Kydur

British Columbia, Canada

My name is Professor Felinius Gilosopher Collarsprocket IX, but you can just call me Kydur. I reside on the west coast of Canada and am an avid collector of nearly aMy name is Professor Felinius Gilosopher Collarsprocket IX, but you can just call me Kydur. I reside on the west coast of Canada and am an avid collector of nearly all things dated between 1885-1925: late Victorian, Edwardian, and early Art Deco. I especially like clocks, old brass, and anything mechanical. I love the Steampunk genre but am heartbroken when people destroy perfectly good (or restorable) antiques for the purpose of making something new. The term "Shabby Chic" and all it implies really grates on my nerves! My motto: "If something has endured for 100 years then it has earned the right to be preserved for 100 more." (Read more)

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Brass Spittoon/Cuspidor (All Famous Havanna 5-Cent Cigars) - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
Chicago Rock Island Pacific RR Spittoon / Cuspidor - Railroadianain Railroadiana
Electro-Automate Dynamo Flashlight (c.1920 France) - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Weeden #647 Model Steam Engine (c.1927-33) - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
1940s Bakelite Banker's Lamp - Lampsin Lamps
Dominion Belt-Drive Dual-Piston Electric Water Pump - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Simmons Full-Size Brass Bed - Furniturein Furniture
Back to the Future day! - Moviesin Movies
Ford Model T Car Jack - Classic Carsin Classic Cars
Carbide Lamp Parts - Classic Carsin Classic Cars

Comments

  1. The value of anything is subjective and based on what someone is willing to pay for it. It my case I paid CDN$10 and that seemed like a good value to me.
  2. This isn't a website for appraisals and valuations; you probably need to look elsewhere for that sort of information. That being said, value is whatever somebody is willing to pay for an item... I'd p...
  3. Can we see the charred results of your testing...?!
  4. Blunder, maybe it was a rare and expensive item made in the 1920s...?! Definitely worth the Twoonie I spent on it jscott. These are the only references I have been able to find: http://www.word...
  5. Could be a Dietz "Blizzard" hurricane lantern. I have a newer modern reproduction of something similar.
  6. If it's celluloid keep it far clear of the Christmas candles!
  7. It would be great to see a photo of the box, and all the other features you're describing in your text.
  8. Is that a switch or push-pull button of some sort on the base? What does it turn on/off?
  9. Put Gracia in quotes (i.e. "gracia") when doing a web search and you'll force the results you want.
  10. http://sewingparts.co.uk/gracia.html Contact the owner of the site. If they sell the parts they can probably tell you all about the machine!
  11. Thanks jscott.
  12. http://www.differencebetween.net/object/difference-between-steel-and-cast-iron/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R1Y6_g0DU8 It looks to me like cast iron. Are there more tabs along the top edge?...
  13. Thanks for the celebratory fireworks, antiquerose!
  14. I'm wondering why you think a cat is stupid if it climbs and sits in a tree?!
  15. Or maybe it's a funerary jar containing bodily fluids that were being analyzed during the 1918 Flu Pandemic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic). Nah... open it up, what's the worst th...
  16. What are the dimensions? Is the rectangular reflector a mirror? Is it fixed or adjustable? If adjustable, does it raise and lower as well as angle-tilt? If the tilt is adjustable, then knowing the min...
  17. I think it has a glass stopper and the stopper is likely stuck real good. This is a common problem with old glass bottles that have sat unopened for a long time. Here's some tips on releasing the stop...
  18. I was surprised too, knowing how brittle and crumbly Bakelite can sometimes get. There's a tiny bit of surface rust on the uncoated metal bits but that should be easy to remove with fine steel wool.
  19. It's the 3rd result when you Google 'singer sewing machine serial numbers'. It's the 19th result when you Google 'singer sewing machine'.
  20. According to the ISMACS Singer Sewing Machine database (the first link I provided for you in comment #2 above): B- 460201 511000 27 50800 July 28 1904 Your machine is Model #27 and 50,800 ...
  21. Alan, I found a frame that I think will suit my purposes. It needs some repair and refinishing, so it's yet another project, but I think I'm good. Thanks for the offer though.
  22. No problem. The fold-away functionality of this antique makes it more practical as a hide-a-bed than the modern ones; and nicer looking. Sometimes the old stuff just can't be improved upon!
  23. Not really sure about the date. The manufacture tags on the pump and motor were painted over in red and then partially sanded/scraped off again at a later time, leaving them quite badly scratched up a...
  24. Maybe the 'rockers' are just to facilitate the easy flip-movement up against a wall and out of the way when not in use? The headboard/baseboard folding over the mattress would certainly be a practical...
  25. The weird thing is that the PDF you supplied the link to is the same one that I pulled the quote from in my post description; but I never thought to scroll down into the photos to see if there was an ...
  26. Mcheconi, Thanks so much for the information and confirmation of the Frank Adams photo source! Have marked this mystery as solved and given you credit. Now if only I could track down information on...
  27. You can check your serial number with the Singer sewing machine database to determine the machine class (model number): http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/serial-numbers/singer-b-serie...
  28. I make out the name as "YAONOUMAY ENTERPRISE CO. LTD." Not that this helps much since nothing comes up on search engines. A really strange mystery, but a very nice little pot-belly stove.
  29. Great job! And what an inspiration for motivating myself to restore several of the old trunks I've acquired.
  30. Thanks for your help frisco, the Dr. Allan P. Bakke lead seemed much more exciting... I was somewhat disappointed when I discovered the name was Adolph.
  31. Thanks for the input and sleuthing, frisco. Your comment prompted me to do some detective work of my own and backtrack to the property of the people I purchased this item from at a yard sale last July...
  32. Antiquerose, it's all explained in the 3-page PDF that I supplied the link to in comment #4.
  33. Jscott, that bed has been completely disassembled in preparation for cleaning and polishing. There is one seized/stripped brass screw that will need to be drilled out and re-tapped. Three other screws...
  34. Wonderfully and irresistibly gauche!
  35. I have the same gumball machine but mine has a black stand. I think what you have is a a modern reproduction that are still available for purchase online: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055OR32...
  36. I should mention that you make want to investigate the legality of scanning/photographing this currency. The centennial dollar is still considered legal tender and those photographs may infringe on cu...
  37. Maybe when Prince William becomes King we can petition to persuade his wife Catherine to pose on our new currency like the woman on that 25-cent note...
  38. You may want to look for hidden drawers or panels where the Loan Shark hid her money!
  39. I never thought of that Caperkid, you are so right! All that's left is for the Leafs to have a good season! Is one of my favourite movies as well Virginia; I think I'm going to binge on 5 hours of ...
  40. Slackjack, can you tell me what car it's from? Perhaps provide some links to photos?
  41. Jscott, have got the Model T jack and carbide lamp temporarily attached (in all their rusted glory) sitting on a shelf for the moment, where it will undergo scrutiny before I decide if that's what I w...
  42. I had seen photos but never imagined I'd ever find one - it was quite a surprise!
  43. No marks or stamps that I can see, but then there is a lot of crusty surface rust so something might emerge once they're cleaned. Not sure whether I should clean them via acid dip, sandblasting, elect...
  44. The right knob is most likely used to switch between frequency bands. The top part of the dial is one band and the lower part is another.
  45. Thanks for the replies. Roy, are you able to point me to some similar examples of this item in reference to a milling machine? That would sure be appreciated! fhrjr2, why H.A. Bakke, and not just A...
  46. I was so inspired by the 'stache that I've been growing my own for the past nine months! It's now just as superb, but a little better groomed. Am not quite sold on the fellow's hairstyle though...
  47. Toy collecting isn't really my thing so I'm afraid I haven't any info on where/how to track down missing parts. However you may want to find some place that has a 3D printer (I think I read that Stapl...
  48. You and me both jscott; searched until my eyes were bleeding. I'm quite tenacious when tracking down information on these sorts of things and rarely give up without some nugget of success - but this o...
  49. I concur with frisco, it's a pipe wrench with all the removable pieces missing. https://www.google.ca/search?q=walworth+pipe+wrench&num=100&sa=X&biw=1333&bih=922&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0CDA...
  50. Is way too big and hefty for watches or jewelry; maybe for large clocks but then I can't imagine what purpose it would have - to gauge the throw of a pendulum swing?! Also, it definitely appears to...
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