Submitted by megan on Wed, 06/03/2009 - 21:10
I like old things. Not really old things, like things from two centuries ago, but mostly things that are about as old as I am, or maybe about 10 years older, and maybe even some things that are 10 years younger. So. Not really very old at all, just "retro."
Two other categories of things I like: things that you put other things in (tins, boxes, jars, etc.); things that measure things.
Many years ago now, I bought the Cuistotmetric, or was perhaps given it. I still have the box, because it is a beautiful thing that you put other things into, but I do not display the box, I keep it in the basement and sometimes remember that I have this beautiful thing that you put other things into.
The Cuistotmetric itself, I put up. At first, it was kind of a joke. It was in my hallway, because who would ever use such a thing. It is a relic. But it is a relic that I use on a semi-regular basis. If you need to know how many grammes is 10 ounces, you should call me.
Everybody loves my Cuistotmetric.
It is a curiosity. And the dials are very satisfying to dial.
It has a dial too. Do you know, is this for me to make the weather do my bidding?
Not long after I took this picture, I turned it from "Dry" to "Change," just in case.