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Jim Nolan
New York
Jim grew up in Buffalo, NY. He likes Duff's wings.
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Thanks, Alice!
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Screenshot from Cartoon Kingdom. Love how this is drawn. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Howie just sent me this shot, and writes: "Hi Jim, found this diamond in the rough at an estate sale this morning. Will be sending you internal photos when I start to restore it. Pays to be an early bird." Nice find, Howie. Look forward to seeing how your restore it! Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from Comics Kingdom. I love how this is drawn. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Thanks, Steve! Nice of Mr. Branson to share his thoughts with me.
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Mark's Buffalo Forge grill hasn't been used in 60 years. But I bet it's going to last another 60 once Mark's done with it. Thanks Adam Gibson for sending the photos. Send us the "Afters," too. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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BFG owner and restorer Adam Gibson sends me the following news: "Well, another great find right in Western New York! My cousin Mark Conboy purchased this grill after I received a phone call from a gentlemen in East Aurora, New York who had found it in his grandfather's barn. We were told the last time it was used was 60 years ago. The gentleman we bought it from said he was gonna use it for blacksmithing but couldn't bear to see it ruined with the intense heat. He also stated he wanted to see the grill stay in the Buffalo... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Matt Georger works in the metal business and re-did his Buffalo Forge grill with a stainless steel pan and other parts. It is totally cool and utterly unique. Also note that Matt has hubcaps on his wheels, which my grill does not. I didn't even know they had hubcaps. Check out my interview with Matt below and learn how he did it. Matt, thanks for all the great Buffalo Forge info over the years and for finding me my grill. Listen to Matt Georger's Grill Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screen shot from Comics Kingdom The seashell needs a Parental Advisory sticker. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Shots taken at the Hastings-on-Hudson, NY Farmers Market on Saturday. That's Max Morningstar, Proprietor and Farmer, and an associate, I'm sorry I didn't get her name. The Hudson River and Palisades serve as a backdrop behind them. Max says he saw the Buffalo Bolt boxes in a farmer's barn and asked for them. They hold some really delicious produce, as you can see at a glance. MX Morningstar Farm also has a stand at the farm in Copake, NY, which you can find here along with the hours. Below is a picture of the factory from which the bolts, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screenshot from Comics Kingdom. Good day to go beach yourself. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Howie Mook found this video on YouTube, entitled "Supercharged Kitchen Sink 001." American ingenuity at its finest! Now when your pan rusts out, you'll know what to do. Thank you stimulator7 for the funny video. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from Comics Kingdom Everyone can eat better, I suppose. You can subscribe to all of King Features strips including Six Chix, Zits, Beetle Bailey, Mutts, Rhymes with Orange and Tina's Groove for just $19.95 a year. The ones you choose are waiting in your inbox every morning. Pretty good deal. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo: Isabella Bannerman My wife and fellow Buffalonian Isabella spotted this crate at the Hastings-on-Hudson Farmer's Market last week. MX Morningstar Farm was using it to display their beautiful produce. I'd never heard of Buffalo Bolt but, like Buffalo Forge, they were an industrial juggernaut. In 1920, they made "600,000,000 pieces Bolts, Nuts, Screws, etc., 5,000 varieties and sizes of Finished Product, 50,000 tons Steel Rolled." I know this because I have visited the North Tonawanda History Museum website, which has posted a pamphlet from that year called: A Graphic History of the Buffalo Bolt Plant. It's just great stuff... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screenshot from ebay One day, 4 hours left to buy this totally cool Canadian blower. Buffalo Forge also had a factory in Canada. The description from the seller: "Up for auction is a vintage a Buffalo Forge blower. Also Canadian Blower & Forge Co. from Kitchener Ont. Looks to be all orignal condition and working. Lots of original paint, hasn't been cleaned. Weighs approx 9 pounds. Handle is approx 6.5 " long. Will make a nice addition to your collection." Right now it's at $61 plus $33.59 for shipping. Thanks Howie Mook for pointing out the auction. And here's a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screen shot from The Washington Post Nice article by Melanie D. G. Kaplan in The Washington Post: "A new vitality is giving the once gritty city wings." Buffalo is undergoing a big turnaround. Construction cranes all over town, folks. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screen grab from Comics Kingdom Comics Kingdom is a blog from King Features Syndicate, which publishes Six Chix. They recently did a fun article about "Tree Comics" and Isy's cartoon is in good company between Family Circus and Beetle Bailey. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo: Howie Mook Look at the attention to detail. Everything is perfect. Nice, job, Howie! Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo: Howard Mook Or, as Howard describes them, "beautiful Bufco wind chimes hanging in the sun." Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screenshot from Midlife Boulevard Midlife Boulevard has picked up an article by humorist and Bannerman publisher Roz Warren. Thanks, Roz! Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo: Howie Mook Picture of the blower cover in Howie's sand blast cabinet. Nice and clean. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo: Howard Mook Howie used electricity to get the rust off his pan. Here's how he describes it: "You use a mixure of sodium carbonate (Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda). Approx. 1 table spoon to a gallon of water, in a plastic container. You have to use a sacrificial piece of metal hanging from side. I used two old brake rotors from when my son did a brake job on my daughter's car. Suspend your pieces by wire in the center so it doesn't touch your sacrificial pieces. Hook up a 12-volt battery charger (very important) positive to sacrificial... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo: Howard Mook A shot of Howie's Broil-Air taken apart before restoration. An ad from 1950 for the grill mentions how easy it was to "knock-down;" here you can see how true that claim actually was. It took Howie just 20 days to complete the project. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog