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What a sin!
A few years ago when our cranky Librarian "went digital" she ordered all the card catalog chests out of the Library and to the basement. I had to get something out of the basement last year and saw them, four of them stacked up, beautiful oak with brass hardware and all I thought was how amazing they'd be in my shop. One for my gunning partner and best of all, one for Steve Sanford. I inquired about them with the janitor and he said that I had to speak to the Librarian. When I told her that I wanted them for woodworking tools, fasteners and other tools and things, she gave me a dirty look and said that there's no chance, they belong to the Library.....
I recently completed some upgrades on my workshop and they popped into my mind again. Now that THAT Librarian is gone, I asked John the Janitor if I could have them now that she's gone.
He said "I threw them in the dumpster last year."
I am disgusted.......


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Paul Mc: Jan 15, 2020, 8:57 AM
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Those things are quite collectible now and fetch good money. That really stinks. Word to the wise, anything old, utilitarian, and wood may be of surprising value.
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Bummer - I have a punch card cabinet that is AWESOME. The trays (2 pairs, each with their own slides) are removable and on a tray so it makes pulling them out and organizing the contents a breeze. Mine is big, but I wish I had 2.
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 Don't fret.

They may have gone into the dumpster, but they did not stay there very long.

Folks do very well getting valuables from dumpsters, trash, curb, and garbage.

I am caretaker of some very good wooden wine cases, and other valuables that have been tossed.


When I worked as a city employee, a woman called and wanted her husbands junk in the cellar picked up.

We went with one of the trucks, and she took us in the cellar. Loads of very expensive wood working tools, and a Shop Smith.

Told her what they were worth (she did not care), and said, unless at the curb we cannot take.

They did not go into the trash.... but did find a good home, but not mine.











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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My brother watched a guy at work throw bags into the dumpster, he asked what was in the bags the guy replied some old decoys from a attic his son cleaned out near Seneca Lake. Thankfully my brother took the bags home, I now have a Mason Bluebill and a Goldeneye.
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kladd1 wrote:
My brother watched a guy at work throw bags into the dumpster, he asked what was in the bags the guy replied some old decoys from a attic his son cleaned out near Seneca Lake. Thankfully my brother took the bags home, I now have a Mason Bluebill and a Goldeneye.



Now that is how it's done.

If not, the guys on the truck, or at the landfill would have got them.

They know what to look for.


No one knows you better than yer garbageman, and that is the truth.


The PA liquor store that I retired from had two large dumpsters. Other businesses in the plaza had just as many, or more.

Each day different pickup trucks, with a couple guys would check each dumpster, and take what they wanted.

Very seldom does the good stuff get away.











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920