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Old 07-26-2021, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by diggin4clad View post
Older than old? Anyone who still uses or even remembers a "WILCOX digger"
is older than old. That includes me because I still have a couple of them in my cellar collecting dust.
Ed, there used to be a discount chain store in eastern Massachusetts, called “ Building 19”. Many of our Mass forum members will remember it. They went bankrupt in 2013. Near the end of their life, I was at the one in Norwood and was surprised to see a small pile of Wilcox-102 digging tools. Just one dollar each. I bought them all, about a dozen. I kept a few and donated the rest as raffle prizes at the next MTHA club meeting. I still have a couple that I use while detecting.
Building 19 was known for their comical, self-deprecating weekly advertising fliers and sales slogans. Here’s a few…

- Good Stuff… Cheap
- Suffer a little, Save a Lot
- support the three-day work week
- America’s messiest department(?) store
- Please leave with as many children as you came with

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