Day No.109 – Organizing the Crystals

The shop is really coming together and starting to look sharp for the sale. We spent 4 days going through the epic watch crystal collection Dennis had in the basement. They’ve now been organized and sorted in drawers. There are some really amazing bulls eye crystals, super high dome and extra thick. The Bulova factory machines have been moved upstairs and cleaned up. These are some of the most interesting machines I’ve seen in the shop. Here are some photos from this weekend past (please excuse the chipped nail polish – I don’t know why I even bother).

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Sale Announcement!

KEEP AN EYE ON THE HARMON ESTATE SALE PAGE – AS THAT IS THE OFFICIAL NEWS AND INFORMATION PAGE ON THE SALE. IT WILL BE REGULARLY UPDATED WITH A LIST OF CONTENTS AND THE SALE INFORMATION, ETC.

 

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Day No.102 – But wait! There’s more…..

When I began this journey, I knew this project would take around 1/2 a year. Today I realized that 102 days have gone by – it seems time has really vanished with the dust….

Thankfully, I’ve been very fortunate to have some extra hands this week. Friends flew in from Seattle and Austin to help out in the lead up to the big sale – the dates of which will be announced in the next post! Here are some photos of our joint efforts.

Before

Before

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After

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Another makeover miracle...

Another makeover miracle…

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Day No.79 – Paper Ephemera

So many fantastic publications have been unearthed in the basement – from service manuals to watch material catalogues. Most of them in excellent condition! Here’s a peek at some of them:

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Day No. 74 – More Neat Stuff

I am happy to report that the electrical equipment is almost sorted out! Today revealed more kilns, a postage scale, a Polaroid land camera, some custom-made Bulova presses, and some pretty neat other stuff. Here are some photos of a few of today’s favourites.

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Portable transformer

Portable transformer

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A Schaublin 70 that was hiding on a shelf

A Schaublin 70 that was hiding on a shelf

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A lovely drill case complete with drills

A lovely drill case complete with drills

Copper & Aluminium wire for electrical coils and such

Copper & Aluminium wire for electrical coils and such