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1954 Blackstone: Furniture Promotion
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Post# 986196   3/11/2018 at 18:46 by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        

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Just brought down today from the attic, where it has been stored since 1954. I'm guessing about the year, since I have been around this Earth since 1954, also.

This table was advertised as a promotion for Blackstone washers (model 250, by the picture). I'm assuming that my father got the table from Blackstone and kept this one.

Note the label from inside the drawer: from Jamestown, NY, where Blackstones were made.

Note from the advertising just how many dealers sold Blackstones. I added the red arrow to point to our store.

What I really need is a scanner large enough to accommodate newspaper pages. I would like to preserve these advertising from our store, but they just don't fit onto an 8.5x11 flatbed scanner. Sigh.

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Post# 986198 , Reply# 1   3/11/2018 at 18:57 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

In our Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room, we have large scanners that put an entire page onto a thumb drive. Perhaps you could ask your local library if they have one or if they can direct you to a larger library maybe at a school somewhere that has one.

Post# 986206 , Reply# 2   3/11/2018 at 19:59 by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        
Never thought of that

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Post# 986207 , Reply# 3   3/11/2018 at 20:04 by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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I'd like to see these!

Another possibility is to take a high resolution photo with a good digital camera and blow it up. It's surprising what detail cameras can capture now.

Post# 986304 , Reply# 4   3/12/2018 at 15:32 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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What a great find, Fred.  So glad you kept it!

Post# 986310 , Reply# 5   3/12/2018 at 16:02 by robbinsandmyers (Hamden CT)        

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My grandparents bought a new 150 in 1950 ( Ganski's machine) and they had a table similar to yours but it was seemed in the middle and you pulled a ring and pulled it apart and a leaf came up from below. I wonder if it came with the machine??

Post# 986718 , Reply# 6   3/15/2018 at 12:24 by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        
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The Springfield City Library has a larger scanner, but only a half-page fits. The page was ripped in half anyway, due to its age. Pieced the top and bottom together as best as I could.

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Post# 986751 , Reply# 7   3/15/2018 at 15:45 by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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Thanks, Fred. Blackstone certainly had your area saturated with dealers, back in the days of the friendly neighborhood appliance store.

Iíll take one of those 5% treasury certificates along with the washer and table, please!

Post# 986944 , Reply# 8   3/17/2018 at 03:10 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

If there is a reprographic place in your area that has a really WIDE format scanner-this is for architectural and engineering drawings-most of these are 36" wide.This would be worth a try.Most of their equipment is made by Canon/OCE,or KIP.If the page is color-the KIP scanner can reproduce the colo9rs-Canon is coming out with a wide formet color scanner,too.These should hold WHOLE newspaper pages or sheets with no problem.Just be sure to carefully tape any tears with transparent tape.You have to make sure the tape is ONE layer and pressed FLAT so it won't catch in the scanner.And these can digitize the material so it can be printed from a computer.You can have the place digitize the work onto a CD or thumb drive.That way you only have to scan the original only once.

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