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I Collect Wind-up Phonographs

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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 Jun 29, 2008

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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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    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've been going public more often and now I realize there is something my collection is lacking: Warm clothes. I'm gonna need to get a lady's trench coat and some leggings and...
    Foxanne Foxanne 22-25, T 37 mins ago

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    I guess almost everyone of us grew up with Walt Disney and Sesame Street, right? Or maybe I'm wrong. Lol! I'm really close with my older brother, we have a difference of 8 yrs...
    hawksnravens hawksnravens 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I am thinking that I may wind up posting about exercising in another group, now that this group's conceptual cofounder is leaving EP after all his stories were deleted and his...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Amazing ancient Chinese treasure ships Giant sea-going wooden vessels challenge Ark skeptics wikipedia.org by Vmenkov. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    When I was a child, I collected match flaps and rocks and minerals and fossils. And I collected playbills from theatrical performances. (I stopped doing that when I grew up...
    777Brad 777Brad 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    You ever get the feeling the world's filling up with bastards? I do. What I want to know is what happens when all the bastards run out of people to crap on? What happens when all...
    Ordinarylady Ordinarylady 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Mortal combat What are these feelings? From where do they come? It's like a million little things, have piled into one. They build up together, in the dark parts of my mind. And...
    Luke5150 Luke5150 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Mortal combat What are these feelings? From where do they come? It's like a million little things, have piled into one. They build up together, in the dark parts of my mind. And...
    Luke5150 Luke5150 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Mortal combat What are these feelings? From where do they come? It's like a million little things, have piled into one. They build up together, in the dark parts of my mind. And...
    Luke5150 Luke5150 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Mortal combat What are these feelings? From where do they come? It's like a million little things, have piled into one. They build up together, in the dark parts of my mind. And...
    Luke5150 Luke5150 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Oh so we do not get one question about supreme court justices in tonight's republican presidential debate but we get who is going to win the super-bowl. Pretty consistent from a...
    Johnny050 Johnny050 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    On the first day of my twentieth year of life, I flew above the clouds with endless blue stretched out before me. I watched as the home I once knew faded beneath the wings of the...
    MissAmbiguous MissAmbiguous 18-21, F a week ago

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    Today is another day I have to go grocery shopping with my stranger for a Mother. I believe that she fills up with pride and joy when she takes me grocery shopping because she...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F a week ago

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    My ideal day... Filling up my old truck in the morning, grabbing a bottle of powerade, plugging in my favorite music, and driving off to nowhere until the gas runs out... I never...
    xXverlorenXx xXverlorenXx 22-25, M Feb 4

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    Birthday Tradition The whisper of the wind Calls me back into the wild. I long for days remembered For the wonder of a child. The smell of wood smoke drifting, Bacon frying...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M Feb 4

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    “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” Mark Twain
    LucyFuhr LucyFuhr 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I collect it. No shame in spending a couple thousand a month lol. My vib rouge status expired this year, it was renewed before the end of January ._.
    Deadcatt Deadcatt 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I know that things are merely things, but a small part of me finds joy in picking up that polished stone, or posing one of my dolls. If it makes me smile when I arrange my nick...
    BookGrl BookGrl 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Associated card: Ace of Swords. Associated track: none. My heart grew three times bigger after I stumbled upon the cosmology model proposed by Julian Barbour! Finally, someone...
    AmethystCluster AmethystCluster 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    What Does A Smile Look Like? What does a smile look like When it's only over the phone? How can I stare in your blue eyes When I'm sitting here all alone? Love is a strange...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M Feb 3

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    "We wind up in cells of our own making when we're not generous, loving, compassionate, and forgiving. Without love we build dungeons in our hearts and fill them with our perceived...
    dvandva dvandva 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I am 41. Yes, I feel extremely sad, and proud. down and up the hill that my great, great, grandfather's house is still on. I pace here remembering hard times, full of strife. I...
    CannabisDad CannabisDad 36-40, M Feb 1

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    I almost never get to bed early. Even when I have to work at 8am I still wind up staying up later than I need to. Most nights I go to bed at 11:30 at the earliest.
    Allison7593 Allison7593 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    No one cares: No one cares if youre feeling blue, any other excuse is better due. No one cares if youre feeling sad, they think it's just another fad. No one cares about me and you...
    calumnious calumnious 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I am sorry, I don't want to offend anyone. But majority of people follow and don't think with their heads. They are easily to be fooled and buy junk that they don't need. Better...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F Jan 31

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    since I can remember my parents liked antiques and collectable and we would go to antique fairs and car boot sales. in my teens I became into them for me I never had much money but...
    hurtwontheal hurtwontheal 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    "WHEN we met, I wasn't just unloved, and unloving, I was an enemy of love. Love had only brought me pain. My walls were up, but you broke them down. You brought me home. You...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 Jan 30

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    WAs in London riding around on the tube. Some very windy days out along the Thames. Lots of close calls with damsels in much distress clutching at their hems .... Was on the steps...
    Marbled45 Marbled45 26-30, M Jan 29

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    January 27, 2016. News radio sends out a warning that the Lower Mainland will be hit with another heavy downpour and 20 mph windstorm. Residents are asked to batten down the...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 Jan 28

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    "If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out." Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of being a Wallflower
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    For as long as i can remember I've had a collection of rocks. I would like to bring rocks home as a reminder of where i'd been. My mom actually had to create a rule around rocks...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    Every day, I feel more and more like I belong nowhere. My soul is broken up and scattered across the wind, and it is there that I want to chase it. Not at school, not at home...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    So not only was this person physically perfect but he seemed to get me. However the issues were endless. 1)I spoke to him first (which us ladies should never do because real men...
    reginastrength reginastrength 22-25, F Jan 27

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    (I apologize for this being so long. Thank you to anyone who reads it.) I honestly wish I had never had my daughter. I have one daughter and one grandson and my daughter's done...
    strongwillbroken strongwillbroken 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Wearing my new 16oz 8 yd Kilt in Cornwall. We had our first frost a week ago. Then it rained and blew a gale of wind. Yesterday I went out in two sweaters and hat, gloves and...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid 66-70, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    I remember the wind was so strong , I struggled to push myself against it . The urge to end this was stronger. I kept moving across the icy shoreline , my feet sinking into frozen...
    Angelofthesilence Angelofthesilence 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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