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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A few more pics from out San Angelo trip 
Some of the fun stuff at the 2014 Oktoberfest VW show 
Several more metal detecting finds - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
A few more pics from our trip last summer - Photographsin Photographs
Before and After: A Few Metal Detector Finds 
Several vintage post cards from Caldwell, Idaho - Postcardsin Postcards
From our visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - Advertisingin Advertising
More from the Keystone Antique Truck and Tractor Museum - Tractorsin Tractors
Several more vintage post cards. - Postcardsin Postcards
Group of transportation post cards - Postcardsin Postcards

Comments

  1. Glad I could help...
  2. It is actually is a non-ferrous metal, "Propellers need to have very precise shapes, and be kept very smooth, for proper operations, therefore, a corrosion resistant material must be used, regular ste...
  3. Thank you very much Manikin...........
  4. Thank you very much kanukster, Jewels, walksoftly, & trgrubaugh.....
  5. Not really $8.00-$20.00 on Ebay... Thank you very much Yuko & tom61375....
  6. Thank you for the kind words racer4four
  7. Thank you very much SEAN68 & antiquerose, yes, that was a great post, my kind of stuff....
  8. Thank you very much katherinescollections & fernpig.....
  9. I am not qualified to evaluate items, check on Ebay, or other selling sites. I just like to help with information.
  10. Dr. A. C. Daniels began his business in 1878 as he mixed his medicines and sold his concoctions from the back of a horse and wagon. Dr. Daniels first opened his operation at 75 West Brookline Street i...
  11. Thank you very much SEAN68,....
  12. Thank you very much blunderbuss2......
  13. Thank you very much blunderbuss2.........
  14. Thank you very much surfdub66. I will post more items, that is what I love about it, you never know what is going to come out of the ground.
  15. Thank you very much petey.............
  16. Thank you very much petey...........
  17. Thank you very much gargoylecollector & petey...
  18. As fhrjr2 said, P-38....they were worth more than gold...sure beat a hammer and a screwdriver.. If you hit it wrong, it would just smash the top of the can down. Of course, when you got something in a...
  19. What a great piece....
  20. Thank you very much Manikin......................
  21. Thank you very much fortapache.....
  22. Thank you very much DrFluffy, Jewels, gargoylecollector, walksoftly, & vetraio50...
  23. How do you turn and steer it?...where do the pedals go? what powers it? What does that divider down the middle do?
  24. Thank you very much aghcollect, CindB, walksoftly, Jewels, pops52, Manikin, SEAN68, surfdub66, fortapache, gargoylecollector, vetraio50, & Radegunder...Thank you for the kind words SEAN68. I believe ...
  25. Those look like lawn mower wheels.
  26. - July 27, 1937. w. J. LA czAsslz Des 105,437 May by this is it... 4 ICE CUBE CUTTER Filqd May 17, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DESIGN FOR AN ICE CUBE CUTTER William J. La Casse, Duluth, Minn., ...
  27. http://www.ehow.com/how_6311178_identify-original-woodstock-poster.html
  28. Thank you very much petey, SEAN68, & gargoylecollector....,..
  29. Thank you very much petey, SEAN68, shareurpassion, & gargoylecollector ...
  30. Thank you very much Roycroftbooksfromme1 & battlegear...
  31. Thank you very much clockerman...........
  32. Thank you very much SEAN68, vetraio50, Jewels, walksoftly & trunkman.....,
  33. Thank you very much chrissylovescats....
  34. Thank you very much Roycroftbooksfromme1, pops52, & sklo42...
  35. Thank you very much Weirdpuckett, fortapache, racer4four, & mrcolorz ......
  36. Thank you very much Peasejean55...........
  37. Thank you very much ho2cultcha, aghcollect, walksoftly, vetraio50, & Manikin....
  38. Great pic, what a wonderful car.
  39. Thank you very much walksoftly, musikchoo, & vetraio50, yes, that one is wonderful....
  40. Well, excuse me for stating the obvious...you said " i just want to know what it is."
  41. Thank you very much aghcollect & valentino97...........
  42. http://www.ebay.com/itm/WRIGHT-MFG-1-TON-2000-lb-IMPROVED-MODEL-HIGH-SPEED-American-CHAIN-HOIST-/400807583667?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d51fe5fb3
  43. Agree, it is a glass bowl ashtray on a pedestal, probably wrought iron.
  44. It's a chain hoist, minus the chain.
  45. Thank you very much Alan2310 & Roycroftbooksfromme1 ...........
  46. What a great look....
  47. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930-FORD-MODEL-A-RADIATOR-SHELL-ORIGINAL-STAINLESS-STEEL-VERY-NICE-SHAPE-PART-/321642075911?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3AModel+A&hash=item4ae35c9707&vxp...
  48. Looks like 28-31 Model "A" Ford shell to me...
  49. Radiator shell...top part. There are many that looked like that..
  50. Great milestone, Mani...I love your photos, thank you very much for sharing...
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