Thursday, January 24, 2008


Vintage McCLANE'S FISHING ENCYCLOPEDIA Angling Guide! - eBay (item 310017583851 end time Jan-31-08 20:01:55 PST)

This huge vintage hardcover book is McClane's New Standard Fishing Encyclopedia and International Angling Guide Enlarged and Revised Edition edited by A.J. McClane. It was published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston and copyrighted by them in 1965, copyrighted by A.J. McClane in 1974. It's a first edition, 39th printing with 1,156 pages.

This book covers everything about fishing from A to Z.

First entry: AAWA The Hawaiian name for the black-spot wrasse Bodianus bilunulatus. This is a valuable food fish in the islands but of no angling importance. See also Hawaii.

Last entry: ZOOPLANKTON Protozoa and other animal micro-organisms living unattached in water. These include small crustacea such as daphnia and cyclops. See also Freshwater Ecology, Marine Ecology, Plankton.

There are photos, drawings, instructions and loads of information on anything related to fishing. I mean anything--it weighs 7 1/2 pounds. It's signed inside the front cover, "James C. White 1976."

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Vintage HERTERS POWDER MEASURE Gun Ammo Cast Iron Tool!

Vintage HERTERS RELOADER Reload Gun Ammo Cast Iron Tool - eBay (item 310017561381 end time Jan-31-08 18:24:30 PST)

This vintage cast iron tool is marked, "Herters Inc., Waseca, Minn. Model 45. It will bolt to a table. The gauge measures from 0 to 7 units. Each unit is 5 mm.

I had no idea how it works or what it did until another eBayer shared his knowledge. It's a Model 45 powder measure without the powder hopper, he said, and looks like the rifle model (45-R).

Does this vintage Herter's reloader make you smile?

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McCall's 2730 Pattern Dress, Jacket Misses 10-12-14-16!

McCall's 2730 Pattern Dress, Jacket Misses 10-12-14-16! - eBay (item 310017356587 end time Feb-23-08 09:14:10 PST)

This McCall's Easy stitch 'n save pattern 2730 is Misses A [10-12-14-16]. It's a 2000 pattern for a long sleeveless dress with scoop neckline and side slit and a short-sleeve hip-length unlined jacket.

The pattern is uncut.

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