Norton Sales surplus store, North Hollywood

A few months ago I took a trip to see my good friend Dan Reetz in Los Angeles. He took me to Norton Sales in North Hollywood, a surplus store specializing in space program castoffs, and which has an enormous warehouse of same. We spent a happy hour clambering through the mostly unidentifiable technical detritus of the nation's space program.

I found some welding goggles and mugged for the camera. Thanks to Dan Reetz for the image and the post-shooping. I don't know what that thing that I'm holding is.


I found a Univac tape used in the Polaris program. There are fun things like this tucked into all sorts of unlikely corners.


Also, an individually-wrapped screw. Your tax dollars at work.