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Posted January 26, 2014 - 02:50 PM

These are the posters I have. They are double sided I can only assume they would have been framed an probably hanging from the ceiling at a dealership. I got these off eBay years ago they were auctioned separately I lost the bid on one that had a versa matic pictured still regret that till this day but I won these threeimage.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
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Posted January 26, 2014 - 02:51 PM

Wow!!!!!!

Those are in great shape for their age!


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 02:59 PM

Wow!!!!!!
Those are in great shape for their age!

. They are not bad. It would
have been nice to have the versa matic one I wonder if they had one for the ride-a-matic?

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 03:06 PM

. They are not bad. It would
have been nice to have the versa matic one I wonder if they had one for the ride-a-matic?

 

They probably had stuff like that for each model.

One of those progressive dealer ads talks about "Snow" and "Turf"  available to place around your equipment to make it more appealing to customers :D Bolens covered all the bases back then :D



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 05:56 PM

Nice!
 
I like that 70's era Clock!
 
I have the pricing for both of these :D
 
The tin signs were sold in a set of 2 for $28.00  and you had the option of printing your own text at the bottom for $5.50
 
Clock had a dealer cost of $28.95
Yours must have came from Canada

. I got the clock from a dealer in Canada also got all his manuals microfiche reader an a full set of microfiche He said he was the fifth largest bolens dealer in Canada
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Posted January 27, 2014 - 12:06 PM

I've been trying to get a hold of the guy that had this posted on CL locally. I'm assuming he sold it because he will not return calls, emails, or texts. I was too late I guess finding it...would have looked awesome in the garage...

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 06:17 PM

Forgot to post my Thermometer

Got this from a former Dealer Locally

Its mid to late 70's

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:48 PM

Forgot to post my Thermometer
Got this from a former Dealer Locally
Its mid to late 70's


I've got the same one. Bought new on eBay from a guy in Ohio. He had several. I'm not positive but I think I got mine for around 75. Others went for hundreds once he knew there was a demand for them.

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:56 PM

Thermometer is cool. I remember when those were on eBay a little rich for my blood

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 08:30 PM

Sure is some nice signs and stuff in this post. Here is a couple of the neatest thing I have a umbrella have a few different sings from the 60's through the 80's but don't have any pics right now.

 

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:51 PM

Here is a eBay link to the large bolens sign like I have The light bulbs it takes are expensive I need to change out the ballast an sockets to accept the cheaper bulbs I think if I could get that much for mine I would sell it!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350414681238



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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:54 PM

I fixed the link for you, somehow your text got added with the URL



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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:57 PM

I've been watching that one for years but too much for me. If that was a big 50's Sign I may have second thoughts.

How many bulbs do they use?

 

 

I'm starting to stock up on oddball bulbs for my stuff as well since Incandescent bulbs are now getting harder to find thanks to some Government wackos :wallbanging:



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Posted January 29, 2014 - 10:08 PM

I've been watching that one for years but too much for me. If that was a big 50's Sign I may have second thoughts.
How many bulbs do they use?
 
 
I'm starting to stock up on oddball bulbs for my stuff as well since Incandescent bulbs are now getting harder to find thanks to some Government wackos :wallbanging:

. Thanks for fixing that The bulbs are a t-12 but they use that special socket end instead of the standard two prong They are eliminating the t-12 bulbs all together we had to switch over to t-8's at work I agree with you if it was older like that I would certainly consider it I bought mine for $50 like 20 years ago That's back when things were cheap

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Here is a eBay link to the large bolens sign like I have The light bulbs it takes are expensive I need to change out the ballast an sockets to accept the cheaper bulbs I think if I could get that much for mine I would sell it!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350414681238

 

I stopped by there a few weeks ago and while i was there i was looking at the sign you have got to have a big shop for that baby.






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