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Old 11-13-2009, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default Mechanical Mysteries in Martinez



My buddy shot these pics through the glass of the closed Contra Costa Historical Society in Martinez, Ca. back in the Spring of '08. The exhibit was called "Mechanical Mysteries, a series of doo-dads, whatchamacallits and thingamabobs" created by loc...

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Old 11-13-2009, 08:34 AM   #2
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WOW!!!!! Totally awesome!!!!
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:43 AM   #3
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I must have taken out hundreds with my harley pipe cannon when I was young....
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Cool!!
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:04 AM   #5
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Is this the same bob shultz that owns like a third of jack london square and has a warehouse half full of pre-war high end auto makes? If it is i had no idea he did art ! ...It would make sense he is quite eccentric . Great guy..... he was after my coe for a while
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:07 AM   #6
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Very cool stuff. I wonder if any of it really worked?
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:13 AM   #7
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Very cool stuff!
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:26 AM   #8
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I believe this is some of his earlier work. His studio was in Port Costa during the 70's. Just west of Marinez...

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Old 11-13-2009, 10:31 AM   #9
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Very interesting art, kind of a surreal feel to it.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:59 AM   #10
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The Teutonic Toy... HA! good one!

Derelict... that photo you have is work by Clayton Bailey, a Port Costa artist still very active, and a former Studebaker fanatic. He owned 13 at one time, most of them bullet-nosed.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:25 AM   #11
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I got a 40's vacuum cleaner sitting around the shop. maybe I'll put some wheels and a seat on it and some other old junk I got sitting around here.

that's some cool looking stuff. it's cool how they look like they have some sort of purpose but are really just random junk bolted together.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:11 PM   #12
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I love that sort of stuff. People who can take whatever article and make something completely different just blow me away. Great stuff.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:14 PM   #13
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hmmm
don't you guys have bits and pieces of stuff like that piled up? ..
i sure do
i thought every one did ..
how else can ya build stuff unless the pile is ready to give back..

funny what a fertile imagination and a scrap heap can do...
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:35 PM   #14
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reminds me alot of this guys stuff! Killer indeed!

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Old 11-13-2009, 04:00 PM   #15
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The Teutonic Toy... HA! good one!

Derelict... that photo you have is work by Clayton Bailey, a Port Costa artist still very active, and a former Studebaker fanatic. He owned 13 at one time, most of them bullet-nosed.
Thanks, I new I was in the neighborhood...
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:01 PM   #16
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ha cool stuff the wheels on that first object came off an old stryker hospital stretcher , i junked a couple out and have the same wheels on my stick welder cart ,
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:05 PM   #17
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cool.
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:44 PM   #18
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I like the way this guy thinks. I thought I was the only guy building crazy stuff in my garage out of old junk.






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Old 11-13-2009, 05:47 PM   #19
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Now that is really kool !

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Old 11-13-2009, 05:50 PM   #20
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show me some pics of that old Harley you are welding next to?
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