Monday, 31 August 2009

A case (or two) of mxing things up

Friend Tania and I planned to go to Jamison Trash and Treasure yesterday morning to find something for the part of my Design class brief which said "Select and evaluate two disparate 3D objects - one natural and one manufactured that have had a life or been functional and have now ceased to function or been discarded".

Except I'd managed to snaffle a dead printer from Craft ACT on Saturday night so the need wasn't quite so pressing. We went anyway, even though there were intermittent showers on the way there.

The showers had obviously kept most of the stall holders (and shoppers) away. Which meant some hard haggling was easy peasy.


The first purchase of the day? These two school cases ($15 for both) to add to the (now much taller) pile of suitcases I keep my wool stash in. Except once I pulled the stickers off them I discovered this on the top:Some googling brought up the fact that the ACT Schools Authority was in existence from 1976 to 1988 so I think I'll be offering them to the ACT Heritage Library before filling them with wool...

And I snapped up this vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster for $30:I did intend to pull it apart for my project. For about one nano second. But it seems a shame to kill it when I've been told it's in working order (although am a little worried about testing this pronouncement out in case I explode into a puff of electrical smoke when I plug it in...)

8 comments:

Janet McKinney said...

A functioning mixmaster - what a find

Anonymous said...

Can you take it to a repair shop and see if it works? That is indeed a good find!

The Shopping Sherpa said...

I could but last time I did that with a mixer they looked at me weirdly and asked if I'd plugged it in. "No" I said "I didn't want to explode in a puff of smoke" so they took the mixer, plugged it in, turned it on and said "yep, it works..." All very scientific, really...

Zoe said...

You know about the weird ozone smell that will almost certainly convince you it's busted even tho' it's in perfect order?

It's a VERY handsome one, too.

knitting sprouts said...

no no keep it - one with bowls is a rare find. I recently got rid of my mum's old one after lugging it from move to move for 15 years waiting for the right bowls to turn up.

Jesse said...

i have one exactly like that but with clear bowls (small and big), i don't have the power cord for it but i used the one from my cable box and it works flawlessly. is it worth anything? please email me at Jesse9713@gmail.com and let me know anything you know about it. thanks.

Anonymous said...

I use this mixmaster in my home! It works great!

Anonymous said...

I just got the sameone Mixmaster from Goodwill for 9 dollars and 50 cents and it works great I had to look it up.