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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 often odd and unusual iretired tool & die maker turned PA Auctioneer. I collect and display my items for local historical societies. They are often 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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 Steam Engine on Display - Toysin Toys
Large Lehigh Furnace 10 plate stove (second of my stoves) - Kitchenin Kitchen
"Buckeye House Pump" by Mast Foos & Co. - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
stone grinding wheel on a cast iron frame - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
1918 vintage Champion Spark Plug Minute Cleaner - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
cutting tool of some sort .... "Mystery Too"l - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Coca-Cola brown bottle with straight sides 1903 vintage - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Shipwrights Calking Mallet - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Medieval Seax Knife w/stag handle - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Pair of small angle plates - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware


  1. hi dave2no1, thanks for the comments. I looked up your post of 12 months ago, great litho of the loading yard with the steam donkeys. I wasn't aware that they had more than one donkey in the same yard...
  2. In the second photo, you will see the chimney opening. At the base of this opening you will see that there is a plate covering the oven. The heated gasses from the wood burning, flow under the ovens b...
  3. I had one of these ping pong ball shooters. I did not know that it was called a burp gun.... or maybe, I just forgot ..... long time ago don't you know!!
  4. great find!
  5. I have (and posted) a carnival bang stick a few months back. I believe that mine is from the 40's or 50's. I never saw one as early as this. It's great! thanks for posting it.
  6. These are new to me. I never saw or heard of them before. Thank you for posting. They're great unusual item.
  7. Yep, you are correct Izenglish, The Millers Falls looks just like my grinder. Thanks for the response and to good folks connected to CW... Happy Holidays.
  8. I love the expression on his face, priceless. It's as if he was just caught in the cookie jar by his master.
  9. looks great, you do nice work in restoration of period fans.
  10. Pennsylvania has a lot of these stars on their buildings. Interestingly, they differ in style and shapes from county to county. They are very collectable around here. You have a very nice star and it ...
  11. I had a pager assigned to me when I worked as a maint. man at western Electric. You could never separate from it, (even on the john).
  12. very interesting ... great write-up.
  13. thanks fellows, I looked at the you tube video and I do believe that you nailed the mystery. Thanks Congeu. Thanks Amare, Thanks bb2
  14. I've been looking for this type of twybil for some time now. It would fit greatly in my collection. PS. You were correct, and I thank you for your comments on the grafting froe that I had posted. It ...
  15. Irish collector is 100 % correct, and I thank him for that. After some research, I find that this is a slater's tool called a sax. It is not a grafting tool.
  16. very interesting about the conversion from muzzle loader to breach loader bbls. I was not aware of that . Thank you for the insight.
  17. thanks for the comback bb2.
  18. You could be right Anything, there was a lot of clock parts and tools at the sale, including a working chronograph that brought several hundred. The planetary gear mechanism could very well regulate t...
  19. what a great collection you have, .... and a great hobby, i might add.
  20. Stay Safe bb2, honker under during the storm...
  21. I'm going along with RightWing, assisting in the birthing of an animal.
  22. your father had a great bike lamp in his collection
  23. I forgot to mention, they sure are pretty to look at, and if the liquid could be replaced with water, they would make a great display.
  24. dave2no1 is right, The liquid is carbon tetrachloride (not sure of the spelling). It is a highly cancerous chemical and you don't want to spill that in your home.
  25. Great seat and knife sharpener. I would recommend that in the future, if you find other cast iron implement seats, that you do not paint the seat on the reverse side, even it is rusty, just scotch-br...
  26. I did see that video TallCakes, Interesting, but, the trap loader uses black powder and a lead ball. This seems to be a sure way to lose a finger or worse. As I said in my description, it is very touc...
  27. I love old farm items as shown here, thanks for posting.
  28. I agree with Anything, some things need restoration and fresh paint, and some things (like this beauty) need to be left as they are found.
  29. great post fortapache!
  30. you have a great hobby ....and.... a great collection
  31. what a great piece of mechanical engineering.
  32. never saw a figure of a sloth .....thanks
  33. Boy.... what a great collection of steam engines, I don't know where you live, but there are a lot of steam shows around the Country where you can display and run under steam or air to show these beau...
  34. If you love pets, raising a litter of puppies is a chore to say the least, but it is an experience that everyone who loves animals should do....... at least once. You will always remember the experien...
  35. great find
  36. lucky to have found the loving home that you gave him. He looks like he gets into a lot of mischief.
  37. looks kinda civil war to me.
  38. yea, they don't miss a trick
  39. neat oil can. I never saw one that pumps horizontally.
  40. I tend to agree with Motoolz, It has a lot of similarities with a grafting tool.
  41. Katie is really soft furred. She follows me everywhere. If I leave her while she is napping, she awakes and literally bawls until she finds me. She brings me presents of her stuffed toys and sometimes...
  42. thanks for your comments. The farmer also has picnic tables at the farm, and on Friday evenings they make pizzas for pizza parties. You reserve a table and he makes you a pizza or two to enjoy with y...
  43. thanks for the tip fhrjr2 .... I'll try it out.
  44. dav2, you are a cigar historian. I never knew that there was so much to know about cigar terminology. I have heard the term cheroot before, but I never knew the difference. Thank you for the infor...
  45. Hi dav2no1, thank yo for your comment. I never heard the expression "cap cutter" before. I that what they were called?
  46. "Oh My Goodness"bb2 is having a breakdown!!
  47. could be a test hammer of some sort, like testing a vessel for cracks. I've seen hammers that were used to tap the stays of a steam pressure vessel. The difference in sound can determine if the vessel...
  48. My guess is that it is a sort of micrometer, but one that was not used for general purpose (obviously), but for periodic testing in production use
  49. My guess is like dave2no1 said, a stir for farm milk cans.
  50. could be a blacksmith made tool that was misplaced before the smith formed the handle hole.
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