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Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Older than I think I am.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Tin of pins

Tin found in Stafford charity shop, I love the scratched Mrs J.E.Bailey on the back.,very formal for pins.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Pot of mixed drawing pins

Found on a stall at Tarporley indoor boot sale today

.. a mixture of drawing and mapping pins plus some lovely brass board pins.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jaws Harp

Plus this was in the same packeage from PLG.

Home made German lighter from PLG

Another wonderful packeage from PLG.
A lighter made in times of hardship. The  date on the german coil says 1924.

A Mountmaster

Chuck keys

A present from Dave Griffiths...not many drills need them now.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Small Notebook (chatalaine type)

Found on an indoor boot sale in Tarporley  the weekend before last. with small metal pencil.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Watch faces.

Found on the last Vagrants Boot sale of the year, the man who sold me these mends clocks, but his dad mended watches. the enamel backs are such beautiful colours.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Mouse trap from PLG

A wonderful parcel arrive today from PLG with this amazing mousetrap.

Michael did some research and found out..
it is a German Luchs Mouse Trap from the 20s or 30s.
The mechanism is quite ingenious, the mouse enters into the baited chamber, the door shuts which causes the mouse to the climb the tube, at the top it falls into the the metal holding can, as the mouse falls it pushes down another flap which re-sets the trap..and so it goes on....

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hacksaw Frame Adapter

Found for 50 pence on a the auto jumble at Astle Steam fair. The man said.."I don't know what I have to be honest...I buy job lots..."  Although I can't imagine many people finding this as interesting as I do!

Scientific Wire

Found for 50 pence on the Astle Steam Fair Auto Jumble. I didn't know such wire existed.