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    Posted 9 years ago

    vwbus
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    This is my 1960s fire hydrant that I bought off a guy in glens falls. I had no idea how big or HEAVY it was untill me and my girlfriend got there! It weighs around 300 pounds!!! When I ask my girlfriend if she wanted to help lift it she grabbed on to it and then we attempted to carry it until she dropped it on her leg..... When I asked the guy where he got this he told me he found it in his back yard river when he first moved into his house. What a great peice of history.

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    1. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      I have no idea why after downloading the image it converts it sideways.
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      You're using a phone aren't you?
      Try cropping the photo, some people have luck with that. Or send it from a computer.
    3. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      I don't have a wifi at my house so I only get to upload from my phone..
    4. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      fixed it!
    5. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Good I can put my monitor back to horizontal now:-)
    6. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      Haha I went to work and fixed it :)
    7. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      Hi VW, if you don't mind me asking... how much did you pay for it?
    8. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      I don't mind at all! I'm proud of every price I pay!! I got it for $50. I believe it's worth almost $300
    9. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      Hi VW, you should be proud that was a great deal. At that weight I wouldn't be the surprise is it were worth even more at a scrap yard.
      I am proud of the prices I paid for a lot of my pieces as well.
      I was going to post the prices, but I didn't know if it would be proper etiquette for this site. I received a thorough hazing when I first joined, so I tend to tiptoe and walksoftly now ;^) so to speak. (pun intended David xo)
    10. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      Yea I know what you've been through. I got harassed yesterday about an item I wanted to buy and I was trying to find out what it was worth so I could get it for the right price but then everyone started to complain and say I was taking advantage of the site. I was just trying to find out whether or not to buy it.
    11. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      I understand, I was doing the same over a bedroom suite (which I did buy).
      It can be hard on newbies, but I hope you stick it out because there are some really wonderful people on this site who can help guide you. And you should be very proud of yourself #1 for your conduct, you handled it very respectfully. #2 to be so young and have such a good head on your shoulders. Keep collecting, you're off to a great start, nice nest egg for your future. ;^)
    12. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      Well thank you it's good to hear that :)
    13. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Well spoken Aim re #1 & #2 in above comment & I like your pun.
    14. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      You are very welcome VW =^)
      And big ole bear hug David... He's one of the best here VW
    15. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Thank you Aim you put a smile on my face & made my day. :-)))
    16. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      You are most welcome my friend. There are very few people as good as you David. You should smile big everyday.
    17. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      I'm Canadian we're all nice! haha
    18. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      No.... its U.
      Baby seals O.o
    19. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Okay you're making me blush & it's going to go to my head.
      I better go do some work, but I'm not sure my head will fit through the door.
    20. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      VW please don't tease the old dawgs on here, they may bite :^P
    21. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      LoL eye xo
    22. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      It sure does eye. I have lots of firefighter pieces but no hydrants. Don't call this a fire hydrant in front of a firefighter they will quickly tell you that fire does not come out of it. LoL
    23. toolate2 toolate2, 9 years ago
      Do you have a dog? lol...
    24. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      That's correct eye. Just hydrant ;^) see... us newbie whipper snappers are good for something after-all Hehehe

      Yes toolate... 3 too many and only one faux concrete hydrant. The problem is all 3 are girls.
    25. tommy1002 tommy1002, 9 years ago
      Now I know where that hydrant went.... I'm from Glens Falls and have been looking for that!!!!!! vw, don't worry about people giving you a hard time, just select "delete comment" and carry on. That rail light is worth the 100 all day long that's why I said offer 75 and you'll be happy!
    26. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      Well they deleted my railroad post but I just needed to know more about it. I mean ya it was a cool peice but it was in rough shape so I just wanted to make sure I was buying for a goo price. Thank you for all the support and comments
    27. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      Buy it and repost Hun. =^)
    28. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Get in your convertible & go buy that thing, second thought leave the car hidden around the corner & only take $75 with you!
    29. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      LmboOoOo David!! Yeah, put on raggedy clothes VW and drive this... http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/103165-mustang-lawnman?in=user
    30. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      Haha he wouldn't know what to do. I mean the thing is only 10 min away so if I really wanted to I could drive the lawn mower over :)
    31. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      Omgosh too funny. VW if you do, make a YouTube of it LmboOoOo!!
    32. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Is that ten minutes by car or mower?
    33. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      Hahaha David. I thought it but didn't ask.

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