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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tinned copper Fuse Wire

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Big world cup match on in an hour and this looks like a football shirt (if you squint your eyes).
Another piece of Wire sold on a card for my "Ways to Sell Wire" collection.

Fuse Wire (obverse)

Fuse Wire
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal

Fuse Wire Kit

Fuse Wire Kit
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal
Found on the boot sale at Whitegate this morning. A personal emergency fuse mending kit. It cost one pound.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Modern Button Hook

modern button hook
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal
Found on a boot sale at Moss farm for 30 pence. The diagram shows how it is used to fasten the button on a very tight pair of jeans. a little like the old boot button hooks of old.
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It was a good job the instructions are still attached or I would have had no idea what it was for.

Modern button hook (obverse)

Modern button hook
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


mondial 2
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal
I found this on the "indoor boot sale" at the Memorial Hall in Northwich for £2. At first I thought is was just a bracelet, which looked like a piece of scientific apparatus and as it turns out it is a piece of medical apparatus called a "Mondial Bioregulator". I am testing out this week to see if it helps me with my nerves. So I am wearing it as instructed on my right wrist , metal balls on top of hand.
It feels like something invented in the Victorian era, but the web site is very modern.


Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal
Stamped in small letters on the metal bracelet.


mondial 3
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal
Wearing it on my right wrist to help me with my nerves. Page from web site behind.


Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal
Diagram of how it works.