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Old 04-02-2016, 02:36 PM   #1
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Madison Hardware catalogs

Here are some catalogs from madison hardware 1950 catalog ,1950 promo flyer,1954 catalog and a sound effects record from 195020160402_132747.jpg

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Old 04-03-2016, 07:14 PM   #2
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Nice catalogs and memories.
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:28 PM   #3
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Great stuff. I worked for a while a few blocks from that store and was in it many times.
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Old 04-09-2016, 06:02 AM   #4
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Great stuff. I worked for a while a few blocks from that store and was in it many times.
That's neat, I sure would have liked to have visited that store while they were in business.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:59 AM   #5
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I got off the subway at 23rd Street and walked past the store on the way to work. It was not a big store at all but was wall-to-wall train stuff. The also had HO. The only thing I never saw in there was hardware. I guess that's how they started.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:01 AM   #6
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Great story, Gramps! Has anyone come across or purchased any of the Madison-painted passenger cars that reportedly were done in the late 50s or early 60s? I read somewhere that Madison ran its own line of Lionel "Madison"-type cars lettered for the Pennsy and also the Wabash? I believe I even read that the great Len Carparelli worked for Madison for a while and while there did some painting for them. Would love to hear more about that. Some died-in-the-wool collectors hate the idea that any Lionel product could have come from anywhere other than good 'ol Joisey, but so much stuff is now out there trying to be authentic that isn't, or big-time collectible, like 700-dollar torn boxes housing a common #3656 corral, it makes me cringe...
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Wow, I thought Aurora (AFX) was the first to come out with "Magne Traction".

Love the old catalogs. Thanks Steam Chaser.
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Great stuff. I went to college about a block and a half from that store. This brings back memories.
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:19 AM   #9
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Great stuff. I went to college about a block and a half from that store. This brings back memories.
Baruch School of CCNY on 23rd St?
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Yes, I graduated January, 1971
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