Today we went to the Pease Pottage car boot sale.
I think it’s the biggest one we’ve ever been to, although as it starts at 7am during the summer we probably missed at least a quarter of the stalls, who had already packed up before we got round to them.
It was a lovely day and I’ve got some good finds:
- Metal hand screw clamp “J.D. Sheen” (my first purchase of the day, this was actually made by the stallholder but is currently seized with rust) – £2
- Large flat headed screwdriver – 50p
- Mole grips “Mole. Made in England”- £1
- Stanley 151 M spokeshave – £1
- Stanley Bailey No. 4 in rather tatty original box – £8
I got quite a haul off this particular stallholder. I saw him early on and his tools were head and shoulders above the rest I had seen so far, but I wanted to preserve some funds for the rest of the field.
- Stanley No. 110 block plane – £2
- 0 – 1″ outside micrometer “Mitutoyo“- £4
- 1″ – 2″ outside micrometer “J.T. Slocomb Co Prov RI USA” – £4 [When searching for details of this manufacturer I turned up this useful page]
- Depth micrometer in box with a selection of depth rods “Moore & Wright” – £20
- Tiny tenon saw with rather wobbly handle
- Two triangular files, one with handle
- Rusty dividers “Moore & Wright”
I’m not sure of the individual prices – I got all the above 4 items for £1
- Junior hacksaw (looks a bit like a mini coping saw) – 50p
- Spear & Jackson brass backed tenon saw (handle slightly wobbly and 2 screw heads broken) – £2
- 3 spring clamps – 50p
- Nice wooden box (one catch damaged and no lining) – £5
I also got:
- New brass brush – £1
- 2 photography books – £7
- 2 bags of sweets – £1.50
All in all a successful day!
- Admission: £1 (2 adults, children free)
- Total tool spend: £47.50
- Total other spend: £8.50
- Grand total: £57