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A Look at the Noruko Method of Kokeshi Doll-making. - Dollsin Dolls
Re: What The Hell is This For Sean - Moviesin Movies
Bossons Wall Art Repair or Fun With A Mr. Sharpie 
Hot Water Urn  - Kitchenin Kitchen
Trick Coin Machined From Two Coins - US Coinsin US Coins


  1. Only thing I see is Mary Sa... . ;) T A
  2. A very similar piece was used to open and close some old style skylights and transom windows, I think it's called a pole hook. T A
  3. Weights for a scale. (Sometimes called opium weights). T A
  4. And there isn't any marks on the outer case, just the dust cover? And can you check the brassing I think I see on the bottom between six and seven o'clock isn't a piece of green lint stuck to it? ...
  5. There are several articles celebrating the commercial sucsess of rolling pure nickel on steel in 1920. Giving time for product development, that still fits into your timeline. T A
  6. Would you please post it? Thanks, T A
  7. It's a 35 mm filmstrip and it would have had a record album to go with it providing the dialogue. T A
  8. It doesn't look like much of the original radio is left. That plug is for the speaker, it plugs into the back of the radio chassis (if it's there). Please post a full back photo. T A
  9. From Wiki: Launched: 25 September 1943 Commissioned: 12 January 1944 Decommissioned: 1 August 1962 Struck: 15 April 1973 Honors and awards: 1 battle star (World War II) 4 battle stars (Korea) ...
  10. The numbers maybe from an insurance agent, they sometimes scribe inventory ID numbers on the silver when a comprehensive policy is purchased. T A
  11. Please show the marks. I can see where the case has pitting which has green corrosion because the base metal is exposed. (And the movement is of low quality, not sure any manufacturers would put it in...
  12. Is the gold filled case or dust cover marked in any way (besides service scribed numbers). T A
  13. Here is a simular styled piece, metal bedroom furnature was a thing at one point. T A
  14. Very interesting, if you ever find out where the coin is from, please let us know. T A
  15. From the CW Tiffany page: "Tiffany began selling silverware in 1847, most of which was produced in Europe. Shortly thereafter, German-trained designer Gustav Herter was hired to execute Tiffany produc...
  16. You're welcome. Keep'em coming! T A
  17. Old die showing polishing artifacts; nearing the end of it's striking life. T A
  18. They are meant to be a paperweight that may or may not accurately keep time. Some come with a a little stand too. T A
  19. I'd say you are on the right track. T A
  20. Try Google to tell you what that word means... ;) T A
  21. I get a kick out of the ones that say Patek Philippe. T A
  22. Sorry to ask, but would you please post clearer photos. There are Middle Eastern/Asia versions with photocopied dials and crude brass movements that sell for a few dollars in the street bazaars. Can't...
  23. For a bit of info, perhaps start here: T A
  24. You're welcome. T A
  25. From far away it looks a bit like a 45 record adapter too: When I saw that and "DJ" that's why I clicked on through. No, I don...
  26. The art of circuit boards, nice. T A
  27. It's faux painted to look like Jasperware. (There is a very visible mold seam on the side, Wedgwood QC allows light fingerprints as it shows that it is handmade, but I don't think mold seams would pas...
  28. Try the search term "reversible candleholder". A few similar styles will come up in the picture search. T A
  29. Yes, I saw that. You're not a bad guy, some people just can't or wouldn't take a joke. T A
  30. Why did you delete my answer... T A
  31. You're very welcome. T A
  32. Soap pot= bean pot ;) T A
  33. In photo two, at the five o'clock position on the ball part, you can see two dings where the copper was dented. T A
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  35. I put "stone" in brackets because I know it's really copper. T A
  36. It may have been for soldering. The copper wedge (stone) is heated with a burner or torch. Plumbing, roofing, auto fenders, etc. Used crude irons to melt lead/tin solder. T A
  37. Cowboys, beans, priceless. T A P. S. Love the A. K.
  38. THOMAS BRADBURY & SONS LTD. Here is the company's catalog, on page 30, dead center is a very ornate version they made: T ...
  39. A nice brandy warmer. T A
  40. You would melt the pot before the gold melted... T A
  41. Not really sure if you would find out. A few companies made them with a name or patent notice on them, over time, they were made in various places by many people. I don't think yours is from the 1880'...
  42. Sack stitching tool. T A
  43. Your personal value is more than it's intrinsic value, as it is a replica of a real coin. T A
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  45. Just call it plastic, easier that way. T A
  46. Budai, Pu-Tai, (Hotei in Japan) not to be confused for Siddhartha Gautama. T A
  47. Not sure which post you're going to keep, so: While somewhat beautiful and seemingly made from exotic looking materials, at the end of the day most of these turn out to be made of plastic (resin). ...
  48. Perhaps Serpentine. T A
  49. Has the look of plastic resin. T A
  50. In Tibet Kuan Yin is known as Chenrezig and is thought to be reincarnated in H. H. the Dalai Lama. T A
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