Saturday, December 9, 2017

Stainless font

Stamped font

The Stainless font was used on kitchen knives made by the Ekco Products company.

Ten inch "Cook's Knife"

This example appears on a 10 inch long knife that has a 6 inch stainless blade and a 4 inch wooden handle.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Crestline label

Lifting the seat cushions of the sofa reveals this Crestline Furniture Company label.  

The company was located in Valdese, North Carolina.  By 1986, Crestline was owned by Corson Furniture Industries, whose executive offices were in Great Neck, New York.  The Valdese plant remains open, owned and operated by Kellex since 2008.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Spice price

Ground black pepper on red and grey background

From left to right, the price was 68 cents (for 2 1/4 ounces), 88 cents (for 2 ounces), and, one dollar (for 1 1/4 ounces).  Those are from about 2013 to 2017.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Leafy cover

DWS sewer cover
The golden yellow leaves of a thornless honey locust add bright color to the street beneath our feet.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Slice in a curb

Polished curb edge

The wheelchair access curb cutout in the street beneath our feet reveals the cross section of the metal curb edging that has been brightly polished by foot traffic.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Rainbow in a puddle

We will be on assignment for the next two weeks or so, and should be back by the end of the month.  That means limited new posts.  

In the meantime, enjoy this reflection of the sun and clouds in a rain puddle that was beneath our feet as we walked through the parking lot.

Rainbow clouds in a sunny puddle

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sun and light

Light fixture

Droplets of condensation remain on the shady side of the in-ground lighting fixture seen in the walkway beneath our feet.