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Reader's Exchange: Silk, buttons, slides and more can be yours

Madeline Hobrecht wrote in to offer several items to whomever would like them. First, she has slide magazines for an Argus automatic projector. She has two boxes of six magazines (one magazine is missing), in perfect condition. Next, Madeline has a box of silk material of various sizes, not cut, and a box of flannel material that has been cut and is ready to sew. With the flannel, she also has patterns to make sleeping garments. Madeline asks that you bring large brown bags to put these items in and leave the plastic box currently housing them. Finally, Madeline has a box of buttons on cards to give away. If you are interested in any or all of these items, please call Madeline in Clearwater at (727) 531-8241.

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Here's a great offer that might be perfect for a student at any level. Audrey Doster of St. Petersburg is giving away a complete set of the Encyclopedia Britannica, with its own bookcase. If you are interested, please call Audrey at (727) 577-8040.

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This offer may come in handy for one working on an at-home project. L. Gadbaw of Tampa has seven pieces of 1/4-inch tempered glass to give to anyone willing to pick them up. Each sheet is 6 feet 9 by 4 feet 8. Call (813) 920-5461 if you are interested.

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Frances Bejma of Clearwater was cleaning out the closet and found the old View-Master that her family enjoyed so much when they were young. Frances is going to give it to her grandaughter, who is a kindergarten teacher, for her students. Frances is hoping someone out there will have the paper discs for the View-Master that have various images on them. She is willing to pick up in the St. Petersburg-Largo-Clearwater area. If you can help Frances, please call her at (727) 796-4506.

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Vivian and Al Harrison need your help. They recently acquired a dining-card-bumper pool table. They say they know how to eat and play cards, but the problem is, they don't know how to play bumper pool. They are hoping someone in Reader's Exchange land will know how to set up and play bumper pool, and will be able to teach them. If you are that person, please call Vivian or Al in Dunedin at (727) 733-4246.

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Ann Stump of St. Petersburg is looking for two specific things. First, she is seeking an attic fan. Ann is also in the market for hearing aids for her father, who is in need of them in both ears. They are on a limited income, so they cannot afford new ones. If you can help Ann and her father, please call (727) 323-4952.

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Feels like there's an art-craft project coming on! Audrey Stine of Holiday has 46 men's ties from the 1950s and '60s. She says if you have an idea of what to do with them, they are yours. She can be reached at (727) 934-7146.

Thank you

Bob Stanton wrote in to thank all the nice people who located a Smith Corona supplier for his friend Louise William's old portable typewriter.

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or e-mail Please put "REX" in the subject line. Requests will be accepted only by mail or e-mail. This is an exchange column, so we will not run items that are for sale. Readers must agree to publication of phone numbers, including area code. Due to the volume of REX requests, it might take several weeks before your item appears in the paper.

Reader's Exchange: Silk, buttons, slides and more can be yours 06/04/10 [Last modified: Friday, June 4, 2010 4:30am]
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