Friday, May 6, 2011


Today it's a cool old Knife Sharpener.
I'd say it's from the late 20's or early 30's.
I love the "Age" on this little piece.
Art Deco sides cast in the metal.
Ever Sharp  Knife Sharpener
 You run your blade over these discs that move and sharpen the blade.
Bits of red paint left on the hook to hand it up by.   It's not really something everyone needs but it was cool and thought you guys might like to see it.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Today it's my favorite home-type sewing machine.
It's my Singer 201-2
This is a super well built machine.  I believe they call it the "Dress-Maker" or something like that.
it's one of the best home style sewing machines singer ever made.  It has no belt and it all metal gears.
That's the motor in the black case on the back of the machine.  This and the Singer 15-91 are about the same except for the bobbin set up and light placement.
And I love it has reverse!
This one dates to 1948.  It's a super running, super sewing machine and if you can only have one, I'd suggest the Singer 201-2....  It's Vintage Gear for Guys!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Today it's something that every vintage guy needs....
A real, hold in your hands, big, dictionary!
If you've only used online dictionaries, this is what one looks like inside.
This one is from Webster's New World Dictionary, College Edition from 1958
The book cover is gone, but dictionaries should look used.
And no PoohBang didn't exist in 1958... I'm working on getting it in the modern versions.
Owning a real dictionary is a must if you write or just need to look up words... It's Vintage Gear for Guys!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Today it's a classic...
This is vintage Monopoly Game from I think 1954.
Notice all the houses and hotels are made of wood.  And the really old ones actually have gold letters the hotel that say, "Grand Hotel"... pretty cool .
And looks like there might be a few piece you don't remember from the new game...  Yes, that's a canon.  And I can't tell you how many times as a kid I stepped on that ship with my foot!
I've misplaced the actual board to the game, but though you guys might like to see what an old one looks like.
I bought this set actually just for the wood piece and playing pieces.   I like playing with the wood pieces as it reminds me when I was younger.   I don't like the new plastic parts of the modern version.  It's Vintage Gear for Guys!