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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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RESCUED/RESTORED antique beveled glass mirror in quartersawn oak frame, part 2 - Furniturein Furniture
RESCUED/RESTORED antique beveled glass mirror in quartersawn oak frame - Furniturein Furniture
the "moon shines" brightly over the South... (U.S.A.) - Kitchenin Kitchen
and another beat up old desk lamp... - Lampsin Lamps
two clear glass candlesticks - Glasswarein Glassware
my favorite RUSSELL rosewood/stainless commercial grade spatulas - Kitchenin Kitchen
two old tin kitchen canisters w/lids - Kitchenin Kitchen
my favorite old heavy china serving bowl - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
pair of pastel yellow MELADUR serving bowls - Kitchenin Kitchen
a couple of 'spoon holders' for the stovetop - Kitchenin Kitchen

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  1. It looks like she's getting ready to clock him with a wooden kitchen chair if he crawls out from under that bed -- "coax me", indeed??!! <lolol>
  2. Thank you SO much for your SO VERY KIND comments, jscott0363 and Brunswick!! I appreciate it a lot -- frankly, I'm still halfway surprised with myself that it turned out so gorgeous, considering what...
  3. Its very pretty! The cord/socket looks 1940's to me...?
  4. Imagination is one of the 'spices of life' isn't it, racer4four?? ;-) <lol> [and at least, hopefully, it's a *plausible* imaginary explanation, unlike certain others occasionally given for things ...
  5. At a glance it looks 1970's "Mediterranean" to me with the style of its ends and the chair bases...upholstery looks like something different (newer) though...??
  6. It *is* very pretty indeed, and how unique?!! I suppose, back in an era when "the traveler" started with a huge wooden trunk weighing 50+lbs by itself, there must have been *completely different*...
  7. Thanks so much to TassieDevil iggy fortapache elanski Manikin GeodeJem Caperkid and AnnaB for continuing to enjoy all my old desk lamps!! :-) :-) :-) This one in particular I *don't* re...
  8. Kind THANKS to Brunswick, AdeleC, fortapache, TassieDevil, and Caperkid for sharing your <love>! :-) :-) :-)
  9. Thanks SO much to fortapache, vetraio50, TassieDevil, Brunswick, and aura for stopping by and punching that <love it> button! :-) :-) :-)
  10. Thanks bunches to Brunswick, TassieDevil, Caperkid, aura, and fortapache for sharing your <love>! :-) :-) :-)
  11. More kind thanks to Brunswick, elanski, fortapache, racer4four, and buckethead for stopping by and punching the <love it> button! Racer -- I agree that they don't look quite right "empty"...it is...
  12. Yes yes yes Tube Amp -- that's *exactly* it, thanks for breaking thru that temporary little blockage in my brain?!! (of COURSE I knew that...I worked at a Pizza Hut many years ago, and used the stupi...
  13. ^^That's kinda what I was thinking fhrjr2...copper boilers similar to that were used for *lots* of things, but that 'chimney' just screams "special purpose usage"... ;-) ;-) ;-)
  14. I think it is supposed to be used to grab hot pans out of the oven, but I can't say I know exactly what kind of pans...whether metal ones, or some variety of glass baking dishes. I hope somebody can ...
  15. I have several plates that look identical to the center one here, but without the shield logo on them. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/227506-white-glass-pyrex-diner-plates
  16. Could it be a flour-sifter thing? Cool looking little gizmo anyways about it?! :-)
  17. I agree with everybody -- its completely delightful! The little knob on its lid is a wonderful detail!!
  18. How totally COOL that you're gonna be able to save some of these signs!!! <applause> Thanks for the update, I'll be looking forward to seeing the 'rescued' signs one of these days too! :-) :-) :-)
  19. Ahhh...thoze were the daze, when people were encouraged to "insert Social Security number above" in the blank box on their keychains...AND that was not only *not* considered an *identity theft risk*, ...
  20. /me wishing it wasn't so d*mn far halfway around the world, so's I could reach 'ya for a <big hug> Tassie?!! :-) :-) :-)
  21. My kind thanks to racer4four, fortapache, iggy, and aura for hitting your <love it> buttons -- I'm so sorry we're all otherwise being burdened by the useless SPAM of whoever 'NH10' is currently preten...
  22. Thanks so very much for the <loves> and kind comments to fortapache, nutsabotas6, brunswick, and buckethead!! Nuts, the palm trees are from the HILTON HAWAII, and I don't know how one of 'em lost its...
  23. Thanks very much to: fortapache vetraio50 PhilDMorris elanski iggy and Caperkid for loving this gigantic old lamp along with me -- and especially to PhilDMorris for the honour of having ad...
  24. Maybe a toothpick holder?? It IS pretty, no matter what its intended to be?! :-)
  25. If nothing else, that's (at least the remains of) a 1950's vintage highback Chambers gas range sitting out by the tree in the 1st pic -- those stoves are worth $$$ now...ifn's I lived anywheres nearby...
  26. <EEEK> @ fhrjr2!! (<lol> too...)
  27. You're welcome nannah -- and thanks for the further word. I have little doubt that having a willing piano tuner/technician help you will be a very wise decision!! :-) The 2nd reason (which I didn'...
  28. Addendum: with a moment's further thought, it might technically be possible to separate the harp from the soundboard -- IF and ONLY IF you first were to use a tuning key to relax ALL the tension on E...
  29. ABSOLUTELY >>NO<< -- DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TRY TO DO THAT!!!! Those strings literally create *MANY THOUSANDS of pounds* worth of tension between the opposite ends of that big iron frame --...
  30. <LOLOL> buckethead -- I hear 'ya, buddy!! :-) :-) :-) When I was taking the pics (1st one) it kept bugging me that the 8 ball wasn't where it should be...and even though setting them in a rectangle f...
  31. Thanks for the add'l size info randy9171 -- definitely way too big for my 'ice cream shop' guess?!!
  32. On 2nd thought, but still in the ice-cream shop -- maybe more like the pans where they held the warm chocolate/etc syrup toppings...??
  33. How big is it, and are you certain it is a "boiler"?? Frankly, at first glance it reminds me of those pan things (I don't know what they're called?) often found by the sink at the end of the ice-crea...
  34. Thanks very much for your comment Coopergirl, and to fortapache, TassieDevil, nutsabotas6, Caperkid, and Simonc for punching that <love it> button! :-) :-)
  35. They do look like they were made for use with some kind of marquee or bulletin board, so they could be rearranged easily. (for the 'coming soon' movies, tenant directory in an office lobby, direction...
  36. I'd be most curious to eventually learn what sort of luck you might get (or not get) with the repair "solutions" or methods -- here's hoping you don't have to re-do the wh0le top! (which looks to be i...
  37. My gracious thanks for hitting the <love it> button to: Anik nutsabotas6 fortapache elanski valentino97 racer4four aura I'm glad y'all like these -- I'll post some more of the collection s...
  38. Thanks so much to buckethead, Newfld, and Trey for your nice comments! :-) I've gotta admit I've never been much of a beer drinker (of any brand), and frankly for that matter, sorta think I recall th...
  39. OK, if its price was truly "free", who the heck cares about a chip on its base...? Put that side to the back on the shelf, and <smile> at a pretty piece!! <thumbsup><LOL>
  40. Thank you fortapache for your kind comment -- it *is* one of my favorite lamps! (and I have a *lot* of lamps... <lol>) My appreciation for hitting the <love it> button also to: racer4four officia...
  41. Ahh -- the Fairlane SKYLINER -- I agree w/ya Fort, one of the all time coolest cars ever! Nowadays, 'robotics' is becoming commonplace...but those Ford engineers managed to pull it off with 1950's te...
  42. I concur with your age estimation, purvis. I remember those very same signs from my own childhood (late 1970's, somewhat downstate from Chicago) at a then local restaurant called "UNDERDOGS" which fe...
  43. This looks to me like a piece of test equipment likely meant to be used in a telco central office to diagnose problems with "trunk lines" -- circuits that run back and forth between individual exchang...
  44. That is a "10 position stepper relay" which would have been part of the central office equipment at a telephone exchange. Banks of relays such as this were parts of the machinery which responded to r...
  45. Thanks for sharing the <love>, Caperkid, fortapache, aura, and EJW-54! :-) :-) :-)
  46. Thanks so very much to fortapache and racer4four for hitting the <love it> button! :-) :-) :-) I'm kinda surprised that nobody seems to have recognized anything about this candlestick...?? An ad...
  47. These were made ca. 1970's-80's and became popular 'decorator items', during/after the same time period when the USA telephone utility industry was being officially "de-regulated" -- such that individ...
  48. With the "Liquid" logo on it, this wrench was likely specifically meant as a 'tank wrench', for use with compressed gas tanks/lines/valves/etc. as found on torch welding (and other types of) of equip...
  49. Thanks so very much to SummerBlues, fortapache, iggy, and Ben for the <love-its >! :-) :-) :-)
  50. Thanks very much to fortapache, kyratango, Manikin, elanski, and McCoyNelson for having a look and hitting the <love it> button!
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