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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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
Bubble glass - Glasswarein Glassware
Artistic Set In Rubber Type - Officein Office

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  1. You're welcome, glad to help a fellow Canuck!
  2. Here is a link, scroll down to the Ontario section; http://militarybruce.com/canadian-army-training-centres-of-wwii/ I had two uncles that served in Europe during WWII, only one came home.
  3. Great picture by the way!
  4. I'm wondering why you use the term cadet. C I T C stands for Canadian Infantry Training Centre. On a side note, my son is on his way there today for two months of training at the 31 Canadian Forces ...
  5. You're lucky to own such an historically significant camera as this. Not exactly point & shoot, as you say tedious & complex. Wouldn't he be amazed to see people today walking around with cameras in...
  6. What a great family treasure, love it!
  7. Happy Australia Day!
  8. Very interesting & a great addition to your collection!
  9. Looks like a pilot, they sat on their chute.
  10. I've seen one of these before, but I can't remember what it is.
  11. Is it a G or a 6? Very unique!
  12. vintage cartridge operated dry chemical fire extinguisher
  13. You're welcome, scott.
  14. Look at the hinges & latch on this bible cabinet. http://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/carved_solid_oak_gothic_revival_bible_box_cabinet_/as546a003
  15. I agree, great photo!
  16. Perhaps White Horse was just capitalizing on the event.
  17. You're welcome.
  18. ink bottle http://www.sha.org/bottle/Typing/household/octoenglishinklabel.jpg http://www.sha.org/bottle/household.htm#Multi-sided
  19. Sorry I don't know enough about coke to answer that one.
  20. I think that it could be F. OQ. IV
  21. The number is correct for a patent assigned to R. M. BROWN BOTTLE OPENER Nov. 2, 1943 https://www.google.ca/patents/US2333088?dq=2,333,088&hl=en&sa=X&ei=j9S_VNfUMcO2yASHuoKoAg&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA
  22. Happy to help, got lucky as there doesn't appear to be much info on the company, just a couple of brief bio's.
  23. Have a look at the logo on this cataloque page ad for Sheet Metal Products Co. https://archive.org/stream/hardmerchsepoct1920toro#page/n14/mode/1up
  24. Regular rolling paper is 68-70 mm in length, I imagine early pre-rolled cigarettes were the same length.
  25. You're welcome, glad to help!
  26. This reminds me of some of the WWII surplus boxes that I've seen. I wonder if SMP is the Sheet Metal Products Company of Canada Limited 1911-1927.
  27. Cool! Here is a link to the patent drawing that shows the actual removable pack. https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbrevets-patents.ic.gc.ca%2Fopic-cipo%2Fcpd%2Feng%2Fpatent%2F244902%2F...
  28. I suggested that based on the ad that I posted in the link above. I found a similar box yesterday that looked the same & was listed as such, but I can't find it today. I found a similar box that sup...
  29. You're welcome Fran. Perhaps someone sent a brush & comb set home to their mother, in a way of showing her how well they were doing since moving to Canada.
  30. Here is an ad from a 1915 Montreal paper. Henry Birks & sons, http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19151203&id=mLk0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=SYEFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5896,4643200
  31. Jewellery, silverware? I wonder if it made it's way over from Canada. Birks has been in the jewellery business since 1879. What is the size of the box?
  32. Thanks, shareupassion! Did Payge_kend… forget they posted this?
  33. It has the China Burma India Patch on it & is marked 1994. Could be a commemorative 50th anniversary piece, made by local artisans.
  34. The name is as long as the camera! An amazing camera, love it!
  35. So true Inky! Thanks for the love & the kind words.
  36. Some I don't get, perhaps they don't translate well from German. These two are funny though. http://www.wikiart.org/en/michael-sowa#supersized-featured-276032 http://www.wikiart.org/en/michael-...
  37. This artist is twisted, in a good way though! Check out some of his other work. http://www.wikiart.org/en/michael-sowa/their-master-s-voice
  38. You're welcome Kydur. You can edit & add two more pics. The guy sitting on the right & the guy standing over his right shoulder look the same, they must be brothers....lol
  39. What a cutie, love it! Congrats to your brother, should have got first though!
  40. Father, Third from Left By: Michael Sowa http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Father-Third-from-Left-Posters_i381532_.htm
  41. What a homely looking bunch! Odd fellows...lol
  42. Stainless steel perhaps if it isn't marked.
  43. It is possible that the outside (but not bottom) was given a coat of Japan black to keep the steel bands from rusting & then the whole thing was painted yellow. The cracked paint is only in this area....
  44. Gotta love that last one, for the fashion livery stable building & the guy pulling the other car out of deep water!
  45. Congrats on your 500th post Sis! Great photo's!
  46. Great photo's & story! They look annoyed because they were trying to ignore the photographer that was pestering beach patrons by taking their pictures & then asking them to buy them. I'm glad they b...
  47. CW seems reluctant to fix the problem that arises from people using mobile devices to post their images. They need to get with the program, not everyone uses a desktop anymore (there are fewer of us e...
  48. Great photo's, love them all! But I am partial to photo #4 of your grandmother, a very beautiful lady!
  49. An amazing find, love it!
  50. Can't wait to see the reveal!
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