interesting 1955 Farm Journal bee ad

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  1. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    I found this ad for champlin spark plugs in a August 1955 Farm Journal magazine. I wonder if thats TEC loading the truck.:grin: Hope you all enjoy it



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  2. tecumseh

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    well the fellow on the left does have my hands (and at one time my hair... tecumseh goes to crying in his beer).

    I really do admire the toughness of that generation... notice no bobcat, no dollies.... just muscle and hard work and very little whining.
     

  3. Noronajo

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    Love the panel truck. Would love to sell honey from the back of that.
     
  4. Slowmodem

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    No veils or gloves or suits, either.

    That really is a great picture. Just 1/2 year older than I am. LOL
     
  5. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    Tec, You beat me to it. Looked at the photo and thought, "The guy on the left could be Tec." :lol: Since there's nobody resembling the "Michelin Man", guess I'm not there.

    Walt
     
  6. Iddee

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    No lids or bottom boards, either. My guess is, NO BEES
     
  7. jim314

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    No bees was my thought too when I saw no suit and the guy lifting two deeps at a time. Neat pic though, I especially like the screened in trailer/truck :)


    I decided awhile ago I wasn't going to worry about it :thumbsup:
     
  8. Fuzzybeekeeper

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    Amazing! I grew up in a little town called Knippa, just 11 miles from Uvalde, the town mentioned in this ad. Uvalde used to be called the Honey Capital of the World. Their high school football field is still called The Honey Bowl. Clearing land for farming and fire ants have taken their toll on production and there are no longer any major producers in the area.
     
  9. tecumseh

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    and hello and welcome to my friend Michael who is president of our bee club in Brenham.
     
  10. Slowmodem

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    Welcome Michael! :) This is the friendliest forum on the web.

    When we saw that picture at work last night, we speculated what it must have been like then and what it must be like down there now, to have bees everywhere with all that land spread out. It's sad that it's not a haven for bees now.
     
  11. Fuzzybeekeeper

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    Thanks for the welcome, everyone. I have been lurking here for several months but have been too busy to be committed. Of course, all beekeepers SHOULD "bee committed"!!! My wife thinks so, anyway!!!

    I remember eating lunch at the Honey Hut Cafe as a kid. They had honey everywhere and an observation hive at the check-out counter. Miss those days!
     
  12. PerryBee

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    Add my name to those wishing you a warm Welcome as well Fuzzybeekeeper. :hi:
     
  13. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    loved the journal ad riverrat!

    walt b said:
    " Looked at the photo and thought, "The guy on the left could be Tec." :lol: Since there's nobody resembling the "Michelin Man", guess I'm not there."

    :rotfl:now that is some funny stuff walt!
     
  14. HisPalette

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    Nice thread, riverrat and welcome fuzzybeekeeper