A "Toy" from My Past

Old 01-15-2015, 06:43 AM
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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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Old 01-15-2015, 06:46 AM
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Oh, that is very cool!! What a neat "toy"!
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:06 AM
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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.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:38 PM
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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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Old 01-16-2015, 06:02 AM
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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.
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.
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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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