e.alleg wrote:Heres a picture of a road torch. I collect these stupid insulators and old horse & buggy tools too.
Funny what people collect....I've always been fascinated by the old "smudge pots" since I was a child (in the early/mid 70's) and would see those around road construction sites at night (this was in southern Indiana). Imagine my delight when the local Fleet Farm store started to carry these torches for home use (made in China, of course). Nevertheless, they were pretty well made and I bought one to use with citrnonella oil, etc. Worked pretty well, but what a mess (black, sooty thing).
I also collect vintage streetlights. I only have a select few, but there are others out there (Google: Joe Maurath) who have enormous collections of both street lights and insulators.
I'd collect more stuff if I had the room for it, but I don't. I'd love to collect vintage electronics (I have a '62 Tektronics 535 o'scope in mint working shape), but alas, I enjoy sleeping IN the house, rather than the garage, so I must keep my better half happy......