Three dollars spent this weekend at various yard sales.
First up: four welding plier clamps. $1.50. Original owner was a Lockheed aviation machinist.
Two of them are unmarked, the other two are Knu-Vise brand model P-400-1. They still sell this model today, for around $18 a piece.
Two go carts. $0.00, a.k.a. free. What?! Not technically a yard sale item. I was dropping my son off at school and somebody had set these out on the curb with a FREE sign. They work pretty well, but looking into replacing/upgrading the batteries…
Which leads to: Snap-on/Blue Point MT130 Charging System Analyzer for testing car batteries and alternators. $0.50. Could be helpful in working on the go carts.
Finally, a deck of Magic Castle playing cards — the cards inside are still sealed. $1.00. I’ll be gifting this to a friend who’s pretty into cards and magic.
My $1 yard sale find of the day. A Tensor model 5975 high-intensity mini task lamp, circa 1965.
Love the design and the crinkle paint. I’ll get some bulbs and then possibly rewire it with some cloth braided wire.
Earlier today I had cause to proclaim the following to the world:
“Sorry to yell but OMG I HAVEN’T HAD HONEY SMACKS IN SO LONG AND THEY ARE SO FREAKING GOOOOOOD”
This led me to wonder about the name switch from the Sugar Smacks of my youth:
- 1953-1990s the name was Sugar Smacks
- early 1990’s until 2004 the name was simply Smacks
- 2004 to present the name has been Honey Smacks
- future name: Gluten Smacks?
Thinking about this lead me to go eat another bowl of it,which then lead me to research the box art and mascots of the Smacks cereal line over the years. Go pour a bowl of Smacks and enjoy.
It all began with illustrations of real world Ringling Brother’s clowns.
1953-1956 Clown Paul Jung
Next came an animated seal. Go check out the animated ads, they’re wonderful.
1957-1960 Smaxey the Seal
In came the Hanna-Barbera horse sheriff, Quick Draw McGraw.
1961-1965 Quick Draw McGraw
As a former youth phone phreak I never tire of collecting old Bell Systems gear. I love this little parachute bag for lugging around hardware.
These are lovely — the letters, spacers, and punctuation slide together neatly to form a stencil for painting, or creating artsy shadows.
More good stuff from the heart of Burbank picking.
Wood handled screwdrivers
Spiral screwdriver, adjustable wrench, box wrench, pliers
Snap-on 1/4″ x 5/16″ ratchet box wrench, German thread nipper
Craftsman tape measure, Ma Bell keychain with screw drivers, feeler gauges, hex drivers
Weird hammer, weird DTMF phone keypad box…
I’m looking forward to digging into this phone keypad box. I’d love to hear from anyone with info on this hammer.
Burbank garages are full of great old stuff.
Pratt & Whitney end mills
Mine Safety Appliances Co. safety harness
Lyon steel lockers
Dayton Electric metal cutting shears
General Electric DC volt meter
Trombero Carlson powered handsets
yet another hammer