Sears, Roebuck Catalogue

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  1. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
  2. Series70

    Series70 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 3, 2020
    I bought my first 22 rifle through Sears catalog for, if I remember correctly, $12. I think it was 1962. Worked for two summers mowing yards for 50 cents per yard.

  3. dougwtx

    dougwtx Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 8, 2011
    I remembering ordering a Remington 700 through the JCPenney's catalog in the 80's. Picked it up at the catalog pick up area in the store.

    I'm sure I probably did the same with Sears.
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  4. Texduramax

    Texduramax Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    Bought my first .22 from Sears and still have it. A Ted Williams (Winchester) model 3T.
    I was 12 years old. Mowed lawns and saved my allowance.
    The good ole days

  5. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 26, 2016
    Ordered several .22 rifles from them in the 1950’s.
    How many here remember ordering baby chickens from them up through the early 1960’s?
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  6. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    Sears carried everything, I mean everything, when they first started. Wish we still had those times now. They still have the old catalogues online, very interesting. Montgomery Wards also.
  7. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    I thought this was going in a different direction. There wasn't a gun section in the sears catalog of my day, so only one section left of interest.
  8. Baldwin

    Baldwin Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2018
    I never bought a gun from Sears, but I shot doves one day with a friend's J.C. Higgins 12 ga. pump shotgun.
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  9. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 26, 2016
    472AB736-87F1-4FCB-8531-64D3523BAFEE.jpeg 0249C7A5-2D38-4059-A3B8-7256C660496F.jpeg DFA3CB14-DEB6-4797-8865-8650121FE634.jpeg E50C380B-C467-4440-A733-0B0745BB9320.jpeg Had a neighbor in Mississippi that ordered a car from them in 1949. Their brand was Allstate, a re-badged Henry J.
    Several houses in the small country settlement that were ordered from them in the 1908 period after a tornado and people needed houses quickly.
    My Grandfather told me that they came with all pieces cut to size and were assembled frame wise in a day.
    As was the car years later they were shipped by rail and picked up at the station.
    Two houses like in ad and picture are still standing.
    Chicken pix from old catalog.
  10. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    I knew about ordering a house but thank you for finding and posting the ad, that is pretty damn cool ;)
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  11. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    My last job was right next to a Sears house! They brought it in on the RR and delivered it right up the hill. Not a bad looking house, old Craftsman style.
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  12. NIU2009

    NIU2009 Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2018
    What was the quality like of the Sears houses? Obviously some are still standing, so that's a testament, but I wonder how they compared to the newer "made to order" homes?
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  13. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 26, 2016
    Sears did not build the houses, only sold the kits. Material quality seems good as were most items made in that time frame.
    Boards straight and straight grained unlike the pre-cracked and warped one you can purchase from Home Supply Stores today.
    The carpenters who assembled them used the attention to detail that was prevalent them. All I have seem have held up well.
  14. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 26, 2016
    Just Google Sears Roebuck Houses and click on images and view the dozens of different homes offered by them.
    Most have prices and floor plans.
    From a few hundred to six thousand.
    Great viewing.
  15. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    The one that was across the street from where we worked was 100+. It was my accountants house we were working on and that Sears house was his in his wife's family's back in the day.
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  16. john_anch_ak

    john_anch_ak Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 7, 2017
    My Dad worked in the auto repair shop at Montgomery Wards. We got a 10% discount for anything we ordered from them. Bought my first .22 single shot from them. Delivered newspapers for my fun money. Paid $8.00 for it. Also bought my first semi auto 22 from them too. Paid $12.00 for that one.
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  17. Baldwin

    Baldwin Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2018
    I shouldn't admit this, but when I was a kid I spent a good bit of time looking at the ladies lingerie section of the Sears & Roebuck catalogue.:redface:
  18. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    The only thing I loved was the X-mas toy catalogue when I was a young kid!!! Loved it!!
  19. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    You could also get false teefs, called Roebuckers, in several sizes!
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  20. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    Sad times when Sears, JC Penny, etc. are no longer.

    Course they failed to evolve in a changing marketplace.
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