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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Eclectic collector of fun and rarely seen conversation pieces.


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1950s/1960s Carnival Digger Game - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Antique Porcelain Hudson's Soap Advertising Sign - Signsin Signs
Antique Servant/Butler Bell Box - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Gilbert Fan - Officein Office
Antique Country Store Display Case - Advertisingin Advertising
1960s Kotex Vendor - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Time Magazine Sports Illustrated Advertising - Advertisingin Advertising
Mills Vest Pocket Slot Machine 1940s - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Rare 1930s Adams Gum Machine with Stand - Coin Operatedin Coin Operated
Antique General Electric Brass Fan - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware


  1. Great find!!
  2. Pjmaddy05 I did so much research it hurt my head! Bottom line, is that the market has dropped on these things. I ended up selling mine for next to nothing, so don't expect a good return. They are ...
  3. I have a very similar set also from an estate of a person whom I knew well, and they would date from the 1930s.
  4. AnythingObscure: Thank you once again for passing on your knowledge! Always appreciated!
  5. Gillian: Yes it is!
  6. japonaliya: Glad it just needs light touch up! I think a standard mannequin stand should work fine, you can see mine fairly clear in the picture. The part that inserts into the leg is square on min...
  7. japonaliya : Yes, that is one of Fusion's Disney pieces. You're very lucky to come across one, hang onto it!! :-)
  8. These were most definately not made as any sort of children's toy. It would be impossible to put any size child on something that "floats" back and forth without any sort of connection to the base. ...
  9. blunderbuss2, Nope, it's plain chrome. Probably a mech from a VP Plus, OR the original award card was swapped out for a regular.
  10. AnythingObscure: Thanks for the kind words. I love toys, and even more love sharing their story.
  11. Shelbydav: I look forward to hearing anything you can discover. I've done exhausting internet searches and found nothing. I've contacted several carousel clubs and associations who are not very hel...
  12. Shelbydav: Wow, that's amazing. You are a long way from me here in southern Ontario. I have no idea of the maker of this horse, and if you ever find out any information, please share. Meantime, en...
  13. Beautiful, and definately made by the same "source" who ever that may be! I know mine was purchased at an antique auction in Kentucky but that's all the info I have.
  14. Renetucaz: That's exciting!! No I still haven't found any information on where they might have been made, or how old they are. I'd love to see photos of yours, hope you post! If you find anything o...
  15. keramikos: Thank you for the additional info, I appreciate it, and yes I have actually ordered that book hoping there is some helpful information to continue my search. Appreciate all of everyone's...
  16. Bruce99: Thanks for that tip! It is definately Oak, made me grunt just to hang it on the wall, and yes I haven't done anything with the wood as of yet. I will try out your method and see if I can g...
  17. slackjack: Thanks again for the input. I think I will take it to a local clock repair and see what the cost will be to get it running correctly. I see from the example photos of the ITR clocks, tha...
  18. slackjack: Thanks very much for the info! Do you have any idea of the approximate year this would be from? The dial is tin with paper front, I didn't mention that. Is Seth Thomas a good movement, ...
  19. slackjack: I've added a photo of the movement, but I still think the pendulum is not a match. It is only attached by the midway slender slit, but there is no place where the top of the pendulum hang...
  20. PuS31nBoOTs, I have been in touch with Julie Gordon, we have mutual friends on Facebook and are planning on getting together so I can view more of her Mother's art. After I found this piece, I did a ...
  21. I would buy it in a minute! My guess is that it is an old railroad sign from very long ago!
  22. AnythingObscure: Thanks for the feedback, I have always been a lover of these old brass machines, and now happy to have found one, a small one, that I can manage! Yes they were made to last and damn ...
  23. I've added some additional photos of the register and it's beginnings. If it's hard to make out, the label indicates it's a "second hand register" thus the S206082P serial number. Sold to Canadian N...
  24. No, not marked. I'm pretty sure that would be cause for termination. Personal projects would never be allowed to use a company trademark.
  25. Good morning everyone. As always thank you for your valued comments! So about the chain and copper trimming. Unfortunately sometimes photos do not show the true colours. The copper trim is actuall...
  26. fhrjr2, I know where you're going with this question. The head appears straight on, not cantered to the right. I've also read on "expert" sites that it's more the norm than not, especially in large ...
  27. Wow, I've seen a lot of scales in my travels, but never one like this one. Hope you find your answer!
  28. Looks like an excellent quality "adjustable height" stool. Period. Nice piece!
  29. No info, but I bet there's not too many of those babies left around! And working too, that's great!
  30. I'm thinking a novelty "promotional" item you could fill with liquor. I think it's awesome! Great find!
  31. Thanks for the comments Ilikethings, I agree on the way the details fade in and out, and I was drawn to it for some reason. It's very different, and I guess that's why I appreciate the work so much. ...
  32. Thanks for all the comments folks, and no I did not mortgage the house to buy this "curiosity", I just found it interesting, and wanted to find out it's origin, or for certain exactly what it is. It'...
  33. Thanks for your thoughts fhrjr2, I never thought of it being a finial, and you could be correct. This is why I labelled this piece as a "mystery". However, don't be too convinced on the flexibility ...
  34. Thanks for your thoughts SpiritBear however definately not this old man. His cabinet of antiques were "real" antiques from old mining lanterns, to cast iron teapots, to old german clocks. This was a...
  35. Thanks for your comments folks, I had the same thoughts, however it is incredibly strong, the bottom of it is bent from pressure in it but still very strong in the rounded oval sort of shape. The old...
  36. You've got quite the stellar collection happening yourself sir! You've got many beautiful finds, I'm going to start raiding more garage sales in Ancaster now..... LOL
  37. Beautiful machine! Keep it in the family, and round up as many of those old coins as you can to keep it working.
  38. Nice farebox! I've been wanting one of these Johnson's. FYI, the little pin with the ball on it goes into the sleeve at the front. It was an anti-theft device. If the pin was out of the sleeve (li...
  39. I have this exact sign, and I just love it! I think from my research it's from the 60s but who cares, it's one of those things that just make you smile every time you look at it!
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