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Old Mar 03, 2013, 05:12 PM
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The jigsaw tool was a popular Christmas gift in the fifties. The helicopter remains a dream, too expensive at this time.

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Old Mar 04, 2013, 05:53 AM
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F1B is ok.
Heb ik niet gezegd dat je, lieve Cees. Het was een populair kerstcadeau in de jaren vijftig.

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Old Mar 04, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Ja, aber das ist auch heute noch immer so lieb Heinz! So, nicht "war" aber "ist"!!
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Is Monday 'speak someone else's language day'?
Old Mar 04, 2013, 06:09 PM
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Another toy that is unaffordable at this time. If one was allowed to watch in "rich" friends times when the steam engine was running again had something to dream for several days.
That's wonderfull stuff....!


"Once upon a time", domestic products were cheaper than imported....and I once owned a Swedish made "ADE" [A-D] steam engine (the stationary model).
The ADE range consisted of the 3 versions shown below, and were sold by mail order...
(not in my possession - photos are "borrowed")

These engines were slightly "advanced", equipped with a patented reversing mechanism, consisting of a moveable brass plate that altered the "timing" (the hawk-eyed viewer will spot the lever)...




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Old Mar 05, 2013, 06:38 AM
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A very nice toy in my youth was the "Knatterboot" (put put boat). My mother then had their biggest bowl filled with water so I could drive my boat. The flame was produced by "Esbit".

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Old Mar 05, 2013, 07:04 AM
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More on "put put boats" ....watch DARYL FOSTER's efforts.....he has managed to tweak this (rather inefficient) concept further than I thought was possible....

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Old Mar 05, 2013, 05:02 PM
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When i was in my teens my brother and i sailed a 16ft cat, by todays standards it was more of a tortoise, todays cats are a different ball game http://tvnz.co.nz/americas-cup/s2012-ep64-video-5219024
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Auction find...?


This is on auction now ( LINK ) These are rarely seen these days, particularily unused examples....
( I'm not bidding )




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Old Mar 06, 2013, 05:14 PM
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The Gieger Counter tool was probably where all of the expense was in that Gilbert Atomic Energy Lab kit.
I remember as kit a old grizzled fellow who lived nearby used to go prospecting a lot. He had various assorted cans and bins of material stored in and around his home. He had some big cans of gold dust and also some big cans of Uranium ore too.
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When i was in my teens my brother and i sailed a 16ft cat, by todays standards it was more of a tortoise, todays cats are a different ball game http://tvnz.co.nz/americas-cup/s2012-ep64-video-5219024
I learned how to sail as a teen with an old Alcort Sunfish. It was owned by the hotel I was staying at in Upstate New York.
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I learned how to sail as a teen with an old Alcort Sunfish. It was owned by the hotel I was staying at in Upstate New York.
Is this the one http://www.rvharvey.com/sunfish.htm I've never seen one here.
Old Mar 06, 2013, 11:57 PM
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Chein


Still do have this Chein roller coaster, after all years, all it needed was a simple new flat clothes elastic bandto have it running again.
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Bajazo


This is a very very rare antique fancy-fair money game made by Bajazo at the start of the past century, though I do remember it was still in use when I was a little kid, in one of those fun parks. One turns the T-handle at the right and a steel ball appears, falling down trough the pin's, so it may go any which way, and with the knob at the left you steer the clown, trying to catch the ball in his hat, and then some money coins rolls out. The thing is working very well. Problem is, when playing billiard, everyone wants to have a go at it.....leaving me waiting.


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