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Larry and Carole
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19th Century Antique Carpenters Tool Box19th Century Antique Carpenters Wooden Tool Box  This is a great antique 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 spend years filling this box with treasures.

The 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 will look 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 antique carpenter's work bench is approx. 80" long 2' deep and 33" tall. It has working vices at both ends. The vise on the left is 18" wide. On the right the vise wraps the corner. The base is original w dowelled and bolted joint construction. The top lifts off and the base comes apart to make moving it easier. Great patina and wear. Will make for a great accent piece, or put it back to work. The only apology is the missing rods to operate the vices, an easy fix.

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AMN-TOOL-BNCH

Fine   . . . . . . $1295.00         SOLD!!

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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 + . . . . . . $6750.00

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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 + . . . . . . . $150.00

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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 . . . . . $695.00

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"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 like NOS in its canvas and leather case. It is made of Maple and has nearly 100% of its original finish.

Google does recognize the makers name, and he was the California city of Oakland's official draftsman back in the 1920s.  Mr Bantham also lived in Chico and applied for the chief engineer job there about the same time frame.  That is all the info I could find on him, and nothing about his rule tool.  No mention of a patent or reference to this type of device would come up. 

I am guessing that Mr. L. A.  Batham's job included being sent out to a lot of job sites to measure footings depths and the depth of other holes on the construction site and he got tired of bending down to read the tape to see if the holes were the proper depth.  Looking at the sliding rule, 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 here.  That is my best guess anyway.. 

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SR-SG-ROD

Fine  . . . . . $250.00

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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.  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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Triumph Patented Round Wooden Sewing MachinePatented Triumph Round Wooden Sewing Machine  The Triumph is a scarce miniature sewing machines that features one of the most unusual and graphic designs that was ever thought up for a toy sewing machine! The round body is all wood, painted black and has applied decals for the Triumph name and vine & berry decorations.  There is a metal backing plate to add strength and allow for the metal parts to operate.  The wooden body was designed with a small section of frame that could be removed while sewing to allow fabric to pass through, then replaced when not in use to keep it stable. It is believed to have been manufactured by the Foley & Williams Co. and is simply marked "Patent" on the nickeled sew plate.

This example is 100% complete with all of it's original parts, including the removable section and its retaining pin.  It has a walking presser foot mechanism. The tensioner and spool pin are both present as well.  It has some wear to the name and other decals as seen, but is in overall very nice condition.  A "top-shelf" small TSM sewing machine for the collection.

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C-SM-TRIUMPH

Good + . . . . . $1150.00         SOLD!!

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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 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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19th Century Asian / Oriental / Chinese Silk Pan Iron w/Figural Carved Bone Handle19th Century Asian / Oriental / Chinese Silk Pan Iron w/Figural Carved Bone Handle   This Oriental Pan Iron has a Decorated Bronze body marked China. The carved bone handle depicts a figure is holding a strand of beads.  Not sure who he is meant to represent.  The handle is bone and not ivory as you can see grain lines in the material.  A very nice example.

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AMN-PANIRON

Fine  . . . . . . $27.50

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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 golf club was patented and the 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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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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