Archive for June, 2012
In honor of an ever-expanding line of pedal-powered vehicles, let’s talk about a century’s worth of collectibles! Pedal cars are hot collectibles that come in countless styles, and they’ve been coveted by both kids and adults since the very beginning. You had no idea you’d find a cool vintage pedal car at a garage sale, an Antique shop, or online auction. Your interested in identifying your new old vehicle. If you’re lucky enough, you’re hoping to find a car with the paint job intact, with the pedal assembly and wheels still operating; a bonus is finding the original graphics as well. Now, the all-important question for those who’ve acquired an original… Should you restore a Antique Toy Pedal Car? This is a personal choice that is dependent upon the amount of time, money and sweat you’re willing to put into your car. Nut-runners might be up to the challenge of making an old car look new again, while others may opt to let someone else have a crack at restoration. Prices vary, but restoration is an investment – though one that will ultimately spike the value of your pedal car. Some may prefer to leave cars weather-beaten for an especially Vintage look. Packed with fun and entertainment, the pedal cars available online across the US offer vintage, exquisite customized designs, that roots from the history of show cars way back in the late 20′s thru the 60′s. You will not be disappointed because the classic gem of your choice has finally arrived. The pedal car provider has expanded its product offers so you will be satisfied in your selection of the awesome toy fantasy for your kids who hanker for adventure and happiness. Pedal cars, as a matter of fact, are toddler friendly which are a perfect gift for your cute little kids.
Toy cars called pedal cars are ready to carry children for a trip round fantasy land. Back in the fifties, the Antique Pedal Fire Engine was a big success and has maintained a lot of its popularity all through the years. Satisfied customers were so happy about these toys that they kept on coming back for more. Today, fire truck pedal cars are gaining back a lot of that popularity, with children, parents, and toy collectors alike wanting to have a toy like this of their own. The antique pedal fire truck shows a lot of beautiful details and stirs the imagination of a child while giving him a way to work out his muscles through pedaling away on the truck. The time that is spent playing with other kids and participating in more physical activities is all but gone. For a lot of parents who are growing a bit concerned about the way things are, a very good option that would definitely be a win-win situation is giving a child a pedal car, just like a fire truck pedal car. With an Antique Pedal Fire Truck, playtime is transformed to how it was before, which is why it is increasing in its popularity all over again. Children love the unique look of these toys, a lot like those that were prized possessions of other kids in the past. Among different colors and styles of pedal cars being sold today, fire trucks are probably among the most loved. The fire truck features wooden ladders, a cute fire bell made from chrome, and ladder racks as well. This fire truck pedal car will definitely be a big hit with your tiny firefighter. There are other great styles for children of different ages to choose from. With unique toys like pedal cars, you simply can’t go wrong, as the fascination with them simply cannot be extinguished.
By combining four wheels and the wide wheelbase of the wagon, with the pedal configurations and steering systems from the velocipedes and adding a body, the Antique Pedal Car was born. Later in the evolution of Pedal Cars , ball bearings were the cutting-edge of technology. The Antique Era , from 1894 thru the early 30′s, produced a rare and stunning car with gracious lines with exquisite styling. Today – the preservation of Pedal Cars is on the rise, as people have an appreciation for Vintage items, collectibles that speak about the days of values and craftsmanship. The original scheme wants to be retained, the paint, upholstery, graphics, and ornamentation are all regarded as key to preserving the history of the vehicle. These cars are found in models from Model T, Roadster, Coupe, Runabout, Town Car, Touring to the Sedans, where many times is found very interesting history attached to the Antique Gems. Vintage pedal cars have become quite collectible. Replicas of these historical “machines” provide the perfect solution to the quandary of kids who are just itching to get behind the wheel. Offering much of what a real car does, these foot-powered vehicles are both fun and exciting; bringing memories for a lifetime.
Gasoline pumps are national treasures, symbols of a bygone era of American history and car culture. The clock is ticking on them, thanks to time, rain and oxygen. We can’t help but be impressed by the passion of Antique Gas Pump collectors who go to great lengths to find or build vintage gas pumps and replacement parts. I can’t help but appreciate a new line of replica gas pumps that are adorned with great authentic details as well as some unique twists. They make for fabulous shop or game room decor. At just over three feet tall, they’re perfectly sized for an older child’s bedroom, too. Mimicking the look of full-sized pumps from the 1930s, these reproductions boast sleek, streamlined-style cabinets and classic American gasoline brands like Flying A, Texaco, Shell, Atlantic Richfield, Sinclair,and Mobil Oil. They’re solidly made with all-steel bodies and chrome accents that enhance their streamlined look. Each pump exhibits beautiful authentic details, like a cast metal pump handle, hook assembly, glass panels and even a vintage-style lead warning! In tribute to the glory days of cheap gas, cold sodas and gas station attendants who would not only pump your gas, but also check your oil, inflate your tires and wash your windshield, all in the name of good customer service. It seems these days we’ve traded customer service and conversation for credit card convenience.Worse yet- much of our service calls today, are handled by an automated message, the Human element is obsolete. I’d rather go back to the good ole’ days, 21 cent gas prices, cold cokes, Oldies Jukebox and when Women danced with Men.
Firefighters in National City, Calif., attempt to free a 17-year-old teen who got his arm stuck in a vending machine while trying to steal a soda from a Coke Machine, was not so easy. He learned the hard way that crime doesn’t pay after attempting to steal a soda and getting his arm stuck in the vending machine. The teen, whose name was not released, allegedly reached inside the receiving slot of the vending machine near a trolley station, according to NBC San Diego. Then, his arm got caught inside and was stuck until a trolley rider saw him trapped and called the police. The firefighters attempted to free the alleged soda-napper using axes, crowbars and an air chisel, 10News.com reported. Eventually, the rescue crew cut the lock on the machine door with a rotary saw, freeing the teen. Medics treated the boy for scrapes and soreness to his arm caused by the numerous attempts he made to free himself. Last September, a teenage boy in Auckland, N.Z., was “extricated” from the jaws of the Coca-Cola machine after he unsuccessfully tried to steal a can of Coke. The neat thing about the Antique Coke Machines, they are simply rectangular, easy to access from the top, holding approximately 80 bottles, and don’t have a lot of mechanical gadgets to get hung up on like the vending machines of today. There is no bottle mechanism or coin mechanism to get in the way of any use, or sneakers. As with all our products, we kept this machine as original as possible, for example, it’s made in metal, the rubber seals under the lid are screwed, the cap catcher and bottle opener are exactly like the original and we even included wheels on the bottom like the original for easy movement. Its brilliant red color and contrasting white embossing make it a beautiful addition to the home, recreation room, patio or office.
While we jet into the 21st century, there are still some of those enthusiasts, that want to reminisce the Good-ole-Days, the days when families grew up on farms, and sat down for a home-spun meal each evening. Some people love to reflect on the Sock-hops, and Oldies Jukebox that echoed the Rock-n-roll of the 50′s. Kids would play outside, with G.I. Joe sets, Barbie Dolls and scoot around the yard in one of the Sadface Pedal Cars. These miniture cars mirrored the actual autos of the day. Not only did they resemble the automobiles, they mimicked the careers of the day, like a Yellow Pedal Car Tow Truck. Many attractive ornaments were added to captivate a childs attention – with bells, horns, lights, hoses, and guages, giving reason for a child’s fascination with Pedal Cars. Today – Pedal Cars are on the rebound, because their charm just cannot be extinguished.
Some of the first human-powered-planes were airplanes powered by direct human energy and the force of gravity. Humans were the only source of thrust. Early attempts at human-powered flight were unsuccessful, because of the difficulty of achieving the high power-to-weight ratio. An early human-powered aircraft was the Gerhardt cycleplane, it’s only human-powered takeoff was a short hop of 20 feet, reaching an altitude of 2 feet. In 1934, Zaschka from Germany flew about 20 meters, without an assisted takeoff. The first authentic takeoff and landing of a man-powered-aircraft was in 1961 by Piggott in Southampton University, being launched air-borne for 650 meters. Then Puffin in 1965, topped the previous record by flying over a half-mile, and climbing to approximately 16 feet. One thing is certain, it took ingenuity and innovation to make the human-powered-planes; likewise – although the Vintage Pedal Planes do not really fly, the pilot is flying in spirit; it is human-powered, as the pilot turns the wheel pivoting the rear wheel, pedal-power is the pedal planes propulsion. Here is a treasure that you can delight yourself or your little kid with! Our Vintage Pedal Planes are certainly one of the best vintage toys that you will ever encounter. It is due to its classic style, which is copied exactly from the classic planes that are quite famous from the 50′s. Its lead-free powder coat with decals finish will definitely assure you that this product can last for a lifetime. Ideal for all children between two and five years old, this amazing toy has a lot of features that include moving spring-loaded propeller, sealed ball bearing drive, non-slip pedals and high-traction tires. It’s exquisite design is just like the original, enabling you to instantly go back in time.
Pedal Cars for sale are made of high quality materials, toxic-free and very wonderful to look at because of lively colors and design that grab you child’s fancy. If you as a parent are very protective of your child allowing him or her only to play indoors, then pedal cars are the solution to your child’s leisure needs. You can also use pedal cars outdoors, within your garden, so your child can have a spacious playground to drive his favorite pedal car on. Vintage pedal cars are elegant and have the power to revive past American cars for the younger generation to get a glimpse at. This vintage collection, including antique pedal fire trucks, leads kids to have a trip back memory lane with a hoot of the American Dream. Packed with fun and entertainment, the pedal cars available online across the US offer vintage, fancy and at times customized design that roots from the history of show cars way back in the 50s and 60s. You will not be disappointed because the classic gem of your choice has finally arrived. The pedal car provider has expanded its product offers so you will be satisfied in your selection of the fit toy fantasy for your kids who hanker for adventure and happiness. Pedal cars, as a matter of fact, are toddler friendly which are a perfect gift for your cute little kids. Vintage pedal cars have become quite collectible. Replicas of these historical “machines” provide the perfect solution to the quandary of kids who are just itching to get behind the wheel. Offering much of what a real car does, these foot-powered vehicles are both fun and exciting; bringing memories for a lifetime.
The Crosley USB turntable is a fantastic gift for the audiophile father of our culture. “My father has such an amazing music collection, and I’d love for him to be able to listen to all his music on his iPod.” The turntable is a stellar gift, the perfect turntable for archiving and digitizing your vinyl music collection. USB connectivity simplifies conversion directly into your computer. You can now listen to your favorite music on CDs or portable media players. But this one can plug into a USB port on a computer so you can convert your LPs and 45s to mp3s. Some people have maintained their accumulation of vinyl albums which have been sitting on the shelves for years. So curious and reminiscent music lovers accept the latest and abundant technology and enjoy alone some of the best music anytime fabricated. The abundant affair about technology is that it accomplishes the transformation from the old to the new with miraculous simplicity. There are means to convert your vinyl LP’s to CD or MP’3s just as simple as you can convert your VHS bands to DVD. Designed with mid-century style, the Crosley Portable USB Turntable allows you to live in both worlds. The three-speed turntable comes with a powerful built-in speaker, adjustable tone dial and audio outlet that lets you hook up your iPhone, iPod or MP3 player to the speaker. The best part of this Turntable is that it creates digital files from your precious 33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm records. All you have to do is plug in the USB cable, play your record and voila! Digital files are made and transferred on your computer. Designed for old-style thinkers and for those who catch a technology allergy.
The Sadface Pedal Car has been around for over a half century, parallel with the Jalopy culture we live in. A culture that has for decades, rebelled against the traditional forms o f Music, Dress, and Language. Some of the traditional types of Music would have been from the Big Band era, or from the Oldies-but-goodies from the 50′s, when music was fun, the Lyrics were pure and laced with traditional goodness. Today- it’s Rap, a Jalopy music filled with cursing, perversion, and a departure from the Everlasting principles. Dress and Fashion has migrated to a degree, where much is revealed by the Cut, and skin-tight garments modeled every day; a departure from the traditional forms of Dress, that were classy and left the Revelation to a time- after the relationship was established. Language today- still has it’s moments when slang is popular or embraced by those that think it’s Cool. Today- ” I’m Down” means “I’m In”, where in contrast in the late 40′s ” A Dead Soldier” meant an ” Empty Beer Bottle”. There has always been slang in our culture, or you could call it a Jalopy Language. Jalopy- denoting a poor, worn out, used, beatin-up basis for the medium or Art being used. You might say, that the Sadface Pedal Car was and is kind of a Jalopy Pedal Car in philosophy, in that it’s the only Pedal Car with an upside-down-smile, being coined appropriately, a departure from all the other Pedal Cars on the market today- still remaining as a very charming Pedal Car, loved by children abroad, even while it touts a rebellious style.