And no I don't mean nose picker.
I went to a unique garage sale on Friday at an older house with a rickety old garage. The old man had a bunch of stuff sitting outside the garage, but after I started talking to him a bit and he saw that I was interested in his stuff (he said some people had stopped by and said it was all junk), he invited me into his garage and started showing me other stuff in there that he wanted to get rid of. Stuff that wasn't originally part of the sale! I felt like Mike and Frank from the American Pickers show.
First thing I spotted was this copper boiler. I've always wanted one of these to throw wood into or keep in my living room for warm, comfy throws or whatever. I just wanted one.
Linda at Itsy Bits & Pieces had an ingenious and very cute idea to put a moon face on her old clock, so I had that thought in the back of my mind when I saw this guy.
This clock was made by the Hammond Clock Company that produced clocks between 1928 and 1941. Hammond Clock Company was eventually changed to Hammond Instrument Company when they started producing Hammond organs. Remember the Hammond organs from The Price Is Right?
This clock started out being $10.00 when I first asked about it. He quickly reduced it to $5.00 when he saw I wasn't going to be paying $10.00. And then when I asked him if it worked and he plugged it in and it didn't, he lowered the price to $3.00. I thought my husband could probably get it to work since he likes electronic stuff, so I bought it anyhow.
When I got home I Googled the clock company and found out that a unique feature of their electric clocks were that they were not self starting. If you had a power outage you had to push and twist a button on the clock to restart it and then reset it to the correct time. They thought that was a benefit rather than have the clock start back up with the wrong time when the power came back on.
So long story short, I tried the trick and it works like a charm.
Napcoware made a whole line of matching turkey table items (salt & peppers, soup tureens, napkin holders, etc) in both this colored version and a plane white version.