Friday, October 14, 2011

1940'S BAKELITE POOL / BILLIARD BALLS

Today it's vintage pool balls (billiard balls)
I found these in a thrift store in a modern billard ball box.
I can't believe someone would replace these with new ones and donate them...
My guess is 1940's bakelite.
They have this amazing yellow glow about them.   The numbers also seem to float inside them.
Anyone know for sure how to get the age of them?   I don't think the cue ball is ivory, but either way, it's an awesome score.   Now I wish I had table to play them on...   

Thursday, October 13, 2011

P. J. MIETH PUNCH RITE 403 HOLE PUNCH

Today it's a cool hole punch.
I had been looking for a nice old one that made a small hole.
This is the type that a railroad conductor would use to punch your ticket.
finger ring welded to it, not sure that came stock.
P. J. Mieth Manufacturing.   Punch Rite 403.  The original owner made sure his name was on it too.
And the nice little holes is makes...   If you like super well made vintage gear, then this might be for you too..

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

AMERICAN PENCIL CO. "DIABOLO" 134 MEDIUM

Today it's a just a simple pencil.
I actually picked this one up because of the that little piece of metal on the tip of the pencil.
Diabolo!   Copying 134 Medium.
I wanted something I could carry in my pocket without the tip breaking.
It's just an added bonus I get this cool vintage pencil with it.
Why they don't make stuff like this now is beyond me?   What a great way to keep your pencil from breaking.
It's little stuff like this that truly make the finishing touches for the Vintage Gear Guy!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

GOEBEL BEER OPENER - COPPER

Today it's another cool estate find.
It's a vintage Goebel Beer Opener.  Back when beer came in cans that needed to be punched open or bottles for caps.
It's a very pretty opener with with a copper plating.  Very nice "deco" lines too.
That's to punch a hole to drink your beer in a can.
and that's to open your bottles.   It has a bit of white paint on it.
Goebel was a beer maker from 1873 - 1964, then acquired by Stroh Brewing, then later by Pabst which finally killed it in 2005.  This opener is probably from the 50's or 60's.


I like it's even showing the location.  Oakland, Calif.  It's a must for the Vintage Gear Guy!

Monday, October 10, 2011

THE EXECUTIVE POCKET PAL FOLDING RULER

I found this cool item at an estate sale this weekend.
Probably from the 1950's.   It's a folding Executive Pocket Pal.
Probably a free item to clients of the Grove Regulator Company in Oakland
All stainless and only 6 inches long.
They just don't make stuff like this anymore.
Folds out to be a full 12 inch ruler, plus it has English and metric, plus a gauge to find angles.
And Decimals on the back!   Pretty cool little item that now rides along in my Tusting Bag.  So I can always have a ruler close by if needed.   It's little stuff like this that completes the Vintage Gear for Guys!