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Post# 902577   10/10/2016 at 21:54 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Time for Part Three! Please feel free to post anything you have purchased at thrift shops, auctions and the like.

 

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Post# 902580 , Reply# 1   10/10/2016 at 22:03 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Another basement find...

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National Panasonic FM-AM tube radio. Model RE-784. And this one WORKS! No hum, no crackle. Automatic Frequency Control. I am guessing around 1961. There are 784-A, B and C models. I guess this one was the first. I am aware you have to change the caps, even if they work. Just to be on the safe side.

 

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Post# 902585 , Reply# 2   10/10/2016 at 22:30 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
SAVERS find...

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Argus C-3 camera. Manufactured in 1957. Missing the coupling gear knob. 5 bucks at Savers. Bought it decorative purposes, but hey you never know when I want to go back to 35mm.

 

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Post# 902586 , Reply# 3   10/10/2016 at 22:35 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
A fun find...

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HESS Hook and Ladder Fire Truck. For the Christmas 2000 season. Immaculate, didn't come in a box but obviously never played with. Sirens, horn and of course flashing lights.

 

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Post# 902669 , Reply# 4   10/11/2016 at 15:12 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
I've

never seen a Panasonic that old. I remember Argus Cameras. K Mart sold them.
Those Hess trucks must be collectable by now.


Post# 902686 , Reply# 5   10/11/2016 at 17:16 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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nice finds Louie.....I like a lot of the older radios, as sometimes you could pick up TV stations by sliding to the far left of the dial......

Hess trucks have been collectables for years....

unlike being the sharpest knife in the drawer!...


I have a few addresses to new places you need to make a stop on your trip down here.....




Post# 902710 , Reply# 6   10/11/2016 at 20:04 by kimball455 (Cape May, NJ)        

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Hi Louie ..

Great find on the ARGUS C-3 ... I have two that still work. That was my first experience with 35mm film.

Harry


Post# 902720 , Reply# 7   10/11/2016 at 21:41 by philcobendixduo (San Jose)        
K-Mart sold...

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.....the "FOCAL" brand of cameras and accessories (their own "house" brand).
Argus was an "old time" (founded in 1936) maker of cameras. Purchased by Sylvania in 1959.
I used to have an Argus where you looked down into a mirrored affair which was the viewfinder.


Post# 902739 , Reply# 8   10/12/2016 at 05:46 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Martin! Looking forward to do some thrifting.


Post# 902741 , Reply# 9   10/12/2016 at 05:58 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Harry. I've had a few 35mm cameras. I got my first camera when I was a kid, a Kodak pocket instamatic (110).


Post# 903334 , Reply# 10   10/16/2016 at 20:02 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Sears Blender MOD. 400.829200

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Picked this up at a thrift shop. Sorta' like avocado green? The jar is obviously from another blender being harvest gold. $5.99. Love that jar shape. Anyone know who made these for Sears?

 

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Post# 903388 , Reply# 11   10/17/2016 at 10:00 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
Who made it?

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Hi... maybe Hamilton Beach? It just reminds me in shape of a Hamilton Beach. And thanks for the posts... I hope others will add to it.

Post# 903409 , Reply# 12   10/17/2016 at 14:25 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Heya Phil! Yeah I thought of that, but I've never seen anyone else use that triangular shaped jar. Very unique.


Post# 903438 , Reply# 13   10/17/2016 at 21:19 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
panasonic stereo, 1973

got a Panasonic"all in one"type stereo:phono and cassette on top,radio and 8-track on the front-no speakers and the dust cover is badly scratched,but rest is quite unblemmed and even all the lights work :)Was about to pull the back panel and look for date codes,when "Yazaki 1973"was found on the cord.

Post# 903443 , Reply# 14   10/17/2016 at 21:41 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I'm pretty sure HB made that smart looking blender for Sears.   The carafe shape could have been a Sears exclusive.  HB made various small electrics for Sears in the '70s.

 

That's not to say HB always made SR blenders.  I have a Lady Kenmore blender that's older than the one pictured above, and it's clearly an Oster product.  On mine, the Sears quirk is a horizontal sliding speed control instead of the bank of buttons found on Osterizers.


Post# 903937 , Reply# 15   10/22/2016 at 22:28 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Oh I've seen that Sears blender Ralph. One of my favorites.


Post# 903939 , Reply# 16   10/22/2016 at 22:34 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Found a rather rare Pyrex "Constellation" 1.5 quart divided dish. Circa 1959. #472. No lid though :( . If memory serves me, I think this came with a wire rack and was warmed by candles.

 

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Post# 903965 , Reply# 17   10/23/2016 at 09:51 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
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Oh that's interesting I found that same dish and it's the only Constellation I found. Do you have more of this pattern Louis?😎

Post# 903982 , Reply# 18   10/23/2016 at 12:06 by wiskybill (Canton, Ohio)        
Estate sale find...

Westinghouse Pressure Flo coffee maker

Model HP90-1

I have always thought that WH made some very stylish percolators.


Post# 905900 , Reply# 19   11/7/2016 at 18:49 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        

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Excellent catch.. love it!!!!

Post# 907461 , Reply# 20   11/18/2016 at 05:18 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Early 1970's

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Picked up this General Electric clock for $3.99 Works fine, illuminated dial. Mod. 8141-4. Made in Singapore. Surprised how collectable this one is.

 

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Post# 907986 , Reply# 21   11/22/2016 at 04:05 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
It's little, it's lovely, it lights?

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Picked up this Princess phone yesterday. Works fine, but missing the light bulb socket. How did a phone sold in west coast show up in Pennsylvania is anybodies guess.  A steal at $7.50

 

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Post# 908044 , Reply# 22   11/22/2016 at 12:28 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
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I have the same clock sans the snooze function (button on top). Got it for Christmas mid-late 70s. Used it for a long time from that point then got retired to the attic. A couple years ago I put it back into service and its still running fine today. When I'm in bed and its completely quiet I can actually hear the function of the numbers rolling over. There's nothing wrong with it. Just the design of the mechanism. It actually runs just a quiet today as when new.

Post# 909586 , Reply# 23   12/4/2016 at 12:16 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
little zenith color TV

bought a little 9"zenith color TV-sticker had fallen off the back,but a sticker was found on the chassis that said "assembled in Mexico" and "july 1986"still works like new -watched a movie on it for a shakedown/performance evaluation :) $5.00.

Post# 915581 , Reply# 24   1/14/2017 at 00:51 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Picked up this Universal Coffeematic MOD. 4410 last Monday for $7.50. Works great. I guess it's late 1950's or early 1960's.

 

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Post# 915582 , Reply# 25   1/14/2017 at 01:24 by ea56 (So. Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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That's abeautiful Coffeematic Louie! Thus model is one of the very best electric perks ever made.
Eddie


Post# 915586 , Reply# 26   1/14/2017 at 03:05 by Intuitive (Sydney-Australia)        
The Universal Coffeematic

My mum had two of the exact same percs (240v) they are kept in the dining room teak sideboard, they only ever came out for high days and holidays! They do make a good brew.

I do like the brew when served in a demi-tasse bone china cup.

I have the full 12 setting dinner service from my granny, its over 50 yrs old and still in daily use


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Post# 917899 , Reply# 27   1/27/2017 at 21:54 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
Great finds everyone

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Some of these remind me of my own Thrift finds.Ultramatic...my G.E. electric clock light now only flickers...only if I touch the case.

I love that Universal coffee maker.


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Post# 918001 , Reply# 28   1/28/2017 at 16:23 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

That's a rather fancy coffee maker; my mom's Universal was a plain one.

Nice phones - unusual to see a WE Princess in Black. The light colored one is a GTE Starlight. My friends the Jones's had one in Green.


Post# 918022 , Reply# 29   1/28/2017 at 19:25 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        

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It is a little fancy; once in a while we use it but we tend to use the super fast most of the time. And I like the
Universal shown here in the thread. I love the old phones because my Buddy's dad worked for Michigan Bell and he was able to bring home the latest phones before public release to test and evaluate. So I would see ,for instance, the Princess phone before anyone could acquire(rent, more like) it for use So I had to pick up a few of these phones because of the fun memories. I remember when they had a princess dial phone(dial on the handset)and then eventually they got a princess phone with push buttons. That was a big deal I thought back then. The black Princess phone lights up, and the dial works.. after giving it some lubrication. The Starlight. which sounds like it should light up, does not. I have a couple of Princess phones in my small collection that have lighted buttons, but most do not.

Eventually I'd like to make these phones operative using the internetusing an ATA ( analog telephone adapte, which I've done before).Anyways thank you Tom and here are a couple close-ups of those phones. The inscription on the black princess handset says," Bell System property,Not for sale, Western Electric" I'm not sure what that means but I'm guessing it was either used in a store or?



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Post# 918302 , Reply# 30   1/30/2017 at 17:04 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Thanks for the additional phone pics, Phil.

Some models of Starlite phones lit up, others did not. I think the one my friends had did, and seemed like it had to be plugged in to an electric outlet for power. The link tells about the Starlite.

I had the wall version (rotary dial) for several years back in the late 70's - early 80's. When tone dial became available, I replaced it with the wall mount Styleline (looks a lot like a WE Trimline). Kept that for two or three years, then bought a WE 2554, so as not to have to rent from GTE anymore.

Prior to the Bell System breakup in 1984, WE marked all phones used in Bell System teritories "Bell System Property - Not For Sale". Ones sold to other operating companies did not have that marking. After '84, Bell customers had the option to purchase their in-place equipment, continue to rent it, or purchase phones from other suppliers.


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Post# 918612 , Reply# 31   2/1/2017 at 13:28 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
This Starlight from March 1979

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Hi Tom.... good information. Mine is too new for any lighted bling. That was a great link; it got me curious to look inside my Starlight. The network is WA-1200 AISS. I was very surprised at the size of those capacitors. It never ceases to impress me.. how far we have come with electronics!

Thank you very much for the information in the link. Love that name... Starlight. I need to find a lighted dial model. LOL.


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Post# 918634 , Reply# 32   2/1/2017 at 16:30 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
GE Spacemaker II Circa 1984

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Maybe I was feeling sorry for it sitting there looking like it needed some attention. Right. Appliances have souls. I always like these Spacemaker II's...these early 80 designs. Models with hanging bolts seem even more scarce. Anyway the worst part is the inside door seal. I cleaned under it, and it'll eventually be reglued,but it just looks bad.

The inside label identifying the model number has been damaged, so if anybody has any clues to the model number, Iwould be grateful for any help. I'd like to find the metal tray as well. I looked around on the internet for information about this 1984 Spacemaker II..no luck yet...but I'll keep looking. Here's some before and after photos. I love these Spacemaker II designs, but I prefer the Amana RadarRanges. Thanks for looking.



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Post# 918648 , Reply# 33   2/1/2017 at 18:06 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Wow, my ex had one of those. I think that was the best part of THAT relationship.


Post# 918649 , Reply# 34   2/1/2017 at 18:12 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
General Electric TOAST-R-OVEN

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Haven't seen of these in decades. My sister had one in the late 70's.

 

Works fine, but missing the baking try. :(


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Post# 918651 , Reply# 35   2/1/2017 at 18:19 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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 This poor Waring Blendor was absolutely filthy.  It looked so sad ( I hear ya' Phil). A good cleaning and some oil and it's ready to be put back into service.

 

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Post# 918652 , Reply# 36   2/1/2017 at 18:21 by ea56 (So. Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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These older GE toaster ovens are great. We had one when I was a teenager and it must have been used for at least 20 years before my Mom replaced it, not because it didn't work anymore, she just wanted a change. Plus all those years of constant daily use left it kind of beat up.

One year on Mom's birthday the wall oven wasn't working, we couldn't afford to have it repaired. This was our worst year after my Dad died. So I made a Dormedary Pound Cake mix in a loaf pan in the toaster oven for Mom's b-day. The top got a little scorched, so I cut it off, and frosted the top and wrote Happy Birthday on it. When she got home from work I remember she just creid, she didn't expect a cake that year.
Eddie


Post# 918655 , Reply# 37   2/1/2017 at 18:29 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Very sweet story Eddie!

 

My sister's GE lasted over 2O yrs and it too was replaced just because it was so beat up. But it was still going strong. I hear ya' about those scorched tops. Too close to the broiler element. I remember foil helped.


Post# 918671 , Reply# 38   2/1/2017 at 19:55 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
Good Story

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Eddie you were a real good guy to make that cake for your mom. That was a nice story to share.

Post# 918675 , Reply# 39   2/1/2017 at 20:22 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
Speaking of toaster ovens

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Beautiful GE toaster ovens Louie. I wonder if we should start a thread on toaster ovens or that has already been done? Anyways here are a few I found all at the thrifts. I can never understand how some of these like my GE toaster were never used?
I've never been able to toast or bake without plugging in the appliance,setting the temperatures and do a start. Imagine how pristine our appliances would if we could just think bake or cook and then it's done by the buzzer. LOL. No clean up just brand new looking appliances. Okay I'll quit. LOL.

Waring's are cool... sort of conservative looking but I like the Clover Leaf carafe design.


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Post# 918678 , Reply# 40   2/1/2017 at 20:33 by ea56 (So. Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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Phil these were popular wedding gifts in the 60's and 70's so maybe some of the unused toaster ovens you come across were duplicates that were saved for backup and never needed or forgotten about. Anyway, its nice for those of use that appreciate older appliances. There's something special about finding a 50 + yr old toaster oven thats never been used. It's like taking a trip back in time when everything was made so much better. And for those of us without the room for a large appliance collection, these small appliances can fill the need to collect.

BTW, thanks for the kind words above. I was only trying to do for her what she always did for my siblings and I. She worked hard to take care of us and deserved to be appreciated.
Eddie


Post# 918688 , Reply# 41   2/1/2017 at 21:00 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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What a neat collection Phil! LOVE that Iona! I do like the idea of a toaster oven thread. I'd certainly contribute!


Post# 918877 , Reply# 42   2/3/2017 at 07:36 by wiskybill (Canton, Ohio)        
Coffee!

Was out running errands yesterday and stopped by the local
Goodwill Outlet Store.

Found this in one of the bins.

I have a Sunbeam and Cory electric model, but have never
come across a Westinghouse in the wild, complete with instructions.


Post# 918881 , Reply# 43   2/3/2017 at 08:00 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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WOW Bill! What a fantastic find!


Post# 918891 , Reply# 44   2/3/2017 at 08:30 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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OMG!  What great finds - it is amazing what is still out there!

 

LOVE the toaster oven, Louie!

 

Bill, congratulations on the Westinghouse Vacuum coffeemaker.  Those are rare birds indeed!

 

Phil, maybe we need to start a toaster oven thread...  Your Canadian namesake has a few and in some cases, the Canadian version of a couple of yours  


Post# 918907 , Reply# 45   2/3/2017 at 09:51 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
The mitzvah of thrift shopping

Here is the link to an article I ran across about the various ethical reasons for thrift shopping. Who knew? Lo tashchit, Waste not, I have heard all of my life.



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Post# 918938 , Reply# 46   2/3/2017 at 11:48 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        

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Beautiful coffee maker whiskey bill. I have never seen one like that. It sure is pristine. Congratulations

Post# 918944 , Reply# 47   2/3/2017 at 12:19 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
Toaster ovend thread

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Louie / Paul... okay,a toaster oven thread..coming soon!



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Post# 918987 , Reply# 49   2/3/2017 at 15:48 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Very nice Westinghouse!

Post# 919003 , Reply# 50   2/3/2017 at 18:07 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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The GTE Starlite phones did indeed come either lighted or unlighted. BC Tel when I lived out Vancouver way was all GTE equipment. IIRC they even owned a stake in the company. Their sets in my opinion were never as robust as the Bell phones.. Anyways, I ordered a Starlite with the light and it had to be plugged in and had a wall wart transformer which also made the phone line from the set to the wall very thick, almost like a business line phone. I also had their first desk set with built in 9 speed dials..it also required plugging in with a wall wart. Nice thing about it.. they were similar to a bell touchtone set,, but they came with various colored faceplates you could interchange. Wished I still had that set.. I found the colored inserts not long ago in a drawer.

The GE toaster oven without the tray.. Initially these were sold as a toaster oven only with no tray,, later they added the words GE Toaster Broiler Oven to the glass front and came with a broiler tray.


Post# 919041 , Reply# 51   2/3/2017 at 20:19 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Yea! A Toaster Oven tread!


Post# 919042 , Reply# 52   2/3/2017 at 20:23 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Hey Pete, thanks for the info. I bet this oven is earlier than my sister's. I remember the rack had no toast indentations. Cool!


Post# 919062 , Reply# 53   2/3/2017 at 21:07 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
Petek

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I have the Deluxe Toast-R-Oven... no broiler. Yes thanks for the info Pete.

Post# 919106 , Reply# 54   2/4/2017 at 00:54 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        
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my sister and I also each received clocks like that one for Christmas back in the 70's!  Must have been a GE special that year.  My dad has one of them still in use in his den.  I always hated the alarm...it would make me jump to the ceiling when it buzzed.  I also used to lie in bed and listen to the minutes turn...especially on the hour when all the numbers would flip at once.


Post# 919182 , Reply# 55   2/4/2017 at 12:22 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
A mystery cake holder

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Here's an old cake holder with a lid that doesn't fit. This is how it was sold to me from the thrift. Does anyone recognize the maker? The only identification is patent pending on the bottom. Thanks for looking.



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Post# 920211 , Reply# 56   2/8/2017 at 22:20 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
Sony KV-5200

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I just got this today. Unfortunately it didn't come with the RF adapter. It appears to be in perfect condition otherwise.

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Post# 920214 , Reply# 57   2/8/2017 at 22:59 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
GE Toaster oven

The VERY first ones are different in that the elements are open coil encased in glass tubes!

Post# 920216 , Reply# 58   2/8/2017 at 23:08 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        

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T93.. looks like mine has the glass tubes.
.. will the dangerous start mechanism.


Post# 922476 , Reply# 59   2/19/2017 at 23:07 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Lakewood Mod. P88/M

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Picked up this box fan today for 10 bucks. Circa 1973. 3 speeds/reversible and thermostat controlled. A good cleaning, oiled and whisper quiet on low. Tornado on high. All heavy gauge metal, save the grills, handle and knobs. Thermostat light turns on when it senses it's reached the room temperature you've selected.

 

 

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Post# 922567 , Reply# 60   2/20/2017 at 11:41 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Nice fan, Louie!  I've never seen a large box fan like this with a thermostat before.  Neat find!

 


Post# 922572 , Reply# 61   2/20/2017 at 11:51 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Very nice. Electrically reversible too. I like fans, a good thing since I've been called a "hot head" several times.


Post# 922795 , Reply# 62   2/21/2017 at 04:14 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks guys. I remember we had a thermostatically controlled box fan when I was a kid. Looked very similar to this Penncrest, with a control console on top. 

 

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Post# 922970 , Reply# 63   2/21/2017 at 22:18 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
Nice catch Louie!

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I have a heavy box fan...but no reversible feature. That Pencrest is a beauty, too.

Post# 923566 , Reply# 64   2/24/2017 at 11:34 by jhepburn (261 sycamore dr lincoln ne 68510)        
ge percolator parts

I am looking for a lid for my GE percolator model # 33p30. If you are willing to sell one or know where I can find a replacement lid. Please email me at jhepburn261@gmail.com

Post# 925264 , Reply# 65   3/6/2017 at 09:16 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Picked up this 5 gallon aquarium stand last week. Heavy wrought iron. Dirt cheap at 6 bucks. Thought of putting this one in the bedroom. The others in the living room.

 

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Post# 927351 , Reply# 66   3/16/2017 at 22:58 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
UDICO can opener and ice crusher

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Though far from beautiful, it all works well. I took it apart to unfreeze the motor and during this re-lubrication operation I broke a point attachment of the rod that attaches to the ice door; the ice cutter now runs continuously. The front of this can opener is all metal not plastic. It's very heavy and substantial but again it's not very pretty. Anyone out there have a UDICO?


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Post# 927359 , Reply# 67   3/16/2017 at 23:44 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Interesting combination!

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Never heard of the brand. But I think it's nice looking.





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