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Randy Treadway

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About Randy Treadway

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  • Birthday 02/14/1956

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    Parrish, FL USA
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    World's Fairs, of course!
  1. The Pentagon

    Some interesting observations connecting the '64-65 NYWF to the Pentagon becoming what it is today. A bit of deep thinking. :D https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Building.html?id=5H-cfwop-jgC Well that link didn't bring over the page-specific preview. I came across it by google-searching SKF Robot "World's Fair".
  2. Did we already know about Jim Henson and the SKF Pavilion? This is in his own words, from his journal. Nice sketches. https://www.henson.com/jimsredbook/2013/03/3-1965/ A photo https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/SKF_Robot_Smokestack
  3. Spruce it up with paint - and haul out that trash!

    Funny you just shared that Wayne! I just sold one a few days ago on eBay. Started it out at $25, no bids, so after re-listing it sold for $10. Not a lot of people viewing it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-1965-worlds-fair-Type-Face-Directory/323930540666?hash=item4b6bc3ca7a:g:gLwAAOSwdzVdhWOl It appears to be basically the same thing as this 1954 version: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Typeface-directory-by-Typographers-Association-of-New-York-1954/183948991159?hash=item2ad436dab7:g:918AAOSw9updd~Rd
  4. Interesting Toy

    It's something like eBay, but mostly paper collectibles. The most respected online site in Europe, I believe. Somebody listed this under 'Postcards' !! Starting bid was 30 euros, and somebody has bid that already. I think once there's a bid, any 'buy it now' price that is shown disappears.
  5. Interesting Toy

    I just came across this. Interesting concept- you wind it up, and a helicopter flies around the Atomium. https://www.delcampe.net/en_US/collectibles/postcards/events/exhibitions/expo-1958-bruxelles-atomium-dans-boite-remontoir-fonctionnel-pour-helicoptere-graviter-autour-842872606.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=user_favorite_list%3Auser_favorite_list
  6. Anyone thirsty?

    I don't think so, because later they moved the ices concession to the other end of the counter, but the big machine didn't come with it.
  7. Anyone thirsty?

    I thought one of you guys would have the machine manufacturer nailed down by now. :D
  8. Anyone thirsty?

    It looks like it has a big plexiglass "bubble top", like they put over hot dog rollers to keep the bugs from feasting.
  9. Anyone thirsty?

    It looks like a hot dog griller with rollers, to me. What's stranger is, Coke in the middle, Pepsi on the right. It also makes me wonder if the Gold Coca-Cola cups, which we always assumed came from the Coca Cola Pavilion, actually were used throughout the Fairgrounds. Would have to zoom in on the cup on the table and see if it matches the markings on the well-known World's Fair Coca-Cola cups.
  10. A definite "Oh crap" moment

    This is very difficult to read on my little smartphone screen, but it appears the construction company who built infrastructure for the Log Flume, Orange Julius and several other in that area of the Amusement Zone, filed suit against them for non payment, and then filed a "mechanics lien" to foreclose and take them over, and it went all the way to the New York Supreme Court. Maybe one of you legal eagles with better eyes than me can make more sense out of it, and tell us what the Supreme Court decided. https://books.google.com/books/about/New_York_Supreme_Court_Appellate_Divisio.html?id=qoUekpHmehcC
  11. A definite "Oh crap" moment

    Bill's photo from Century 21 in Seattle (1962).
  12. A definite "Oh crap" moment

    Check out the third bullet down. My first thought was maybe the backward S was intentional- a whimsical marketing thing. But then I see it doesn't match the other sign just a few feet away.
  13. Gary, did you know that the skylight was manufactured by Super Sky Products in Wisconsin (they did the skylights at the Wisconsin Pavilion and the House of Good Taste too). ...AND.... the company still exists and is interested in helping with renovations! http://www.supersky.com/Category/Repair-Renovation?fbclid=IwAR1Z6TaTtfm1xsGc6qt7kyZsWucZkWtmcitM3yPnSD0dBwUSUcYsoFcKu1A