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Posted 5 years ago


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Some odd things that eccentric packrats tend to accumulate over time.

Top is a skeleton key and fob from the Hotel Alexandria in Los Angeles. I found it in an antique shop in Oil City, Pa. The Alexandria was quite a place in its heyday, but I believe it has been transformed into low income housing.

Second is a Boyd's Galvanic Battery that I dug out of a local dump. Not as terribly uncommon as one might think, they were all the rage among the electrotherapy crowd. It was to be worn on a chain around the neck. I have tried polishing it to its original brilliance, but I dislodge on of the discs from the frame every time. I will just leave it be. It's operators manual can be viewed here:

Lastly is a fold up button hooking tool given out as a premium by the Pure Water Supply Company in Pittsburgh. Offered on the handle by the company is:

Pure Ice
Pure Water
P&A 972 Main
Bell 1431 Court
14 First Ave.

Can't remember where I acquired this.

Thanks for looking!



  1. eccentric1 eccentric1, 5 years ago
    Thanks mustangtony!
  2. eccentric1 eccentric1, 5 years ago
    Thanks kindly Hedgewalker and blunderbuss2!
  3. eccentric1 eccentric1, 5 years ago
    Thanks much AR8Jason and pops52. Genuinely appreciated.
  4. eccentric1 eccentric1, 5 years ago
    Thanks much BHock45 and BELLIN68 !

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