There are products in our collection that we have carried for some time. That’s no accident. Some things are trusty go-to’s; things you know will do a good job regardless of how long you’ve had it or how much you mistreat it. Here are some examples of those hard wearing, long lasting items: the 1 1/2 Bushel Basket, the Galvanized Feed Scoop, the Super Clips, and the Aluminum Dust Pan. Get them now and have them years from now.
1 and 1/2 CANVAS BUSHEL BASKET: With a steel frame, tear-resistant canvas, and leather binding, these baskets are durable and multifunctional. Two canvas handles enhance ease of use. Typically found on construction sites or in Post Offices, they have been manufactured by the same company since 1921. Made in the USA. Measures: 21” high × 18” diameter.
3 QUART GALVANIZED FEED SCOOP: Galvanized steel feed scoop from an Equestrian supply company, this tool comes in handy for many things from scooping dog food to potting soil. Rust resistant. Made in the USA. Measures: 6 ½” diameter x 8 ½” high.
SUPER CLIPS: Zinc-plated steel wire is shaped to form a very large, very handy paperclip. Clips a prodigious amount of paperwork, beautifully. Box of 15. Made in the USA. Measures: 4” long x 1” wide.
ALUMINUM DUST PAN: Dust pans are of the most basic sort of useful object. They were created to get a job done, and this version does exceedingly well. Pan lies flat without assistance, obviating the need to hold it while sweeping. Lightweight and sturdy, with a thin, crisp edge. Wide grip handle makes it easy to both use and store. Made in the USA. Measures: 17” wide x 11” deep pan. 9” handle.
At the Museum of Useful Things, we take great pride in our collection of well made utilitarian items, and are always looking for ways to enhance our collection. We'd like to become a resource for useful information as well as good design. If you have questions or suggestions please call us at 1.866.497.1221 or send us an email.