This last Saturday was the long anticipated Community Yard Sale out at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds! WooooHoooo! Lots of cool stuff, great deals and just a ton of fun. All of the fairgrounds buildings are opened up and filled with tables full of yard sale stuff, collectibles, junk, and what-not-what-have-you's. In short, Great Stuff!
Three of the treasures that I hauled home were a great old anchor, a bag of old bike parts, and a vintage padlock. We also scored a great old 1940's electric desk clock, a 1930's cast elephant on depression glass tray, a silver Egyptian scarab spoon, a 2 1/2 lb bronze cleat............ you get the idea!
I noticed an old nylon bicycle handlebar bag under a table that looked like it was full of "stuff". Closer inspection revealed 2 Campagnolo rear deraileurs, 2 Campagnolo down-tube shifters, some Campy cable routers, two sets of brakes, a Shimano Derailleur, four new-old Christophe leather toe straps and a new-old set of Christophe toe clips!!!!! Four dollars and it was "Mine, All-mine!". Great stuff!
The anchor is a small one, about 5 pounds. It's pretty unique and will end up as an anchor for the dinghy. It's old. Most likely pre-1950's, and I'm guessing 1940's on back a ways. I've never seen one exactly like it.
The lock is an old 'Independent Lock Company" lock with the original key. This will find it's way out to the boat as well. I love theses old locks. If you've got a hasp to lock, you might as well use a lock that looks like it came from the right time period.
We had a great time and now it'll be a whole year until the next one........... but until then, there's the Wooden Boat Foundation Marine Swap next month! Stay tuned...............
Just one more picture of those great Campy parts :)