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Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Older than I think I am.

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.

Monday, August 04, 2014

50 year calender 2007-2056

Found for 50 pence on Whitegate boot sale..it is new but I still like the  way this works.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Fishing Flies that belonged to Ann's Dad

These flies are not part of my collection, but I arranged them for a friend. they belonged to her late father and looked in a sorry state in a rusty tin saved from the cellar by her sister. So we spent yesterday displaying them in two cabinets.

The tin of old match boxes as they were found.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

2 bottles numbered on the stopper and box.    


I like how they have marketed this so one side is for the office and one side is for the home...clever bit of packaging. Found on Whitegate boot sale for 20 pence.

Old Combination Lock?

Found on boot sale at Whitegate..sold to me for £1 as a novelty..

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Pencil Holder

Found on a wonderful looking stall in Verdin Park, I asked the owner what it was (it had no pencil inside at the time), he said I was the fourth person to ask and he had no idea what it was..so he sold it me for a pound. After a very short search on google I found one on ebay..and popped into my workshop to find the right sized pencil to fit.
is stamped on the top.
My best boot sale find for a long time.