Vintage Junk Treasures #22

Here are a few vintage junk treasures that we found recently at an estate sale. Beside what is below, we also bought an oak desk from the early 1900s, 2 magazine end tables and a wonderful early 1900s oak round table with 2 leaves. The first 3 things will be sold but the table with leaves is a keeper for now. So please sit back and enjoy these few interesting junk treasures.











This is a great vintage aluminum thermos lunch pail with a red handle. It dates from the 1950s to early 1960s prior to zip codes. This can be used for so many things. How about to take your supplies to your booth?









This is an unusual wooden slide rule so I did a little research on it. It came with its original box. It is marked Lawrence Engineering Service, Wabash, IND. It is totally wood with no painted finish. It is 8″ long. The plain wooden slide rules made by Lawrence were only made from 1935-1938 and then he moved to another city. So that is pretty accurate dating of this slide rule! It is older than originally thought. Here is a website with more information. When I was in high school you had to pass tests on using the slide rule or you could not pass Algebra! It would make a great display piece.











Buttons, buttons, where are the buttons? In my sewing room, that’s where! I cannot pass up a bunch of vintage buttons. I like the can and it was probably sold in the 1950s to early 1960s. I remember you could order items like this from the Sears or Wards catalog. My mom would let us play with the buttons and I have never gotten over the obsession with buttons!

Here are two wonderful old yearbooks! One is from 1928 and the other from 1929. They are titled “The Ledger” and were published by the students of the High School of Commerce in Portland, Oregon. I had not heard of this high school so I did a little research on it. It was established in 1916 in Portland, Oregon. It was an independent high school accepting students who wanted to pursue a career in the fields of accounting, bookkeeping, and secretarial duties. It’s focus was on business. It became Cleveland High School and by 1948 was a comprehensive high school. I want to share a few photos from these great yearbooks. It will probably take me a week or so to study them as they are full of information.

It is fun to study the photos to see how the students dressed.





























I still miss this wonderful Meier & Frank store in downtown Portland.



These yearbooks are full of autographs.

The blogger planner post is still in the workings but it will be up very soon after I get a few printable done.

Thank you for taking the time to read this far! I really appreciate it and love to read comments.

Wishing each of you a great journey in your hunt for vintage items and make sure to have fun along the way! Remember you are making memories!

Wishing you many blessings in 2017.


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