It came with it's original snap-on cover and strap
The view finder has this neat. pop-up, magnifying lens
I tried to get a pic through the view finder but it didn't really work.
I next found this great 1965 leather mail bag, but it did not have a strap (I added that at home).
Look, it's Mr. Zip
He was introduce in 1963 when the Post office first introduce the five digit zip code.
My bag was made by Bucheimer in 1965, the same year I was born.
Super duty D rings and heavy stiching
The bag has two compartments, a smaller "slit" space and then a much larger main compartment. There is a ton of space for laptops, cameras, books and flea market finds
The bottom of the bag shows quite a bit of wear and a couple of amature patch jobs
I showed the bag to my local mail carrier and he said that some of the older guys wish they had kept their old leather mail bags.
My next find was this great coffee table that I think may be a Kent Coffey Perspecta piece. This thing is made of Solid wood and was bloody heavy; I wasn't sure I would get it back to the van
As you can see, it has those Oscar Neimeyer influenced lines like in Brasilia and Perspecta
The model number is printed on the bottom but it is very faint; it might be 188 WH19
There are a few small issues that will necessitate some refinishing and repair work, like this piece of veneer that has come loose (look at the thickness of that veneer).
After dropping off the table, mail bag and camera I continued my million mile walk, which brought me to this Elgin sunburst clock. I thought that this thing was pretty light and I carried it around for a couple of hours.
The whole clock will need a good cleaning and a shining with barkeepers friend or Brasso. The motor is also totally shot so it will need replaced.
I found a booth that was filled with some of the most drool worthy dishware you will ever see (more on that is another post). The dealer was a fellow member of Modish.com and he gave me a great deal on this nice size (six foot by four foot) piece of barkcloth upholstery fabric
What a neat pattern- bird cages, vases and ... yeah, I don't know- but it's super cool!
This is the manufacturer but the label seems to be snipped in half
The clok was now feeling like a piece of lead so I had to find the van.... I think it's over that way.... wait.... maybe over there... eventually I found the van and I told myself not to buy any heavy items (unless they were Drexel Declaration side chairs). Naturally, I found a stupid good deal on a 30 piece set of Taylor Smith Taylor "Cathey" pattern dishware.
I tried to fight my impulse but I was powerless (maybe if I was not so exhausted my will power would have held). I got: seven dinner plates, one platter, eight saucers (gah, I don't need anymore friggin' saucers), seven bread plates, six coup bowls and a serving bowl. Nope, no coffee cups (booooooo).
After carrying this box back to the van (where did I park, again?), I started to turn back for another trip into the fire but I just could not walk another step. Maybe, if it is not raining Sunday, I will go back to see if anything is left...