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Tales from the Underground

Every Pile of Dirt has a Story Turns out dirt has a lot more to say then we ever imagined....
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From the Sold Archive – Brüel & Kjaer Head and Torso Simulator, Type 4128C
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From the Sold Archive – Brüel & Kjaer Head and Torso Simulator, Type 4128C

It's been been a pleasure to offer some truly interesting items over the years. As is the case with this...
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Shine a Little Light on That!
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Shine a Little Light on That!

It seemed like such an easy thing to fix. The bulb on Bill Lewis's flashlight needed replacement. A lot of...
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Big Sounds from Small Pieces at Bargain Prices
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Big Sounds from Small Pieces at Bargain Prices

Everyone is familiar with that old saying: bigger bang for your buck. And Jason Sunderland is a man who practices...
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The Mouse that Roared
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The Mouse that Roared

.... no, not this mouse either, a real one — whose squeak seemed more like a roar..... It's just an...
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“Used is great for me -“
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“Used is great for me -“

An AVO Surge Tester with all the bells and whistles In a "throw-away" society where we often think the newest...
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5,214 Miles & Seven Days
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5,214 Miles & Seven Days

From Boise Idaho to Saint-Paul-lès-Dax, France Somewhere in the cargo hold of a UPS jet in mid-April is a small...
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The Gauge and Snoopy
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The Gauge and Snoopy

It's not often one shares their thoughts about an industrial gauge and a cartoon dog in the same sentence, but...
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Vidal Sassoon Goes Industrial?
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Vidal Sassoon Goes Industrial?

It's a sure bet that Mr. Sassoon didn't have anything but styling in mind when he began selling hair dryers...
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When Legacy is Way Cool
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When Legacy is Way Cool

Vintage but still desirable: Guildline Current Comparator Resistance Bridge When this piece of legacy electronics first showed up at the...
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Little Things Mean a Lot
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Little Things Mean a Lot

Close your eyes and think INDUSTRY. Can you see it now? That big smoke stack over there—massive machines, warehouses surrounded...
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MAD MAX? No way….
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MAD MAX? No way….

Nope. This is happy Max Porter. A ray of sunlight in the world of customer service done right. This is...
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The Ultimate Shiner
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The Ultimate Shiner

And why such a little fish is so important Shiner, AKA, a bait fish for bass I already know what...
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Behind the Scenes at Obtainium
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Behind the Scenes at Obtainium

  Bob Jones is a modest fellow.  He is relaxed and calm, with an easy laugh and a close to...
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The Science Store
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The Science Store

One of the more common items in a scientific lab is a magnetic stir bar, a simple magnet coated in...
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When Failure is a Good Thing
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When Failure is a Good Thing

“It’s all about getting kids to engineer and re-engineer after they fail,” says Darren Coon. Coon, a youngish looking teacher...
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