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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Expandable table legs?? Or is it not a table? - Furniturein Furniture
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


  1. Love it... That would be an easy decision for me... RUN ! :-)
  2. Whatever they are... I think they are very unique. Taking a guess, and on a different thought then Blunderbuss3, maybe a part of an an ornate assembly.
  3. That's a classic!
  4. Thanks for the love tap Caperkid.
  5. Thanks for the love tap nutsabotas6
  6. Thanks for the love tap HolisTech.
  7. Thanks for the love tap Rustfarm!
  8. Thanks for love hit antiquerose!
  9. Had one when I was young... Not really consider a Scooter.. Shockingly the thing would do about 45-50 mph.. 3 Speed transmission..
  10. Thanks michellerduBois !
  11. ya.. a machine that does better then the my personal life.. Thanks nutsaboltas6!
  12. Okay... too bad we can't share videos so we could see the tool in action..... the up and down thingy could be interesting.. Probably something for farmers long before they had 32+ row planters... ...
  13. The best part is that you are still using it!
  14. Looks like a nice machine, well worth hanging on to and cleaning it up...
  15. To me I believe that the 70's was probably the start of the "use, abuse and through away" world... Not many people would cherish property enough to make it last for ever... I know I was as guilty a...
  16. Thanks Kigatinitz! Twins??
  17. Nice picture.. What is the size of the photo?
  18. Thanks Kivatinitz.... Sorry I missed your birthday.. lol... :-)
  19. If you would like to continue your search, there are several good sites, I would start with: AntiqueRadios.com, which may lead you to other sites. If you have a number on the chassis, those numbers a...
  20. If you have not done this, remove the back of the radio and look for identification and numbers... Generally that is where the real information can be found.
  21. Thank you Toyman!
  22. Great... I just love looking at old abandon sites... Enjoy while it still stands..
  23. Great... I just love looking at old abandon sites... Enjoy while it still stands..
  24. Love it.. So.. How does a "Super Charged" pedal car work??.. :-)
  25. Thanks PatSea! Thanks KristineK
  26. Thanks CindB and Marcobabe!
  27. A necessity for every Man Cave... :-)
  28. 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...
  29. Thanks for the love timinaz!
  30. Opps Correction Not a furniture expert.. But if you enjoy it I would not think that $275 was NOT too much.. Love it..
  31. Humm... 76, I was collecting beer cans... absolutely not interesting in electronic games.. ;-)
  32. Thanks for sharing! Look good to me...
  33. Jewels, some of this stuff is getting real collectible to the right group... Enjoy.... :-) (Oh.. I am not one of them.)
  34. Not a furniture expert.. But if you enjoy it I would not think that $275 was too much.. Love it..
  35. Okay, I guess that removes all doubt..
  36. Thanks Bowhunter! Have you filled your tags? I could fill tags every night, the deer are plentiful on the route home..
  37. Thanks CindB and FortApache
  38. Thank aghcollect!
  39. Thanks Manikin!
  40. Thanks Jewels!
  41. Thanks Trey!
  42. I think of the Popeye cartoon with Bluto as Alibaba.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJbj6TBYgf0 Thanks for sharing!
  43. 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... :-)
  44. Thanks SJR.... It is has many fond memories with the family and is a keepsake..
  45. Thanks: Jewels, Bigsarge,pwsest1944, Jono, pops52, SEAN68, pickingupbones, stonesfan1, kerry10456, trunkman, & gargoylecollector
  46. Thanks for the appreciation; Jewels, SEAN68, aghcollect, lundy, Dallymae, filmnet and walksoftly...
  47. Thanks for the love: Jewels, battlegear, PeaseJean55, Ginseng108, & Try...
  48. Yes, give it plenty of TLC and a good home.. Excellent keepsake for the family.
  49. Beautiful! ... You must have goodly amount of space to keep one of those around.
  50. Looks like you have a few others.. Will you be sharing pictures of those as well?
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Mid 60's Aurora Slot Car Set Marx Trains wind up Commodore Vanderbilt New York Central set Need help with identifying who made this rod and when it was made blacksmith made bank folk art My 1975 CB 550F Motor Cycle Stuff, Music { rock-n-roll } Old Signs, Ect { anything really} Vietnam Era USMC Boot Camp Graduation photo 1970 Post mortem or not 60's gar vic sealed slot cars Old Wooden Rolling Pins Dads Bootjack 1963 SPEEDEX My Dad's 1910 nickel slot machine Nishijin Pachinko Machine Vintage 5 cent table top pinball Anyone seen this before?