Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:56 am

Made in U.S.A.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:29 am

Yep -- Wal-Mart took care of that... :(
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:48 pm

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:50 pm

stovepipemike wrote:Made in U.S.A.


JOBS in the USA
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:53 pm

stovepipemike wrote:Made in U.S.A.


Milwaukee Electric Tool is owned by a company from Hong Kong. Nice, huh?

http://www.ttigroup.com/
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:08 pm

TTI acquired the Milwaukee® brand in 2005.

The problem I have is when a high quality brand is "acquired" and then run into the ground.
I will pay for quality craftsmanship regardless of brand.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:43 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:
stovepipemike wrote:Made in U.S.A.


Milwaukee Electric Tool is owned by a company from Hong Kong. Nice, huh?

http://www.ttigroup.com/

Try to Find a Power tool that is not made overseas Good luck :mad:
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:48 pm

As someone who has always made my living from fixing things, I deplore the disappearance of the many jobs devoted to keeping things running. Gone or almost gone are, watchmakers, shoemakers, Tv and radio repairmen, appliance repairmen as well as the bread and milk delivery people. I don't think many bother sharpening a saw today and the old reel type lawnmowers needed grinding once a year if you wanted it to push easily. Take a look at your local dump to see the enormous waste.

Manufactured goods are simply too inexpensive today, coupled with the high labor cost in this country to make it worthwhile to pay to have many things fixed. Even older cars with lots of life left in them.

In 1956 I purchased a Channelock 8 inch pliers for $10. That same pliers today is about $10, and not 50 or 60 dollars which it would be if made here. Back then you thought about it for awhile before buying as things were not cheap.

So today we have cheap goods with the concomitant loss of jobs, but remember those factory jobs were dirty and noisy places to work with low pay. Today the economy runs on shuffling paper and manipulating money.So far.

Richard
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:14 pm

franco ,You put your lasso over and around one big herd of losthorns.Well said.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:12 pm

Channel Locks are still made in the U.S.. There are a ton of fakes out there but the name brand ones are still made in Meadville, Pa. they have two plants there & make a lot of other hand tools as well. Not at full capacity now but still working a fair amount of people.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:45 pm

samhill wrote:Channel Locks are still made in the U.S.. There are a ton of fakes out there but the name brand ones are still made in Meadville, Pa. they have two plants there & make a lot of other hand tools as well. Not at full capacity now but still working a fair amount of people.


Glad to hear that. I still have the one I bought back when and still in great condition after a lot of use. The rest of their line of pliers are also top notch.

The price of 50 or 60 dollars I used was to make clear what an equivalent price was back in the 1950s. Modern methods of manufacture has kept the price down. Maybe also imported steel.

Richard
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:34 pm

Around here in NJ all the nice open land is what is disappearing. Its so sad... I go out of state to Vermont and Pennsylvania and there is so much beautiful open land. My town is still kind of quiet and small, but even down here in Barnegat things are changing. :( :( :( :( :(
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