Archive for April, 2007

1920 – Harry M. Bigelow of Milwaukee And The Improved Ouija Board

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Things must be pretty boring around here, as we seem to be wasting time looking at some old U.S. Patents.  Which brings us to a Mr. Harry M. Bigelow, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City of Milwaukee, County of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin.  At first glance over the patent, I [...]

I’m Finally Going To Be Rich…

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Back in my younger days when I was starting in the antique business, I made a spectacular deal on a trailer load of Shoe "Last's".  The things were ancient and I only paid a nickel a piece for them.  I really thought the big money would come rolling in.  They were all hand-carved out of [...]

1942 – The Fighting Sullivans

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

I was surfing this internet today, and stumbled across an announcement that a commemorative DVD of "The Fighting Sullivans" is scheduled to be released in June. Now, this is a great movie from the 1940's starring Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell and Ward Bond, among others. This movie was made at a time when Hollywood notables [...]

1744 And The Great Comet

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

I've never had much use for Astronomy. Most likely, it's because I've never taken the time to sort it all out. I've got a cousin who points out giraffe's and all kind of other exotic stuff in space, but damned if I can see them. I can find the Big Dipper, but the rest of [...]