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Older than I think I am.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


egg2 by a1scrapmetal
egg2, a photo by a1scrapmetal on Flickr.

Found at Blakemere, it said egg timer on the label, but it only lasts for 30 seconds..so it would be a very runny egg. (cost £3).


egg1 by a1scrapmetal
egg1, a photo by a1scrapmetal on Flickr.

Open..so you can remove the timer.

Timer (detail)

egg3 by a1scrapmetal
egg3, a photo by a1scrapmetal on Flickr.

1/2 minute.
(30 seconds.)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Found in the 50 pence box in the antiques section of Lady Heyes near Frodsham today.
The three legs unscrew and it must screw onto another viewer of some type. When stood on its legs it is the exact height to magnify anything underneath it.


As seen from below.


As seen from above.

Monday, April 11, 2011

White's Electric Comb

Found on Chelford Boot sale by Michael for £3. Well spotted. I have the dressing table version somewhere too.

White's Electric Comb (handbag model) INSTRUCTIONS

To connect to the current - turn the projecting knob to the right. To disconnect, turn knob to the left.
In order to make battery last longer, it is better to remove it out of the Comb when not in use, also if carried in handbag, it is better that the comb does not come into contact with other metal objects.
To take battery out remove projecting cap.
The Comb teeth can be cleaned with a cloth, or small brush, dipped in benzine or Eau de Cologne. The Comb must NOT be put in water.
WARNING! to abtain the full benefits of White's Electric Comb it is absolutely essential that only the special White's Electric Battery be used. Price 1/- Refill batteries can be obtained from any Chemist or Hairdresser, or direct from the makers.
Audrey House, Ely Place, LONDON E.C.1

Electric comb (detail)

The end of the box.

Key from a meat tin

Michael found this on Lidel carpark yesterday...some one will have trouble getting into their corned beef.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


buttons 4 by a1scrapmetal
buttons 4, a photo by a1scrapmetal on Flickr.

I know these are not metal and don't really qualify for this blog. But I felt they were worth including so the simplicity of packaging.

Buttons (obverse)

buttons 3 by a1scrapmetal
buttons 3, a photo by a1scrapmetal on Flickr.