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Finally got what I was looking for!

Offline Alias300

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Finally got what I was looking for!
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:56:23 PM »
Got a unit yesterday for $20.    Only contents was a liquor box, a back pack and a broken shoe shine box.

Really just bid since it was a decent looking NorthFace pack.  Probably $50 new.  Nothing special but I could use it.....

Pack was full of crappy hiking stuff.  Got maybe $20-$30 of day hike gear.  Nice little stove but tips over. 90% went in trash. 

Shoe shine box got trashed along with 90% of its contents too. 

Box?  Another 90 percenter.  BUT.....<back story> I use to do well selling those old hand crank meat grinders.  People would pay $25 for them and I'd get them at estates for $1-$5.   Then the estates got wise and started charging like $10/ea.   and other started selling.....now they are all over Craigslist .....anyway, I've always wanted the 'salesman sample' meat grinder.   You know, mini version he would go door-to-door selling.

So in the box.   Got it!   No idea why I want it.  Just kitchen decoration but with the other stuff this makes a good $20 spend.

This is not mine.  Just a random eBay link to show what I'm talking about:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-4-P-T-Corp-Aluminum-Meat-GRINDER-Salesman-Sample-complete-Working-/251160775614?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7a594bbe


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Re: Finally got what I was looking for!
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 07:48:15 AM »
Funny we like meat grinders too.... Really anything with a crank handle.


We have a little one think it is pencil sharpener..


That is really cool.

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Re: Finally got what I was looking for!
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 10:10:02 PM »
Yeah, I got a bunch. Different sizes and shapes. Last week got a huge one. Opening is 3"x3".  Cheese grater.  I'll try and get you a picture....

I've never actually used them to grind meat but I do make my own nut butter. Finally found that attachment at a garage sale.  Peanut, almond, pine nut.....

Also to crush tomatoes for gravy.  Chick pea's for hummus. 

Pretty handy little device even in this age of electronic gadgets.

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Re: Finally got what I was looking for!
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 10:35:40 AM »
I tried one of ours for meat worked so/so was a work out..

The peanut butter sounds good....

Here is the caner we picked up years ago... Looks like we should sell it we paid $45 for it... LOL

etsy.com/listing/103974648/antique-hand-crank-can-sealer-from-old?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_includes[]=tags&ga_search_query=hand+crank+canner&ga_search_type=all&g


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