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Randy Treadway

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  1. Elsie the Cow

    So this is what the Elsie the Cow exhibit looked like at the Better Living Center? How disappointing! This is the first time I've seen a photo. Randy
  2. 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".
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Pictures of the Day

    Hungry? Let's eat at the Denmark Pavilion! Tasty fish, straight from the North Sea Fresh fruit and radishes to wash down the slimy fish How about a nice semi-outdoor table? All photos September 1964, Kodachrome slides
  9. Anyone thirsty?

    I thought one of you guys would have the machine manufacturer nailed down by now. :D
  10. Picture of the Day

    Anybody care to wander upstairs at the Philippines Pavilion to see what they have "in their attic"? I think this guy needs to attach his tie clasp a little higher, don't you?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. A definite "Oh crap" moment

    Bill's photo from Century 21 in Seattle (1962).
  15. 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.
  16. Mystery Astronaut

    The Kodak at the Fair brochure includes this description: See and hear a robot astronaut demonstrate how microfilm can store 80 tons of reading matter in less than 90 pounds of film. Was this where the Recordak Who's Who on Your Birthday souvenirs were given away? In any case, can anybody confirm or refute whether this photo is that Kodak robot astronaut? Here's an example of the Recordak giveaway:
  17. Italian World's Fair

    A few weeks back there was mention once again of the World's Fair that Mussolini wanted to host in Rome in something like 1942, that never happened because the war broke out. While in Rome the last couple of weeks I saw something on the walking map that the hotel gave me, called the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, that had a large building or monument. It was very close to my hotel, so I thought I'd walk over there to check it out. Here are the pictures I took. It's a large fancy building, but the writing up at the top seems to indicate the year was 1882, if I remember my Roman numerals right. Does anybody know anything about a Esposizione di Belle Arti in Rome in 1882, during the reign of King Umberto I ?
  18. Photo of the Day

    Mastro Pizza patio area
  19. 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
  20. More Mystery Photos

    Sadly, these are blurry so much of the wording on the displays is illegible. But where were these exhibits? At first glance I thought the center display must have a lot of moving parts (looking at all three photos), but then I noticed that the background displays are different, so these are likely 3 separate displays.
  21. Old TVs

    Wayne, this is for you. Today I was at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, and they had quite a collection of early TV's.
  22. Carousels

    Today I visited the Herschel Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda, NY, and discovered datasheets in their extensive archives regarding the two carousels at the '64-65 (one of which we knew continued on in Montreal). Current disposition on both was already known, but there is a lot of other information on these datasheets as well.
  23. Old TVs

    I don't know. None of them were operating when I was there.