metal basket

The day I picked up my shelves at go2machinery, a salvage yard/building in Gardena, I also found this basket of expandable metal.
Mad metal lust gripped my heart. And baskets are always useful, right?

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And then there was this little room off the main cavernous greasy hall where all the gigantic machines sit silent. You have to fumble to find a light switch, and it’s just dark enough that a sliver of panic might creep in before you do, but when the light’s on you’ll find on the far shelf at the very top bottle after bottle of laboratory beakers.

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And as this reprised AGO photo proves, glass beakers can be pretty handy too.

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go2machinery.com.

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4 Responses to metal basket

  1. Oh that tall tear-drop shaped one with the stopper is fabulous! As is your basket. Excellent finds!

  2. hoov says:

    The old neighborhood! You make me nostalgic for razor wire. I love those bottles hanging in the window, how they change and fracture the light.

  3. Kathy says:

    Serra High. On Van Ness ? We St Marys girls liked the Serra guys. I like the basket now though. That is damn nice.

  4. Denise says:

    I’m so glad you all approve! Hoov, I bet the ‘hood looks just as you left it. Yes, Kathy, the very same Serra. My brother went back just recently for some football reunion thingy. I didn’t know the human neck could become as large and muscular as Serra’s football coaches required of their team.

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