18-2AWG REPLACEMENT CORD
A 6-foot 18-2AWG line cord, most likely just the thing to connect your electric shaver, TV, video game or the boombox of your lost youth. Has a standard 120VAC two pin non-grounded plug
TAN TOTE BAG WITH POCKETS
Dandy light-tan canvas tote, and you don’t even have to pledge anything to public television to get it in the mail. (Also no logo.) Measures 19" x 10" x 5" wide with 11” handles, a full-length zipper closure, a waterproof plastic insert in the bottom, and an extra, snap-closed, 7-3/4” deep pocket on one side.
LOCTITE® EXTREME GLUE
From the glue guys at Loctite®, these tubes of clear “Extreme Repair” glue come in tubes of just over half an ounce. Will begin to set in five minutes and fully cure in 24 hours. Mfr says good for hard and soft material and is water, UV, vibration and impact-resistant, but not recommended for metal-to-metal, rubber or hard-to-bond plastics like PE, PP or PTFE.
5” TALL CLEAR GLASS JAR
It’s asking for it. Our clear glass jar measures 5” tall x 2-3/16” dia with a 1-3/8” dia neck and a 1” ID mouth. Holds approx 6 oz, and comes with a matching cork, because it would be stupid if it came with a cork that didn’t match.
CLASSIC CANVAS MAP CASE
Once upon a time, people positioned themselves on the globe with maps you could fold up. If that warms the cockles of your orienteering heart, get yourself this black canvas map case. Measures 20” x 16-1/2” with a clear window on one side (for rainy day wandering) and a flap with (5) pencil holders on the back. Folds to an easy-to-carry 11” long x 6” wide with an adjustable and detachable 42” shoulder strap. Lots of hook-n-loop strips keep it together. Best of all, if you get lost you can do your own recalculating.
CAM BUCKLES FOR 3/4” STRAPPING
In the wine? No, on the narrow strapping. These zinc-plated, spring-loaded cam buckles are 3/4” ID and measure 1-3/8" long x 3/8" thick with a hefty 450-lb capacity, assuming you use the right sort of strap.
A DINOSAUR NAMED SUE BOOK
No, we don’t know her last name, but Sue, the world’s favorite T. rex, lives right here in Chicago. And now the folks at the Field Museum of Natural History have written a 49-page illustrated paperback devoted to Sue’s discovery and preservation. A Dinosaur Named Sue--the find of the century is a Scholastic Reader, level 4. (“First chapter books for advanced beginners.”)
18” X 72” DRY ERASE ROLL
Turn any flat surface, from old blackboards to ordinary walls, into a dry-erase board with our white dry-erase sheet material. Just peel the self-adhesive backing off and apply to any smooth surface to create a conference room anywhere. From meeting room to playroom, it’s easily removable, reusable, and safe for painted surfaces. And the price of this 18” wide x 6-feet long x .003” thick, is a real bargain when compared to the retail price.
STACKING CANISTERS AND STORAGE BOX
Our each is (1) snap-lid clear plastic storage box with (6) compartments holding (28) 1-1/4” threaded stacking canisters to keep those hard-to-manage beads in. You’ll get (26) containers at 11/16” deep; and (2) containers at 1-3/4” deep. Not a beader? Use them for insects, glitter, colored sand, tacks, fishing flies, diamonds or your collection of homemade flavored lip glosses. Storage box measures 10-3/4” x 5-1/4” x 1-3/4, and the compartment dividers are removable.
32-FOOT STICKY MEASURING TAPE
Not in bad taste, but paper tape that will stick to a surface when keeping a measurement is just as important as taking one. This 32-foot x 15/16” wide measuring tape has the stickiness of a post-it note so it will stay put while you drill or cut, or whatever. Marked in 1/16” increments, it’s particularly handy for hanging pictures. Made in Canada, where they know how to stick with things.
HELIX® 2-FOOT STEEL RULER
Accept no amateur rulers. But seriously, this 24-inch professional steel ruler from Helix® is cork-backed, and marked in 1/32” increments for the first two inches, 1/64” for the third, and 1/16” for the rest. Also shows 60cm x 0.5mm for the first 10cm, and 1mm for the remainder. Markings are etched, so they won’t rub off with use.
It’s a whetstone for sharpening knives and no, it doesn’t need to be wet to use. (“Whet” means to hone.) This one is small, pocket knife-size. Some folks use a little mineral oil, but that isn’t necessary either. This stone is 220-grit, and measures 3-7/8" x 1" x 1/2". Lay it on a wet paper or cloth towel, so it doesn’t slip, then pull your blade across it a dozen times on each side with the edge tipped to a about 22-1/2-degree angle or less, which you approximate by standing it up at 90 degrees, then tipping it halfway to 45, then halfway again.
2-FOOT NATURAL CORK ROLLS
Who knows what those drawer liners from the big chain stores are made of. We suggest going all natural and organic with these 12" x 24" x 1/8" thick rolls of fine-grain natural cork, genlty stripped from the outside of actual cork trees. Count your drawers and buy in bulk.
MEDIC BAG WITH SHOULDER STRAP
You don’t have to be a medic to appreciate this rubberized medic’s bag from, we suspect but aren’t posilutely sure, Uncle Sam. In deep olive drab, 8" x 5" x 4-3/4", with a hook-and-loop closure on top, an adjustable 64” shoulder strap and 1-3/8” belt loops on two sides. We like it for toting lunch or anything else you need to keep dry (your powder?) in the woods.
32VDC PC BOARD COB LEDS
Is mighty bright, actually, and warm white. Our COB LEDs are 5/8" dia, mounted on PC boards that measure approx 1-1/8" x 3/4". Nominally rated at 32VDC up to 1A, with heat-sink backings. Best with a constant current supply, which will draw 170mA or use a current limiting resistor and a heat sink.
POTATO-THEMED SCIENCE KIT
Our very first science kit devoted exclusively to potatoes and potato chips. Potato Chip Science by A. Kurzweil & Son includes a 96-page book with potato-based science projects using the eponymous tubers, bags, chips, lids and tubes. We’re talking (29) experiments focused on the physics, biology, earth science and chemistry of spuds. Includes plastic lids, packing peanuts, zinc and copper electrodes, a digital clock and sound modules, a cardboard box base, plastic knife and plastic tube. You add simple household items, and potatoes.
28PSI PARKER DIAPHRAGM AIR PUMP
Pumps air, too. From Parker, this unused takeout 12VDC double air/gas diaphragm pump draws 100-200mA and can push 28psi or suck 25"/Hg through two sets of 3/16” dia barbs. Long-life and ideal for high-flow and low-noise applications. Measures 3-5/8" x 3" x 1-1/4". Made in USA. Part#D861-22-OZ
ROLODEX™ PENCIL CUP
If you’re in the phone directory biz, what do you do when everybody has all their contacts on their phone? You make pencil cups. Nice ones, too. This one, from Rolodex™, is 6-1/2” tall x 4” dia in black steel mesh on a cherry-esque wooden base. Marked “Jumbo,” so feel free to bring all your pencils.
ADAPTER, 12VDC / 1.7Amp / 5.5mm FEMALE CENTER POSITIVE PLUG
There is an entire class of transformers that surplus dealers call "AC Adapters." What we really mean is transformers that plug directly into the wall (primary voltage 110 VAC), and via a cord and/or plug provide various levels of output current at variou s voltages. It is a rare buyer of surplus that gets the plug configuration he/she wants, and many get snipped off (plugs that is). They are handy power supplies, battery charging units, substitutes for batteries in toys and games, or for providing safe il lumination to models and displays. Be sure to note whether the output is AC or DC (Direct Current, like a battery) and whether it can provide enough current for your application. Unless otherwise noted, all are suitable for indoor use only. Stick with us and you'll get the hang of adapting to AC...and at much lower prices than your friendly appliance/game/computer/calculator shop asks. Unless otherwise noted, all adapters are for 115 volt AC primaries, and all have about 6 ft. cords. (MA=Milliamp) (A=Ampere) (VDC= Volts DC) (VAC= Volts AC).
72" LONG BUNGEE CORD 10-PACK
Mega-bungee cords. Just the ticket for tying down motorcycles, refrigerators, or large marsupials. (Tie your kangaroo down, boys!) Our each is a package of (10) of these monsters, approx 1/2" dia x 6-feet long, (Yes 6 Feet!) in black with green accents (colors may change), with 1" x 2-1/2" hooks on both ends. That's almost 8-LBS of bungees and just under two bucks apiece. Outstanding!
3" CORK RING, THIN, 3" X 2" I.D. X 1/4" THICK
Natural cork, right from those strange trees, in perfect rings. We're thinking pads, gaskets, bumpers, arts and crafts projects, insulators, or all-natural, metal-detector-safe jewelry. You pick from 2" OD x 1" ID rings that are 1/4" or 3/8" thick; or 3" OD x 2" ID rings that are 1/4" or 3/8" thick. Note that the Thins (below) are 1/4" thick, and the Thicks (below) are 3/8" thick. Got that?
This isn't a book, but it's definitely book-ish. Looks like a leather-bound volume from the Bodleian but it's just a little wooden box, approx 8-1/2" x 5" x 2" (7" x 3-7/8" x 1-5/8" inside) that's perfect for stashing the jewels, cash, or whatever you need to stash in plain sight on the shelves.
Well, if you had a crystal ball, you'd be able to see that there's a crystal ball in your future, and you'd know not to pass up this very, very nice glass gazing ball. It's 4-1/4" dia (and heavy) and comes with a footed dark-wood stand that spins smoothly. The stand is just over 3" dia. Together, the ball and stand are 6-1/4" tall. Comes in a presentation and storage box. The perfect accessory for your next fortune-telling gig.
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.
3 PIECE TITANIUM FLATWARE
Sterling silver is so over. Today's bride is picking this modern pattern of a pure titanium fork, knife and spoon in a matte gray finish, so it's equally at home in the forest or dining room. Won't tire you out eating or weigh down the backpack at a mere 14 grams per piece. Measure 6" long and they come on a small titanium carabiner. Matte finish makes for a sure grip, too. You should probably get a service for 12.
EYEGLASS MAINTENANCE KIT
Optometrical fans will appreciate the small eye chart on the lid of this 2-1/2” x 3-5/8” x 1-1/4” tin, but they’ll see the light with the contents: a 1/2 oz spray bottle of cleaning fluid; a microfiber cloth; and a tiny eye-glasses-sized screwdriver on a 7/8” split ring.
NATURAL PINE MINI CHEST
In the traditional arch-top piratical shape, this mini-chest measures 4-3/4” long x 3” tall x 2-3/8” deep with a hinged top and a little gold-tone clasp in front. In sanded but unfinished pine, ready to decorate. Handy for small presents (gift cards sit up nicely inside), cleverly and classily displaying business cards, storing jewels or interring gerbils.
DEER STAND COVER
Don’t let Bambi catch you sitting in a tree. This nylon deer-stand cover has a dark forest camo motif (in case the woods are lovely, dark and deep) and is 47” tall x 128" circumference with (15) foot-long tie-down cords on the bottom. Go hide. Or cover something else with it: furniture, a stash of food, bicycles, wood piles, grills--stuff like that.
13,000 RPM 6VDC MOTOR
This 3-6VDC motor operates optimally at 6VDC, draws 450mA no load, stalls at approx 2.4A and spins at about 13K rpm. Measures 2" long x 1-1/16" dia with a little 3/8" dia x 5/16" 12-tooth gear. Simple +/- leads are wired to a double jack that can easily be cut off or jumped. Leads are 14” long.
DURO ART PAINT BRUSHES
And you can’t lose. Really. Five bucks buys you (4) good quality artists’ paint brushes, 5” to 12” in length, from an extremely assorted collection. You’ll get sable, nylon, ox hair or camel hair, long or short, very fine to very wide, round to flat, in sizes from very fine to very wide, all from Duro Art Industries in Chicago. Gives you something to look forward to.
EAGLE HEAD-HANDLED JUMP ROPE
Grab ahold of your patriotism and get fit at the same time with this woven nylon jump rope with wooden eagle heads for handles. Blue rope is 80” long x 3/16" dia, and eagle heads are 6” long, with nicely carved features in eagle-authentic colors. We suggest you chant “U-S-A” as you jump to keep your rhythm in time.
WEATHER RESISTANT 9-LED FLASHLIGHT
This small, but mighty, 9-LED flashlight has a glow-in-the-dark switch so you can, duh, find it in the dark when you need it. Measures 4" long x approx 1" dia with a 4" wriststrap and the GITD push-button switch on the non-business end. Weather resistant. Comes with (3) "AAA" batteries. We'll pick one in brushed or anodized blue aluminum, silver, green camo or black.
COLLAPSIBLE LED LANTERN
An exhausted physicist. Also this 3-1/4" dia camping lantern. Stands 5” tall with fold-down handles, but pull up those handles and reveal the super-bright, a whopping 600 lumen COB LED light inside. Turns on when you open it, and has a small compass on top so you can see where you’re going. Measures approx 7” open and will shine for approx (6) hours with a trio of “AA” batteries, which are included. In utilitarian gray ABS plastic.
COMPACT AIR COMPRESSOR WITH ADAPTERS
Just out from under the auspices of Motor Trend Magazine, this little 12VDC 5A air compressor has a 10-foot cigarette-plug cord, approx (9) feet of corrugated hose, and (5) adapter nozzles for air mattresses, rafts, beach balls, like that. (No Schrader valve, which is the car and bike tire one.) Inflates and deflates right quickly, and stores in its own pouch, 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/4". Note that the packaging/manual list different Amp and PSI values, but that's how items become surplus!
GREEN GITD PARACORD ROPE
Smart campers buy glow-in-the-dark rope. You'll get (100) feet of 5/32" dia 7-strand paracord with a 220-lb working load, a 660-lb breaking point, and a nice light green glow-tone. Handy for not tripping at the campsite, and for rustling cattle in the dark, as long as they weigh less than 660 lbs.
13 OUNCE CLEAR GLASS JAR WITH LID
Clear glass, holds 13 ounces and measures approx 5” tall x 3” dia with a 2-1/4” ID mouth and a plastic gasketed brown screw cap. Like a small peanut-butter jar from before they used plastic, which some of us can even remember.
100 LB TEST PARACORD
Micro tactical cord measures .046" (1.18mm) dia on 125-foot spools. Made in the USA by Atwood Rope Mfg., it's UV and rot resistant with a 100-lb test strength. Lotsa solid and blended colors and we'll just grab (3) different-colored spools for you to save you the trip to our warehouse.
10 X 25 MONOCULAR
Than the naked eye. This honey of a 10 x 25 monocular from Celestron™ measures 4-1/2" x 1-3/8" dia, has a folding eye-cup and comes with a belt-loop case. Also has a wrist strap, chamois and a tiny bonus LED flashlight that will need (4) fresh button-cell batteries on account of this is surplus and that’s why it’s a bargain.
60CC THUMB GRIP SYRINGE
Nice big, 60cc/2+ oz, polypropylene syringe is graduated in 5cc and 1/2 oz increments. Plunger has a black rubber gasket and a thumb ring at the top. Measures 6-1/2" long overall with a 1-7/16" x 5/32" ID nozzle with a cap. Handy in the shop, kitchen or craft room for gluing or decorating.