Today’s road finds, a #2 Phillips screwdriver with tip in excellent condition and a partial roll of electrical tape. Electrical tape is a very common find, I think they must fall of off linemen’s and phone company worker’s trucks. BTW: You should really throw out your worn
I found this at the town dump last week, I'm speculating that it's a roofer's tool for bending flanges on to sheets of copper. It's about 4 feet long, the hinges are brass and there is a steel blade edge on both side of the central slot. It
When I bike to work I always keep a weather-eye on the road surface. Here in New England you must always be prepared to bunny-hop the odd pot-hole (yes, you can hop a recumbent, just not very high) but I also find some very nice tools on my
This weekend’s dump finds include yet another brass porch lamp, green felt for the bottom of my lamps, a small kerosene lamp (never lit!) and a pair of nautical models, both in sealed boxes, they are ALL WOOD models!
More from the same house I found the radios a couple of weeks ago! Here we have a classic Heathkit Shortwave Receiver, A Heathkit SWR meter (used for measuring antenna efficiency on transmitters) an RCA RadioPhone transmitter and a Timex Sinclair 1500. My first computer was a TS-1000, the
Found this pair of brass lanterns on my way to work yesterday – I used the old "shoelace tie" trick to carry them with me on my bike. It absolutely kills me how many of these I have in my collection – close to 20 now, I think. Invariably
On my way to work yesterday morning I spotted these in a box at the roadside waiting for collection. There were a half dozen similar radios but since I was on the bike I could only carry a couple so I grabbed the best of the bunch. On the
This weeks visit to the town's transfer station netted some nice brass bits that I think will find their way onto the car project and another old typewriter.
As of late last year we were banned from pulling items for our town dump’s metal and wood recycling bins. The stated reason was ‘public safety’ but it was fairly clear from the expressions on the faces of a few of our town’s selectmen during the discussion that the
On Saturday when I go to the dump I carry with me a long steel hook which allows me to fish interesting things out of the metal re-cycling dumpster. I’ll also stop and look through intersting piles left curbside for collection on trash day. Some find this practice unseemly, but