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Offline johnd248

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"Harry the Bag"
« on: June 19, 2019, 03:53:45 PM »
Do any old timers out there remember "Harry the Bag?"  He was a portly gentleman who made the rounds of FDNY firehouses with a very large satchel full of everyday items like shaving cream, batteries, snacks, shoe laces, etc.  He would walk in a offer items for sale to the brothers.  You never knew when he would show up.  I wonder how many firehouses he visited and was he limited only to Brooklyn?  Did he go to police stations as well as firehouses?  He was really a character.  Some of you must remember him.

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"Harry the Bag"
« on: June 19, 2019, 03:53:45 PM »

Offline memory master

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Re: "Harry the Bag"
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 07:00:33 AM »
Was he also known as "the Argyle sock man?" If so, he was roaming about Manhattan fire houses and police stations in the early 70's.