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Eastern Pennsylvania

retired tool & die maker turned PA Auctioneer. I collect and display my items for local historical societies. They are odd and unusual items tretired tool & die maker turned PA Auctioneer. I collect and display my items for local historical societies. They are odd and unusual items that made our forefather's lives a little easier. If it has a story to tell, I like it. 18th & 19th cen. tools are my passion. Email: (Read more)


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 fireplace utensils that lost their job - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
half scale hydraulic ram (water ram) - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
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Bing wood lathe Bavaria, Germany - Toysin Toys
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  1. let me know when your friend is having his uncle's sale..... I'll be there.
  2. Two great thermoses denoting two great and different western cowboy heroes. And, I remember them both when they were in their hay days. Sorry to say.... the're all gone now. nice find and post...........
  3. 100 years ago, the kitchen table is where friends came to have a cup of coffee and visit . What a story they would tell if only they could speak. you have a very niceset of furniture. I believe that t...
  4. Ok, Ok anything, you can be a bigger fart than me, but you do know, bb2 tops both of us in that catagory..... oops,... do you think he's listening to this conversation?
  5. hang in there anything Obscure, old farts like me eventually sell our treasures, or our wives sell it after we,,, ahem... move on
  6. Cleaver observation Watchsearcher, but to be truthful, I didn't make the little glass house. How it occurs that I have it is ...... My wife and I went to a farm sale with a good friend and his wife. W...
  7. Thanks Onedtent, we still find them here in PA Dutch Country
  8. you said it right when you said it was "nifty", nice find.
  9. thank you Ip for your nice comment. Your postings show that the love of tools run in your veins as it does in mine. Thanks again, keep posting.
  10. Hi anything, if you like to display bottles , why not starting a bottle tree in your garden? They look great, and it gives you a reason to look for more interesting bottles.
  11. Maybe the photo was taken by his ex-wife, so, why smile at her?
  12. always glad to hear from another animal lover Anything, I usually sit in front of the TV about 10:00 PM to catch the news, and the both of them are right there waiting for their cat treat at that time...
  13. thank you for the comment rene, sorry about your loss.
  14. Hi Wizred, I was hunting small game on an abandoned farm a few years ago. I found no game, but as I walked around a small shed, I heard a strange noise coming from a small stream on the property. U...
  15. came across your posting while looking through my archives of interest. Just wanted to say.… great post.
  16. Great find. This is called a wobble engine, mainly because the piston and housing wobble to get the steam supply to both ends of the cyl. It appears that this was fired by an alcohol burner. A littl...
  17. Thanks for the comeback bb2. I kind of thought that you would get a kick out of it. I know that it is not an original and made no design in passing it off as such. I am curious to see how much it kick...
  18. Hi stuff, The screw type item dangling on the chain is called a stage screw. It is understandable that it would be on a medal representing an opera house. Screws like the one on the pin were us...
  19. right you are fortapache, I dever even saw the search Q. It does refer you to toys..... thanks
  20. It might be overengineered bb2, but how many pencil sharpeners made today could last 130 years? Lets see..... hmm, that would be to the year of our lord 2150.
  21. Cabin Fever Model Show and Auction was this weekend in Lebanon, Pa. I have been going to this show and auction for the last 24 years. They have a great variety of model gasoline, steam, and hot air (s...
  22. Sorry valentino97, I don't know the reason why they took the buttons from an old garment, other than the reason for saving the buttons to use on a new garment. I do know that it works great, capturi...
  23. great restoration. It is nice to see a part of history brought back and kept from wasting away.
  24. Merry Christmas bb2 and Merry Christmas to all of the posters on Collectors Weekly
  25. After more research, I found that you are absolutely right. It is a slate cutter or sometimes called a sax. Ask C.W. and you will certainly find a fellow collector who can help. Thanks for your he...
  26. Hi AntiqueFanParts, I would very much like to hear from you, and see the Carlisle & Finch dynamo that you come across. I am a PA auctioneer and you can reach me at my email address : navarreauctions...
  27. Hi AntiqueFanParts, This dynamo was also marketed with a steam engine to power it, instead of the water motor. I have recently acquired another Carlisle & Finch Dynamo (they also sold the dynamo alon...
  28. while browsing photos on CW, I came upon your listings of your pedal cars. They are quite beautiful. You are very talented. Thanks for listing them.
  29. when we were kids, it was milk of magnesia …. UGH
  30. Sometimes called a "weasel". As the old saying goes... pop goes the weasel. (This is because a clicker makes a popping noise when the winder winds a skein of yarn.) Please correct me if I'm wrong.
  31. thanks bb2 for the correct word ,,,,, punt gun
  32. great piece! (not to mention that my last name is Navarre)
  33. great piece of native history. Your entire collection is great.
  34. I listed one a couple of days ago. although mine is not an original weapon, I did find out from the dealer that I purchased it from that it is called a Tanto, or short sword that was carried along wit...
  35. seen a lot of scoops at an ice cream parlor where the owner collected about 40 odd scoops and hung them in a showcase. He didn't have, nor have I ever seen one such as this cold dog...…. Great Collect...
  36. Sorry for the late response Bobby. I just came upon the listing while back tracking posts. A very nice collection. If I am not mistaken, the point on the right of center (as viewed) is a folsom point...
  37. I tend to agree with fhrjr2. a defuzer pendant or pomander.
  38. The bipod looking legs are not foldable legs BB2. The little pin effect at the junction of the V fastens it in place creating a belt loop condition or maybe a ribbon or necklace holder
  39. thanks anything, It has no deposit on the wall of the hole. It is as clean as the outer surface.
  40. I can't say that I would want any harm to come to the mother cat's owner, but for sure, they should not own a pet, for they aren't capable of love for animals, and maybe even sometimes for fellow man
  41. thanks for all of your comments. Thankfully, there sure are a lot of feline fans out there
  42. good luck with your new family member welzebub. You're right Newfld, The first photo is of the Calico Katie. She is more of the openly affectionate cat. Kodi gets periods where it wants to show lov...
  43. thank you Bill for your comments. I enjoyed hearing about your adoption.
  44. I really enjoy seeing repurposed items into useful tool. It really shows the resourcefulness of our forefathers and foremothers to utilize what we have at hand to construct a tool that is needed in ou...
  45. Could be that this tool is a slate tool and not a grafting froe. Thanks for the info.
  46. great auction find.
  47. good history lesson, nice post yougattaha
  48. It's good that you noticed that it was a bogus tooth. There are several articles on the internet as to how to determine the age and authenticity of a sperm whale tooth. It's age is quite important as ...
  49. great idea,... I've always liked the looks of wrought iron
  50. thanks a lot Roycroftbooksfromme1. I have collected a good amount of items over the past 30 years. I am not so sure about a wealth of information. I read a lot and I'm informed by such sites as Co...
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