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Kentucky

I collect keyed and combination safe locks, padlocks, pennywhistles, and gumball machines.

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The Pride and Joy of My Collection - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Just beginning - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated

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  1. Thanks, walksoftly. If I had a time machine, I could go back and buy about 14 of them for what I paid. :-) One really nice point I forgot to mention is that this one appears to have NEVER been use...
  2. That is an interesting variety of keys you have there. You have padlock keys, door keys, cash register keys, car keys, furniture and trunk keys, clock keys, hotel keys, safe deposit box keys... I ...
  3. That is not likely to be an actual, functioning key. More likely, it is just something of ornamental valuel. Whatever it is, it is very nice. Especially if it is Serling Silver. -- Earth
  4. Swweeeeeet!!! I love it! -- Earth
  5. Manikin, That poem if from a children's book I loved when I was a kid. (It's actually about cats.) Also, my fourth grade teacher used to call them flutterbys too. :-) -- Earth
  6. I see a dove Soar by above A Butterfly Can flutter by Ducks can wing Past anything I wish that I Could learn to fly Love the collection Manikin! -- Earth
  7. St. Omer is probalby the name of that style. The logo with RHCo has a shape of a "keystone" around it. I believe RHCo is the Reading Hardware Company from Reading, Pennsylvania (the Keystone Stat...
  8. Nice to see the old records. I remember when I was a kid, my older brothers and sisters and even my parents had a lot of records. I knew some of them by the label since I couldn't read yet. Some re...
  9. That is a very moving picture. My first inclination was just to say that it is "old". I've been to Arlington National Cemetery many times. I have an Uncle buried there, but even before he died I wo...
  10. Nice items. The "Lincoln" key is to a padlock. It says on the bow, "Miller Lock Company". They made a wide variety of padlocks. I have met collectors who collect nothing but Miller locks and keys,...
  11. Nice collection of keys. You still have a couple of clock keys there too. I see you have some luggage keys, padlock keys, car keys, furniture keys, door bit keys, and much more. Looks like you even...
  12. It's not really old. But if you want to open it... Turn the dial three or more times to the right and stop on 14. Turn the dial left, passing 4 onece and stop on 4 the second time you reach it. ...
  13. I think you have the original "Boom Box" there, Manikin. It's huge, yet "portable". -- Earth
  14. There is probalby also a trick to opening the keyhole cover. It looks like the cover latches at the bottom. I had to look closely to see what you meant by "lizard". Now I see it. That is so cool. ...
  15. That is one NICE lock. Especially if it is authentic and you have a working key. If the key doesn't seem to work, there may be a "trick" to the lock. It looks like a lock that would be used on a ga...
  16. Awesome find! Looks great too. -- Earth
  17. Thank you everyone for the LOVE and the comments so far. As far as age goes, I'm not that experienced to know for sure. Early to mid 20th century would be my guess. But that's a wide range to b...
  18. They're both really cool, but I think you got the better end of the deal, jlennongrrl. I'm more of a Mortimer Snerd fan, but Charlie is way cool indeed! -- Earth
  19. I had one of those when I was a kid. Such a weird toy. Also featured in Toy Story 3. Nice find although I'd just pass him by (quickly) at a flea market. -- Earth
  20. That is a really nice bottle. With the spade on it, it shouldn't be too difficult to sell to a poker or playing cards enthusiast. I have a round brass padlock with a spade on each side that is value...
  21. What do you mean, "nothing special"? That looks great! The way you lay things out reminds me of shadowboxes with a collection of items inside. Very nice stuff and great pictures. That odd key ...
  22. It could be made of brass, but more likely bronze. It is hard to tell in your pictures. In the first picture the lock case looks like brass since it has a more yellow tint to it, but in the other tw...
  23. Hey Manikin! I know you posted this a month ago, but I just joined CW a few days ago and only saw this today. Oh my, what memories. In my younger days I somehow got an 8-track player for my car...
  24. Thanks for the nice comment, rr11ccee. Bank locks of the 19th century were amazingly ornate. It is mind boggling to me that skilled craftsmen would put a lot of effort into making something ornament...
  25. Nice stuff. I'm partiularly drawn to the locks and keys. I recognize some of the items. Some of the keys are furnature keys, some are door keys and the shorter ones are likely padlock keys. Imagin...
  26. Ford gumball machine are way cool. I bought a gumball machine (different brand) from a friend a few years ago and for the longest time I kept thinking I want one of those shiny ones with the round gl...
  27. The logo with the letters CS intertwined is actually S & Co. Note the small "o" to the right. This was Sargent & Company. Sargent is still around although nothing like they used to be with corporat...
  28. RFD locks were made to Post Office department specifications. They were not intended for the mail carriers, but for the rural folks whose mailboxes were in remote locations. The PO Dept offered ...
  29. Now that is a nice lock. I've got a couple of them, although mine are made in the US. The key cylinder off to the side like that means is is a push lock. You put the key in and instead of turning t...
  30. Thanks for the comment, eye4beauty. I think most kids have fond memories of gumball machines. It's in our psyche. A penny for a little piece of gum and the thrill of turning the handle of the mahci...
  31. Thanks for the comments, Manikin and stefdesign. I looked at each of your stuff too. This site is way cool. I am glad to now be a part of it.
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