Chains

I did a little dumpster diving early Friday morning. Not really diving but peeking into large containers that might harbor some nice cardboard.  I found a really nice, humongous container that I’ll certainly revisit.

Most things were wet from Thursday rain and hail. I found some old rusty snow chains that I just had to rescue.

They are very heavy and may be made for truck tires. They are wide, right?

I have never had to deal with tire chains in any way. I just like rusty things and chains and metal and here they are like metal drapes.

Since my last move four years ago I swore off dragging home rusty junk. I don’t want to end up like the junk farmers I see in American Pickers, acres of stuff they’ll never use, piles that just grow and grow until the earth reclaims  all of  it.

The hooks caught my eye and I’ve imagined being able to take lengths of the chain to make really butch jewelry.

Will my little electric saw cut through these links? I have metal blades.  These chains are completely functional, not broken at all. They are too heavy and well made to fall apart.

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2 Responses to “Chains”

  1. Wow! Great chains Darcy! I like rusty things too. I wonder why they were thrown away? They look like a chain ladder to me! I find that hook most intriguing…… a great find!

  2. The large, delightfully clean container from which I snatched them sits behind a vintage shop. There was also a broken old screen door painted a lovely shade of pink. I was crunched for time so I couldn’t stay longer but I’ll check it regularly from now on.

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