Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Got Glue?

I received this interesting letter a month or so ago from a product historian. He was interested in the glue shown in this picture.
Drawer to Shelf Transformation

I stumbled on your photos when doing an Internet keyword search. I thought I would write because I think you can help me on a project I am working on.

I am a product label historian doing some work on glue products, specifically Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Glue. I note in your "Drawer to Shelf Transformation" photos, you show an older design bottle of the Carpenter's Wood Glue that Elmer's made years ago. The out-of-production bottle and label you show is the ----exact variation---- I was looking for to preserve in the archives.

Since production of that label, Elmer's has now "completely redesigned" their labels and bottles to a solid orange plastic type bottle. Current inventory sold in my area only shows the newer design in stock. The only way to find older out of production examples is to contact consumers who may still have the bottles in a basement, attic, cabinet or workshop. Thus, you can see they are hard to find.

In short, since I found your photos, I thought you may still have that bottle. If you are willing and still have that bottle or one like it, I will make an offer of $20 for it, and/or buy you a new full bottle. Let me know. Thanks much and pardon this rather odd request, lol.

He sent me a gift certificate to Home Depot and I sent him the glue! The funny thing to me is that my father hordes old tins and all sorts of promotional/packaging stuff with the hopes of one day selling it. And, here I just blogging away and I get an offer for packaging!

You just never know what will come out of blogging!


Nutsy Coco said...

Wow! That's really interesting and what a nice little bonus for you!

Maridith said...

What are the chances? That is really cool. Who knew glue was worth that much!

Ruth said...

Wow~what a funny story. I'm sure you never dreamed that would happen.

HollyLynne said...

NICE! How random and fun!