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Big J Illinois

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Picked these up today, and kept them from the landfill. They are Empire,not sure of the year though. Will probaly give them to one of the neighbor kids, as they love christmas also.

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It's amazing the things people just throw away. Surely they had to know the value of that before pitching it

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I just don't understand that, and I leave toilets, lawnmowers, and washing machines on my curb for passersby to take.  Do the people live in your neighborhood, or close enough to be aware of your display?

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They where 21 miles from my house..took a differant route home tonight and seen these.. sounds weird I know.  I have encouraged people at work, there friends, wct, to donate all there old, useless christmas items,  working or not...I will find a place for them, just nothing with white lights, mine are all colors :)

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I do the same thing if I see stuff posted curb alert on Craigslist. Gotten a lot of free wood from people's leftovers from remodeling. Saves a ton of money and can fit a lot in my truck too

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I got this and a snowman from a guy I work with. Was headed to the scrap yard. Just need knew lights. 325617b2ad6702d8cdb8215fc6822d2d.jpg

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I have one just like that i thought it was home made I live in Brazil Indiana maybe made by the same guy 
Very well could be. I've got a snowman built the same and I'm just down the road from you in Terre Haute

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On 10/30/2017 at 7:54 PM, Big J Illinois said:

I will find a place for them, just nothing with white lights, mine are all colors :)

Hahaha...  I like your style man!  Down with clear lights!

On 10/30/2017 at 5:33 PM, Big J Illinois said:

Picked these up today, and kept them from the landfill. They are Empire,not sure of the year though. Will probaly give them to one of the neighbor kids, as they love christmas also.

That's an awesome find!  That smaller size is kind of hard to find.  I've never even seen one of those in person--only pictures!

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to rescue some 'molds!

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On 11/7/2017 at 5:09 AM, dchackert said:

Very well could be. I've got a snowman built the same and I'm just down the road from you in Terre Haute

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I have found 2 more of them angels around Brazil wife says there was a guy off 59 that had them lining hid drive years ago i would love to see the snow man 

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I have found 2 more of them angels around Brazil wife says there was a guy off 59 that had them lining hid drive years ago i would love to see the snow man 
Glenn.....Here it is lit up during the day. I'll get you a better one the next few days. I didn't have much time this year to add arms, a hat, and face.a41ee7ca3d95183d4fd38798d88fea34.jpg

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Before I retired, I worked for a large city in the electric department.  

I offered a bounty with all the employees at the sanitation department, for any blow molds, wire frames, airblowns, etc,  usually $5 or soo defendant on what it was.

You really would be amazed at what folks throw away.  most of the sanitation employees would make a weeks alary or more with a monthly trip to the flea market.

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I am a dumpster diver for ANYTHING christmas related. It amazes me as much, that you could just pitch santa, frosty and the boys ,to the garbage...I have found some good things that people have tossed to the curb,I am not to proud to stop and revive or reuse those things. If I can fix them and make them work, I w have donated light strings to mlothers, who need them. 

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