walksoftly

Crandall, Manitoba, Canada

Love old photo's, shiny thing, rusty things, vintage advertising & unsolved mysteries. 35 years experience as a welder, machinist, designer, manufacturer & troublLove old photo's, shiny thing, rusty things, vintage advertising & unsolved mysteries. 35 years experience as a welder, machinist, designer, manufacturer & trouble shooter, in agriculture & construction repair & maintenance. (Read more)

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Happy St. Patrick's Day - Postcardsin Postcards
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY - Postcardsin Postcards
Brass etched ewer 
Merry Christmas from up North - Postcardsin Postcards
Lifeboat article local invention - Paperin Paper
Belfor crystal bud vase - Glasswarein Glassware
Austrian necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Diner photo - Photographsin Photographs
Royal Visit 1939, Brandon, MB - Photographsin Photographs
Maternal Grandparents - Photographsin Photographs

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  1. I think that there was an upper portion to this at one time & the hole were for alignment pins or for screws from below. In the close up image of the top you can see marks in the finish where the upp...
  2. Cool yard art!
  3. I wonder if it could be a school?
  4. These are great photos agh! The Manitoba Thresherman's reunion was on this weekend & both of these operation would have been performed for the public to see how it was 100 years ago!
  5. I think they caught their limit for the day! Great photo's!
  6. You're welcome glad to help.
  7. Great photo, love it!
  8. Leith, ND was founded in 1910 as a Milwaukee Road Railroad town. http://www.ghostsofnorthdakota.com/2007/05/01/leith-nd/
  9. Looks like a tool shed, part of a set,of buildings set up every 6 to 10 miles along the track. The section gangs worked from and lived in these building, the work gang was overseen by a section forem...
  10. Coool Man! "Hey man, how's my driving?" "I think we're parked, man."
  11. Is the bottom a tank for fluid like alcohol or kerosene?
  12. Love old photo's I don't see the word "House". What does it say below it? In the right window it appears to me that the partially visible word is Saloon.
  13. smudge pot
  14. You could try contacting these sites. http://www.sha.org/bottle/index.htm http://www.ecbw.ca/
  15. They don't use a letter or a dash. They started at 1 & currently at around 160,000.
  16. The # doesn't match anything in the Canadian industrial design database, so I'm not sure who/where the # is registered.
  17. I always cheer for the King!
  18. Well done, a great addition to your great collection!
  19. Keeps the wind from blowing up your sleeve at high speeds.
  20. I think the cuffs could be part of his gauntlet style driving gloves.
  21. Widdex Tyre Spreader http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/18219/lot/355/
  22. Anne does yours have the Copeland Spode mark or just the Spode mark on it?
  23. Anne can you post a link to that add as I couldn't find it.
  24. Thanks for the love Efesgirl & katherinescollections
  25. Thanks Anne for figuring out this pattern.
  26. Looks brand new!
  27. @ annerobertson60, no it still remains a mystery. Sounds like you found a mother load, twelve dinner plates amazing!
  28. You're lucky to have such a rare camera in your collection! Great story behind it; a good example of the shortcomings of the patent system. The patent system works in favor of those with the most mo...
  29. That's cool, love it!
  30. It was ahead of it's time, designed with no means of fixing it, just like they do now. https://www.google.ca/patents/USD61464?dq=61,464&hl=en&sa=X&ei=OeKfVcjcHdGmyAS2pZm4Bw&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA Could...
  31. We've been very slow to adopt the metric system, Canadians today typically use a mix of metric and imperial measurements in their daily lives. Your glass could be from the early days after the CN tow...
  32. Very unique! Welcome back!
  33. Glad to hear all went well & that you're on the mend!
  34. Love the colours!
  35. It's a Burdizzo, for castrating bull calves.
  36. Great find Alan!
  37. Nice find!
  38. Another great restoration, tman, well done!
  39. You're welcome! Perhaps just the part with the train.
  40. Their standard blade won't fit?
  41. A 1941 Section of Fine Arts-funded tempera painting titled “Anthracite Coal” was painted by George Harding and hangs in the post office lobby. http://livingnewdeal.org/projects/post-office-mural-ki...
  42. I think that you should get Sean to lend you some nice MCM pieces to display on there, I think he might have a few. :)
  43. Nice table Sis!
  44. Tung oil, lacquer & varnish are all different finishes.
  45. Cool... never seen a calendar with a transparent overlay!
  46. Great save!! Gil Elvgren did some of the best illustration in my opinion, thanks for sharing Charmaine with us.
  47. Looks like it's off to a good start!
  48. Very unique!
  49. Very nice restoration, well done!
  50. No problem, it took me a while to find geo's so I thought that a link would make it easier for others to find it.
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