RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-04-2020, 03:19 PM   #761
Senior Member
 
Cyote61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: N.Arkansas
Posts: 450
Anybody remember getting the crap burnt outta ya on one of these.


Ironrite Mangle iron machine


__________________
cyote61
DX3 36 TS 2018
Cyote61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2020, 04:03 PM   #762
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 10,341
Boy do I. As I recall the name of this was a "Mangle". True to it's name if a shirt sleeve got caught on anything.

Nothing like the smell of a burning bed sheet


I think ours bit the dust sometime in the late 50's.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will."

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2020, 09:40 AM   #763
Senior Member
 
Cyote61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: N.Arkansas
Posts: 450
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitanMike View Post
Boy do I. As I recall the name of this was a "Mangle". True to it's name if a shirt sleeve got caught on anything.

Nothing like the smell of a burning bed sheet


I think ours bit the dust sometime in the late 50's.

Yup, these things were dangerous and ours bit the dust in the late 50"s. Should have been sooner. My Dad bought Mom one of these and the first thing she did was train all of the 3 of us kids on it, then she quit ironing.
__________________
cyote61
DX3 36 TS 2018
Cyote61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2020, 09:56 AM   #764
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Northen IL
Posts: 5,291
Stephen King wrote a short story that was later adapted into a movie called "The Mangler". IIRC, it was about a machine a lot like that one but it was set in an industrial laundry.
Iwritecode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2020, 11:34 AM   #765
D W
Senior Member
 
D W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: ALASKA (World's Biggest Campground)
Posts: 2,895
Who remembers these type Coke vending machines? Usually found at the local gas station where you aired-up (for free!), your bike tires. We used to play a game with the Coke bottles. The bottom of the bottle had a city and state cast in the glass. Whoever got the city/state farthest away got the bottles to collect the 2¢ deposit. Sometimes we would have to go to the public library and check the US Gazetteer to verify distances. In the case that all the bottles had the same city/state you got to keep your bottle for the deposit.
Attached Images
 
__________________
'07 K3500 Silverado LT Crew Duramax (LBZ)
2016 Salem 27RKSS
1984 CHEV SCOTTSDALE K20 2GCGK24J0E1XXXXXX (Chevrolet Legends-Class of 2019)
"...exhaust fluid? We don't need no stinkin' exhaust fluid"
D W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2020, 11:42 AM   #766
Senior Member
 
glsimms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Southern IN
Posts: 941
I remember when we could go to a state park to go camping on a Friday thru the week-end, without reservations! We could actualy drive around and pick our site and go and tell them where our site was!

Sadly, there's no way you could do that now.....
__________________
Gerard
2017 Coachmen Apex 269RBKS with Summit Pkg.
2014 Ford Expedition with factory installed HD tow pkg.
Blue Ox SwayPro WDH
glsimms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2020, 11:53 AM   #767
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Northen IL
Posts: 5,291
Quote:
Originally Posted by D W View Post
Usually found at the local gas station where you aired-up (for free!)
The gas station right by my house as free air. Actually, it's part of a local chain and all their locations offer free air.
Iwritecode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2020, 01:03 PM   #768
D W
Senior Member
 
D W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: ALASKA (World's Biggest Campground)
Posts: 2,895
I only know of only one station by me that offers free air, but gone is the inflator/gauge assembly. Instead the hose is just equipped with a simple Schrader air chuck. You have to supply your own tire pressure gauge and use a trial & error inflation strategy. Probably because some low life stole the inflator/gauge assembly at one time. The rest of the air machines I see all have coin slots. Water however, remains free.
__________________
'07 K3500 Silverado LT Crew Duramax (LBZ)
2016 Salem 27RKSS
1984 CHEV SCOTTSDALE K20 2GCGK24J0E1XXXXXX (Chevrolet Legends-Class of 2019)
"...exhaust fluid? We don't need no stinkin' exhaust fluid"
D W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2020, 02:16 PM   #769
Senior Member
 
5er_tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 2,324
Do You Remember When

Remember when water and air were both on the gas islands? And a battery water filler jug. Not to mention someone pumped the gas for you.
__________________
Tom & Renée
Durham, NC

2015 Wildcat 295RSX
2018 Ford F-350, 4x4, Diesel, CC, Long Bed
5er_tom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2020, 03:21 PM   #770
Boss Ox & Drovergirl
 
oxcamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: N.E. Ohio Snow Belt
Posts: 1,054
And cigarette vending machines were just outside and available to anyone
\
__________________
Mark, Vicki, & Scout THE dog
2015 Hemisphere 282RK
2011 2500HD Silverado
1992 Goldwing Aspencade
oxcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2020, 07:11 AM   #771
Senior Member
 
mzbrandi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by oxcamper View Post
Who remembers "sonic booms"?


My part of Arizona still have them. Luke AFB.
__________________

mzbrandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2020, 09:50 AM   #772
Senior Member
 
Cyote61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: N.Arkansas
Posts: 450
Quote:
Originally Posted by D W View Post
Who remembers these type Coke vending machines? Usually found at the local gas station where you aired-up (for free!), your bike tires. We used to play a game with the Coke bottles. The bottom of the bottle had a city and state cast in the glass. Whoever got the city/state farthest away got the bottles to collect the 2¢ deposit. Sometimes we would have to go to the public library and check the US Gazetteer to verify distances. In the case that all the bottles had the same city/state you got to keep your bottle for the deposit.

I remember filling this up every day working in gas stations as a kid. They really did a good job of keeping that water cold. Slide the bottle over and pull it out.
__________________
cyote61
DX3 36 TS 2018
Cyote61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2020, 10:59 AM   #773
D W
Senior Member
 
D W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: ALASKA (World's Biggest Campground)
Posts: 2,895
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyote61 View Post
I remember filling this up every day working in gas stations as a kid. They really did a good job of keeping that water cold. Slide the bottle over and pull it out.
Looking back, by today's standards, those machines were probably not the most sanitary things around, but we survived. I remember one distinct thing about those machines. When you were pulling your bottle up through the release mechanism you had best not stop or the mechanism would lock-up on you. There were a couple times where we would have to get the service station guy to use his key to release the bottle. He never got angry or mad at us. In today's society it would probably be a different story.
__________________
'07 K3500 Silverado LT Crew Duramax (LBZ)
2016 Salem 27RKSS
1984 CHEV SCOTTSDALE K20 2GCGK24J0E1XXXXXX (Chevrolet Legends-Class of 2019)
"...exhaust fluid? We don't need no stinkin' exhaust fluid"
D W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2020, 11:14 AM   #774
Triglide
 
TriGlide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrapper View Post
My first job was weeding a 50' x 300' garden. My second job was helping Grandpa and Dad bale hay and straw then put it in the barn. . As an 8yo I learned to back up a hay wagon with a John Deer "B" with tricycle front and a hand clutch. The pay was always the same, 3 meals a day and somewhere to sleep.
You got that right...sedan grass bales and clover bales... I remember them well... sedan weighed more than I did at the time and clover always gave you a bath of flakes and dust... yea the good ole days... But would not trade them for anything...
__________________
Bob & Deb

2013 Georgetown 335 DS
TriGlide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2020, 01:34 PM   #775
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 10,341
Quote:
Originally Posted by TriGlide View Post
You got that right...sedan grass bales and clover bales... I remember them well... sedan weighed more than I did at the time and clover always gave you a bath of flakes and dust... yea the good ole days... But would not trade them for anything...
Our bales were Alfalfa. Heavy as heck (3-wires) and the stems poled, cut, and scratched right through your clothes. Wasn't until my later teens that the hay truck came with a conveyer strapped to the top of the load. Before then it was "hook, pull, lift, and it took a couple guys to relay the bale to the top of the stack as floor space got covered.

Those days gave me an appreciation for my later jobs.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will."

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2020, 01:56 PM   #776
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 572
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitanMike View Post
Our bales were Alfalfa. Heavy as heck (3-wires) and the stems poled, cut, and scratched right through your clothes. Wasn't until my later teens that the hay truck came with a conveyer strapped to the top of the load. Before then it was "hook, pull, lift, and it took a couple guys to relay the bale to the top of the stack as floor space got covered.

Those days gave me an appreciation for my later jobs.
I'm right there with you. Our alfalfa bales were 130 lbs (3-wire, like yours). Grass hay (2 string) was "only" 35-45 depending on moisture content.

We walked around most of the summer with our forearms shredded. You could always spot the "hay boys" because their arms always looked like they had been "sortin' and gradin' bobcats"!
__________________
-Qwkynuf

2003 F150 Supercab 4x4, tow pkg, 3.55 gears
2020 Flagstaff Micro Lite 21DS
Qwkynuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2020, 02:34 PM   #777
Junior Member
 
Nick Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 14
I grew up in Ionia and my step father played his side kick - Clarabell.
__________________
Retired USAF
2021 Freedom Express 192RBS
2020 F150 STX 4X4 w/Coyote V8
Centerline TS WDH
Nick Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2020, 12:55 PM   #778
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: South Central Virginia
Posts: 132
I remember being 14 and able to walk to the town dump with a BB gun to shoot rats and NOBODY batting an eyelash.

I remember being able to hitchhike without having to worry about it.

I remember being taught the police were your friends, because they were.

Now I think my grandkids will remember the Zombie Apocalypse started with something called Covid-19.
WanderMore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2020, 01:08 PM   #779
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 10,341
Quote:
Originally Posted by WanderMore View Post
I remember being 14 and able to walk to the town dump with a BB gun to shoot rats and NOBODY batting an eyelash.
We used .22's and went to the local dump at night. Every time we went back there were still plenty of rats.

Dump was privately operated in an old gravel pit and the owner would set fire to the garbage about once every couple of weeks. Then bulldozed into the edge of the dump and covered the remains with dirt.

Dump operator actually appreciated our rodent control efforts and no humans ever got hurt.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will."

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2020, 06:38 PM   #780
Multi-Slacker
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,023
Eating in the '50s

Eating in the '50s
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Eating.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	165.3 KB
ID:	242704  
__________________
2017 Forest River Sonoma 280RKS
2018 Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L, 4:10 rear
CurtPutnam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:11 AM.