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Art & Inspiration Scored big at an antique mall today!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by corndog, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. corndog
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    Found this cool (and rare) Carter carburetor cabinet in the back room of an antique mall close to home. I rarely go to any antique malls because I seldom find anything of interest. Being an old Auto Mechanics teacher, I like any thing with spark plugs, carburetors, or speed equipment. This one is original paint and all I did to it was wipe it off and install a new light bulb. I was a lucky guy today!
     

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  2. studebakerjoe
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    Very nice find Corndog!
     
  3. Very nice indeed.


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  4. TagMan
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    Excellent find !!
     
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  5. Ebbsspeed
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    I see you have it on consignment. Nice cabinet!
     
  6. Man,that is a cool piece! HRP

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  7. Kinky6
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    Nice! So, whatcha gonna display in it? K6
     
  8. Great score! Love it.:)
     
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  9. corndog
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    Probably toy race-cars, another one of my weaknesses.
     
  10. BuckeyeBuicks
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    Very nice!! My last name is Carter and I collect anything with the name on it. I have over the years found a few Carter carb displays but have yet to find the one like you have. I am also a car nut and collect way too much stuff, hubcaps, speed parts, model cars, Buick stuff,old tools-you name it! Congrats on a neat find!!
     
  11. BJR
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    I think you should put a Rochester 4 bbl carb in the center of it. :D
     
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  12. tubman
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    Well, now you've done it! The folks at Carter Carburetor will see this and come and take their property back!
     
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  14. DDDenny
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    I'm not much of a "man cave" kind of guy but if I was that would make a great display.
    Good find.
     
  15. catdad49
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    Beautiful. All I ever find are old Hotwheels, but I keep looking!
     
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  16. Wow, that is really neat, great score
     
  17. Deuces
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    I got a Barry Grant "Gold Claw" carb I'm not using at the moment....:rolleyes::D
     
  18. Corn dog.Great find. I love antiquing when we have the $$$$ I am in to old auto stuff too and Old clocks. The wife complains at noon time when all the clocks go off. She says it sounds like a church on Sunday. LOL. Bruce.
     
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  19. carbking
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    Very nice!

    Yours looks to be in better condition than mine. I had to rewire mine for the light to work.

    From memory (somewhere I have an advertising sheet on this, but couldn't quickly find it) about 1935.

    You need a Carter type W-1 carburetor from about a 1934 Chevrolet to display.

    Jon.
     
  20. carbking
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    This was probably posted in jest; but actually, many of the displays, cabinet assortments, etc. from back in the day remained the property of the company. What was actually sold was the contents of the display, cabinet assortment, etc.

    However, 80 years after the fact, I wouldn't worry about it!:D

    Jon.
     
  21. slowmotion
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    Really cool. That'd make a neat aquarium w/ 1bbl carb as a castle & a couple of shark homies.
    :eek::D
     
  22. Deuces
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    Almost looks like a slot machine.... Without the one armed bandit.....:confused:
    Almost...;)
     
  23. corndog
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    I knew it was a joke but it prompted me to Google "Carter Carburetor Company history". The Carter manufacturing plant was/is in St Louis, MO and closed in 1985. Evidently the site is full of contamination from making die-cast parts. The EPA is involved and people are still debating who is going to pay for the clean-up.
     

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