Hey, steampunk! We got your bag-o-gears right here, mostly the sort of thing that went into clocks and watches before quartz crystals and cell phones, when stuff was much cooler. But wait. Don't plan on building an actual machine with these gears--they're strictly decorative. No one will know that, though, when these industrial beauties are hanging from a chain around your neck. You get about (20) gears and flywheels in sizes ranging from 1/4" to maybe 1-1/4" in brass, bronze and gold tones.
Our favorite rubber horse's head mask might unsettle the other folks on the bus, but don't let that stop you. Measures 17" long from genuine fake horse-hair mane to wide open nostrils and mouth, which are open so you can see through them. (You really have to see this on someone to appreciate it!) This colt's a sorrel/bay - OK, brown - with a white blaze and great big eyes. Looks a little like he's not real happy about going into the gate. Wear it with, yes, jockey shorts.
Unfortunately this grand assortment of flags from America's past came without explanatory text - or maybe that's fortunate. Might make a challenging research project for a young historian. Cloth flags, about 4" x 6" (sizes vary slightly), on 10-1/2" gold plastic staffs. They even come from a U.S. manufacturer! Not all are U.S. national flags, but as near as we can tell all are part of American history. You'll get a shipment of (5) different flags. Wave on!
6-1/2" x 40" plastic banners with Mother Goose design and "Happy Birthday" message. Perfect for parties, if a tad obvious. They could be dust covers for control panels, because every day at work is a celebration.
You won't find any of those dinky little paper umbrellas in the drinks at our office luaus. We use these 4-1/2" dia plastic bumbershoots on top of long straws to decorate our all-day daiquiris. You get (4) umbrellas in assorted colors, plus (100) plastic bendy straws, 9" x 3/16". The straws are a little weak so you'll find that they stand up best with the bendy part is toward the bottom.
Blow 'em up and stick your regular, non-inflatable feet inside these 6" wide x 15" long skeleton feet and you'll be creepy from the ankles down. One size fits all, including kids, and pay no attention to that "They Squeak!!" on the box, because these are the non-squeaking surplus versions. Still snazzy, though.
These little (3-3/4" long) spoons aren't tan but they are good for beach and pool situations since they're plastic. In a smart, shiny bronze finish, they're a nice throw-away party item, and also great for the craft room (dash of glitter, anyone?), sand castle fine-tuning, or as an alternative material for popsicle stick models. Anyone can make a log cabin out of sticks. Few can pull it off with tiny plastic spoons. You'll get (100) of them for under three bucks, which means you can create an entire settlement.
Actually, you won't have to if you own this 4-piece set of clear glass tumblers with a black skull and crossbones above the word POISON on them. Measure 6" tall and hold 12 oz, not the 16 oz marked on the surplus-creating package. (Also marked "Use for cold beverages only/hand wash only" so those skulls may not be dishwasher-proof.) We’d mention that they’re perfect for Halloween parties if it weren’t so obvious.
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