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19th Century Antique Carpenters Tool Box19th Century Antique Carpenters Wooden Tool Box  This is a great carpenter's tool chest.  It is very well constructed, and in great condition.  It has three sliding trays.  Each tray has multiple dividers and additional sliding trays within the different trays or drawers.  You could send years filling this box with treasures. 

This box measures approx. 40" across the front.  It is dovetail construction.  It has rolling casters under it.  The two top panels on the lid are covered in leather.  A super antique tool chest that looks great in our living room, but even better in yours. 

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AMN-TOOL-BOX

Fine   . . . . . . $795.00

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19th Century Antique Carpenters Work Bench19th Century Antique Carpenters Work Bench  This carpenter's work bench is approx.. 6 1/2' long and 2' deep. It has working vices at both ends. The one on the left is 18" wide. On the right the vise wraps the corner. The base is original and mortise and tenon construction. The top lifts off to make moving it easier. The only apology is the missing rods to operate the vices.

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AMN-TOOL-BNCH

Fine   . . . . . . $1295.00

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Stanley # 850 Roll-Up Tool CabinetStanley # 850 Roll-Up Tool Cabinet  The collector spent a lot of time filling this tool box up with proper era Stanley Tools.  Most are Stanley, and most date from the correct pre WWII era.  A few are a bit later.  Most are in pretty good condition. 

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RNO-BOX

Good +. . . . .  $450.00 w/ Pictured Tools

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Vintage Whistler Swan Carved by Bob GilmoreVintage Whistler Swan Decoy Carved by Bob Gilmore  This decoy is very elegant with a graceful head and neck, and wonderfully delineated and painted feathers.  It is titled, signed and dated 1990 and measures about 22 inches long.  Bob Gilmore was a founding member of the California tool collector's club and an excellent craftsman as well.  A super nice piece!     

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CFM-Swan

Excellent . . . . . . $695.00

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Antique Merganser DecoyAntique Merganser Decoy  All of these decoys are from my personal collection.  I purchased this one at one of the Mid-Week in Manchester New Hampshire antique shows many years ago.  It measures about 21 inches long and has great form and surface.       

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CFM-Mergan

Very Good . . . . . . $595.00

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Antique Bufflehead DecoyAntique Bufflehead Decoy  Another decoy from my personal collection.  Great squatty and bulbous body shape and turned up bill.  Measures about 10 1/2 inches long and marked with the initials "NS".  This one looks like it was a worker.       

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CFM-Buffle

Good. . . . . . $295.00

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Antique Bluebill DecoyAntique Bluebill Decoy  One more decoy from my personal collection.  Looks to have been a real worker and and probably a good one with that distinctive blue bill.  Measures about 14 1/2 inches long.  No marks that I can see.        

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CFM-Blue

Good. . . . . . $195.00

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Collection of Antique "Nut-People" CarvingsCollection of Antique "Nut-People" Carvings  Your worst nightmare, or your new best friends---These amazing pieces of art were intricately carved from pits or nuts by an unknown artist, and have great facial features and expressions.  A great example of outsider art!        

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LCM-Nut

Very Good . . . . . . $150.00 for the collection

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Cast Iron Trivet Tree / Stove Pipe Trivet / Stove Shelf / Mitten WarmerCast Iron Trivet Tree / Stove Pipe Trivet / Stove Shelf / Mitten Warmer  Call them what you will, be it Trivet Tree, Stove Pipe Trivet, Cast Iron Mitten Warmer, Stove Shelf or other, these pieces of antique cast iron are a wonderful pieces of cast iron design and function and Americana.  Over the years we have has numerous different variations on the theme.  Probably over a dozen different designs.  This is by far the best of them with is folding plate design.  There is a patent date of May 8 1883 on the main collar.  Use it or display it, a great piece. 

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AMN-SPT-1

Good + . . . . . . $395.00

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Cast Iron Trivet Tree / Stove Pipe Trivet / Stove Shelf / Mitten WarmerCast Iron Trivet Tree / Stove Pipe Trivet / Stove Shelf / Mitten Warmer  Call them what you will, be it Trivet Tree, Stove Pipe Trivet, Cast Iron Mitten Warmer, Stove Shelf or other, these pieces of antique cast iron are a wonderful design, functional and true piece of Americana.

Over the years we have has numerous different variations on the theme of these.  Probably over a dozen different designs.  This one uses a wedge locking systen to attach to a 6" stovepipe.  It is approx. 18" square.   It has Pat Apl'd For cast into the top.  There is a crack that runs through several of the squares.  It is till solid and there is no movement when you stress the corners.  It is still suitable for use with light duty or loads.  I would not think about putting post of soup or stew on it to keep warm.  Use it or display it, a great piece. 

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AMN-SPT-2

Good + . . . . . . $225.00

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So - Easy / So-Ezy Mouse Trap by Wolverton Mfg. Co. of Holton KansasSo - Ezy Mouse Trap by Wolverton Mfg. Co. of Holton Kansas  The label is a bit faded, but readable.  Good thing as that is the only marking on this rare and unusual mouse trap.  It is on trap peoples want list, but not in any collections I know of.  It was made by the Wolverton Mfg. Co. out of Holton Kansas.  To operate you squeeze the arms at the rear, raise the bait tray arm, and it is set.  Not the most powerful trap ever made, but one of the hardest to find.  Very nice.

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SO-EZY-TRAP

Fine . . . . . $895.00

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Pratt 1857 Patent Ladies Companion Sewing MachinePratt Patent "Ladies Companion" Patent 1857 Sewing Machine  Samuel F. Pratt of Massachusetts was granted 2 different patents in 1857 - 1858 for machines of this type. The serial # on this exceptional condition example is 110.  The sew plate is stamped with just the earlier Feb 3 1857 date.  Both patents are easily found on Google.  In her Smithsonian-sponsored book on sewing machines Grace Cooper has a section on the historical significance of this machine and its inventor Samuel F. Pratt of Massachusetts.

It has been suggested that this machine was only marketed for a couple of years, and there are just a handful known, including one in the Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.  Most sewing machine collectors have never seen one much less had an opportunity to purchase one. 

This rare antique sewing machine is in exceptional all-original condition with no breaks, cracks or condition issues.  It stands approx. 28" tall, and the table is 12" square.  The original green finish is well over 90% and the gold highlights are super.  It still has its original leather drive belt, and the operation is flawless. 

An opportunity to own one of the rarest of all American Patented Sewing Machines, a piece of American history and true Americana that may well never be available again.  Rare and Nice!!

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RB-PRATT-SM

Good + . . . . . . . $17,500.00

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Sub Grade Rod #218 by L. A. Batham Oakland Cal."Sub Grade Rod" #218" by L. A. Batham Oakland Cal.   I have never seen or heard of this "Sub Grade Rod" before, and neither has Google. This unusual measurement device is NOS in its case.   Google does recognize the maker, and he was the California city of Oakland's official draftsman back in the 1920s.  He also lived in Chico and applied for the chief engineer job there about the same time.  That is all the info I could find.  No mention of a patent or reference to this type of device would come up. 

I am guessing that Mr. L. A.  Batham was sent out to a lot of job sites to measure footings and got tired of bending down to read the tape to see if they were the proper depth.  Below the name stamp is a window with a ruler that one would read the depth of the footing or trench - below grade while holding it in the trench and reading the scale while standing erect.  The total travel range of the two sliding sticks is less than 2 feet.  That is about what code here calls for with footings and stem walls.  That is my guess anyway. 

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SR-SG-ROD

Fine  . . . . . $250.00

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K & E / Keuffel & Esser Point of Sale Advertising DisplayK & E / Keuffel & Esser Point of Sale Advertising Display  Minty nice painted steel sign.  It measures bit over 3' long and 16" or so tall.  A bit different!!  The perfect gift for the K & E collector who has all the rest.

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SR-KE-AD

Fine . . . . . $125.00

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Edison Mazda Lamp / Light Bulb DisplayEdison Mazda Lamp / Light Bulb 2 Sided Display  Overall Very Nice!!  Reverse painted glass.  2 sided.  Great graphics.  The inside light was working, but the cord needs to be replaced as it is bare where it goes in the body.  Bulb sockets missing.  Glass faces very nice.   An interesting and unusual 2 sided Electric related advertising display!  

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SE-MAZDA

Good +  . . . . . $795.00        SOLD!!

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Treasure Hunt - Dowsing Rod w/ Power TubeDowsing Rod w/ Power Tube for Treasure Hunting Every serious gold seeker or treasure hunter needed one of these back in the day. It is not just a dowsing rod for water as is normally thought of, this version is a near magical POWER model if you believe the hype.

It is similar in concept to a Gold or Treasure seekers Spanish dip Compass that also have a power tube filled with magic nuggets to help in the search for treasures.  There is one of those Spanish dip Compasses pictured and described in my past sales archives on www.AntiqBuyer.com.  The address for that page is https://www.antiqbuyer.com/all_archives/misc-archives/miningarchive.htm 

This version looks more like a water dowser in design with its twin handles.  The power tube is filled with a special gold looking material that enhances its abilities.  The original handles are included but have suffered over the years and are now very fragile and have a tape repair. A past owner / user made a replacement pair of handles that look good and work just as well.

I heard one could take a course in using this sort of thing at Trump University but they are now closed, or at PT Barnum's continuing education site if you can find it.  Just send me the money and I will enroll you.  On a more serious note though there are current day versions of these dowsing rods offered today for the incredible price of over 2K and there is an upgraded 3K model that has the added feature of a small wire antenna to further enhance the power tubes ability. Oh Lordy!!   Here is the address to view that https://www.simmonsscientificproducts.com/pmr_ii.html   Other versions are offered on eBay for somewhat less for the bargain treasure hunters out there.  P. T. Barnum and Don the Con would be proud. 

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C-DOWSER

Good  . . . . . $275.00

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Jacob's Rod - Dowsing GuideJacob's Rod - A Dowsers Guide  A reprint of the original French instruction book from the 1600's on how to use the above Dowser and get rich quick.

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DKDC-BK

Good + . . . . . $50.00  or free with purchase of the above Dowsing Rod. 

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Patented 1898 Salesman Sample Door HingePatented 1898 Salesman Sample Door Hinge  A different idea that was no doubt way to expensive to compete in the marketplace of cheap hinges.  Instead of having to punch the pins up to get a door out of the opening here you would swing the top ball down and a cam would lift the door for you.  Simple, elegant and no doubt way to expensive to produce.

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CHC-HINGE

Good + . . . . . $35.00 

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Lamp FillerLamp Filler  This Victorian era Art Nouveau or Craftsman like Arts & Crafts era design lamp filler is very unusual in design and material from those normally seen.  Most that one sees are nickel or silver plated.  A few are natural brass.  Very few are mixed metal or copper and brass as this one is.  Most are rounded and can be either tall or squat.  Very few are squarish with contrasting materials and angular design as this one is. The mark on the base is for the S. Sternau & Co. a famous maker of metal goods from this era. A great piece.

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LCM-L-FILL-1

Good + . . . . . . $295.00

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Rochester Stamping Co Plated Lamp FillerRochester Stamping Co Silver Plated Lamp Filler  This Victorian era lamp filler is in exceptional condition.  No dents, dings, or other damage.  A very unusual design that has a great look.  The vent works and the end cap is present.  The bottom is stamped with trade mark and the company name and location.  A great piece.

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LCM-L-FILL-2

Good + . . . . . . $195.00

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Silver Plated Lamp FillerSilver Plated Lamp Filler  This Victorian era lamp filler has an unusual form and is in exceptional condition.  The long cone shape is different from the norm.  No dents, dings, or other damage, noting a bit of missing plating on the unmarked bottom.   A very unusual design that has a great look.   A great piece.

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LCM-L-FILL-3

Good + . . . . . . $175.00

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Henley Roll About Scooter / Childs Wagon1920's Henley Roll About Scooter / Childs Wagon  The original condition of this hard to find toy is incredible.  Fully 90% or more of the paint and finish remains.  It is hard to imagine the kid this was given to did not immediately take it out and trash it.

It comes with a few pages of reprinted literature explaining how to set it up, different ways to use it, ie. as a wagon, and different grades or models that they offered.  You could get it with or without the ball bearing wheels this one has, and also with rubber tires, or steel rims as this one has.  It has some sort of articulated steering joints that allow the entire platform to lean into turns.  Quite advanced.

There is also a cut out ad from an antique publication touting a much lesser condition example being offered at the Indy Ad show for 4K or so.  Opportunity knocking here.  An incredible piece. Different & Nice!

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AH-HENLEY

Fine . . . . . . $475.00

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Seely Patent Spalding Wood Shaft Golf ClubSpalding Seely Patent Wood Shaft Golf Club  The patent is from May 14, 1912.  It covers the design for attaching the head to the shaft with long metal fingers or splines to help strengthen and reinforce the area where wood shaft meets metal head.  The back is marked with all the important info.  It is a driving iron.  It has a dot face.  The original shaft is marked A. G. Spalding & Bros. Gold Medal.  The grip is original and has a small tear as shown.  The Seely Patent Hickory Shaft Golf Club is an unusual wood shaft golf club every collection needs. 

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AMN-GOLF-SEELY

Good + . . . . . . $275.00

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Spalding Gold Medal Wood Shaft Golf ClubSpalding Gold Medal R S Wood Shaft Golf Club   The back is marked with all the important info.  It has a dot face.  The shaft is marked A. G. Spalding & Bros. Gold Medal.  The grip is original.  The round bottom head shape is a bit different.  A nice wood shaft golf club for the collection, display or use. 

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AMN-G-SP-GM

Good  . . . . . . $35.00

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Macgregor B5 Perfection Putter w/ Ivora Face Wood Shaft Golf Club Macgregor B5 Perfection Putter w/ Ivora Face - Wood Shaft Golf Club   The head is gunmetal and the back is marked with all the important info.  Never cleaned.  Great Patina. The shaft is marked.  The grip is original.   A great wood shaft golf club for the collection, display or use. 

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AMN-G-IVORA

Good  . . . . . . $195.00

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Weight Reduced Wood Shaft Putter Golf ClubWeight Reduced Wood Shaft Putter Golf Club   The shaft is drilled with a series of holes drilled in a spiral up the hosel to reduce the overall weight on this unusual wood shaft club that is simply marked Putter on the bottom. A nice wood shaft golf club for the collection, display or use. 

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AMN-G-HOLE

Good  . . . . . . $45.00

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Walter Hagen Concave Face Sand Wedge Wood Shaft Golf ClubWalter Hagen Concave Face Sand Wedge Wood Shaft Golf Club  The design was patented and he number is 1695598.  There was a great write-up for the design in a Sothby's catalog where the one offered sold for 2K. It was unused.  This one is not.

Here is that catalog entry. "It was designed to help golfers escape from bunkers and other troubles. Although most think that Gene Sarazen created the wedge, Ed MacClain, who spent a lot of time in the bunkers at Houston Country Club, created this concave design. The new club helped Horton Smith, also known as "the Joplin Ghost" to shoot 278 to win the Savannah Open by one stroke over Bobby Jones in February 1930. Smith gave his friend one of the new sticks which Jones found handy later that summer when he was stuck in the greenside bunker on the par-5 16th hole at Hoylake. Swinging MacClain's wedge, Jones blasted the ball out to within four inches of the cup for the birdie that scored the 1930 British Open and the Grand Slam. The Walter Hagen Golf Company began to manufacture and sell the new "sand wedge." On January 9, 1931, the USGA struck down the club, as "repeated tests proved conclusively that from grass a ball could strike the club face at two different points in the same stroke."

A nice wood shaft golf club for the collection, display or use. 

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AMN-G-HAGEN

Good  . . . . . . $225.00

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Spalding Crow-Flight Wood Shaft Golf Club   The A nice wood shaft golf club for the collection, display or use. 

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AMN-G-HOLE

Good  . . . . . . $25.00

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