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Most of us can appreciate the "wwwwrrrr" of an old appliance motor springing to life. And the list of unlikely gadgets produced over the years is mind boggling...of course who would have thought you could cut grooves into hard wax and reproduce sound? What our electricals have done for us is amazing.

As goods go, these represent probably the most (and most varied) consumer driven products group ever, and they've literally changed our lives! Next to transportation, these could be the most important factor in creating our modern lifestyle.

Where would we have been without radio, computers, the lowly toaster or worshipped coffee pot? Late night infomercials aside, what's the best, weirdest, worst, oldest, loveliest, prettiest or pinkest electrical you've owned or seen? Pictures appreciated, of course!

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Alright I'm going to suggest that (so far) Tom's phone ringer is the weirdest electrical. I'm just not old enough to come up with a reason for actually needing one. Then again, I've never liked phones or the fact that they were ringing!
Probly it was a Old I mean old Black & Decker drill, it was from the 1920's. Craig
I didn't know you guys was talking about me and my telephone ringer. I think somebody's dad built it for his kid. Fairly simple.


To make a doorbell, cut one of the white wires and run new wire to doorbell and back. The doorbell acts as a switch. That's exactly how your doorbell works except it's hardwired in, not plugged in.
Tom
bought this egg cooker




Craig Phillips
B & C Emporium
http://www.b-c-e.biz

Craig, your "egg cooker" is called a "Go Along" and was sold along with Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta ware and other lines. It is actually called an Egg Poacher.  You have the wrong lid; it should be the same color as the base.

In my book, dated 1987, 6th Edition by Huxford, its value then was $40-45. Today? No idea.

That it was teamed with Fiesta makes it much more valuable.

Tom it is long ago sold

Craig

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