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Pitchy strikes again!

#1 Post by OldWin » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:09 am

Pitchy and I were shootin the breeze the other day about this and that. We have a lot of the same interests in "old timey" stuff and what have you.
Somehow I brought up the Foster mfg co. that used to be located in Mattawamkeag Me. They made wood toothpicks and supposedly are the originator.
So offhand, Pitchy asks me if i use em. Sure, I says.
Then we get talking on other stuff, and before we say bye, Pitchy throws in one of his....."I got something I'm gonna send ya" excercises in thoughfulness that humbles me.
So yesterday this comes in the mail. I look it over and say to myself, "what the h3ll is THIS?"
Never seen one in my life. Bout killed me to cry uncle and had to have Pitchy tell me its a TOOTHPICK DISPENSER!
Well, we got a good laugh outta that!
Thank you again, my good friend!
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"Oh Bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered another round.

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#2 Post by Pitchy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:14 am

Say now that looks real sharp sitting there by that Colt, glad ya like it bro they're fairly old and cool. :)
You have a great Birthday my friend. :)
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#3 Post by OldWin » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:22 am

Yeah I figgered that would be a nice touch. It had to be something pretty classy to hold court with your latest gift.
Thank you, my friend. My kids are gonna get a kick out of it too! They think I have everything.......well I put up a poor showing compared to you pard! :D
Supposed to snow here Saturday. 3-5 inches I guess. Hope you get some so you can crank up that boiler!
"Oh Bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered another round.

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#4 Post by Old No7 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:49 am

OldWin wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:09 am
So yesterday this comes in the mail. I look it over and say to myself, "what the h3ll is THIS?"
Never seen one in my life. Bout killed me to cry uncle and had to have Pitchy tell me its a...
Well that's just about the very best...

"Tooth-picker -- Wood-pecker -- Would-picker-upper"

...that I've eve seen! Pretty cool!

But it's also great to see the friendships formed by this great website!

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#5 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:56 am

That's awful nice of you Lenn. Very cool dispenser. How does the beak grasp the toothpick?

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#6 Post by OldWin » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:31 pm

Ole 7,
Truer words never spoke. This is a great place.

Bill,
There are two fine pieces of spring wire at the end of the beak. When it pushes into the toothpicks, they lightly grab one and hold it.
"Oh Bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered another round.

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#7 Post by Leverluver » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:36 pm

Had one exactly like it setting on the kitchen table on the farm where I grew up. As a tike I thought it was pretty cool...and very practical. Thanks for the reminder.

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#8 Post by Pitchy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:37 pm

Thanks for the kind words pards. :)
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#9 Post by Rusty » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:28 pm

The beak has 2 little sharp pins that stick out of it. They either pass on either side of the toothpick and it wedges in between or they pierce the toothpick and bring it up. My grandmother had one for years.
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#10 Post by Sixgun » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:53 am

Man !! That ain't fair! You guys get ALL of the neat stuff!

Pretty cool bro's!

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#11 Post by Gaucho Gringo » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:49 am

I have seen these before many years ago. I was fascinated by it when I was a kid. It was at my great aunts house which looked like something out of the Victorian age. Formal garden, pond, greenhouse. Inside doily's under everything, cut crystal glass ashtrays with matching holders for wood matches, Persian rugs on the floors, nick knacks everywhere and the old iron beds in the attic where we kids slept when we went to visit. Also an old 40 Pontiac in the garage. it was such a magical place when I was young.She also owned a small corner store a few blocks away which was also a throwback to an earlier age.

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#12 Post by Pitchy » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:03 am

Gaucho Gringo wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:49 am
I have seen these before many years ago. I was fascinated by it when I was a kid. It was at my great aunts house which looked like something out of the Victorian age. Formal garden, pond, greenhouse. Inside doily's under everything, cut crystal glass ashtrays with matching holders for wood matches, Persian rugs on the floors, nick knacks everywhere and the old iron beds in the attic where we kids slept when we went to visit. Also an old 40 Pontiac in the garage. it was such a magical place when I was young.She also owned a small corner store a few blocks away which was also a throwback to an earlier age.
When I was a kid I remember being in a house and the guy had this little log house sitting on a table next to his chair that was a ash tray, he would put his cig in it and the smoke would come out the chimney 8)
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#13 Post by OldWin » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:21 am

Hey Jack!
Thats the 2nd gen .357 I bought a year or so ago. It's pretty clean. Shoots well.

Gaucho,
Sounds like quite a place! Nothing like mine, haha. The toothpick dispenser is the fanciest thing in it. :D
"Oh Bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered another round.

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#14 Post by 3leggedturtle » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:11 pm

Pitchy, do you have time to stoke the fire? Holy cripes you busy. Todd
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#15 Post by Pitchy » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:46 pm

Doing plenty of that Todd, how are you doing?
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