packrat-place

Kerrville, Texas

My interests are many and varied. I have been an avid metal detectorist since the early 1970's, including being past president of a metal detecting club back in CMy interests are many and varied. I have been an avid metal detectorist since the early 1970's, including being past president of a metal detecting club back in Corpus Christi, Texas. I have been a bottle and old dump digger for 40 something years also. I have sold my bottle collection, due to downsizing. I have dug out many old dumps, outhouse pits and cisterns over the years. I have also been a record collector for 45 years, 78's & lp's. I specialized in 30's-40's Big Band, Swing, Blues, Rock-a-Billy, string bands, jug bands, Doo-Wop, acoustic slide guitar, Barrelhouse and 50's Rock. I have since sold my record collection also, due to downsizing, however, I converted all the best stuff to cd. I still hunt constantly for rare records. As you can see from some of my posts, photography is another of my hobbies. I like to photograph things like old, forgotten about, vintage vehicles, buildings, farm machinery, etc. I catalog them and save them to flash drives. Junk yards are some of my favorite places, I can spend hours in them. I love all things retro, especially the 1950's and 1960's look. Well, there you have it. Oh, Yes, I can sit at my computer for hours with my CW friends, while listening to Doo-Wop and 50's rock on Pandora Radio! my contact is cc8183@gmail.com (Read more)

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Report of the Secretary of War: The Message and Documents, 1887 - Booksin Books
Jaguar 1951-53 Fixed Head Coupe/Super Sports XK-120 Service Handbook - Classic Carsin Classic Cars
Junk Store Record Score Today - Recordsin Records
Art Carney and Tex Ritter 78 rpm Records. - Recordsin Records
Another headstone photo from my collection. - Photographsin Photographs
Porcelain Headstone Photographs - Photographsin Photographs
More Stealth Cam Stuff, The Elusive Ringtail  
More From the Texas Transportation Museum 
More from our visit to the Keystone Antique Truck and Tractor Museum. - Tractorsin Tractors
A Little More from the Texas Transportation Museum..... - Firefightingin Firefighting

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  1. "With the buyout of Art Stove Co. in 1923, the Detroit–Michigan Stove Company made gas ranges for homes and heavy-duty heating and cooking appliances for hotels, clubs, restaurants, and institutions u...
  2. Do not take it to the scrapper, many people collect them and will pay good money, even in this condition.
  3. Thank you very much walksoftly.
  4. For model 56M3 Ch= HS-535, Motorola Inc.; Schaumburg (IL) Country: United States of America (USA) Manufacturer / Brand: Motorola Inc.; Schaumburg (IL) alternative name Galvin Mfg. Co. ; Ch...
  5. That is part of a hand crank drill press, I believe. http://anvilfire.com/anvils/af_misc_01.php
  6. Thank you very much Recordmantime, fortapache, Caperkid, TassieDevil, & rockbat, really nice find, rockbat.
  7. Thank you very much vetraio50, officialfuel, bobby725, & brunswick.
  8. Thank you very much Recordmantime.............
  9. http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=14761
  10. I believe this is it. Bridgeport Hardware Mfg. Co Matchless Opener Box Nail Puller Hammer Tool. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgeport-Hardware-Mfg-Co-Matchless-Opener-Box-Nail-Puller-Hammer-Tool-Antiqu...
  11. Cut flower arrainging holder frog. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Round-Copper-Metal-Spike-Cut-Flower-Arranging-Holder-FROG-3-diameter-/351779515309?hash=item51e7b16bad:g:ywgAAOSwv9FXgW1J
  12. Thank you very much Nicefice, vetraio50, officialfuel, fortapache, brunswick, nutsabotas6, Caperkid, TassieDevil, TheGateKeeper, walksoftly, & Manikin.....
  13. Thanks Mani....I appreciate it very much. They did put this out on 78 and 45.
  14. The system works off motion detection, that is how these photos were taken. It also records all the info you see at the bottom on each photo. As far as what you photo, you never know what is prowling ...
  15. Publication number US1918469 A Publication type Grant Publication date Jul 18, 1933 Filing date Jul 30, 1931 Priority date Jul 30, 1931 Inventors John M Hargrave Original Assignee John M Hargrav...
  16. It's a 1934.
  17. You are very welcome. I had to sell my record collection, but still comb through 78's when I come across them.
  18. This appears to be the same one: Country: Hong Kong Manufacturer / Brand: ELFtone (brand); Hong Kong Year: 1985 ?? Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner Semiconductors (the count is o...
  19. You might want to get one of these, if you are going to collect them. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=matchbox+toy+price+guide
  20. look here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-MATCHBOX-MODEL-A-FORD-VAN-MB-38-DIECAST-CAR-27-/252430506635?hash=item3ac607da8b:g:6MgAAOSwMNxXZl27
  21. You might want to check here: http://pedalcarworld.com/product-category/murray-pedal-cars/page/2/
  22. Here is something to think about: "Federal Law Forbids the reuse or resale of this bottle. This was required to be placed on all American Whiskey bottles after the end of prohibition. The requireme...
  23. Thank you everyone very much for the love. walksoftly, I have not been able to find out how they did it in the past. Yes, these are a great tool, I have photographed several hundred of these, and have...
  24. I met Little Oscar back in the 50's, and got a tour of the original Wienermobile. It was at a Pick-N-Save grocery store parking lot on Roosevelt Road in Wheaton, Illinois. That is a great find!!!
  25. "For decades, the traditional retail price of Coca?Cola (sold in the 6 ½ -ounce bottle or at the soda fountain) remained at a nickel. By the late 1940's -- with production costs soaring -- a handful o...
  26. ---------- THE WEBSTER & PERKS TOOL COMPANY Center and Jefferson Streets, Springfield "This old and substantial manufacturing plant stands as one of the foremost concerns in t...
  27. "A fiasco (/f??æsko?/; Italian pronunciation: [?fjasko]) is a typical Italian style of bottle, usually with a round body and bottom, partially or completely covered with a close-fitting straw basket. ...
  28. I think that is PCGW, the Pacific Coast Glass Works, in San Francisco, Calif., 1902-1924.
  29. There is no pontil, this bottle was blown in a mold.
  30. It's actually BDC, not BCD, that is why jackstraw23 could not find any info on it. Belfast Distillery Company (BDC) is to produce Irish whiskey in part of the city’s Crumlin Road jail that closed its...
  31. It is not an old bottle, odd it was at 20 ft. What is the pat. no, I cannot read it.
  32. It was not corked, a round waxed cardboard piece fit under the lip.
  33. Thank you very much gargoylecollector....
  34. The tarp probably did nothing, I never did figure that one out. Thank you very much SEAN68 & shareurpassion.........
  35. Thank you very much SEAN68.........
  36. 1951-55
  37. Thank you very much CindB, officialfuel, vetraio50 & ttomtucker..........
  38. Thank you very much SEAN68, aghcollect, ho2cultcha, vetraio50 & melaniej ....
  39. I live in the Texas Hill Country about 60 miles NW of San Antonio.
  40. Thank you very much SEAN68 & jscott0363...
  41. Thank you very much pw-collector, aghcollect, antiquerose, fortapache, shareurpassion, racer4four, SEAN68, vintagelamp, blunderbuss2, walksoftly, jscott0363, Manikin & Virginia.vintage....
  42. I had something along those lines in the Army....looked a lot like it....
  43. Now that is my kind of stuff.....great........
  44. Thank you very much sanhardin & gargoylecollector............
  45. Thank you very much vintagelamp, Alan2310, kyratango, Manikin & gargoylecollector...............
  46. Thank you very much vintagelamp & lzenglish...........
  47. Thank you very much Manikin, Digitali5 & RonM...............
  48. Thank you very much vintagelamp, gargoylecollector & Longings...
  49. Thank you very much Designer, mtg75 & farmlady...........
  50. Thank you very much AzTom, TheGateKeeper, mtg75 & farmlady.....
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