Wednesday, April 25, 2012


After our successful trip to Schlabach's, we stopped by Lehmanns Hardware in Kidron.  What sights a guy can see here!  Last Thursday the Kidron Stock Auction, which is the oldest in Ohio, was going full force.  The Amish folks were out trading horses and other livestock.  The auction is directly beside of Lehmanns.

Lehmanns has become the world's largest purveyor of historical technology.
Lehmanns ships old-fashioned, non-electric merchandise all over the world through its catalogs and website. Their diverse customer base includes missionaries and doctors working in developing countries; homesteaders and environmentalists living in remote areas; people with unreliable electricity living on islands and mountains; second home owners, hunters, fishers and cabin dwellers; the 'chronically nostalgic,' and even Hollywood set designers looking for historically accurate period pieces.

It was past lunch so Judy and I ate in the Iron Skillet grill located within the store.  The brats with sauerkraut were yummy.

The store is filled with interesting antiques.  Check out this oak lined bathtub.  It contained pillows for sale.

You have to love a washing machine from the 1920's that will not only wash your clothes, but grind your meat!  This is a Maytag Model 80 (Serial number 403651) which was manufactured in September 1924.

On our way from Kidron, we stopped in Winesburg to see what treasures the good wife could uncover.  She did not disappoint me!

Tomorrow - Danger - Mammoth Mule.


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