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Offer: Lampshade skeleton (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 124d - Plastic-coated steel standard lamp shade frame, 16" or 390 mm high, 18" or 460 mm across at the base, 12" or 305 mm at the top. Support ring 4.5" or 115 mm diameter. Makes an elegant shade but you need to craft your own from fabric or other wrapping. (Freegle has lost the photo. I'll redo it when I get round to that.) Offer: Rim nightlatch by Vaun (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 155d - Door lock and keep, standard shape and size for a night latch. No screws, and you will want a Yale-type barrel and key. Marked VAUN; dirty but seems fully functional. This is old and retro and so on, but not secure enough to use for your front door, because it lacks a security feature all modern locks should have. Offer: Shelf supports (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 155d - Six steel single-slot shelf system brackets, marked KNAPE VOGT #180. Old, used, clean, should fit a glass shelf about 155 mm deep. I don't have the uprights they slotted into. Offer: Night latch by Russwin (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 155d - Old door lock set (night latch and keep, with the correct 6 screws to fit them). Marked RUSSWIN MADE IN CANADA. Connects to a Yale-type lock barrel. This is a retro near-antique, fully working but not suitable for your front door because it is missing a security feature which any modern lock should have. Offer: Italian mains plug (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 163d - Italian 10 amp mains plug. "Type L is used almost exclusively in Italy, Chile, Uruguay and is also randomly found throughout North Africa." Found in clear-out. Offer: Laptop Wi-Fi card (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 192d - Laptop computer half-height mini PCI Express Wi-Fi network card. Fits inside the dedicated socket in some older laptop computers, connected to their built-in antenna, to provide a Wi-Fi connection. I bought it (used) to upgrade a family Lenovo ThinkPad but found out my model needed a full-height card instead. It was cheap enough not to be worth posting back for a refund. Ruler in one photo is to show the scale, and is not included!
Offer: 2-stroke oil (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 192d - About 150 ml of lawnmower engine 2-stroke oil left in its Castrol bottle. If you have a compatible (noisy) strimmer, tiller or mower, please claim it.
Offer: Flanged rim sashlocks (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 207d - Four nearly antique door locks. Rim sashlocks, a common size 4" x 6" each with its keep. Probably 1920s, with what was once cream paint. No keys, but these are not security locks and any locksmith should have a box of plain keys to fit. No spindles, fixing screws or doorknobs. [Ruler in pictures is not included.]
Offer: Mystery metal plates (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 207d - 4 tatty steel plates 8" x 8½" or 200 x 215 mm each with a square hole punched near the middle, and 4 long coach bolts and nuts to fit the holes. Bolts are 221 mm or 8¾" long. If you have the slightest idea what these are, you are welcome to them. Possibly for retaining a big pad?
Offer: Tyre levers (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 214d - Four old tyre levers, 290 to 425 mm long. The right size for a wheelbarrow or primitive motor bike: too big for a pedal cycle and not nearly big and strong enough for a car tyre.
Offer: Two vacuum cleaner bags (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 216d - Two left in an old pack of vacuum cleaner dust bags. To fit Hotpoint models 3650 3680 8630 8680 and 8681, or Siemens models VU62 VU63 and VU68. (Bag code H204, says the packet.) Offer: In tray (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 225d - Vintage steel wire in or out tray. 380 X 280 X 75 mm.
Offer: Flanged rim sashlock with key (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 228d - Pale blue 4" x 6" interior door lock, with keep and one key. This key does not quite work on my other locks... No screws, no doorknobs, no spindle. Ruler not included but shows the backset of keyhole and spindle. Lock is about 19 mm or 3/4" thick.
Offer: Gardening gloves (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 235d - 2 pairs of large (size 10) PVC coated gardening gloves. Well used but with another season of work left. Comfortable enough, but too big for me. Mark
Offer: Two mattresses (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 237d - Two matching bunk or compact single sized mattresses. These date from 1986 so do not have a fire safety label: they may not be sold. Width 30 inches or 76 cm, length the usual 75 inches, depth just over 6 inches, colour beige. Reasonably good quality, sprung not foam. These were used for a pair of guest beds, one hardly slept on and the other used for about two years by overnight carers. As far as I know they are comfortable and clean. If claimed promptly, and not far away, I may be able to deliver them. (Emmaus took the bed frames this morning but they can't accept the mattresses because of fire regulations. If they were foam filled I would have booked them in for Council disposal.) Offer: Cabinet hinges (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 239d - Four rather old chipboard cabinet hinges, used. Not sprung, soft-close nor unclippable. Screws for the carcase sides but not the round plastic ends which fit into shallow sockets in the door. Open just past 90 degrees.
Offer: Kitchen unit hinges (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 239d - Six nickel-plate colour chipboard cabinet hinges, unused. 90 degree opening, sprung, not soft-close, not clip-off, but with fixing screws.
Offer: Kitchen cabinet feet (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 239d - Four feet and two legs for supporting kitchen units. One leg+foot used, the rest unused, but not new. [Edited when another found after the photo was taken]
Offer: Transit brackets (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 242d - Two transit brackets, presumably from a washing machine. These are not a symmetrical pair, and have no screws wih them. Ruler for scale only, not included! If you have the washing machine which these fit, and have lost the original brackets, and might want to move the machine -- claim them, please.
Offer: TYC-50 synchronous motor (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 242d - Mains-voltage geared synchronous motor, typically used for microvave turntables. This one is a TYC-50, geared to 5 RPM, runs clockwise or anticlockwise at random, and connects to its driven object with a roll pin or peg. I got it to repair a tower fan, but it arrived months late and I had already bought another and fitted it. New, but not tested by me. Ruler in photo is for scale, not included!
Offer: Kitchen unit ventilator (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 253d - Ventilation louvre for a kitchen cabinet with a freezer or fridge in, to allow air circulation past the condenser. Unused. Fits opening about 160 x 160 mm or 6 1/4" square.
Offer: Plate or lid rack (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 254d - Holds plates or saucepan lids on edge to help keep your cupboard tidy.
Offer: White plate rack (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 254d - Divides your stack of plates in the cupboard into four, so that to get at a big plate at the bottom you don't have to move all the others. Provably 1970s. Plastic coated steel.
Offer: Yellow plate rack (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 254d - Divides your stack of plates in the cupboard into four, so that to get at a big plate at the bottom you don't have to move all the others. Provably 1970s. Plastic coated steel.
Offer: Wall bracket (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 260d - Swing and turn adjustable wall bracket designed for a heavy old TV. Can hold 36 kg and the tray part adjusts between 330 and 622 mm width. Instructions and screws included. I can add wall plugs if you need them. Modern flat TVs do not suit it, but it might be useful to carry a heavy loudspeaker.
Offer: Cleaning stuff (Fulbourn CB21) Expired 267d - Cobweb duster, blinds/radiator duster, and two scrubbing brushes. Happy to give any or all of these.
Offer: Light bulbs (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 269d - Six obsolete unused energy-hungry light bulbs. There's a 100W reflector lamp; a 150W conventional lamp; two 100W conventional lamps; and two 100W halogen bulbs "129W equivalent." All are bayonet BC or B22 base and mains voltage. More suitable for a museum item or something you don't switch on much, because they are so much less efficient than any modern energy-efficient lamp. Happy to split if you want only some.
Offer: Extending squeegee (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 274d - Long-handled squeegee, brown, for cleaning high windows. Extends to 66"/5'6"/1675 mm; slides down to 39"/3'3"/985 mm. Has lost the sponge it once carried but the rubber squeegee blade seems all right and a new cloth or sponge strip could be fitted.
Offer: Leaky hose (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 274d - About 15 m watering hose. Feed it around your greenhouse, flower or vegetable bed, connect to a proper hose. When you turn on the tap, it leaks gently all the way along to water everywhere at once. This one is old and may have an extra leak or two. If you need the end fitting as well, I'll look out a new O ring seal for it. Watch your water meter bill, too, because it is easy to overdo the nearly automatic watering!
Offer: Filing cabinet (Fulbourn CB21) Gifted 274d - Old steel 2-drawer filing cabinet, originally dark green but painted pale grey in the 1970s. Functional but the key is long lost. I may be able to deliver this, but would of course prefer if you can collect it. 450 mm/17.8" wide, 25.5"/650 mm deep including handles and 30.5"/775 mm high. About 50 empty hanging files are in it.