I restore antique motorcycles for a living , I collect I wide variety of items , but mostly advertising items .


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Fairchild Camera and Instrument Giant Bulb - Camerasin Cameras
Unknown Matthews metal stamps - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Mystery Motorcycle Badge  Golden Rocket - Medals Pins and Badgesin Medals Pins and B…
New Years Day gathering at Chand Bleils machine shop - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
NIWA axe head - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Happy Halloween ceramic/porcelain skulls - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Recent estate sale find vase  - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Brass Bust Machine Age Haganuer? - Figurinesin Figurines
Victorian Oval Painting on Porcelain - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Unknown tool / transfer tool gauge - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware


  1. Look up spencer rigging knife on Google images and wikiapedia for your answer.
  2. This is a yachtsmans rigging knife with a marlin spike. This repairing/maintaining sail rope/rigging.
  3. Advertising is my favorite art!
  4. I forgot to add , many funeral homes made their own caskets and as sideline to that business, they also made all kinds of furniture to sell during slow times. Most of it was stenciled with the company...
  5. An Irish mail.
  6. That piece looks more like an embalmers side table for his chemicals and instruments. A portable table to accompany the portable embalmers table for the body as embalming and viewing were done in the ...
  7. Yeah, what BB2 said! if you don't collect something , you can't be trusted!
  8. Thanks for the loves and all the info!
  9. You might need some help!
  10. I have a later version of this that I use a couple of times a week on invoices. This paper fastener ought to put back into production as it never needs staples!
  11. The iron ring on the one end tells me that it made for striking with a mallet or a hammer. This could possibly be for driving down the ends of kegs or barrels. What other cool stuff do you find in th...
  12. A lot of these travelers did not have markings for measuring. They were marked with talc/chalk and the revolutions were counted to determine the lenght of steel that needed to be cut to make the "tire...
  13. I will try that company Monday and see if they will enlighten me with that information, thanks for your reply.
  14. This a toothed stone hammer used by stone masons. A pretty nice example of an old tool.
  15. Yummy! Awesome piece!
  16. Priceless !
  17. Looks like "Gloria" was pretty proud of that piece, I know I would!
  18. Need a LOVE IT A LOT BUTTON as another choice!
  19. An old blacksmiths forge possibly made by Champion Forge. Looks to be in decent condition but missing the tuyere and possibly some other parts, a nice find!
  20. A very unique lighter , probably trench art. It looks like an old miners lamp/lantern. Google search miners lamp, images.
  21. Leave it as is! It will never look any better than it does now, the condition is awesome!
  22. I think they mean vegetable ivory , from the Tagua nut . Google search that and you will get better results!
  23. You know they made nose putty as well , you're gonna need a can of that to keep your can company!
  24. Reminds me of a coffin plate, very cool!
  25. Advertising, some of the best art ever created! Very cool!
  26. His real name is Bibendum, Google it.
  27. Looks to be a repro, this would have cost a lot more if it was real.
  28. Glue pot for hide glue or hot glue, missing insert. These are like a double boiler, water in bottom, glue in the top. Do a google search for glue pot and search images.
  29. Turn the bike upside down and see if there is a serial number on the short tube that the pedal crank passes through. This number or series of numbers and letters can be used to determine make and yea...
  30. I think this is for a glue pot, the insert and possibly the lid are missing.
  31. Thanks for the recent loves! The people on this sure post some awesome art glass! I believe I am hooked glass now!
  32. These are called "cuts". Dates are not usually on these and are usually made of Linotype metal , similar to lead with a copper wash. Google search " printer cut" for more information.
  33. Usually when a gauge has a red indicator it is usually for limits or a danger condition. Has pressure been applied to test this or is this revolution counter operated by a driven cable such as a tacho...
  34. It sure does look like that bike , doesn't it? Interesting site, thanks.
  35. Looks like it might be a carpet installers tool or part of one.
  36. Thanks for all the loves!
  37. The ultimate Coca Cola piece!
  38. Around here we call them yellow dog railroad torches or lamps. Do a google image search.
  39. Yeah, we don't do values here.
  40. These are awesome!
  41. I have this same lamp but with a different shade. I have seen this base many times with a different shade. This base is designed to hold pens or pencils in the front grooves and sides are for paper cl...
  42. I have one these with slight damage , about the same size, marked on the back reads, "made in Italy"
  43. My uncle was a magician and used a coin like this to change a penny into a dime and back to a penny.
  44. Can't help you with your ebay listings anymore!
  45. This pump is for a lamp, a lantern or an iron, it was used on all three before hand pumps were built into these items.
  46. Sure hope your not going to restore that car, it's too interesting the way it is!
  47. The dash base is for 1947 to 1961 HD, and the three light dash cover is for 1962 to 1967 HD. These are still pretty common and not yet considered rare, also both of these items have been reproduced by...
  48. Try this guy in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania, Bills Custom Cycles. This guy is a good source for obsolete HD parts, also try NOS Parts in Wellington , Ohio, another good source, good luck!
  49. Cabover , can you link pictures of these items on your bike? I think I know where one of these bikes is and I have expressed interest in it. It has been carefully stored for over twenty years and not ...
  50. I knew this was the place to get an answer! Thanks Tubeamp for your quick response! Thanks for all the loves!
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