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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 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30

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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 6 Responses May 2

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    Blown away!!! A few days ago, I went for a walk on the beach. The winds that day were forecasted to be around 80+ MPH! I was wearing a very loose fitted tank top and a mid thigh...
    Windspirit19 Windspirit19 18-21, F 4 Responses May 15

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    Sorry it took me while to get to writing my story! I've been busy lately and I don't know if I will even finish it this time! I did get to stay over at my grandparents until...
    webary webary 16-17, F 1 Response May 16

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    The wind. From where does it come? To where does it blow? Today it is coming off the sea. Why? The gulls are blown far inland. It whips up the waves and makes waves on the dock...
    LaurenHafJones LaurenHafJones 13-15, F 5 Responses May 7

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28

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    I'm sure a lot of you probably heard this before or seen this before on here but i love it and i love bob marley... “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone...
    RastaGotSoul RastaGotSoul 22-25, M May 16

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    Wow! So this weekend Im going to my grandparents house and will be there all week. I gotta take care of their animals while they are on vacation and well it will be easier for me...
    webary webary 16-17, F 4 Responses May 8

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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...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F Apr 29

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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 May 2

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    It's no secret that I like belly buttons, and mine was on full display today thanks to the wind! I was walking to class when my shirt blew up, revealing my deep innie to the world...
    BLam491 BLam491 18-21, M 1 Response May 13

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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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    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 3 Responses May 5

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    I used to have a girlfriend who was once my fiancé; she loves to do me that favor of wearing a full pleated vintage maxi silk skirt and standing with it in the wind. We broke up...
    windskirtdress windskirtdress 26-30, M 1 Response May 11

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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 May 4

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    I will go through my circle carefully and will be deleting some of you shortly. Some added me and never even once made contact with me in any shape or form. I don't collect...
    OneClassyLady OneClassyLady 70+, F 6 Responses May 6

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    I’ve learned- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I’ve learned- that no matter how much I care, some...
    aliveisawesome aliveisawesome 18-21, F May 13

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    I love wearing dresses in warm weather. Short skirts are the best, especially ones that can blow up in the wind. And I love sleeveless tops, too. I love the sun and the breeze and...
    katiegray72 katiegray72 41-45, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
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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 May 4

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    Ever since i was young ive looked up quotes online. i still do it now, my phones filled with screenshots. looking back on it i guess living with my grandma who mostly spoke...
    PassionLily PassionLily 18-21, F May 13

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    You have arrived. You are awesome. No one can stand against you. Even the sea obeys you. You make the waves rise up to meet your awesome splendour. You have no sound yet we hear...
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    Quality not quantity ! I'm picky about people ! I don't like my time wasted . No one does . Not because I think I'm so great , but because I'm super and Intensly emotional and...
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    Fall down seven times. Stand up eight.
    Raybae Raybae 18-21, F May 14

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    " Be the kind of WOMAN that when your FEET HIT the ground each MORNING the devil says 'Oh crap!! She's up! ' " This quote is so adorable lol. I can't remember where i got it...
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