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Old 04-12-2011, 09:47 PM
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Un-Google-able interests.....

Not everything is google-able, as I've come to find out.

Try to find out information on a Homelite T-10 lawn tractor, or a Cribben-Sexton gas stove, and you'll get nothing but nonsensical crap like Wiki-hows with no replies, or dead links, etc.

And no, this was not a call for you wiseasses to prove me wrong

But seriously, have you ever run into anything, interest or hobby wise, that you could just find NOTHING decent on, but that you really enjoy?
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:41 PM
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I have a small collection of nightlights and flashlights made by Electric Animals Inc. of New York in the late 40s. I have found virtually nothing about these on the WWW. Below "Posy" the mouse , "The Watchdog" nightlights and two "Posey" flashlights.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:08 AM
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Seems like info on those unique flashlights would be on the web. I bet alot of people would love to have those.
I have looked up things without info that should be historically significant. I expect new info on everything is being collected and posted 24/7? Wouldn't google and maybe other companies have staff working on that in different locations throughout the world 24/7?
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:50 AM
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I ran into this all the time trying to find information about odd low production 80s computer stuff. Its like the makers just vanished into a black hole.

It's really annoying when you try to research a topic again, and the only thing search turns up is a posting you made 3 years ago!

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Old 04-14-2011, 11:54 AM
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Well, here's what I'm thinkin......

I figured that if we formed a section here on VK for just those sorts of things, that if we each started threads with as much info as we have on each subject, that Google would catch the threads and bring others seeking information right into those threads, thus creating our own central points for said information.

And, unlike many websites, we wouldn't close the old threads to posts. Thoughts?
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:17 PM
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Making information easier to find and possible to navigate was one of the original goals of the Internet. I think it's a great idea!
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:23 PM
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GREAT IDEA!

Is there a way to make these posts more "discoverable" to a Google search? I just entered "Triplett 310" and did not find the posts that I made on the subject about 6 months ago, hoping that some new information might surface. Only when I entered the exact title "Triplett VOMs" did the thread show up near the top of the search. I just tried to change the title of the thread, but that did not seem possible.

The Triplett thread did attract one new member, who bothered to sign up and post. Is "guest" viewing of pictures, and perhaps limited posting possible on this site?
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:06 PM
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My suggestion would be to put as many keywords as possible in the thread title.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:34 PM
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Canadian made TV sets.

A recently bankrupted company (I shall not name it) vanished, without any
news item describing the actual bankruptcy, but plenty of ads for an auction
of the assets.

Some obscure classical musicians of maybe 50 years ago, known in their
time for fine recordings, are just gone.

I'll be thinking about more examples. Regards to all.

P.S.: Enter this in google, and you'll only find a post by me! If you don't
know what the jk1022 (or jk-1022) was, just ask me!

heathkit jk1022

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Old 04-14-2011, 09:39 PM
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Similar problems with things that may exist, but are hidden in a pile of extraneous stuff because the name consists of common words. For example, it took forever to come up with something on Chicagoland Airport (which became the office park across from where I work) - but there is some info.

A small indie film from the 60's or so that happened to have the same title (Divertimento) as a later bigger one made by a better known director - no reference can be found as far as I can tell.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:06 AM
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I've always had a fascination with boobies, but I think that might be kinda common on the internet

Even Nash Metropolitans. Try to find a board of this quality in relation to anything Nash, and you'll come up with a bunch of forums with crappy Windows 98-ish threaded post software.

The forum is now up, let's have some fun
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:18 PM
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Some instruction manuals older home video equipment are not easy to find.

For example I could not locate the instruction manual for my Pioneer CLD-59 Laserdisc player (this model number could be wrong as I'm not at home at the moment).

More ideas will come to me in time.

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Old 05-05-2011, 03:32 PM
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Certain makes of vintage bicycles come to mind, as well as some of the early open-hearth gas heaters I have. How about Duncan Hines (yes, like the cake mix) refrigerators? I know they were made, because I have one from the early to mid-50's, but there is absolutely no information on them anywhere on the web.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:33 PM
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I'd like to see a photo of that fridge-new one on me! I know there were lots of General Mills branded small appliances.

I have a crisper drawer, porcelain coated, from a 30s Grunow refrigerator. Admiral got into the fridge business by buying the business from Stewart-Warner. International Harvester built plenty-IH collectors go for them. But (sorry, can't help myself) Duncan Hines takes the cake!
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:29 PM
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check out candlepowerforums.com
if its a flashlight and you strike out there its really obscure.
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I have a small collection of nightlights and flashlights made by Electric Animals Inc. of New York in the late 40s. I have found virtually nothing about these on the WWW. Below "Posy" the mouse , "The Watchdog" nightlights and two "Posey" flashlights.
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