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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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where old pipe organ parts go to die... - Musical Instrumentsin Musical Instruments
Yeah, yeah yeah, more Phre5d (and Jr.) pics - Photographsin Photographs
hose or pressure washer nozzles??  valve seats??  what are they?? - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
a pair of CLAUSS shears, plus a probably more historic (than I realized) wooden ruler - Sewingin Sewing
my generally most-reached-for pipe organ tuning tools - Musical Instrumentsin Musical Instruments
MILWAUKEE'S BEST ICE got cheaper...?? - Brewerianain Breweriana
more old Atlantic City 'museum piece' organ pipes - Musical Instrumentsin Musical Instruments
HAMMERTIME!! :-) - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
somebody got her first bath this afternoon... - Animalsin Animals
the latest fresh flower surprise today - Photographsin Photographs

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  1. More special THANKS to shareurpassion & billretirecollector for your likewise most thoughtful comments, and to lptools, Brunswick, PeterWilliam, shareurpassion, gatgoylecollector, iggy, & Bill for you...
  2. Thank you SO MUCH to PeterWilliam, lptools, and Brunswick for your poignant comments in addition to blunderbuss2, fortapache, vetraio50, Newfld, hotairfan, & Vynil33rpm who also added your <love it> b...
  3. Could it perhaps be some kind of 'professional model' of a kazoo?? (vs. the common 'toy' ones everybody would recognize instantly that is...) Is there even such a thing as a 'pro model' kazoo, for t...
  4. Look on the underside of its cash drawer -- at least in the older NCR machines that's where they usually put labels with dates/serial numbers and related stuff.
  5. "Don't lose your Soul to the Spirits" Bill comments. Hmmm. I'll add to that (rightly, wrongly, PC or not) that "Spirits" (consumed in moderation hopefully) sometimes work a little in reverse that ...
  6. My eye was immediately drawn to that red FORD MUSTANG radio in the lower LH corner -- what a PRIZE that is esp if it is still in working condition!! BRAVO, SIR!! <cheers><applause>
  7. If *nothing else* Peter, that's one impressive collection of speakers alone!! I'm kinda w/Vynil on that thought -- if all those are actually hooked up to everything else, it must create a MOST impres...
  8. Absolutely agree with you Peter -- what you've shown us here is far above and beyond anything that should ever be considered typical 'ductwork' in any respect. All that crap that otherwise wanders ar...
  9. For me, I see ART expressed in the form of otherwise what most people in the world would just think of as 'ductwork' if they even bothered to glance at it in the first place. I've seen lots of variou...
  10. I'm afraid I can't help you in the slightest with any ID on this case -- but what an INCREDIBLE one it would appear to be with that interior finishing!!! Makes me think at the moment, maybe slightl...
  11. I'd have to think that is indeed a rather rare thing, being only a console reel to reel tape player vs. the much more common radio/phonograph combo units also made in its possible time frame (and late...
  12. OH YES that's CHESSIE, and 'her old man Peake'. I recognized her immediately!! Chessie was the original ad campaign hit for the C&O railroad passenger service (sleep like a kitten on our trains, e...
  13. And from my own standpoint WS...AWW CRAP...besides the wonderful old saw you've already got *this thing* too...?? <headdesk> Other than the old sewing machine I haven't yet got home, so far the onl...
  14. Agree 100% w.Congcu. The stamped name/etc on the inside (or any other stampings/etc anywhere) will be where you'll need to start searching for more exact detail of who/where made it and when. Good l...
  15. (but I've never shown mine here because its new enough to have the 'microwave oven safe' lettering included in its logo on the bottom, thus I've never believed it to be all that old even *if* it is in...
  16. I have one exactly like your pic 3 as well! :-) :-) :-)
  17. I certainly can't say I know for sure, but without it having any sort of 'mounting hole/stud/etc' on its underside I think I'd have to see it more as just a small statuette of some variety instead. H...
  18. That is one AWESOME appearing sign -- I'm afraid I can't tell you anything specific about it but I am certain there are several other CW members that can do so when they notice your showing here?!! <...
  19. Took me a minute WS, but I knew I'd showed the old Singer machine already here awhile back. It isn't yet in my possession but likely will be soon, no matter where I end up dropping the thing to conti...
  20. And a wonderful 'centerpiece' it is!!! :-) :-) :-)
  21. I'd more than happily add that thing to my own collection of 'rusty yard art', Watchsearcher if I had the opportunity to do so! :-) :-) :-) (but instead I'm kinda guessing the next, not as large or h...
  22. No clue what it is -- but even if I was a farm animal (etc) I'd be scared as h*ll if somebody started to take something looking like that to *my* mouth...?? <lol>
  23. 'Ya know, Bill, now that I think of it, an actual "bowling ball" is an item that's oddly missing from all my various collections. I have a 'pin' or two here somewhere anyways...?? <LOL> [and you ...
  24. I certainly don't know AT ALL, but somehow every time I've looked at your pics here something tries to scream "IMPERIAL" to me...???
  25. That Rolls-Royce is simply *spectacular*!! In this current day and age of most all cars looking mostly like every other car, just imagine the head-turning "statement" it'd make to take that thing for...
  26. Oh WHAT FUN these little guys are, charmsomeone!!! You can bet (if they were mine instead, that is) that they'd be sitting somewhere prominently obvious in my house!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) Perchance...
  27. Good lawwdy -- that thing is *huge*?!!! (and a whole lotta fun as well -- congrats on a nice score!) :-) :-) :-)
  28. More gracious thanks to Vynil33rpm, lptools, yougottahavestuff, & blunderbuss2 for also stopping by with your appreciation and <love it>s for these poor (mostly kinda beat up, but still 100% authentic...
  29. One of my favorite letters of the alphabet...the others are "X" and "Q" -- all three the ones that seldom get called for on Wheel of Fortune even when they really should be...?? <lolol> NICE SIGN,...
  30. Thanks SO MUCH Bill -- also Brunswick, fortapache, Newfld, vetraio50, & hotairfan for your comments and <love it>s. I've just added a little more detail about these particular pipes themselves, shoul...
  31. Agreeing 100% w/fortapache -- they're all WAY cool but that Willys is my fav... ;-) :-) :-)
  32. It looks comfy! :-)
  33. I love the little (Celtic?) cross pendant -- do you have any idea what its story is?? NICE FINDS, Bill! :-) :-) :-) :-)
  34. Is there, perhaps, some kinda half-moon shaped mark on the other side of the 'door' on this little box...??? ;-) ;-) ;-)
  35. THANKS SO MUCH to keramikos and Watchsearcher for your kind comments -- also to keramikos, fortapache, Watchsearcher, Newfld, RichmondLori, vetraio50, aura, iggy, racer4four, Brunswick, Vynil33rpm, & ...
  36. I cannot agree more with keramikos, on every point. I would severely doubt that 'Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Karl' intended any offense whatsoever...? :-)
  37. No idea what it is, but am I the only one that thought it looked ever the slightest bit "obscene" in pic#1...?? ;-) :-)
  38. Cut cords are easy to fix -- CONGRATS on a great 'recycle day' score, that's an awesome lamp!! :-) :-) :-) :-)
  39. OH DEAR EJW54 -- how startling it is to see your garage/garden shed so *devoid* of all the fun stuff we've all been used to seeing in and around it??!! <shock><rubeyes><wow> OTOH, your explanations...
  40. Gotta agree with keramikos and Watchsearcher -- this pair reminds me greatly of numerous similar-ish 'Raggedy Ann and Andy' dolls my own Mother made for my sisters (mostly?) when we all were otherwise...
  41. The only thing I know for sure lptools (and charm76) is that I do have a few old cast aluminum (I think?) handled knives (maybe even a big fork or two?) buried in my kitchen drawers somewhere, though ...
  42. Its handle might be aluminum too...that'd be far more durable than lead, but would still leave it prone to the random scratches/wear marks, perhaps even remains of an original 'textured' pattern on th...
  43. ...reminds me I need to show my own payphone one of these days...an Automatic Electric 'chrome' 3-slot model...its a pretty old thing... ;-) :-)
  44. Hello Lou, thanks for your comments. No, a "tuner's cone" is a different sort of tool generally meant to 'close' or 'open' the *top* end of an organ pipe, I've shown a few of those from my toolbox he...
  45. ...I wonder where my Betamax got off too...its here somewhere and last I checked still works fine...what makes you think this camera doesn't work anymore, charmsomeone??
  46. WOW RichmondLori -- that *is* a whole lotta fun!!! As an old dude that generally detests wearing conventional neckties for any reason (it usually takes a body in a box up front of the church...) and ...
  47. One can't *ever* not appreciate the fantabulous warm glow of authentic neon signs no matter what they spell out...LED's be d*mned... <lol> ;-) :-) :-)
  48. Today's update, w/further thanks to Watchsearcher and keramikos for your again ever so kind comments -- along w/further THANKS to all other who have visited and tapped your <love it> buttons in the me...
  49. Greetings again, Bruce and once more my most sincere appreciation of your expert advice! I hadn't yet tried to move the hour hand itself, but shortly after writing my comment earlier this afternoon I...
  50. Thanks SO MUCH Watchsearcher for your comments ;-) :-) and also to you, vetraio50, fortapache, Bruce99, RichmondLori, blunderbuss2, & officialfuel for stopping by and leaving your <love it>s!! :-) :-...
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