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Posted December 09, 2010 - 08:25 PM

Here's some scans from a Western Auto flier around 1936, it was in my Grandmother's attic . The store was located a few miles from where she lived .
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Posted December 09, 2010 - 08:33 PM

We still have on in town. Its been in the same family for 2 gens, and working on the third. I even had some toys come from there in the late 70s and early 80s.

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Posted December 09, 2010 - 08:45 PM

Western Auto left my home town at least 25yrs ago. I hated to see it go. Used to buy all my bicycle parts there, plus all my fishing stuff, baseball gloves, & even my first brand new small engine (5hp Briggs) to go on my go kart I built.

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Posted December 09, 2010 - 08:58 PM

We had one nearby until just a few years ago. I think they were taken over by Parts America though, which is still in that location. Thanks for posting the pics of that old flier ALC. Those are some great prices LOL!

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Posted December 09, 2010 - 09:00 PM

One of my good friends , as a 16 year old high school kid bought tires at that same store , he said he didn't have enough money but the store owner new his name from playing HS football in town and let him buy them on a installment plan !!!

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Posted December 09, 2010 - 09:08 PM

We had one here but it went out around 20 years ago.Even remember the western auto badged lawn mower.

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Posted December 09, 2010 - 10:33 PM

I have a Western Auto Wizard lawn mower. the last W.A. around here left about 6-7 yrs ago... Before that, I was able to get a copy of the manual for my mower.

I'd still run it, except the straight steering "gear" broke. Been parked for years in the barn.

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 12:53 AM

We had one back home, loved the place. I don't think it's around anymore though..

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 09:02 AM

I don't remember any Western Auto stores around here but the old flyer is sure neat to look at! Thanks for posting it.

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 09:51 AM

Thanks for posting that.
I sure wish those prices were today's LOL
Did you all see the vacuum coffee pot retailing for $2.95!

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 10:44 AM

Thanks for posting the old flyer. We had a Western Auto in the town where we now live until about 15 or 20 years ago. I was curious about the brand because I thought the whole chain had disappeared. Looked it up on Wikipedia and found that there are still independent stores operating under the Western Auto name. Thanks again for the memories.

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 10:57 AM

I have a western auto wizzard tiller

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 03:10 PM

Yes, I still have a W.A. store here in my town. It's not very big, but has a few neat things still inside.

Thanks for posting the flyer, very neat to see !!




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