Boy, this Broil-Air hardly needs restoring. It's perfect just the way it is, and has both hubcaps. Adam was rightly psyched to find it:
"I got to tell ya Jim this one is a beauty and I have never seen an adjustable one yet in person and let alone own one. As of right now I have a total of four. My first one will never be for sale and this adjustable one will always be in my collection going forward. It has everything you need on it and nothing is missing!!!!!!"
Of course, Adam is going to make it look better than new. And he's promised to show us his handiwork when he's done. Way to go, Adam!
Native Buffalonian Harley Spiller has written a terrific book about the hidden secrets of coins and currency. Do you know why greenbacks are green? Why some bank managers actually throw away perfectly good money? That Isaac Newton worked for the Royal Mint? Harley does, and much more besides. It's full of pictures of ugly coins in every state of decay and damage, of counterfeit bills Harley has himself received, money altered by artists, and currency misprinted by the U.S. Mint. One surprising fact after another keeps you turning the page. You'll find it on Amazon here.
My rant on the Moody Blue's 1972 #1 hit, a song I actually kinda like. Illustration for jimnolansblog.com by Isabella Bannerman. Colored by Claire Filipek. (Love the socks, Claire.) Audio engineered by Ken Meyer.
Love this Balzac sticker, drawn by Isabella Bannerman and designed by Kanad Banerjee. You can purchase it for $5.95 on the Literary Locations website. That price includes free envelope shipping. Checkout's easy, and we accept PayPal and credit cards.
Honoré de Balzac’s Literary Location is 47, rue Raynouard in Paris. Balzac lived at this address from 1840-1847. He rented it under his housekeeper’s name, as he was trying to keep his creditors at bay. He edited La Comédie humaine and wrote three other novels here. Today the Maison de Balzac is one of three literary museums in Paris. It contains his writing desk, his cane and coffee pot.
I love this table. It was sent to me by Phil Marino, who works for Howden (which many years ago purchased Buffalo Forge Company). Great way of showing off the product to customers, and I bet they had fun making it. Thanks, Phil!