A public auction of surplus items ranging from photographic equipment to towing tractors is scheduled Aug. 10 at Hill Air Force Base's building S-890.

Bidding begins at 9 a.m. that day, according to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office, but the sale items will be available for inspection beginning Aug. 1, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.Among the 233 items up for sale are restaurant equipment, photographic components, sleeping bags, wrenches, engine blocks, office machines, towbars, valves, hardware, tool boxes, vehicular equipment, clothing, tools, filmcard readers, shipping and storage containers, fans, and towing tractors.

More information is available from the marketing office, 777-6557.