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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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Police & Fire Badges - Firefightingin Firefighting
Story Time Chair - Furniturein Furniture
1969 Ashtray - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
What is/was Hell Shock? Mobfest?  - Musicin Music
Shoe clips?? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Ugly Ear Rings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Where is Manikin? - Toysin Toys
Army Ranger Patch - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Book on WWI with letter - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
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  1. The wood is either Ash or Oak I suspect it is Ash from the pictures. I would say it was made after the 1940's so it is vintage. Not a gold mine but has good value which will increase if it is taken ca...
  2. Solingen was very heavily bombed during WWII and many records were lost. I have had a number of knives from there and was able to trace them. Unfortunately the name Solingen alone doesn't mean much. T...
  3. You probably won't like my answer but I will post anyway. These were probably made by someone who worked with wood as a hobby. The plans and angles of cut for the glue up was featured in the Home Hand...
  4. I had one like this years ago and had to sell it.....my wife couldn't pull it fast enough to get anything done.
  5. Years ago I lived in a very small town named Hancock, NH. Of all things there was the remains of what was once a very big clothes pin factory. A then family member had clothes pins quite similar and c...
  6. I was curious if anyone knows of badges with a similar history?
  7. They aren't actually antiques yet. I have the same set plus numbers 0 thru 9 in the same finger jointed box. I got mine for a similar price from the original owner who bought them post WWII. I have he...
  8. I agree with Scott on the age issue. As for the wood on the back, that is called secondary wood. Cheaper and thinner wood was used where it wouldn't show. Therefore it may be any species that was sell...
  9. Looks like some tried to pin test it and wasn't happy with the results.
  10. Those aren't wooden pegs they are button plugs. You use them to cover holes where you put screws in a countersunk hole.
  11. If they are cast iron they are probably clinker grabbers. A blacksmith might have used them or even someone clearing a coal stove grate.
  12. Keep in mind that if this was refurbished, the individual who did the work would have signed his work. Signing your work is a kind of advertising. You work for a little less doing the job with the agr...
  13. Based on the last picture (the drawer) I would say 1930's or later. The top dovetail locks the side and there is a step down from the drawer front panel to the side. More importantly is the bottom joi...
  14. My ex wife stepped on one of these and the scale said; One at a time Please. Hehehehe!
  15. Are you serious.....replace the casters????????? Casters speak for the age and the ones you have are probably worth more than the $45 you paid as they appear to be original.
  16. That is called a bit brace. Very common but this one is in terrible shape.
  17. Thanks for the reply. I wondered because I collect Hubley stops but not book ends or toys unless the toys are marked with Fish along with Hubley.
  18. These are left facing one piece stops. Who authenticated them as Hubley?
  19. Never seen the exact tool but lots of similar ones. They were used to poke down in a hot bed of coals in a coal stove to clear the grates so air could flow. There was another tool that was a clinker g...
  20. It is a socket wedge. It is a wedge with a socketed handle. They turned out to be not very useful and gave way to solid steel wedges. Good item that you don't see much anymore.
  21. If you are going to use it as a display piece, no matter where it was made. I keep one that is a bit more hearty outside my back door. We get opossums at night and big snakes during the day. The mache...
  22. I added more pic's from Hal Taylor's web site. http://www.haltaylor.com/storytime.html
  23. What are the dimensions??? Looks like an old thunder jug.
  24. Not only built by Hal Taylor but designed by him also. I ran across his work while researching a totally different chair. He seems to be quite a guy.
  25. Balloon Style???? Sounds like a lot of hot air to me! ;)
  26. Thanks to all for the loves. I thought it worthy of posting in the event others come across one and question what it is called.
  27. This chair is not an antique but certainly is a unique collectable.
  28. Here is a modern version, yours is much older. It was an idea that never took off. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Brass-Hammer-Ice-Pick-Bottle-Opener-Bar-Tool-Carpenter-Man-Cave-/272111860749?hash...
  29. Looks like what was called a "handyman's can opener". They also came with a bottle opener for bottles with a metal cap . It/they were a novelty item but did work.....kind of worked. There was also one...
  30. Interesting article Walks, thanks for posting it. It pretty much backs up most of the above comments. Always nice to have more info. Mani has a keeper.
  31. Your take is fine but not fact. If you research the phrase you will learn that your rendition is a myth. No disrespect intended just thought you should have made the reference to the phrase a bit more...
  32. There is a white one like the above post for sale on ebay right now.
  33. Thanks to all. We kept a few of the odd ashtrays and the unusual ones. Going to pass them on to the youngest son and his son who is collecting at 7 years old. Just picked up an off blue color ashtray ...
  34. I am glad Scott agrees I did say machine cut joints were becoming the new thing. I will email you Mani, things are good on this end for now.
  35. History of the phrase in America and England doesn't support the theory of dirt floors and sagging ropes. It is supported as a well known myth.
  36. Hotairfan is correct, they were intended for use with a fly fishing set up.
  37. I think I still have some of these somewhere. They were useless. They came out in different colors in packs of 5 or 10 back in the 1980's. They were sold more in department stores like Ames than in sp...
  38. Being machine cut is obvious to anyone who has ever seen a hand cut cove and pin joint.
  39. Eastlake used cove and pin dovetails on quite a few of it's pieces. It was really time consuming to make this joint. They started to phase it out in America 1890 when mass production and machine cut j...
  40. I was pretty much looking at whether the handle was socketed or solid steel. Can't see if this one is hollow but it is certainly well mushroomed from striking it. The markings I don't know except ther...
  41. Can't see much in the pictures and no dimensions but the thickness of the steel in pic #2 would lead me to think it is a timber slip.
  42. Picture #3 is a bit blurry but that design dovetail was commonly used from 1790 all the way to mid and late 1800's.
  43. So you are telling us that from the floor to the top of the desk it is 48 inches. I find that hard to believe for any desk. The large drawers in this desk appear to be standard 8 inch drawers with a 3...
  44. Do you know how tall 4 1/2 feet is? The desk would be chest high for an average person. A standard desk is 29.5 inches. You are talking almost double that. You are correct about it being pine. Showing...
  45. These were called a chair desk or desk chair. This one is newer. Old ones had an ink well hole and a pencil groove at the top front. Older also had a one piece desk top where this one appears to have ...
  46. Looks like a modern version of an apothecary desk with a mixing top.
  47. The handle has been whipped with wire and bound with what looks like electrical tape which is quite common. Sorby has a web site and can probably answer your questions if you contact them with picture...
  48. I have an old full box of S&W .32 long out in the shop. I got them with an old 1897 Forehand .32 with an octagonal barrel which sits here on the desk. I wouldn't dare trying to fire it but the action ...
  49. I was thinking a couple of days ago, it has been 48 years since I laid in a bunker and woke up to GOOD MORNING VIETNAM in my radio ear phone. Adrain Croneur (spelling) started that wake up tradition. ...
  50. Check this link http://svalbardrepublic.org/ebay/union-knife-hatchet-0311.htm
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