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vintagewool

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Yes. $17 CAN …I think it’s called The Classic. It cost me $8 for a new battery.
I like the style of it., and the band is nicely made in genuine leather.

I wondered whether it is a tuning-fork model.

Anyway, you got a good deal.

This is a useful site:
 
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I've seen these enamel trays in antique shops before. They usually run around 25 or 30 bucks. I never really felt the need for one til I found this one in the thrift store for $4. It ought to liven up Thanksgiving a little, if nothing else.
 
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My mother's basement
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I got lots of thrift store saucers and salad plates, but dinner plates are mostly used restaurant ware, old melamine, and a stack of a dozen or so I call Fauxesta, because it kinda resembles Homer-Laughlin Fiesta but was only a buck apiece at the dollar store.
 
Fun estate sale yesterday with lots of cool old stuff. The prices on much of it was pretty good for the first of three days (typically they price it high the first day and lower it in stages the next two and then auction the remainder).

Picked up some native or western themed items.

- 1960s/70s Navajo (Dine) Yei rug.
- Two 1940s/50s Chimayo (Spanish) woven rugs.
- Two sets of bronze bookends with native “chief” heads. The one set with the full profile I have not seen before and each one weighs a little over 6 lbs. (the smaller set, which is fairly common, weighs 2lbs., 13 oz. each).
- A bronze native “chief” paper clip.
- A copper 20-gallon hat that appears to be hand hammered.
- A pair of Goding kid’s pee-wee cowboy boots. Probably from the 1950s.
- The heavy exotic wood bear was from a flea market

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1955mercury

One of the Regulars
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South Carolina
I wondered whether it is a tuning-fork model.

Anyway, you got a good deal.

This is a useful site:
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mybulova.com only has information on Bulovas from around 1920 to 1979. I pretty sure the above mentioned Bulova is newer than that. It's a quartz model probably made after Citizen bought out Bulova. The tuning fork Bulovas had the stem offset to the 4 o'clock position. And you're not going to find a battery for one of them for $8. They used a 1.35 volt battery that is no longer made and modified 1.5 volt batteries are now required at a cost of around $35.
 
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mybulova.com only has information on Bulovas from around 1920 to 1979. I pretty sure the above mentioned Bulova is newer than that. It's a quartz model probably made after Citizen bought out Bulova. The tuning fork Bulovas had the stem offset to the 4 o'clock position. And you're not going to find a battery for one of them for $8. They used a 1.35 volt battery that is no longer made and modified 1.5 volt batteries are now required at a cost of around $35.
I have a first generation 214 from 1969-1970, & a 219 from 1983 which was my dad’s retirement watch.
 
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My mother's basement
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I may at some point look into how birds might be attracted to it, then. A couple-three years ago a pair of robins built a nest atop that beam this thing is hanging from, but the squirrels had them moving on before the nest became active. So I suppose that in birdhouses as in human houses it’s all about location.
 
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