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Old 02-04-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg
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My mom said she used to put them on the cook stove to heat, and not only iron their clothes.. but also their hair, so they'd have nice, straight hair!
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Western KY
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Bought this reconditioned sewing machine about 25 yrs. ago. Have used it occasionally.....


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Old 02-05-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Papillon - I learned how to sew as a young girl in one of those. It brings back good memories!
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Western KY
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bibit, I just love old things....wonder who used it before and the history.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Desert Southwest
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Carbide lamps, also known as acetylene gas lamps, are simple lamps that produce and burn acetylene (C2H2) which is created by the reaction of calcium carbide (CaC2) with water.


This was my dad's carbide lamp. He was coal miner in Alabama.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:07 PM
 
Location: ***Spokane***
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That's some good memories of my Grandma's home and goodies....thanks for the memories..
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Saylorsburg
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great choices!! thanks so much for keeping this going...
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg
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I live close to the Slate Belt of Pennsylvania....and this is an authentic slate used by a school boy or girl, with the school bell. I won this at an auction. Can you hear the teacher in that one room school house ringing the bell to end recess?
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Western KY
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Cast aside for a newer model perhaps...
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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Great photos everyone!
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