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97  A Family Visit, part 2
98  Wunderkammer XI
99  Wunderkammer XII
100  Ponogram Index
101  Michigan Outlines
102  Hawaiiana 9
103  Kids of Maine - 1
104  Kids of Maine - 2
105  Clarence Sandin
106  Tech House
107  Hawksbill Hatching
108  Facial Recognition
109  Hawaiiana 10
110  Spring in Maine - 1
111  Spring in Maine - 2
112  Wunderkammer XIII
113  Wunderkammer XIV
114  Wunderkammer XV
115  JOVIAL Programming Language
116  "Big Like a Soldier Officer"
117  TV Shows That Never Were - 1
118  Gecko Rejects Moth
119  TV Shows That Never Were - 2
120  The Story of Four

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WUNDERKAMMER XV

Getting down to the dregs of the boxes full of tools.  It is obvious that I saved and transported lots more stuff than I ever will use again.  However, some of it is valuable for the memories it represents.  Don’t laugh – someday you’ll get old and treasure what others might consider junk, too.

 

 

 

 

4" x 10" Trowel 

 4" x 10" Trowel

 

 

Trowel 4” x 10”

Trowel 4” x 10”

 

 

D&G Mfg. Co. Inc. was the manufacturer, but not at all sure what the “#53” means.  I actually did some concrete work and some drywall and plastering at our home in California.

 

 

 

 

Large Manual Drill 

 Large Manual Drill

 

 

Large manual drill

Large manual drill

 

 

Ended up with a pair of large manual drills.  I suspect I used both of them, judging by the number of bits I have lying around.

 

 

 

 

Small Manual Drill 

Small Manual Drill

 

 

Small manual drill

Small manual drill

 

 

Also ended up with two small manual drills.  They are both on the ancient side and very likely are hand-me-downs or maybe borrowed and never returned.  Are they yours?

 

 

 

 

Keyhole Saw

Magnetic Tack Hammer

 

 

Keyhole saw

Magnetic tack hammer

 

 

The keyhole saw has the original price tag.  It shows “BE” which I think is Builder’s Emporium and cost $6.99.  I’d guess I bought it in California in about 1970.  I have another that’s pretty rusty and was probably “lost” when I need one at that time.

The tack hammer was definitely bought at a Newberry’s store and has some writing that may be a date “6-4-xx” and a price “69?”.  I know there was a branch in Bessemer, MI where I spent some of my youth and this could be my first hammer.  I had a red toolbox in the early days, with a few basic tools.  Was it 69¢, or six dollars and some?  I’m guessing the former.

 

 

 

 

50' Metallic Tape

 50' Metallic Tape

 

 

50’ Metallic tape (front)

50’ Metallic tape (rear)

 

 

I spent many hours with the Michigan State Highway Department (MSHD) exercising a 50’ metallic tape just like this one.  That was back in the days when elevations and topography were measured by hand.  Now, most such things are done with aerial surveys.  The metallic tape is somewhat dangerous and cuts were not uncommon – especially when measurements were taken where automobiles were present.

 

 

 

 

Lufkin 100' Steel Tape

Lufkin 100' Steel Tape 

 

 

Lufkin 100’ Steel Tape

Lufkin 100’ Steel Tape

 

 

The steel tape was used for more precise measurements while the metallic tape was used where rough measurements were adequate.  As you can see, these Lufkin Rule Co. tapes were produced specifically for the MSHD and were so marked.  The tapes were retired as they experienced deformations or other challenges to precision.  I was fortunate to obtain retired tapes and I treasure them due to my affiliation with the MSHD (now Michigan Department of Transportation – MDOT).

 

 

 

 

Bruning Hand Level 

Millers Falls 6" Plane

 

 

Charles Bruning Co., Inc. Hand Level

Millers Falls Plane 6”

 

 

The Charles Bruning Co., Inc. hand level is another artifact of MSHD.  It has been handy a number of times, so has been useful as well as a treasure.

I bought the 6” plane so I know where it came from and I’ve used it a lot.  I am surprised that the original box still exists, but that will make it more valuable when the grand-ladies try to sell the tool on E-bay.

 

 

 

 

Swingline Heavy Duty Tacker

 Two-hole Paper Punch

 

 

Swingline Heavy Duty Tacker

Marvel 60 Two-Hole Punch

 

 

Both of these tools were used a lot.  I think the tacker was used to attach the metallic fire retardant layer to our roof when I re-roofed our house.  The two-hole punch was a necessity when paper was the standard storage medium (are you old enough to remember that).

 

 

 

 

AFTERWORD

OK, I’m ready to make you a promise!  Unless I live for a LOT more years and find a LOT more boxes in a LOT more corners, I don’t expect to bore you with more than **ONE** more Wunderkammer Ponogram.  Do I hear cheering?

Now, the next P-gram covers a brand new topic which will probably bore you at yet another level.

Remember, you can always review old favorites on www.sandinfamily.com – choose Ponograms for the latest one, or (Ponograms) Index for an index of the first 100 (I’ll update the index when [if] I make it to 120 (that’s p-gram numbers, not years).

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