Saturday, June 23, 2012
After doing laundry, I spent the day at an auction in Oxford. I spent $1 for an old can of Nourse oil in excellent condition, $1 for a complete set of trowels for concrete work, $6 for an antique kerosene can, and $5 for a grinder. The grinder was the score of the day. It's the kind that was used in machine shops a hundred years ago, built to run off an overhead line shaft. I opened the bidding at five dollars and nobody else wanted it. I probably could have had it for $1, but it was still the deal of the day as far as I'm concerned. The plan, if I live long enough, is someday to set up an old time shop with line shaft equipment.