Chickshunt2 wrote:10 is mine...It was loaned to me when my other machine died. It isnt fancy and doesnt do all the neat things the newer machines do but she runs and sews just as good now as the day it was bought. An outstanding machine! I wish they still knew how to build stuff to really last!
Big Muddy rancher wrote:What the heck is #5? Come on JF spill the beans.
JF Ranch wrote:Big Muddy rancher wrote:What the heck is #5? Come on JF spill the beans.
'Sorry, but I've been gone for a few days and just got back home to my computer this evening.
This photo is of an old item in my collection of 'personal treasures'. My office is full of them. Perhaps insignificant stuff to most folks but sentimental to me.
It is an old mechanical, cast iron bank. I found it many years ago in a nearby pasture where homesteaders had settled. I actually located it on a website called: mechanicalbanksonline.com. It was called the "Boy Scout Camp" bank, made from 1912-1917 by J. E. Stevens Co.
It is broken up some but if you look closely you will see a boy scout in the tent door, another standing between the tent & fire and evidence of a third one standing behind the large kettle on the fire. With a coin placed in a slot at the top of the tree, you would push the lever at the base of the tent, which would let the coin drop into the bank and make the arms of the scout standing next to the tent raise a flag up & down!
If you are interested, check out this link to see pictures of one in better shape- http://mechanicalbanksonline.com/images/banks/K148L.JPG
Faster horses wrote:Very interesting JF Ranch! The catagory for this week should be right up your alley. Pictures of your desk.........you mentioned you had a lot of things like the bank, so we'll be anxious to see what all you do have on your desk!!
Tomorrow night is when to submit your entry, so you still have plenty of time!
gcreekrch wrote:JF, that office looks too well organized for you to be a cattleman.
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