Northern Iowa

Being the youngest of seven children and raised on a small farm in southwest Minnesota during the late 50’s and 60’s, our parents taught us to maintain and repair eqBeing the youngest of seven children and raised on a small farm in southwest Minnesota during the late 50’s and 60’s, our parents taught us to maintain and repair equipment. We were also taught to be inventive, like take some of the old “junk” and make something useful out of it. Apparently this same upbringing is what gave me the craving to have home made “toys” or do with with what is available for entertainment. What else could be the reason for my diverse interests? Collecting most likely did not start with rocks, rocks are something that was handpicked from the field and were collected in large piles. Not my version of fun, nope not at all… Through my late teens I do remember collecting beer cans; Wow, did I have a lot of beer cans in such a short period of time. Most that found were empty, but some were full, then magically became empty… ? Those are all gone now, took up to much space and were hard to display. When I came across the Evan’s Ten Strike (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/12245-evans-ten-strike-arcade-game), it was a turning point… I like the EM stuff, but never made a real effort to acquire old machines until the last few years. It’s not so much as collecting, it’s the pleasure that is finding one cheap that don’t work and make the machine operational again… Yep to me that’s where the fun is… (Read more)


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Pinocchio Bank, Walt Disney Productions, 1971 - Moviesin Movies
Italian Outdoor Wall Lamp - Lampsin Lamps
Pachinko Machine, Mid 70's Sanyo with home made ball auger. - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Wood Level & Block Plane found in house remodeling..  - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
25 Cent Coin Operated Pachinko Machine (Mid 70's) - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
10" Ceiling Light with a Spur... - Lampsin Lamps
Ceiling Light, possibly Mid 50's, Looking for any information. - Lampsin Lamps
Des Moines Register -Man On The Moon - Paperin Paper
Mid 60's Aurora Slot Car Set  - Model Carsin Model Cars
70's Coin Collector... At the least it keeps a few coins at home - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated


  1. Love it.. So.. How does a "Super Charged" pedal car work??.. :-)
  2. Thanks PatSea! Thanks KristineK
  3. Thanks CindB and Marcobabe!
  4. Nice lighter... "I did notice that the fish is bigger then you!" :)
  5. A necessity for every Man Cave... :-)
  6. Probably more like "Amateur Radio" (HAM)... CB did not require a license, just an identification document that was issued by the FCC. CB could only operate in the 27MHz rage with the 40 channels provi...
  7. Thanks for the love timinaz!
  8. Opps Correction Not a furniture expert.. But if you enjoy it I would not think that $275 was NOT too much.. Love it..
  9. Humm... 76, I was collecting beer cans... absolutely not interesting in electronic games.. ;-)
  10. Thanks for sharing! Look good to me...
  11. Jewels, some of this stuff is getting real collectible to the right group... Enjoy.... :-) (Oh.. I am not one of them.)
  12. Not a furniture expert.. But if you enjoy it I would not think that $275 was too much.. Love it..
  13. Okay, I guess that removes all doubt..
  14. Thanks Bowhunter! Have you filled your tags? I could fill tags every night, the deer are plentiful on the route home..
  15. Thanks CindB and FortApache
  16. Thank aghcollect!
  17. Thanks Manikin!
  18. Thanks Jewels!
  19. Thanks Trey!
  20. I think of the Popeye cartoon with Bluto as Alibaba.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJbj6TBYgf0 Thanks for sharing!
  21. Always ready for a cookie.. :-)
  22. Brass knuckles or kitchen tool....Either one, I would not want to be on the receiving end..
  23. Very nice display case...
  24. Does your wife comment that it does not take as long as it used too? (Cutting your hair that is...) Mine does, as she makes a reference to my balding head... :-)
  25. Thanks SJR.... It is has many fond memories with the family and is a keepsake..
  26. Thanks: Jewels, Bigsarge,pwsest1944, Jono, pops52, SEAN68, pickingupbones, stonesfan1, kerry10456, trunkman, & gargoylecollector
  27. Thanks for the appreciation; Jewels, SEAN68, aghcollect, lundy, Dallymae, filmnet and walksoftly...
  28. Thanks for the love: Jewels, battlegear, PeaseJean55, Ginseng108, & Try...
  29. Yes, give it plenty of TLC and a good home.. Excellent keepsake for the family.
  30. Beautiful! ... You must have goodly amount of space to keep one of those around.
  31. Looks like you have a few others.. Will you be sharing pictures of those as well?
  32. Nice Machine... :-)
  33. Sorry, Typo.. Murray.. :-)
  34. Possibly Murry... They made various pedal vehicles for children..
  35. Thanks RustFarm!
  36. Nice Bike...
  37. That is really cool.... Did you ever think about pulling a plow? :-)
  38. Thanks RustFarm!
  39. Thanks lzenglish.. The engine was bolted sold as well. We had an idler pulley and connected to a foot peddle, depressing the peddle would tighten the belt. Engine speed was controlled by a cable and...
  40. http://www.beamsuntory.com/brands/windsor
  41. I just watched 3 episodes of "Jame Bond" on the telle this last weekend .. "Gold Finger" , "From Russian with Love" & "You Only Live Twice"... The DB4 was the car in "Gold Finger".
  42. Oh, forgot to mention, this website has a huge library of technical manuals for radios, TV and other items. SAMs manuals have been around since the late 40's and was the GO-TO people for all TV and r...
  43. Nice Radio! I am wondering if the number that you see is a "Chassis Number" that references only the component that it is attached on. I have only worked on a few and recall that that Model numbe...
  44. Yes, America is great!
  45. Beautiful!
  46. Nice... Good Job..
  47. Very Nice...!
  48. I always thought that the "Standard" service sign was to the term "Set the Standard"... Love your collection..
  49. Good grab..
  50. Nice find... Are going to restore it or leave as is?
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