American Pickers, Hometown Edition

I just know Mike and Frank are in there somewhere ... 
So once there was a very nice couple who bought the contents of a storage unit in North Lima, Ohio. They soon realized, it seems, that they had purchased a time capsule of sorts. Then they opened it up to sell to the public. And that's where WE come in ... :) 







Yes, this is an old gravestone. No, we do not want to know ...

My brave friend, Dawn, is either holding up this vintage "Barbie and Midge" Barbie Doll carry-case to show it off, or flag down help. She may, in fact, be sinking in knee deep vintage goods ... 

Handy if you should need to make your own Muppet ...

Vintage late 60's election materials. 
"Whose Side is Nixon On ..." indeed.









In retrospect I don't know why we didn't snap this up to add to our vintage mixer collection. The one we just started, oh, yesterday. 

This appears to be a combination stove and refrigerator ALL IN ONE. Brilliant! Why did this design not catch on?
 The stove burners are visible just under the radio.

 
Probably because the freezer was the size of a shoe box and wouldn't hold more than an ice cube tray and one popsicle? 
People just had no vision when it came to the wonders of fitting your entire kitchen into a closet. 

7 comments:

texwisgirl said...

what an interesting, er, treasure trove!

Sandra said...

these are amazing, you saw so much, i really like the stove/fridge thing and have not seen one of these before. lots of good stuff going on in your blast from the past.

Susan S said...

Wow! That was a delightful trip down memory lane! OK, some of it was maybe down odd and unusual lane! What a fun discovery, though!

SheShe said...

After purchasing, for the bargain price of $10.00, a nine hundred and fifty pound vintage refrigerator, and making my husband drive an hour to pick it up, I'm no longer allowed to go to sales like this. I'm envious. I totally would have bought that fridge-stove thing!

Debbie said...

wow...that looks like an awefully big storage unit...cool stuff.

i like the frig/stove combo. it seems it could work for college dorms or small apts.

funny what people put in storage and then never come back for!!!

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Tosha Younger said...

I have been searching to ind out the value of the stove/ridge combo. I am actually lucky enough to have had one of these come into my possession. It is honestly one of the neatest things I have seen. Does anyone know its value?