Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dumpster Dive Finds

Found these in a dumpster in front of a house where someone apparently passed away. They threw all of their stuff out, and there were a lot of nice things in there, but I was mainly interested in these. I'm sure there were a lot more things in there but I could not get to them under the countless amounts of stuff.

From top to bottom:
-Carter's Marks-A-Lot (not working)
-Red Bic Cristal Made in U.S.A. (not working)
-Vintage Sheaffer's Twist/Screw-style Pencil (not working, does anyone know how to fix it?) c.1940-1964
-Bixby Easy-Rite Pencil
-Sanford Saga Retractable Pen (missing refill, will order some soon)


  1. for old BIC's i can often get them working again with a pink eraser. run the pen over the eraser at a 45 degree angle and it will help clean off the gunk. it also creates a nice shine on the tip :)

  2. Thanks for the tip! I've read that somewhere before and tried it on an old shoe, but I'll try an eraser sometime.