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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They finally opened the old gas station. - Photographsin Photographs
Interesting Post Card From Today's Haul. - Postcardsin Postcards
Today's Haul From Garage Sales..... 
Old Abandoned House Several Blocks From Our House 
Some Type of Hand Held Marine Signaling Flashlight  - Lampsin Lamps
Large Advertising Token(Liberty Penny) - US Coinsin US Coins
The 2014 Texas VW Classic. - Classic Carsin Classic Cars
Vintage 1950's Maid of Honor Ice Crusher. - Kitchenin Kitchen
Rather Rare Insulator Found At a Flea Market - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
This Is An Example of Why I Am Careful - Photographsin Photographs

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  1. Thank you all very much, it is great to chat with everybody. Well, Mani, no snakes, not sure about the bugs. I hope to be there when they start to haul it out... I had to retire several years ago, du...
  2. "Between the mid-1880's and about 1905, the Hutchinson closure was probably the most common closure found on American soda bottles."
  3. "The Hutchinson spring stopper consisted of a rubber gasket that was held between two metal plates which were both attached to a wire spring loop. When inserted into the the bore of a bottle the lowe...
  4. I really don't mean to be a stranger, lots going on the last several years. Thank you all very much....appreciated.
  5. I will be watching for that bus, and we will have a cup of coffee...biggest VW show in the state...you will love it, there is a full service campground at the show....
  6. Thank you, I will be back......
  7. Thank you very much toolate2 , gearpunk, bratjdd, musikchoo, Manikin , pops52, geo26e, aghcollect, nutsabotas6, Virginia.vintage , Windwalker & Radegunder........
  8. Thank you very much officialfuel, gargoylecollector & AzTom ....
  9. Thank you very much tom61375 & Trey......
  10. Thank you very much fhrjr2......
  11. Thank you very much SEAN68 , nutsabotas6 , aghcollect, toolate2, geo26e, blunderbuss2 & Manikin.....
  12. I found out what it is, so I don't have to ask them. It is a battery operated bow light.
  13. It is not as old as you might think. It was made in an Automatic Bottle machine, probably in the 20's or 30's, possible even later. The bottom is called a "kick-up" and it originally contained wine or...
  14. Thank you very much geo26e ......
  15. Thank you very much aghcollect, nutsabotas6 & kerry10456....
  16. Check this out. http://eighttrackmuseum.com/home.html
  17. Thank you very much kingshawn....
  18. Thank you very much winner1185 & kingshawn....
  19. Thank you antiquerose. Snow????? It was 91 here yesterday, I despise show! The only ice I ever want to see is in my iced tea glass. This entire shed was full of great stuff. There was no door, so ...
  20. Thank you for the kind words fhrjr2. You and I are probably about the same age, you could keep up, I don't move very fast anymore myself. Thank you very much winner1185 ........
  21. Thank you very much ttomtucker & Radegunder...
  22. Thank you very much kerry10456 & pops52.....
  23. Thank you very much tom61375.....
  24. Thank you very much gargoylecollector , DrFluffy , tom61375 & rocker-sd .....
  25. Thank you very much . JonoJono, farmladyfarmlady, ttomtuckerttomtucker, ozmarty, fhrjr2, Manikin, mariposamariposa, SizzlerSizzler, undrealundreal, spiritinthesky3, gearpunk, Hems303, collector4evr, ...
  26. Thank you very much Elisabethan & Amandajane.....
  27. Thank you very much blunderbuss2, Amandajane , Gracay2004 , antiquerose & ozmarty.........
  28. It is not cast iron, it is made of chrome-molly steel. It is a low pressure tank, CO2 runs about 1800PSI. That is called a 20lb CO2 tank, it is filled on a scale. They take the tare weight of the tan...
  29. Thank you very much for the kind words valentino97, Trey & Budek. Thank you also very much icollectglass, sarahoff & mrmajestic1..........
  30. Thank you very much mrmajestic1 ......
  31. Mani, you would really love the show....Yes, I remember those days very well, I had a 68' VW Bus, thank you very much.. Also, thank you very much Roycroftbooksfromme1 , aghcollect, ttomtucker, nutsab...
  32. Thank you very much kerry10456 , Roycroftbooksfromme1, ttomtucker, pops52 & Budek....
  33. Thank you very much Aimathena, valentino97 , Trey, icollectglass, Budek & gargoylecollector. Yes, I have seen these in several colors, looking forward to your post. This one is in great condition, I...
  34. Thank you very much kerry10456 & racer4four.....
  35. Thank you very much SEAN68 , kerry10456, officialfuel & racer4four .........
  36. Thank you very much fortapache, nutsabotas6, aghcollect, Manikin & fifties50s .....
  37. Thank you very much Manikin & nutsabotas6. Yes, it is quite unusual, they also made one in a deep green, which is very scarce.
  38. Thank you very much vetraio50, geo26e & aghcollect...
  39. Thank you very much kerry10456, Uxbridgeite, pw-collector & Virginia.vintage.....
  40. Thank you very much collector4evr....
  41. Thank you very much MaRS & tom61375....
  42. Thank you very much MaRS & tom61375 ....
  43. Thank you very much Antiqage & honey....
  44. Thank you very much mrmajestic1, ho2cultcha, gargoylecollector, egreeley1976, mtg75, valentino97, TheSimpleBarn , chrissylovescats, fortapache, SEAN68 & kingshawn.....
  45. Thank you very much ttomtucker, AntigueToys , AzTom & kingshawn...
  46. Thank you very much gargoylecollector & ho2cultcha.....
  47. Thank you very much nutsabotas6 , Manikin & kyratango....
  48. Thank you very much fortapache, antiquerose , Trey & tom61375, Yea, it kinda gives me the creeps also. I have seen some big ones around here, but nothing like this before.
  49. Thank you very much officialfuel, geo26e & fortapache....
  50. Very nice find...
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