Urban Ore ZOMG

Oh, man, why didn’t I go to sooner? There’s a surplus store in the Twin Cities called Ax-Man, and Urban Ore looks like its Bay Area counterpart. We ran a story on it back in 2004, but it didn’t have –which are, as usual, after the jump.

Urban Ore

From out front. It’s a big place.

Old Motorola record player

An old Motorola record player . . .

Edison cylinder shaver

. . . and one of its ascendants, an even older Edison cylinder shaver. This is how you’d erase a wax cylinder.

All Toofs $3/jaw

All toofs at Urban Ore cost three dollars per jaw.


Here are some examples of such toofs.

Our Women's Collection

And here’s their women’s collection. Evidently their women collect doors, and put them in shipping containers. Hm.

Cats, Urban Ore

And finally: cats! There are a few others, but this was the only decent picture of them I got.

If you go: Urban Ore is at 900 Murray Street in Berkeley. The nearest BART station is Ashby.

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