Dan121156

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, 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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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
Family Hand-me-down. 

Comments

  1. Love it ... But I could never sneak a cookie without someone hearing me with those type of jars..
  2. Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Coin
  3. What a wonderful item... Check the link below.. http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=2907
  4. Don't know how much it is worth.. I hope the cap is tight, otherwise it will all leak out holding it sideways...
  5. Thanks bratjdd and PhilDavidAlexanderMorris!
  6. Thanks Peasejean55, Ginseng108, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, kjdixo, tom61375, SEAN68, kerry10456, RonM, officialfue, Hunter, Signaholic, and Pop_abides for the recognition.
  7. Looks scary... ouch..
  8. I love it.. more pictures please... Thanks!
  9. Thanks MrsGraham!
  10. Thanks Jewels!
  11. Thanks Bigsarge..
  12. Thanks Virginia.vintage!
  13. Thanks Ho2cultcha, vintage.vintage, Tom61375 & catteann.
  14. Thanks, bowhunter, I will invite you over for the first pizza..
  15. Thanks PhilDavidAlenanderMorris... I have also been thinking on that and seen then from a Chinese outlet. Now that I actually heard that they work well I just may give that a try..
  16. Decided to put a post in the ground and hang it up... Should add some interest in the Halloween decorations we always do for the little kiddies..
  17. Thanks Trey!
  18. Thanks Aimathena!
  19. Good Halloween props.. I would have all kinds of fun with those..
  20. That first one looks like a mean bug...
  21. Thanks RonM..
  22. In the man cave, really... Some people have no idea what art is all about...
  23. Thanks vetraio50, Ted_Strub, Geo26, DrFluffy, Kerry10456,Nutsabolts, and aghcollect for the recognition!
  24. Hi Ks85! Me a picker LOL.. not really.. Half the fun is finding something cheep and needs work.. By the looks of things around the house, my wife would probably is disagreement on another purchase.. ...
  25. It has a major defect.... It is upside down... Probably not worth much in that condition. If it is turned right side up, it could double the value...
  26. Cool.. Anything to due with Ice Cream is gotta be good... ;-)
  27. Don't know if I like the beer or Al the best.. Nice poster...
  28. Nice car, but always preferred the earlier body style.. That could because of my age.. ;-)
  29. Sorry for any losses.... Hope that you and your treasures recover well.. Sincerely Dan..
  30. Hey, I had one just like that until 25 years ago.. purchased it for 50 bucks, held on to it for 10 years, sold it for 250... I am now thinking how stupid I was for selling it... The only difference wa...
  31. That is beautiful... Just love old wood!
  32. Nice man cave..
  33. Nice bike...
  34. Cool...
  35. Very nice..
  36. A little hard to tell with the pictures, but are the decorative sides sold wood?
  37. I probably incorrect but was was kind of think that it maybe an incense holder for religious ceremonies?
  38. Love Trains! I don't really have any... Just always thought they were really cool.
  39. I am not sure.. but what is it?
  40. Nice little get-away...
  41. Thanks rniederman and officialfuel!
  42. Thanks you for enjoying and your comment, mkdred01!
  43. I wonder if it possibly missing a larger ring for the bottom?.. Its hard to tell by the picture if the wires are the correct spacing to keep eggs in... As a child we had something very similar to t...
  44. Thank you ho2cultcha!
  45. shawimm, you do very nice work! Just love the looks of a restored pedal car... Not only that but what a great gift to grandchildren... They should remember forever..
  46. Thank you Tutzie!
  47. Thanks Tutzie for your wonderful comments!
  48. Good eye and good restoration.
  49. Very nice clock.. Thanks for sharing!
  50. http://www.pennreels.com/ Just a quick check for you... they are still in business and Senator is still a series, you may need to find a model or serial number for more identification. The PENN web ...
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