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October 31, 1993 | By Lita and Sally Solis-Cohen, FOR THE INQUIRER
Question: How valuable is my wooden-handled Coleman No. 2 iron made of copper and white metal? At one end, there's a bulblike attachment with a small nozzle, which, I was told, held gasoline. - T.N.T., Edgewater Park, N.J. Answer: The nickel-plated bulb of your 1940s "spirit" iron held an alcohol-based fuel to keep the iron hot. Gasoline wasn't used. Made by the Coleman Co. of Philadelphia, this relatively common model is worth around $50 to $70 in good condition, said Linda Campbell Franklin, author of 300 Years of Housekeeping Collectibles ($25.
NEWS
June 17, 1989 | By David Iams, Inquirer Staff Writer
For years Esther Carroll patrolled the auction and flea market trail, buying and selling. Mostly, she just bought. Eventually her acquisitions exceeded the capacity of the garage at the house at 161 Hartford Rd. in Delran, that she shares with her husband, John. Soon they were scattered around the yard as well. Eventually, township officials got tired of the sight of the possession- filled property and told the Carrolls to get rid of the stuff. Today and tomorrow they will do just that, at an auction at the house to be conducted by Michael Chiaccio, a free-lance auctioneer who normally works at S&S Auctions in Repaupo.
NEWS
June 3, 1988 | By SANDY SORLIEN, Special to the Daily News
"It's educational. " - Mom How kids dread trips touted by those two words. An innocent, possibly fun, excursion is relegated instantly to the same pre-teen dump site as public television, Washington, D.C., and Product 19. And they don't even have to be told that about Hopewell Village. "It's a what? A historic site? An iron-making furnace? Yechh!" Yet Hopewell Village is one of the few "educational experiences" I remember really enjoying as a child. Possibly that's because the restored village is small, utterly pristine and nestled in a gorgeous valley in the Pennsylvania countryside.
NEWS
May 11, 1988 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
While caddying as a youngster, Jack Heinz took up golf. Marriage, the rearing of three children and sending them to college put a serious dent in his golfing, but then, 15 years ago, he joined the Moorestown Field Club. Most of us can go through an entire golf lifetime without a hole in one, but two weeks ago, Heinz, a resident of East Cedar Avenue, Merchantville, got lucky - at the age of 68. He stepped onto the tee at the 17th hole at the Field Club on April 27 and fired his nine-iron at the pin, 135 yards distant.
SPORTS
August 10, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The battle was everything Tiger Woods expected. The finish was nothing anyone imagined, except for Woods hoisting another World Golf Championship trophy at Firestone. Woods was in trouble in the trees on the famous par-5 16th hole, one shot behind Padraig Harrington, trying to figure out how he could squeeze out a victory yesterday in the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. He delivered another signature moment, this one an 8-iron from 178 that wound up a foot from the hole for birdie.
SPORTS
August 20, 2000 | By Joe Logan and Ashley McGeachy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A 63. Add it to golf's history books. Jose Maria Olazabal joined an elite handful of players yesterday by tying the all-time record for the lowest round in a major championship. "When I started, I was just looking to find more or less the same game as I had yesterday," said Olazabal, a two-time Masters champion, referring to his second-round 68. "Obviously, as the round went on, I liked my chances a little better. " No kidding. Right out of the blocks, the notoriously wild-driving Olazabal was clearly on his game in yesterday's third round of the PGA Championship.
NEWS
July 9, 2008 | By Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kneeling at City Inlet No. 3, at the corner of Tulip and Somerset in Kensington yesterday, Water Department crew chief Fred Feoli was on a mission to deter crime and prevent injuries. He was bolting a length of thick chain to the underside of a 40-pound iron plate. The plate fits into the top of a curbside storm drain and was designed to be removed easily for cleaning. But with prices for scrap metal soaring, the covers have been disappearing at the rate of 10 or 12 a night, said Martin McCall, superintendent of the department's inlet-cleaning unit.
NEWS
April 3, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
JOE SNYDER and his old pals pumped iron in the early mornings at Jardel Rec Center for 40 years until Tony the maintenance man suddenly told them he could no longer let them in until staffers opened the building at 2 p.m. Snyder, 60, a postal worker who has been weightlifting early at Jardel "since we used pineapple cans filled with concrete," couldn't believe it. Neither could his fellow early birds. Chris Vogt, 80, drove from Bucks County to the Castor section of Northeast Philadelphia, lifted with Snyder, then spent the day working at his brother's transmission shop.
NEWS
July 11, 1998 | By David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Heavy metal will dominate two auctions next week, one in the suburbs, the other in town. The suburban sale will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday at 11 N. Brandywine St., West Chester, where Bill Bunch will conduct a warehouse estate auction featuring statuary and outdoor items, many of them cast- or wrought-iron. Among them are four cast- and wrought-iron Art Nouveau dividing panels, each 36-by-82 inches; a pair of wrought-iron driveway gates, each 80 inches high and 77 inches wide; and 38 feet of 8-foot-high, wrought-iron spear-top fence with two gates.
NEWS
May 14, 1995 | By Catherine Quillman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Legend has it that a Leni-Lenape Indian, acting as tour guide for an Englishman named Samuel Nutt, pointed out a remarkable piece of territory in the far northwestern tip of Chester County. The region, now part of French Creek State Park, included the French Creek and an area long known by the Indians to be rich in mineral deposits, which they used to make tools and other implements. The deposit that proved most useful for the English settlers was iron ore. Its discovery by Nutt led to the establishment of a major iron industry here that shaped the history and character of the region for generations.
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NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
'A twisty tale of mayhem and allegorical ridiculousness" - that is how the Pig Iron Theatre Company described its own dizzying 2015 production I Promised Myself to Live Faster . The description could well stand for everything the interdisciplinary ensemble has done in its 20 official years of existence, with more than 24 original works (not counting daringly athletic takes on, say, Twelfth Night , as they did in 2011) and an educational program (the seriously clowning Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training)
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Tom Avril, Staff Writer
In a small, cluttered office at the University of Pennsylvania, a bespectacled scholar deciphers the writings of an ancient culture that has enthralled him for decades. This month, his work can be found in an academic journal titled Antiquity. And oh, by the way, on the tail fin of a 747. Heavy metal called, so Simon Martin, associate curator at Penn's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, obligingly answered. The veteran rockers of Iron Maiden chose an ancient Maya theme for their latest album, The Book of Souls , and Martin, 54, is the man to see on that subject.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is teaming with a Greenwich, Conn.-based private-equity firm to expand the brewpub's regional footprint, making it the latest Philadelphia-area food and beverage chain to get a boost from a deep-pocketed benefactor with a broad geographic scope. Iron Hill received the investment from A&M Capital Opportunities to support the Wilmington-based chain's expansion into new Mid-Atlantic markets, the companies said in a statement Thursday. The investment from AMCO puts Iron Hill on a footing with La Colombe Torrefaction Inc. coffee roasters and Honeygrow fast-casual eateries in tapping private investment to take a locally developed concept to broader markets.
NEWS
January 10, 2016
At last year's Fringe, Philadelphia sextet Dr. Dog brought its obscure 2001 The Psychedelic Swamp back to life with Pig Iron Theatre Company. "Bring My Baby Back" is the pure-pop first single on the rerecorded Swamp , out Feb. 5 on Anti-Records.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2015 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Pig Iron Theatre Company's anniversary remounting of its 2006 production of Gentlemen Volunteers , which toured the world to acclaim, is performed in English, in French, in song, and in mime. This new production is directed by three of the original crew - Dan Rothenberg, Quinn Bauriedel, and Dito van Reigersberg - but the cast is new, as is Michael Castillejos, who provides music on an accordion and sound effects on a Foley table. The gentlemen volunteers of the title are two young men right out of Yale who sign up to drive ambulances for the American Field Service in France in World War I, before the United States had entered the war. Vincent (Scott Sheppard)
SPORTS
December 4, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
His first varsity start was the opening game of his freshman season on Sept. 7, 2012. "Kingsway," Shawnee senior David Gajderowicz recalled the other day. "They were big. I was really, really nervous. " Gajderowicz was a 14-year-old, thrust into the starting lineup of one of South Jersey's strongest programs. More than that, he was a defensive lineman. "That almost never happens," Shawnee coach Tim Gushue said. "You see it sometimes with wide receiver/running back types. Defensive line is something different.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Back in 2001, the Philadelphia psych-rock pop band Dr. Dog made a cassette-only album called Psychedelic Swamp . The concept album concerns a man named Phrases who gets trapped in a marsh, where he receives an encoded tape from outer space that needs to be translated into music by Dr. Dog. Naturally, the album, never officially released, has attained mythic status among fans. And at Union Transfer on Wednesday, a packed house got to hear it brought to life most imaginatively in Swamp Is On!
NEWS
August 11, 2015
WHEN NEWS BROKE that Frank Gifford had died yesterday at the age of 84, my friend Paul posted this on my Facebook page: "Frank better ask St. Peter to tell him where Concrete Charlie is hanging out, so he can steer clear. " That is how every Philadelphian who cares about football, and appreciates history, thinks about the man who participated, wholly against his will, in the most iconic gridiron photograph of all time. Paul is a Delco boy transplanted to Tennessee but green blood will tell: For us, Gifford exists as one of two men frozen in time and symbolic of the brutal warrior dance that football used to be. Of course, there was an awful lot more to the man's life than an unfortunate brush with Chuck Bednarik's cosmic greatness.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The irony of the situation isn't lost on Phil DiMaio Jr., a union janitor who, until last Friday, picked up trash, vacuumed hallways, and swept sidewalks outside the gleaming 34-story high-rise apartment building at 2116 Chestnut St. Now, with new owners and new building management, DiMaio, 33, and 12 other janitors, engineers, and security guards are out of work, fired from a building with a long labor history. Non-union workers now hold their jobs. "It's a pretty sad state of affairs to know that this building helped guys like us, and then new owners come in from out of state and out of the city and kick guys like us to the curb," DiMaio said.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | By Zoë Miller, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tuesday at Union Transfer, Iron & Wine - sobriquet of folk-rocker Sam Beam - joined close friend and Band of Horses front man Ben Bridwell for a sold-out, all-ages show that filled the 2,000-capacity venue's floor space and balcony alike. The Philly stop was the latest on a tour promoting the fruits of their collaboration, Sing Into My Mouth , a covers album jointly released July 17 by Beam's Black Cricket and Bridwell's Brown Records, with support from independent distributor Caroline.
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