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#16 TerryD OFFLINE  

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 10:17 PM

I like the old stuff. Probably the oldest thing I have is a black GE oscillating fan with slider switch (1930's maybe) mounted on the wall of my garage for circulation. It runs continually 3 months of the year with only a drop or two of machine oil. Still quiet as a mouse.

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Posted October 04, 2011 - 04:40 AM

Just have a look in my signature to see what I have.
Not listed there is a 1956 Iron Horse push mower,and an old steel wheel push reel mower from 1876,wooden handle and all.

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Posted October 04, 2011 - 10:21 AM

Lots of old stuff in my shop! Makes me seem comparatively young!

Probably the oldest is my lathe - a 1942 Hendey - 4000+ lbs of three phase old iron. It cuts deep and smooth without a bit of chatter. Heres a picture of when we first picked it up.

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My welder (no pictures) is also an oldy - Lincoln idealarc 300 - mid 70's and big/heavy.

Two of the "fleet" - the 316K (before restore) and our workhorse LX173.

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Finally - a tiller I am working on refurbishing - an old Gilson with a tired engine.

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Posted October 04, 2011 - 10:56 AM

I have a fair amount of older stuff including the Deeres. Got an old fan from the 40's or 50's that stirs things up in the garage. My favorite trombone is a 1969 Conn 79H that needs a bit of work but I don't have the coin to do it. Got a 1968 Plymouth Sport Fury that is located in a local barn and partly in my garage and basement. Also have a early 80's Lawn Boy 21" that is unstoppable....

The 110/120/trombone/Fury and the fan are all older than me :bigrofl:

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Posted October 04, 2011 - 11:00 AM

My oldest GT is my Cub Cadet 123:
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I have a 1974 Troy-Bilt Horse:

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I have no idea how old this "Craftsman" is:

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I also have a high-wheel push cultivator and a high-wheel furrower. Not sure how old they are, but they ARE old, and very useable!

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Posted October 04, 2011 - 12:46 PM

My 1928 DeVilbiss air compressor still works like a champ. Your right though, most machinery was built heavier in the middle of the last century than today. The one thing that has come a long way since then is the Automotive engine technology. In the early 1950's if you had a car that had 80,000 mile on it without an overhaul you had something to brag about. Today 200,000 mile on a engine is not that unusual. I can remember setting at the stop lights in the winter and watching all the blow-by coming out from under the cars while waiting for the lights to change. Am I old or what?:p

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 07:56 AM

I got 200,000 miles out of my 70 Dodge PU, but I replaced every part at least once in the 15 years I owned it. In a way, I miss it. But in another way, good riddance! I can spend more time on my other projects now.

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 08:57 AM

Lots of old stuff in my shop! Makes me seem comparatively young!

Probably the oldest is my lathe - a 1942 Hendey - 4000+ lbs of three phase old iron. It cuts deep and smooth without a bit of chatter. Heres a picture of when we first picked it up.

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Tennblue59, nice looking lathe. It looks like they used up most of the bed length between the headstock and tailstock. My South Bend 9'' is also a 1942.
Then more old stuff (besides me) there's the '58 Gardenall and '69 Cub Cadet a '66 BSA
and a 1914 model 12 Winchester.

Mehs1970, I got 250,000 out of my '89 Ford Taurus before I sold it. Replaced 2 water pumps and a couple of tie rod ends. The guy that bought it wouldn't believe me when I told him the mileage.
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