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Vintage, Antique and other Useless Junk

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Let's give this new topic a try.

Got any old and interesting junk hanging around?

Packing and unpacking during our recent move yielded an array of interesting items, all of which we knew about but hadn't seen in ages.
And no, some of this junk is not getting thrown away.

An old pair of binoculars.
Brand is SPORTIERE PARIS.
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Next up, a nightlight. It sat beside my bed when I was 5 or 6. And yes, it still works.
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Here's a couple of old beer bottles I found at an old logging camp site. We were working above Clowhom Lake, at the back end of Salmon Inlet.

One bottle is labeled PROPERTY OF SILVER SPRING BREWERY LTD. VICTORIA, B. C.

The other is labeled VICTORIA-PHOENIX BREWING CO. LTD. VICTORIA B. C.

A little digging and it appears these bottles are about a hundred year sold.

Not much else left from my early days working in the bush. I had an old Silva compass, gave it to my grandkids.
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Here's an old iron. Late '40s I believe.
Made by SAMSON-UNITED.
Style 5000N
Volts 115
Watts 1000

And it works too.
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I can just see Bsuds claiming she's the antique and he's "vintage."

But seriously that's all really cool stuff, I like glass so the bottles really resonate. :D
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Now these are really neat. You gardeners will be envious.
They were awarded to my mother's grandfather. He lived from 1820 to 1889.

The one on the left, which I have been polishing says,
1st prize
For the best
COLLECTION of ROOTS
5 Acres of Swedes, 5 Acres of Turnips
and 2 Acres of Marigolds
Grown on one Farm with Lawes
MANURES
Presented to Mr. Wm. xxxx
POTTERS HILL, LEAFIELD WITNEY
by Mr. Wm. Hemming
Standlake Mills
12 Nov, 1874


The other one, in need of polish is dated Oct. 30, 1873.
And it has a glass bottom.
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Now those are cool! Best Collection of Roots! Seriously cool.
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I love the binoculars, an the loving cups (think that is what they are called?)
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These are some of my books. The oldest are "The Mysteries of the Court of London". The are a printing of a penny dreadful that date back to around 1840-1850.
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Why carry a old radio around? I dunno. I thought I was being cool with using it as a ghetto blaster in the 80's
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That is wonderful! :D
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Maybe not hanging around but laying around. 1880's possibly older. Junk now....no one wants or cares about antique rugs anymore. Went out of style. This one was insured for $5k US back in 1979. It's worth almost nothing now.
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It needed cleaning anyway, so brought it down for a good washing. Belonged to my Icelandic grandma and have no idea how she got to own it..made in Japan, ceramic, not fancy or precious. I estimate its age between 100-150 years. Just a fun thing she had and never used, not a chip or stain of tea.
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Wife and I cleaned out and moved our Safe-deposit box junk this week.

A stack of interesting papers including a couple of BCRIC shares, but this really had me pleading for my life while she stood there with a Wusthof knife.

"What the hell is this? :200:
It's four years before we met!"
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My baby (I started building it back in 2013 and "finished" it in 2014 :biggrin: )

Lots of memories attached to this thing including my nephew's first Halloween! :D
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D'oh! the picture is upside down! [icon_lol2.gif]
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MCB wrote: Jul 13th, 2022, 8:29 pm D'oh! the picture is upside down! [icon_lol2.gif]
First guess, it's a Proton Pack! :200:

Does it work?
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