Over the last few days, we've found some interesting things...some were unexpected.
First up, my pal Jennie and I headed out to The Red Shed Saturday Sale and I found a couple of cool things.
This little cream chippy number is kind of fun.
I can hang things from those little metal clips.
...or I can slip some pictures or notecards on top of the clips.
Then I found this old gym hanger.
I was told that it was a gym hanger for a pool/swimmers.
I guess swimmers could get a hanger and hang up their wet suits, towels, goggles, whatever. It's kind of cool whatever it was used for. Wouldn't it look great hanging from a tree out by the backyard pool? Too bad we don't have a backyard pool.
A couple of days later, after working on the drawers for the sunroom, I noticed some of the drawers didn't shut completely. We took out each drawer to see what was going on and found some interesting stuff stuck in the back.
Then we found this great little envelope complete with the little hole and really tiny wire. "Instructions for POL MACH". Any ideas what that is?
Here's a drawing of the polishing machine or as we always called it "the polisher." I remember the polisher at my family's jewelry company. When my dad retired, he brought one of them home and kept it in the garage for some small jewelry jobs he did for family and friends. It was kind of handy to take my jewelry out to the garage and ask my dad to polish it for me.
Apparently, "french antique bows" that were 12K Yellow Gold Filled were pretty cheap at $4.25 a dozen.
Lastly, we found the price list from July 1951 for palladium mountings. They were pretty cheap too compared to now.
That's it. Have you ever found something unexpected and interesting?