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NJ's street sweeping machines are man's obsession

November 4, 2013
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some people are into fast cars or sleek aircraft. McKinley Page has nurtured an obsession with a more mundane vehicle: the street sweeper.

Page is arguably the world's most enthusiastic devotee of the machines, and has been obsessed with them since his first glimpse of one as a child nearly 50 years ago in Newark.

He says the noise and movement of the brushes captivated him.

As a teenager, he even bought his own street sweeper, and used it to clean streets in his Newark neighborhood when city workers failed to make the rounds.

Page recently moved to Pennsylvania. But he still scours flea markets for toys to use for parts in the hundreds of miniature replicas he has created of sweepers used by sanitation departments across New Jersey.

 
 

 

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