Old stuff you still use.

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  1. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    My Mom owned a Dairy Queen for 25 years in the 60's/ 70's into the 80's. Part of my upbringing, get out of school and go to work at the Dairy Queen.
    This Hamilton Beech malt dispenser was old when she bought the store, dates to the 40's. My best momento to those days. Although still fully functional, it now is primarily on display in my home. (How many malts can one drink anyways).
     
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    66Hardtop New Member

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    I sure did haha. The original 10hp Wisconsin did the same thing.
     
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    BIGBARNEYCARS Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I S**t Caned everything I ever owned when he relocated south in the fall of '14. Only thing left old iz Me and My Memoriez, Jer
     
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    BLIMP Senior Member

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    Old post office counter that was used to sort mail. It was filled with metal dividers, my wife and I removed them and now she uses it in her craft room. Date is difficult to read. Resized_20161118_195343.jpg 20161117_154852.jpg
     
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    Triple Pickle Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

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    1975 Wheel Horse C-160

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  6. Fury440

    Fury440 At my age everything's a good idea FCBO Gold Member

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    Looks like Nov 30 1954. A very nice piece, looks much nicer than the particle board crap made today.
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    jct Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I see 1951
     
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    Really? I didn't know that. Ill have to do some research
     
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    Be careful with those, my neighbor had a load of old Craftsman tools that were stolen. Lets just say the new ones are not the same level of quality from back then.
     
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    I much prefer old tools, like you all. This'll be fun, here are a few of them:
    ~1910 Seneca Falls 10" Lathe
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    1940 Sheldon 11" Lathe
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    1960s Craftsman 150 Drill Press (pay no nevermind to the 2000 Mustang in the background....)
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    1950s Homecraft Drill Press (and HC bench grinder in the background Dad bought new)
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    1950s 7" Ammco Shaper and 1920s Reed Vise in the background
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    1957 Singer 111W155 Industrial Sewing Machine (recent project was a headliner for the Sport Fury)
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    Polara_500 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    That's an impressive lineup you have there.
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    1960s Craftsman 150 Drill Press (pay no nevermind to the 2000 Mustang in the background....)




    No problem. I've got one to. 2005 vert. If Chrysler would have offered a rear wheel drive vert the Mustang wouldn't be there.
    Nice collection of tools. All look to be in service.
     
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    That photo slipped through. You must have grabbed it soon after my initial posting, as I thought I'd edited it out. I do use two of the pictured vises, the Reed (second from the right in the above photo), and the little silver Columbian in the center of that photo. The others are "spares" I picked up for cheap, mostly free, over the years. The big Reed was $100 and the little Columbian was $45.
     
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    Thanks. Yes, everything gets used.
     
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    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow, and I thought I had too many vices...
     
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    Vice Squad.
     
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    Take your pick. Almost everything in my house has been here since before 1975. A testament to old quality. I replaced the linoleum kitchen floor, and the fridge died about two months ago. Other than that, the stuff just keeps going and going. 20190204_231000.jpg 20181203_003425.jpg 20190420_200247.jpg 20190112_214924.jpg
     
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    As my Father used to say...."You don't throw away Gold!"
     
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    1Fury1 Slab Side Slacker FCBO Gold Member

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    Stuff that works. I was lucky enough to see Guy Clark and Verlon Thompson in Spokane WA at the Bing Crosby theater a year or two before he passed. Got an autographed CD.

     
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    Fury440 At my age everything's a good idea FCBO Gold Member

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    My dad was 18 when he lost his dad in 1935 in the middle of the great depression. He became the bread winner for his mother and 3 younger sisters. This was small town MooseJaw Saskatchewan and the only work he could find was at the meat packers where he made wieners and baloney, neither of which were ever allowed in his house for the rest of his life. Anyhow, extreme frugality was law, nothing was ever thrown out, it would be patched and or fixed until there was no hope, then the bones were saved as "might need this someday" parts. I grew up surrounded by "might need this someday" parts and learned at a very early age how to "fix" things, not necessarily to factory specs, but functional if you were careful. LOL

    To this day I seldom throw anything away. If it can't be repaired, it gets completely disassembled and all interesting parts are shelved and all screws, bolts, etc go into one of my gallon pails to be sorted later into parts drawers. Its a disease for which there isn't a cure. :wideyed:

    So to answer the "old stuff you still use" question, my answer is all of it!
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