is getting closer. The 7 and 8" mc versions were not working right but it looks like we need to heat them up before sealing them to get them right so will do more here soon. Also some requests for some tall shooters were made and next batch whenever i get the funds will be made!! Also finding the best direction for the matchless star LED bubble light versions are closer but still waiting to finish tooling. I have a big job coming up with lots of 3d design that should help fund this stuff further and some more great products to come just bear with me and it will become a reality!! Thanks for all the great feedback everyone has given.
a little money has come in and i was able to test a batch with the new sealing method and for shooting star and meythlen chloride it is working well with very few errors now. The issues that are still at large is the dye but should be getting the correct dye soon to test. The oil versions they have given consistent results but again a dye problem. Things are looking good but unfortunately may not be available for this season. Please check back often for updates.
I am scheduled to seal a limited batch of tubes at about the end of November. It looks like standard solid color tubes will only be sealed and if i have time some of the tall and or specialty ones. I will update when those will be available.
During the summer months has had a negative effect when sealing a batch of tubes giving a very black tip when sealing. I had not had this issue before but it seems to have shown up for some reason. I have been able to solve this issue and things are working great......but on the other hand we have just had a newborn girl and with working full time it has made it very difficult to get any more headway at this time. I hope to seal more up either in October or November to make them available so please bear with me.
It looks that i may have successfully designed an LED engine that will also generate enough heat to bubble an led tube. Please see the video on the first page. This is also pared with a prototype series 400 Matchless star replica that i am working on and this is under testing as we speak. The led version currently runs on 12v but the standard matchless star will also be LED as well.