Weird Thrift Store Haul

I don’t have a clue what this thing was originally intended to do.

Neither did the people running the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

I watched the value reflected in the price tag for about six weeks falling from the original $50 to $14.95. 

Every time I went in there I folded it, unfolded it, stood it up this way and that way, squinted at it trying to figure out what it was for, but seeing other possible uses the people who designed it never thought of.

This thing is a tough, expensive piece of work. 

It was evidently intended to lock something in, or out.

And clamp to something along one side.

Whatever it might have been, it’s about to become a part of something else.  I pointed out to the manager that it’s been there at least six weeks.

He picked it up and examined it every which way, same as I’d been doing.

What do you suppose it is?”

“I figure it’s a way to block off the wind going through the chainlink door into my chicken house.  They just added a lot of extra parts.”

“Five bucks?”

“I’ll take it.”

“Bring me some eggs next time you come to town.”

Old Jules

18 responses to “Weird Thrift Store Haul

  1. Sure is nice whatever it is.

  2. That there is a tonneau cover for a pickup box…or whatever else you desire to use it for.

  3. Part of a pickup truck bed cover. Lockable. Long as the cat likes it, it’s good!!

  4. Hmm, almost looks like it is insulated. Door to a walk in freezer or a refrigerated truck? They are probably right about it being a tonneau though, makes sense that it is both lockable and removable and can fold back for access to the bed. The chooks won’t mind.

  5. Until the third photo, I thought it was the cat. I got excited that I might be able to get $14.95 for mine.

    • lifeintheboomerlane: You might do better than $14.95 if the cat has skills. A good sleeper cat, for instance, will go higher most places than it would somewhere else. And if you have one able to operate a book store it should go higher yet. Just depends on the cat. These four are Reiki Masters, all, and I’ve turned down offers of good money for them. Gracias, Jules

  6. That’s my sort of shopping!

  7. I have no idea what it is, but if the cat likes it…it’s a keeper 🙂

  8. You are funny. We miss being where we can pick up interesting thrift store stuff that isn’t books (though they’re nice) or more clothes (ditto). Looks like just the thing – for something! 😉

    • Hi bela. Good seing you come by for a visit. Yeah, I count myself a lucky man to be where thrift stores share the geography in the nearest town of any size. Gracias, J

  9. Looks like it held water in its former life.

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