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Terry Bond

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  1. I've read HMN since you could fit it into your back pocket. It's been said you can either be a big fish in a small pond, or a little fish in a big pond. HMN has made their choice, we'll see how it plays out. Terry
  2. Yes, very familiar with it. I've been outbid twice on these cabinets. Although its not a really rare spark plug for collectors, the display cabinets are. We have to compete with collectors of all kinds of graphic advertising, and this is one of the best. There are a couple of other varieties of these that are not so spactacular. As a plug collector, collecting these "go-withs" I'd a pretty popular thing. Terry
  3. That's a rare emblem according to my favorite site for info on them: Americanautoemblems.com Terry
  4. That's a great item! I sure like what have done to display your radiator emblems in original shells. Terry
  5. I try to always refer to one of my "rules of collecting." Anyone can have money, you have to be lucky to have stuff. Yes, looking at that fob again in my display case, the pain of payment quickly goes away and I'm glad I took the chance on it. Next one that turns up is all yours. Happy collecting-Terry
  6. That's a pretty serious brake drum for a child's toy. Terry
  7. Of course I paid toooooooo much for this one, but it's a rare item. I saw one other sold years ago and I was badly outgunned on it, so was determined not to let this one slip away. It's a very rare Nyberg fob that was produced by Bastian Bros. Rochester, NY. The Nyberg is a rare automobile with limited production between 1910 and 1914. Henry Nyberg was from Swedan. His first efforts in automobile production began in 1903 when he helped found the Nyberg-Waller Automobile Works in Chicago. The first cars built there were one and two-cylinder runabouts. From 1905 until late 1909, he concentrated on automobile repair and sold used vehicles through his garage in Chicago. In 1909 he relocated to Anderson, Indiana and having purchased the building and equipment from the defunct Rider-Lewis Automobile Company established the Nyberg Automobile Works. He also opened a factory in Chattanooga TN. Nyberg Motors specialty was a large, elegant touring car that sold between $1,300 and $2,000. In addition to several touring cars, the company made a roadster and experimented with a firetruck and several other products. The company even produced a race car which Harry Endicott drove in the third Indianapolis 500. The car finished 21st in a field of 23 drivers. The company was under capitalized and by September 1913 was forced into receivership. In 1914, the remains of the company was sold to A. C. Barley of Streator, Ill. Nyberg moved to Canada, and then eventually returned to Swedan where he retired. There are many interesting twists-and-turns in the story of the Nyberg, and even the Regal automobile, as well as Chattanooga Tennessee's history of the early automobile. I believe there are two surviving Nyberg automobiles in Corky Coker's collection. Terry
  8. HERSHEY! That's my favorite car based reality show. Come early and enjoy the swap meet too. Terry
  9. Yes indeed, been there many times. When we lived near Baltimore years ago it was favorite place to take visitors. The Crab Claw restaurant was also a favorite stop. Terry
  10. You might get some response if you change the title of your post. I thought it was some kind of math quiz. Terry
  11. What year, model, etc? Photos helpful too. Recommend you contact the AACA Library and Research Center. They should have a substantial amount of info available. Terry
  12. Dave, sure hope you can keep the secret at the monastery. The monks make the best beer! Down the hall, the sisters are making cheese. What else can you ask for in your old age than to spend your days in your bathrobe eating cheese and drinking beer? Terry
  13. I'm going to add a couple of items here rather than try and start a separate thread - these are pretty neat but scarce items - Tobacco jars/humidors. There are some varieties that are figural - depicting an image of a chauffeur, or early motorist. One of my favorites is this chauffeur in the lower left corner. It was produced by the German manufacturers WS&S - Wilhelm Schiller and Sons. The company began in the 1800s but did not survive after WWI. They were well known for producing majolica porcelains. The bright, bold colors are indicative of that style of pottery. The cap of the chauffeur removes to access the tobacco stored inside. A compartment made as part of the underside of the cap has a space to hold a damp sponge to keep the tobacco moist. The three "cartoonish" humidors are designed by the Italian caricature artist Peko. The designs for these particular humidors were taken from illustrations done in both postcard and lithographic form. These three different humidors all have removable caps, again with a place for a damp sponge. In the back, lower level is a full-figured, rotund chauffeur by an unknown artist. It is quite early, probably European and painted in the majolica style. There are many other motoring related tobacco jars, some full figured motorists, and others simple containers with an automotive scene illustrated on them. I'm always looking for others, as are of course those who collect smoking related artifacts. Enjoy, Terry
  14. That's exactly the problem I had when I first began collecting "stuff" back in the 70s. The Navy only allowed so much weight when we moved. Terry
  15. Thanks much, looks like a good variety of stuff and a perfect day. Terry
  16. Correct Steve, and well stated. Most of us have limited time to check everything, so tend to gravitate to the resource that suits us best. I spend most of my time on this forum looking at General Discussion and Memorabilia. Usually if I want to quickly solve an MGB or Model T problem I'll go to those sites first. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Charlotte! Terry
  17. The pulley assembly is for some other type of lamp, perhaps from an old church. The automobile lamp you have is part of a Model T Ford side lamp from 1913-14. Prior to that they were all brass, and after 1914 the style changed completely to a more rounded all steel lamp. 1915 did have a little brass trim on it, but Ford was phasing out brass on the Model T by that time. You are missing the font (oil container) and the burner assembly. You should be able to find the missing pieces, or another parts-donor lamp on ebay. Don't know where you are located but if you able to attend a swap meet that has a focus on pre-war cars and parts, you'll see plenty of lamps like these. That might also be a great source for some parts to complete yours. Do you have a Model T? Terry
  18. Yup, that smells like all the others. I'll bet he wanted to be paid by some notoriously insecure method. Terry
  19. You are too kind John. The more I learn, the more I learn I need to learn more - but, am always willing to share what I've learned (so far). Terry
  20. If it's a fantasy piece it has value only as a decorative item. That depends on how much you like it and are ok spending. What is the asking price? Terry
  21. I'm pretty sure the way that "can" is notched to form it around the sign and back is not normally found on originals, nor is the use of rivets like that. If they are modern "pop rivets" its either an incorrect restoration or something else. I think knowing the history or provenance needs to be a factor in determine its authenticity. If the dealer is representing it as an original, he must have some reason to believe it is, and knowing that would help with verification. I agree the lack of other advertising (product name) on it is an issue. These also usually had the sign makers name or logo someplace on them, like a bottom edge. I too have done an internet and auction search and turn up nothing. In person inspection though might be necessary to be certain. Try contacting Dan Matthews at The Authentication Co. (TAC) for an expert opinion. You've not mentioned the price so I'm assuming it's a substantial amount. Let us know what more you find out. Terry
  22. Hard to tell for sure, but to me it looks repro based on the pic. More detailed photos needed to be sure tho. It's could be a part of a larger sign. Anyone got pics of a complete one? Terry
  23. No, never considered it actually. My small collection of automobile clocks would be fairly insignificant among that group I'm sure. There doesn't seem to be much about automobile clocks that I've seen just casually searching the website. Terry
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