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Preventing Light Bulb Theft! Locking Light Sockets

The value of things changes over the years. There was a time light bulbs were valuable enough that people would steal them from hotels, public buildings, and the workplace. Below is a little artifact of that time, a 1920’s light socket with a lock. Once a bulb is screwed in, it will not come out […]

A Handmade Clock with a Long History–The Morbier

I placed this picture of a 1940s television in my blog a few weeks ago. In case any clock collectors happen across it, I thought I should explain the mess-of-a-clock that is hanging to the right of the TV.

It’s a project that I have been working on very slowly. Since it ended […]

A Pretty Machine–The British Imperial Typewriter

Ok. I’m not collecting typewriters. Really. I’m not. Really. But I bought one anyway. My wife was wanting to use a really old typewriter in the banner of her blog, so I was half looking for an ancient Underwood or Oliver. Turns out her dad gave her the Royal portable that took him through college […]