Scale inside Merrill Hardware

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Gato Land on October 22, 2012

Has years, not only by their appearance but by the thousands of seals that have stuck inspection, hahaha, that's great!

Diane MP on October 22, 2012

The store clerk said it's very accurate and passes California Department of Weights and Measures inspection every year! So, we can be sure we will not be sold a smaller weight of nails than we requested. ;D

Gato Land on October 22, 2012

The inspections do not doubt at all to see the number of seals that have stuck, hardly see the scale, hehehe. On the other hand I love the continued selling nails weight, here is not done in a while, if at all in some people can still find the sales system but have succumbed to blister and plastic case, it is regrettable

Diane MP on October 22, 2012

Oh yes, all of our national chains sell hardware in packages. Only some of the small independent ones still have the old "penny-weight" system. As a single female with little use for a big plastic package of nails (a life-time supply), this is indeed a pain, and it is also rare to find an old-fashioned hardware store like this!

Gato Land on October 23, 2012

I love these old shops, you find everything from a nail to a paddle to the canoe, it's amazing, here in Spain could follow suit, there are large DIY chains, mainly French, and all packaged, is like cheese or ham they lack the expiration date and the taste, I remember going with my father to a pound of nails to the hardware store and buy way to the chicken coop fence and a wooden handle for the ax, things that now sound as if they past one hundred years, hehehe. I really like the current era in technology, I think that computers and machines make us work much easier and enjoyable but I am against the mass of machines in all aspects of everyday life, call a number phone for information and end up shouting at answering robot like an idiot, you pay a toll and not one person but a machine where you enter your credit card, go to your bank branch and ask for an extract and lord says you request the machine is outside, on the street, we have reached the absurd in Kubrick's film ends up being a reality, end up dominated by the abuse of technology.

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Photo taken in Merrill, OR, USA

This photo was taken indoors

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  • Uploaded on October 20, 2012
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    by Diane MP
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S2950
    • Taken on 2011/04/12 21:23:12
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