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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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Kodi & Katie having a fireside chat - Animalsin Animals
Animal Poke (Cow Poke) - Animalsin Animals
primitive corn sheller - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
 "Caloric" Hot Air Engine (Bremen Mfg. Co.) - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
 "Empire" Windmill & water pump - 24" tall - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
"Adamson" Vulcanizer - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Knapp "Little Hustler" antique motor ... circa 1920 - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Blacksmith's Double  Caliper - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Return of the fly fan - Kitchenin Kitchen
woven bee skep with woven base tray attachment - Folk Artin Folk Art


  1. Dave, you're lucky to even have the opportunity to drive that beauty. I'm sure that the memory of your ride will stay with you for some time. Happy belated Thanksgiving.
  2. Happy holiday Dave, That bird is really incredible. It looks like a large bird of prey flying over the landscape looking for its Thanksgiving meal. Happy holidays to you and your family and all of o...
  3. I don't know Dave, but I think that your first premonition of being a tire patch valcanizer was right. It looks like the tire patch vulcanizer that I listed a couple of weeks ago. I guess that would b...
  4. Baby faced bottles are getting harder and harder to find. I think myself fortunate that I have a few. I don't know if I will ever find another, so I have 3 bottles. Each of the kids will get one (if t...
  5. I agree, Dave the full sized engine, and the model engine, had 2 styles. One type had 2 swing arms that went up and down to operate the pump, and the walking beam model that rocked back and forth. I...
  6. Hi Watchsearcher, I cannot thank your father for his patriotic service, so I thank you for his service.
  7. Thank you for your service ------ yougottahavestuff.
  8. Even with the threats of hurricane, you live in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. It would seem to me that you and your family are on a perpetual vacation. The hurricane threat is the ...
  9. hi Dav2no1, I think you hit it. I looked at the sight that you referred me to and .... there it is, my blacksmith caliper. Thanks a bunch.
  10. noted and respelled, spelling was not my best subject. Even though I had good marks in English class, I never am too far from a portable dictionary, spell check or my wife Elaine to correct me.
  11. Hi Anything, Knapp made many little electric motors, as did other manufacturers. I'm not sure if they were meant to be in any one application. they were an introduction to boys and girls to get the...
  12. had one of these when I was a kid. I don't know if they were made anywhere else, but they were made in Allentown, PA when I was young. My dad purchased my Big Bang Cannon at the company store in Alle...
  13. looks like he's already king of the household.
  14. Hay Vinyl, you should be a poet, or a comedian. I'm not sure which, but, you are AWLsome. Thanks for the neat posts.
  15. thank you keramikos, the info that you sent is very helpful. The owner's manual is priceless... Thanks again
  16. thank you for your nice comments
  17. I am fascinated with anything American Civil War.
  18. I like the stories that you add to your posts.
  19. My friend brought me one during her visit ti Turkey. They are quite popular there. T
  20. Looks to me like a water pressure pump for hydro static testing a boiler. How you use it is: You first plug all vents and openings to prevent any escape of water. You then fill the boiler to the to...
  21. love the large grumpy looking head!
  22. great find. It looks quite early. I use a turbo-type of lubricant on my fans. Bb2 also had a good suggestion with Marvel Mystery oil, it ungums the works to make a quieter and speedier blade. Carefu...
  23. thank you for the nice comment, Dave
  24. Definitely from the 50's. I remember our pink sink and tub in our home in 1957. It had all pink fixture in the main bath.
  25. You done a great paint job.
  26. great paperweight!
  27. I have a few "Baby Top Bottles". I think they make a very nice collectable because they vary in their style and origin. I have an interesting one that is called a "Cop Top". It has a police cap as p...
  28. Thanks fellows, for the comments. I mounted the napoleon on a board with a lazy Susan on the bottom. This way I can rotate it to show all sides at the historical shows that I attend.
  29. You three guys are amazing. You should all be detectives in your local P.D. Thanks for the great detective work. I now can sleep tonight...(just kidding)
  30. I was told by a "cigar box collector" that this is a 1950's sweater clasp.
  31. belongs in a museum. Great post
  32. simply gorgeous!
  33. I forgot to mention that every so often, I believe every 10 ft., the surveyor's chain had a little marker called a "Telly" that signified how far down the chain you were at that point. At each 10 ft. ...
  34. Yes bb2, they are still used in lesser developed countries (India, Pakistan, and some European countries). These seem quite early by the handles that they have. Early chains (1850 and earlier) used th...
  35. hi keramikos, You are most likely correct as to the name on the underside of the table. I have a hard time getting a clear picture of the letters, even with an eye loop. I thank you for that info. ...
  36. Hi Walkingthefloor, The Bisaigue is a mortising tool that originated in France. I believe that the French word for the old English word of twybil (meaning two cutters) is bisaigue. They are both one ...
  37. Oh yes..... I remember seeing that episode of Star Trek.
  38. I love steam whistles ....... I can't get enough of them
  39. It has great detail, nice find
  40. Great write-up
  41. I can't give you a dollar price sawgia. I've seen very few of them to give a going price. I believe, because of their rarity, they are quite sought after and would cost $200 and higher. The only reaso...
  42. when you're on your hunt, watch for a cop top bottle. I feature a police officer with his hat on. I found one at an auction and was only interested because it was a baby-faced bottle. A friend ...
  43. beautiful work of art, I love the P++ grade of curly maple used for the stock, the banana shaped patch box, as well as the rest of the furniture. Great item. Thanks for posting it.
  44. Seven years ago, I posted a cannonball gauge. Mine is made of wrought iron. Interestingly, your tool has a collapsible handle attached which could be hung on the waist belt. Mine is a simple hook fabr...
  45. your #4 photo looks like a water recliner for watching a regatta.
  46. very nice plane. Isn't it a great feeling when you can use an antique and loved tool for a repair chore?
  47. thank you all for your interest and comments.
  48. Yep Anything, a lot of people mistakenly think that a farmer doesn't care if it hurts their livestock when handling them. The exact opposite is true. they do love their animals and want to show them...
  49. so realistic, the way the puppy is sitting, great sculpture
  50. Thanks, jscott0363 for the nice comment.
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Old Atlantic Aviation Lubricate Banner King stove and Range Need help identifying this knife I'm trying to find out what this tool is used for,any ideas email me at


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