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Check out th markings. Let me know what you think!
Ok great. I'll get to my grandmothers house and get some better pick of the makers mark. Pretty sure it has something to do with my uncle Johns family history research. I wish I spent more time talki...
Albert Lagae Mears (then it is followed by what looks like a 19) 1877. Sorry about the phot!
Neat, they have a machine that makes these at Ye Old Curiosity Shop in Seattle. No the same image though. I had collected a few in my childhood.
Thank you all for your input. I have come to the conclusion that this stick was owned by a Marine who was probably there during the occupation of 1915. Blunderbuss2, I can only imagine the storie...
Yes, Imperialism is the appropriate term for American involvement. I am not sure if this is an American piece, though. I will get some more pics and details soon. BTW, I don't feel kicked around a...
Well, what do we actually know about swagger sticks and, in particular, this swagger stick's role in the history other than it representing brutal colonialism?
It for sure represents some horrible history. However, delving into that history is EXACTLY what we need to do so that the "rosy" side of things is not the only side we hear.
The notepad is a good idea too.
Thanks, I finally found more images online!
Cool, thanks! I have been trying to look to look up just the board but haven't had any success. As far a trademarks go, I only see the Milton Bradley Springfield Mass. Are you seeing more? What is the...
And some of the classics that were invented on it as well : )
apparently, this piano was famous for late night jam sessions with the Wrecking Crew. Phil Spector sat down at these keys.
Hey, I am still trying to figure out if these are porcelain or tin?
To add to the fun. These were found in the house garage of a man who owned a service station in the Yakima Valley before the fifties. That is what the old timers here tell me.
I will call the company and find out. X
Are they tin? What year?
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