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Thursday, April 18, 2013

THERMOMETERS Yes we have some

Advertising thermometers were a popular item between the 1920's and 1960's, and were distributed by a great number of brands. Common vintage thermometers include the round ones resembling a clock face, with a hand pointing to the temperature, and the vertical rectangular or cigar-shaped thermometers with a mercury meter in the middle. Some advertising thermometers, such as those made by soda companies like Coca Cola, Pepsi, etc, often took the shape of a bottle.
These were usually given away to store owners to advertise the merchandise they handled.


Then there are those that were made for your Mom and Pop stores and given free to their customers to remind them where to go to do business in the future. A traveling salesman would visit storefronts showing examples of advertising options in thermometers economically. Plus there were those made for the general public to purchase minus a specific brand advertisement, but why buy one when your neighborhood hardware store etc, would give you one free if you frequented often enough.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013


For most of us we recognize the arrival of spring with warmer weather, yard work, blooming flowers, outdoor activities and on and on. Well yes so do I, but my fondest thing about spring is open air flea markets. Not that I get to enjoy them very often with a storefront to be at, but still my favorite thing to do and enjoy in spring. Here are some vintage photos of outdoor flea markets for you to enjoy and HAPPY SPRING

WOW thats alot of pocket watches

Makeshift dressing area

Variety and a future Antique Dealer

Let's load a bus full


Vendor visits

Kinda scary doll parts

Take a Number and a Seat

Filling up a sack


Stuff and more stuff

Maybe Art

You just never know what you will find and it's a great enviornment to people watch after you have found your treasures.
Wait a minute there is room for more