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Thanks again, TallCakes. That does seem accurate
Thanks Dav. I’ve retired them to a display shelf anyway. And thank you for the information TallCakes!
Cool vintage map! A year after it was made, in 1955, Randalls Island and Sunken Meadows Island, the one to the east of it, were joined by infilling the channel between them (and later on they were joi...
That’s correct AnythingObscure- you open the lamp by bending back the metal bracket across the back, simply lifting off the cap on the left side (opposite the switch), and then removing the glass whic...
Thank you Watchsearcher! I searched headboard lamps and can confirm that’s what this is, and have updated this post accordingly. Still looking for information on age and make though
What a beautiful tribute. I’m very sorry for your loss but so inspired by what you’ve shared.
Thank you all for the input and insights. Given the year of 1970 and the peace message with the doves, and the mix of Hellenic and Muslim architectural elements (however fanciful), we can speculate th...
It may well be a different alphabet than the Latin one, possibly Cyrillic, and a religious theme makes sense with the doves (?) in the sky. Thanks for the input.
Thanks Dav and Phil. I work in midtown Manhattan (or did and will again, once we’re back in the office) and it’ll be interesting to find some of these addresses to see what’s there now since most of t...
I would think MacCulloch. Here’s my best effort, with words I’m less certain about in brackets. I wonder if you could provide any clarifications or corrections: Farnborough Wednesday [after?] [??...
Sorry, I’m keeping it to store some of my other treasures. Plus this forum is not for posting items for sale.
Btw the script is difficult to make out but based on your discovery I think the first word on the left is Suzdal and the longer word that looks like it starts with Kp is Kremlin, written in Russian. I...
Glad to, um, help? I was way off but I’m happy you found it!
I can’t make out the rest of the writing but I believe the word Bug refers to the Bug River, which starts in Ukraine and then marks the border between Poland and Belarus. There are several Orthodox ch...
Great sign! Do you know its age? I grew up along the Passaic River, near where it’s joined by the Saddle River, but haven’t seen one like this.
I like the idea, Dav, so I checked but the wheels measure 6 inches.
Thanks for the input, everyone. Any significance to the numbers on the wheels, or the sharp hooks? Those can slide around the links and point inward and downward rather than upward and outward as in t...
Thanks Dav. I was thinking the curvature might suggest barrels or large bottles but sacks is a possibility too.
Lemuel Newton was a member of a group of African American landscape artists known as the Florida Highwaymen who were active from the 1950s through the 1980s (and some beyond that). His brother Harold ...
Another resource you could check is the Providence Art Club website. Charles G. Calder is listed in their archives as a member in 1880. Maybe someone there could help you with your search.
Thanks Dav. I always enjoy what you can learn through collecting. I found out that the American Can Co was part of a conglomerate that became Primerica, which through a merger became Citigroup. That’s...
What a nice thing to have! I don’t know about rodent urine stains in particular, but in general you can use a mild dilution of dish soap and water to clean trunks. Make sure it dries off completely. A...
Charles G. Calder was a prominent art supplier and dealer in Providence in late 1800s to early 1900s. Here’s some history: https://docs.rwu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=cpc_preservat...
It’s called a clapboard, clapperboard, or slate
No idea who the artist is, but there’s a pretty clear Picasso influence. The male figure looks like his Guernica era work and the female figure looks like his line drawings.
Martin Maier is a well known and high quality Detroit trunk maker that was in business in from 1865 until about 1910, and it moved to 102 Woodward Ave in 1873. There’s a lot of information about the c...
And for those who prefer not to follow links: it’s a stencil wheel used on wooden boxes, canvas bags, etc., invented by Eugene Tarbox, patented on August 11, 1868 (and renewed on May 30, 1871), and ma...
The style and markings are consistent with handmade folk pottery made via the Cyprus Handicraft Service: https://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t16343-cyprus-handicraft-service-not-carl-harry-stalhane-desi...
One more link: https://patents.google.com/patent/USRE4402E/en
Looks like it is a stencil. Here’s one that’s cleaned up: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-brass-circular-stencil-dated-469263555 And some history: https://winehistoryproject.org/...
Sol. Block & Griffin (1894-1915) was a pre-Prohibition era distiller on Delaware St. in Kansas City MO. It succeeded Sol. Block & Co. (1887-1893). This is a bottle for their Winchester Club Rye Whiske...
That seems like a correct assumption. Hatch was the assignee of Teets’ patent: https://patents.google.com/patent/USRE4781E/en
This is very much a guess and might not be much help but I think the last name on the right side may say Flannery. (I’m sure you already traced the left side note as referring to Henry William Banks D...
From image searches of antique milk cans, it seems a lot of tags were welded on, so there are no perforations for mounting.
Brevete means patent in French. Augis Lyon is the keychain’s maker. My guess is the NHCP means Nouvelle Compagnie Havraise Peninsulaire (de Navigation), a ship line formed in 1920 (and later renamed N...
Hatch & Co. started in the dairy supply business in 1843, and in 1909 it was incorporated into the Wisner Manufacturing Company (“Everything for Dairymen Always in Stock,” “Peerless Creamery Equipment...
On the far right side: Seiichi-shi (I suppose your relative’s name) Right, nearer to his image: 1965 and possibly a date On the far left side: Hakone Kowakien (a hot spring or onsen in the town of...
Shoun, with a bar over the o; it rendered incorrectly in my prior comment
The signature in the lower left photo looks like Yamamoto Sh?un.
It looks like the signature is E. Köller (with an umlaut over the o), and the partial words on the back look like they may say “Ein zufriedener…” or some variant thereof. My total wild guess is the re...
The signature is M. Harold. There are a few examples of his work in different styles including other postings on this site, but there’s not much info about the artists.
Thanks for the input Newfld and nittygritty!
They’re traditional Chinese characters (hanzi), which could mean it’s either Chinese or Japanese using kanji. Unfortunately I can’t read it. The first image is upside down though (and revered left to ...
Chicken of the woods. Nice! (Disclaimer: always positively ID any mushrooms before consuming them, even one of the “foolproof four”)
All these Staten Island picture of make me want to head out to Tompkinsville or Stapleton for some Sri Lankan cuisine, then maybe Arthur Kill Road for a Charlotte Russe after
Thanks for the input, fhrjr2 and Congcu. Good points on those details. I have no idea if the top lock and handles were original or added later on. Anyway I’m quite happy if it’s a home-made or custom...
It’s a 10 krona (one dollar, more or less) gaming chip from Ecman Casino in Stockholm, Sweden.
The C inside a triangle with rounded corners logo was used by the Consumers Glass Company of Canada from 1962 to the 1970s. They may have made this bottle for Heinz (which produced its own glass bottl...
Search jade gua sha facial massage tool. You’ll see that exact shape.
This was likely from Ernie’s Take Home, a restaurant in Burnaby BC that was basically a KFC franchise. Its old address of 4605 Hastings St is now an A&W. Apparently Buckeye Root Beer was a product of ...
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