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IF it is old, obsolete, dirty, noisy, or unusual in any way AND/OR smokes, sparks, leaks, plugs in, lights up, gets hot (or cold), makes music, takes coins, has moviIF it is old, obsolete, dirty, noisy, or unusual in any way AND/OR smokes, sparks, leaks, plugs in, lights up, gets hot (or cold), makes music, takes coins, has moving parts or electrical wires inside, is colored red, or otherwise just sends the cat off to hiding under the bed -- I probably like it and want one if I don't already have one. (or 3 <lol>) Also have a fondness for old/commercial kitchenware and cookware plus barware of all sorts, quality tools of any kind, pipe organs and mechanical musical instruments, traffic and railroad signs signals and controls, assorted industrial electrical devices, telephones and related equipment, and Ford Thunderbirds. (harder to collect are things like "buildings" and "bridges" and "trains" but I like those too...?) I've been a 'collector of interesting stuff' my entire life, nowadays I could probably be accused and found guilty of living in my own personal flea-market. <lol> For the record (in case it needs to be said) the items I post are items I actually enjoy owning and should not be construed as being "for sale" -- sorry, my flea market is not open to the general public. ;-) :-) (Read more)

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HAMMOND "RAVENSWOOD" electric alarm clock (#1) -- SPIN TO START! :-) - Clocksin Clocks
old PILOT #400 STAPLES box - Advertisingin Advertising
old PIXIE household pencil sharpener by APSCO - Officein Office
old TAGGER TYPEWRITER RIBBON tin - Advertisingin Advertising
old box for A&W BRAND THUMB TACKS - Advertisingin Advertising
old PABST BLUE RIBBON bottle opener - Brewerianain Breweriana
MILLER HIGH LIFE BEER clear plastic tap handle - Brewerianain Breweriana
teeny tiny old advertising tins #3, ANACIN ANALGESIC TABLETS  - Advertisingin Advertising
teeny tiny old advertising tins #2, OXWELD RENEWAL FLINTS - Advertisingin Advertising
small metal tag from a (probably) antique 'box-spring' - Advertisingin Advertising

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  1. Hunterqlee is correct -- it is a press placed atop meat cooking on a (usually commercial) grill/griddle (burgers, steaks, chops, bacon) which aids even cooking and helps prevent 'curling'.
  2. Never seen anything like it either -- also would love to find out anything about what it really is or who/where it was made. Sorry I can't help, but I hope someone else has suggestions/info to offer....
  3. I'll also add my THANKS to keramikos for all the cool info *and* for adding the link to my own posting to this one (and vice-versa)!!! All best y'all, Tim :-)
  4. THANKS SO MUCH to fortapache, keramikos, and Teevo421 for your <love it>s -- and ESPECIALLY to keramikos and Teevo421 for taking time to offer your FUN (not to mention 'informative?!) comments!!! <app...
  5. That's a spectacular clock/radio!! <applause> I'd *definitely* vote to get its radio portion restored too?!! :-) :-) :-)
  6. Hello Jill, I believe your first item is a "schnapps pipe". Hope this helps! https://www.google.com/search?q=schnapps+pipe&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjpx63o8cDgAhW6CTQIHRRYAgEQsAR6BAgAEA...
  7. What FUN -- I'd love to see another pic or two of its wiring/sockets/the way its put together. Agree that it looks great against the brick wall!! :-) :-) :-)
  8. Oh how I wish GoogleTranslate would help with whatever Jill is trying to tell us about this most interesting little thing -- all I can guess is that its maybe a small whistle/flute without makers mark...
  9. Howzabouts a "caramel hash brownie" tree?? I think I want me one of *those* -- all the rest of the tropical fruits would probably go along quite nicely with it too...?? <wink><LOL>
  10. And if closing the doors doesn't 'turn down the volume' enough for your tastes, you can always "STUFF A SOCK IN IT" too -- that term/phrase having originated more with the (slightly older?) 'horn type...
  11. What exactly do you mean by the term "family key" -- as in 'a key you inherited from a family member', or something else?? One way or the other it looks like its probably small enough to maybe fit a ...
  12. What is all the handwriting on the inside of its lid??
  13. MORE THANKS to: Vynil33rpm, valentino97, Ms.CrystalShip, & aura for your kind comments and <love it>s! Its an interesting thought that they could be as old as the 70's...I'm not sure I'd have gue...
  14. THANKS MUCH to: elanski, Brunswick, Sinnomore, yougottahavestuff, Pam-and-J.C.Elliot, officialfuel, fortapache, & iggy for sharing the <love it>s! :-) :-) :-) Fort, mikelv85's scale is indeed the o...
  15. THANKS MUCH to yougottahavestuff, Newfld, elanski, Brunswick, Sinnomore, officialfuel, fortapache, & iggy for the <love it>s! :-) :-) :-)
  16. What a curious thing...do the two smaller parts of it move somehow, or are they fixed in place??
  17. I'll guess its a thing to help protect (as you sorta suspect?) a corner of an old carriage, wagon, or cart of some sort...?
  18. oops...I guess Sinnomore answered my question...nevermind... ;-)
  19. That picture in your first photo is so poignant...is that an LP cover, or something else? (and/or do you know anything about what/where/when it was taken??)
  20. Someone else showed several of these a few days ago, that still haven't been identified...? https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/261499-looking-for-help-identifying-these?in=all
  21. What a WONDERFUL collection, with a likewise cool backstory!!
  22. THANKS to fortapache, Newfld, & Brunswick for sharing the <love it>s!! I'd STILL love to learn/hear from anybody who might have ever seen something like these anywhere else -- even if they're officia...
  23. SUCH a handsome tigger-kitty -- one has to wonder how in the world that soldier got him to stay still long enough to take the photo, its difficult enough *now* to get a good pic of a cat with a modern...
  24. More THANKS to jscott0363, vintagegirl66, ho2cultcha, & Sinnomore for stopping by and sharing the <love>s!! :-) :-) :-)
  25. From the "further obscure facts dept."...Edison's original laboratory in Menlo Park included a small pipe organ. https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact...
  26. Its beautiful, and garnets are my birthstone too! :-) :-) :-)
  27. Even by that single (not quite so good) pic it *does* look like a lovely old cabinet, maybe even still in pretty good shape. Sorry I can't tell you anything specific about it but I WILL say that I wo...
  28. YGHS, yes it measures 1 - 25 lbs. I've seen 'baby scales' with a tray as you describe, if this one had that tray it was already long gone when I got it. One more detail about this one I was just...
  29. COOL!! I have a couple very similar paperweights, when I showed them awhile back several other CW members offered helpful comments about them. :-) https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/236971-t...
  30. No idea offhand how "rare" they are, but I'd certainly be happy to "collect" any of those three pieces...?? ;-) :-)
  31. Maybe something from "The Salvation Army"...??
  32. STYX was (is) one of my favorites from back in the day -- I'm sure I still have my copy of this LP (along with all the rest of theirs 70's/80's) downstairs in the boxes with the others...also sure eac...
  33. With respect, your pics (same one twice?) are impossibly small and fuzzy thus revealing nearly nothing about whatever that unit is -- you also don't give any specific detail about it in your descripti...
  34. That thing is *friggin' fabulous* -- what an awesome prize for your personal collection, I'd more expect to see something like that in a museum somewhere instead?!! <cheers><applause>
  35. My kind THANKS to: hunterqlee, Vynil33rpm, fortapache, Anik, Brunswick, Toyrebel, & elanski for your <love it>s!! :-) :-) :-)
  36. THANK YOU to: SEAN68, hunterqlee, fortapache, Newfld, Horseradishman1, Sinnomore, ho2cultcha, Brunswick, & elanski for stopping by and tapping the <love it> button!! :-) :-) :-)
  37. THANKS SO MUCH to Thomas, Newfld, and Toyrebel for your kind comments -- the poor thing really probably could use a fresh treatment with neatsfoot oil/etc, but does seem like it was a 'high quality' b...
  38. Oh MY -- this thing(s) is just SO delightfully *wrong*...??!!! <lolol>
  39. Ummm...is it just me who's left wondering what these cute little pups might to could look like they were doing, if displayed with the amber [male?] slightly more 'behind' than 'beside' the green [fema...
  40. I'm still way-puzzled about what that DELCO thing might really be. I just can't imagine any practical/electrical reason/purpose for putting "sparkplugs" in such close proximity to the top of a "lead-...
  41. THANKS SO MUCH to hunterqlee, Toyrebel, Brunswick. fortapache, vetraio50, elanski, & aura for having a look and tapping the <love it> for my big shiny ball story! :-) :-) :-) Thomas, there's pro...
  42. I think I'd havta agree with your decision to keep the #2261 "original" with the battery eliminator. As a DC 'farm radio' as you describe (and with its being so remarkably complete) it certainly must...
  43. How big is it -- maybe an ashtray??
  44. While you've got it plugged up, don't forget to also go look at how fast it makes your *electric meter* spin...?!! <whe-e-e-e-e-e> ;-) :-)
  45. Thanks for the additional info, dallen. FWIW I'm also in that 'corner' of the USA and will keep an eye out, in the probably unlikely event I might ever spot it 'for sale' (etc) someplace around here....
  46. A lovely old building, which despite its age and inevitable 'alterations' remains with much of its original and most handsome character. Congrats to its owners for (probably) resisting the urge to dr...
  47. So sorry to hear about the theft of such a cool (and large!) sign. Outta curiosity, what part of the USA (?) did it disappear from?
  48. Niagara Falls??
  49. The DELCO thing is certainly unique -- the bottom of it does look like it should be a battery, but WTF are all those sparkplugs doing on its top...that don't make no sense...?? I'll guess the SUN c...
  50. Thomas -- if you'd like to stop by and fill it with money for me, FEEL FREE...ANYTIME AT ALL...??!!! <lol>
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