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  1. You put some serious effort into this and I do appreciate it - thank you.
  2. Thank you for all of your help.
  3. Awwww, it does bring back memories.
  4. I agree It is a hammered heavy brass. I could clean it, but have decided to hold off. I am hoping the maker is known and I am able to identify him.
  5. dav2no1: I agree. There is nothing safe about it. The way I display it is not the way it is seen in the patent, but is safer for me. Trey: these tools went by many names back in the late 1890's. Rece...
  6. I see W. M. Thackeray as the writer for A Shabby Genteel Story. William Makepeace Thackeray wrote that in 1888. That's all I have. good luck.
  7. The determination in this Sergeant's face is amazing. How many examples of these soldiers do you have in your collection?
  8. To be honest with you, I had to pull it out of the display case and try it. I've never used a check protector in my decades of office work. The ZONO has been on display and this it the first time I ha...
  9. I have added a photo of the embossed dollar amount produced by this machine.
  10. After you have written a check you can set the check protector to a specific amount, say, $100.00 You line your check up in the protector and turn the crank. The set amount is either printer in black ...
  11. Thank you very much Keramikos, I have to admit, I have some pretty interesting pieces that a few years ago, I would have said I could never have in my collection. It just takes hard work, persistence...
  12. Beautiful car - congratulations
  13. Thanks for that information. I have all of these patents in my file. That guy at Scaglione's Office Museum does a pretty good job at researching. Not always 100% by 99% is good. lol I pulled the Au...
  14. Yes I was, HHC 3rd Bn 33rd Armor. At the time we were part of the 3rd Armored Division.
  15. If I may, the Russian officer carried the PPSH - 41 Submachine Gun among other weapons. If you look closely you can see the ventilated barrel guard. The US Military did carry the Thompson, but with th...
  16. This is a Yawman & Erbe Hole punch. Manufactured long before 194o's.
  17. Yes this is a custom made damascus steel skinner knife. Handle material appears to be camel bone, black & grey micarta sheet with brass clips. The quality of the custom spin is lacking and appears ...
  18. **re-capped** "Cheater" Slicks - How many people even know what that means. lol Congratulation - this is a real auto display. Ahhhhhhh, the good old days.
  19. You just decided it for me, Time for a cup of hot cocoa. Thanks !
  20. try Edwards Military Institute
  21. It took a while but I did find the answer. You indicated that your example has attractive green felt on its underside. That was an improvement added to all new Improved Hummer Hole Punches in 1934.
  22. Wilson Jones bought out the Delmar interest in the Improved Hummer line in the mid to late 1920's. Your Improved Hummer still has the older paper table which would place its manufacture to late 1920's...
  23. Ahhhh memories. We has one next to our front door.
  24. I agree with TubeAmp. Most likely a military service pin awarded by a veteran organization or community (city, county, or state)
  25. 1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 sedan.
  26. If that my fathers bike, I would buy new tires and tubes. Oil all the necessary parts and I would ride that thing, Just so I could live a piece of his life experience. Rust?, what rust, I don't see an...
  27. I don't think you have reason to be confused. In most cases you can not apply today's standards to yesterdays products. When this set was manufactured in Solingen Germany the town had a population of ...
  28. I believe what you have is a carving set by Anton Wingen Jr. out of Solingen Germany. Rostdrei indicates that these items are stainless steel. You set is particularly well maintained and in beautif...
  29. Probable match for you: Wilbur Morrill Cunningham (February 4, 1886 – January 14, 1974) was an American football player and coach, attorney, historian and author. Cunningham was born in 1886 in Be...
  30. Well, to start with, that is a very nice find. Now, I found old ads dating from 1911 to 1915 where SEALPACKERCHIEF marketed handkerchiefs. and this display would probably house dozens of them at your ...
  31. Beautiful display Michael. I love it.
  32. Looks like a great find and from my home town .
  33. When you take into consideration that the M1 Helmet with liner, (and this is the liner) was used throughout WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and still used for several more years after that, then it is e...
  34. That is an American helmet liner. Common in the 1960's and 1970's.
  35. I've looked at several photos of Paul Galvin and must say, without a doubt, unknown. Because of the age difference in the photos, and that your photo is a side view and the internet photos are all fac...
  36. This isn't rare - It's mega rare. A top shelf machine for sure. beautiful
  37. More of these sold than any other make or model motor cycle. They did run forever. Once saw one of these thrown from a tall building. Of course the wheels were destroyed. but the motor still cranked up.
  38. Funny ! I like Donald and his beautiful family. But, this button - this button is funny stuff.
  39. I agree with Kerry10456. Lone wolf who was just trying to live the biker life. nice piece.
  40. I love it ! I don't collect them, but, I could very easily. Very Nice example.
  41. I have always loved old bicycles, never knew why I didn't buy any. Great piece of history.
  42. absolutely beautiful
  43. A most beautiful example, worthy of your desk.
  44. My folks has the set in the early 50's. I've often wondered where it was made. Never discovered that.
  45. I know what you mean, Not only did he own it, but he used it, touched it. His memory lives on. Very nice.
  46. That little jewel has some real history. Originally manufactured by Samuel C. Tatum from around 1912 to 1922. Tatum then sold all Hole Punch products to a company called Delmar. Delmar sold out to Wil...
  47. The Aceliner is a very nice fastener. I collect antique and vintage fasteners, yet, you will still find a few of these on display in my collection.
  48. I wood have thought it would be late 20's to early 30's.
  49. Try "Noiseless". The Noiseless didn't do well on the market for some reason.
  50. I use to be very active typewriter collector and would have to add that Royal started selling their portables in multiple colors around 1932 - 1935.
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