My Latest Find

My Latest Find

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:49 pm

Never pass up the chance to peek at a pile of "garbage".

Regina floor polisher/scrubber, early 1950's. It has the fine brush polishing heads on it. Not much info on the 'net about it, though. The kicker is it runs very well.

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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: My Latest Find

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:52 pm

Not fancy enough in this day & age, you actually have to have some common sense to run it ;) Nice find W'nC
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: My Latest Find

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:56 pm

400 watts = sound o power!
Dann757
 


Re: My Latest Find

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:58 pm

So true.

Thank you, Fred.

I have an old hardwood floor just waiting for this polisher. Last time I polished it was with Butcher's paste wax and my Craftsman sander, buffing pad attached, on my hands and knees.
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: My Latest Find

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:02 pm

Yeah Butcher's wax! Maybe somebody bought that new during the Korean War, I'm sure totally made in America.
Dann757
 

Re: My Latest Find

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:28 pm

It's still available, I know little bit about the company history, it's been sold to a larger "conglomerate".
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: My Latest Find

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:28 pm

My mom and dad still use thier regina! powerful tool
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: My Latest Find

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:34 pm

Equipment made "back then" lasted for years, and when something went wrong it could be repaired. Quite a bit different from what we have today, don't you think?
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: My Latest Find

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:53 pm

yes for sure....they dont make presidents like they used to either 8-) 8-)

we can just leave that alone :lol:
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: My Latest Find

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:57 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Equipment made "back then" lasted for years, and when something went wrong it could be repaired. Quite a bit different from what we have today, don't you think?


I think the problem becomes is a lot of products are so cheap it become questionable if it's worth fixing. I had a Dewalt grinder here with bad brushes, they wanted like $10 for the brushes and with the S&H I was approaching the $20 mark. Similar model was $50 new. The health of the rest of the grinder was questionable. I know I might have been able to get the brushes somewhere else but then I got hours into it hunting them down.... Now if I had a high end Metabo "I will hurt you" grinder like the one my brother has then it would be worth it even if it were little more.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: My Latest Find

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:04 pm

Understood.
I have a 1950's vintage "I will hurt you" Craftsman grinder. :D :D
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: My Latest Find

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:07 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Understood.
I have a 1950's vintage "I will hurt you" Craftsman grinder. :D :D


I'm not talking about your back. :lol:
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite