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  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.

Scott Rob

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    When my granddad help me make wood cut outs for our naivety when I was young.
  • Location
    Metro Atlanta
  • Biography
    I love putting up Christmas light and seeing the smiles on people face that come by
  • Interests
    Christmas Displays, blow molds, gardening, LOR
  • Occupation
    Electrically Engineer
  • About my display
    Most years my display is LOR and other years it is blow molds and old school looking

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  1. Does any know if any one is selling the blow mold light cord for choir mold or skinny pumkin? Attached is the type of blow mold cord I am looking for.
  2. Scott Rob

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I tried to get a positive light out of the loss of 1/2 of the halloween display. It was a good time to think about improving a display and adding new blow molds for halloween. It was also a good time to start figuring out how to secure my christmas display which means more to me. That was the main driver for the following year to go to Norlfolk plant in October to get a new halloween display. I do miss all the blow molds that were stolen but it got me out of blow ups which I was not a big fan of. The two blow ups I had used 175watts each to run the blowers and were so large it was hard to keep them up when the wind would pick up. One was 20ft the other was 15ft tall and they did not look good as a pile of fabric when deflated. It also motivated me to change out most of my blow molds to LED bulbs (thanks to lowes back Friday deal LED bulbs for $1).
  3. Scott Rob

    3-D Printed Decorations

    Also there is a 3D scanner that you could use to make a copy of a blow mold. From the 3D scan you can either make 3D prototype or make a aluminum blow mold using CNC mechine. I did see a Jay Leno garage tv show with a 3D scanner and he has a YouTube video of it in action.
  4. Scott Rob

    3-D Printed Decorations

    I talked to lady at general foam last October. See said they got the 3D printer a few years ago. The way she talked it sound like they were working on a few prototype blowmolds at Norfolk plant. I wish i had asked more questions about the protoypes. Also a few years ago the largest 3D printer was on Jay Leno garage show. You can find it on-line (jay Leno 3D printed car Strati) on the show they printed a body of full size car. Also, there are many types of 3D printer. Some are just for prototypes and other are high strength plastic like car, bolt,nut... I talked to the guy that has a 3D printer and for prototype design a the plastic resin is not very strong so it has to be thicker to say together. They can be very fragile. I have not seen one that you could get light to pass through. But, if someone got the 3D CAD design used to make the Linus it could be reproduced or convert to a CNC mechine for making a aluminum blow mold. To be mass produced.
  5. Scott Rob

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    A few years ago I had put out blow up Halloween Haunted house and state puff marshmallow man out and about half of my blow molds. We had two cameras up. About mid October three guys in a white paneled Van back into our drive way wearing all white at 1pm and stole every thing out of the yard in 10 minutes. When I got home at 6pm I could not believe it. We had just moved into our new house 3 months before. The police said I was the 14 call they had in the past few days of a crew steeling Halloween blow ups and blow molds. Now when I put out the display I do it one blow mold at a time and have large tow cables running in the back of every thing. These guys even stole our real pumpkins by the front door!
  6. Scott Rob

    Dented blow mold what’s best way to fix

    Thanks for the help. The broom stick worked well on the small dent. I had to use a ground rod ( rebar) that had the end taped up to get out the big dent. Below are attached pictures after the repair.
  7. I ordered some large 29” flat back pumpkins H7419. One of them was dented in a little on the face and the corner was really dented in. What’s the best way to repair a dent?
  8. Scott Rob

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I hope Kelly will be able to obtain the carolers. There were a bunch of mold for all the different styles and size carolers at the action. I hope he is able to get a complete set of carolers.
  9. Scott Rob

    GFC BAT H1074

    What’s funny is that they had some samples blow mold there. But I was more focused on the items I had on my wish list. I was overload with all the blow molds, Christmas trees, and blow molds I had only seen in old catalogs. All the samples I saw did not come with light cords and most were odd colors or mixes of colors. If I have thought about it I would have pick some up. Also, I could not believe the great deals. It was the only trip I been on where I had to rent a U-haul trailer to take everything back to Atlanta. I wish I had planned more than a day at the GFC.
  10. Scott Rob

    GFC BAT H1074

    I was going though some boxes of Halloween items I got last fall at GFC in Norfolk. I found that one of the bats in the box had the formula on the back of it.
  11. Noma did make Halloween lights. Attached below are some from 1930 with cloth wiring and some from 1960.
  12. Scott Rob

    Looking for lights while in USA

    I agree Hobby Lobby is about the only place I know has Christmas lights. Attached is a map the Star is Disney the purple dots are the hobby lobby's. Address for hobby lobby are below the map attached. I look up Christmas store Near Disney World its attached below. Attached is a map the Star is Disney the purple dots are Christmas stores.
  13. Scott Rob

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Hi, Kelly Were you able to obtain the carolers?
  14. Scott Rob

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    That sounds great!!!!!
  15. Scott Rob

    Just got these today and friday

    The attached phots show the length and width of the ones I have. Some times you can find one on ebay but the last one I saw the guy wanted $20 for just the horn!
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