Thrifty Drug Store Playing Cards

Thrifty-Playing-Cards-Package

Plastic coated playing cards from Thifty (now Rite Aid). The Thrifty Trilon still stands today in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, CA.

Posted: June 4th, 2015
Author: Garrett
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First Book of Practical Studies for Cornet and Trumpet

Nice cover.

Low quality photo of the back cover:

Posted: December 23rd, 2014
Author: Garrett
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A. W. Faber Castell 9000 green pencils

I found this box at work, where we often use green pencils during the QC process as a response to red marks. After seeing this box, using this pencil for marking feels a bit criminal.

“Made in West Germany”

Posted: November 15th, 2013
Author: Garrett
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Spi-C-pak spiced peaches label for can

Spi-C-pak is a product of GOLDEN GATE FOODS in Berkeley, CA. I grabbed this label on a recent trip to Clear Lake, CA. There was a small stack of unused labels at one of the many thrift shops around the lake.

Is it possible the “spice” is vinegar alone?

Posted: October 27th, 2013
Author: Garrett
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DIA-COMPE Center Pull Brake Label

Replacement labels for Dia-Compe center pull brakes. These brake labels are curiously misspelled: DROP-FOPGED.

Posted: October 20th, 2013
Author: Garrett
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IBM Easystrike Ribbon Cassette and Lift-Off Tape

Ink ribbon and correction tape. International Business Machines, 1984.

Rear panels of each box:

Posted: October 13th, 2013
Author: Garrett
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Oury Road Grips bag

Great package design by OURY GRIP USA, Inc. Bill Oury started making Oury Grips the 1970s for Motocross racers. Source: BMX Museum

*I will scan the similarly cool Mountain (bicycle) grips bag as well.

Posted: October 6th, 2013
Author: Garrett
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Shimano Small Parts Catalog – reprinted December 1993

This is a great book to leaf through. It is the size of a phone book, and almost every page has an exploded axonometric drawing. Also, it is a great garage resource for bike wrenching.

Posted: September 29th, 2013
Author: Garrett
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Coats and Clark – One Hundred Embroidery Stitches

Posted: September 16th, 2013
Author: Garrett
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Kenner’s Girder and Panel Building Set

Kenner’s Girder and Panel Building Set: Design and Build the Way REAL MODERN BUILDINGS are Built.

The zig-zag explanations are great.

Thanks for the photos, James.

Posted: September 9th, 2013
Author: Garrett
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