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I Collect Wind-up Phonographs

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    Phonograph And Music Box Show In Union, Il June 12 & 13 2010

     Antiquing has quickly become my favorite pastime, thanks to a dear friend who introduced me to the amazing world of rare finds and remarkable deals. We are extremely excited to attend the 35th Annual Phonograph and Music Box Sale taking place at Donley’s Wild West...
    luv2antique luv2antique 51-55 May 26, 2010

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    I Fell In Love With Phonographs During My Military Career Story And Info @ Stroboscopes

    PHONOGRAPH COLLECTOR BUT MOSTLY REPAIR, Parts and Information.I started collecting wind-up phonographs 40 years ago during the mid part of my military career.  A Lieutenant friend of my named Pete found two phonographs in an antique shop just off our current Air Force base...
    USSMARSHAL USSMARSHAL 56-60 1 Response Feb 24, 2011

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    Emerson Wind Up Phonograph Player

    Does anyone have information or resources for Emerson wind up phonograph players. I have one that is in a cabinet with a wood speaker in the cabinet. double lid on top with player on on side and storage on the other. two doors on the front of the cabinet, one hides the speaker...
    clewi clewi 46-50 Dec 12, 2010

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    Sonora Nocturne

    My pride and joy is a Sonora Nocturne, stand-up phonograph, from the 1920's.  This model won a prize at the 1925 San Francisco World's Fair. We were browsing in an antique store, just looking, with no intention of buying anything, when we saw her and made an offer...
    MaMegabyte MaMegabyte 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2008

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    Okay so I have a little question for everyone.I have some old dolls I still mess around with and I sometimes play with them out in the winds or make it up.Now my question is would...
    WindySpirit WindySpirit 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    It was in the summer of 2003, I was with my then girlfriend Nicola for about seven months so the relationship was still quite new. My family had decided to go for a day out the...
    Edwardtnexer Edwardtnexer 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    It hasn't been very windy recently where I live, so I'll share an experience that happened a few weeks back. I was at a friend's wedding and the winds were really kicking! I was...
    Windspirit19 Windspirit19 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Where I live, we get winds up to at least 70 MPH. Here's a story where I recently went out in those winds: It was a really windy night. I was wearing a mid calf length black silk...
    Windspirit19 Windspirit19 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 19

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    2015 Tuesday 28 April. The weather was sunny but quite windy and I got a bit excited by it s I left my friends house. I thought I would have a bit of fun in the wind while it was...
    Edwardtnexer Edwardtnexer 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I have loved books ever since I was in the fourth grade and could check them out at the school library. They were a wonder for me living out on the stark and lonely prairies of the...
    paleryder paleryder 51-55, M Apr 20

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    I collect bells from all over the United States, from all sorts of time periods. Whatever I can find, I put in my collection. I especially love the ones with pure, sharp rings. My...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    Wind is blowing 40 right now and gusting up to 65. Wind always blows here. Only thing the weather people get right
    Hotmix3325 Hotmix3325 26-30, M Apr 24

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    I write as well as collect inspiring forms of writing. One book I bought many years ago is a collection of quotes that I love and each quote is paired with the most adorable animal...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I recently got a tutor for my accounting and commerce subject and my tutor is this really sexy asian woman. She's around her mid-30s and looks amazing. She's got the sexiest short...
    ImperialBiscuit ImperialBiscuit 18-21, M 2 days ago

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      On windy days, I try to use a t-shirt under a open shirt (Fully unbuttoned) that is tucked in, yet.So, wind blows up my shirt like a balloon or it can act like a sail...
    windyshirt windyshirt 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    It looks like a hell of a lot of fun to collect the Mimi's and build and paint them. I really like the Necrons and the Adeptus Mechanicus. But I'm trying to save up for a car and...
    ToxicTurtle ToxicTurtle 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I'm one of eleven children,I'm number ten. My father passed away when I was four.My mother never remarried and she was a house wife she never worked she raised all her children...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I'm really disappointed of myself from hiding that I still love and I'm still in love with my ex boyfriend. Like, when he comes near me or ready to approach I suddenly like become...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    8:30 AM (my time) is gone by and it's around 9:00 AM (my time) I needed that extra bit of sleep cuz the wind woke me up at 3:48 AM (my time) and I couldn't get back to sleep until...
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F Apr 5

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    I have a website but everybody says that it's so very stupid and pointless. But I don't think so! It's a collection of people's photos. The website shows how different and...
    Wendlie Wendlie 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    "I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    frustrated right now and feel so alone and sad. I am a positive person and got all that motivational stuff built in to me over the years of personal growth and such. however today...
    bob926543 bob926543 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    From my spot under the burgeoning sugar maple I saw the path he took. First creeping from the corner of the lake and then climbing alongside the last solider in my row of pines...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    It's okay to be scared, but you have to get out there, open up, love,make mistakes, learn, be stronger, and start all over again.
    silverfox54 silverfox54 61-65, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    What is it they say about rehearsals? If you have a bad one, the performance is sure to be a hit! Let's think of today as a bad rehearsal... Which I'm certain will guarantee that...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 14 Responses Apr 22

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    🎩'' Up the Bracket''The Libertines Yelled: Get out of it I saw two shadow men on the Vallance road They said they'd pay me for your address Oh, I was so bold I said, you see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 11

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    A neutral curiosity I'll give anybody who figures me out a gold star , but seriously I'm at the end of my rope Small backstory my mother was a shrink I also saw psychologists and...
    Nogooglemedotcom Nogooglemedotcom 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, It is all about keeping things from eventually going bust, Keeping the pouring rain from shining the metal to rust, Who do you look for, who do you...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Everytime my mentor or mom gives me an instruction, I wind up coming close to pulling it off well, except for some detail that could very well mess up everything. Makes me feel...
    Ienjoychickenwings Ienjoychickenwings 18-21, M Apr 16

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    Now that I am older it seems that my forever lack of energy is actually something more. MS or MG or an endless list of possibilities. Mitochondrial diseases seem to be the...
    katesisco katesisco 66-70, F Apr 18

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    I wrote in another post, I hate getting injections and I always wind up getting them when I am at the doctor! What´s worse is they like surprise me with them! They tell me to...
    shirashayna shirashayna 13-15, F Apr 24

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    I WAS JUST THINKING HOW AEWSOME IT IS BEING IN A.... CULT IT MEANS MINE AND THE NUTS BIZARRE AND COWARDLY BEHAVIOUR... IS COMPLETELY NORMAL WHICH WORKS OUT REALLY... WELL BECAUSE...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 Apr 27

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    Purest white dove, Whose wings - Long sought after - Carry its sweet song So it may not languish in the breeze, Personify the trees. Lament not when plucked from flight By...
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    So, for the past couple of months I've been happy. I've been motivated, happy, and even a little excited about my future. But yesterday I began to feel depressed; it slowly went...
    ChellyRocker ChellyRocker 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    YOUR GONNA WIND UP PAYING THE PRICE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE CAUSED. STOP THE WAR WITH YOU....
    10bluesuits1uglyfat46 10bluesuits1uglyfat46 51-55, F Apr 14

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    Wow. It seems that I have read: A Wild Sheep Chase, Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, Dance Dance Dance, The Elephant Vanishes, After Dark, 1Q84...
    tilky tilky 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    "a bare toothy grin" gone are the days when frail old men appeared in the looking glass to be full of song and wine they sit back now and spin their tales on the summer night...
    mudmen mudmen 51-55 1 Response Apr 16

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    Sometimes I want revenge, but I can't hurt him, I really do love him. But sometimes I feel like I'm just here for his amusement when he wants me. Sometimes I want to leave him, but...
    imjustthatgirl66 imjustthatgirl66 18-21, F Apr 20

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    Turn the Lights Down Low ~ Sarah McLachlanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biJaIQOs5UsNight falls heavy like an iron fistThe silence taut and frailI weigh the depths of love and...
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    Oh, yes please! As hubby isn't a huge fan of this I often wind up having fun on my own in this regard. But it is so, so enjoyable!
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 24

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    I still get mine taken rectally and I am almost 15. Both my parents take it that way all the time and I get it at the pediatrician too. I don´t really like it because I get...
    shirashayna shirashayna 13-15, F Apr 24