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3 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

You got the market cornered Gary. 😊 I think you got a deal at $5. Many of the parts are worth a good deal more than that from what I see. I paid more than 5 for mine but didn’t over pay. Those nickel tank models are sharp. I’ve never seen one in person. I have a propane powered one I got as a kid but I like these “gas” models better. The “new” one is a 220E. I have a 220J that dates into the late 60’s I believe. I have always found it interesting that they are all dated on the bottom. The 220J is below. It doesn’t have an igniter like the newer one or a reflector but looks very similar. I may be on the lookout for a Coleman single burner gas stove next. Thanks for sharing the pics. 

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Todd, I love collecting Coleman things. I've never been accused of being normal, you know! I also still have the green Coleman two burner camp stove that many camping and hunting trip meals were cooked on. I also bought it with Gold Strike Stamps early in our marriage. I have another like it that has been converted to propane from 20# bottles. I bought a Coleman single burner stove probably 50 years ago. I used to use it for making coffee when ice fishing in my father in-law's ice fishing shack. Mike has it at his cabin. I bought another one a couple years ago that some fisherman had adapted a gallon can with the ends cut out for his ice fishing heater. I've yet not bothered to remove the can, but it is at the left. A couple of other green Coleman two mantle lanterns need a globe. You and I seem to have a few parallels with things that intrigue us? Gary😉

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Gary,   the pic of the Cat DW-21's sure does bring back some memories. A DW-21 was the very first scraper that l got run. Worked on building a dam in southeastern Oklahoma. lt was a "southern engineered" company. Non of the scrapers had brakes (3 DW-21's and a AC 220), just lower the pan....with caution... to stop. And l'm sure you know what "two block" means.....besides getting a butt chewing from the foreman for doing it. Later l graduated up to running a D-8 with a rock rake. That was an experience in itself...lol   Steering clutches for the left side didn't work, so if l wanted to turn to the left l had to make a full circle to the right.

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And all the talk about Coleman lanterns and stoves brought back a few memories too. Used to go camping on our motorcycle. We would load all the camping gear in the trailer including the Coleman stuff. Went to a lot of motorcycle rallies in that rig. 1981 Honda Goldw3ing lnterstate and Shoreline trailer. The sidecar was built in St. Louis. The matching paint job cost $5000.00. l had more money than sense back then...

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My Dad didn't care for motorcycles but loved going to the rallies. And he didn't like camping out. He said "l got enough of that cr*p in the Army." so he stayed in a motel nearby. But he loved cooking on the our Coleman stove. He would be at our campsite at like 5:00am making coffee and starting breakfast. l think this pic was taken in 1986 at Altus, Okla.

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Todd, That is some "bike" you had and the paint job. As a former automobile painter, I understand the meter runs fast when you are getting THAT fancy. But I never painted anything near that amount. That's spectacular.

I did have a two tone 1953 Harley-Davidson "74" Duo Glide. I sure wish I'd have kept it. I've dreamed a couple times over the years that I just thought I'd gotten rid of it, but actually hadn't. Then I woke up.😢

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My uncle took this photo. He was trying to get our house and his 1957 Plymouth Fury in the picture and me in it riding past. He pushed the button on his Argus 35mm camera a split second too soon.

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My 1971 GMC Sierra Grande pickup cost $6,900 and I added chrome wheels and Allstate (Michelin) radial tires. I was afraid to mention to anyone that I paid that much for a pickup back then. In this photo we were headed up to the Little Belt Mountains with the kids camping.

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This is an earlier photo of me with my FIL's WWI army tent, his R-120 and I had Dad's IH Scout. I KNOW that Coleman stove of mine was inside the tent.

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I counted, and I have six Coleman gas irons. This is that Coleman Iron I'd mentioned that I bought in the box. 

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And the stuff that came with it.  Gary😁

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1 hour ago, Old Binder Guy said:

Todd, That is some "bike" you had and the paint job. As a former automobile painter, I understand the meter runs fast when you are getting THAT fancy. But I never painted anything near that amount. That's spectacular.

I did have a two tone 1953 Harley-Davidson "74" Duo Glide. I sure wish I'd have kept it. I've dreamed a couple times over the years that I just thought I'd gotten rid of it, but actually hadn't. Then I woke up.😢

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My uncle took this photo. He was trying to get our house and his 1957 Plymouth Fury in the picture and me in it riding past. He pushed the button on his Argus 35mm camera a split second too soon.

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My 1971 GMC Sierra Grande pickup cost $6,900 and I added chrome wheels and Allstate (Michelin) radial tires. I was afraid to mention to anyone that I paid that much for a pickup back then. In this photo we were headed up to the Little Belt Mountains with the kids camping.

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This is an earlier photo of me with my FIL's WWI army tent, his R-120 and I had Dad's IH Scout. I KNOW that Coleman stove of mine was inside the tent.

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I counted, and I have six Coleman gas irons. This is that Coleman Iron I'd mentioned that I bought in the box. 

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And the stuff that came with it.  Gary😁

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I’ve got that yellow “gasoline” pour can but no iron. I am going to find a single burner Coleman stove though if I can. 👍🏼  Love the pic of the Scout and tent. Looks like fun to me. I think @twostepn2001 had the fancy side car. I’ve only had two motorcycles and never a side car or a real road bike. Mine is street legal but not a distance machine at 300cc.  Good for backroad exploring though. 

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OBG l do like that Harley that you had. l have mixed feelings about Harley's. l think every motorcycle rider should own at least one. That way they can appreciate all the others...lol  All kidding aside, l did buy a new 1977 FLH Electra Glide. l had bought a new 1977 Honda Goldwing a few months earlier. l intended to ride both for a while for a comparison then sell the other. But l should've known better when on the way home from the HD dealer for the very first time (never even made it home) the gear shift lever fell off. One in a million chance but when it fell off and hit the pavement it slid right into a storm drain gutter and disappeared. Went into a gas station and borrowed their phone and called the dealer. Did they bring a new shifter?? Noo....they brought a pair of vise grips and told me to ride it back to the dealer. l told them in not very polite language they could get it back to their shop and if they didn't like it l would call my bank and cancel the check l had wrote for it about a hour earlier. Long story short about a month later l sold the Harley and kept the Goldwing and through the years had four more plus a Honda 750 Magna. But l will say that was during the time AMF owned HD and their quality control wasn't all that great.

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4 hours ago, Old Binder Guy said:

Todd, That is some "bike" you had and the paint job. As a former automobile painter, I understand the meter runs fast when you are getting THAT fancy. But I never painted anything near that amount. That's spectacular.

I did have a two tone 1953 Harley-Davidson "74" Duo Glide. I sure wish I'd have kept it. I've dreamed a couple times over the years that I just thought I'd gotten rid of it, but actually hadn't. Then I woke up.😢

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My uncle took this photo. He was trying to get our house and his 1957 Plymouth Fury in the picture and me in it riding past. He pushed the button on his Argus 35mm camera a split second too soon.

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My 1971 GMC Sierra Grande pickup cost $6,900 and I added chrome wheels and Allstate (Michelin) radial tires. I was afraid to mention to anyone that I paid that much for a pickup back then. In this photo we were headed up to the Little Belt Mountains with the kids camping.

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This is an earlier photo of me with my FIL's WWI army tent, his R-120 and I had Dad's IH Scout. I KNOW that Coleman stove of mine was inside the tent.

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I counted, and I have six Coleman gas irons. This is that Coleman Iron I'd mentioned that I bought in the box. 

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And the stuff that came with it.  Gar

 

 

Another "Leotis" story------relating to a Harley Davidson very similar to the Professor's 1953 model but maybe 4---5 yrs earlier.

Color was near same green as the '71 GMC p-up.  (I had same color in a plain jane version------was thinking I paid $3,000????)

Anyway------Leotis and his older brother had bought this big Harley used and were excited all week about riding it into Hollandale "dis Satiday night".

Well-----Satiday night come and Dub and Leotis draw there paychecks and leave out riding tandem for Hollandale (10 miles east via gravel road)----the gravel road is now paved state Hwy 12.

Along 'bout 10:00 pm there iz a knock on the door and  its Dub and Leotis wanting to borrow my dad's pick up to bring the Harley Davidson home.  "If it's alright with Mistuh Anson-------we will leave the Harley Davidson under the equip shed tonight.

Further investigation the next morning revealed that (as Leotis reported)--------"Miztuh Brothers---- we wuz low down crusin out there where the big gravel starts in the big curve where da old man lives that owns them big old RedBone hounds.........(whmmmmm (?)-----I could tell the story was fixing to get interesting!!!

And Leotis swore the rest to be the absolute truth........nuthin but the truth:::::::    the front wheel of the motorcycle hit that great big RedBone hound in the ribs------it sounded like a 10:00x20 truck tire blowing out--------the dog wuz in the air, the cickle wuz in the air, Dub wuz in the air and I wuz in the air.  I passed the dog once, the cickle twice, and Dub three times.  We all landed in a pile of rocks with the the dog and cickle on top of us.!!!!

It wuz a helluva wreck------sure hope that old man dont find out who run over his big hound!!!!!!

Luckily no one beyond the big redbone hound suffered serious injuries (his were fatal)----nd the motorcycle showed no serious damages------but the Harley Davidson set right there in the same spot under the equip shed for 4 or 5 years-------leaving a lasting impression on area residents.

 

DD

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Now that's how to tell a story DD!

A buddy had a 77 Electraglide, said in hindsight it was his favorite Harley of them all, he rebuilt it in every province and a few states

I love them but I wouldn't be a passenger if they made planes, another buddy has a couple HD snowmobiles 

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5 hours ago, Delta Dirt said:

It wuz a helluva wreck

Gee does beer hurt when it comes out your nose! I haven't laughed that hard in ages Anson, but feel a little bad on account of the hound. That story sounds like something that would've happened round these parts, except it'd have been two drunk rednecks! Great story, you and Gary please keep it up!

Been aimed to ask you, have they got the cotton in down your way or has it been too wet?

Mac

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Not much cotton planted as of now-----we missed a rain last night.  Would think everybody that missed last nights rain will be running wide open come tomorrow.

Time to get it in the ground!!!! Experts are calling for an increase in cotton acreage for '22.

 

DD

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Looking back through Gary's pictures----

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and noting the lit cutting torch:

When did bottled compressed OXYGEN become readily available???

How wuz oxygen supplied before the high pressured bottles as pictured???

I am familiar with the "carbide generator" utilized for creating acetylene (?) gas.  (wuz there more than one gas in the early days)???--------how about propane) 

I have a left over generator from my dad's days------will try to get a picture of it soon.

 

 

 

uhhhhhhhh-------is the guy wearing a steam cap or a "cutter's cap"??:rolleyes:

 

 

DD

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11 hours ago, Delta Dirt said:

Looking back through Gary's pictures----

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and noting the lit cutting torch:

When did bottled compressed OXYGEN become readily available???

How wuz oxygen supplied before the high pressured bottles as pictured???

I am familiar with the "carbide generator" utilized for creating acetylene (?) gas.  (wuz there more than one gas in the early days)???--------how about propane) 

I have a left over generator from my dad's days------will try to get a picture of it soon.

 

 

 

uhhhhhhhh-------is the guy wearing a steam cap or a "cutter's cap"??:rolleyes:

 

 

DD

Anson, That cap is ambidextrous. When he's cutting iron, it is a "cutter's cap." When he's operating his steam traction engine it is an "engineer's cap."

As far back as I can remember our acetylene generator and cart always had one of these (shown) large green oxygen bottles. That doesn't tell you how far back those bottles went though. Sorry. Gary😁

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Really nice to see how this country was built, they need to teach this in school!!!! not much is thought about the Blood, Sweat and Tears that made America

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Australian soldiers in Darwin during World War Two discovered how wet the black soils plans become after a tropical monsoonal downpour. This Cletrac was almost fully submerged by mud.

The story continues that a big Federal truck pulled the Cletrac out but became just as bogged itself. Photo: The Road The War Built Collection.

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3 hours ago, Owen Aaland said:

Oxygen tanks get the date stamped on them each time they pass a hydrostatic test. The earliest date I've seen on an tank that I rented was from 1918.

I have had some from the thirties.

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NEWS FLASH

just saw on Fox News that the steamboat NATCHEZ had a fire while in "drydock" for renovations in New Orleans.

I did not realize that it was actually steam powered------sorry I can't post the news link, but it will show up in the news for you.

Hope it did not harm the steam WHUSTLE.

This news hit me like a sledgehammer------I love those old riverboats.

Here is to you old friend!!!!!!

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WHOOOOOOOOO-----Whoooo----whooo!!  

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DD

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I realize this is comparing oranges to apples. They're both from trees and round. But I would almost bet that the famed Prestolite (acetylene gas) tanks may have preceded the oxygen cylinders? I couldn't believe that I couldn't come up with a photo of my Prestolite tank on a converted golf bag cart with my Prestolite soldering torch. I guess I'm getting too old to be trusted here, Anson? I had one on the farm that sold at auction. But I made this setup about a dozen years ago. (So, after I get over this cold [my daughter in-law says "Covid,"]) I'll be sure to get a photo and put it on here after the fact. But to save my bacon from frying, here is a Prestolite soldering iron that I have! I've never seen another one.

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Before the advent of the Prestolite tanks, most automobile companies furnished their cars with messy carbide generators. This is Roger's 1911 Model T Ford Open Runabout, sporting the generator he rebuilt and restored for it. (This is the Model T Roger has put in his will for me!) These drip water down into the carbide pellets in the lower tank. That builds pressure and furnishes the gas for the carbide headlights. That "white mud" in the lower tank is very messy stuff. I remember walking through the "mud puddle" Uncle Audie left, after washing out our carbide acetylene generator on the farm when I was about two or three. Mom was pi....d; well, she was darn mad for what I'd done to my shoes.

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This is a fancy "automobile" type Prestolite tank. They were sometimes nickel plated and looked pretty on the running board. They also had a gauge on the bottom end to show the automobile owner how much (or little?) he still had, in case he really needed to know! The generic soldering tanks of today don't have this fancy stuff.

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This is a right hand drive automobile with a Prestolite tank on the running board for operating the headlights.

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This is a 1913 Model T Ford Bakery Van with a Prestolite tank on the left running board.

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I don't believe Henry Ford furnished Prestolite tanks on his automobiles? He may have? But his ignition keys for a couple of years had a square hole punched in the keys for opening that Prestolite tank valve. 

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So I don't know what this had to do with oxygen tanks for acetylene welding torches, but it does show that the development of pressurized tanks was going strong early on.  Gary😁

 

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7 hours ago, Delta Dirt said:

NEWS FLASH

just saw on Fox News that the steamboat NATCHEZ had a fire while in "drydock" for renovations in New Orleans.

I did not realize that it was actually steam powered------sorry I can't post the news link, but it will show up in the news for you.

Hope it did not harm the steam WHUSTLE.

This news hit me like a sledgehammer------I love those old riverboats.

Here is to you old friend!!!!!!

3natchez-5.4_22.thumb.jpg.c9dbe49cb3866ae71ee669461dc3b598.jpg

WHOOOOOOOOO-----Whoooo----whooo!!  

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DD

Quite a few years ago we were invited to bid on refurbishing the boilers o the Bell of Louisville. The Coast Guard requirements didn't line up with ASME codes and we walked away. Always wondered what finally happened. 

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Why is that guy under the car?

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The Barton house was built in the early 1900's in Cotton Center, Texas, about 60 miles N-NE of Lubbock. When l worked for the local electric CO-OP we helped moved that house from Cotton Center to the Texas Tech Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. lt was a big job and has interesting stories l could tell sometime. But since you're talking acetylene powered lights.... They hired a big time home restoration company from Dallas to put the house back to it's original new condition. l don't remember what magazine it was in but the head contractor wrote a article about it. He said the hardest part of the restoration was converting the original acetylene lighting to electric and still keep the same fixtures. l wish l could find the article but l haven't so far.

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