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Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Older than I think I am.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Wallpaper Trimmer

A great find on the auto jumble in Llandudno for £2. An adjustable Wallpaper Trimmer.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Two Padlocks

Two working padlocks with keys. The square one was made in Willenhall..SQUIRE.
Bought from Blakemere car boot sale.

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Plumb Bob and Line

Another boot sale find, something rather satisfying about an object whose only function is to hang straight...I might look out for more plumb bobs as the name is also very pleasing to say.


Saturday, April 09, 2016

Fly Swatter


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Device for injecting Insulin Circa 1964

Ready to fire

Russell's story

Amazing object sent to me by Russell Duffy..it came with the story of how he came by it.
"I was again in hospital, Rush Green, I think when the nurse handed me a syringe (me being diabetic).....the nurse told me to inject myself....passing me what looked like a mini crossbow .......
As it made me feel like Clint Eastwood or John Wayne I gave it a go..."

Luckily insulin pens have been invented...when you fire this is is quite fast and makes you jump..so I wouldn't like it firing a syringe into me....
Thank you Russell for the donation to the A1 Scrapmetal collection...although I think this needs to go in my redundant objects collection....

Friday, February 19, 2016

Universal Watch Winder

Also found at Nantwich antique fair.  I bought the bottom one, which has a wooden handle..but the man on the stall said he had done some research and discovered it was a watch winder which could be used for any size winder...he had found the patent for something similar..which as luck would have it...I have one (top gold coloured one).

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Razor blade in a holder.

Found for £1 in an antique fair in Nantwich. The firm Singleton and Cole where tobacco manufacturers and apparently there was a firm in Walsall. I am not entirely sure what job this were made for.

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Keys from PLG

A lovely collection of keys with pierced ends from PLG. Kindly donated by Master Culik, who never throws anything away, and apparently has a big bucket of keys. Thank you to PLG and Master Culik.

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Sunday, February 07, 2016

Address book for a key ring 1970.

Found on a stall in the Northwich Memorial Hall....for £2.50. It has the look of an object from 1970, with a hole that made me feel it was to attach to your key ring.But the almost Chatelaine feel seems out of date. They had applied for a patent ...but I somehow feel it was an object out of its time.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Brush Ring

A very unusual object..it fits on the finger...not sure what it was for brushing? It is roughly made, but there is a stamped pattern on the ring...

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Wind up brush

This is a brush for cleaning a camera lens ... it winds up like a lipstick...the man suggested I use it to apply makeup....


Razor set

Bought from indoor boot sale in the Northwich Memorial Hall.