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Vintage Industrial Goodness

I am constantly searching for vintage industrial pieces. I have been buying and selling them for years. The problem now is that shows like American Pickers have made them groovy. I have a hard time finding anything i can afford anymore. That said, I still get inspired when I come across someone that “gets it” and has a collection that makes me want to overspend. The following is a perfect example. Way too expensive, but cool nonetheless…


1940’s Boxcar

Recently, while helping my parents clean out the family ranch, I came across an old Union Pacific boxcar form the 1940’s that had come to rest on the property and functioned as a wood shed. I tried to figure out how I could cut out one of the sides and preserve it as a wall in my office, but my father was having none of it, as it had already been sold with the ranch. So I busted out my camera and took as many photos of the rusty relic as I could before leaving the ranch for the final time.

Meanwhile, back at the overpriced auction…

The recent auction was a total bust, as far as bargains go, so I used my time to capture some of nature’s paintings. I love the patina and the erosion that happens over time to metal and paint. Each small scene is there, waiting to be seen. Auction attendees were looking at me like I was crazy as I snapped hundreds of close-up photos while they were examining possible purchases. I think I left the auction with the best treasures – photos!

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Antique Ranch Auction

This past weekend I attended a 3 day auction at a historical ranch in Prineville, Oregon. While there were plenty of amazing items to buy, the prices were so high I wasn’t able to walk away with much. I found a few gems that I could afford, but mostly enjoyed the experience. While everyone else was paying higher-than-retail prices I was able to bust out my camera and take photos of some great rusty relics. Enjoy…