Pluggers by Gary Brookins

Pluggers

Comments (20) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. KasparV

    KasparV said, about 2 years ago

    I know the feeling well. I inherited my grandfathers collection and junk drawer, and it’s still true.

  2. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 2 years ago

    do not forget you have a ton of them but you got to the hardware store to buy some because none of the ones you have work

  3. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, about 2 years ago

    Also, if you need three, you must buy a package of 10, adding to your collection. Of course, five of those seven will migrate to wherever socks go.

  4. Jonni Ponni

    Jonni Ponni GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I’d rate it higher, but in the top ten is satisfying.

  5. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, about 2 years ago

    Oh yeah, we have that collection!

  6. Sangelia

    Sangelia said, about 2 years ago

    same here for that collection.

  7. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) said, about 2 years ago

    Yup. I even have a jar my dad passed on. That one has to be 75+

  8. Jolly1995

    Jolly1995 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    well i definitely qualify for ‘plugger hood’ cause i have an old 1lb Chock Full o’Nuts coffee can – must be 50 yrs old at least. I still have the little scoops that came with it and use them every day! thanks for this one!!

  9. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, about 2 years ago

    You should see his wife’s button collection.

  10. abesnake

    abesnake said, about 2 years ago

    In the shop I worked in, this collection was called “the million dollar can” because every so often you found just the right screw, bolt, nut or whatsis you needed and that was worth a million dollars (or so it felt).

  11. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Jolly1995

    I have a 1lb Maxwell coffee can from the late 1960s. The new “pound” is about 13 ozs, unless they’ve shrunk it further. I buy bulk coffee beans so all that is mute. Got that missing screws problem myself. Wait !  Did that come out right ?!

  12. abesnake

    abesnake said, about 2 years ago

    The new coffee cans aren’t even metal anymore!

  13. PipeTobacco

    PipeTobacco GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I’ve inherited my dad’s and it is in an old METAL Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco can. Of course, I also have a can of my own for the odds and ends I have, but mine is a cardboard can that had Sir Walter Raleigh in it.

  14. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    My dad left me a good drawer full of mixed wood screws, lag screws, machine bolts, plain and lock washers and nuts of various kinds from #000-120×3/32" machine screws to 3/4″×6″ lag bolts with matching anchors and radio transmitter antenna washers and nuts for up to 2-1/2" studs set into the concrete support pylons of towers as high as 600 meters (about 2,000’.) I had apprentices sort the some 40+ pound mess of hardware, it took eight of them five weeks to get through it all and pack them into 6 mil zip locks and jars. There was one box in the drawer that said that it had 10,000 #4-40×3/4", but it contained only 3,000 of the advertised content, but filled mostly every kind of #4-40 fastener imaginable. I sold a lot of the screws and stuff at a tag sale.

  15. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, about 2 years ago

    Sorting nuts, bolts and washers was my job as a kid at my Dad’s shop. I guess it kept me busy and he knew where I was.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (5).