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Larry and Carole
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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 . . . . . . $495.00

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Streeter Sterling Model #95 Slicer / Slicing MachineStreeter Sterling Model #95 Slicer / Slicing Machine This Sterling Model #95 Slicer / Slicing Machine is an unusual piece of antique restaurant / food prep equipment.  The Sterling 95 Slicer rivals the extremely popular Berkel line of meat slicers in form and function. The Streeter Sterling Model 95 slicer dates from shortly after the turn of the century and is more unusual than the typical Berkel Slicer.

In a Berkel Slicer the blade revolves, and the table moves back and forth. With a Sterling Slicing machine, the blade not only revolves, it also moves back and forth with an arched sawing motion. It is a sight to see. Everything involved w/ the blade is present and operates smoothly, with the blade rotating and moving back and forth as you turn the crank handle. Here is a video of it in action  https://www.patented-antiques.com/images/AA-NEXT/S95-opd/DSCN1990.MP4  The 10" blade is damage free and pretty clean and sharp.

The original paint is approx. 80 - 90 %. There has been some nickel loss to the flywheel and other parts. There is some pitting on the meat tray / table.  The sliding table, with various hold downs is unconnected and not hooked up.  I do not know if it operates correctly as it seems to be misaligned.  It is designed to move toward the blade in finely controlled increments and that adjustment is present and functioning.

There is little info or other examples to be found using Google. A different one can be seen in the past sales archives of my website AntiqBuyer.com.  Reference to another can be found on Facebook.

You can also find ads online for the model 95 Sterling slicer offered by the N. R. Streeter Company of Buffalo NY, and an earlier version offered by a firm named Anstice, that Streeter bought out. Streeter is a well known name for some rare and unusual pressing irons and traps, as well as many other cast iron kitchen related tools.

A rare & desirable piece. This Sterling 95 slicing machine would be a perfect candidate for restoration and then used in a upscale deli / sandwich shop.

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ALA-STERLING

Good + . . . . . . $3750.00

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24 Antique Embossed "Napkin Plates"20 Antique Embossed "Napkin Plates"  There are a total of 20 pieces here, including 15 of the 7"-8" luncheon size plates, 4 of the 3" butter pats, and 1 that is a 5 1/2" saucer.  A few have minor chips on the back side that do not detract from the overall look.  There are 4 individual pictures of each plate so be sure to look at them all.  A great collection to use for a garden party!               

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CFM-Napkin

Good. . . . . . $25.00 each, or $300.00 for the whole collection

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Wood Case Analytical Balance ScaleWood Case Analytical Apothecary Balance Scale  This precision lab or apothecary balance scale is in good overall condition. The glass panels are all good. It seems to be operational. I see no maker info anywhere on the case or the scale itself.

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MT-SCALE

Good + . . . . . . . $95.00

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. 1930s Palmolive Glass & Chrome Wall Mount Soap Dispenserc. 1930s Palmolive Glass & Chrome Wall Mount Soap Dispenser  This chrome & glass lavatory or bath soap dispenser is in very nice original condition. The Palmolive name in green on the glass is bold and bright. It is also marked on the chromed body Palmolive and Office Towel Supply Co. It has a patent # as well. No chips or cracks. The chrome is nice w/ minor spoting. Top unscrews to allow it to be filled. The plunger is working.

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G-PALMOLIVE

Good + . . . . . . . $125.00

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Green & Orange Tin Case Gold Scale19th Century Gold Scale in Green & Orange Tin Case This is the real deal, not some new knockoff.  It is operational. I see no maker info anywhere on the case or the scale.

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GIL-GSCALE

Good + . . . . . . . $150.00

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The Grover Banjo WrenchThe Grover Banjo Wrench  An unusual adjustable Banjo wrench from the 1930s or so with a revolving head. Some tarnish that will clean, otherwise very nice, and very unusual.

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G-GROVER-W

Good + . . . . . $55.00

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3 Early California Church Key Beer Bootle Openers3 Early Advertising Church Key Beer Bottle Openers  The top one is brass and from the Fresno Brewing Co. It dates from the teens over 100 years ago. The square hole is a wrench for adjusting early gas fired car headlights. The Golden Glow is a famous WI beer, and the Pee Boy Opener is from the little known LeeJo Tavern & Bottle Shop in Sacramento that is long gone. As a lot.

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G-3-BOTTLE

Good + . . . . . $75.00

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20 Antique Milk Glass Knobs20 Antique Milk Glass Knobs   I am not sure what these are off of, or exactly for given the coarse glass thread attchment. Would probably be suitable for any number of aplications. One has a chip, a couple have rust stains for something having dripped on them. It does scrub off. Interesting, and genuine.

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G-MILK-G

Good + . . . . . $55.00 / Lot

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Wood & Metal Swing / Swivel Plant or Railroad Lantern Hangers4 Wood & Metal  Swivel SwingFolding Plant or Railroad Lantern Hangers   Vintage, but not sure how old.  Nice overall condition noting some paint on one.

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GIL-4HANG

Good + . . . . . $35.00 / Lot

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Vintage Whistler Swan Carved by Bob GilmoreVintage Whistler Swan Decoy Carved by Bob Gilmore  This Whistler Swan 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 PAST 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.  I was told by Gary Guyette that it was carved by Marcel Dufour.  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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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 . . . . . $595.00

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C. Jillson's Patent Jan 6 1857 Rat Trap by Dresser & Jillson Worcester MassC. Jillson's Patent Jan 6 1857 Rat Trap by Dresser & Jillson Worcester Mass.  This is a rare patented rat / mouse trap. It has a 2" ring and is approx. 7" long.  This is an earlier model as I had another one with an 1858 date and different location.  You can see that later one in my sales archives. The brass trigger on this one is marked with the single 1857 patent date, the  maker name, and location of manufacture, Worchester Massachusetts.

I have read that they came in sizes up to 8" but have never seen one that big.  There is a larger 5" one in my archives.

To set, you pull back on the spring loaded bar till the brass trigger sets. Then when the unwary critter passed through the hole the idea was that he would scratch his belly on the small point at the bottom, lift up a bit to get away from that, hit the trigger and Whap, the two spears come down!! The spring is good, and the trigger works as it should. This one would do the trick. A rare piece!!   Very nice!!

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JILLSON-TRAP

Fine . . . . . $950.00

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# 1 Sure Death Trap by Davenport Trap Co.# 1 Sure Death Trap by Davenport Trap Co. Unmarked that I see. Bruce Shaw was granted a patent for the idea in 1912.  The Davenport Trap Co. was formed in 1909 and began production of this trap as their first offering. In 1912 they introduced the #2 & #3 models that were slightly different and this style with the 6 finger trigger was dropped.  It is a hard to find trap. Rusty, but overall pretty nice condition.  Strong spring and seems to be fully functional. Will clean to be nicer, but we will leave that to you.

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GV-SURE-TRAP

Good + . . . . . . $175.00

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ANTIQUE SURVEYING TOOL-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 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  . . . . . $275.00

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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

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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Lamp FillerCopper & Brass Lamp 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 Deco style 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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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 + . . . . . . $250.00

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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.  The sweet spot is a piece of ivory like material.  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  . . . . . . $150.00

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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  . . . . . . $40.00

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Schoverling - Daly & Gales Niblick 2 Ringer Wood Shaft Golf ClubSchoverling - Daly & Gales Niblick 2 Ringer Wood Shaft Golf Club   It is in good overall used condition. The back is marked with all the important info.  A nice wood shaft golf club for the collection, display or use.

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AMN-G-SCHOV

Good  . . . . . . $40.00

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We buy quality Antiques in this and other categories of Antiques.

To view examples of the types of antiques and collectibles we have previously sold
and are always interested in buying please visit our Past Sales Archive Pages at our sister websitewww.AntiqBuyer.com.


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