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Teddy Roosevelt Old Bronze head.

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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I bought this years ago at a thirft store. Just thought it was very nice. Would like to know the value . Where it might have come from? Age? And what am I to do with it.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      I don't see any marks on the front-- there may be some on the back of it.

      How is it attached to the wood?

    2. philena, 10 years ago
      It's attached by a wood screw and there is a ingraved 103 in the wood. Thanks scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      I'd look for marks on the metal-- if you can easily take it off of the wood.

      If you can, post some photos of the back of the metal.

    4. philena, 10 years ago
      Will do thanks.......Like Arny said I'll be back
    5. philena, 10 years ago
      Hi Scott This what these old eyes can see ??? Crane TSOH ir TECH ?? Thanks
    6. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Can you post a picture?
    7. retro597, 10 years ago
      As a Teddy Roosevelt collector, I can venture a guess. Mind you my info is limited, just a collector and by no means an expert. Bronze plaques were made as souvenier items for just about everything Teddy did. From ocean voyages, trips to Africa, etc. While he was President and even after his death. A well known bronze by J E Fraser was made in 1920 after Teddy's death. Many other companies made them. So many Teddy items were made I doubt anyone has catalogued them all. This appears to be a posthumous plaque by someone. 1920-1925 was the high period for these.
    8. philena, 10 years ago
      New pictures
    9. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      The metal doesn't look like bronze on the back.

      And the wood doesn't look like high quality either.

      I think that the wording is "Crane Tech" and this was some sort of high school/ technical school metal shop project.

    10. philena, 10 years ago
      Gosh Scott you are the best. Thanks for your input. I thought I had a real smithsonian collectible. I live in Arlington, VA
    11. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 10 years ago
      still check philena scott isnt no expert by no means
    12. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Glad to help, philena.

      Van-- why not add to the discussion rather than cast disparaging comments?

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