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Thread: A "Toy" from My Past

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    A "Toy" from My Past

    As a child my grandparents and then parents ran an old fashioned general store similar to what you see on shows like The Waltons. I use to spin this and make a guess as to how many little tubes (filled with machine needles) I would see when I opened the door. Needless to say it didn't take much to keep me amused! On a recent trip back to Pennsylvania, my DSL asked if I wanted this....OF COURSE!! Not sure what I will do with it but a cool memory from my past.
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    Oh, that is very cool!! What a neat "toy"!

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    ​It's great and it still has the tubes inside! I would get a little display shelf put up in my sewing room. It would look mighty cute along with a giant button or scissors.

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    How cute. I have some of those tubes.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    That is a really nice artifact - and "toy" - and such great memories you have of it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​It's great and it still has the tubes inside! I would get a little display shelf put up in my sewing room. It would look mighty cute along with a giant button or scissors.
    I agree with Tartan. Depending on the size, it would look great displayed in your sewing room (if you have one) or even in a rec room or a finished laundry room (if you have one of those).
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    Saw one of these at an estate sale yesterday. Going out the door!

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    Very cool "toy"!! Its bait for antique sewing machines that might just jump into your car.
    Sharon in Texas

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    I have seen many "period" movies where kids are pushing a hoop down the street with a stick. Whatever makes you happy, go with it.
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    I love all those old sewing "things" . Very cool, you need to have a display for this treasure.

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    Made me really feel old when I saw a metal doll house, with tabs to put it togather, at a museum. Used to have one of those.

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    I share your memories. My Dad owned a country general store until I was six years old and I remember playing with those things and many more. Those were the good old days for me, but hard work for him.

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    Wow! I would have taken it, too. Great memory for you!

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    I have never seen one of those. Thank You for sharing your treasure with us.
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