Haunted Railroad Date Nails

You just never know what you will find at Automotive Swap Meets and Car Shows. The number one rule for a vendor is, only bring automotive-related items. That makes sense, but sometimes they sneak in other interesting things for sale.

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Take for example what I picked up at this vendor’s table. It was the interesting history that went along with my picked-up treasure.

On this one occasion, I met a vendor with a wooden box filled with well, I don’t know what they were. The vendor spotted me looking at these odd nails and came over and said, “do you know what they are?” .. Nope. But they do look like they’re associated with Rail Roads. Continue reading

Old Time Instruments

 

Old Time Instruments cigar boxes It was suggested to me to write about old time “Cigar Box Guitars”, and I said, “SAY WHAT”!  What is a cigar box guitar? You’re talking to a person that doesn’t know the difference between fret-boards to a banjo string. This subject matter of old-time instruments is a totally new topic for me, but maybe . . . that’s OK … I’ll learn. Research on Old Time Instruments material is the real fun part of blogging and the subject matter on cigar box guitars did get my Mo-Jo working.

“A poor man’s cigar box guitar…Eh”. I can do this!

I used to be an avid cigar smoker so I am familiar with the different styles and sizes of boxes. Hell, I used to collect them for a hobby. This topic could be right up my alley. I enjoy music, but … that’s as far as my talent goes with making instruments.

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