Friday, May 05, 2006

many more meters

So, it may seem as if I have a lot of meters, and perhaps I do. The funny thing is that in comparison to other things I collect, I don't have that many at all. These came from our excursion to the reningers flea market last weekend. Many aisle were walked, and much haggling ensued. At the end of the day I came home with a haul which these nice finds were just a small part of. I bought minnow traps, sand sieves, light fixtures, mould forms, and beat up bocce balls. Rae claims these shouldn't really count towards the weekly big magnet quota since they don't come from the studio. I feel that since they will end up at the studio, I am justified, and am merely capturing them in transit.

In either case it was a grand weekend for collecting. After returning from the countryside we went to get food at the co-op and stopped at a tag sale near by. I asked one of the ladies about a bunch of electronics and odd industrial looking stuff, and she responded by saying "you want that stuff? Please, take it"

Don't have to tell me twice. Turns out to be old mine safety equipment. CO dosimeters, noise dosimeters, odd measuring equipment, basically a jackpot. It is in pieces all over my desk now, and I am having a blast trying to figure out how it all works.