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Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jenny Lind Bed, jenny lind bed, brunswick maine
jenny lind bed, brunswick maine, sweet gum: looking at the form of the bed and the method of connection of the side rails, it is most likely 1900-1910 at the earliest. that does not affect value. condition is very good, retail in a shop around 350-400 if it is a double, if it is a 3/4 size then it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ?Jones scales, massachusetts regiment, brigadier general
massachusetts regiment, brigadier general, binghamton ny: Hi Elizabeth, Jones Scale Works was founded in Binghamton, NY by Edward F. Jones in 1866. More info on Jones may be found here: http://nyslandmarks.com/treasures/08jun.htm and here: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20713FC3A5813738DDDAC0994D0405B838DF1D3...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): jennings sun chief, certificate of authenticity, sun chief
certificate of authenticity, sun chief, repos: I have also heard there are some repro castings of Jennings Sun Chief. However, I don t know anyone who has reproduced the mechanism on the Jennings Sun Chief. I don t think the reproductions of the Sun Chiefs are very prevalent so I would advise just look...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): KNECHTEL FURNITURE, upholstery tacks, wooden rollers
upholstery tacks, wooden rollers, general antiques: This chair was made circa 1900, I would like to see the underside of the chair seat where the leg meets the chair frame, so I can confirm my analysis. Please note that this site only allows one photo to be sent at a time, I did not see the table photo...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Larkin oak buffet or server, oak desks, emma hill
oak desks, emma hill, toe claw: larkin was a good company, mostly made oak desks, at least that is what they were notorious for. it appears to be around 1900=1910. great form and style. i would remove the casters so you do not tempt yourself to use them and weaken a leg. cant say much...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): lalique vase, lalique, anemones
lalique, anemones, vase: Hi Diane. Ok, keeping in mind the limitations of making an authentication from a photo and not having the vase in hand to be 100% positive, the vase in that photo appears to be the Cristal Lalique Vase Model Constance. The model number was 12296. We have a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): lamp, tiffany lamps, electrical shocks
tiffany lamps, electrical shocks, cast copper: Re; The lamp. A very popular type of “ball shaped” home lighting,dating to between 1915 -1925(ish) In a way, it is also very much influenced by Tiffany lamps of New York, from the period and the Art Nouveau movement. The lamps were all made in different...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Maddox China Hutch, maddox table, four hundred years
maddox table, four hundred years, scotch whiskey: Sarah - The style of painting on your cabinet is called chinoiserie. It was developed in Europe in the 17th century to simulate Chinese artifacts. Here is some more info on the subject. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinoiserie Chinoiserie has been popular...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Martha Washington Sewing table, sewing table, martha washington
sewing table, martha washington, large numbers: if you are going to paint it please coat it with shellac first so someone will be able to return it to the way it is supposed to look at a later date. these were made in large numbers in the 20s but finding one with the original coating in good condition...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills High-top, Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine
Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine, slots: Hi Darrell, I am not quite sure what you are wanting to know here, the Mills high top has a coin escalator that is a common one, and can be found of most mills machines. The escalator never really ejected any coins but did have a slot on the side or edge...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mills hitop, Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine
Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine, slots: Hi Darrell, Well I can tell you something is wrong with your coin Escalator because nickels should not be allowed to operate a .25 cent coin escalator, and the nickels should not even get that far to were there in front of the coin dictator pin on the right...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): need any info on chairs, general antiques, no screws
general antiques, no screws, chair legs: Circa means around it could be a few years before or a few years after, I think your chair was made sometime during the 1950s, the chairs are not worth a lot but maybe $50 each, a used furniture store maybe able to sell a set of 4 for $250 to $350 dollar...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oertling antique assay scales, farming region, new quarters
farming region, new quarters, makins: Hi Tony, We recommend a book, The Assay Balance, Its Evolution & the Histories of the Companies that made them by John & Geraldine Shannon. according to that reference Ludwig Oertling was born in Schwerin, a small town 50 miles east of Hamburg, Germany....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Iron Machine/Equipment?, general antiques, ice shavers
general antiques, ice shavers, iron machine: I can give you a name. It is Earl Schultz (not sure of spelling) He is in the ice business. His grandfather started the business when ice was delivered to homes by horse drawn wagon. The name of his business is: City Ice Company, Janesville WI. I do not have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Scale, berning, retail value
berning, retail value, catalogs: Hi Duane, We also believe your scale to be a Troemner although we could not find it in any of our Troemner catalogs. Our catalogs only go back to 1906 and we believe your scale with its heavily carved oak box to predate our catalogs. Retail value might...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): oak dining chairs, old man winter, renaissance revival
old man winter, renaissance revival, dining chairs: origin will remain a mystery without a label. there were thousands of factories in operation. don worry about naming all things are combinations of styles accumulated through the decades. they appear to be european from the 1920-30s. the face is called...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old chair caning, corn stalk?, chair bottoms, corn stalk
chair bottoms, corn stalk, facebook: I would suspect your chairs are rush and not cane. I haven t run across any done with corn stalks, possible they are leaves of the corn? Usually, natural seats were done with the leaves of the rush that are twisted together but people were very smart all...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old chairs, herringbone pattern, primitive baptist church
herringbone pattern, primitive baptist church, general antiques: there were thousands of furniture manufacturers in operation, without a stamp or label there is not way to tell where they came from. earliest dating would be 1920s-30s if you like them, and you should as they came from your mom and have some history and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old "standard" roll top desk information, roll top desk, quarter sawn oak
roll top desk, quarter sawn oak, oak veneer: I have a roll top desk trying to get more information about. Anything you have is greatly appreciated. The only identifying marks are on what appears to be a brass plate around the keyhole. It says standard . Is this the maker s name? [bk] need a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old "standard" rolltop desk, oak veneer plywood, herkimer ny
oak veneer plywood, herkimer ny, oak solids: George - Your oak roll top is from around the turn of the 20th century. It was probably factory made by Standard Furntiure Co of Herkimer, NY. Herkimer was known as the Desk Capital of the country in the early 20th century. Here is some more info on Standard....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): An old world italian globe lamp, world images, decorative lamp
world images, decorative lamp, vintage store: This is an American made decorative lamp manufactured circa 1950, the globe is a reproduction printed after a cartographer, but it is not original. The hand colored spots are by the manufacture not by the cartographer. The value of the lamp is between $75...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): To Paint or Not to Paint?, current market value, vanity table
current market value, vanity table, antique value: Heidi - Paint it. It has no historical value and very little current market value. Items from the British Depression era of the 1930s have not found much of a market in the United States and they are not old enough to have any antique value. This is truly...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter plate, 15th century, crest
15th century, crest, diameter: Re; The pewter. The plate is in all probability not a true antique, but modern. I sorry, but I am am unable to trace the marks on the plate. It might be made anywhere, from China to Poland. The marks, are not to be found in any of my own reference areas,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pie Crust Table, mahogany veneers, tulip poplar
mahogany veneers, tulip poplar, sweet gum: without a label there is no way ever to determine the manufacturer. there were thousands in operation in the 1920-40s when this was made. I am certain that the top and gallery are mahogany veneers, the columns and legs likely mahogany but could be sweet...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pinball Machine, Williams Pinball machine, honey
Williams Pinball machine, honey: Hi Shaya, Well I found it here and have the latest value on it. The Williams HONEY came out in August of 1972, a four player game and Williams made a total of 6,301 of these units then. Value right now in the value guide is at $400.00 as of late 2010....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pinball machine, pinball, game room
pinball, game room, slots: Hi Karen, I hate to even guess at this question as I know your not going to like the answer, but I can see that I can t avoid it here. They made a lot of different type machines around this time, so were payout machines like the Jennings sportsman and these...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Possible Antique Porcelain Plaque, porcelain plaque, german porcelain
porcelain plaque, german porcelain, fall of the berlin wall: Re: The porcelain. Thank you for the photo’s, they were very helpful indeed. This artifact carries the German porcelain mark for the Rudolstadt -Volkstedt factory. There were many, different producers. However because of the many and quite diverse upheavals...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Prayer Chair/Bench, prayer chair, general antiques
prayer chair, general antiques, personal prayer: This prayer bench looks like it was made a little later than I first thought, It looks like it was made circa 1920, it is made of Oak and was probably a personal prayer bench meant for someone s home and not from a church, I have see these type of piece sell...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Prayer Chair/Bench, e mail address, prayer chair
e mail address, prayer chair, general antiques: This photo does not show me what I need to see but it does tell me that this was made circa 1900, the strait back legs tell me that this was mass produced in a factory and not made by a craftsman. If you could take some of the nails out around the corner...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): painting, general antiques, fuzzy images
general antiques, fuzzy images, gilt frame: Re; The painting. As to if it were painted in the Netherlands of Flanders is almost impossible to say. Extensive lab tests would be needed, in order to answer that question. However it is in the style of the 17th, 18th, and 19th century old masters,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): penny scales, tom thumb, berning
tom thumb, berning, watling: Hi Janet, The scale you sent the photo of is a Watling Tom Thumb Fortune Deluxe Scale. These scales date from the 1930s. They often retail for $300-$500. If you send your mailing address to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net, we will send you free diagrams, adjustment...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): penny scales, computing scale, art deco
computing scale, art deco, berning: Hi Janet, These rare scales were manufactured by Detroit Computing Scale Co in the 1930s. These scales were manufactured in white or Green porcelain over cast iron. They are extremely rare and might retail for $300-$500. as there is not much demand for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): penny scales, tom thumb, berning
tom thumb, berning, watling: Hi Janet, The scale you sent the photo of is a Watling Tom Thumb Fortune Scale. These scales date from the 1930s. They often retail for $300-$500. If you send your mailing address to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net, we will send you free diagrams, adjustment...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): penny scales, berning, caille
berning, caille, detroit michigan: Hi Janet, This lollipop scale is called the Peerless Aristocrat Junior. It was manufactured in the 1920 s by the Caille Brothers Co. of Detroit Michigan and operated by Peerless. These scales often sell in the $500 - $1000 range. Hope this helps. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): please help identify my dining room furniture, dining room furniture, china cabinet
dining room furniture, china cabinet, deco style: set is done in veneers on teh tops and faces, mahogany and wlanut veneers. it is from the late 20s into the 30s. great condition. borders on the deco style, the chairs are probably original to the set but not a match. retail in a shop table 350 ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinishing bow front chest, top drawers, van dykes
top drawers, van dykes, antique malls: I would suggest you look on the web for similar items and see what type of hardware they have on them. You could also go to antique malls that carry furniture. Take some pictures. One of the best sources for hardware is Van Dykes Supply, they are online. They...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Replacing Mills reel strips, Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine
Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine, slots: Hi Rudolf, Having the reels with no strips on them can be a problem. First I hope you have the old strips so you can compare the new one with them to be sure you have the right symbol combinations that will match your old strips or your reel disks. Lets...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking Chair, grain pattern, online photo album
grain pattern, online photo album, original look: Jennie - The chair appears to be made of quartersawn white oak. Quarter sawing is a method of cutting an oak log that produces the distinctive grain pattern seen in the wood. Quarter sawing is further explained and illustrated in my book “HOW TO BE A FURNITURE...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Roll Front chest with slanted drawers, mercantile store, store fixture
mercantile store, store fixture, dry goods store: take the pic again from an angle and write what is on it for me. would you send all the pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to ONE email what i can see on the label confirms a dry goods store fixture or mercantile store from...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Roll Front chest with slanted drawers, general antiques, wax paste
general antiques, wax paste, paint brush: This is a cabinet for wood typefaces for a printer from the end of the 19th century. If you are going to clean or refinish this use a fine steel wool and rub in the direction of the wood grain, then just use a good antique wax paste that you brush on with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Roll Front chest with slanted drawers, drawers, flyers
drawers, flyers, 19th century: Please take this drawer lay it on the floor and take a photo of one of the corners while you are sitting on the floor, I need to see 3/4 view, I am 98% sure that this is a 19th century cabinet for wood type for a printer that made hand flyers and posters....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): replacement lock for cutler desk, cutler desk, paper folders
cutler desk, paper folders, ink wells: I know of nowhere to find a Cutler replacement lock. Years ago i had to make the catch part that is missing on yours. it was so long ago that i do not remember the configuration. My suggestion to you is to get a brass plate and drill two holes in it to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): roll top desk, little wings, pencil pen
little wings, pencil pen, top desk: Your C roll desk was made in the 40-50s by the truckloads. It would be impossible to come up with a maker. Most of the time, a label would be in the center drawer but not always.This type of desk was used a lot in schools and various types of Government...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale - 2nd picture (see previous question), family scales, michael salter
family scales, michael salter, berning: Hi Michael, Salter manufactured these Family scales for many years making it impossible to determine the date. Your scale is missing its round concave pan which was made to fit the top of the scale with a friction fit. Retail value might be $40-$75 as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scales - Make, Age and Value, general antiques, value question
general antiques, value question, knife edges: Hi Michael, The scale most likely dates from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. These scales were manufactured well into the 20th Century but later ones tend to be less ornate. Many European manufacturers of scales only noted capacities on their scales....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sega MARK 10 slot machine, manufacturing companies, slot machine
manufacturing companies, slot machine, general motors: Sega of Japan bought out Mills Novelty in the 1950 s, which at one time was the General Motors of the slot machine manufacturing companies. For a while they kept the same design of the machines, then they went with a new design in the 1960,s. They generally...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Settee, swivel casters, general antiques
swivel casters, general antiques, speedy reply: The date on the wheels is not the date of the manufacture of the wheels, it is the date of the patent application, For me to confirm the date of manufacture of the settee I would need to see what is under the black fabric on the corner of the underside of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sheets Manufacturing Company., sheets manufacturing company, hidden doors
sheets manufacturing company, hidden doors, online photo album: Jennifer - That is a very interesting looking desk. Right off the bat I could not find anything about Sheets but I know I have done research on it previously. I would love to see more and better phhotos of the desk so I can identify wood, age, etc. meanwhile...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Shoe Mirror, mirror question, tulip poplar
mirror question, tulip poplar, general antiques: it is from the 1920s and stood on the top of a dresser, vanity, or chest. the earlier ones sometimes had bases with drawers some more fancy some less. i have never heard of a soe mirror although i have seen petticoat mirrors but they ar way different. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): from Sligh 1880 GrandRapids Furniture Co, headboard footboard, small wheels
headboard footboard, small wheels, furniture co: Luri - I really need to see the set to answer your question. If you can send me some clear digital photos of the set I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. (No camera phone or Blackberry...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): a scale from the computing scale co., automatic thermostat, pat sept
automatic thermostat, pat sept, overhead wiring: Hi Tom, Your number 346 Dayton Electric is described as follows and in the 1922 catalog by Dayton Moneyweight Scale Company entitled The Bigness of Little Things by IG Kennedy: For the grocery, meat market, delicatessen and general store. this is the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): side table, general antiques, foot ball
general antiques, foot ball, ball park figure: Ask the other expert if he will purchase it for 150 dollars, then tell me what he say s, I see tables like this that sell for $20 to $30 dollars. Please do not take my advice, go out and try to sell it for more, I hope it works for you. Bring it to as many...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): small table, renaissance period, period furniture
renaissance period, period furniture, design detail: This table looks like it was made circa 1890 to 1900, the twisted rope legs are a design detail that was first used in renaissance period furniture. but this is not from the period. Please send me a photo of the underside of the table top, it will help me...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sofa, danish style, french twist
danish style, french twist, european style: Dear, It has an European style especially for the arm tests. Not so much the back. This style was also used a lot by Brazilian designers. It s the first time i see this sofa. I ll check my documentation for maybe similar models. It also has a french twist....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thimble, lion head, blank panel
lion head, blank panel, gold color: Hello Sarah, The 14 in the circle means that the item has 14K gold in the mix of the metal. The 18 in a circle means that the item has 18K gold in the mix of the metal. Having said that, the actual 14K or 18K is minimal as these thimbles are not classed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thomasville Chair Company Dining Set, american federal period, walnut veneer
american federal period, walnut veneer, king george iii: Cathryn - The set is a fairly modern design based on the English period of the early 19th century - the time when King George III, who lost the American colonies, was incompetent but his son was yet too young to be crowned king. It corresponds roughly with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Scale Identification, serial number list, industrial scales
serial number list, industrial scales, toledo scale: Hi Ernest/Doc, Based on the serial number that you provided,9027,and our serial number list from the factory circa 1949, your scale dates from early to mid 1903. We have deduced this from the fact that the list we have of serial numbers for Heavy Duty Industrial...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): table, air vent, auction price
air vent, auction price, victorian lamp: late victorian lamp table probably walnut wood, cant really tell the wood from the photo. but it is most probable that it is walnut--a good thing. retail pricing in a shop around 350-450. higher in a high end shop. 1890-1900. auction price around 200 ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): table, general antiques, napoleon iii
general antiques, napoleon iii, different types of wood: The table top is not original to the legs, someone added a different top to the table, there is three different types of wood, This is what in the Antique trade they call an assembled table, it has been restored with different parts from other tables. This...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): toledo scale company, weights measures, toledo scale
weights measures, toledo scale, company style: Hi Deborah, We received you pdf file. Your Toledo Candy scale with a one pound capacity was manufactured in the 1920s or 1930s. Patent no. Patentee Date Patent info Assigned to 1223371 DeVilbiss ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): VANITY WITH MIRRORS, mahogany veneer, tulip poplar
mahogany veneer, tulip poplar, colonial revival: it is a vanity the woods will be a mahogany veneer, or perhaps mahogany or mixed. the frame and case will be sweet gum or tulip poplar wood. the style is a mixture as most are teh feet say william and mary style but colonial revival sounds better. it is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of Sears Chifferobe, sears roebuck company, antique chifferobe
sears roebuck company, antique chifferobe, chifferobe wardrobe: not sure what the question is but hopefully it is answered below, if not reply and let me know what you want to know. wood is most likely sweet gum, most were. this is a better one with the double doors and nicely done feet, would be priced in a shop...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Virginia House Furniture, mail image, lincoln industries
mail image, lincoln industries, current market value: per item bed dresser dresser the prices i quoted are retail in shop prices. you cannot get that selling as an individual. one half to one third will be a fair market value selling as an individual so starting at half to 2/3 is usually a good starting...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): about the value and origin of this dinning, renaissance revival style, renaissance style
renaissance revival style, renaissance style, lion head: I need to see close up photos of the carvings, the back and any details that show age. This is actually a Renaissance revival style it does not look like a reproduction but like and original piece from the end of the 19th century, circa 1880s, you need to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vendo v-144 coke machine, coke machine, soda machine
coke machine, soda machine, parts catalog: Hi Jeff, Sorry but I do do anything in the soda machine world but there are part suppliers who my have this decal, here is one site: http://www.fun-tronicsllc.com/index.php?crn=323&start=1 I would send them a photo of what you need and see if they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Walnut Dining Table from Showers Brother Co., american manufactured furniture, don fredgant
american manufactured furniture, don fredgant, walnut veneer: Christopher - Showers Brothers was one those Indiana furniture manufacturers in the 1920s through 1940s that turned out a tremendous volume of exceptionally mediocre furniture. In the book American Manufactured Furniture by Don Fredgant, Schiffer, the company...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wicker doll buggy, boat upholstery, replacement wheels
boat upholstery, replacement wheels, kansas city mo: Good idea on the hood. It may have been an oil cloth on the top. My catalogs are all older with the wicker hoods but I do know that later on, they started using the cloth for a more waterproof top. I don t know of anyone in your area who would do this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wurlitzer 1015, Jukes, jukebox
Jukes, jukebox, record player: Hi Jan, I can t really be sure of what is going on here, sounds like some set screw has come lose or something. Below is a list of jukebox people with some specializing in 1015 s so you might be able to get a better answer on your jukebox problem. My...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): walker and hall canteen of cutlery, oak case, please take your time
oak case, please take your time, canteen: Hello Kathy. No, please take your time and get some good digital images, them post them on to me. That is far more important. Sometimes more haste means; less speed. Well it s almost the end of the week so; have a nice weekend and take care. Wales?...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): washstand and sewing machine, sewing machine, washstand
sewing machine, washstand, mint condition: please send photos to my email bobklein1@cox.net show the machine and top cover from the front an side back of the washstand and the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front. jpg files as attachments to ONE email thank...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wicker/wood chairs and settee, wood chairs, two chairs
wood chairs, two chairs, chair frame: At first glance it looks like these chairs are American made from the 1940 s, the style is inspired from the English at the turn of the century, but I need to see the underside corner where the leg meets the chair frame to tell you more. If there is no makers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wurlitzer juke box, Juks, jukebox
Juks, jukebox, record player: Hi Anita, Say, I have all this information stored on my computer along with a guide to show you how to grade your jukebox. If you could write me at: Jackpot7@q.com I would be happy to attach this information that I have, to your email, and send it back...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wurlitzer, multi selector phono., full sterio, Jukes, jukebox
Jukes, jukebox, record player: Hi Clyde, First I would need a model number but...... If this is a newer type jukebox I don t follow them, only the antiques ones. The newer ones don t show up in value guides and normally sell for around 400 to 600 dollars. If you can send me the model...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Year and Make?, french provincial style, bottom drawers
french provincial style, bottom drawers, two pieces: This is not a French provincial reproduction because this model never existed in France, it is an American creation inspired by the French provincial style, I need to see the back the underside, the inside and the back corner of one of the drawers and I will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 10 cent coin operated Bowling/United Mfg. Co., bowling alley, california ave
bowling alley, california ave, bowlers: Hi james, Usually the Ball bowlers, as you have, are worth restoring. Of course, finding someone with the expertise to do it can be difficult. Assuming you game can be restored to perfect condition it would be worth around $2500. Ball bowlers as is typically...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1800 Scale, berning, approximate value
berning, approximate value, roberval: Hi Vic, Roberval counter scales like yours were manufactured by many firms in the United Kingdom from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s preceding WWII making it almost impossible to accurately date these scales. Retail value might be $50-$125. Hope...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1951 Lane Chest Restoration, professional restorers, lengthy conversations
professional restorers, lengthy conversations, mid 1930s: I know a few in the area. This fellow, Jim Young I know the best; have not been to his shop but have worked on a project with him in Flushing. I trust Jim, know how he is, know his dedication to doing proper work, and know that he is constantly improving...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 2300 gram mining scale, density scale, ore processing
density scale, ore processing, berning: Hi Mark, According to Wikipedia: Denver Equipment Co. was a company that fabricated mining and ore processing equipment during the 40 s, 50 s and 60 s. It was one of the largest and best known companies that fabricated mining and ore processing equipment....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 9 foot antique table, chairs and buffet, mahogany veneer, duncan phyfe style
mahogany veneer, duncan phyfe style, mahogany color: That is a difficult question to answer. In general you look at materials used, style, form, construction, tooling marks, color, wear, fasteners and on and on. Furniture styles follow a pattern so the first thing you look at is form and style. Judging...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ad Lee arcade game, cincinati ohio, pinball machine
cincinati ohio, pinball machine, ohio thanks: Hi Douglas, Your game is either late 1931 or 1932. Ad Lee was only making games until 1936. These early games a fairly rare, but not a lot of collectors are looking for them, so values ar fairly low. Your game would be worth $250-350, possibly a bit more...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): AMI Jukebox, Jukes, jukebox
Jukes, jukebox, record player: Hi Sarah, It is, it is the AMI Model B made from 1948 to 49. Plays 78 rpm records. I have some information on how to grade your jukebox and then figure out its value, if you would like to have that, just email me at jackpot7@q.com and I ll return it with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique 5 Column Gumball Machine, variety shop, rarity
variety shop, rarity, shape: Hi Justin, Your machine was manufactured in the 1950 s by a company named Andrews and Company. It was called the Variety Shop because of the varied options of products it could sell. Because it is not an antique machine it is considered an entry level...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Bedroom Set, screw holes, walnut woods
screw holes, walnut woods, approximate value: are there any markings on the underside of the marble, backs, bottoms or anywhere that might be a manufacturers name. where did it come from? send multiple pictures of the items, backs, side of drawers etc it is victorian in a desirable form all walnut...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique breakfront, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, c piece: what you have is rural made server or court cupboard with an over mirror or over mantle. has a european styling, england, belguim french. the wood seems to have a sweet gum or tulip poplar grain, from the pictures i cannot see walnut birch mahogany...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chifferobe, us customs office, wooden slats
us customs office, wooden slats, antique chifferobe: The only true definition of an antique comes from the US customs office, 100 years old is the break off point. Anything made during the past 99 years is considered vintage and not antique. I take offense to your rating my knowledge with a five, it is you that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocker, oak rocker, furniture co
oak rocker, furniture co, appl: oak rocker from around 1890-1910. the seat is a laminated seat that is bent in a form while the glue sets up. golden oak period. patent could be a patent for any number of things, so it is hard to say exactly what that is for as laminated bent forms were...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocking Chair, antique rocking chair, sewing rocker
antique rocking chair, sewing rocker, windsor style: sewing rocker or slipper rocker sweet gum wood hoop back or windsor style either is accurate 1920-20 seat is called a shaped seat or contour seat someone has stripped it at one time as it would have been a more even color originally retail...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Scale, serial number data, general antiques
serial number data, general antiques, sorry for the confusion: Hi Earnest, We are sorry for the confusion. The text should read as follows: Based on the serial number 291551 that you provided, and serial number data given to us by Fairbanks, your scale dates from between 1876 and 1877 but this model was manufactured...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Soild Wood Rocking Horse, nice age, horse body
nice age, horse body, rocking horse: Sorry to inform you that what you have is a common machine-made knock off from the Philippines. The 4 holes you mentioned on the underside of the horse is where the horse body was held in the carving machine. These are often synthetically aged to give them...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique scale, lithographer, berning
lithographer, berning, chas: Hi Cody, Charles W Shonk Co. was a lithographer working on tin in Chicago from 1891 to at least 1918 and would have had nothing to do with the scale other than to apply decorations to its body. If you send a photo of the scale to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique slot machine, Mills, Poinsettia
Mills, Poinsettia, Antique Slot Machine Value: It is impossible to give a quote without a picture. I have done it in the past and been burned because, while the machine may be working, it may have serious issues. For example, the glass might be gone or broken, the paint on the castings might be horrible,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): american shuffleboard table, gameroom, manuals
gameroom, manuals, slot machine: Hi Shane, There is not a lot on old shuffle boards, and not even knowing what you have or a photo here, makes it almost imposable for me to give you any kind of answer, but I can help you out with a couple of things here. Firt on some shuffle boards they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chairs, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, antique chairs: nice cedar chest from the 1930s. whoever refinished this neglected some areas. there is a piced of wood missing on the rear bottom, some veneer loss on the front lower, runs on the reat at the top, some distressed areas on teh top but still a nice chest....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique dressing table, antique dressing table, mid 1930s
antique dressing table, mid 1930s, mirror base: Nancy - That form was called a vanity. The use of the term dressing table is usually reserved for 18th and early 19th century low tables with drawers that did not have a mirror attached. It is an old term that sometimes lingers into modern times to give...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique howe scale, warehouse scales, hopper scale
warehouse scales, hopper scale, platform scales: Hi Dennis, Scales like your Howe scale were manufactured by the company for many years making them impossible to date. The 1870 may refer to a patent date but we don t have a record of the patent in our data base. Our 1897 catalog, the earliest we have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique scale, burlington railroad, platform scales
burlington railroad, platform scales, howe center: Hi Lisa, There may have been two different Sampson Scale Companies which may or may not be related. The first information we came across was the following: According to the Howe Center Historical outline found here: http://www.historicalpages.com/pdfs/Howe%20Center_final_web.pdf...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique scales, antique scales, berning
antique scales, berning, dairy farm: Hi June, Unfortunately, most collectors are not interested in scales like yours as they are so big and there s nowhere to mount them. In addition it is difficult to move such scales due to size limitations as well as the weight of such an item. The brass...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique table and buffet, antique table, fred taylor
antique table, fred taylor, jpg files: Sharon - I look forward to seeing the photos. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an online photo album. Be sure to include a copy of your original...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): arm chair, arm chairs, chair frame
arm chairs, chair frame, chair seat: I need to see the entire chair to tell you for certain what this chair is, from my first impression this looks like a french restoration style chair from the mid 19th century. I will also need to see the underside of the chair seat where the leg meets the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): BALLY 831, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Gary, Without asking, I am sure this machine has a coin hopper in it, and if it does, it should be paying out coins period. So there is something wrong here. Right now I would guess that the Spiro cam on the back of the coin hopper is not resetting to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Balance Scale &weights, english weights, scale weights
english weights, scale weights, scale collectors: Hi Derek, VR is for Queen Victoria who reigned 1837-1901 and ER for Edward 1901-1910. The other numbers and letters on English weights represent year and month codes which are interpreted in Crawforth s Handbook of Old Weighing Instruments . The International...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Balance Scale, weights and measures, porcelain plate
weights and measures, porcelain plate, numerical system: Hi Derek, We assume that your scale is 73 cm tall as the type of Lyre top scale you are describing was never under 3 tall. According to British Scale Makers 1620-1920; The Crawforth Index Parnall was in Bristol at 7 different addresses, from 1834 to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally 742A-M83, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Don, I see you have the light box for the plexie glass topper on the top of you machine so your good there. I do see these selling on ebay from time to time, search under slot parts. I seen one that would of worked on your slot sell here not to very...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally quarter slot information, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Jan, Good Morning Well your giving me a question here that is very hard for me to answer, as the prices these sell for differ widely depending on where and who you buy them from. Retail in a store maybe you will see 1,200.00 to 1,400.00 on this machine,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ballys E2000, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Ben, You should always get a tilt code if your Bally E tilts during play as long as the door is closed. It will flash between coins played and the tilt code and back to the coins played and back to the tilt code. After you open the door it will do the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bassett China Cabinet, george hepplewhite, mahogany veneer
george hepplewhite, mahogany veneer, colonial revival: Christopher - Bassett may be older than you think. Here is some history on the company. http://www.bassettfurniture.com/company/index.asp Your breakfront china cabinet is a Colonial Revival reproduction of a Federal era piece from the early 1800s. It is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Betsy Ross childs sewing machine, hand crank, betsy ross
hand crank, betsy ross, rare machine: Hello Tammy, Your best source for pricing is eBay or other similar auction sites. This will give you an idea of what collectors are willing to pay for something. The person with the object to sell may not always like the results but in general this is a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Buffalo Platform Counter Scale, marble slab, beam scale
marble slab, beam scale, double beam: Hi Alan, Scales like yours were manufactured by Buffalo from at least 1908 through 1947. It is described in the 1928 catalog as follows: Counter platform scales. Niagara counter scale. With self aligning bearings. The Niagara counter scale is a handsome...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally series e slot machine, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Randy, You know that this can be a lot of things, and you are just going to have to go trough the manual and run some tests on it. Changing the rubber coin agitator is not going to cause this, soo... something indirectly did, like maybe dirty hopper...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bedroom set, sweet gum, 1920s
sweet gum, 1920s, vanity: the vanity is the more desirable item of the sets. it is fron the 1920s, the wood is sweet gum and walnut veneers. the pictured item would retail at 400-450 in a shop, from an individual less i do not have any other other pictures bobklein1@cox.ne...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chair, sweet gum, retail pricing
sweet gum, retail pricing, recliner: 1920s recliner wood is sweet gum there is no style attached to these they were made by many manufacturers. retail pricing in shops is low due to having to reupholster them to suit new owners. the mechanism in them are much better as is the wood...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): China Cabinet Taylor on lock key - antique, china cabinet, antique sales
china cabinet, antique sales, glass doors: send a pic of the back pic of the outside of the side of the drawer where the side meets the front pic of the inside of the drawer cavity inside of the upper section inside of the lower section pic of lock and key clear and in focus as attachments...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): China cabinet, abinet, china cabinet
abinet, china cabinet, approximate age: you will need to send close, clear and in focus pics of the different areas to identify the wood species. follow the instruction on the ask the expert page for sending the pics to me. clear, in focus, jpg files as attachments to ONE email include the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Columbus Peanut Machine, appraisel, accurate appraisal
appraisel, accurate appraisal, allexperts: Columbus machines prices vary depending on the rarity or what collectors prefer. Without a picture I can t give you an accurate appraisal. Prices range from $150.00 - $600.00 for the more commonly seen machines. If you can include a picture thru ALLEXPERTS...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Computing Scale, dayton scale, patent dates
dayton scale, patent dates, brass plaque: Hi Tammy, There is usually a brass plaque with identifying info on the scale or patent dates or numbers are sometimes located on the dial or chart. Please send a photo of your scale to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can do a proper evaluation....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Computing Scale, saugatuck ct, joseph hopkinson
saugatuck ct, joseph hopkinson, computing scales: Hi Barbara, AU Smith of Seymour, CT was issued patent RE11536 on April 28, 1896. Half of this patent for a horizontal barrel scale was assigned to E C Smith of Westport, CT. AU Smith of Saugatuck, CT was issued patent number 597300 for a horizontal barrel...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Computing Scale Company - Restoration, east bloomfield ny, pittsburg pa
east bloomfield ny, pittsburg pa, scale collectors: Hi Jim, Your scale may be based on patents 548421 of Oct. 22, 1895, 626520 of June 6, 1899 and 753222 of March 1, 1904. These were all patented by Alpha R. Beal of East Bloomfield, NY who moved to Pittsburg, PA between 1895 & 1899. You can read the patents...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Conant Ball Dining Table, colonial revival style, conant ball
colonial revival style, conant ball, style furniture: Sachi - Conant-Ball was a 20th century manufacturer of good quality Colonial Revival style furniture. While it is good quality it has no antique or collector s value and has no spcial value other than being good stuff. . Fred Taylor www.furnituredetective.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse, hammer price, repair job
hammer price, repair job, charles i: Roger, Your horse was carved by Charles I.D. Looff (yes...two f s ) circa 1910-1912. It s an inner-row prancer used on a stationary carousel. The last time once of this model sold at auction I believe the hammer price was around $9,000. Regards,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): christian becker scale and weights, christian becker, general antiques
christian becker, general antiques, e mail: Hi Kristen, We highly recommend Shannon s The Assay Balance: Its Evolution and the Histories of the Companies That Made Them . The company s history that is found in the Shannon s book is quoted here: http://www.humboldt.edu/scimus/Manufac/C_Becker/Becker.htm...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): coca cola base aluminum horse, coca cola company, aluminum horse
coca cola company, aluminum horse, ebay: As you are probably aware, these horses were (and still are) cast in a foundry in Mexico and don t have any connection to the Coca Cola company. I ve seen the older, larger horses sell for up to $1,000, but that s when the market was strong. The only thing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): copper plated gumball machines, gumball vendor, toy and joy
gumball vendor, toy and joy: Hi Veronica, Yes, gumball machine are reproduced, there are many cheap copy s out there for sale even today in major stores even. Anything from Taiwan is going to be a copy I am sure, heck they would copy you and I if we went over there and stood still...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): couch and chair, first glance, couch
first glance, couch, furniture: At first glance this looks like this couch was made between 1950 to the middle of the 1960 s. This has a very nice line and could sell for a good price if it was sold by a decorator to one of his clients. I think you should be able to sell this as is, for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Desk, mahogany veneer, royal furniture
mahogany veneer, royal furniture, hand drawer: Ross - Royal produced furniture under its own label from 1892 to 1931. If you can send me some photos of the label I should be able to date it for you. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Detecto Floor Scale, berning, scrap metal
berning, scrap metal, point in time: Hi Crystal, While you might be able to sell this scale to some industry to use in their shop, The scrap metal value at this point in time may be higher due to the condition of your scale and the fact that parts are probably not available. Hope this helps....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Detecto Scale, mechanical scales, berning
mechanical scales, berning, repair manuals: Hi Jesse, It is very difficult, if not impossible, to find old scale repair manuals. What we do, at times, is to take clear, detailed photographs often while we are in the process of taking a scale apart. Digital photography makes this much easier to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining suite, waterfall edge, six chairs
waterfall edge, six chairs, inspection stamp: Pete - You got the style correct. The style was called “Art Moderne” when it was introduced in the 1930s. It was popular into the late 1940s. Today we call the style Art Deco, a term coined in the 1960s. However, I believe your set is from the late 1940s rather...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dunes Hotel Slot Machine, slot machine, slots
slot machine, slots, gambling: Hi Terri, This confuses me some, you say it doesn t have a handle on the side? but has one in front? I would have to see a photo of this machine to figure out who manufactured it, as it doesn t say here, and I haven t a clue. Can you send some photo s of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): deGrave,Short &com.ltd 102 naylor rd london se 15, berning, class 8
berning, class 8, naylor: Hi Graeme, According to information found in British Scale Makers 1620-1920: The Crawforth Index published on DVD recently by ISASC Europe, DeGrave, Short & Co. Ltd. Started manufacturing scales at their works location on Naylor Rd. in London in 1906....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ed Roos Cedar Chest, caster wheels, ed roos cedar chest
caster wheels, ed roos cedar chest, cedar chests: it is a nice chest, not rare, but nice and looks to be in great condition. the casters dont matter for value other than being a nice touch. looks to be from the 1930s. the feet are an empire scroll style. the metal strapping is a good touch, probably brass...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): evans races, bowlarama, piano technology
bowlarama, piano technology, question thanks: Steve: Good luck on the restoration. FYI, I have access to an original Paces Races manual which has diagrams showing what bellows connects to what valves the things like that. It also talks about how much vacuum the machine needs to generate. I think I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks baby scale, st johnsbury vermont, baby scales
st johnsbury vermont, baby scales, fairbanks scale: Hi Mark, Alfred Bousfield of St Johnsbury, Vermont was issued patent number 1979364 on November 6, 1934 for an infant scale. It was assigned to E & T Fairbanks & Co of St Johnsbury. Patents may be viewed by entering their numbers one at a time in the search...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Grain Tester Scale, fairbanks scales, grain tester
fairbanks scales, grain tester, grain elevators: Hi Sherri, Scales like yours were Manufactured the same way for many years by Fairbanks. Scales like yours were not manufactured in 1918 as the ones manufactured back then had a squarer base. The more oblong base like yours is found in a 1923 catalog where...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Scale, hoop scoop, baked enamel
hoop scoop, baked enamel, ample size: Hi Bryan, Your scale is listed in Fairbanks 1923 catalog on page 50 where it is described as follows: Platform Scoop Scale with Patented Split-hoop Scoop and Fork. This scale is equipped with a split-hoop scoop and fork, this design still allowing the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Standard No.25, berning, great grandfather
berning, great grandfather, retail value: Hi Cody, Scales like yours were manufactured for many years by Fairbanks making it impossible without a serial number to determine exactly when they were manufactured. Retail value might be $50-$150 depending on condition. Hope this helps. Weigh...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): French style chairs?, style chairs, french style
style chairs, french style, first glance: The only thing that is French style is the two front legs (louis 16th style) the rest is not particularly French, it is more typical of 20th century construction techniques, I would need to see a photo of the underside of the chair to confirm the date of manufacture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Furniture Built by JOHN since 1891, mediocre quality, furniture manufacturer
mediocre quality, furniture manufacturer, fred taylor: Kristi - B. P. John was a furniture manufacturer located in Portland, OR. He was active in the early 20th century through the Depression era of the 1930s. Most John products were of mediocre quality. If you can send me some clear digital photos of your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): AMI Jukebox, ami, warranty
Collectibles-General (Antiques): AMI Jukebox, ami, warranty, europe

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chifferobe, antiques antiquities, real antiques
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chifferobe, antiques antiquities, real antiques, antiques dealers

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocking Chair, montgomery ward, mother in law
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocking Chair, montgomery ward, mother in law, long time

Collectibles-General (Antiques): american shuffleboard table, overhead unit, coinbox
Collectibles-General (Antiques): american shuffleboard table, overhead unit, coinbox, horse collar

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bassett China Cabinet, dining room table, hutch
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bassett China Cabinet, dining room table, hutch, furniture

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Computing Scale, answer button, quick response
Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Computing Scale, answer button, quick response

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dunes Hotel Slot Machine, ashai, craiglist
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dunes Hotel Slot Machine, ashai, craiglist, seiko

Collectibles-General (Antiques): HML British Made table, jenny lind, hml
Collectibles-General (Antiques): HML British Made table, jenny lind, hml, oak veneer

Collectibles-General (Antiques): real leather horse's, horses, india
Collectibles-General (Antiques): real leather horse's, horses, india

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Secretary desk with hutch, furniture factories, century furniture
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Secretary desk with hutch, furniture factories, century furniture, english features

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sideboard, art deco furniture, holloway road
Collectibles-General (Antiques): sideboard, art deco furniture, holloway road, chest of drawers

Collectibles-General (Antiques): What type or style of chair is this, yard sale, mexico
Collectibles-General (Antiques): What type or style of chair is this, yard sale, mexico

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage Pepsi pie cooler
Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage Pepsi pie cooler

Collectibles-General (Antiques): french provintial furniture, french provincial style, tulip poplar
french provincial style, tulip poplar, dresser mirror: the finish is cherry color. the wood may be maple, tulip poplar, or cherry or a mix of them all. these were quite popular in the 50s and 60s. even today we have restored many of these sets. the construction is usuall yvery good and they were sold by...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Glass for Jennings lollipop scale, replacement glass, berning
replacement glass, berning, weight chart: Hi Joe, Sorry, we do not carry the Jennings lollipop glass and do not know of anyone who has it. You may be able to have it silvered then scrape away to reveal the parts that are see through. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! Bill & Jan Bernin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Globe Wernicke Sectional Bookcase, globe wernicke, oak bookcases
globe wernicke, oak bookcases, colonial revival: Julia - Hard to tell the age without seeing the bookcase but the early bookcases did not stand on legs but flat on the floor. In any event G-W oak bookcases generally sell at auction in the $75 - $125 range per section as long as they are accompanied by the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Grain scale, grain tester, grain scale
grain tester, grain scale, walnut case: Hi Jack, Hi Jack, We found your Fairbanks grain scale! It was listed in our Fairbanks 1882 catalog where it is described as follows: Fairbanks Grain Tester. (In Box.) Graduated so that by balancing a quantity of grain in the cup, the beam will designate...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Henry troemner, henry troemner, sears catalog
henry troemner, sears catalog, hanger bearings: Hi Ron, These scales appeared in the early to mid 1920s Troemner catalogs, in our collection, though they were probably manufactured by the company for many years before and after those dates. The 1926 catalog describes them in a section entitled Henry...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Heywood-Wakefield Wood Rocking Chair, wakefield co, wood rocking chair
wakefield co, wood rocking chair, heywood wakefield: appears to be from 1920s, cannot identify teh wood from teh picture in a shop as is the chair would sell for 75$ fabric may be original only way to tell is by removing and seeing if there are another set of nail holes that would have held the previous...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): HML British Made table, general antiques, oak tables
general antiques, oak tables, head logo: This looks like it is a post WWII made table that was inspired by solid oak tables from the end of the 19th century, My first impression is that this was made circa 1950 and it is worth around $200 dollars, so I would think it is OK to hand off to you kids....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Horse Table, carousel style, general antiques
carousel style, general antiques, hard foam: I would have to see several detailed photos of the different parts to try and estimate a date of manufacture. If the photo you have sent is hard foam then I would guess that this was probably made after 1970, but I would need to see more photos to confirm...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe scale buggy we use every day, scale buggy, electronic head
scale buggy, electronic head, feed mill: Hi Sam, Unfortunately, there is no source for parts for this type of scale that we know of. You might be able to have a machinist fabricate some parts for you. You may also be able to find a junk scale that you could get parts from. Sorry we can t...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): What the heck kind of chair is this?, spending money, desperate need
spending money, desperate need, what the heck: wood is most likely figured birch stained to appear mahogany. from 1920. mixture of styles, vicorian and empire but not of that period. if you like it have it restored completely but make sure you use someone whose work you have seen and who is thorough....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Inherited rocking chair, know nothing! Please help., jpg files, rocking chair
jpg files, rocking chair, forty years: it is possible that the three part back had cane in it at one time, if the upholstery was removed you could tell. would like to see closer picture of the wood, a pic of the back, pic uf the underneath of the seat, and pic of the rocker where the legs intersect...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): james Yates Tankrd, reign of queen victoria, james yates
reign of queen victoria, james yates, american measures: Hi Carol James Yates was a pewterer and brazier based in Birmingham in the mid to late 1800 s The verification mark you describe on your tankard is as follows: VR was the mark used during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901) 43 was the number...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Maddox Table, mahogany veneer, maddox table
mahogany veneer, maddox table, horizontal surfaces: maddox made good quality furnitre in the colonial style. this library table is from 1920-40. horizontal surfaces are ribbon stripe mahogany veneer, the columns will be veneered as well as will teh scroll feet. empire styling. i would pay around 300-350...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills Slot machine Cherries on Front repair issue, Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine
Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine, slots: Hi David, This sounds like a Mills Black Cherry to me. The date on the reel strips is the copy write date for the strips, for all mills machines reel strips, and not the date the machine was made. I ll try to attach information on your machine to this answer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mills bell fruit gum slot machine, Mills slot machine, Buckley slot machine
Mills slot machine, Buckley slot machine, slots: Hi Brent, Sorry for the delay I wanted to get you a photo of the right paint and what it looks like but I just couldn t got to it and I have to answer your question here. This is a mills Black Cherry and the correct colors are hammer tone silver which in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): norris master gumball machines, gumball machines, aqua green
gumball machines, aqua green, polished aluminum: Sure, there were a number of color combinations including Red with black base and top. Cream with a sort of aqua green base and top. Polished aluminum on early slide top models. White with the same aqua green base and top. Marc www.thecoinopcollector.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): oak rocking chair, sweet gum, antique mall
sweet gum, antique mall, rocking chair: this a a well done reproduction made in the 1970-80s by the company circa 1900 . teh wood is sweet gum. retail in a resale, antique, or antique mall setting with the seat replaced it will be priced at 125-175, without the seat replaced and a removable...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old rocker, sears robuck, furniture capitol
sears robuck, furniture capitol, family heirloom: The chair was most likely manufactured for sears by another company, as to my knowledge sears did not have their own manufacturing operation. manufactured probably in the grand rapids, mi area. that was considered the furniture capitol of the US at the time...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old scale, cass county mo, stoughton wisconsin
cass county mo, stoughton wisconsin, moline plow: Hi Christy, Info on the McDonald Pitless Scale Co can be found in a 1908 history of Cass County, MO located here: http://books.google.com/books?id=7n8UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA215&dq=McDonald+Pitless&lr= More info may be found here: http://books.google.com/books?id=JWie7ATaoc0C&pg=PA97&dq=McDonald+Pitless&lr=#PP......

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old sofa, sofa, crest
sofa, crest, cox: i need many pictures showing the detail of the carvings pic of the underneath pic of the back of the legs pic of the back pic of the back of the wood in the crest pics of everything wood where did you purchase this and what did you have to give ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old toledo scales, antique scales, floor scales
antique scales, floor scales, berning: Hi Bobby, Most collectors are not interested in these types of industrial Toledo scales as they are to big and heavy fit comfortably in most scale rooms. Their value would be in the industrial community where they might be still useful within warehouses...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Parlor set, empire revival, flat grain
empire revival, flat grain, red birch: All furniture is a mixture of styles. this set is from the 1920s, the stile is generally referred to as empire revival. the sets are not uncommon and always have the basic form as yours. the feet on yours are good and your research names them correctly....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): PIN HOLDER WITH CORAL TOPPED PINS, thimble holder, plastic tops
thimble holder, plastic tops, pin case: Hello Taffy. Does your wooden case open up so that a thimble could fit inside? If so, you may have a mauchline ware (transferware) thimble holder rather than a pin case. These were souvenir items produced in Europe for the tourist trade. I can t help...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pie crust table, mahogany veneer, sweet gum
mahogany veneer, sweet gum, great grandmother: 1920-40 (prewar most likely) sheraton and duncan phyfe styling top is probably mahogany veneer rest could be mahogany but is more likely to be sweet gum stained mahogany, or birch, or tulip poplar. in the condition shown retail 75 restoration...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Please give me an approximate value for this item, general antiques, current market value
general antiques, current market value, chest of drawers: Your commode or chest of drawers is Louis XV is was made circa 1750 to 1770 as you say, but the hardware was changed at some point, I know this because the hardware is Louis XVI, so there exist a real possibility that the hardware was changed in the 19th...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ralph Widdicomb Desk, widdicomb, drawer construction
widdicomb, drawer construction, federal style: it is a mahogany veneered Federal style desk. classic style. i cannot give the age without seeing the drawer construction and the interior of the drawer pocket (where the drawer rests). pic of the underneath of the drawer, the outside of the back...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Re: Ladder Back Chair, wooden slats, shaker chair
wooden slats, shaker chair, old chair: it is definitely a hand made chair which many will call a shaker style. to determine the age on some of these you have to use calipers to see how much out of round the post or legs are as wood shrinks across the grain but not with the grain. whenever dealing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocker in a Box, sweet gum, leather seat
sweet gum, leather seat, late 1800s: these were made by hundreds of manufacturers so without a label there is no way to determine where or who. most likely in teh grand rapids area, it was the center of furniture in the late 1800s. it is a pressed design which does not take anything away,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Royal Chair Co, wooden casters, grand rapids furniture
wooden casters, grand rapids furniture, morris chairs: Peter - According to the book Grand Rapids Furniture - The Story of America s Furniture City by Christian Carron, Royal Chair Co operated in Sturgis, MI from 1899 to 1928. It is descibed in the book as a Manufacturer of reclining Morris chairs, easy chairs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): real leather horse's, general antiques, collectible sales
general antiques, collectible sales, leather horse: I don t know anything about silver. Regarding the horses....Just because they might be worth up to $100 doesn t mean you ll find a buyer who will pay that price. These are very bad economic times and most people are spending their money on essentials like...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Can I replace a glass top to deco table?, glass shop, new glass
glass shop, new glass, last resort: Thanks for the question, I can t tell for the pic, but the band looks like a stamped band that would slide down over the top and be attached from under or through the sides. There has to be a way to remove it you just need to find the key. At last resort,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): "School Dayz", pinball, gameroom
pinball, gameroom, slots: Hi Doug, Is that a type-o on Dayz or is that how it was spelled on the back glass as I can t find that one?, how about School Days? see it here: http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2058 Did this machine have flippers? or was it a very old game? Can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Secretary desk with hutch, secretary desk, shot pic
secretary desk, shot pic, hutch: need a picture of the outside of one drawer where the side meets the front of the drawer, also a pic of the hole the drawer came out of. pic of the outside of the drawer bottom taken from the rear showing the back and bottom in one shot. pic of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sligh 1692 Chifferobe, mahogany veneers, chifferobe
mahogany veneers, chifferobe, reproduction furniture: nice linen press or gentlemans chest from the 1920s in mahogany veneers with compo applied decoarations. all done in the adams/sheraton style. sligh is a good company sometimes it is difficult to get the age right since they build such faithful reproduction...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot machine problem, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Jim, The oil I use you can find at sears service center or most auto parts stores, it comes in a clear jug with a long spout you can pull way out and reach anything thing with. It s good fine oil, called a turbine oil I think, and comes in a couple of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Smokers Bow Chair, captains chair, mother inlaw
captains chair, mother inlaw, style chairs: not a term i have ever heard. i have seen these style chairs from the UK. they are to me, a modified captains chair with a cane back and shaped seat. I do like this form better than most, nice turned under structure, shaped seat good outline of the seat,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): service, Juks, jukebox
Juks, jukebox, record player: Hi Darren, Well I sure wish I could help you but I am in the U.S.A., Seattle Washington, I could only think that maybe some of the jukebox trade magazines would help or maybe some of the bigger dealers might know. I can give you my list, It will be below...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sideboard, holloway road london, american pieces
holloway road london, american pieces, belguim: it is english born and done in oak. the style is art deco. a sideboard or buffet for the dining room. condition is super, i usually reject non American pieces since english, belguim, german, and french pieces are so similar in the 1930s when this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): slot, Mills slot machine, Buckley slot machine
Mills slot machine, Buckley slot machine, slots: Hi Don, Well as you see your photo did not show, and there is no description, but a serial number I think. That serial number fits right in there with the mills Mystery front or castle front slots. I ll attach some information and a photo and maybe you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Table and Chair from Grandmother, mahogany veneer, walnut burl
mahogany veneer, walnut burl, sweet gum: sligh does good quality, I think they started around 1880-90. the table is actually a vanity with a missing mirror. the mirror was in a frame and the frame was supported with two uprights joined by a board at the bottom which sat upon the vanity much like...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo scale from family store, rusty spots, toledo scale
rusty spots, toledo scale, iron body: Hi Cinda, Your scale was manufactured in the teens or early 1920s. This type of scale was used in grocery stores or general stores to weigh produce or meats. It was equipped with a porcelain which could be washed in order to sterilize them after use. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Torbal ST-1, torsion balance, berning
torsion balance, berning, 1940s: Hi Andrew, History of the Torbal/ Torsion balance Co. may be found here: http://www.torbalscales.com/pages.php?pageid=38. The use of the name Torbal seems to have taken place in 1949 with the prior name being Torsion Balance Co. We believe your scale...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): table, american craftsman, shape of the table
american craftsman, shape of the table, general antiques: I think this could have been a table that a local craftsman purchased and then carved to show his talent. It does not make sense to me that the carving is so detailed and the shape of the table is so basic. I will look at the other photos and try to confirm...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): thimble, lt images, gold price
lt images, gold price, price of gold: Dear, Very nice object. It s outside my expertise but i can immediately see it s something of high quality. You can see it on inside stamped 18K. So it s solid gold. With the price of gold nowadays you re already have a nice start. You should weigh it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): torsion scale, torsion scale, torsion balance
torsion scale, torsion balance, counterweights: Hi Terry, The history of the Torsion Balance Co. may be found here: http://www.fulcruminc.net/about_us.php. Since we have no Torsion Balance catalogs or much information on the company, we can not verify the information we give you. We believe that your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): What type or style of chair is this, seating priority, facsimile reproduction
seating priority, facsimile reproduction, wooden chairs: pmarc - Your chair is a 20th century reproduction of a 16th century Italian hall chair. This chair , with its narrow span in the back was also used in narrow staircase landings and in corners. In Victorian times chairs chairs such as this were used as hall...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Velocepedes Horse (pre civil war??), antique road show, daniel winiarski
antique road show, daniel winiarski, decorator pieces: You can feel free to send me a photo, but even without seeing one I m pretty sure you have a knock off. I only say that because the authentic, antique velocepedes are very rare and most are in museum collections. If you do have a knock off the value would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vendorlator h81-d soda machine, freon 12, vendorlator
freon 12, vendorlator, soda company: Hi Alison, I don t accept soda machine questions, I did answer them for awhile quoting that I am not an expert on the subject of soda machine, and the soda machine people murdered me with poor feedback for just helping them, so I don t bother answering there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Cast Aluminum Horse, north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york
north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york, aluminum horse: This is a horse from the Spillman Engineering Company of North Tonawanda, New York. They made this model in wood and in aluminum. From the photo I can t tell which it is. If it s aluminum the retail value would be around $600. If it s wood, it would be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Dressing Table, vintage dressing, family homestead
vintage dressing, family homestead, furniture co: you were kind to help your friend the vanity is the more desirable item of a bedroom set sears used to sell houses that were brought in on a train to be assembled, i saw one in an old catalog, very cool--around 2000$ in the teens!! and good for you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Rocking Chair Age??, space shuttle enterprise, hot air balloon
space shuttle enterprise, hot air balloon, mahogany veneer: from 1900-1920 wonderful design---it is done in the form of a hot air balloon the wood in the back will be a laminate with mahogany veneer on the face and the rear. the remainder of the wood is most likely birch. the inlay either abalone or mother...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Toledo True Weight Scales, toledo scales, weight scales
toledo scales, weight scales, plant hope: Hi Charles, Most Toledo scales were No Springs Honest Weight as that was the company s main advertising slogan. Your 2000 pound capacity scale with serial number 714331 was manufactured between July 1942 and August 1943 while serial number 726255 was...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): value of coin counter, hand crank, coin counting machine
hand crank, coin counting machine, antique coin: Hi Jackie, This is not a antique coin operated machine, but I ll try to help anyway. A few years ago I did see these hand crank or electric coin counters selling for around 350 to 400.00. The best way to price this in todays market is to do a search for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage Pepsi pie cooler, gameroom, manuals
gameroom, manuals, slot machine: Hi Shelly, No i don t, maybe you can look it over and find out who made it, and see if they can help you. It has Pepsi s name on the top, but I am guessing that just like their pop machines, some one else manufactured it. Sorry, you have a very neat...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wood Carousel Horse, carousel figures, carousel horse
carousel figures, carousel horse, antique carousel: Because this doesn t even come close to authentic carousel figures. Take a trip to your nearest antique carousel some day and examine the horses. Each is a true work of art. The horses are realistic to a T . Also check our Fakes Database at: http://carousels.com/fakes/db.php...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wood box - moldy, mildewy smell, activated charcoal, desk set
activated charcoal, desk set, baking soda: take out the liner if it comes out and wash it. put activated charcoal in the box. baking soda if the charcoal doesnt work. first when you get the foam and all out leave it in the sunshine for several days, not at night, days. hen go to the soda then...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Year & Origin of Dining Set, vase shape, china cabinets
vase shape, china cabinets, general antiques: look for a 1920s jacobean style set or a william an mary style there are differences but many are mislabeled. jacobean is the one. as to origin, there were thousands of manufacturers in operation at that time so without a label th origin or manufactureer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 18th century Chair, italian craftsman, chair bottom
italian craftsman, chair bottom, general antiques: I normally would not say this, but in this case two antique pieces are worth more than one, the chair is not so unique to be worth more as one chair, I think the mirror and a foot stool is worth more. If you were to sell them the mirror is worth at least $1,000...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1960 Pepsi machine, pepsi machine, soda machine
pepsi machine, soda machine, machine questions: Hi Russ, I have been refusing all soda machine questions as I am not an expert and get rated horrible any time I try to help, so I stopped doing it completely as why risk my feedback here. But this is an easy one for me, I sold one at auction just like...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5cent rol a top is not working, mayfield ny, merrick ny
mayfield ny, merrick ny, physicly: Here are a few names and phone # s. If they can t help you personally, I am sure they can direct you to somebody who works on machines. John Papa - Mayfield NY - 518-661-5639 Robert Lerch - New York, NY - 212-879-6611 Alan Luchnick - Brooklyn, NY - 718-875-6884...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Couch (belonged to grandparents), general antiques, french louis
general antiques, french louis, antique value: This photo help me a little bit, but I still need to see the photo I requested previously. I readjust my dating of this piece to be made between 1960 and 1975, but with if the next photo shows me clearly what I am looking for I can tell you more precisely....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique 'DIXIE' Mahogany Bow front dressers., mahogany veneer, antique mahogany
mahogany veneer, antique mahogany, dresser bed: from 1940-50 mahogany veneer with sweet gum frame authenticity?? authentic Dixie federal style dresser original value selling price 75 current fair market value 200 classic timeless style usually has chest, dresser, bed, night stand, rarely with a vanity...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Furniture, antique furniture, pedestal
antique furniture, pedestal, drawers: This looks like a reproduction of a English table, can you please send me a photo of the underside of the table top and the underside of the pedestal and I will try to give you a possible date of manufacture and a estimation of the value. This type of table...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Furniture, french napoleon, napoleon iii
french napoleon, napoleon iii, first glance: At first glance this looks like a early 20th century reproduction of a French Napoleon III style credenza showcase, I need to see the a photo of the back, a photo of the inside and a close up of the larger bronze decorative fitting on the top section next...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique table, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneers
duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneers, mahogany veneer: most people call these duncan phyfe, when it should be stated duncan phyfe style. or more accurately sheraton style. Also accurate is Federal style, no matter, it is the word style that has the most importance here. the wood is mahogany veneer on top,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Appraisal for carousel, antique carousel, carousel horse
antique carousel, carousel horse, jackie jackie: Jackie, This is not an antique nor is it a carousel horse. This is a plastic Wonder Horse rocking horse that has been removed from it s metal rocking base then stuck on a pole and painted. Crafts people have been making these for over twenty years. As...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Art deco chest and bed, art deco style furniture, headboard footboard
art deco style furniture, headboard footboard, bed headboard: you can clean if you wish but the wax will do that for you. do remove the pulls first, i always mark the drawers on the underside or back with numbers, i prefer roman numeral then i can stamp them in the underside of the drawer front with a screwdriver, l,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Art deco nightstand, light scratches, general antiques
light scratches, general antiques, chest of drawers: use the same wax, it doesnt darken much, mostly the scratches that are white. the gloss is what it all started as unless someone refinished the stand and used a higher gloss material. to diminish the gloss use #0000 steel wool to rub with the piece in straight...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique baby strollers, antique baby carriage, iron wheel
antique baby carriage, iron wheel, wheel co: The only information I have on the company is the Gendron Iron Wheel Co in Toledo, Ohio. Est @1873. They specialized in wicker carriages. If you check to see what kind of local Historical Society or Museums are located in Toledo and contact them for more information....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique coca cola trailer, ebay auctions, coca cola trailer
ebay auctions, coca cola trailer, ebay: Old Coca-Cola items are highly collectable. I would suggest you list it on Ebay auctions, that is one of the places where the collectors go to buy. Start it out at $9.99 and let them fight over it. Being it is a trailer you would probably want to list it as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique doll buggy, replacement wheels, rubber wheels
replacement wheels, rubber wheels, woven cane: If the cane material is that brittle and the tires are bad, I m sorry to say it will probably cost more to restore then it would ever be worth. New rubber for the tires is not available so you would have to leave it or find replacement wheels from another...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique penny scale, louis missouri area, st louis missouri
louis missouri area, st louis missouri, schiffer books: Hi Bmarbs. Sorry but no I don t. However there is a scale expert here at allexperts, (Bill and Jan Berning) and they have been working with scales forever. They re the ones that would have an answer to your question if anyone was able to help you with this....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique scale, royal letters patent, antique scales
royal letters patent, antique scales, great exhibition: Hi Leanne, 1. Day & Millward were in business from at least 1850-1940. A trade card owned by a member of ISASC reads as follows: By her Majesty s Royal Letters Patent, Day & Millward, Exhibitors at the Great Exposition of 1851 Class 5, no. 772. The great...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique scissors german, pair of scissors, menz
pair of scissors, menz, corkscrews: Hello Tom, Are you able to attach a photo of the scissors please? I m thinking that the blades are where you are seeing and Adolf Menz name. If so, they made all sorts of items out of steel, not just corkscrews. This company fabricated metal. With a photo,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique scissors german, pair of scissors, menz
pair of scissors, menz, corkscrew: Hello Tom. I would need to see good digital pictures of your scissors/shears. There were many other uses of these implements besides sewing, so I m not sure if I can help you or not. There is a comprehensive book out dedicated to scissors, but it is in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing machine, antique sewing machine, sewing machine company
antique sewing machine, sewing machine company, miniature variety: Hello Lark, Thank you for your query. You have not provided a photo of your sewing machine but from you very short description, your sewing machine appears to be a full-sized household model machine. If this is the case, I cannot be of assistance to you....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Toledo Scale, computing scales, computing scale
computing scales, computing scale, top computing: Hi Jim, These large horizontal barrel computing scales were used in grocery or general stores to weigh meat or produce. The milk glass plate was easily washed between uses if necessary. Your scale was most likely manufactured in the late 1910s or early...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique vanity and night stand, tortoise shell, tulip poplar
tortoise shell, tulip poplar, sweet gum: this is late 1920s into the 30s. called waterfall furniture because of the front edge curve. all veneers of mahogany and sometimes walnut, almost always in the blond color as you have. the decorative banding at the bottom is sometimes veneer but usually...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally 742, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Greg, Sorry my friend, but contrary to this information that has been out there forever, this is just not true. In order to change the payout percentage of a slot machine it is a complicated Job. If you wanted to tighten up the machine, then that is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally's Blazing 7's Slot Machine, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Again Pat, 5-29-2011 OK, I have found some answers for you so I am just going to cut and past the information below this llllline for you: Rodger set the board in front of you with the buttons facing you ok if the battery is close to the front on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally's E Series E1209- 23 Nickel Slot, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Rick, In answer to you question, well yes and no. The Bally E is the electronics age, much-much different then the mechanical age of slots. Now we are dealing with a computer, and if the computer doesn t like something it tilts the machine. The reset...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ballys e-1000, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Art, It s really hard for me to try to fix machines this way, and it takes a lot of explaining to try to put it together. But, here is my thought on you problem. I believe that the grease on all those small levers and linkage, shafts and parts under...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Beach Club 1953, pin ball machine, bingo cards
pin ball machine, bingo cards, club pin: Hi Don, Bally Beach Club is a Bingo style pinball, in that you shoot the ball into holes that light on bingo cards. It was essentially a gambling game. I m not surprised he doesn t want to work on it! They are quite a pain to work on as there a large...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): barnes scale, design patent, patent number
design patent, patent number, heavy cast: Hi Donna, Design patent number 80871 was issued to Nobel L. Fellows of Detroit on April 1, 1930. It was for a design for an art deco penny scale that resembles a women s torso. These scales were made of heavy cast iron and covered in white or green porcelain....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel Horse, cast aluminum, spring horse
cast aluminum, spring horse, shopping areas: this horse is made from cast aluminum. It could have been on a carousel or it could have been on one of the coin operated carousel horse rides you find in shopping areas. These don t have a lot of value but I d say a high retail value would be around $400....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel Horse and Giraffe, carousel animals, carousel figures
carousel animals, carousel figures, antique dealer: Both of your animals were produced in Mexico. They could have been carved anything between the mid 1930 s and present (since carving small carousel figures is still common in Mexico). These may or may not have been placed on carousels. I m going to suggest...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): CCM puck bowler, pinball resource, melody lane
pinball resource, melody lane, vintage game: Hi Rick, It can be hard to find parts. You might check with pinball resource, or try to find a similar vintage game that s in bad shape to rob parts off of. Also on the KLOV boards they have a Electromechanical Game page where you could post your wants....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): CHEVRON Dixie Bedroom set, particleboard, lexington nc
particleboard, lexington nc, underlayment: looks like it is from the 70s in the pictures. I would say this, if the surfaces are in good condition, no flaws, no breaks, all drawers work, no peeling finish of veneer, and check underneath and the backs for water damage, if this is all good then...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chatillons improved scale, chatillon scales, chatillon scale
chatillon scales, chatillon scale, spring balances: Hi Edward, Chatillon Scale Co. manufactured scales from 1835 to the present. They manufactured many different styles and sizes of brass faced spring balances over many years. Several different styles of the scales shown in their 1894 catalog note that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chest of drawer with mirror, chest of drawer, chest of drawers
chest of drawer, chest of drawers, mirror: The missing mirror greatly affects the value of the chest of drawers, if the two mirror supports can be taken off it will help, Mirrors like this are difficult to find. Please send me a photo of the back and the back corner of the drawer and I will try to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): China Cabinet, tulip poplar, general antiques
tulip poplar, general antiques, sweet gum: what did you pay for the cabinet?? the mirror is oak, the mirror isnt leaded but is beveled. it originally was the top section of a hall tree. many times the lose sections of hall trees get loos or damaged and the mirrors are revived and hung. i have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Is this a Chippendale?, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer
duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer, search google: it would depend on your definition of antique as to whether or not it qualifies. if your definition is 100 years then it does not but dont get to focused on terms. i like antiques and/or collectibles as the phrasing. this base is a sheraton and duncan...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Computing Scale Co., cheese cutters, cheese cutter
cheese cutters, cheese cutter, sharing your expertise: Hi Nancy, It sounds like your cheese cutter may have been restored at some point and restored ones as well as cutters with excellent original paint may sell for well over $1000. Since we didn t have a picture, we had little to go by value wise. Weigh...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Curio cabinet, art deco style, curio cabinet
art deco style, curio cabinet, american pieces: nice to hear frm you again. this is hard to say so please dont get mad at me. this is english and made in the 1930-50s. many people like these. i do not. they look nice from the outside but are not good quality and not well made. these were imported...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cadburys showcase, shop proprietor, glass panes
shop proprietor, glass panes, writing on the glass: In my opinion this showcase was made circa 1900, There is a specialist in London who deals in antique shop fittings The name is D & A Binder 34 Church Street London NW8 8EP.+44 20 7723 0542 ‎they may be able to tell you more and he may be interested...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel animal, north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york
north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york, depressed market: This carving was produced by the Herschell/Spillman Company of North Tonawanda, New York around 1915. In its current condition you could probably get up to $3,500-$4,000 for it. That is, if you can find a buyer. In the depressed market buyers for this sort...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse, aluminum horse, cast aluminum
aluminum horse, cast aluminum, decorative purposes: This is a cast aluminum horse produced at a foundry in Mexico. This was never on a carousel. The foundry makes these horse for decorative purposes only. They ve been making this model for a long time because it is popular. the price when new from the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse, north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york
north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york, aluminum head: This horse was manufactured by the Allen Herschell Company of North Tonawanda, New York. These were made in 1. all wood, 2. wooden body with aluminum head, legs and tail, and 3. all aluminum. Obviously I can t tell which you have based on your photo. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): china cabinet, general antiques, china cabinet
general antiques, china cabinet, answer need: it appears that it is from the early 1900s but doesnt look right, cant tell you why it just doesnt look like it should hence, the need for some good pics. as it is now it could be later but in an earlier style and form. when you can get them, close and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): coin operated pinball, web ring banner, vintage slot machine
web ring banner, vintage slot machine, pence piece: Hi julie, Sorry but I cant find it listed either, but I am not sure just what it is without a photo, it could be a pin table, or a Bagatelle, or a pinball which I searched for. Being a foreign made machine it going to be hard to find anything on it here,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Depreciation, upholstery shop, material choice
upholstery shop, material choice, percentage range: This a very interesting question and could probably make a small book to answer but here goes. First I will say I am refering to items from late 1800s and up, not the 1786 sofa that would be a rare find. The victorian era and up is what I will address. In...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dining room set, six chairs, furniture co
six chairs, furniture co, jpg files: Billy - If you can send me some clear digital photos of the set I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): E873-4 Bally 5 Cent Slot Machine, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Chad, I forgot were we were with this, I get too much mail and questions and it can be a problem staying with it. Some smell inside, you just have to remove the reel mechanism, and coin hopper and spray it down with something, hose it out and leave it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): estimate of value 1920's berkey & gay, gay pieces, berkey
gay pieces, berkey, joann: selling from craigslist is the easiest and cheapest. band g had low medium and high quality which directly related to desirability. best for yo is to go to shops in your area and find something close and price yours at half the retail. send pics if you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ferguson table, ferguson bros, hoboken nj
ferguson bros, hoboken nj, whole number: company in operation from 1900-1950 painted pieces like this were poplar in the 40s with the surge of cinese styling an painting. i believe this is the dating of your card table. retail in a shop it would be priced at 200-225. use only wax, no...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): French Armoire
The construction is not so unusual, and it is not possible to identify the region by the back panels, Please send me the measurements of this armoire, I would also like to see a close up of one of the front legs and a close up of any other carvings on the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Couch (belonged to grandparents), kingsley iowa, furniture sofa
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Couch (belonged to grandparents), kingsley iowa, furniture sofa, la porte

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Art deco nightstand, pottery planters, fashion features
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Art deco nightstand, pottery planters, fashion features, electric lighting

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique coca cola trailer, sept holidays, ebay
Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique coca cola trailer, sept holidays, ebay, catagory

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique scale, weighing scales, kitchen scales
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique scale, weighing scales, kitchen scales, burrow

Collectibles-General (Antiques): CHEVRON Dixie Bedroom set, tendecy, cast iron
Collectibles-General (Antiques): CHEVRON Dixie Bedroom set, tendecy, cast iron, good shape

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chest of drawer with mirror, world war 1, eastlake style
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chest of drawer with mirror, world war 1, eastlake style, quality prices

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Handmade Wooden platform Rocking, pics of horses
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Handmade Wooden platform Rocking, pics of horses

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of Library Table, ebay
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of Library Table, ebay

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vendo V-63, chicago lock, ebay
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vendo V-63, chicago lock, ebay, lock and key

Collectibles-General (Antiques): follow up on buffet, 1890s, patina
1890s, patina, photo: This photo is not perfectly clear but I can tell that this has a patina that makes me think this was made circa 1900 it could be 1890s to 1910, if I can see a close up photo of the middle back leg that shows the tag and the entire foot, I will be able to confirm...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Good Luck thimble, free premiums, pot metal
free premiums, pot metal, lightweight metal: Hello Diane, Firstly, let me apologize for not responding sooner. We were away this past weekend and upon arrival home, my IN box was overloaded with queries and business. Your query seemed to have got buried and I did not find it until this morning. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Goyard, wardrobe trunk, haute couture
wardrobe trunk, haute couture, dhome: This is not a wardrobe trunk it is a suitcase, the trunks carry a higher value, and this does not have the Goyard pattern that would also make it a sell for a higher value. You can contact a friend of mine at www.lemondeduvoyage.com he will be able to give...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Handmade Wooden platform Rocking, collectible value, wooden platform
collectible value, wooden platform, retail value: First I ll tell you that this is not a handmade horse. This is the most common of all machine-made knockoffs imported from the Philippines. It has no collectible value. As a decorator piece I d place a retail value of up to $200 on it. Bruc...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identify this widdicomb, widdicomb furniture, furniture co
widdicomb furniture, furniture co, antique mall: if it were older, back in the 1920s I could help but they manufactured until 2002 in grand rapids. this is 50s and not what I am good with., in a resale or antique mall shop it would sell around 200 max retail. the type of finish on this is lacquer with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Inlaid Rocker, empire revival, inlay work
empire revival, inlay work, close ups: Laura - Your chair was made around the turn of the 20th century. The inlay work is in the style of the Aesthetic Movement (Art for Art s sake) of the late 19th century. The form of the chair with rolled under arms is Empire Revival. The chair appears to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): John A Colby & Sons writing desk, mid 1940s, sweet gum
mid 1940s, sweet gum, great grandmother: Company info from another post, not my own. John A. Colby formed his company in 1879. It was renamed John A. Colby & Sons in 1884. The company was sold in 1913 but retained the name. It was changed to Colby s in the mid 1940s. The company quit making furniture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): John Whiddicomb collection, general antiques, varnish
general antiques, varnish, mail: the pic was to help me determine the approx age. sometimes with better manufacturers it is difficult to tell from the exterior since they design well in copying older classic styles forms and designs. pics to bobklein1@cox.net as attachments to ONE email...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jones of Binghamton Scale, massachusetts regiment, original jones
massachusetts regiment, original jones, binghamton ny: Hi Johnny, Edward F. Jones of Binghamton, NY was issued design patent number D24479 for a Standard or Base for Scales on July 16, 1895. These scales were manufactured in the late 1800s. Jones Scale Works was founded in Binghamton, NY by Edward F. Jones....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jukebox, seeburg, good shape
seeburg, good shape, tiffany: Hi Tiffany, Value should be from 800.00 to 1,600.00. If you would like a better idea as to value, write me at jackpot7@q.com and I ll send you the information on how to grade your jukebox,,,,, and then you can check the value based on grade. Thank You...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kassoy Diamond Scale, precision balance scale, diamond scale
precision balance scale, diamond scale, analytical balance: Hi Pat, Kassoy has been a retailer of Jeweler s tools and equipment from at least the 1970s to the present. Their website may be found here: http://www.kassoy.com/but we could not locate any earlier info on the company. The analytical balance appears to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): what kind of rocker?, diagonal braces, steel bolts
diagonal braces, steel bolts, platform rocker: Ken - Your platform rocker is an Eastlake style rocker. Charles Locke Eastlake was an English designer who was a leader in the rebellion against Victorian excesses. He advocated a return to value and simple design in furniture. He published his influential...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Meadows Games' Flim Flam, flim flam, plastic knobs
flim flam, plastic knobs, cocktail table: Hi Stephanie, Sorry, no I never did any more research on this after that answer. I just don t have any paper on these video games, I guess now they are antiques but I still don t have much on them as I never did much in the video games. I do know that there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mills slot, Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine
Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine, slots: Hi kIim, This just has to be, by your great description , the worlds smallest payout slot machine bade by Mills and called The Mills Vest Pocket Slot Machine . There are a bunch of these that survived and I see them selling all the time. They are known...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): miniature sewing machine, sewing machine co, belvidere illinois
sewing machine co, belvidere illinois, rust damage: Hello Kathy, Than you for your query. Please note, that without the benefit of a photograph to aid in the correct identification of your particular machine, I can only guess at the model. The company known as the National Sewing Machine Co. moved to Belvidere,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Need help to Identify my item, foster parent, cardinal
foster parent, cardinal: it is certainly built like the expanomatic tables from sagninaw mi. however this is not marked as such, even if it were, use it. they are great items. looks to be 1960 vintage. ====================================== judging by your rating you were...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): O.D.Jennings, Industry Novelty Co. Scales, coin operated vending machine, drs office
coin operated vending machine, drs office, lawrence jennings: Hi Lawrence, Jennings produced quite a few coin-operated scales from the 19 chain from the teens to the late 1930s. The patents are as follows: No. Patentee Date Type Scale 1122244 Barson Dec....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Chair, Antique?, range estimate, old chair
range estimate, old chair, current condition: You have done well, perfect!! good chair and good style, American made louis 15 styling. age is difficult since I cannot see under the fabric but I would be confidant assuming 1920s. as to whether or not it is an ‘antique’, that would depend on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Trunk, trunk, antique trunk
trunk, antique trunk, immigrant chest: Hello, The basic answer to your question is maybe. That is because like most old items or antiques there are usually collectors or someone who would be interested in this. But it also depends on other factors such as its appearance, condition, style,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Piedmont Red Cedar Chest, grit sandpaper, roller pin
grit sandpaper, roller pin, wax coating: have to see the inside and underneath to determine the age. most likely 1920-40. as is due to condition there is little monetary value in the retail market. best way to make it look great is to take it to a professional and have it redone. casters are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Please give me an approximate value for this item, general antiques, current market value
general antiques, current market value, chest of drawers: Your commode or chest of drawers is Louis XV is was made circa 1750 to 1770 as you say, but the hardware was changed at some point, I know this because the hardware is Louis XVI, so there exist a real possibility that the hardware was changed in the 19th...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pull handle slot machine, slot machine, slots
slot machine, slots, gambling: Hi Again Courtney, Well we are getting closer, here is a response from a friend of mine about this. Now we need to see which manual will work for it. More if I find it on this. Cut and paste: NONE OF MY BOOKS GIVE A DATE ONLY MODEL NUMBERS AND TYPE...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pinball machine, Arcade games, slot machines
Arcade games, slot machines, pinball: Hi Kim Your Skill Ball first came out in September of 1961, it was made by Williams and they only made 650 of these games. It s a one player game and it has a current value for an average working game of $800.00. This should answer all your questions on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Repainting a Fibergalss Carousel Horse, philadelphia toboggan co, fiberglass reproduction
philadelphia toboggan co, fiberglass reproduction, base paint: Use whatever type of paint you like. It makes no difference. Personally, I would use acrylics only because they re easy to clean up after (because they re water base). Airbrushing is fine if you like that effect. Just put a clear coat on it once the paint...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Roper-made dining table, oak dining table, sears catalog
oak dining table, sears catalog, quality oak: Jean - Several very similar oak tables are illustrated in the 1902 Sears catalog but your exact table is not. However, it may have been sold by Sears slightly later. Today s market is not kind to people like you who bought quality oak pieces in the 1980s....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Secretarys desk Antique, mahogany veneers, tulip poplar
mahogany veneers, tulip poplar, colonial revival: appears to be original finish, walnut or mahogany veneers on the faces, sweet gum or tulip poplar frame, 1920s, retail in a shop 550-750 as shown and depending on the shop setting. if i saw this at auction i would pay 200-250 depending on my mood. style...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sligh-Lowry Desk, sligh furniture company, colonial revival
sligh furniture company, colonial revival, holland michigan: Diana - Your desk is a Colonial Revival reproduction of a Federal period desk of the early 1800s. The Charles R. Sligh Furniture Company was formed in 1933 after the original Sligh Furniture Co closed in 1932. The name was changed in 1940 to Sligh-Lowry and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Statesville Chair, minor chips, reupholstered
minor chips, reupholstered, arm rests: almost all fabrics can be located, some reasonable from large companies some expensive from small weavers. appears to be from the 1950s-60s in styling. the cost of reupholstery would exceed the fair market value of the chair but if one likes the chair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Style of Rocking Chair, deale md, chair style
deale md, chair style, antique dealer: wood is most likely birch, hard to tell from the photo since i cannot see the grain but from the style and color i am sure i am correct, maybe not but most likely. the style is what you would expect from 1890-1929, i think this is around 1900. style,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scales, balance arms, dept of agriculture
balance arms, dept of agriculture, berning: Hi Linda, Your scale is what is known as an over/under scale. That is it shows wheather the load is over or under a pre-set weight. Detecto manufactured many different models of these scales. Retail value might be from $50-$135 depending on model and condition....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sega reel strips, Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine
Mills slot machine, buckley slot machine, slots: Hi Greg, Sorry for the delay on this, as per our phone call today you know my mail was hung up for awhile, like 388 emails hung up which was waiting for me on the server after the fix. Please email me at Jackpot7@q.com if you would. I want to put some information...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Scale, diamond scale, aluminum pan
diamond scale, aluminum pan, toledo scale: Hi Pat, Most scales like this were manufactured for use in stores or post officies. To find one manufactured to weigh in DWT or pennyweights is quite unusual. A pennyweight is a unit of troy weight equal to 24 grains or 1/20 of an ounce (1.555 g). Retail...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): toledo scale company, weights measures, toledo scale
weights measures, toledo scale, company style: Hi Deborah, We received you pdf file. Your Toledo Candy scale with a one pound capacity was manufactured in the 1920s or 1930s. Patent no. Patentee Date Patent info Assigned to 1223371 DeVilbiss ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of a Bally slot machine, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Jim, I can only guess, depends on how you try to sell it, and a host of other things. It s just like most antiques, it s value is in what the buyer is willing to take for it and what the buyer is willing to pay for it. Outside of that, it might sell...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of Library Table, walnut veneer, tulip poplar
walnut veneer, tulip poplar, imperial furniture: what you have is a sofa table from 1920-30. it would be walnut veneer on the top but the remainder would most likely be sweet gum or tulip poplar. i assume what you mean by perfect condition is that it is not broken or loose, no gouges or lifting veneers....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vendo V-63, vending machine, universal key
vending machine, universal key, good thoughts: Hi Doug, Why not stick it back in the truck and take it to a locksmith, and have him pick it or have one stop by on his way home and pick it, and make you a new key? It might cost you 20 or 30 or more bucks but I think you would pay more then that for a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage sled, auction images, general antiques
auction images, general antiques, wooden sled: as i find information that may be useful i will post it here as shown below. http://www.greencastlemuseum.org/Special_Exhibits/sleds.htm http://www.crookedcreekantiques.com/item/vintage-sled/vintage-wooden-sled-with-steer/lid=6815056 and another...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Virginia House Rocking Chair, first glance, rocking chair
first glance, rocking chair, grandmother: It looks like this chair is not very old, at first glance it looks like it is from the 2nd half of the 20th century, Please send me close up photos of the bottom of the chair and a close up of the rocker rail where it meets the leg and I will try to help...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): value on a sring rocking chair, antique value, drawer cabinet
antique value, drawer cabinet, furniture shop: Please do not send me any photos to my private email unless you are willing to pay for my services, you can send as many messages here on All experts and I will answer your questions. The chair in this photo was made around 1960 to the 1970s, so there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Walnut Set, walnut burl, walnut veneer
walnut burl, walnut veneer, revival movement: Kirk - The fancy wood in the set is walnut but it is not burl, it is stump cut walnut veneer. This was the most popular decorative veneer of the Depression era of the 1930s when your set was made. Stump cut or butt cut veneer was cut from the stump of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wardrobe/Secretary??, quercus alba, rube goldberg
quercus alba, rube goldberg, montgomery ward catalog: Sheri - This is a quite common item in a slightly different form. Normally the wardrobe side has clear glass and shelves to form a bookcase. That is called a side by side bookcase/secretary. I guess that makes yours a wardrobe/secretary. The wardrobe addition...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wooden Rocking Horse, wooden rocking horse, handyman
wooden rocking horse, handyman, photo: This horse appears to be the work of a handyman. The only thing I could say is that it would be worth whatever someone is willing to pay. I know that s not much help, but I have nothing to go on to determine a price. I know if I saw this at a sale, I d...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1000 pound Grain Scale, platform scales, grain scale
platform scales, grain scale, platform scale: Hi, Jarvis Adams founded the Pittsburgh Novelty Works in 1838 and operated the foundry until he sold it in 1872. More about Adams may be found here: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/print.cgi?adams::23263.html. Platform scales were manufactured to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 12 x 12 inch square wash bowls, hand craftsmanship, wood cabinets
hand craftsmanship, wood cabinets, tin bucket: there are no suppliers i am familiar with to fill your needs. i recommend having them made. perhaps at an arts school or crafts center that makes and fires ceramic items. they would have the imperfections that only hand craftsmanship can provide. congratulations...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1934 Mills Modern penny scale, height and weight charts, iron frame
height and weight charts, iron frame, berning: Hi Tom, Your Mills Modern penny scale is missing the marquee. It was a porcelain covered cast iron frame with a nickel plated etched brass sign in it. Printed on it were men s and women s height and weight charts. These were very fragile and I would guess...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1936 1 cent ball gum fortune slot machine, trade stimulators, gum ball
trade stimulators, gum ball, trade stimulator: The machine is not a slot machine but a trade stimulator. The difference between the two is that trade stimulators do not pay out in coins when you hit a winner. I do not really collect trade stimulators. In general they are typically worth a few hundred...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5 cent bally, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Mark, I don t know what the question is here. I see you have a electro/Mechanical Model 922 double progressive 5 line pay machine that had the game kit added by the MGM Casino for use on there floor. I can give you a very nice gift for it, I have an...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique backless curved chair, old roman coins, curule chair
old roman coins, curule chair, chair style: savanorola chair or curule chair or seat. this one is from the 1920s and, as most furniture, is a modern (modern in 1920) interpretation of a chair from the roman times. in fact you can see this style of seating on old roman coins. need a close pic of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Bedroom Set, mid 1940s, mirror glass
mid 1940s, mirror glass, chest drawer: Lindsey - The Chicago department store John A. Colby & Sons changed its name to simply Colby s in the mid 1940s. That s one clue to the age of your set. The actual date of manufacture will be found on the mirror. All 20th century American plate mirror included...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): (?) Antique bedroom set, waterfall design, mid 1930s
waterfall design, mid 1930s, traditional poster: Kelly - That is an interesting set. The vanity is waterfall design from the Art Modern style of the mid 1930s. It was popular into the late 1940s. Today we call the style Art Deco, a term coined in the 1960s. Waterfall refers to the shape of the front edge...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Carved Chair, renaissance revival, general antiques
renaissance revival, general antiques, construction technique: The construction technique on the back of the chair confirms my analysis that this is American made, I would also add that this was probably made after WWII, the wood does not show any patina and no wear on the legs. Please send me a photo of the underside...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chair, general antiques, antique chair
general antiques, antique chair, first glance: Please send me a photo of the metal fitting on the underside, I can see a part of it, and it will help me date the chair because of the state of the metal. This chair is from the 20th century and the photo of the underside makes me think that it made between...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique chairs, antique chairs, charles eastlake
antique chairs, charles eastlake, general antiques: Charles Eastlake did inspire several of American manufactures to make reproductions of his designs when they were published in 1872, so these reproductions are called Eastlake furniture. Your chair is not really in the style of Eastlake it is more a neoclassical...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique desk, antique desk, fred taylor
antique desk, fred taylor, jpg files: Colleen - If you can send me some clear detailed digital photos of the desk I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dining Room Furniture Set, dining room furniture, quarter sawn oak
dining room furniture, quarter sawn oak, top drawers: the base of the china cabinet would have matched the undercarraige of the sideboard and the styling of the sidebaord. it most likelywould have been a blind china cabinet, meaning that there would have been no glass front or sides, all oak. as to selling,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique furniture, mahogany veneer, tulip poplar
mahogany veneer, tulip poplar, sweet gum: it is a 1930s vanity. the wood is mahogany veneer. teh frame will be sweet gum or tulip poplar. to restore one of these costs around 500-650 depending on teh condition. once restored PROPERLY that is what it will be worth. as is they sell at 150-225....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Scale, chicopee falls, counting scales
chicopee falls, counting scales, system of pulleys: Hi Dan, The National Scale Co of Cleveland, Ohio, Chicopee Falls & Springfield, Mass. built these scales in the early 1900s. They manufactured floor and bench top models of their interesting counting scales. These scales were based on Patent number 601881...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Sheboygan Fibre Wicker Furniture, wicker furniture, mid 1970s
wicker furniture, mid 1970s, antique pieces: there is a lot of different wickers, reed fiber, and paper. some, depending on who you talk to say one is better than the other but the truth is that it is all collectible and it has all lasted over or close to 100 years of use and abuse so who is to say...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Sideboard, queen ann style, antique sideboard
queen ann style, antique sideboard, quarter sawn oak: this oak (quarter sawn oak) sideboard was made around 1900-1920. it could accurately be called a queen ann style, not queen ann period but queen ann style. someone has worked extensively on this, not a bad thing but it has been redone. i believe, judging...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Steamer Trunk, antique steamer trunk, wood slats
antique steamer trunk, wood slats, trunk locks: Jill, Your trunk is in very good condition and is a quite large trunk. It is a style that was usually called a Barrel Top trunk when it was new. I even saw one the other day that had Barrel Top stenciled on the bottom by the maker. I have a variety of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Toledo Scale, toledo scale, berning
toledo scale, berning, point of interest: Hi Kristen, Based on the serial number your scale was manufactured in mid-1934. Scales like yours are not very desirable to collectors as they are heavy and take up too much space in the average collector s scale room. Their value lies in the manufacturing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Trunk, ornate carvings, antique appraiser
ornate carvings, antique appraiser, antique trunk: Cindy, While we don t see quite as many of the very large chests of this type, I have seen a number of them over the years. I have people send me pictures of similar chests and most of them are also up in Wisconsin and Minnesota. No surprise really because...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Blue Bird Dinning Room Set, opening a new business, china cabinet
opening a new business, china cabinet, business thanks: Taya - When you can send me some clear digital photos of the set I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): B.P.John china cabinet, avon collectables, china cabinet
avon collectables, china cabinet, online photo album: Vanessa - If you can send me some clear digital photos of the cabinet I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally 742-A-422, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Brian I have on my computer a large several page story on Bally models 742 s dealing with the model numbers and listing where a lot of the models were placed when new. The whole thing is based on this model so all the information you are asking about...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Manufacturing company horse, kiddie rides
kiddie rides: Hi Kathy, It s imposable for me to give you much help without a photo, but I don t have a lot of information on these anyway. Just a ball park guess as to value would around 1,200.00 to 1,800.00 if it s in fair shape and works. This might be called Sandy...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Model 863-1, slot machine, slots
slot machine, slots, gambling: Hi Kevin, Nice 1970 model 863 5 coin Multiplier in the great Slim Line cabinet, you have there. Value is Going to be what you have to have for it, and what someone is willing to pay, that s how antique value is. On average right now I see them sell from...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): BALLY SLOT MACHINE, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Buck, Great looking machine. These manuals are all in PDF form because of the expense of printing and shipping, (just less then 200 pages here) but yes, if you would be willing to write me at Jackpot7@q.com we can see how, we can do something, so you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally slot machine, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Keith, write me at Jackpot7@q.com and I ll give you my phone number, I don t want to post it here, can you imagine? And/Or email me your number. Rodger Hi Keith, You really need a manual to get to know your machine and how to reed the error codes...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Slot Model 1114, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Randy, Attached you will see some information on your slot, see photo. This is an Bally series E-1000 type slot machine. Good job on getting it running! As far as manuals you want any or all of the manuals listed below, and you can get them at this web...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bedroom Set, headboard footboard, walnut veneer
headboard footboard, walnut veneer, tulip poplar: it is from teh 1920s and the ivory labeling was a factory labeling for what it was originally painted. i cannot tell from teh photo but the wood could be walnut veneer or tulip poplar. if walnut the grain would be pretty, tulip poplar is a bit void of a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bowl pendant, architectural antiques, antiques dealer
architectural antiques, antiques dealer, antique lighting: If I were you I would try to find an architectural antiques dealer or Antique lighting dealer and try to sell it to them. You should be able to get around $100 dollars for this. It does look like a 1920 neoclassical opaline hall light. You can find these type...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Buffalo Scale Co floor scales, floor scales, platform scale
floor scales, platform scale, berning: Hi Dave, Scales like your platform scale were manufactured by scale companies for many decades making it nearly impossible to know the exact dates they were in use or manufactured. The Company s history may be found here: http://www.google.com/search?hl=&q=buffalo+scale+company+history&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGHP_en___US435&ie=UTF-8#q=buffalo+scale+company+history&hl=en&rlz=1B3GGHP_en___US435&prmd=ivnsb&tbs=tl:1&tbo=u&ei=hlD5Te-6Nsja0QGhxqSdAw&sa=X&oi=timeline_result&ct=title&resnum=11&ved=0CGMQ5wIwCg&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=88bea1bcf80a26ed&biw=1900&bih=776....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cadburys showcase, shop proprietor, glass panes
shop proprietor, glass panes, writing on the glass: In my opinion this showcase was made circa 1900, There is a specialist in London who deals in antique shop fittings The name is D & A Binder 34 Church Street London NW8 8EP.+44 20 7723 0542 ‎they may be able to tell you more and he may be interested...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cane rocker, tulip poplar, colonial revival
tulip poplar, colonial revival, sweet gum: kim it is from the 1920s and in good condition should sell for 200-250. they are difficult to recane, i have done several and refinished several in the past. woods vary from tulip poplar and sweet gum to walnut and mahogany. the styel is a mix...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousal Horse, north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york
north tonawanda new york, tonawanda new york, bridle: This horse was produced by the Armitage/Herschell Company of North Tonawanda, New York, circa 1895. There are still many of these around and are usually purchased by beginning collectors. Average retail price for one in this condition would be around $1,800,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel Horse, horse age, mane
horse age, mane, plaster: This was never on a carousel. It s a very poor copy of a C.W. Parker Flag horse. The original was produced in Kansas in our around 1918. This is a contemporary carving. Worth nothing as a collectible. As a decorative piece, I d place a value of $200-$300...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cass Doll suitcase, clothes hangers, fabric ribbon
clothes hangers, fabric ribbon, doll wardrobe: Kathy, I ve restored, collected, bought and sold trunks and toy or doll trunks for about 40 years now. Over the years I ve seen a variety of the Cass Toys small trunks. Most of them have been the doll wardrobe trunks like you are describing. They were...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cedar Chest, cedar chests, cedar chest
cedar chests, cedar chest, internet searches: Hi Cathy, Yes, I thought that other chest looked like something made in the U.S. in the 1920 s to 30 s but didn t want to say for certain. Now you know and that is good that is it marked like that with the company name. This cedar chest looks to be very...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair made by s. bent and bros 1867, military government, good company
military government, good company, dark oak: it is an oak institutional chair made around 1920. school, office, military, government. bent was a good company and made quality items. as is the chair would sell for 50-125$ in a shop, depending on condition. it is a better chair than that so keep...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chittenden & Eastman Co. Tall Chair, eastman co, furniture square
eastman co, furniture square, chair seat: this is an oak, quartersawn oak, hall tree. made around 1900-1910. i have three in my shop ranging from 850-1600. yours i would price at 1050 in shop. for you price it at 850 and see what happens. it is difficult for an individual to get shop prices...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Coin operated kiddie ride, question pool, kiddie rides
question pool, kiddie rides, seams: Hi Michael, You may of got a rejection, I Had to do it that way to send the question to the question pool for you. I see a lot of kiddie rides, but seams like you never see a old one twice. I did some searching Michael as I am sure you did also, but I came...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): computing scale, computing scales, computing scale
computing scales, computing scale, scale co: Hi Jason, These horizontal barrel computing scales were manufactured in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The following patents issued to A U Smith and assigned to the Computing Scale Co. might be the patents for your scale: 545616 RE11536 586876 597300...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Computing Scale Company 1903, cast iron plates, brass screws
cast iron plates, brass screws, computing scale: Hi Matt, This fan top computing scale was manufactured in the early 1900s. These were used in grocery or general stores to weigh produce or meat. The plate was made of glass or milk glass in order to make it easy to clean. Retail value might be $300-$500....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): County Fair gambling device, unknown manufacturer, dime coin, gambling device
dime coin, gambling device, random results: Hi Rob, Because your game could be tied to gambling, the companies that made them typically didn t put their name on the machine. Universal and Keeney were two of the larger manufacturers. They were made in the late 1950 s and early 1960 s, but have little...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cushman Colonial Creation dresser, mail order company, cushman colonial creations
mail order company, cushman colonial creations, green mountain furniture: by definition this is not an antique but do not get to focused on terminology. i prefer to call such items collectibles, this covers a wider range and allows pieces from the early 1900s to the 70s and even the 80s. info from the web------ H.T. Cushman...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dating Cactus #2 perfume bottle, #11366, lalique, lalique france
lalique, lalique france, cactus: Hi Zak. The block signature was used up until around 1960, and then the script one such as your was in use until about 1978 when the ® was added between the two words. So between 1960 and 1978. Hope this answers your question, and if there is anything...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dating decade of vintage bedroom 1920's?, wooden hangers, silk fabric
wooden hangers, silk fabric, general antiques: Yes the screws and the metal pieces are older than the 1960s, but the back has been stained, which makes it more difficult to see a natural wood patina, Is there any part that is not varnished, I would like to see a photo. It could be from the 1940s or earlier...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton scale, dayton scale, computing tabulating recording co
dayton scale, computing tabulating recording co, mergers and acquisitions: Hi Gary, The Computing Scale Co. was incorporated in 1891 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1900 Dayton Moneyweight Scale Company and Detroit Automatic Scale Company were acquired by Computing Scale Company. By 1912 the company, with offices in Dayton, Detroit...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dresser w/ Mirror, top drawers, bottom of the mirror
top drawers, bottom of the mirror, oak veneer: hi you have a 1890-1910 oak dresser or bureau. the veneer has been removed from teh top drawers and probably from the lower two as well generally these had quarter sawed (tiger oak) veneer on the fronts; but it is still a good piece. $350-450 in a shop...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): drexel dinning room table with chairs, dinning room set, dinning room table
dinning room set, dinning room table, mass producer: If this is a Drexel made chair from the 1940s it is not worth anything near that price, remember that Drexel was a mass producer of furniture, and this chair is also a reproduction of an English style chair. Even the 19th Century English versions of this chair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): drjandk@yahoo.com, approximate time period, walnut veneer
approximate time period, walnut veneer, headboard footboard: Kimbelry - The set was made in the late 1920s to the frist two years of the 1930s. Sligh Furniture Co was dissolved in 1932 and reformed as the Charles R. Sligh Co in the same year with different labels and logos. You can can find out a more definite date...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe Formal dining set, duncan phyfe style, formal dining room
duncan phyfe style, formal dining room, drop leaf table: 1500 is not too low i can buy a set like this for 1000 at auction. give 1500 a try and see what you can do. i would price it at that or higher in my shop bur shops can get more than an indivudule. nice looking set, better than most of this style. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): eagle lock co trunk, trunk locks, rough shape
trunk locks, rough shape, key code: Megan, Eagle lock company made many styles of trunk locks starting around 1853 and ending in the 1950 s. The number on it is the key code and really doesn t help identify the trunk or it s age. Because there were so many types of trunks made by many trunk...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Elite Furniture Davenport Tables (2), elite furniture, depth company information
elite furniture, depth company information, jamestown new york: Charlene - At 24.5 inches tall the tables were designed for use as end tables. Had they been 30 inches they would be designated for use as console tables under a mirror in an entryway. At only 21.5 inches deep they are rather short and low for use as davenport...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cedar Chest, cedar rapids ia, cedar chest
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cedar Chest, cedar rapids ia, cedar chest, furniture store

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cushman Colonial Creation dresser, e bay, cushman
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cushman Colonial Creation dresser, e bay, cushman, desk

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Grand Rapids Certified mahogany table
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Grand Rapids Certified mahogany table

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Any information please, decent shape, upholstery
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Any information please, decent shape, upholstery

Collectibles-General (Antiques): James S Topham trunk, medical bags, great grandfather
Collectibles-General (Antiques): James S Topham trunk, medical bags, great grandfather, saddles

Collectibles-General (Antiques): National Mount Airy Roll Top Desk, gale, teri
Collectibles-General (Antiques): National Mount Airy Roll Top Desk, gale, teri, desk

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Trunks Worth, pensacola fl, mr miller
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Trunks Worth, pensacola fl, mr miller, klei

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sligh Furniture Desk
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sligh Furniture Desk

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Torsion balance Co. Style IL-1 or JL-1, 4.5 KG torsion balance, torsion balance, spot welding
Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Torsion balance Co. Style IL-1 or JL-1, 4.5 KG torsion balance, torsion balance, spot welding

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Morse Springless Scale, fairbanks morse, aksarben
fairbanks morse, aksarben, omaha area: Hi Denise, If you are in the Omaha area we have a friend who might be interested in the scale. Email us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net and we will give you his contact info. If you send a photo of the scale to our email address we can give you a value on it....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): fairbanks scale part, slide pins, postal scales
slide pins, postal scales, oval base: Hi Jack, We understand your problem as we have encountered this problem with our small postal scales as well. One remedy that we know of is to buy another scale to use only for parts. Perhaps you can locate a machinist who can manufacture a part for you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Wood and Cast Iron scale No.11, iron post, weighing machine
iron post, weighing machine, pound capacity: Hi Troy, No. 11 Portable Weighing Machine with a 600 pound capacity was available in Fairbanks 1859 and 1882 Catalogs, with or without wheels. These scales were renumbered in Fairbanks 1902 catalog dating your scale between 1859 and 1901. Retail value...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ferguson Table, mahogany veneer, ferguson bros
mahogany veneer, ferguson bros, hoboken nj: The Ferguson Brothers Manufacturing Company made furniture in Hoboken, NJ from 1898 - 1953. i put this lamp stand at 1940s. it would sell at 85-125 in a shop. wood should be sweet gum and mahogany veneer on top and apron. looks like it has a leather...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Folding Chair, randy ferguson, hoboken nj
randy ferguson, hoboken nj, red gum: Randy - Ferguson Brothers was primarily a maker of novelty furniture. During the Depression Era of the 1930s many companies turned to the manufacture of small items to have something affordable to sell that people could afford to buy rather than entire sets...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): formal dining room set, duncan phyfe style, formal dining room
duncan phyfe style, formal dining room, dollar range: see other response where i commented on the style, it is not a period piece. a piece that is a duncan phyfe piece or a sheraton piece would have been made when those fellows were working. what you have is a manufactured piece made in the 1940s. that doesnt...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): found slot machine, series slot, tag info
series slot, tag info, diagnostic testing: The machine is a Bally E-2000 series slot machine. They were made in the early 80 s If it is not working it has virtually no value. Working, I would say retail would be $500 - $800 On the hopper there are two buttons. One is a reset and the other...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gottlieb pinball machine, pinball, game room
pinball, game room, slots: Hi Dee, On these older games value is anyones guess. I see them sell on average from about 300.00 up with maybe 500.00 average unless the game is unique or in like brand new condition. I am not sure if we have the right game here, I found it but it shows...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Grand Rapids Certified mahogany table, mahogany veneers, furniture manufacturing industry
mahogany veneers, furniture manufacturing industry, brass claw feet: hi it is mahogany and mahogany veneers made around 1940. the imperial company was a good company fairly large too. this would be an end table or a window table--meant to go between two windows not under one. in a shop it would be priced at 150 depending...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Grand Rapids Table's Worth, walnut veneer, sweet gum
walnut veneer, sweet gum, great grandfather: table is from the 1910-20s. probably walnut veneer on the top with sweet gum stained for teh remainder. i would pay up to 200 to sell for 400-450 in my shop. a quick sale on craigs list would be 200-250. as an individual seller i dont think you could...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Grandmother's Sofa, french napoleon, general antiques
french napoleon, general antiques, napoleon iii: I need to see the other side of this photo, you will have to turn the sofa upside down to see what I am looking for. it is always the back side or underside of an antique that tell the real story of what it is and when it was made. So far it does look like...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hand made horse, many horses, nieghbor
many horses, nieghbor, dollar range: contemporary figures do not appreciate with time as a rule. Many horses that sell for the one thousand dollar range when first produced are worth less than 1/2 that on the secondary market. Bottom line is, your horse is worth whatever someone is willing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Henry Troemner, henry troemner, pencil marks
henry troemner, pencil marks, berning: Hi Nelson, We located your scale in Troemner s 1913 and 1932 catalogs where it is described as follows: Agate Prescription Scale. P. 65. Similar to P 63, except it is provided with screw leveling feet, and level, and is also fitted with rider and graduated...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Herschell horse identification please, north tonawanda new york, art of the carousel
north tonawanda new york, art of the carousel, facial veins: Yes, this is an Allen Herschell horse. It was produced in North Tonawanda, New York around 1918 or so. In its current condition I d say it would be worth up to $2,000. I would suggest that you have the metal repairs removed. This type of repair holds moisture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Heywood Wakefield, knick knack, american colonial period
knick knack, american colonial period, heywood wakefield: Amy - Thanks for the photos. Your knick-knack tray actually is not old at all. The eagle trademark burned into the wood was adopted by Heywood-Wakefield in 1946. Your piece was part of the Early American scourge that plagued American furniture design in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe platform scale, patent data base, patent drawings
patent data base, patent drawings, rutland vt: Hi Craig, Sorry, we don t have a scale like yours. If we did, we could measure the bearings for you. This would be the only way to match the bearings other than trial and error experimentation. Best of luck in your endeavor, Weigh Daily!!! Bill...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hunting slot glass, slot machine, slots
slot machine, slots, gambling: Hi David, DAVID, Now here is a guy you need to talk to! http://cgi.ebay.com/1000-Vintage-1970s-Casino-Slot-Machine-Glass-Las-Vegas-/250834581968?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a66e7f9d0 Rodger I don t know where your going to find glass for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Imperial Card Table?, genuine mahogany, imperial furniture
genuine mahogany, imperial furniture, grand rapids michigan: Dan - If you can send me some clear digital photos of the table I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Any information please, renaissance revival style, general antiques
renaissance revival style, general antiques, antique chairs: have them reupholstered it will enhance both intrinsic and associative value. consider having them refinished as well but make sure it is a skilled restorer. if done improperly they will be diminished esthetically and in value. they will most likely need...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): James S Topham trunk, moffatts creek, corner bumpers
moffatts creek, corner bumpers, trunk liner: Chuck, I am only able to see one picture, but that is enough to tell you what I can about this trunk. Your Topham trunk is well made and is complete if it has the inner lift out trays. This trunk was made sometime from the late 1880 s through about 1895....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): john widdicomb Chinoiserie two drawer chest, john widdicomb, spectacular artwork
john widdicomb, spectacular artwork, smart purchase: a key will have to be made by a locksmith. the numbers are style, color, and possibly model numbers, most likely nothing to do with dates. the label is your verification but it will take some lookin to find this style of label ( helps to ddat some things)through...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): jones scale, massachusetts regiment, brigadier general
massachusetts regiment, brigadier general, binghamton ny: Hi Larry, Hi Paige, Jones Scale Works was founded in Binghamton, NY by Edward F. Jones. The following info and more about Jones may be found at:http://nyslandmarks.com/treasures/08jun.htm. During the Civil War, Jones was a commander of the Sixth...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jones scale, massachusetts regiment, brigadier general
massachusetts regiment, brigadier general, binghamton ny: Hi Paige, Jones Scale Works was founded in Binghamton, NY by Edward F. Jones. The following info and more about Jones may be found at:http://nyslandmarks.com/treasures/08jun.htm. During the Civil War, Jones was a commander of the Sixth Massachusetts...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): key to coin box, coke machine, old keys
coke machine, old keys, glasco: I know someone who has a very large collection of old keys, mostly for trunks but also for other items. He may be able to help you. You can find him online at IslandTrunkShop.com and his name is Micheal Gallagher. He has keys listed on the website, but has...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Large Chest better pictures, english colonist, indian motifs
english colonist, indian motifs, touch ups: Yes this is old, probably 1870s to 1890s It looks like it is India made for the export market, local craftsmen made pieces like this to sell to the English colonist. It is a mix of English style with Indian details and Indian motifs and designs. it could have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lifetime Furniture & Chair Company, Hastings MI, mission style furniture, lifetime furniture
mission style furniture, lifetime furniture, umbrella label: Jenn - Lifetime was a trademarked tradename used by Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co of Hastings. The name was orignially used as an umbrella label for its Mission style line of furniture in 1911 that included lines like Cloister and Jacobean. The...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Looff Carouse Horse, milk paint, restoration artist
milk paint, restoration artist, hind legs: Horses were NEVER painted with milk paint (at least not in the U.S). Expensive Japan Oils were always used due to their vibrant colors and durability. When restoring the horse, the professional restoration artist would use Japan Oils as well. The wood used...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Maddox secretary, slant top desk, best bet
slant top desk, best bet, fred taylor: Nancy - Your best bet is at vandykes.com. If you have an idea of what the key looked like you can buy it directly or you can order a sample ring with several keys on it just to make sure. This is the key most likely to fit but it may need the blade to be filed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mersman Table, decorative veneers, mean old lady
decorative veneers, mean old lady, colonial revival: the table is from the 1920s. mersman made thousands of tables of medium quality. in a shop it would sell for about 40-75$. woods were usually sweet gum for the primary wood with either some decorative veneers on the tops and/or painted decoration on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Michigan Chair Funiture, tulip poplar, michigan chair
tulip poplar, michigan chair, sweet gum: from the 1920s, style is jacobean and/or william and mary. part of a dining set. wood is sweet gum or/and tulip poplar stained to a walnut color with a water based dye. i am guessing that is what you wanted to know. you have the set or a single? as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): National Mount Airy Roll Top Desk, roll top desk, american antique furniture
roll top desk, american antique furniture, fred taylor: Teri – That is a nice looking desk but my area of expertise is American antique furniture. Your Mt. Airy desk is a bit too contemporary for my field. I suggest you consult a local dealer in better quality used furniture for a value in your area. Thanks...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Need help identifying this piece, walnut burl veneer, walnut veneer
walnut burl veneer, walnut veneer, mid 1930s: Vanessa - Your vanity is from the mid 1930s to late 1940s. The mirror will have the date. All 20th century American plate mirror included in furniture is dated by law. The date is in dark gray on the gray side of the mirror glass itself. You will have to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): nichols and stone chair, chair seat, arm chair
chair seat, arm chair, patina: For me to help you find out how how old this chair is, I would need to see clear close up photos of the underside of the chair seat, and a close up of the back leg and foot, I may need another photo but I will tell you after looking at the ones I requested....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): oak glider rocker similar to picture posted by previous enquirer., glider rocker, kerry kerry
glider rocker, kerry kerry, patent dates: Kerry - The glider hardware was patented in 1888 by George Hall of New York For some reason he assigned the patent to Peter Lowentraut of New Jersey and the gliders became known as “Lowentraut” rockers. Another very similar mechanism was patented around the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): office desk, american furniture co, online photo album
american furniture co, online photo album, office desk: Frank - If you can send me some clear digital photos of the desk I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Mills Slot machine, Mills, Poinsettia
Mills, Poinsettia, Antique Slot Machine Value: The machine is a Mills Poinsettia. They were made in the 1920 through the early 1930s. Mills made thousands of these and they are not all that rare. It looks like your machine has been restored or at least repainted. I would say, in the current market,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old rocking chair, old rocking chair, front porch
old rocking chair, front porch, piece of furniture: love this!! appears to be from 1900 based on the esthetic style. cant tell the wood from teh photo. it is likely the rockers were replaced with metal. guessing someone got tired of worn or rotted rockers. remember to they could have been original...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Trunks Worth, hardware patents, old trunks
hardware patents, old trunks, antique trunks: Cathy, This chest or trunk is a handmade item probably made just for shipping items over to the U.S. from Holland as you mentioned. This is not a trunk manufactured by a trunk company. Some people call these immigrand chests, but the value is much harder...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old wicker couch and chair, upholstery shop, wood bars
upholstery shop, wood bars, box spring: What you probably need are some drop in springs. I have attached a pic of a set. The chair would have had 2 or 3 sets, the sofa up to 6. They were then tied as you would any springs and covered with a heavy material for the cushion to sit on. Another option...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old wooden trunk, military footlockers, marvin miller
military footlockers, marvin miller, wooden trunk: Hi, This sounds like one of several types of military footlockers that were made by many companies on contract with the government. I ve seen a bunch of similar ones and had lots of people email with pictures and questions about them too. I spent over 20...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Parlor chair, french napoleon, napoleon iii
french napoleon, napoleon iii, chair frame: Please send me a larger photo that show all of the chair including the top, I would also like to see a close up photo of the leg and the underside of the chair where the leg meets the chair frame. At first glance this looks like a French Napoleon III style...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Petite Windsor or Sewing Rocking Chair?, sewing rocker, windsor style
sewing rocker, windsor style, catalina island: wood is likely maple or cherry. from 1890-1900. yes, it probably was cane back and bottom originally, you will have to look to determine that. it is not windsor or windsor style. these are generally referred to as lincoln rockers. this on a lincoln sewing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Phonograph, stella regina, google
stella regina, google, kalliope: there were several brands of these players stella regina lyon & healy kalliope musikwerke--- the one on pawn stars in the top there was a picture or print of a muse some are worth 500 some are worth 15000, google regina music box then...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pinball Machine Question, pinball, game room
pinball, game room, slots: Hi Ray, What a great game, grab it if you haven t already! Here is a link for a lot of information on it and photo s. http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=880 This is a great game and one I would love to have. I am sure that legs can be found or made...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pinball michine question, question question, skylab
question question, skylab, pinball: Sorry, I was thinking it was a Skylab. Much like some of the rare 1960 s Bally games, however, the rarity doesn t add a lot of value to a game that s virtually the same as the non add a ball version. Because these games rarely turn up there s little pricing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pint tankard, copper, brass
copper, brass, bronze: Hi Victor Your tankard has English verification marks - LCC is the mark for London County Council, 349 is one of the official stamp numbers used by the County of London - given to them in 1891 - and 22 is likely a district or inspector number - so your tankard...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Radio Vender Peanut Machine, cedar rapids iowa, vending machine
cedar rapids iowa, vending machine, power cord: The Radio Vender peanut machine was made by Femachen Mfg. in the 1930 s. They made two models - wall mount or counter top, yours is the wall mount model. It looks like somebody put new decals on yours. If the heater works and also the mechanism it is a plus....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): refinishing a duncan phyfe table, duncan phyfe table, mahogany veneer
duncan phyfe table, mahogany veneer, veneer repair: First off you want to do the veneer repair. Start by cutting a patch that will fit in the missing area. Trim the edges of the chip area to make sure they are clean and straight. Glue and clamp the patch is place and wait a few days.Using stripper, remove the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Restoration/refinish recommendation for FL, central florida orlando, antique restorer
central florida orlando, antique restorer, open to suggestion: the closest one i know is; http://www.jrpolgars.com/ you would do best to tell him that bob klein a fellow member of Professional Refinishing Group sent you. opens the door wider. i know john polgar, he will do the work right but you are very smart...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Riempies chair, trishaw, antique furniture
trishaw, antique furniture, mother in law: I would need to see a clear photo of each piece and the underside of the seat on the chair and the back of the chest. Please remember this site only allows you to send one photo per message, but you can send several messages. Monday Jun 27, 2011 How...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): roll top desk, roll top desk, two different places
roll top desk, two different places, serial number: Please send me a photo and I will try to tell you about the desk, there were thousands of manufactures of furniture so if it is not stamped it will be almost impossible. The style will tell me what country it is from and the wood will tell me when it was made....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): roll top desk, roll top desks, vertical piece
roll top desks, vertical piece, top desk: how it usually goes is this--for oak roll top desks made from 1880-1920 there is a vertical piece of metal or wood that goes from the bottom of the drawer pedestal behind the drawers up to and through a hole in the writing surface. this vertical piece...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Round Oak Table, dining room table, fred taylor
dining room table, fred taylor, jpg files: Michael - If you can send me some clear digital photos of the table including of view of the top and the base I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Savonarola Chair, follow-up, savonarola chair, email sender
savonarola chair, email sender, closeup photo: evidently something must be wrong with my email sender. i had sent replies to your private email about the wood, you were kind enough to send the pics twice when my first email did not get to you. perhaps it went into the sapm folder. i apologize for the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale??, decorative purposes, berning
decorative purposes, berning, retail value: Hi Nikki, You are correct. These scales, made of alabaster and stamped brass, were available as recently as the early 1980s in Italy and other European countries. Retail value might be $20-$75 for decorative purposes. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!!...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale, scale, game room
scale, game room, slot machine: Hi Ronald, Although you don t say, I would imagine that your looking for information on this scale, I did receive you photo and thank you for that, it really helps me identify it. I ll attach some information to your email about your scale you email it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): have a scale i cant find any info on, josh barnes, slicing equipment
josh barnes, slicing equipment, google: Hi Josh, Barnes Scale Co. was located in Detroit, MI from 1920 to 1949 and manufactured computing, counting, counter and coin operated scales as well as meat slicing equipment. Patents can be viewed by entering their numbers, one at a time, in the search...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing machine help.., sewing head, sewing machine
sewing head, sewing machine, inconvinence: this would have been in a cabinet of some type, there are several types. there should be a patent date, or several on the piece. the patent dates probably range from 1880 to 1910. it was a treadle type sewing head which was run by the feet and a round...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Silver tankards, copper, brass
copper, brass, bronze: Hi Les Silver is not my area of expertise, but I can provide the following information on the verification marks: LCC is the mark for London County Council; ER is the mark for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (1952 - present); 21, 239 and 360 were verification...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sligh Bedroom Set, sligh furniture company, silicone oil
sligh furniture company, silicone oil, circular emblem: Set is from the 1920s. It was a time period that saw a surge of quality furniture manufactured in this country. More of a look back as many of the high end styles ,such as yours, was a repro of earlier times. all influenced by jacobean style, william and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sligh Furniture Desk, top drawers, furniture desk
top drawers, furniture desk, furniture co: Jan - I can t quit see enough of the dresser in your partial photo. I would appreciate a full frame shot and a shot of the drawer joinery as well as the mirror if there is one. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Can this slot machine be fixed? What is it worth ?, seeburg Williams slot machine, manual
seeburg Williams slot machine, manual, manuals: Hi Beverly, These are very nice machines and a lot of fun to play, yes it can be repaired. It could even just be a fuse. A manual for it would be very helpful in getting this working again and there is one available at: http://jackpot7.freeyellow.com/page21.html...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Small Mahogany Table, imperial furniture co, aniline dyes
imperial furniture co, aniline dyes, american antique furniture: Teresa - The “Mahogany Association” is not a company but a reaction to events. Around the turn of the 20th century aniline dyes were introduced into the American furniture market. This new tool for coloring wood produced some very confusing results. With anilines...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Small Round Mahogany Table, mahogany veneers, mahogany table
mahogany veneers, mahogany table, mahogany color: probably 1950s-60s. many of these were made from the 40s up to the present. it is a drop leaf coffee or tea table. the wood will of course be mahogany and mahogany veneers. that is what the mahogany association was about. they quit in the 1960s and no...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): smokers table, walnut veneer, poplar top
walnut veneer, poplar top, tulip poplar: Hi the table is from the 1920s. sweet gum wood or tulip poplar, top is probably walnut veneer over one of the two woods mentioned previously. cant really tell from teh picture. looks like sometried to refinish the table by brushing on Minwax Polyshade....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Table Style, furniture catalogs, leg style
furniture catalogs, leg style, four generations: Unless you have a label to tell the maker, it will be hard to identify the leg style. This table is of the oak period, 1880-1920 or so. It probably opens out quite far since it has the 5th leg.The only way to tell more without the label or maker mark, would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tilt Code, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: William, Sounds like you nailed it! VERY GOOD JOB and your hired, when do you think you can start? You mush have the light type reel readers then, some are inferred and these don t light, and there different voltages between the e-1 and e-2 type readers....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Antique Scale, toledo scale, berning
toledo scale, berning, milk glass: Hi Diana, These scales date from the early 1900s when they were popular for use in Grocery or General Stores. They were equipped with glass or milk glass goods plates that could be sanitized easily. Retail value might be $150-$300. Hope this helps. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): toledo postal scale style 409DU, computing scales, postal scale
computing scales, postal scale, berning: Hi Gary, Your scale was probably manufactured in the 1940s based on its serial number. Three pound Toledo computing scales might retail for $75-$300 depending on condition and whether it is painted or enameled cast iron. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!!...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Torsion balance Co. Style IL-1 or JL-1, 4.5 KG torsion balance, david sikes, torsion balance
david sikes, torsion balance, great shape: Hi David, The history of the Torsion Balance Co. may be found here: http://www.fulcruminc.net/about_us.php. As far as we know there is no way to repair or replace the bands on a Torsion Balance or a source for the bands. Your best option is to find a parts...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): torsion scale, torsion scale, torsion balance
torsion scale, torsion balance, j b weld: Hi Jack, The history of the Torsion Balance Co. may be found here: http://www.fulcruminc.net/about_us.php. As far as we know there is no way to repair or replace the bands on a Torsion Balance or a source for the bands. Your best option is to find a parts...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Traveling Trunk, wood slats, knot hole
wood slats, knot hole, pine knot: Hi again, Well the burned area could be a bit challenging, but it all depends how deeply it is burned or charred. You will just have to let someone look it over and see what they can do. Someone who restores wooden antiques may be able to get it to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Treadway dresser, napa valley ca, history and value
napa valley ca, history and value, eastlake style: many such companies sold furniture, didnt build it, but sold it as did furniture stores. there were thousands of manufacturers in operation and many did not mark the pieces but lableed them for teh seller, in this case the treadway co. or the treadway stamped...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Trying to find out what this piece is, general antiques, piece of furniture
general antiques, piece of furniture, time image: thanks for the better pics. the piece is a reproduction etergere imported from malaysia or indonesia. the age is at best from the late 1970s. it is fashioned and styled after ones made around 1920. that doesnt make it an undesirable piece it still...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Unfinished Wood Table, mahogany veneer, walnut veneer
mahogany veneer, walnut veneer, general antiques: when refinishing only a GENTLE sanding is needed, more of a wiping with 180 or 220 sandpaper. if you want to paint it please coat it with clear shellac first in case you ever want to remove the paint. it will not hurt value on this table, the original...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): united MFG co. Royal Shuffle Alley, royal shuffle, shuffle alley
royal shuffle, shuffle alley, mfg co: Hi Paul, I know very little about those type machines. I would suggest you go to coinopclub.org which has a for sale and want to buy section. Anyone including nonmembers can post in that section so I would post a note in the wanted section. good luck,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Unusual Cedar Chest, mid 1930s, bottom drawer
mid 1930s, bottom drawer, cedar chest: Faith - That is a great find. That style is not exactly rare. I have seen a number of them over the years, but the addition of the lower drawer is a real plus. The chest was made in the mid 1930s. The style was called “Art Moderne” when it was introduced...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of dining table set and hutch, allegan michigan, walnut veneer
allegan michigan, walnut veneer, chair backs: it is a nice set from the 1910-1920s. probably walnut and walnut veneer. style is queen anne with chippendale influence as shown in the chair backs and tops, crest rail. a fair market value, reasonable selling price in a shop would be around 200...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value and issues, Sega, mills
Sega, mills, manuals: Hi Bob, Those slot machine don t sound like any I have heard of before and you don t say who the manufacture is? By the names, I am thinking that these are the Japanese type of slots. If they are I am of no help to you. I have never had one or even looked...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): value slot machine, slot machine, slots
slot machine, slots, gambling: Hi Tina, It s hard to guess what it would really sell for at auction but I would put it value at $600.00 to $1,000.00 depending on how your going to try to market it. Hope this gives you some idea at what to expect to get out of it. Nice looking machine!...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage China Cabinet, vintage china, china cabinet
vintage china, china cabinet, bottom pic: send the pictures to my email bobklein1@cox.net full view close view back of a door outside of one drawer where the side meets the front outside of a drawer bottom taken from the rear showing the outside of the drawer back and drawer bottom pic of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage Virginia House bedroom set, colonial revival, visual expression
colonial revival, visual expression, vintage virginia: Styles are generally combinations that, when executed by the better designing manufacturers, are pleasing. virginia house is no exception to this. this would be called colonial revival as it is a mix of several styles culminating in a pleasing visual expression...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): W&T Avery scales, pound capacity, mint condition
pound capacity, mint condition, berning: Hi Jenni, Our copy of Avery s 1880 catalog describes your scale as follows: French Pattern Machines. 639.-Strong or heavy pattern counter machine, (Roberval s principle), vibrating like a scale beam, for the use of Confectioner s, &c., Cast-iron stand,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wis.Novelty Co.Trade Stimulator, trade stimulator's, slots
trade stimulator's, slots, slot machine: Hi Alan, Thank you for sending a question on something Juicy! Out of the standard questions I receive on the slot machines. Your close on the year, these were made in 1906 to 1907 and maybe longer. Charles Fey originally made this under the Fays name but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wooden Carousel Horse with horse hair tail, armored horse, brass pole
armored horse, brass pole, horse hair: Teresa, This horse is a contemporary copy of a Charles I.D. Looff armored horse. It s a fair rendition but not an exact copy. I d guess when first carved by the artist it would have sold for up to $2,000 or so. Contemporary carvings made only for decorative...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): what is it, dark stain, fred taylor
dark stain, fred taylor, jpg files: Ken - If you can send me some clear digital photos of the table I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1915 Standard Sewing machine purchased may 14, 1915, sewing machine co, antique thimbles
sewing machine co, antique thimbles, needlework tools: Hello Lynn, Thank you for contacting me but I m afraid that I do not do valuations sight unseen and I am not an expert in the full sized, household sewing machine. My expertise as far as sewing machines, go is in the antique toy or miniature variety. I am...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 2nd picture of doll trunk, doll trunk, dime stores
doll trunk, dime stores, leather designs: Rebecca, Your little trunk is a very nice and complete example of a Toy trunk, or sometimes called doll trunk, made sometime between the 1890 s to about 1915. I have studied these extensively over the last couple of years and I have found many advertisements,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 piece antique bedroom set, daniel heney, 1870 united states federal census
daniel heney, 1870 united states federal census, 1860 united states federal census: send all the pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to ONE email clear and in focus full frontal views close views on detail--show the very top pieces of each item so i can compare them. close view of the outside of one drawer side...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Adding photos to request, walnut veneer, fair market values
walnut veneer, fair market values, tulip poplar: the wood i can see is walnut veneer, a burl pattern. the desk is 1920s, is high quality and style. style is william and mary. retail in my shop 650, in fancy shops, more. some info http://www.peterspioneers.com/WRSD.htm from another resource Operating...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique american buffet with mirror, oak sideboard, double auction
oak sideboard, double auction, shop insurance: this oak sideboard was made around 1900. the finish has been overcoated sometime during its journey but the overall look is as it should be. i have sold two similar items in the past year, yours would be priced, realistically at 800 in a retail shop. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ANTIQUE BUFFET, antique buffet, colonial revival
antique buffet, colonial revival, sweet gum: the color you see is the color it was when manufactured but a few shades darker. once restored it would retail at 450-550 in as shop depending on the outcome of the restoration. it is from teh 20s and done in a variation of teh william and mary style,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): An antique camera & film named "Camera", Camera, Japan
Camera, Japan, Yen: Hello Sandy, This is a very nice example of a Yen box camera, a simple form of amateur box camera made in great quantity by a number of forgotten manufacturers in Japan during the 1930 s, and continued for a short time after World War II. It takes...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair, mahogany color, antique chair
mahogany color, antique chair, online photo album: Tracy - From the one section of the chair I can see it appears to be a French style Rococo chair from the late 19th/early 20th century. I do not believe it is an American chair. It is probably from Europe. While the wood appears to be mahogany color, it is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique chair value, e mail address, value question
e mail address, value question, old chair: there were many o these built. unless it is one of he very early ones they have little value. yours is from he 1920s-30s. he type seat is called a splint seat made of oak, willow, hickory and and several other woods, many times whatever is local. since...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique domed trunk with inset lock stamped Terryville Conn Eagle Lock, antique steamer trunk, rare style
antique steamer trunk, rare style, ebay: Hello Angela, Your trunk is a style that was made mostly between the years of about 1890 to the 1920 s. The alligator style pressed metal covering was developed and patented in 1887 and put into widespread use by the 1890 s. Many companies made the metal...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique drawleaf table, renaissance revival style, general antiques
renaissance revival style, general antiques, question thanks: This is a renaissance revival style table from the mid 20th century, you can restore this with no fear of losing any value, if you use a fine steel wool to take off the varnish and then use a good dark brown antique wax that you brush on and then buff and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique luggage, garfield nj, delaware area
garfield nj, delaware area, attractive pieces: Hi Lou Ann, I have tried to do a little research on my own about this luggage, but I have not been able to find anything specific about the company that made them. There were many trunk and luggage makers in the NJ and Delaware area at one time. They...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Sewing Chest, walnut veneer, antique sewing
walnut veneer, antique sewing, tulip poplar: the picture did not show up in the original post, who knows what happened.... the picture is not clear enough to determine the wood species but the form and style is 1920. it is likely a walnut veneer. wlanut was used extensively at that time in concert...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique sofa, first clue, empire style
first clue, empire style, hurricane damage: Charlene - Your sofa is a 20th century reproduction of an 1815-1830 New York Empire style sofa. The first clue that it is a reproduction is the three cushions. Period sofas in this style had a single down filled cushion across the entire length. The cushions...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique steamer trunk-Denmark, antique steamer trunk, horsens denmark
antique steamer trunk, horsens denmark, general antiques: Julia, That paper picture in the lid is called a chromolithograph and is very common for trunks of that age. They were printed in dozens of scenes and sizes by printing companies that made the paper lining and trim paper for trunk makers. Sometimes there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Trunks, wood slats, antique trunks
wood slats, antique trunks, dozen patterns: Hi, your trunk is a style that was made by many trunk companies around the U.S. mostly from the mid 1890 s until about 1915. Some trunk companies gave their trunks specific names for each model, but others just called them generic names like flat top embossed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): B P John Furniture Corporation Dresser Value, e mail address, portland oregon area
e mail address, portland oregon area, walnut veneer: Lori - Thanks for the photos. Your chest of drawers is made of walnut veneer on the drawer fronts and probably the sides and tops. It was made during the Depression era of the late 1920s to mid 1930s. B.P. John was an immigrant German cabinetmaker who went...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Continental Slot Tilt, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Clint, This could have several problems and we could e-mail back and forth for years and still my never find it. If these machines sit for a long time they get a host of problums.Right now I would try cleaning those aluminum pins on the back of the reel...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally deluxe draw bell, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Tony, I found you a manual on line, here: http://rwatts.cdyn.com/download/bally%20triple%20bell/ Photo #8 shows the handle is conected to the mechenism so looks like you remove the reel bundel to get at the stuff you need to, so you can remove the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Slot E-1212 S/N 397, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Aaron, The door code of 50 000 means that the door has been open, this code goes away after next play. Now, you need to know what error code it tilting on. So, turn on the machine and reset it, close and lock the door because this will tell the machine...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally slot machine model 809 zzb, Bally slot machine, manuals
Bally slot machine, manuals, slots: Hi Bill, well depends on what is wrong here. Is it always shorting you one coin or is it sporatic? If it is always shorting or overpaying one coin it could be an adjustment on the popper sprio cam. Can you give me some more detail, and what model of Bally...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bedroom furniture, mirror glass, foot board
mirror glass, foot board, bedroom furniture: Shannon - The style of the set was called “Art Moderne” when it was introduced in the 1930s. It was popular into the late 1940s. Today we call the style Art Deco, a term coined in the 1960s. It is also described as a waterfall set. Waterfall refers to the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkey and Gay desk/console/pier, mahogany veneer, empire revival
mahogany veneer, empire revival, berkey and gay furniture: this is a 1900-1920s server. a server is a small sideboard. the wood is mahogany veneer. the style is empire style sometimes when in this era it is called empire revival. the wood was refinished to bring out the figure in he grain. there is some veneer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cabinet/bookshelf ?, wire nails, vertical pieces
wire nails, vertical pieces, furniture production: Roy - You have one section, an end section, of a three piece Eastlake style bookcase from the 1880s. Charles Locke Eastlake was an English designer who was a leader in the rebellion against Victorian excesses. He advocated a return to value and simple design...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): candle stand Simmons Furniture, simmons furniture, confederate civil war
simmons furniture, confederate civil war, war jacket: very cool house purchase. take a picture of the outside of teh side of the drawer where the side meets teh front a picture of the underneath of the top a picture of the outside of the bottom of the drawer taken from teh rear of the drawer showing the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse, fiberglass, dad
fiberglass, dad, auction: this appears to be either plastic or fiberglass. It s a copy of a C.W. Parker horse. The original was made of wood around 1912. If this is fiberglass it would have a value of up to $1,000. If it s molded from another material I d have to say that it s...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cavalier Bedroom Furniture, furniture appraisals, image of mercury
furniture appraisals, image of mercury, cedar chests: Terry - Most of the information online about Cavalier (Chattanooga, TN 1865) will concern their line of cedar chests although they did make many other products. They were noted for making wooden ice boxes beginning in 1905 and Coca-Cola coolers and machines...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chairs, old man winter, michigan chair
old man winter, michigan chair, mystical elements: from 1900-1920. the wood is most likely birch stained with a water based dye to resemble mahogany. the face is sometimes called north wind or old man winter even thought it is a lion of sorts. animal and mystical elements were popular. the bead turnings...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chifferobe, northern alabama, jpg files
northern alabama, jpg files, fred taylor: Ben - If you can send me some clear digital photos of the chifferobe I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Child's Old Rocking chair, old rocking chair, layout lines
old rocking chair, layout lines, rungs: i recommend that you complete the stripping of the old coating then apply shellac to the chair. after that a fair market value would be 125. there were lots of these made, it is a subject to inself. rarely do we see the ones from the 1790-1850s. most...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining Room, general antiques, oblique views
general antiques, oblique views, sideboard: you have a table, some chairs and a sideboard?? if you would please send the pictures to my email address so i can see the whole set. looking a parts of the table only tell me part of the story. if i could see the top and whole table, same with the sideboard...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining Room furniture, dining room furniture, general antiques
dining room furniture, general antiques, oblique views: you have a table, some chairs and a sideboard?? if you would please send the pictures to my email address so i can see the whole set. looking a parts of the table only tell me part of the story. if i could see the top and whole table, same with the sideboard...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Eagle Lock Trunk, steamer trunks, trunk locks
steamer trunks, trunk locks, terryville ct: James, That additional picture helps a lot for determining the approximate age. The trunk is covered with the hard vulcanized fibre covering which was used by many trunk companies from the 1890 s on, but mostly in the 1920 s to 1940 s. The brass plated...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Early 20th Century Bedroom Suite + Chair, walnut veneer, tiny wheels
walnut veneer, tiny wheels, colonial revival: the set is from the 1920s. the style is a mix or blend of what has gone before. tit is referred to as colonial revival. the woods used would be, tulip poplar or/and sweet gum. often walnut veneer was applied to the tops and sides but not always. if...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 piece antique bedroom set, heney
Collectibles-General (Antiques): 3 piece antique bedroom set, heney

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique luggage, italic style, paper tag
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique luggage, italic style, paper tag, leather goods

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse
Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Frederick Tibbenham furniture, facebook friends, royal warrant
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Frederick Tibbenham furniture, facebook friends, royal warrant, ebay

Collectibles-General (Antiques): name of pinball?, pinball machine, bingo
Collectibles-General (Antiques): name of pinball?, pinball machine, bingo, game

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Newton Lake Park carousel horse, north tonawanda, moyle
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Newton Lake Park carousel horse, north tonawanda, moyle, zebra

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Sewing Tools, cathy, toolbox
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Sewing Tools, cathy, toolbox, israel

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Please identify leather-top coffee table, embossing, depression
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Please identify leather-top coffee table, embossing, depression, gold

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing Tools, knitting machine
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing Tools, knitting machine

Collectibles-General (Antiques): fairbanks 30,000 lb scale, Arcade games, slot machines
Arcade games, slot machines, pinball: Sorry Larry, I am not a scale expert, but there is one on site, look for Bill and Jan Baring here in the same category. They have been in the scale business forever and have even published a book on scales. Thank You Rodger Knutson http://www.coinslots.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): FBM CO NJ-Humidor, lamp tables, collector books
lamp tables, collector books, fred taylor: Dawn - Ferguson Brothers was primarily a maker of novelty furniture. During the Depression of the 1930s many companies turned to the manufacture of small items to have something affordable to sell that people could afford to buy rather than entire sets of...