Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Antique Sale Treasures

I found a lot of unique, odd and bizarre items at the rummage sale I went to on Friday. Above is my most bizarre find. What is it? Answer at the bottom of this post.

The above item didn't strike me as odd until the antique dealer told me what it was used for. Hint: It fits on the end of a pole. Answer at the bottom of the post.

I was planning on spending the afternoon with my friend Jill Shulse when she called me and asked if I wanted to go to an antique sale with her. She did a preview on the way to an appointment and said they had just the kind of stuff that I would like. Jill didn't have to ask me twice. I cruised to her house and we were on our way.

There was three wagons full of antique bits and pieces. Assemblage parts galore!

"Look Jill casters" I exclaimed giddy with excitement.

Hmmm I wonder what Jill has found. Maybe I should go over there and check it out!

These are the treasures that I left with plus a salesman's sample window (not pictured). Thank you Jill for sharing your sale with me :)

Afterwards Jill and I visited at her house. Popeye sat on my lap and his pug brother Junior sat on Jill's. Another fun day with Jill!

The first item above was a homemade device to put on a calf, so that when it wanted to nurse on the mother she wouldn't let it. Looks dumb to me, I wonder if that farmer's cow developed mastitis or tetanus when it was poked with the nail. I thought it would be a good base for an interesting assemblage piece.

The second item went on the end of a pole and was used to hook into the nose ring of a bull to lead it around. Anyone have any piercings that they would like to be led around by ? LOL!

2 comments:

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

LOve your Junk treasures! Great blog, Tootles, Janna

vintage.star said...

oh, i guessed that the first piece was somehow put on the end of a pole and then used by a person walking around a park or something to pick up trash. never had i considered the poor cow who was no longer able to milk from his mother.