The Final Days! 85th Anniversary BlowOut! Over 600 Items On-Sale. Our Story

Shine A Brighter Light

Turn your garage into Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca with this easy-to-install adjustable three-arm ceiling/task light that shines a stunning 6,000 lumens into garages, workshops, closets and storerooms. A total of (144) cool-white SMD LEDs—(48) in each of the arms—swivel 90 degrees to illuminate corners, crannies and projects. Screws into standard light sockets and requires no tools or wiring. Measures 11” x 3-3/4”, has an estimated 50,000-hour lifetime. Please note, these do not work with dimmers. ETL Certified. Better hurry—the AS&S staff are throwing away their regular light bulbs and buying these up like lobster tacos. As a bonus, it looks like a ceiling fan in a place like Rick’s Cafe Americain. If we can’t have Paris, at least we’ll always have surplus.

These sell out fast, so get yours today!

Not available for expedited shipping.



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6000-LUMEN GARAGE & CEILING LIGHT

Shine A Brighter Light

Turn your garage into Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca with this easy-to-install adjustable three-arm ceiling/task light that shines a stunning 6,000 lumens into garages, workshops, closets and storerooms. A total of (144) cool-white SMD LEDs—(48) in each of the arms—swivel 90 degrees to illuminate corners, crannies and projects. Screws into standard light sockets and requires no tools or wiring. Measures 11” x 3-3/4”, has an estimated 50,000-hour lifetime. Please note, these do not work with dimmers. ETL Certified. Better hurry—the AS&S staff are throwing away their regular light bulbs and buying these up like lobster tacos. As a bonus, it looks like a ceiling fan in a place like Rick’s Cafe Americain. If we can’t have Paris, at least we’ll always have surplus.

These sell out fast, so get yours today!

Not available for expedited shipping.



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$21.95 EACH
$24.50
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Oh, Boy

In 1958, Buddy Holly came out of radios like these. This retro version of the first transistor radios measures 4-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 1" in dark blue with a wire handle that doubles as an antenna. AM works better than the FM, but who listened to FM in 1958? Plenty loud (guaranteed to not fade away) with classic thumb-wheel tuning and volume. You add a pair of “AAA” batteries. To make things even more like 1958, carry the radio in your shirt pocket.

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RETRO STYLE TRANSISTOR RADIO

Oh, Boy

In 1958, Buddy Holly came out of radios like these. This retro version of the first transistor radios measures 4-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 1" in dark blue with a wire handle that doubles as an antenna. AM works better than the FM, but who listened to FM in 1958? Plenty loud (guaranteed to not fade away) with classic thumb-wheel tuning and volume. You add a pair of “AAA” batteries. To make things even more like 1958, carry the radio in your shirt pocket.

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$6.95 EACH
$7.95
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MUST HAVE AS&S ACCESSORY!

Jarvis says you need this! Kitchen conversions are easy with this 3" x 4" deluxe American Science & Surplus fridge magnet that lists everything from a tablespoon to a cup with the equivalent in ounces, tablespoons, teaspoons, milliliters and fractions of a cup. If your kids already have fridges of their own, you can buy extra magnets for them - unless they were the only kids on the block who knew how many ounces were in a cup. Kitchen Fun.

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MARVELOUS MEASURE MAGNET

MUST HAVE AS&S ACCESSORY!

Jarvis says you need this! Kitchen conversions are easy with this 3" x 4" deluxe American Science & Surplus fridge magnet that lists everything from a tablespoon to a cup with the equivalent in ounces, tablespoons, teaspoons, milliliters and fractions of a cup. If your kids already have fridges of their own, you can buy extra magnets for them - unless they were the only kids on the block who knew how many ounces were in a cup. Kitchen Fun.

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$0.75 EACH

Tiny Brushes

Teensy tiny brushes for cleaning teensy tiny tubes, airbrushes, spray guns, tattoo equipment, nozzles, etc. Think miniature bottle brushes. You get a set of (5) brushes: 1/32", 1/16", 3/32", 1/8" and 3/16" dia. All have nylon bristles, are 4" long, and are on a slip ring so you won't lose them.

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TINY NYLON BRUSHES SET 5

Tiny Brushes

Teensy tiny brushes for cleaning teensy tiny tubes, airbrushes, spray guns, tattoo equipment, nozzles, etc. Think miniature bottle brushes. You get a set of (5) brushes: 1/32", 1/16", 3/32", 1/8" and 3/16" dia. All have nylon bristles, are 4" long, and are on a slip ring so you won't lose them.

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$2.50 EACH
$2.95
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Button, Button...

who's got the button? You do, which means you don't have to go the drugstore when your watch, calculator, camera, radio or nearly anything else stops. Be prepared for electronic quitters with this 30-pack of button cell batteries in the most popular sizes. Our each is (6) AG1, (6) AG3, (6) AG4, (3) AG5, (3) AG12, and (6) AG13 batteries. (Some devices may call these G1, G2, etc., or have other arcane codes for these same sizes.) Brand new!

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ASSORTED BUTTON CELL BATTERIES

Button, Button...

who's got the button? You do, which means you don't have to go the drugstore when your watch, calculator, camera, radio or nearly anything else stops. Be prepared for electronic quitters with this 30-pack of button cell batteries in the most popular sizes. Our each is (6) AG1, (6) AG3, (6) AG4, (3) AG5, (3) AG12, and (6) AG13 batteries. (Some devices may call these G1, G2, etc., or have other arcane codes for these same sizes.) Brand new!

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$2.75 EACH
$3.25
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Light Up Your Ink

These light-up pens are one of the coolest things we’ve come across in a long time, but then again, look who’s saying that—a copywriter. But really, they’re hard not to love. Pull off the metal cap, put it on the other end and bam, the ballpoint is suddenly illuminated by tiny LEDs for all the midnight scribbling you can do! Pen measures 5” tip to tip, is all metallic, and feels nice in the hand and takes (4) AG4 batteries, included. Body is silver and cap, with a silver pocket clip, is either silver, black, white or red. Back end of the pen has a stylus, too. “It was a dark and stormy night…but really it wasn’t that dark because of this pen….”

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PEN WITH LED LIGHTS AND STYLUS

Light Up Your Ink

These light-up pens are one of the coolest things we’ve come across in a long time, but then again, look who’s saying that—a copywriter. But really, they’re hard not to love. Pull off the metal cap, put it on the other end and bam, the ballpoint is suddenly illuminated by tiny LEDs for all the midnight scribbling you can do! Pen measures 5” tip to tip, is all metallic, and feels nice in the hand and takes (4) AG4 batteries, included. Body is silver and cap, with a silver pocket clip, is either silver, black, white or red. Back end of the pen has a stylus, too. “It was a dark and stormy night…but really it wasn’t that dark because of this pen….”

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$1.00 EACH
$1.25
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Superior Rubber Bands

Because they gots more rubber content than your regular, non-superior rubber bands. It says so on the box. They're also slightly darker than "pale crepe gold" in color, which is your traditionally favored rubber band color. Our each is box of approx.(200) Alliance rubber bands, each a 7" long loop without stretching it, and 1/8" thick, in a tissue-style perf-top box. Really, really stretchy. Made in the USA!

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7" LONG 1/8" RUBBER BANDS 1LB BOX

Superior Rubber Bands

Because they gots more rubber content than your regular, non-superior rubber bands. It says so on the box. They're also slightly darker than "pale crepe gold" in color, which is your traditionally favored rubber band color. Our each is box of approx.(200) Alliance rubber bands, each a 7" long loop without stretching it, and 1/8" thick, in a tissue-style perf-top box. Really, really stretchy. Made in the USA!

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$1.50 EACH
$1.95
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Micro Chuck

A really small guy who lives....Whoops! Wrong Chuck. This one is a drill or rotary tool chuck with a 1/8" shank and fits bit sizes #60-#80 to facilitate handling tools with truly small shanks. Very handy in the modeling and electronics worlds.

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ROTARY TOOL MICRO CHUCK

Micro Chuck

A really small guy who lives....Whoops! Wrong Chuck. This one is a drill or rotary tool chuck with a 1/8" shank and fits bit sizes #60-#80 to facilitate handling tools with truly small shanks. Very handy in the modeling and electronics worlds.

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$3.75 EACH
$4.25
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Good Tweezers

This set of (6) tweezers is as useful as it looks daunting. The (6) stainless steel tweezers vary in size from 4-1/2" up to 7". Two of the tweezers have serrated tips one is inverse, one has a slide latch and the others are straight flat tip. The set comes in a clear front plastic carrying case. Good for model cars, planes or hard to reach splinters.

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STAINLESS STEEL 6-PIECE TWEEZERS SET

Good Tweezers

This set of (6) tweezers is as useful as it looks daunting. The (6) stainless steel tweezers vary in size from 4-1/2" up to 7". Two of the tweezers have serrated tips one is inverse, one has a slide latch and the others are straight flat tip. The set comes in a clear front plastic carrying case. Good for model cars, planes or hard to reach splinters.

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$6.75 EACH
$7.50
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Toy Train In A Tin Can

More fun than a canned ham, this flip-top storage tin has a train set inside, with a plastic steam engine, tender, boxcar and caboose, as well as a 12-piece track that forms a 10" x 22" oval. Tin and train car colors may vary. You add a "AA" battery and you're the engineer. 

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BATTERY OPERATED TRAIN IN A CAN

Toy Train In A Tin Can

More fun than a canned ham, this flip-top storage tin has a train set inside, with a plastic steam engine, tender, boxcar and caboose, as well as a 12-piece track that forms a 10" x 22" oval. Tin and train car colors may vary. You add a "AA" battery and you're the engineer. 

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$10.00 EACH
$11.85
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Might As Well Be Magic

Yes, there’s a scientific explanation, but we prefer to think this magnetizing/demagnetizing tool relies on magic. Stick a screwdriver head in the bottom, it’s magnetized. Stick it in the top, it’s demagnetized. Fun for the whole family. Measures 2” square x 1-1/4” with stair-step ports for blades of different sizes. Never drop a screw again.

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MAGNETIZING-DEMAGNETIZING TOOL

Might As Well Be Magic

Yes, there’s a scientific explanation, but we prefer to think this magnetizing/demagnetizing tool relies on magic. Stick a screwdriver head in the bottom, it’s magnetized. Stick it in the top, it’s demagnetized. Fun for the whole family. Measures 2” square x 1-1/4” with stair-step ports for blades of different sizes. Never drop a screw again.

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$3.75 EACH
$4.25
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Plumb Cheap

Our each is a set of (4) removable sink strainers with stainless steel mesh wells and flat rims. The set includes (1) 4-1/2" dia for 2-1/4" drains, (1) 2-3/4" dia for 1-1/8" drains, and (2) 2" dia for 3/4" drains.

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4-PACK ALL PURPOSE SINK STRAINERS

Plumb Cheap

Our each is a set of (4) removable sink strainers with stainless steel mesh wells and flat rims. The set includes (1) 4-1/2" dia for 2-1/4" drains, (1) 2-3/4" dia for 1-1/8" drains, and (2) 2" dia for 3/4" drains.

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$1.95 EACH
$2.45
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Medical Treatment, While You Wait

Using a word like “beautiful” to describe our newly arrived First Aid Kits seems wrong. But it’s right. They’re beautiful, and useful. Come in (2) sizes, with a sturdy, lightweight red nylon case that proclaims them “Paramedic Approved.”

You pick: the Small kit, which measures 6” x 8” x 3”, with (19) different items and (53) pieces total;

the Medium kit, 7-1/2” x 9” x 3”, including (28) items and (103) pieces total.

All contain the requisite First Aid booklet, bandages, cotton, antiseptic wipe, tape, shears, tweezers, gloves, saline, splinter probes and an emergency blanket (among other essentials), but the Medium kit containS more specialized items, such as burn gel and fever scan strips. Any size is great to have at home, and anywhere you’re on

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156-PIECE FIRST AID KIT 8-1/2" X 10-1/2" X 5"

Medical Treatment, While You Wait

Using a word like “beautiful” to describe our newly arrived First Aid Kits seems wrong. But it’s right. They’re beautiful, and useful. Come in (2) sizes, with a sturdy, lightweight red nylon case that proclaims them “Paramedic Approved.”

You pick: the Small kit, which measures 6” x 8” x 3”, with (19) different items and (53) pieces total;

the Medium kit, 7-1/2” x 9” x 3”, including (28) items and (103) pieces total.

All contain the requisite First Aid booklet, bandages, cotton, antiseptic wipe, tape, shears, tweezers, gloves, saline, splinter probes and an emergency blanket (among other essentials), but the Medium kit containS more specialized items, such as burn gel and fever scan strips. Any size is great to have at home, and anywhere you’re on

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Great Blade

Jewelers have the best looking tools. This ultra-slim knife is 4-1/2" long OA, with a flat metal handle that comes in assorted colors (our choice). The short, broad blade is honed to fit into the slit in a watch case and pop the back off easily. It doesn't fold into itself, but does come in a protective vinyl sleeve for storage. Blade is made of 440 Stainless Steel and is very sharp.

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JEWELERS WATCH CASE KNIFE

Great Blade

Jewelers have the best looking tools. This ultra-slim knife is 4-1/2" long OA, with a flat metal handle that comes in assorted colors (our choice). The short, broad blade is honed to fit into the slit in a watch case and pop the back off easily. It doesn't fold into itself, but does come in a protective vinyl sleeve for storage. Blade is made of 440 Stainless Steel and is very sharp.

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$2.25 EACH
$2.65
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SURPRISE!!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! Mystery boxes of stuff like what you see in the catalog. Maybe we had a little left but not enough to continue the listing. Maybe we only got a few as part of an odd lot. Maybe we lost some, and just found them in the warehouse. You will get items which originally listed for at least $25.00 total in our catalog (or would have, if we had enough). You pick. The “electro-mechanical” box has things like motors, switches, hardware and components that are useful parts but want to be worked into something bigger. The “consumer” box has more ready-to-go type items, and things that don’t have as technical a flavor, like bottles, toys, books, and giant rubber bands. The fun is in the mystery and surprise. Perfect if you don’t know what to give Aunt Maude and Uncle Ned, or if you can’t decide how to bring your order up to the minimum. Every couple of months the contents will keep changing, so even if you have gotten a box before, feel free to order again! (Please note: Ordering multiple boxes at the same time will result in duplicate items.)

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CONSUMER SURPRISE BOX

SURPRISE!!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! Mystery boxes of stuff like what you see in the catalog. Maybe we had a little left but not enough to continue the listing. Maybe we only got a few as part of an odd lot. Maybe we lost some, and just found them in the warehouse. You will get items which originally listed for at least $25.00 total in our catalog (or would have, if we had enough). You pick. The “electro-mechanical” box has things like motors, switches, hardware and components that are useful parts but want to be worked into something bigger. The “consumer” box has more ready-to-go type items, and things that don’t have as technical a flavor, like bottles, toys, books, and giant rubber bands. The fun is in the mystery and surprise. Perfect if you don’t know what to give Aunt Maude and Uncle Ned, or if you can’t decide how to bring your order up to the minimum. Every couple of months the contents will keep changing, so even if you have gotten a box before, feel free to order again! (Please note: Ordering multiple boxes at the same time will result in duplicate items.)

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$10.50 EACH
$11.50
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Liquid Velcro®

Not just hooking-and-looping anymore, Velcro® brand now makes adhesive for plastics. Our each is a 1-oz tube for porous and non-porous materials, including PVC, plastics, rubber and leather. Permanent and fast-drying, they say.

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MULTI-USE VELCRO GLUE 1 OZ TUBE

Liquid Velcro®

Not just hooking-and-looping anymore, Velcro® brand now makes adhesive for plastics. Our each is a 1-oz tube for porous and non-porous materials, including PVC, plastics, rubber and leather. Permanent and fast-drying, they say.

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$2.50 EACH
$2.95
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Like Watching Glue Dry?

Not us, which is why we prefer this fast-drying Permatex® super glue. Ours comes in a 1-oz applicator bottle. Dries clear and will bond aluminum, acrylics, metal, plastic, vinyl, leather, rubber and more, including fingers, so try to be neat.

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PERMATEX FAST-BONDING SUPER GLUE

Like Watching Glue Dry?

Not us, which is why we prefer this fast-drying Permatex® super glue. Ours comes in a 1-oz applicator bottle. Dries clear and will bond aluminum, acrylics, metal, plastic, vinyl, leather, rubber and more, including fingers, so try to be neat.

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$3.50 EACH
$3.95
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Necklace Knife

This rounded 2” karambit-style blade, called the Hideaway Knife, comes in a quick-release, hard shell sheath that’s olive tan to match the hand grip. Blade looks like the talon of an eagle, and you can hang it (in the sheath), around your neck (black beaded necklace included), or stuff it into your boot or pocket.

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2” KARAMBIT-STYLE KNIFE WITH SHEATH

Necklace Knife

This rounded 2” karambit-style blade, called the Hideaway Knife, comes in a quick-release, hard shell sheath that’s olive tan to match the hand grip. Blade looks like the talon of an eagle, and you can hang it (in the sheath), around your neck (black beaded necklace included), or stuff it into your boot or pocket.

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$5.95 EACH
$7.50
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