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Old 10-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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I was on a 2200 mile road trip in a '65 Buick Riviera last week and had the opportunity to check out lots of small time shop spaces in the process. In doing so, I ran acr...
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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I remember those! A great old charger. Lou's Garage didn't have one but DuCharme's, a few miles South on Route 9W, did. My dad (the "Lou" in Lou's Garage) and "Buddy" DuCharme were friendly competitors and helped each other out a lot. Mrs. DuCharme was my 3rd grade teacher. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.

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Old 10-04-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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Here is mine. It works good but has seen heavy use in its lifetime....






I used it when I was a service station attendant back in the 70's, bought it from the owner and have had it all this time.

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Old 10-04-2012, 12:58 PM   #4
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Here is mine...working on fixing the plexi-cover that covers the top. I just love the personality they have.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:59 PM   #5
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Really cool! Now something else for me to put on my want list.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:05 PM   #6
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It would be cool to put some of today's battery charger custom features into those old packages. Today's have so many cool features...
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:03 PM   #7
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I've been on the lookout for a vintage one for some time now, they're not easy to come by. The one I have is over 20 years old, but nowhere as stylish as the ones from the mid-sixties and back.

Persiflage, your battery charger is one beautiful looking unit! Anymore photos of it?
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:10 PM   #8
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I've been on the lookout for a vintage one for some time now, they're not easy to come by. The one I have is over 20 years old, but nowhere as stylish as the ones from the mid-sixties and back.

Persiflage, your battery charger is one beautiful looking unit! Anymore photos of it?
Thank you, I really love it. I will take some pictures tonight and upload them. This was one I could get my hands on from my office.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:45 PM   #9
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I'm totally going to be needing one of these... I can see that now.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:44 PM   #10
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I still have a battery charger that my Dad used. Nilsen is the brand name. I can not find anything about them on the net. I found it needed a fuse a few years ago and I am still using it today as a trickle charger. Modern technology these days it is better to use the newer battery style tenders but this old Nilsen still works.
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Here is one like mine that a guy cleaned up and painted



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Old 10-04-2012, 06:54 PM   #12
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That thing is totally cool. You guys are killing me. That's it, I'm banning myself from this site.....just can't afford it anymore!!!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:59 PM   #13
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Where's the pics of the Riv?
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:50 PM   #14
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Heres mine work great
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:15 PM   #15
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Here's mine. It's a vintage Sun, with modern rectifiers. I've had it for over 20 years... dragged it out of a dumpster, replaced the degraded rectifiers and used the hell out of it.

Also pictured is a Heyer that I gave to a friend. This one is all original, inside and out.
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Its a little one but it was cheap ($5).
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #17
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Very cool Schauer!
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:58 AM   #18
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Wow, nice stuff guys. Makes my old Silver Beauty look, well, not so beautiful!

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:05 PM   #19
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Here's my oldest:
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:49 PM   #20
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Reminds me of a neighbor who last week found his Corvette on fire because he left an OLD charger on it for 2 weeks! Can't imagine how many times old batteries burst, leaked, boiled over due to overcharging!
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