That be Yarrrr'd sailing me hearties! This past weekend, after a long-long walk down a humungous block sale that was rather disappointing... I made my way out to our local swap meet. I always find some do-dad I didn't know I needed until I've see it. We have built up quite a re-pore with some of the sellers out there... one guy who is quite a character sells to us regularly. This past weekend was no exception. We chatted while I walked over to a jewelry box he had on his table. He wanted $20 for the entire box, I got it for $10.... I really wanted it for $5.... *wink*
My husband spotted a metal pulley with chains laying on the ground. He was asking $20 for the pulley... I immediately wanted it, but he didn't need to know that. I told him we'd finish up the swap meet and come back later if we decided we wanted it.... that gets him every time! He offered to flip a coin right then and there and if it landed on what I called, I could get it for $10... if it didn't, I had to pay what he wanted ----$20. I was willing to pay him $20--- but he didn't need to know that either! I called heads--- it landed on heads! Eeeek! $10 and that baby is mine! Just look at this beauty!
It is a double pulley that is hoisted with a chain doubled back on itself. Its really cool... I've been searching online about any information I can find on it--- it does come up as an antique.... Everyone that I have seen online for sale is just the bottom pulley sold by itself with no chain for $50. I think I got a good deal and more importantly it looks super cute with all my other pirate stuff in my backyarrr'd~