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(FoxNews) – The Vespa scooter was designed as an affordable way to put
Italians back on the road after World War II, but this one’s not cheap.

The oldest-known existing Vespa is being auctioned online at
and as of this writing it’s closing in on $175,000, with bidding set to end on
March 28.

The fully-documented “Serie 0” was actually the third Vespa built, the first two
having been lost to history. It’s been fully restored, with the paint carefully
stripped off to highlight its early construction methods, which include a hand-
hammered and soldered steel unibody. About 60 of these pre-production
models were manufactured before a formal assembly line was established.


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Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name
means “wasp” in Italian. The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor
scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A. of Pontedera, Italy
to a full line of scooters and one of seven companies today owned by

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Burger Chef was a fast-food restaurant chain that began operating in 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana. It expanded throughout the United States, and, at its peak
in 1973, had 1,050 locations. The chain featured several signature items, such
as the Big Shef and Super Shef hamburgers.

In 1982, the General Foods Corporation, then-owners of the Burger Chef name trademark, divested itself of the restaurant chain, gradually selling to the owners
of Hardee’s. The final restaurant to carry the Burger Chef name closed in 1996.

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Turntable production line, 1930
A phonograph turntable production line.

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The written oath used by Reagan to practice for his swearing-in ceremony in 1981.

(FoxNews) – Even Ronald Reagan needed most of January to begin signing the
correct year, and the proof is in a one-of-a-kind document inscribed by the
Gipper and given to a trusted aide the day the 40th president took the oath
of office. 

After giving the 41-word oath to Chief Justice Warren Burger on Jan. 20, 1981,
Reagan inscribed and dated the printed version he’d used for practice for a
trusted aide.

The document is now up for sale for $62,500, according to rare documents
dealer Nathan Raab, whose Philadelphia-area company obtained the item
from an unnamed seller.

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President Ronald Reagan, wife Nancy and Chief Justice Warren
Burger during the 1981 oath of office cermony.



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DALLAS (AP) –  Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented
the phonograph and some of the light bulbs that he perfected sold for more
than $60,000 at auction on Saturday.

The keys sold for $10,625 at an auction run by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. A 
set of five Edison bulbs used in a court case sold for $30,000.

The items were acquired by Charlie Knudsen, 69, of Pittsburgh, and had
belonged to his great-aunt. She was married to one of the attorneys whose
law firm represented Edison in patent lawsuits.


Thomas Alva Edison  (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)

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