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Offline Yadda

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Sunday Estate Sale
« on: May 23, 2021, 02:01:34 PM »
Another estate sale.  The really cool items are the mini oil cans, a 6 inch early crescent wrench, a 6 inch Craftsman locking pliers, a 60’s era Schlitz church key (bottle opener)  :D and a Great Neck No. 12000 multi tool.  Sorry, I can’t seem to post photos.
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You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Sunday Estate Sale
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2021, 02:19:30 PM »
...a 60’s era Shlitz church key (bottle opener)...
Did you mean "Schlitz?"  Is this a sign that you tested it on several beer bottles before posting?

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Re: Sunday Estate Sale
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2021, 04:25:29 PM »
...a 60’s era Shlitz church key (bottle opener)...
Did you mean "Schlitz?"  Is this a sign that you tested it on several beer bottles before posting?

After correcting auto correct 3 times I still got it wrong.  Unfortunately no, just poor sprelling.  :grin:
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

Offline amecks

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Re: Sunday Estate Sale
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 06:47:50 AM »
At the motorcycle club swap meet I gave a friend a Blatz beer bottle opener.  He collects breweriana stuff and his garage is known as The Museum of Beer.   He brought me a can full of old wrenches.  Good swap!
Al
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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Sunday Estate Sale
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2021, 11:54:08 AM »
...a 60’s era Shlitz church key (bottle opener)...
Did you mean "Schlitz?"  Is this a sign that you tested it on several beer bottles before posting?

After correcting auto correct 3 times I still got it wrong.  Unfortunately no, just poor sprelling.  :grin:
Just don't try "Pabst" now.

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Re: Sunday Estate Sale
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2021, 07:13:07 PM »
Schlitz and Baseball folklore;
Mel Famey was a pitcher for the Yankees back in the 30's. He was a relief pitcher who usually came into the game in the later innings. He was pretty good but had one bad vice - drinking.
One of his more famous outings came in the 7th game of the World Series one year. It was a real pitcher's duel with neither team getting more than a few hits. Since it was a hot day and the starter seemed to be in the groove, Mel took to drinking. Beer after beer was consumed while Mel watched the game. When the bottom of the 9th inning came around, the game was tied 1-1 and the Yankees' starter was exhausted. The manager sent word to the bullpen that he wanted Mel to come in to take over. He had confidence in Mel because even in his condition, Mel was usually better than the other relievers on the team. Besides, the team they were playing had never scored a run against Mel during the season.

Upon hearing his name called to enter the game, Mel staggered toward the mound. With a beer still in his hand, he slowly made his way onto the field. On his way, he tossed the just emptied beer bottle toward the opposing team's dugout. He warmed up with a few pitches that appeared to be strikes with good velocity. Then it came time to face the opposing batters.

Four straight pitches clearly missed the strike zone with the fourth sailing over the catcher and umpire's heads. With the first batter on base he looked seriously at the next one. But, that batter too failed to see a pitch that came anywhere close to the strike zone. After walking still another batter to load the bases, the manager came out to talk to Mel. Mel assured him that he had the game under control and that he had a plan. Having confidence in Mel because of his impressive stats for the season, the manager decided to leave him in the game. Unfortunately, Mel walked yet one more batter giving up the winning run. During the celebration, one of the opposing players was seen holding the beer bottle Mel had thrown toward their dugout. At that point, the player muttered the immortal phrase that is still heard today....

"This is the beer that made Mel Famey walk us!"
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Re: Sunday Estate Sale
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2021, 04:38:28 PM »
 :grin:
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

Offline Northwoods

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Re: Sunday Estate Sale
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2021, 05:18:39 PM »
Bud did you hear the one about Roy Rogers and his boots.

Back in the 1950s, cowboy star Roy Rogers bought a brand new pair of expensive cowboy boots. Cowboy boots are notoriously stiff when they're new so Roy spent all morning oiling and working the leather to try to soften them up a bit. He then took them out onto the back porch to dry in the sunlight while he commenced with the rest of his chores around the ranch. Later that afternoon when Roy returned home he found that a mountain lion had snuck down out of the hills and had mauled and gnawed the ever-living crap out of his new, prized boots. Well Roy was so mad he was fit to spit. He went inside and grabbed his hunting rifle and whistled for his dog Bullet. He and Bullet jumped in the ranch jeep and headed up into the hills to hunt down that no-good puma. Well after tramping around for a bit Bullet picked up the mountain lion's scent and before you knew it Roy had him in his sights. Well one quick shot later the dead cat was tied across the hood of the Jeep and Roy headed back down to the ranch. When he pulled up in front of the house his wife, Dale Evans came outside and exclaimed, "Pardon me Roy? Is that the cat that chewed your new shoes?"
The ORIGINAL Northwoods.

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Re: Sunday Estate Sale
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2021, 03:57:37 PM »
Pic of the tools.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....