Burbank yard sale report – 11/8/15 edition

Three dollars spent this weekend at various yard sales.

First up: four welding plier clamps. $1.50. Original owner was a Lockheed aviation machinist.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Tensor lamp

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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.

Sugar/Honey Smacks

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 Cliffy the Clown

1953-1956 Clown Paul Jung

Next came an animated seal. Go check out the animated ads, they’re wonderful.

1957-1960 Smaxey the Seal

1957-1960 Smaxey the Seal

In came the Hanna-Barbera horse sheriff, Quick Draw McGraw.

1961-1965 Quick Draw McGraw

1961-1965 Quick Draw McGraw

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Pick part two

More good stuff from the heart of Burbank picking.

 

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Wood handled screwdrivers

 

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Spiral screwdriver, adjustable wrench, box wrench, pliers

 

 

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Snap-on 1/4″ x 5/16″ ratchet box wrench, German thread nipper

 

 

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Craftsman tape measure, Ma Bell keychain with screw drivers, feeler gauges, hex drivers

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

Estate sale haul 

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

  

Scout stapler

  

Trombero Carlson powered handsets

  

yet another hammer