One of the peculiarities of squats is that items occasionally lose their owner. In the days I had a squatting boyfriend, I lost a mandarin and a glove, but gained a T-shirt. These things happen because somebody puts something somewhere. Person A owns item B, which he takes to squat C. For whatever reason, he leaves item B at the squat, and either forgets about them or resigns ownership. The next owner will then be decided by the first to pick it up and realize: " Hey! This's been here forever! The owner will not be back here, so I might as well keep it."
At antisquats, it can be just the same. At my sister's ex-place, a former school in the Lulofsstraat in The Hague, there were 4 couches, 6 chairs, a trampoline and a broken pinball table. When the place had to be cleared, my father and I were allowed to take the pin with us.
Getting it home was not an easy task. We didn't have the time to take it home with the truck we rented for the removal, and the table had to be cleared. So we dumped it at Grandma's place for a week. A week later we were just too busy to pick it up, and we couldn't rent a car on such short notice. A week after that, we couldn't rent anything either, so we just went to granny by car, see if it would fit. It didn't. We busted the car fan while trying.
A week later, we rented a trailer. And so we finally picked up the machine.
And then came the restoring. We're still working on it, but at least we got our baby going. I'm keeping a blog on it at blogspot.
Theme: Outer Space
Made By: Williams
Built in: 1986
Height: 73 3/4 inch = 187 cm,
Height with backbox folded: 53 inch = 135 cm
Width: 30 1/4 in = 77 cm
Depth: 53 in = 135 cm
Weight: 225 lbs = 102 kg.
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