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Patrick's Blood and Gore

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This encyclopedic and occasionally irreverent site is the be-all and end-all for collectors of Stanley planes. Patrick Leach begins with the Bailey planes, whose patent Stanley acquired in 1869 to kick-start... Read More or Visit Site

Pattern Glass School

Pattern Glass School

If you need schooling on Victorian-era pressed glass tableware aka EAPG (Early American Pattern Glass) aka Pattern Glass, this is the place. Tuition-free and taught by 'granny', this online curriculum includes... Read More or Visit Site

Slide Rule Museum

Slide Rule Museum

Mike Konshak's amazing antique slide rule reference site 'dedicated to students and engineers of the past and present.' Includes extraordinarily detailed glossary, PDF library, timelines, usage instructions,... Read More or Visit Site

American Watch Company Web

American Watch Company Web

Tom McIntyre’s reference site on antique watches, especially those made by the American Watch Company (later known as the Waltham Watch Co.). See detailed photos and descriptions of watches by makers like... Read More or Visit Site

The American Memory Project

The American Memory Project

This amazing Library of Congress site includes about a hundred photo and document collections (see complete list) on topics ranging from baseball cards to WPA posters to railroad maps to Coca-Cola advertising... Read More or Visit Site

Post Office in Paradise

Post Office in Paradise

Post Office in Paradise showcases Hawaiian postal history from the years before Hawaii became a part of the United States. The site features a huge collection of colorful stamps, cover letters to foreign... Read More or Visit Site

Alloy Artifacts

Alloy Artifacts

A tool collectors’ dream, this site is a deep repository of photos and info on 20th century hand tools and the companies that made them. While heavily oriented toward wrenches, the site also features... Read More or Visit Site

The Lamps of H. G. McFaddin

The Lamps of H. G. McFaddin

Bruce Bleier's tribute to the Emeralite and Bellova lampshades made from Czech glass and popularized and distributed by the H. G. McFaddin Co. in the early 1900s. Includes numerous examples of both Emeralite... Read More or Visit Site

Fashion Doll Guide

Fashion Doll Guide

This site is all Barbie, all fashion from 1959 to 1972. Suzanne Maxwell lays out hundreds of period wardrobe choices, with pictures of vintage outfits in their original boxes. She offers comprehensive... Read More or Visit Site

View-Master Resource

View-Master Resource

While many people think of View-Masters as toys, Eddie Bowers, who runs View-Master Resource, clearly considers them serious photographic tools. In fact, the focus of his site is on shooting your own 3-D... Read More or Visit Site

Richard Mores Paperweight Photo Albums

Richard Mores Paperweight Photo Albums

Richard More’s stunning gallery of glass paperweights produced by the Ysart family from 1946 to 1980 (Ysart Brothers Glass, Vasart Glass Ltd., and Strathearn Glass Ltd). Scroll to the bottom to see the five... Read More or Visit Site

The Radio Attic's Archives

The Radio Attic

This photo gallery of over 7800 vintage radios, categorized by manufacturer and model number, is a group effort with hundreds of contributors. Worth visiting to see the sheer visual diversity of radio sets... Read More or Visit Site