This nostalgia-prompting, zinc-plated aluminum single sheave pulley is made (and so marked) for a clothesline, which is what people dried clothes on before there were driers. If you had two of these, you could run a clothesline to the kitchen window of the tenement across the street and have something to tell your grandkids about. Measures 3-1/2" dia x 1/2" ID on a 3/4" wide x 2-1/2" bracket and comes with a 4" long x 7/8" ID J-hook for mounting outside the kitchen window.
Like the ones Johnny Carson wore? No, like the ones the Swiss military uses to handle Nuclear, Biological or Chemical stuff. NBC. These are new, still in the package, olive drab-ish, in a mysterious plastic-like material, 18-3/8” long x 7-1/2” wide, and are constructed like mittens with index fingers, the better to free up your trigger-finger, we assume. Our each is (3) pairs, complete with rubber loops to secure them to your forearms. When worn, they give you an (uncooked) lobster-like appearance, so costumers take a hint.
Very much a classic magic trick set, but in a little 5-1/2” x 4” x 2-1/4” tin. Hardly seems possible, but it contains more than (25) tricks, including vase and ball, mystery computer, floating hearts, balls and cup, disappearing coin, nail box and a buncha card tricks. Includes a 32-page instruction booklet, too.
Turns out Galileo didn’t invent his thermometer, but don’t tell anybody. Best to keep quiet and just order this version, which would make for a great showcase piece in your family room, study, bedroom or desk at work. Ancient technology meets colorful modern art. Measures 12-3/4" tall x 1-7/8” dia in clear glass with (5) globes filled with red, green, orange and two shades of blue liquid that float up and down to indicate the temperature. Marked between 64 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, in 4-degree increments.
Well, Sargent Art® Colored Pencils do, anyway. Here are a dozen of them, 7” long with 3.3mm leads in white, brown, red, magenta, orange, yellow, light and dark green, light and dark blue, purple and black.
From the always cutting-edge iZoom® people, this bulbous light has a 1.5W COB LED inside that puts out 150 lumens. The whole bulb lights up like, well, a light bulb with a flat bottom, but swivel the end and the LED points out and it’s a flashlight. Has a 3-lb magnet to hold it in the bulb incarnation, and a fold-out hook for hanging. Has a 4-hour life on a set of (3) “AAA” batteries, which are included. Measures 6" long x 3" dia at the widest part of the bulb shape.
We don’t know what it means either, but it’s written on this package of excellent wood-handled nylon-bristle artists’ brushes. You’ll get (6) in graduated sizes from approx 1” down to approx 1/4”. Lengths range from 9” to approx 8-1/2”. Made in Japan by Yinghua.
Doesn’t happen much, but it’s a subtle transition. This thick-walled clear glass bottle stands 8-3/8” tall and holds 8 oz (230ml, about). Measures 1-7/8” square at the bottom and rounds up to shoulder about 1-1/2” below the black-plastic, gasketed screw cap.
This clever spherical puzzle spins on multiple axes with blue and green segments and a gray equator. Made in Arkansas for folks 8+ who want to exercise their brain in the round. Measures 5” dia, including the slightly obtruding equator.
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