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Old 07-15-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: The Other California
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It's astounding, when you think about it: you can't buy knives, forks, or spoons made in America anymore. The last American manufacturer of silverware, Sherrill Manufacturing, closed in June 2010.

Does anyone care?

The list of things we don't make anymore includes:

Silverware
Incandescent light bulbs
Dress shirts
Televisions
Rebar
Canned sardines


Free trade isn't free.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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It's astounding, when you think about it: you can't buy knives, forks, or spoons made in America anymore. The last American manufacturer of silverware, Sherrill Manufacturing, closed in June 2010.

The list of things we don't make anymore includes:

Incandescent light bulbs

Free trade isn't free.
Hard to compete with slave labor. And if that doesn't kill the economy you have places like California where they banned even owning incandescent light bulbs anymore.
Hey I know, let's build a train to nowhere to give government unions jobs.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: The Other California
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Hard to compete with slave labor. And if that doesn't kill the economy you have places like California where they banned even owning incandescent light bulbs anymore.
Hey I know, let's build a train to nowhere to give government unions jobs.
Yep, it's a double whammy. A strangled economy at home and cheap labor abroad. Combined with a fanatical devotion to "free trade" shared by both parties, it's a recipe for economic suicide.

Please don't get me started on my home state's train to nowhere ....
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:18 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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Originally Posted by WesternPilgrim View Post
It's astounding, when you think about it: you can't buy knives, forks, or spoons made in America anymore. The last American manufacturer of silverware, Sherrill Manufacturing, closed in June 2010.

Does anyone care?

The list of things we don't make anymore includes:

Silverware
Incandescent light bulbs
Dress shirts
Televisions
Rebar
Canned sardines


Free trade isn't free.
Yesterday I bought two coffee mugs in an antique store. They were made in America, by Frankoma Pottery. Now I can start my day by using something made in the good ole USA. Cheers.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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Uh better check the source.

https://www.libertytabletop.com/

http://www.sherrillmfg.com/

http://newcandescent.com/incandescen...ulb-order.html
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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You might include money in the list.

Many citizens no longer make money but the government does.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:44 PM
 
Location: The Other California
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Thanks, Bulldog. Looks like Sherrill resumed flatware production last August after an 11 month shut down. Good news. Now if I could just find their nearest retailer .... we need some flatware!
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: The Other California
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Now if I could just find their nearest retailer .... we need some flatware!
Looks like you can order online. Sweet!
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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Thanks, Bulldog. Looks like Sherrill resumed flatware production last August after an 11 month shut down. Good news. Now if I could just find their nearest retailer .... we need some flatware!
Online is a start.

Still Made in USA.com - American-Made Kitchen and Dining Wares
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: The Other California
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Didn't find any flatware on that list.
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