I always have my eyes wide open when going into a 200 year old “restored” home. I am always intrigued by the unique old construction methods and some of the “upgrading” I find. Couldn’t help but smile when I found these two items on the basement work bench. I wonder if I can market them as a “pre-inspection” home owners repair kit. By the way…the house was in pretty good shape other than the rear foundation of the converted barn…loose stacked stone foundation that was shifting even as I tried to inspect it.