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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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For Scottvez - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Wade Boggs 3000th hit - Baseballin Baseball
Radio Cassette Player - Radiosin Radios
Oil painting 
Harrington & Richardson Sahara 
Jaw bone of a ??? 
Not a Lamp a Heater - Lampsin Lamps
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Dual use tool - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
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  1. The wood is red cedar. Doesn't even come close to walnut. One is a hardwood the other a softwood. I have red cedar shipped to me from KY because it is so unusual and each piece finishes differently.
  2. Picture #1 shows dark lines behind the glass which makes me think either silver back or tin-mercury back. Either would put it before 1940.
  3. Actually I did a typo, there is only one "t" in wainscoting. If you are interested in wood working and some of the history, there is a book called "A Reverence For Wood". It was written by a guy named...
  4. We don't do new anymore, getting too old. We do some antique parts for rebuilds on chairs, furniture etc. and we have antique molding head cutters for stuff like wainscoting, crown molding etc. People...
  5. Not at all sneaky, that is how you can be sure you only make one of a kind. We branded our items but the lathes that were true were for things like vases and bowls where you wanted a set. Or possibly ...
  6. This is way small for an actual hunting decoy and the design painted on it doesn't seem to match. It may have been part of a line but I would sooner think it was a display model.
  7. When we were more active in turning we had three lathes set up. One was always set out of alignment so it never turned a true round. By doing that you never create the same item a second time. Each on...
  8. All I can say is it reminds me of Hasenfeffer, black beans, peppers and green Longusta wine. Happy Easter and Wester.
  9. I got the above from a site that translates Inuit and they came up with Timothy, I added the question marks. The chart does actually list the symbols as ti-mu-ti
  10. Timothy: ??? (Timuti).
  11. I do think it was hand carved but it was definitely turned first on an old very out of line lathe or other power tool. The grooves speak of it being turned. Now you have added the fact that the top on...
  12. These are great little pieces and I would venture to say made by a home hobbyist. I say that because of the material they used. Like the copper wire, rivet, grinding wheel and the saw blade is either ...
  13. I can't see the end real good but three things come to mind and they are usually a set. A channeler, creaser or a strip cutter. All were used in leather work especially things like a saddle maker but ...
  14. I agree with vetraio50. If the back cushions were down the seat cushions would reach the front behind your knees and the wooden gingerbread would show above the back cushion.
  15. This is unusual. I would venture to say (looking at where I can see unfinished wood) it may be Honduran Mahogany. The point that caught my attention was the carving in the lid. It shows rotary marks o...
  16. When I said emergency brake I was talking today. This would have attached to a hand brake. Some of us remember when a long lever was squeezed and pulled for a brake. Hand brakes were used on cars, tru...
  17. This one was worn on the opposite collar from your U.S. which is posted above.
  18. Not infantry, everyone wore it regardless of their MOS. The other collar brass indicated if you were infantry, artillery, MP etc. They were used way beyond the 50's.
  19. I would have to say it would be a type of secretary desk. Either the pictures or my eyes are a little fuzzy but it looks like hard pine. I think saying it is 100 years old would probably be close. Loo...
  20. We got these in 1956 or 58 and as I recall they were quite hard. Amazing it survived, must have been very well taken care of. Love it.
  21. Wood looks like it is about ready. You won't freeze. I miss the wood stove but doubt I could swing the maul for long these days.
  22. Before you worry about parts you might want to identify who made them and the exact units you have.
  23. Most certainly a neat item. It may not be rare but it is unusual in it's own way. Another lesson learned.
  24. You do fly fishing? My brother in law teaches fly fishing classes for fish and game up in the Tilton, Laconia area. I lived down in the Monadnock Region use to fish mostly back country streams off the...
  25. Yup, much as I enjoyed the ice man coming twice a week when I was a kid, I ain't a kid no more. Did you get any bets laid down on ice out this year? Weather this last week up there is going to mess up...
  26. I see a NH license plate by the saw. Most old farm steads up their had their own ice house dug in out the back door. I never could figure out why they had their dump beside the ice house except both w...
  27. I found the same exact thing but in better condition online and it was posted as a 1947 RCA. Hope the date and maker helps.
  28. I agree with aghcollect.
  29. My late mother in law (she isn't really late she is dead, we just call her late) had a bunch of this type stuff. She was a school teacher for over 30 years and every year the kids would give her gifts...
  30. Pretty rough shape but resembles an adjustable emergency brake clevis from the late 40's or 50's.
  31. Metal looks a little light weight for a fireplace but why not? I would have guessed a shoe shine stand or step up in a barber shop. Regardless it is a nice piece.
  32. Unfortunately I never thought about collecting knives. Every time I would get one I just threw it in a box out in the shop and forgot it. A year or so ago I got a bunch of them in the bottom of a box ...
  33. Now we are talking memories. I grew up in VT. We called these church keys. You put a string through the hole in the handle and hung it from your rear view mirror in your car. Everyone had a church key...
  34. I can tell you that when it comes to stamps condition is all important.
  35. How I miss those rivers. Brings back memories of when I didn't live in a city. Thanks.
  36. This is commonly called a butterfly knife. If it has another name I have no idea what it may have been. If you Google butterfly knife you will get lots of images to compare it to.
  37. You might research Valet Razor Company. They made gold plated razors. Their top line stuff was marked Valet but I think they also had lower cost unmarked units. They average around $10 unless you happ...
  38. What you have of it reminds me of an antique cream separator (before stainless steel). I may well be totally wrong but that is what it reminds me of.
  39. Places now gone list Josiah Barnes as having been an apprentice to two different cutlers in England. You need to keep in mind there were two Josiah Barnes and sort out what you have. I believe you hav...
  40. The pair on the link below has a sale pending for $225. These are also unmarked so obviously someone collects them. http://www.rubylane.com/item/656453-r2986/Early-Coin-Silver-Eye-Glasses
  41. Starting in 1907 anything made of coins silver in the U.S. had to be marked coin silver. So if these are actually coin silver and not marked that should help you with the date for research purposes. T...
  42. Very nice looking set. I wish I had the entire set but have only the knife. I never set out to collect knives but somehow ended up with about three dozen. When AR-8 was posting he was an enormous help...
  43. You are pretty much right on about how rolled gold is made. Unfortunately most places buying gold scrap don't want it because there is so little gold and the recovery process is expensive.
  44. The pump on this link has the base but is in color. It also has the original tag on it. There aren't any bids on it but then the price is way out of line. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Gas-Statio...
  45. I didn't see the name of the expert or his/her qualifications to identify these. In all fairness you should identify the expert and the qualifications. I suspect someone used Google Images and grabbed...
  46. Go to their web site and you can research everything they made.
  47. This one looks better. The under side of these weren't painted. We had different ones on different tables for orders, deliveries, paid etc. Some were just the bare metal. End of the day they all went ...
  48. He did a fine job with this trunk. Cedar isn't the easiest wood to work with because it is a soft wood and likes to split and splinter but it makes a beautiful finished product. This will last you a l...
  49. Neat item. I remember these from puncturing the palm of my hand. I was working in a florists shop and when you sold something you put the paper copy of the sale on this . You learned quickly to not pu...
  50. dlar511 - I can tell you this one we have was purchased in either Camden, NJ or in Philly.
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