Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sailors Frend

Not a new find but between the patina and the hand stamped misspelling definitely one of my all time favorites.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rest of the Aprons

Also found last Friday. I'll admire them for a while and they'll eventually become material for Alice's bags when more stuff comes in.

Watch the Wear

So pretty it deserved it's own post. I've definitely got a weakness for aprons and old denim, so this was a real find. Even has the original sewn on paper tag.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Man's Best Friend

Back reads: Pretty good, eh? Quite late when he came home.

Besides the amazing and cryptic note on the back of the first photo, the guy's overalls are pretty great.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Last Friday's Haul Part 1

Odds and ends. 

Canvas & Leather rifle case and beautiful old tin box with cleaning tools

Half a dozen 50's shop lamps some of them never even used like this one


Turned up a goldmine of 40's and 50's era Wilson goggles over the weekend. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Good Clean Boxing

I'm told this is an old slide advert from the movies. I really like the homemade aspect to it where someone's scratched out half the image to hand write the announcement. You can tell this has been used over and over.

Monday, April 11, 2011

1950s Denim Aprons

These were a great find. The first 3 are 'Paterson Unionmade' in different levels of wear. The last one is unlabeled but is by far the best, the wear is perfect and  has the red line edge on the denim. Next step, find a old box of chore coats just like these.

American Rifleman

Found these over the weekend as well, but they're so pretty they deserved their own section. There are about 200 issues dating from the early 40's to the late 50's.  If you've never seen this magazine before, its an amazing picture reference, here's the best 18.

Last Friday's Haul

My favorite thing has to be the WW2 military issue hammer.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pumpkin Cannon

The condensed water vapor that comes out from the barrel gives a nice effect.

It's finally nice enough out to remind me it's Spring, which means it's almost time to dust off the pumpkin cannon.

My dad saw one of these and thought he'd try his hand at building one. It has a great Mad Max look to it as all the components are scrapped. The tank was salvaged from a naval base and is rated up to 1000psi. The highest we've dared is 250psi which put a pumpkin through 3/4" ply at 150 feet. The cannon is built into a trailer and the barrel folds in half so it doesn't look like heavy artillery driving down the road.  The compressor runs off a belt from an old gas motor so it can be taken and fire anywhere. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011


The lettering on these old clamps is alway beautiful. Champion is easily my favorite, someone took the time to hand stamp it with a punch set.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hunting & Related

back reads: Shooting at Edgecliff (Archery golf)

back reads: Oct 1947 Aged 4 yrs

My favorite hunting related photos from the collection.