Things & Collectables

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  • 3-D Comic Books
  • 10" TV's with magnifying glass in front
  • 45 rpm RCA record player and record carrying cases
  • AM Radios had a 'CD' (Civil Defense) logo at '640' and '1240' for emergency information
  • B&O Steam Engines
  • Blackjoe Stoves
  • 'Brownie' Cameras
  • Buying Pizza (tomato pies) in the alley on 6th Street next to the Peidmont Club
  • 'Cleats' for your shoe heals
  • 'Cigar Indian', 4th & Market Streets
  • Coal Buckets
  • DDT Sprayer Trucks during the Polio Epidemic
  • Delaware Coach Company's 'Trackless Trollys' (with the 2 overhead wires) painted ivory & green. (As kids, we would unhook the poles and the driver would have to reconnect them)
  • 'Diamond-shaped' signs to hang in window for ice deliveries (25-50-75 or 100 lb.)
  • Ferry Boat crossings between New Castle & Pennsville, NJ
  • Football helmets without face masks
  • Fountain Pens
  • Freshmen Beanies at the U of Delaware
  • Hearing 'Fog Horns' from the Delaware River
  • Ink Wells
  • John's Body Shop Car with two front-ends
  • King Corn Stamps
  • May Day Poles
  • Metal boxes at door steps for milk deliveries
  • NO air-conditioners
  • One-bathroom homes
  • Oscar Meyer Mobile
  • Overhead Tank Toilets
  • Painted store windows on Market Street at Christmas time
  • Pennsylvania Railroads GG1 Electric Engines
  • Plastic TV screen stick-on's in green/orange/blue.
  • 'Portable radios' had a heavy 'B' battery
  • Ration Stamps
  • S & H Green Stamps
  • Sorority and Fraternity 'Ad Books'
  • Street Cleaners
  • TB Chest X-ray Trucks
  • The "Speakman Barrel " water tank at Speakman Co. on 30th Street
  • The 4th Street & 7th Street Trackless Trolley Cars
  • The black Delaware auto tags with the replaceable "month & year" inserts
  • The Market Street Christmas lights on the utility poles
  • The oil "Smudge Pots " that were used in construction areas
  • The old black gas storage tanks (where Frawley Stadium is now)
  • The two connecting bridges on the DuPont Building (just recently removed).
  • The water horse trough at 4th & Franklin Streets
  • The Wilson Lines


Revised: June 25, 2009