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fhrjr2

West, Florida

Just old and finally have time to go through things and figure out what I have. A little of everything I would say.

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Show of Support - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Little gun (Post #2) - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
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Old Barns and Manikins - Photographsin Photographs
Prince Ugly - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Wooden Bowl - Kitchenin Kitchen
Wooden Lamps 4 Vintagefran - Lampsin Lamps
Wood examples for identification 
Bolivian Rosewood 
Red Cedar Ring Tree 

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  1. I had no doubt about the hardware. I never happened to see a double desk with a front shelf, let alone a shelf mounted directly over ink wells. I have seen them with two ink wells, both at the right h...
  2. Looks like a poor man's smoke stand. You would keep your pipes and humidor in there.
  3. If this were my chair it would come in and get a nice rub of boiled linseed oil (not raw linseed oil). Then I would put it beside my bed where I knew where it is. No I am not senile, I would leave roo...
  4. If you research through the very early Sears catalogs you will probably find these. Many were mass produced in Grand Rapids and shipped all over the place. They originally sold for anywhere from $2. 5...
  5. As I recall....watching one of these being used was like the way they do latch hook rugs now days. There was a system to it that looked difficult but if you knew how to do it then you could make it lo...
  6. Check this site. You will find several of them.
  7. I have only ever seen them used on patchwork quilts long ago. They were different than this but basically similar in design.
  8. I thought it said: The cats scratch here. I'm not to good with translations but I can do wonders playing the radio.
  9. Working end looks like this was used on leather.
  10. I really wonder where you ever saw a desk like this? I would like to see a site that shows them and the history behind them. The entire design defies everything I have seen so I would love to see more...
  11. Yes I was referring to the fact that the pictures do not enlarge. Doesn't really matter but normally they do. You can research them quite easily. They are pressed back (not hand carved) and spindle cu...
  12. I am unique to but fixing me up would cost more than the finished product is worth. I think this item falls into the same category.
  13. The pictures don't expand so that makes it more difficult. The older looking one appears to be a single pass press which makes a difference if you go to date the chairs.
  14. Looks like the front end of a 74 Simca that has been modified to me. My BMW post was sarcasm (as usual).
  15. I remember double desks but not like this one. Quite a different design.
  16. I have seen similar items but they were made in Europe. I think Italy but not positive.
  17. Certainly looks German, just compare it to a BMW craftsmanship.
  18. I would say it is a twist capper but not for crown caps. Different type cap.
  19. Based on the C.O.O. markings I would say this is 1970 to 1990's. Obviously contacting the site directly will be more accurate information.
  20. It is an angle divider although I never saw one this big. Perhaps it was a training aid used in a classroom. They have many uses from surveying to shooting an azimuth to laying out construction plans ...
  21. DAM! I was gonna say it was to keep your bug collection in. Oh well.
  22. Mani I need to get pic's of my friends spare bedroom for you. No bed just shelves all the way around, floor to ceiling with unopened Barbie dolls. She had started collecting them 30 or 40 years ago as...
  23. Believing an antique shop salesman is like dealing with a used car dealer. You better know more than he does and take what he says with a grain of salt unless he can qualify his statement. You are obv...
  24. I never did Ivory but I have carved antler. Looks quite similar to fallow deer antler.
  25. In spite of that look at the way they are cut. Two totally different designs with opposing grain to everything else.
  26. Yes, to the left and right of the raised panel in the center top.
  27. I just enlarged this and I don't think either of the face plates are original.
  28. From what I can see I would guess it was probably made sometime around 1930's possibly a little earlier. Difficult to see if those are pinned dovetails of if it was done after the fact. The piece is t...
  29. Nice clear maple piece. I seriously doubt many today remember using one. Today you have to have a steering wheel or shopping cart in front of you before you use the phone. Makes me recall the days whe...
  30. The drawers were machine cut which would indicate this was made at some point after the mid 1940's. I would think probably very late 40's or early 50's. Most don't have a key or working locks as the k...
  31. Land lines here are so old and so dry rotted you can't even get a dial tone. I used wire cutters to cure the problem. Verizon wouldn't upgrade and they were the only option. Then they wouldn't pull th...
  32. Manikin will let you know. She is a doll that loves dolls. If she doesn't know then nobody does.
  33. I will but not tonight, it has seed in it for my parrots so it needs to be cleaned up.
  34. This isn't terribly old and may have been used to store anything. The deep drawers don't really tell the story so it may have been used for sheets or blankets. The secondary wood is pine or spruce of ...
  35. Those pegs are show, not real. That was popular very late 50's and early 60's.
  36. I do what I can.......did you notice how the cameras on these new phones can zoom in? Makes it easy to record beach erosion.
  37. I am not sure what you are looking for with your questions. What does anyone use a dresser for? The use should be fairly obvious.
  38. I used this as a template for one I turned out of Padhuka wood. I made the outer groove wide enough to accommodate Pringles potato chips and hollowed out the center for a shallow cut crystal bowl for ...
  39. Look for a moment at the grade of wood used. Low grade and full of knots. Finished in some areas and rough saw marks in other areas. The ink on the inside of the top says a shipping crate that was reu...
  40. You need to understand I like to keep an eye on the environment. Thongs I mean Things change and we need to be aware of sudden changes. I try to do my part. I will suffer through it.
  41. http://www.925-1000.com/enyc_Overview.html That is a link to international, known silver hallmarks. The new picture is a blur but perhaps you can read it and match it up.
  42. I was never in the Navy but there are some nice "waves" there.
  43. I think your date is pretty well on the mark. Not many people around anymore that used one of these. They worked fairly well for melting lead to pour a joint.
  44. Close up of pic #1 looks pewter from here.
  45. Well..........not exactly...I did think about it and went out for a look. Never rush into things, always think first. I am in think mode. Not super hot mid 90's but low humidity and a nice breeze comi...
  46. Actually it was either reply or mow the backyard.........what can I say? Duty called.
  47. You forgot to mention what time happy hour starts! Nobody wants to be late. Nice looking piece.
  48. Read the data plate and go on the singer site, they have an archive and you can research it yourself with the serial number.
  49. He would also like a clear picture of the castors on this piece. I can't see them well but believe it or not they can date the piece if original. This isn't an antique yet but I think it is getting th...
  50. I think you may have been hosed on this. The raised panel, frame around the front panel and the way the stretcher on the inside top is beveled don't look right. I can't see the metal work well but it ...
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