October 31, 1993 |
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.
June 17, 1989 |
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.
June 3, 1988 |
"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.
May 11, 1988 |
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.
August 10, 2009 |
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.
August 20, 2000 |
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.
July 9, 2008 |
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.
April 3, 2014 |
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.
July 3, 2010 |
Jeff Overton sounded like one of those fire-suited shills who drive NASCAR billboards. Overton's 4-under-par total after two rounds tied him for fourth entering the third round of the AT&T National today. Afterward, Overton couldn't stop crediting the new set of irons he used to conquer the wiry, 3 1/2-inch rough that Aronimink Golf Club cultivated to welcome the transplanted tournament. "These new Mizunos are great. I'm able to work the ball out of that rough. It's huge to be able to work the ball when it gets down in the bottom of that grass," Overton said.
July 11, 1998 |
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.