When it’s too rainy to get outside to do some photography, I look for interesting things around my home. I found these items that hubby brought home from his last trip to visit his dad.
My Father-in-Law spent his working years designing machines for specific manufacturing applications. When he started in this field, he had pocket tools that he would take along with him. Here are a few of the pocket tools he carried.
The wooden ruler has brass has hinges that allows it to be folded from 12 inches long to 3 inches. The box is for protecting the thickness micrometer. I’m not too sure about this device, except that it says on the gage that it’s good for 1/1000 of an inch. My favorite of the three items is the “Useful Information for Business Men Mechanics and Engineers” – note that it does not say Businessmen. That makes me think it’s not really sexist. After all, we women deal with business, men, mechanics and engineers…We just don’t need a book to do so. Women have a much more practical idea of what a pocketbook should be. But I digress…This little book measures 3 inches by 2 inches and is 1 inch thick. It has over 940 pages…gold edged pages. When not in use, it has a protective slide-on cover.
I images these items got a lot of use about the 1940’s through the 1970’s. Next time I see my Father-in-Law I will have to ask him to tell me more about these treasures.
When the rains let up for a few minutes, I look for something to photograph outside. Sometimes, there just isn’t anything new and exciting to shoot. When that happens I like to take a picture of something that’s really not that interesting and see what I can do using some photo editing tools. This is the result of playing with Topaz Impression.
Soon things will be blooming all over my back yard, then there will be some home-grown photo-ops to come. I can thank the rains for that…