Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:38 am

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Divco Milk Truck.
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Try to find a payphone around!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:06 am

You can still find pay phones in most areas where a lot of drug dealing is going on. The dealers use the pay phones because they know the cells aren`t private, & they protect the pay phones from being vandalized & sometimes from even being used by others.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:08 am

samhill wrote:they protect the pay phones from being vandalized

I like that, a drug dealer with a sense of civic duty. :)
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:28 am

The milk truck brings back memories, they used to deliver here many years ago when I was really young. Still have the insulated milk box that was on the porch for delivery. You used to be able to go up to truck and buy pints of chocolate milk, the guy would even hand them out sometimes if your parents were customers and he was making a delivery.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:44 pm

I really miss this. Things just aren't the same around here with out it.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:12 pm

The Divco truck brings back memories, I used to ride in one with my father when he was delivering milk. His was red with a white top.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:07 pm

Still have the insulated milk box that was on the porch for delivery.


I have ours as well.
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Last edited by Wood'nCoal on Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:34 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: tsb On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:09 pm

Did all the Divco trucks have brakes that squealed ?

Tom
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:12 pm

tsb wrote:Did all the Divco trucks have brakes that squealed ?

Yup... pretty much as I remember. It was from dust getting in between brake shoes and the drums.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:30 pm

Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:33 pm

When we were kids and saw the milkman arriving on a hot day, we would ask him for a couple chunks of ice to eat. No refridgeration back then. All the milk was cooled with huge chunks of ice.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:55 pm

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:01 pm

Hey!! is that the mayor in that hi-lift??? :lol:
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: spc On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:03 pm

I have a friend that drives for Christiansen's dairy & they still use Divco milk trucks exclusively.

"Still Doing Divcos: Christiansen's Dairy in North Providence, RI still sends a fleet of Divco milk trucks onto the streets every delivery day."


http://www.divco.org/divco%20news.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:11 pm

JB Sparks wrote:Hey!! is that the mayor in that hi-lift??? :lol:



Maybe his Dad.
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