PIC-ETT HARDWARE COUNTER DISPLAY RACK
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Every Friday evening Edna Bucknor would post her “Honey Do” list on the refrigerator door where husband Bud would be sure to see it when he visited the fridge for a cold beer. Bud would feign a grimace as he surveyed the long list of projects. Saturday morning, Edna would be sure and remind Bud again about the list and he would respond with some mutterings about having to go down to the hardware store to pickup some screws, bolts or another necessity required to complete the projects.
“It may be awhile honey, those parts are pretty hard to find,” he called back to his wife as he put on his coat and hat, then headed head out to the door.
Down at the Lincoln True Value Hardware store Bud was welcomed like a favorite son. he would saunter up to the counter and take his reserved seat on a tall stool, at the customer service counter. Store owner Jake Smurnoff would pour Bud a cup of coffee and the two begin their weekly ritual of shooting the bull about everything from fishing to politics. On the counter was a display rack which held small boxes of nuts and bolts. When Jake went to get Bud another cup of Joe, he would pull the few nuts, bolts and washers he needed for projects and place them in a small paper sack.
“Git what cha needed, Bud?” Jake asked as set the fresh cup of coffee in front of him.
“Oh I think so but I’m sure there’s something else I was suppose to get…I’ll have to think on it a bit,” Bud responded with a smirk.
Two or three hours later Bud would return home with a small bag of supplies just about the time Edna was taking off to visit her mother across town. “I’m not sure I’m going to have time to get to all those projects today,” He called out to her to her as he reached into the fridge for a beer. “The parts took a lot longer to find than I thought.”
For sale is a very cool point of sale retail display rack once used to house "pic-ett" boxes of nuts, bolts, washers and other fasteners made by Rockford. It measures 25" wide, 16" tall and 5" front-to-back and is constructed out of heavy gauge steel wire. It has features great blue and white graphics printed on a 23.5" X 4.25" sheet metal sign which and be removed and positioned forward or backward. It has four (4) 4" deep shelves that are spaced 2.5" above one another. The two bottom shelves each have a 1.5" wide sheet metal piece printed with hardware info. The support wire on the metal shelves are 2" apart. This rack stand on its own or could also be fastened to a wall. We are dating it to the 1970s-80s. Ready for up-cycle, this piece would make a fun hand towel rack, mug rack, curios, etc. or would also be great for craft supply storage.
This item is in very good vintage condition with straight wire and solid welds. The graphics are bright and we only found a few scuffs and scratches but no rust or other major issues.
$14.95 shipping to anywhere in the USA.
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