Up the road a ways, on S.C. 21 between Blythewood and Ridgeway, is place of uncanny curiousness. I have passed by it more times than I can count, and finally, on a recent day, I decided it was the day to stop and see what was behind a sign by the side of the road which sported most of a 1932 Chevrolet coupe on the top half and the words, “Branham’s PRECIOUS METALS – We Find Vintage Iron” on the bottom half. Boy howdy was I glad I hit the brakes.
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Rodger Branham's passion is old and unique stuff. Some may call his business, located between Ridgeway and Blythewood on Highway 21, a junkyard, but he refers to it as Branham's Precious Metals. And for those needing a part to a vintage vehicle, he might just be the man to see.
Branham's Precious Metals, a gem of a junkyard
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