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Collectibles-General (Antiques): baker and co, baker and co, baker furniture
baker and co, baker furniture, baker co: Please send me photos front and back with several views of any of the details, and a close up of the wood. If this is from Baker & Co than this is not an Antique, it is an Antique reproduction. Baker furniture still exits and is based in North Carolina...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bedroom furn., mirror glass, wall mirror
mirror glass, wall mirror, 2 nite: Jauchline - Harmony House was the trade name used by Sears for its color coordinated interior decorating system. The system inlcuded fabric, drapes, upholstered goods, carpets and furniture. Here is a link to some history on the system. http://www.searsarchives.com/brands/harmonyhouse.htm...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bronze, white fungus, vinegar and salt
white fungus, vinegar and salt, bronze figurine: Hi Jennifer Nice to hear from you. Are you using a cleaner of some kind when you rub this off? I have always just used vinegar and salt but I found this site of interest http://www.ehow.com/how_2173946_clean-polish-bronze.html Then once the scale is removed,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carved wooden tray (mervaud), dutch emigrants, close ups
dutch emigrants, close ups, dutch scene: I do not believe that this is an Antique, This looks like a dutch made tray (circa 1920s/30s showing a 19th century dutch scene, I am trying to research the mens hats, I am not sure of the origin? This looks like inlayed woodwork and probably started out as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chair and Picture Frame, robert mitchell, picture frame
robert mitchell, picture frame, horner: Please send me detailed photos of the chair were there is interesting carvings, I need to see close up some of the details I also did not receive any photos of the frames. You can send more than one photo to my personal e-mail, for some reason this web...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Charles Carmel Wooden Carved Carousel Horse, charles carmel, sugar ridge
charles carmel, sugar ridge, rob evans: In today s market, I really don t like to quote values for collectibles. Since there is so little interest in these right now, folks generally are not willing to pay but a fraction of what they were worth, let s say in the 1980 s and 90 s. This horse would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chicago scale, memphis orpheum, orpheum theatres
memphis orpheum, orpheum theatres, malco theatre: Hi Bill, Your scale was made by the Watling Scale Co of Chicago. From your description it sounds like you have a model 400 or a 200. Most of the Orpheum Theatres had Watling scales, but I could find no record of any scale in the Memphis Orpheum. If you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Child's chair and side table, american manufactured furniture, don fredgant
american manufactured furniture, don fredgant, windsor chair: Terry - The Phoenix chair # 961-64 is illustrated in American Manufactured Furniture by Don Fredgant, Schiffer. It is a compilation of manufacturer s promotional material to retailers for the model year 1929. It is called the Misses Chair and was available...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Columbia 24 lb by ounces Family Scale, jewel food stores, wrigley gum
jewel food stores, wrigley gum, family scales: Hi Connie, Many large retailers like Scott-Halliburton, Wrigley Gum, and Jewel Food Stores had scales, made by Pelouze of Chicago, with their names on them for give-aways or to retail in their stores. Your Columbia dates from the late 1800s to the early...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Continental Scale Works Scale, porcelain tower, ebay
porcelain tower, ebay, lb max: Hi Bob, Bob Depenbrok at the Vintage Cash Register and Scale Co may be able to help you with parts. His website is: http://www.vintagecashregister.net/ Sometimes these turn up for sale on Ebay or Craigslist.com for very low prices. That way you could...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): candle holder, henri bergson, gold candle
henri bergson, gold candle, michael andrew: If you have a digital camera you can attach the image when you ask a question. on the page when you ask a question you will find a link attach an image click on this and follow the instructions. or you can send several photos to my personal e-mail at: mawparis@aol.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair question, bob wiley, quality chair
bob wiley, quality chair, fifth hole: good morning Jim you have a Martha Wahington chair the wood is mahogany fortunately the cover needs to be replaced - suggestion would be a tapestry or a very small print the tacks on the bottom usually show a high quality chair unless they are a strip...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair who can i tell how old it is?, Dating chair
Dating chair: Thanks for your question, First let me say that remember I am looking at a picture and cannot see the construction details necessary to date the chair. With that said, I don t belive the chair is much older then the turn of the century. First, I find...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): more chairs to describe, dining chairs, cherry wood
dining chairs, cherry wood, photo: I think these are American made cherry wood Neoclassic dining chairs circa 1970, do they have any markings on the underside of the chair? Can you send me a close up of the wood on the top right front of the chair. I am not sure but this looks like it is veneered...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chest of drawer, wood inlay, chest of drawer
wood inlay, chest of drawer, death of nelson: Please send photos, I will need one overall image and photos of the details that you are writing about, and a photo of the foot. if there is a black wood inlay on the drawers then it is made after the death of Nelson. please send me the photos and I will try...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): coffee and tea set, antique metalware, coffee and tea
antique metalware, coffee and tea, tea set: - Yes, but not much, and it depends greatly on condition. That s about all I can tell you, except that it most likely will be early 20th Century, and the surface should be electroplated silver plate, but this is often very worn. Martin www.antique-metalware.co.u...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): DAYTON SCALE, dayton scale, candy stores
dayton scale, candy stores, berning: Hi Bill, These under/ over scales were used in businesses to show if a load was above or below a set weight value. Any size weight on the beam or the round weight plate, or a combination of the two, would be predetermined for checking or filling a specifically...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dasco 704878 scale info, glass marble, weighing platform
glass marble, weighing platform, scale photos: Hi John, The platform for your scale was probably made of glass, marble or granite. Large scales like yours don t usually appeal to collectors as they are so large and heavy. Decorators sometimes use them in kitchen settings. Retail value might be $75-$300....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Drexel & Cochrane Furniture, cochrane furniture, american antique furniture
cochrane furniture, american antique furniture, drop leaf table: Melissa - My area of expertise is American antique furniture. Your Drexel and Cochrane furniture is a bit too contemporary for my field. While it appears to be good quality I am just not familiar with values of furniture of that period. I suggest you consult...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): detroit automatic scale, computing scales, pound capacity
computing scales, pound capacity, berning: Hi Kathy, 10 pound capacity computing scales are generally not as desirable as are the 2 pound capacity ones. This is because of their larger weight and size. Retail value might be $150-$300. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! Bill & Jan Bernin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dinning table &chairs, dinning table chairs, six chairs
dinning table chairs, six chairs, huntington wv: If you can send me some photos of the dining 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 online photo album....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dresser, square nails, stained furniture
square nails, stained furniture, pink dust: Hi Jennifer Nice to hear from you. Actually cherry wood dust is not pink. But dye stained furniture when sanded produces pink dust. So I think its safe to say that this piece is dye stained to look like cherry wood. This is a very common thing. If you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): EastLake or not, dining room set, fred taylor
dining room set, fred taylor, jpg files: Deb - That does not look like an Eastlake table. It looks more like a Jacobean draw leaf table from the 1930s. If you can send me some other photos I will be happy to tell you what it is. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): "Elbeco No.2" toy sewing machine, toy sewing machine, muller company
toy sewing machine, muller company, chain stitch: Hello Linda, Sadly, I cannot find any specific information that relates to your description of Elbeco No. 2 . The machine looks German to me and could possibly have been made by the F.W. Muller company of Berlin, Germany but I cannot be 100% sure without...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Empire Chair, empire style, chair frame
empire style, chair frame, construction details: This is not a Empire style chair, this is a 20th century mass produced reproduction of a Louis 16th style armchair, from this photo this one looks like it was made in the 1980s or later, but to be certain, I would need to see close up photos of the wood,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): english tydor/Jacobean style dining set, dining room set, jacobean style
dining room set, jacobean style, additional photos: Please send me additional photos of all the pieces, I also will need photos of as many details as possible, It will help me, help you. From the one image I received the detail of the furniture does correspond to a English made sideboard in the Arts and Crafts...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): French style table age identification, high density fiberboard, worm holes
high density fiberboard, worm holes, reproduction furniture: No reason to be confused, there is not much difference between highly compressed wood and particle board, both are used in making reproduction furniture. If you want to give the table a nice finish try sanding the table lightly and then applying a colored...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Furniture manufacturer, furniture manufacturer, cotton ball
furniture manufacturer, cotton ball, four letters: good morning Jackie you might try softening the paint with lacquer thinner (use with plenty of ventilation) applied with a cotton ball, then scrape the paint away with a plastic scraper - this will take a long time because you only want to scrape away a small...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Marble Ball Heater, cigarette lighters, cigar
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Marble Ball Heater, cigarette lighters, cigar

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocker, rococo period, french louis
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Rocker, rococo period, french louis, rococo style

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brandt Cabinet works, Hagerstown, MD., george baily, brandt
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brandt Cabinet works, Hagerstown, MD., george baily, brandt

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brass & Enamel Table Cigarette Holder
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brass & Enamel Table Cigarette Holder

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Charles Carmel Wooden Carved Carousel Horse, charles carmel, charlene
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Charles Carmel Wooden Carved Carousel Horse, charles carmel, charlene, curator

Collectibles-General (Antiques): General Idea - Is this a good piece?, 18th century france, construction detail
Collectibles-General (Antiques): General Idea - Is this a good piece?, 18th century france, construction detail, french louis

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identification, stirrups, holly
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identification, stirrups, holly

Collectibles-General (Antiques): JB-Hirsch Lamp Identity if possible, hirsch, mold
Collectibles-General (Antiques): JB-Hirsch Lamp Identity if possible, hirsch, mold, lamps

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Desk, bronze plate, mc cormick
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Desk, bronze plate, mc cormick, spinet desk

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Platform Rocker/Recliner, mail order catalog, platform rockers
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Platform Rocker/Recliner, mail order catalog, platform rockers, lawton pa

Collectibles-General (Antiques): RE: humidor?, roman helmet, lucky gold
Collectibles-General (Antiques): RE: humidor?, roman helmet, lucky gold, helmet

Collectibles-General (Antiques): General Idea - Is this a good piece?, upholstery techniques, furniture value
upholstery techniques, furniture value, oak c: good morning arthur you have a reproduction victorian loveseat made in the 1950 s there is not enough grain definition to be oak, so I am guessing maple that was steam bent and stained just standard factory mass produced furniture value in the 100 s now...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Glass double jug, what is it?, juice pitcher, jug with inner container.
juice pitcher, jug with inner container.: This is a french orange juice pitcher, the inner container is for ice. The pitcher was designed to not water down the orange juice and to keep it cold. Try to send me a photo of the (M inside a hexagon) if it is stamped on the metal, this could be a marking...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Globe-Wernicke sectional 4098 1/2, globe wernicke, many other types
globe wernicke, many other types, glass section: Louise - Like many other types of antique furniture the value of Globe-Wernicke bookcases has dropped in the last few years. Four or five years ago they sold for as much as $200-$250 per glass section. Today the auction value is around $75-100 for each section...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): glass with prisms, decorative pieces, tiny hole
decorative pieces, tiny hole, ebay: this is called a glass luster...they date to the last quarter of the nineteenth century and often were sold as pairs as decorative pieces for tables...often they were electrified to become lamps....if you type in glass luster on ebay you will get some idea...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): grandma's quilt, american quilts, family heirloom
american quilts, family heirloom, auction houses: I am glad you feel better about your quilt. I have one from my grandmother and I feel lucky, there a lot of people that don t have this heritage. so you and your children are luck too. the simpler the design, the better. But, to keep you more informed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hot water jugs with metal lids, hot water jugs, britannia metal
hot water jugs, britannia metal, metal lids: Hello Carolyn, You are absolutely correct that the lids are Britannia metal. That pewter alloy was used by many manufacturers in Sheffield, England, and that is where these two firms were located. Broadhead & Atkin were active 1834-53, and were then...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe 7823 scale, berning, serial number
berning, serial number, comcast: Hi Rocky, The number 7823 on your scale is most likely a serial number. Howe manufactured many different scales for many years. If you can send a photo of your scale to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we will be able to properly evaluate your scale. Thanks....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hutch, american showcase, general antiques
american showcase, general antiques, victorian furniture: I would describe the pieces as: Vintage American showcase (circa mid 20th Century) with cabriole leg and a carved decorative crown. I would estimate the value around $300. maximum, but you can ask what you want, if it is too high no one will purchase it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): howe scale, rutland vt, mid 1980s
rutland vt, mid 1980s, proper evaluation: Hi Jonathan, Howe made many different scales from the 1840s through the mid-1980s. Please send a photo of your scale to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can give you a proper evaluation of your scale. Thanks. Weigh Daily!!! Bill & Jan Bernin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Any Idea who made this wood lamp, french 1940s, hollow cavity
french 1940s, hollow cavity, general antiques: I did see the photo of the base, but I need to see an image of the detail of the sculpture of the base. Is the wood carving smooth or is it unfinished and rough. I need to see the wood grain to really be sure. I do not think that this model is French or that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identification, new rochelle ny, mid 1940s
new rochelle ny, mid 1940s, thomas edison: Hi Holly, Patent number 1041383 was issued on Oct. 15, 1912 to Gottfried & George G Voland, his son, of New Rochelle, NY. It was a patent for a beam for a cased Analytical Balance. Analytical or precision balances are sensitive scales used for the analysis...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Italian Settee, general antiques, construction image
general antiques, construction image, horsehair: This image show me that the settee has not been re-upholstered before, it is important for me to know because it will help me determine the date. FYI, this is hand carved probably from wood that is much older than when the chair was made. I will tell you more...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ibm scale, international business machines, capacity scales
international business machines, capacity scales, computing scales: Hi Len, There is no way, that we know of, of determining the exact year your scale was manufactured by IBM. Computing- Tabulating-Recording Co changed its name to IBM on Feb. 14, 1924 and the scale division of IBM was sold to Hobart in 1934. Therefore,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Can you identify my parent's wood furniture?, wood furniture, fred taylor
wood furniture, fred taylor, jpg files: Karen - That table, at least the top, is Eastlake style, circa 1885/1890. If you can send me some photos of the rest of the furnitureI will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): can you identify this scale, platform scale, berning
platform scale, berning, cast iron: Hi Brandon, We can t be sure of the maker of your counter top platform scale. The name of the maker should be stamped into the end of one of its beams or cast into the cast iron on the back of the scale. Your scale might retail for $50-$150 or perhaps more...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): identifying characteristics of F. Heyn, chisel marks, flower pots
chisel marks, flower pots, red flags: There are so many different makers of knockoffs that it s not possible to make statements that apply to all. Some red flags would be: The horse is made of solid wood. Authentic figures are always hollow, Ears that have been attached to holes at the top...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jacobean revival dining set, upholstery techniques, general antiques
upholstery techniques, general antiques, server table: Hi again Elizabeth I just had a look at the pictures. The set is made of oak with walnut veneer. Its in extremely good condition. It does have a finish on it but it looks so good I still say it has been refinished at some time. Since our last letters,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): James Dixon & Sons, desk tidies, britannia metal
desk tidies, britannia metal, antique metalware: - Hello Peter, What you have there is a box made of Britannia metal, a pewter alloy used in making pieces from sheet metal rather than casting. It was made in Sheffield, England, by the most prolific maker of Britannia metal, probably around 1900. However,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): James Dixon & Sons Pewter Teapot, pewter alloy, britannia metal
pewter alloy, britannia metal, antique metalware: - Hello Mrs Schlotter, Thanks for the very careful and clear description. Your teapot is made of Britannia metal, which is a pewter alloy used in fabricating pieces from sheet rather than casting. Makers from Sheffield, England, specialized in Britannia...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): James Yates Pewter, antique metalware, james yates
antique metalware, james yates, patination: - Hello Thomas, Your 1/2 gill probably has a bellied body shape, and will be a measure rather than a mug, while the quart, if of the same body type, may also be a measure. If the quart has straight, tapering sides, then it is a mug. Regarding surface...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): JB-Hirsch Lamp Identity if possible, mother in law, hirsch
mother in law, hirsch, jb: hi...i agree with the garish part...this style lamp is not at all in vogue these days... i would guess its value is about 600, but without seeing it in person it is hard to say whether it is old or a reproduction. the shades look newer to me. if it was a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): james Dixon, antique metalware, james dixon
antique metalware, james dixon, prolific maker: - Hello Steve, If in good condition, such a piece is not worthless, but it is a fairly common type, by a prolific maker, of fairly late date, and not a style that excites collectors, so the value is only small. That said, I do not recall seeing an...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): james yates quart tankards fakes?, james yates, antique metalware
james yates, antique metalware, metal alloys: - Hello George, Sounds like an authentic piece to me - there is nothing in the description that suggests it is in anyway wrong . Flaking occurs after the hard metal alloys used by makers like Yates develop a crust of dark grey oxide which is very brittle....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ketchum's Scale COWTESTING ONLY, dairy cows, hanging scale
dairy cows, hanging scale, spring balance: Hi Carl, Scales marked Cow Testing Only were used only in Canada for weighing the milk of dairy cows in order to cull the herd of less productive cows. They were made by several different companies including, but not limited to Ketchum, Chatillon and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kosmos Brenner lamp, wick tube, moon shape
wick tube, moon shape, collectiable: Hallo Johannes, Ten eerste is uw Engels fijn. Niet worden betroffen. (Het is duidelijk veel beter dan mijn Nederlands!) Kosmos Brenner is een merk het Duits/Europees van lamp. Uw voorbeeld is een aardig messingsvoorbeeld en aangezien het was is uw grootmoeders...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): kidney shape writing desk circa 1890's?, queen anne style, kidney shape
queen anne style, kidney shape, thomas sheraton: Tracey - The photo is quite small and the thumbnail will not enlarge for a good look. It appears to be a Queen Anne style desk from the 1920s/1930s. The kidney shaped desk was developed by Thomas Sheraton in the late 1700s and has been in more or less continuous...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lane Cedar chest, Lane Chest lock replacement, Lane cedar chest
Lane Chest lock replacement, Lane cedar chest: Thanks for your question, The last 2 digits of the serial # are supposed to indicate the year of manufacture. If this doesn t seem to fit your situation, you can go to the Lane web page and under customer service/FAQs it will give you the info to contact...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): larger pic, computing scales, pound capacity
computing scales, pound capacity, berning: Hi Kathy, 30 pound capacity computing scales are generally not as desirable as are the 2 pound capacity ones. This is because of their larger weight and size. With most computing scales; the smaller the better. Decorators do like this size for use in a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Maple Dresser, top drawers, dusty environment
top drawers, dusty environment, rock maple: Tim - That sounds like a reasonable interpretation of the factory markings although without a factory code sheet it is impossible to tell. 1955 does look about right though. The missing piece on the drawer is a surprisingly difficult fix on maple. I have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mechanical Scale Identification, fancy lettering, griffin corner
fancy lettering, griffin corner, general antiques: Hi Randolph, We made an error in evaluating the verification mark on your scale: The number 16 underneath the scroll signifies the Weights & Measures office in Germany where the scale was verified, not the date of manufacture. 16 indicates that it was verified...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills 10 cent FOK mint vendor, dishwashing soap, sore thumb
dishwashing soap, sore thumb, insurance purposes: Ed: Why do you need the serial number? That machine has not been reproduced. Is it for insurance purposes? If you do want to get it I would recommend a cloth, soft bristle toothbrush, and a mild dishwashing soap. It should not be too difficult to clean...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Monitor furniture secretary desk with glass door bookcase on top and four drawers below, secretary desk, exterior glass
secretary desk, exterior glass, glass doors: Hi Ralph Nice to heat from you. Ralph this may sound odd, but is there any way that you can see that would enable you to place these pieces on the inside of the glass? I think the problem would be solved forever if you could do this. Placed on the inside,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Monk's chair, arts crafts, construction details
arts crafts, construction details, monk: Nice chair, looks like English Arts & Crafts but could be American Arts & Crafts, please take a close up of the top of the chair, the carving, I also need a image of the back, the underside of the chair and a side view. Try to send photos of the construction...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mother's china cabinet and mirrors, french country style, china cabinet
french country style, china cabinet, answering your questions: Hi Judy Nice to hear from you. No need to apologize. I enjoy answering your questions. You will not ruin the value the china cabinet has by refinishing if its done properly. You will increase the value in fact with a good job. It sure would be nice though...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mystery pinball table top, pinball table, game images
pinball table, game images, 1940: Sorry Dave, I checked a lot of game images and couldn t find it. I m fairly confident that it s from the 1938-1940 period. You d likely have to check all the games from this period. Head over to IPDB.org and give it a shot! Larry www.coinoplibrary.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): metal bed refinishing, surface rust, paint loss
surface rust, paint loss, furniture wax: Hi Cynthia Nice to hear from you. Naval jelly (hardware store) will remove surface rust but not the pitting that often accompanies rust. But once the bed is indoors in the dry home enviorment the rusting will not progress beyond what it is now. Personally...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): model 400 american scale, american penny, berning
american penny, berning, comcast: Hi E.J., We sell most parts for the American penny scale. We do not have decals for it but we have locks and most other paarts. If you send your name and address to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we will send you instructions, a parts price list and repair...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): needlecase?, helen lester thompson, sewing tools
helen lester thompson, sewing tools, character doll: Hello Cheryl. Yes, you have a set of character doll needlecases made in Germany. They have been known to be made since the early part of the 1900s, but they were made for a number of years, so yours may or may not be that old. They certainly look to be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oil Lamp, chemical composition, oil lamp
chemical composition, oil lamp, first instance: Hi, in the first instance I would need to view a couple of photographs of the lamp to even attempt to date it. You are welcome to contact me, and forward some photographs of the lamp to email address information@edwardmillerkeroseneoillamps.com Regard...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old buttons, orginal card, collector organizations
orginal card, collector organizations, button collector: Hello Jim. I m afraid buttons are not within my area of expertise, but there are lots of sources out there for you....button collector organizations and books galore. An internet search and your local library out to be able to provide information for you....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Desk, walnut burl veneer, spinet piano
walnut burl veneer, spinet piano, collector books: Vicki - The desk is called a spinet desk based on the size and shape. In the 18th and 19th century when a spinet piano was worn out it was sometimes converted to a desk. Your spinet desk is from the 1930s when they regained popularity. You can see a desk similar...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Scales, rochester ny usa, eastman kodak co
rochester ny usa, eastman kodak co, eastman kodak: Hi Sue, These scales were manfactured for Kodak in the 1930s to the 1950s. They were made to use to weigh chemicals for developing film in darkrooms. They are quite common with complete scales retailing for $25-$45. To see a complete scale with it original...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Toledo Counting Scale, mid 1930s, weighing instruments
mid 1930s, weighing instruments, patent number: Hi Mark, Patent number 1880443 was issued to Halvor O. Hem of Toledo, OH on Oct. 4, 1932 and assigned to Toledo Scale Co. It was for a parts counting scale. According to the Handbook of old Weighing Instruments by Crawforth: A counting scale, generally...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Wooden Box with Brass Weights, brass weights, balance scale
brass weights, balance scale, berning: Hi Sue, These weights probably date from the late 1800s to the early 1900s and would have used with a balance scale to weigh small loads. The 10 weight is not original to the set. Retail value might be $10-$25. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! Nill...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): odd table, antique reproductions, additional photos
antique reproductions, additional photos, 20th century: Please send me photos of any carved details and a close up of the wood. This is the design of a 20th century table with classic english carved details. With out seeing other photos to confirm my idea, I think this is not an antique, I believe this is made...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old Lane underbed chest, cannonball bed, wooden wheels
cannonball bed, wooden wheels, auction result: Liz - Sorry but I have never seen a Lane underbed chest and there are none in my reference material or in any of the auction result resources I have access to. If you can send me some photos of the chest I will be happy to tell you what I can such as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old oil lamp, glass chimney, 70d
glass chimney, 70d, beautiful art: hi...your lamp dates from the late 19th century.. at one point it had a similarly decorated painted round globe shade, which fit over the glass chimney... while decorative it is not worth a lot because it is incomplete and this style of lamp is not particularly...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old scale, joseph hopkinson, dayton scale
joseph hopkinson, dayton scale, computing scale: Hi Ted, Pertaining to the scale shown in the photo: Orange O. Ozias and Joseph Hopkinson were issued patent number 867671 on Oct. 8, 1907 for a computing scale. The patent was assigned to The Computing Scale Co. of Dayton, Ohio. The Computing Scale Co....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old scales, scale collectors, photo collage
scale collectors, photo collage, general antiques: Hi Beverly, These types of scales are fairly common in England but not so common in the USA. Most, if not all of these scales, were made of cast iron which could with-stand hard use. Many of these scales were painted in a bronze or gold color of which...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): How old is this Toledo scale?, toledo model, toledo scale
toledo model, toledo scale, decent shape: Hi Eric, Unfortunately we don t have any old catalogs that show a Toledo model 1603F and have no way of determining the age of a scale, other than Watling coin operated scales, from their serial number. If you can send a photo of your scale to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Paint Removal from Cane-Back Chair, paint on cane, stain cane
paint on cane, stain cane: I m sorry to say that probably, you won t get the paint off without removing the stain/finish.The only thing you might try is to use a small knife, like an x-acto, to pick at the paint. This may also remove the finish in which case you will have some spots...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pelouze Mfg. Scale, pelouze, ill usa
pelouze, ill usa, developing film: Hi Sue, These scales were manfactured by Pelouze of Chicago in the 1930s to the 1940s. They were made to use to weigh chemicals for developing film in darkrooms. They are quite common with complete scales retailing for $25-$45. Hope this helps. Weigh...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pelouze Scales, spring scales, pelouze scales
spring scales, pelouze scales, spring scale: Hi Jeannie, Pelouze made many different spring scales during their long history and are currently made by Rubbermaid. Please send a photo of your scale to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can properly evaluate your scale. Thanks. Weigh Daily!!!...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter hallmark, antique metalware, pewter mugs
antique metalware, pewter mugs, measures inspector: - Hello Martin, Gaskell & Chambers were manufacturing all sorts of barfittings, including pewter mugs and measures, in Birmingham, England, from the very late 19th Century until the 1970s. Your piece is of Imperial quart capacity. The mark of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter Pitchers, antique metalware, cork ireland
antique metalware, cork ireland, reproduction pieces: - Hello Ryan, These are Irish haystack measures ( haystack is a collectors term referring to the resemblance of the body shape to old-fashione haystacks). Such measures were made in large quantities by Austen & Son of Cork, Ireland, and are quite...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter pots, peter gaskell, antique metalware
peter gaskell, antique metalware, pewter mugs: - Hello Peter, Gaskell & Chambers started their barfitting business in Birmingham, England, in the very late 19th Century, and continued until the 1970s - in fact, the tradename is still in use for bar optics and the like. They produced huge quantities...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter vessel, flower engravings, antique metalware
flower engravings, antique metalware, tea caddies: - Hello Jeroen, This isn t quite my field, but I do see these objects quite often. Most seem to have been made (or at least retailed) in the treaty ports of China (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_port) in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Platflorm Rocker, hunzinger, platform rocker
hunzinger, platform rocker, chairmaker: Alberto - Based on the signature rocker mechanism I believe you have a chair made by the famous chairmaker George Hunzinger. Hunzinger patented that mechanism in the late 1800s and held dozens of other patents on chair designs. Your chair is probably signed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Platform Rocker/Recliner, mail order catalog, platform rockers
mail order catalog, platform rockers, rocker recliner: Sharon - Platform rockers first showed up in the 1840s and were increasingly popular toward the end of the 19th century. A reclining chair with a mobile footrest was quite common in the 1880s. Several examples are shown in the Hartley Chair catalog of 1885....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter cup, antique metalware, google search
antique metalware, google search, german piece: - Hello Michelle, This is a modern German piece, made within the last 50 years or so. Zinn is German for tin and also their word for pewter, and 94% refers to the proportion of tin in the alloy. These beakers were made in very large numbers, and often...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter plate, antique metalware, ripple effect
antique metalware, ripple effect, touchmark: - Hello Paula, It is difficult to identify a touchmark from a description, as there are many thousands recorded. Worse than that, the device of a crowned rose is the commonest device, used by many hundreds of pewterers from many parts of Europe. It is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter tulip mug - circa 1830, william rex, measures inspectors
william rex, measures inspectors, weights and measures: - Hello Edward, What you have there is not strictly a tulip-shaped mug. This shape is usually referred to by the less-than-imaginative term U-shaped - tulip mugs have a marked waist and a flaring lip. U-shaped mugs like this, with a raised fillet...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Question about brass weighing scale?, anderson bros, glasgow scotland
anderson bros, glasgow scotland, justin anderson: Hi Justin, Anderson Bros. was manufacturing scales in Glasgow, Scotland for many years in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Your Class C lyre top shop scale dates between 1893 and 1907. Retail value might be $200-$350 in the USA. Hope this helps. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): RE: liquor holder, shot glass holder, metal helmet
shot glass holder, metal helmet, liquor company: This is not an antique, it looks like it was made after 1960 in a small factory and is from Spain or Italy, If it will hold a liquor bottle it, was made for after dinner liquor and its shot glasses. This could have been made by as a gift set from a liquor...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): RE: Walnut table?, walnut table, antique table
walnut table, antique table, mr wilson: Yes, I need to see more photos, please send one overall image that I can see the whole table. Dec 6, 2008 How dare you rate me and you do not send the photos I requested, read my answers to you, Rate me 0, if you like, I don t care, if you think that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): REPAIRING VENEER, restoring antiques, contact cement
restoring antiques, contact cement, elmers: Hi Maureen Nice to hear from you. For replacing a whole piece of new veneer we use contact cement. When I say a whole piece I mean if you were peplacing the entire surface of a side, top etc. But for repairing (replacing a piece that has broken away),...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Reliance Pitless Scale, platform scales, scale manufacturer
platform scales, scale manufacturer, patent number: Hi Jerry, Reliance is a brand name but not the company who made the scale. Pitless means that the beams were not in a pit like many large platform scales were made. If you check the beam of the scale, with the sliding weights, and can locate a scale manufacturer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Renovating 1930s fireplace surround, going in the right direction, dirt and grime
going in the right direction, dirt and grime, mineral spirits: Hi Amanda Nice to hear from the UK. I am in Canada. You are absolutely going in the right direction with this old surround. What you are considering is correct. You are going to be amazed at the dirt and grime your wire wool (we call it steel wool) and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking Chari, martha washington, morning joy
martha washington, morning joy, info thanks: good morning Joy your rocker is in the style of a Martha Washington chair the wood appears to be mahogany it looks newly reupholstered the way that i find out about chairs in my studio is to tear them apart - you would be surprised at the information inside...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rolltop desk, globe wernicke, reynolds and co
globe wernicke, reynolds and co, newport mn: Please send me photos of the desk with an overall view and several photo of the details that can help me tell you what you want to know. I imagine you would like to know the age of the desk and the estimation of its value. I can help you when I see the photos....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Roo's Cedar Chest, cedar chest, fred taylor
cedar chest, fred taylor, numbering system: Karlene - The name of the company was Ed Roos, not Roo s. I have no information about the numbering system that was used from 1916 to 1951. However, here is site with some information on the comapny. http://chicagoantiquesguide.com/archives/20051213064534.php...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): restoring an old dresser, dark stains, latex paint
dark stains, latex paint, mineral spirits: You have a very nice dresser, Do not use denatured alcohol as it may remove the finish. Mineral spirits will clean of the dirt and build-up. Use it with Scotch-Brite pads [some call this imitation steel wool]which you can get at any hardware or home center.Also...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale, rutland vermont, platform scales
rutland vermont, platform scales, general antiques: Hi Craig, Your Howe platform scale might date from the late 1800s to the very early 1900s. If it says Howe Brandon, VT it could date as early as 1849 making it more valuable. Retail value might be $75-$150. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! Bill...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing tool whatt is it please? and dated, silk embroidery, sewing tool
silk embroidery, sewing tool, patent number: Hello ML, What you have is a Japanese scissors sheath along with the steel scissors - these were used for embroidery. The case is silk and embellished with silk embroidery,. Tassels are also silk and most likely the metallic thread is silver thread. The scissors...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scales, weighing machine, berning
weighing machine, berning, cwt: Hi Dave, John White and Sons made many different scales over many years making it impossible to identify your scale without a photo. Please send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can properly identify and evaluate your scale. Thanks....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sligh dresser, vintage furniture store, top drawers
vintage furniture store, top drawers, floral motif: From this photo, the dresser is not an Antique, it looks like a typical American made pre war (circa 1935/40) dresser that has a mix of styles, I can not see clearly the legs but it looks like a Napoleon III style leg with the body of a louis 16th style dresser,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thimble, thimble, karat gold
thimble, karat gold, local library: Hello Debbie. From your description of the mark (an old English S in a shield) it sounds like you have a thimble by Simons Bros. Co. of Philadelphia. You can find their web site on the internet. The #6 is the size of the thimble and the 14K indicates 14...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Troemner Scale Beam Balance, chem labs, beam balance
chem labs, beam balance, best bet: Hi Scott, We really don t know of anyone who is in the business of repairing such a scale. Probably your best bet is to find a replacement scale or check with Troemner to see if they may have a source for parts. Sorry we can t be of more help. Weigh...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tully's Little Daisy Sewing Machine, little daisy, gold lettering
little daisy, gold lettering, gold paint: Hello clhm, Thank you for included a photograph - it is always helpful. Your machine is as I suspected and the information that I have given you is correct. Information taken from a reference book: The Little Daisy treadle has gold lettering on the center...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tully's Little Daisy Toy Sewing Machine, sewing machine co, little daisy
sewing machine co, little daisy, toy sewing machine: Hello clhm, I have very limited information on the Little Daisy and only on a treadle machine. The Little Daisy treadle has gold lettering on the center front of the frame - Tully s Patented July 3, 1883 . It is also stamped with the name Little Daisy...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): thimbles and ivory, porcelain thimbles, billiard balls
porcelain thimbles, billiard balls, quality tableware: Hello Bill, The Goebel Porcelain Works (Goebel Porzellanmanufaktur) is in Roedental, Germany. Franz Goebel s trademark is the Hummel figurine and millions of precisely crafted pieces have been sold around the globe. However, before the Hummel figures...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): tom thumb fortune scale, dash pot, tom thumb
dash pot, tom thumb, berning: Hi James, You can get dash pot oil from a scale company or you can use any type of motor oil. If it is an aluminum dash pot fill it 1/2 full. If it has a brass dash pot fill to about 1/4 below the edge. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! Bill & Jan...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): tripod table, mahogany veneer, gel stains
mahogany veneer, gel stains, tripod table: Andrea - The table top is made of ribbon striped mahogany veneer with satinwood inlay. The table is a nicely done 20th century factory made table, probably made in the 1950s, so there is no concern for loss of value since it is not an antique. The only...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vanity, general antiques, furniture company
general antiques, furniture company, paper tag: Now I have received all the photos, Your Vanity is an Antique American made vanity circa 1900, It was a mass produced piece but it has hand carved details on the front legs. It is not a rare Antique, but should have a value of around $400, if this were in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vendorlator coca cola machine, coke cola pop soda machine vending pepsi pulver chewing gum machine slot
coke cola pop soda machine vending pepsi pulver chewing gum machine slot: Diane, A Vendorlator 27 is worth $200-700 depending upon condition. A nice working example would be worth the upper end of the range. A used example with normal wear and tear would fall in the middle of the range and a beat up machine would be worth the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vendorlator coke machine, vendorlator, coke bottles
vendorlator, coke bottles, coke machine: Hi Diane Nice to hear from you. Oh my gosh this question brought back memories LOL. Heres about all I can tell you but I will refer you to another expert here who specializes in coin operated machines. First I feel your date of the 50 s is close but perhaps...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): veneer, walnut burl veneer, room thanks
walnut burl veneer, room thanks, home environment: Hi again Ron Without knowing more about this furniture (perhaps it valuable, I don t know),I will take the careful route and advise only waxing. A sealer cannot be removed without stripping the original finish off. The wax can. You raise a very interesting...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage pinball machine, vintage pinball, pinball machine
vintage pinball, pinball machine, serial tag: Hi, D. Gottlieb made a number for Flipper titled games in the mid 1960 s that were typically called add-a-ball games. Some states had restrictions on pinball operation and a common one was that a game could not give replays for high score. The add-a-ball...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Walzer peanut vendor, wood laminate, vending machine
wood laminate, vending machine, peanut vendor: Hello Kathy Well I would need to see pictures to assess condition, but I think I know which Walzer machine you are describing. It is wood laminate and sold peanuts vended in a small box. Send me a picture at jomax9@hotmail.com and I ll tell you what I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Water damage on mahogany desk, pin pricks, mahogany desk
pin pricks, mahogany desk, wax crayons: Hi again Sharon Thanks for getting back to me. You can try the oil but I would not recommend the refinisher. The refinisher melts the finish to re-amalgamate it and this stuff needs a practiced hand and a positive ID of the finish. If you try the oil,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Weigh Scale, kitchen scales, family household
kitchen scales, family household, kitchen scale: Hi David, Several different scale companies manufactured American Family household or kitchen scales from the late 1800s through the 1960s. Each of these scales would be valued differently. Please send a photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wms baseballs, pinball expo, pinball resource
pinball expo, pinball resource, living in vancouver: Hi Steve! Long time no hear from! I was able to attend Pinball Expo this year after a long layoff. It was fun, but a lot less games to buy than the old days. Say, Do you happen to have a head for a WMS 10 strike? I remember years ago you had a few of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wicker childrens doll carriage, lloyd loom wicker doll buggy, antique wicker
lloyd loom wicker doll buggy, antique wicker: Yes Jimmy, you can get wicker furniture appraisals from author, wicker repair expert and certified wicker appraiser, Richard Saunders. As I mention many times and places on my website, WickerWoman.com, he does do appraisals and is certified to do them,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wingback chair, african rosewood, light coats
african rosewood, light coats, van dyke: good morning tiger (not woods i suppose) sounds like an interesting chair difficult to tell the age without a photo if you just scratched up the wood this can be brought back by spraying with bulls eye shellac (very light coats) if you actually broke the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wooden tabletop cigarette holder?, cigarette holder, cigarette holders
cigarette holder, cigarette holders, happy thanksgiving: Hi Krista Nice to hear from you. I recognised this smoker right away as I used to have the pattern to make it. This one is made of 3/4 inch pine and of course hand made. This is not an antique but its kind of neat all the same. Likely made in the very...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1930's Bedroom Furniture, tall chest of drawers, piece bedroom suite
tall chest of drawers, piece bedroom suite, headboard and footboard: Lori - Your bedroom set is in the style called Art Moderne when it was new. Today we call it Art Deco - a term coined in the 1960s. Your set was porbably originally in a walnut finsh with multiple types of veneers on the surfaces. In perfect original condition...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1949 "Carolina" pinball by United Manufacturing Co., world war 2, pinball games
world war 2, pinball games, pinball machine: Hi Amy, United Manufacturing started in business during World War 2. The two partners, Harry Williams and Lyndon Durant UNITED together to name the company and start making arcade games from old salvaged pinball games, as it was impossible to get metal for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1950's CCM ShuffleKing - Rebound table, pinball expo, pinball resource
pinball expo, pinball resource, shuffleboard table: Hi Mike, I d check with Pinball Resource for the parts and schematic, and Mike Pacak(He runs Pinball Expo) to find an advertising flyer for the game. As far as finding a backglass for it, you can try an ad on pinball classifieds, but sorry to say, the chances...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Age & value of dining set, empire furniture company, current market value
empire furniture company, current market value, online photo album: The set is not antique. The general rule of thumb for furniture is at LEAST 100 years before it is considered to be antique - and that is just the ruling of the Customs Service for import taxes. People in the trade have lots of other opinions - it just depends...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Cutlery Scale, family scales, hanson brothers
family scales, hanson brothers, numbers and words: Hi Gregg, Patent number 612968 was issued to Marius Hansen on October 25, 1898. Marius was the president and founder of Hanson Brothers Scale Company which was in Chicago. American Cutlery was a large customer of Hansen and as such purchased the rights...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ANTIQUE TABLES, italian renaissance furniture, made furniture
italian renaissance furniture, made furniture, antique tables: This coffee table is a mix of styles, it is not an antique, it is mass produced American made furniture made circa 1950-1960s. it is inspired by a mix of Spanish, french and Italian renaissance furniture but it has nothing to do with any of the above, it is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique furniture repair, antique furniture repair, wooden toothpick
antique furniture repair, wooden toothpick, oak dining table: Hi Mickey Nice to hear from you. This often happens with these old screw in legs. The hole often becomes a tiny bit too big. This is caused by moving the table back and forth over the years which puts stress on this area. If you have turned the table on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Howe mail scale with gold painting, mail scale, rutland vermont
mail scale, rutland vermont, rutland vt: Hi Patricia, Several different Howe scales were made with fish tail bases. What you most likely have is a postal scale. These were manufactured in Rutland, Vermont from 1877 until the early 1900s. Retail value might be $90-$175 depending on condition and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Pewter Tankard / Mug Origin, antique metalware, pewter mug
antique metalware, pewter mug, pewter tankard: - Hello Martin, Your estimate of age is about right, or perhaps a little cautious - I would not argue if this were dated to the last decade of the 19th Century, so an ascribed date of c1900 would cover it. The so-called square handle seems to have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Pharmacy Scale, gram weights, retail sources
gram weights, retail sources, precision balances: Hi Perry, We re sorry to have taken so long to answer your question. We have been sick. We recommend a book, The Assay Balance, Its Evolution & the Histories of the Companies that made them by John & Geraldine Shannon. While both Assay and Analytical...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Pinball Game Values, bally pinball, vintage pinball
bally pinball, vintage pinball, pinball wizard: Hello Debbie Sort for the delay in answering. Assuming your machines are on good cosmetic condition and good working order Wizard has a book value of around $900 and Hayburners II around $450. That is just a shot at price. Your best bet is to keep your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Scales, antique scales, internal mechanisms
antique scales, internal mechanisms, berning: Hi Mark, We specialize in coin operated scales of all types. Our website www.PennyScale.com pictures many different scales on page 2. If you can identify the type of scale you want we may be able to help. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!! Bill &...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique scale, berning, ebay
berning, ebay, scales: Hi Rob, We don t know where you might find either of these rare scales as we rarely see them for sale. The Kansas City upright barrel might retail for $2500-$3000 unrestored and $5000+ restored. We have seen a few headlight Angldile scales on ebay where...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Appraisal, depressed market, fair game
depressed market, fair game, google: Your horse was produced in England around 1900-1910. I d say it looks like a carving by Spooner. I really hate to place values on these in this depressed market. Generally collectibles become fair game and are worth whatever someone is willing to pay. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Austrian Embossed 20, medieval walled city, peasant woman
medieval walled city, peasant woman, general antiques: Yes, The Germans like to drink, I guess you have never been to germany or seen any TV reports on Octoberfest the annual German beer festival in Munich. There are many examples of this type of beer stine, it is based on 19th Century drinking games. I have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): abbey pewter, antique metalware, sheffield england
antique metalware, sheffield england, osborne co: - Hello Steve, Your vases were made around 1930, by Osborne & Co. of Sheffield, England. 1465 is the pattern number. Any value lies in their decorative effect, as they are not the type of thing that collectors will pursue. At auction, a pair in good...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique camera, eastman kodak, old cameras
eastman kodak, old cameras, antique camera: Hello Beth, The No. 2 Stereo Brownie is a simple amateur folding bellows camera, made by Eastman Kodak from 1905 to 1910, for 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 inch stereo pair exposures on old roll film. It was popular in its day, and remains relatively common today....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique dresser markings, close ups, series numbers
close ups, series numbers, inventory numbers: Please send photos of the overall piece and close ups of the details and the stamps. The numbers and letters you are talking about are manufactures markings, series numbers or inventory numbers. send me the photos so I can determine the date, style and country...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique fairbanks scales, kitchen pots, hanging plants
kitchen pots, hanging plants, platform scales: Hi Jane, Your scales are beams from old platform scales. These were made for weighing heavy items on such as trucks, livestock or wagons in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Capacity of the larger set of beams might have been 10000 pounds or more with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique furniture, cleaning furniture, cleaning antiques
cleaning furniture, cleaning antiques: Most of the time, you can clean furniture with Mineral Spirits which is also sold as paint thinner, look at the label to be sure.You can also get this in odorless types.Use this with Scotch-Brite pads also called imitation steel wool. You can use steel...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique pewter marks, pewter mugs, antique metalware
pewter mugs, antique metalware, king george vi: - Hello Dee, Gaskell & Chambers of Birmingham, England, were manufacturers of all kinds of barfittings, including pewter mugs and measures, from the very late 19th Century until the 1970s. The mark of a crowned GR is the regnal cypher for King George,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique scale, henry troemner, hanger bearings
henry troemner, hanger bearings, steel bearings: Hi David, Your scale is listed on page 10 of Troemner s 1926 catalog where it is described as follows: PACKAGE SUGAR SCALE Steel Bearings--Steel Knives--Brass Pan-- Scale fitted with round Brass Pan and Iron Weight Plate. Has hardened steel knife edges...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally Beach club Pinball Machine, bingo machines, pinball machine
bingo machines, pinball machine, bingo cards: Bally only made a few pinballs in the 1950 s because they found something more lucrative to build--Bingo Machines! Bingo machines had bingo cards on the backglass and the player shot a pinball onto the playfield which would then roll over various numbers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bloch Furniture
Margaret - It sounds like the Bloch patent reference may be to the pirate only. Bloch & Co does not appear in any of my furniture reference material nor did I find it online. There was a Bloch Go-Cart Co in Egg Harbor, NJ that made wicker items. If you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bonnet Style China Cabinet, crown molding, general antiques
crown molding, general antiques, close ups: I only received one image of the crown molding, you can send the others to my personal e-mail : mawparis@aol.com do you see any screws that are holding the piece together? I received the other photos you sent, this is not an antique and is a mix of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): British Pewter Tankard, dick turpin, london county council
dick turpin, london county council, british pewter: - Hello Maryann, Your piece is perhaps a mug (lidless drinking vessel) or a measure (lidless vessel of bellied form) rather than a tankard (lidded drinking vessel). The mark of 522, which should be below a crowned regnal cypher, probably for either...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bed that comes out of a hutch, renaissance revival style, sears catalog
renaissance revival style, sears catalog, depression period: Norma -The general term for a bed like that is cabinet bed. Cabinet beds were first popular in the 1870s when they were enclosed in Renaissance Revival style beds. After that came Eastlake style cabinets followed by golden oak cabinets around the turn of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): CAROUSEL HORSE, carousel horses, st louis missouri
carousel horses, st louis missouri, furniture maker: Your horse is authentic. It was produced in Mexico. I would say this one was probably produced between 1935 and 1950 or so. They are still being made today but it s obvious that this one has some wear. I don t know of any restoration artists in your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carved Armoire, armoire, photo
armoire, photo, east european country: I need to see a detail of the feet and the carvings on the door. I would also like a photo of the inside as well. this looks like it is from an east european country like hungry, circa 1920, but I need to see the feet. and the other details to confirm my...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): CHICAGO SCALE CO (HOSPITAL SCALE), mason davis, army navy
mason davis, army navy, arts antiques: Hi Edward, We re sorry to have taken so long to answer your question. We have been sick. Chicago Scale Co was in business from about 1863 through the early 1900s. Since we do not have any catalogs available containing your scale it is impossible to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): China Cabinet, lace design, oriental type
lace design, oriental type, china cabinet: Cherrell - It sounds like an interesting piece. If you can send me some photos of it 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....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cleaning the inside of pewter beer mugs, pewter beer mugs, household detergents
pewter beer mugs, household detergents, antique metalware: - Hello John, That s certainly a different question! It s not a problem I ve encountered, so my advice can only be general. If ordinary household detergents do not work, it seems likely that stronger alkalies are called for. As you may know, American...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): COUCH & CHAIR---CLEANING, collector books, fred taylor
collector books, fred taylor, 1920s: Lainey - The chair is from the 1920s or 1930s. I can t say about the couch since I haven t seen it. The book Furniture of the Depression Era by Swedberg, Collector Books shows very similar pieces. Unforunately the market does not place a high value on Depression...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Computing Scale Co Barrell Scale, computing scales, computing scale
computing scales, computing scale, berning: Hi Keri, These horizontal barrel computing scales were manufactured in the late 1800s and early 1900s. As is your scale might retail for $50-$200. Value if restored ie. repainted with the brass parts, around the glass, on the top sign, the plate guard...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): candleholder, authors name, candle holder
authors name, candle holder, designers: You will need to send a photo for me to help. I may be able to help you with the date of manufacture and style of the candle holder but it is a long shot at trying to find who made this if you only have one initial. it may not be the designers name it could...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Detroit Candy Scale, gold paint, nickel plating
gold paint, nickel plating, pot metal: Hi Brian, Yes, there is a restored Detroit candy scale with an off-set head, like yours, shown in our book, Scales: A Collector s Guide on page 47. The retail value of this rare scale as shown should be $1000-$2000 or maybe more. Generally when a scale...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Drop Leaf Table, spray varnish, drop leaf table
spray varnish, drop leaf table, table style: I need to see more photos showing a close up of the wood and the underside of the table. turn the table upside down and lay the leafs flat on the floor and take some photos. This looks like is was made in the 1950s the quality of the wood does not seem to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe buffet, duncan phyfe buffet, steel wool
duncan phyfe buffet, steel wool, crackle: Hi Vanessa Nice to hear from you. I understand how you feel about using this product, but understand your buffet finish is already ruined if its crackled and flaking off. So at this point its nothing ventured nothing gained . I have never used this product...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Emerson Piano, pierce piano atlas, fred taylor
pierce piano atlas, fred taylor, pianos: Tom -According to the Pierce Piano Atlas your Emerson was made in 1900. If the subject were furniture that would make it an antique but that is not always the case for pianos. Age does not necessarily equate to value with pianos. Value in a piano is more...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): FIELD pewter 3 piece Tea set, britannia metal, antique metalware
britannia metal, antique metalware, sheffield england: - Hello Elizabeth, My first thought was that you have a teaset made in Sheffield, England, with only a partial mark showing, appearing to read only FIELD . This makes sense as Sheffield was the principal centre of the manufacture of pewter or Britannia...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Cutlery Scale, bread knife, cutlery
Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Cutlery Scale, bread knife, cutlery, hundred years

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique scale, rex, e mail
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique scale, rex, e mail, kansas city

Collectibles-General (Antiques): metal lamp shade
Collectibles-General (Antiques): metal lamp shade

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Paine Split pedestal table, paine furniture
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Paine Split pedestal table, paine furniture

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pin Ball Machine Availability, grand kids, back glass
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pin Ball Machine Availability, grand kids, back glass, jalopy

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wash bowl and pitcher, kingdom of prussia, preu
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wash bowl and pitcher, kingdom of prussia, preu, 1918

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Off Gassing of old Drexel Lacquered desk, ventilated space, distinct odor
ventilated space, distinct odor, lacquers: good morning Elaine some lacquers have a very distinct odor which may persist for some time a suggestion would be to put in a well ventilated space and let it wick off you could also try to seal it with spray shellac or if the purchase is recent return...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): General, silver letter opener, big earthquake
silver letter opener, big earthquake, ebay: HI, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE AN ADVERTISING STERLING LETTER OPENER FOR AN INSURANCE COMPANY. IT IS HARD TO SAY ITS AGE WITHOUT SEEING IT, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE TURN OF THE CENTURY. I DONT THINK IT IS WORTH A FORTUNE...EBAY WOULD PROBABLY BE YOUR BEST SHO...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Genuine Mills Michine, Mills Slot Machine, Watling Slot Machine
Mills Slot Machine, Watling Slot Machine, Pace Slot Machine: Well, that is difficult to say. Kind of like asking how much an old baseball card is worth. If the machine is not a reproduction and is in good shape it is probably worth between $500 and $150,000 (a rare Mills machine sold for around $150,000 last summer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Globe-Wernicke Sectional book case - Leaded Glass, Globe-Wernicke, elastic bookcase
Globe-Wernicke, elastic bookcase, barrister bookcase: Amy - It is not at all unusual to find different glass in GW cabinets for a couple of reasons. The bookcases were called elastic bookcases because you could add units to the basic base and crown by buying separate units. You could buy units with clear glass...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Glue Joints, hot rags, glue joints
hot rags, glue joints, rubber mallet: Hi Ted Nice to hear from you. Being a creature of habit, I have always used the hot vinegar method. There could be better ways out there but I find if it works I stick with it. To do this, you must keep a small pot of vinegar hot. Have several rags close...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): glass, lime scale, toilet cleaners
lime scale, toilet cleaners, false teeth: Hello Doug Nice to hear from the UK The false teeth cleaner is not strong enough for this job as you have found out. And some of the lime removers also. But I want you to try using lemon oil...yes, you read correctly lemon oil. The stuff used for polishing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hammonds scale, berning, harrods
berning, harrods, benifit: Hi Ken, We re sorry to have taken so long to answer your question. We have been sick. Your scale was most likely manfactured by Avery or some other famous English scale maker and marked for Harrod s Department Store. Large retailers in the late 1800s...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hand made guilts from approx 1920's, quilt market, ebay
quilt market, ebay, fillings: Hi sue; All quilts have value but the quilt market isn t what it was several years ago. As far as values, you might want to check Ebay to see if similar examples have sold and for how much. Since you are in Georgia, you might want to contact Steve Slotin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): help identifying a chair, joseph hoffman, rene herbst
joseph hoffman, rene herbst, modernist movement: This is a chair from the 1970 s inspired by the modernist movement circa 1910-1930, looks like it was inspired by a mix of Mallet Steven, Joseph Hoffman and Rene Herbst. but they are not from them. send me a photo of the under side of the seat. This looks...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identifying antique desk, drawer bottoms, square nails
drawer bottoms, square nails, close ups: Dean - I can t see enough details from that photo to say anything. I need to see the dovetails, the nails, the drawer bottoms, the back, close ups of the doors and anything else of interest. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Information about antique English scale, postal scale, english couple
postal scale, english couple, berning: Hi Leon, Your scale dates between 1897 and 1914 based on the postage rates shown on the letter plate. Shaw & Sons was a retailer of stationary. Retail value depends on the design of the A frame that holds the arms. If you can send a photo of the complete...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): International Business Machine Postal scale, international business machine, parcel scales
international business machine, parcel scales, postal scales: Hi Ken, Unfortunately, most collectors are not that interested in the larger fan top computing postal scales as they tend to be large and require more space than the smaller postal and parcel scales. IBM manufactured scales from 1924 through 1934 when they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): info on old cedar chest, cedar chest, chests
cedar chest, chests, serial number: If it s a Lane or Virginia Made chest, go to www.lanefurniture.com and follow the online to customer service. There is a way to contact them and get that info. Also while your there, check on the lock on your chest to see if it is one of the recalled types....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): item id, antique metalware, double boiler
antique metalware, double boiler, old tin: Hello Andrea, It is certainly pewter, not tin. I agree with your suggestion that it is Continental European in origin, and probably German or perhaps Scandinavian. Because pewter has a low melting point, it was not often employed where heat was applied...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): James Dixon and Sons tea pot, antique metalware, james dixon
antique metalware, james dixon, tea pot: - Hello Peter, I cannot give you a precise date, but the bracket of 1880-1910 probably would cover it. Your teapot is very unlikely to have been made much later than this. However, you should bear in mind that pieces like this were exported through...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): James dixon & sons teapot... #5193, britannia metal, antique metalware
britannia metal, antique metalware, james dixon: - Hello Lisa, Your teapot was made in Sheffield, England, by James Dixon & Sons. They operated under that name 1835-1977, but the description of your teapot suggests a date around 1860-80. It is made of Britannia metal, a pewter alloy used in fabricating...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lane Cedar Chest, lane cedar chest, spray lacquer
lane cedar chest, spray lacquer, bristle brush: good morning Pam hope you had a good holiday in 1970 Lane was using a polyurethane finish which is a bear to remove but it can be done with some patience in my studio I use 5F5 or one of the soy based products (better for the environment and easier on the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Large Counter Top Scale, dayton scale, computing scales
dayton scale, computing scales, patent dates: Hi Gary, We re sorry to have taken so long to answer your question. We have been sick. Detroit Automatic Scale Co. was in business from 1912-1921 when it was consolidated into the Dayton Scale Co. Most of these computing scales originally had white...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): lamp, reputable antique dealers, ebay
reputable antique dealers, ebay, ball park: Hi, I am not familar with this brand of lamp so I cannot really advise you about it. It would not appear that the lamps were exported thus the lack of inclusion in my reference material. To sell it - Ebay would have to be the easiest and see what the market...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Marble Shattuck replacement casters, van dyke, swivel chairs
van dyke, swivel chairs, fred taylor: Mike - As far as I know M&S casters on oak swivel chairs are no different from other casters of the period. You should be able to get them from any parts supply house like Van Dyke s Restorers www.vandykes.com. Fred Taylor www.furnituredetective.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): MEDALLION BACK SOFA, rococo revival, revival style
rococo revival, revival style, online photo album: Luanne - Medallion back sofas were originally part of the Rococo Revival style of the mid 19th century. They were fashionable until the 1880s. The style was revived briefly in the Depression era of the 1930s but soon faded. It was revived again in the 1950s...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mersman Table 7231, question thanks, occasional table
question thanks, occasional table, washstand: It looks like it would have been used like a side table or hall table. It has some of the look of a washstand with the lips to keep a bowl from sliding off. I would guess they were made as an occasional table. They age looks to be 1940s or later. Nice...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Metal Milk/Cream Jug, old english letters, britannia metal
old english letters, britannia metal, antique metalware: - Hello Joe, Your jug was made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield, England, somewhere around 1880-1900. It is made of electroplated Britannia metal (EPBM) - that is, silver electroplated onto a base of Britannia metal. BM is a pewter alloy used in fabricating...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): measuring jug, antique metalware, aprox
antique metalware, aprox, jug: - Hello Philip, Your measure probably will be pewter. It was made in Birmingham by Gaskell & Chambers who made all sorts of barfittings from the very late 19th Century until the 1970s. The ER666 mark is a capacity verification mark for Birmingham...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): metal lamp shade, kerosene oil, metal lamp
kerosene oil, metal lamp, electric lamp: Hi, I have no idea, but it is certainly not from a Victorian (or later for that matter) kerosene oil lamp. Possibly some modern electric lamp where the frame holding the shade is fitted to the lamp, rather than the shade. Sorry I cannot be of more help...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nichols and stone antique chairs, antique mahogany, antique chairs
antique mahogany, antique chairs, cracked area: Hi Amy Nice to hear from you. The picture is big enough but its really hard to see whats going on with the finish as there are pixels throughout the picture as if its been enlarged too much. So this could be guess work to a point LOL. From your words I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): OLD LAMP, decorative vase, collectiable
decorative vase, collectiable, lamp manufacturer: Hi Luanne, Your lamp is a c. 1895 or thereabouts decorative Vase Lamp (also known as (but incorrectly) Gone with the Wind Lamp or Banquet Lamp) I suspect from the photograph that the shade is a replacement. It is not of Edward Miller origin (the brand...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old desk at antique store... perfect or pass?, worse case scenario, box retailers
worse case scenario, box retailers, antique store: Hi Rachael Congratulations on getting the house of your dreams. All of the things you address in your letter will depend on how much the store is willing to take for the desk. You say the desk seems solid and it could very well be that it only needs a good...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old liquor cabinet, liquor cabinet, lane furniture
liquor cabinet, lane furniture, alatavista: Amie - Lane Furnishings never moved to Missouri. It acquired a plant in Mississippi in 1972. Here s some history. http://www.lanefurniture.com/Corporate/CompanyHistory.asp?LHF= Your cabinet is a faux bamboo cabinet in the oriental style of chinoiserie....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old wooden scale, fur traders, steelyard
fur traders, steelyard, berning: Hi Robin, Your steelyard was most likely manufactured in China or another oriental country. Many of these steelyards were used for trade in Asia and are complete with a sliding weight or poise which appears to be missing from your scale. Retail value might...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old chair, charles stickley, stickley brothers
charles stickley, stickley brothers, online photo album: I believe the plant Levinson bought in 1918 was the Stickley-Brandt factory. The Stickley Brothers plant was in Grand Rapids. Charles Stickley, one of the five Stickley brothers, left the original family business in Binghamton and went into business with his...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old coffee table, brass claw feet, duncan phyfe
brass claw feet, duncan phyfe, coffee table: Denise - If you can send me some photos of the coffee 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 online...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old metal steamer trunk, metal hinges, steamer trunk
metal hinges, steamer trunk, lots of humor: Hi Phil Nice to hear from you. Here is a site that will tell you absolutely everything you need to know about doing your trunk. These folks also sell the leather straps and everything else you may need. Its a wonderful site filled with lots of humor as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): origin and date of old teapot, britannia metal, antique metalware
britannia metal, antique metalware, sheffield england: - Hello Susan, Your description had me foxed for a minute or two. The maker is actually Thomas Otley, whose mark reads T OTLEY - for a moment I thought you had an unrecorded maker called Totley! The Otley family had various firms in Sheffield, England,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Paine Split pedestal table, paine furniture, sash locks
paine furniture, sash locks, quarter sawn oak: Rick - Unfortunately there was no standard closing device for pedestals like this. Each manufacturer seemed to have his own take on the problem. Most were a two part iron rod arrangement that was lever operated. Until you can find the correct mechanism...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Peerless Key, ticket scale, berning
ticket scale, berning, master key: Hi Gary, Peerless ticket scales were manufactured by Caille of Detroit in the 1920s and 1930s. We sell most parts including several types of tickets for these scales. There are two different types of locks on these scales. If you send a photo of the lock...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter Candlestick, pewter candlestick, antique metalware
pewter candlestick, antique metalware, pewterer: - Hello Bruce, Your description suggests a German pewterer s mark. ZINN (there should be two Ns) is German for tin, and also their word for pewter. 94 should refer to the year the pewterer was permitted to work as a master, likely either 1794 or 1894....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter Ladle, antique metalware, john yates
antique metalware, john yates, victoria regina: - Hello Gary, Your ladle was made by John Yates of Birmingham, England, around 1840. The other mark is VR, which stands for Victoria Regina - i.e. Queen Victoria. This has no significance other than to confirm that the ladle dates from the period of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter Tankard Identification, measures inspector, half pint
measures inspector, half pint, weights and measures: - Hello Paul, Without sight of the pieces, it is quite difficult to be sure that I have this right, but I shall give it a go. The word tankard strictly refers to lidded drinking vessels - you probably have lidless pots, which, if with straight tapering...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pin Ball Machine Availability, internet pinball database, pin ball machine
internet pinball database, pin ball machine, mechanical horses: Allan For pictures go to the Internet Pinball Database at http://www.ipdb.org/ As to availability of service, you will need to check with amusement companies in your area. These machines are electromechanical and a lot of the old timers that worked...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter pint mugs, brush script font, google search
brush script font, google search, antique metalware: - Hello Ron, See this earlier answer of mine for a general view: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Collectibles-General-Antiques-682/2008/4/Confused.htm Your mugs will differ, in that late London area pub mugs tend to have a higher lead content. It is most...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter tankard marking, london county council, measures inspectors
london county council, measures inspectors, weights and measures: - Thanks for adding the photo, which I have not seen until now. The VR28 is probably the first verification, probably applied by the maker, who would have been one of several makers in the north-west parts of London which were Middlesex. VR198 is visible...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter tea pot, antique metalware, britannia metal
antique metalware, britannia metal, henry wilkinson: - Hello Colin, The maker probably is Henry Wilkinson of Sheffield, England, and it will date around 1880-90. It is made of electroplated Britannia metal (EPBM, which is the mark with four elements that you could not make out) - this is a cheap form of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ray's Track Bally 1949, bally, paces
bally, paces: Hmm, that machine is similar to a Paces Races. I really don t know how much a Ray s Track is worth. You might try checking out www.AntiqueSlotMachinePriceGuide.com You could also try posting your question at www.CoinOpCollectorForum.com Update...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinishing a Bedroom Set with Veneer, mahogany veneer, color variations
mahogany veneer, color variations, minor variations: Hi Heather Nice to hear from you again and thank you for the kind words. First I want to assure you that stripping and refinishing a veneered piece is no different that doing a solid wood piece. And this type of furniture refinishes beautifully. I will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Replacing Antique Chair Seat, cardboard pattern, screw holes
cardboard pattern, screw holes, chair base: Well you have a few choices. A jig or sabre saw should be had for @$10. . You could also just go to a cabinet or woodworking shop and see how much they would charge to cut it for you using your pattern. Also a friend or neighbor might have the tools you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rexo Scale, correct weight, pelouze
correct weight, pelouze, berning: Hi Cindy, These scales were manufactured by Pelouze in the 1920s through 1950s for use in photo processing. The chemicals were weighed in order to get the correct weight of each chemical for use in the processing tanks. Retail value might be $25-$75 depending...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocker with a face, renaissance design, french renaissance
renaissance design, french renaissance, amoire: This is not a European Antique, it is American made from the 1950s. You will need to ask the other expert on this site who specializes in American made furniture, maybe he can give you more information, it look like it was made in North Carolina. The design...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Roll Top Desk, silicone spray, roll top desk
silicone spray, roll top desk, grade silicone: Tim - This can be a perplexing problem since there are no visible clues. The most likely scenario is that the cabinet got torqued somewhere along the line in moving and the track for the tambour has been misaligned. Try eyeballing the case to see if it is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rope Bed, rope bed, google
rope bed, google, 3dg: Hi Lillie Nice to hear from you. Here is everything you need to know about doing this job. A picture of the rope is there also. Most any hardware store sells this rope by the yard. If you cannot find it there, a farm store will carry it. http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.greydragon.org/furniture/beds/ropebed1.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.greydragon.org/furniture/beds/ropebed.html&h=715&w=818&sz=15&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=U64KSjKu2CSybM:&tbnh=126&tbnw=144&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drope+bed%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): re-covering Eastlake chairs - stuffing?, back cushions, seat cushions
back cushions, seat cushions, horse hair: good morning Christi In a word yes - you can obtain new horsehair and excelsior but it is expensive and damned uncomfortable you have to ask yourself - did you acquired the chairs as an investment (then by all means restuff them with the hh and e) or did...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): repairing the split in my table top, excess glue, putty knife
excess glue, putty knife, flat surface: good morning cheryl all is not lost to repair this type of damage in my shop i follow these steps: 1) continue the split (separate the halves from each other completely 2) clean all of the old glue from both sides - water and a putty knife should do the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair, empire revival, paw feet
empire revival, paw feet, revival period: Andy - Paw feet are most often seen on rockers from the Empire Revival period of the 1880s-1900. They were often included in parlor sets of the period. Here is one example. http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/2973699 For more examples just google empire...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Saginaw Furniture Dressing Table, glass shelves, consignment stores
glass shelves, consignment stores, market thanks: Hi Christine Nice to hear from you. Personally I feel ebay is great for selling but you then have the problem of shipping. I certainly like your idea of taking photos and showing them around. Here in Canada we have a monthly magazine in which we can advertise...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sligh-Lowry Corner Cabinet, sligh furniture, furniture co
sligh furniture, furniture co, furniture designs: Melissa - The Sligh Furniture Co was formed in Grand Rapids in1880 and grew to have over 1500 employees by 1930. In 1932 the company closed. Two executives of the company Charles R. Sligh and O.W. Lowry formed a new company called Charles R. Sligh Co. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot machine, reno nev, conversation piece
reno nev, conversation piece, good conversation: Gary There were a number of different machines referred to or with the Tic Tac Toe theme. The numbers you provide don t really help. Please send pictures and then I ll be able to give you more specific information. Marc www.thecoinopcollector.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Spinet Desk, mark sheets, spinet piano
mark sheets, spinet piano, collector books: Janet- The desk is called a spinet desk based on the size and shape. In the 18th and 19th century when a spinet piano was worn out it was sometimes converted to a desk. Your spinet desk is from the 1930s or 1940s when they regained popularity. The hinges in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scale, toledo scales, berning
toledo scales, berning, retail value: Hi Norma, If the scale is working properly it is marketable, as these Toledo scales were very well made. While this is an old scale, most collectors are not interested in these scales as they are quite heavy and take up lots of space. Retail value might...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): secretaire/writing desk - age, style, etc., bun feet, writing desk
bun feet, writing desk, rectangular base: I think this secretaire was made in China, for a American company circa 1960, the style is mixed and has elements from different styles, a French Louis 15th streacher, Italian Renissance revival legs, the desk top motif is from japan. Hope this helps you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): set of 7 pewter measuring jugs or tankards, antique metalware, metric measures
antique metalware, metric measures, verifications: - Hello Don, Without a photo I cannot be absolutely certain, but these probably are typical French metric measures of the late 19th Century. The marks around the rim are capacity verifications, and the mark on the base will be the maker. Such measures...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): slot machine, Mills, Jennings
Mills, Jennings, Watling: Your machine is a Jennings Dutch Boy with a jackpot. It was made in the mid 1920 s If you want to see what these have actually sold for in recent history at eBay as well as major slot machine auctions then go to www.AntiqueSlotMachinePriceGuide.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): strait scale of kansas city, platform scales, street cars
platform scales, street cars, berning: Hi Matt, We re sorry to have taken so long to answer your question. We have been sick. According to US patents one scales and two parts of scales, were assigned to Horatio N. Strait of Kansas City and those were patented in 1890 and 1891. Horatio s...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Table Leg Repair, glue dries, clamp system
glue dries, clamp system, duncan coffee: Hi Jean Nice to hear from you. This particular repair is one of the trickiest table repairs there is in my opinion. The tricky part is devising a clamp system to keep the leg firmly in its proper spot while the glue dries. This type of leg does not hold...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tankard (pewter) with glass bottom, made in Sheffield, antique metalware, sheffield england
antique metalware, sheffield england, drinking vessel: - Hello Cindy, Your piece is probably a mug (lidless drinking vessel) rather than a tankard (lidded drinking vessel). It was made by any one of several possible firms in Sheffield in the sometime in the last 80 years or so. Without a maker s name it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tavern mug, ye olde cheshire cheese, olde cheshire cheese
ye olde cheshire cheese, olde cheshire cheese, john warne: - Hello Frances, Your mug was made by John Warne of Blackfriars Road, London, in the second half of the 19th Century. It is an authentic, antique piece. The inscription relates to the very famous pub the Olde Cheshire Cheese, on Wine Office Court...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tibbenham Armoires/Wardrobes, color wax, crown molding
color wax, crown molding, close ups: I need to see a photo of the all the overall piece with close ups of the carving on the door and the feet and the crown molding. It looks like it was made around 1900, for restoration information you will need to see another expert who is on this site. check...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Scales circa 1901, berning, immigrants
berning, immigrants, comcast: Hi Dean, We re sorry to have taken so long to answer your question. We have been sick. You mentioned that you were sending two photos, but allexperts only allow one. Please send the additional photo to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can better identify...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Can't decide which are "better" sconces for the price, e mail address, antique sconces
e mail address, antique sconces, crystal sconces: Please don t rush into buying anything, when buying antiques you need to look at five examples of what you are looking for before buying. Nothing is rare unless you are at a major antique dealer in Europe and the price is rare. The sconces you have shown me...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): table, merry christmas, pedestal
merry christmas, pedestal, short time: Hi Charlie Nice to hear from you. Can t say too much about the table as I only got a picture of the top which as you say is in a bit of a state. But this type of piece is exactly what I would bid on at auction with the thought of refinishing it for resale....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): tea set, antique metalware, britannia metal
antique metalware, britannia metal, bolton lancashire: - Hello Roxanne, Dixon s teapot: late 19th or early 20th Century. Unless it actually says nickel plated , it probably is silver plated, being electroplated Britannia metal (EPBM). Value less than 10 pounds / 20 dollars. Civic teapot: mid 20th Century,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Unique Antique Chairs, renaissance revival style, redon france
renaissance revival style, redon france, french renaissance: The chairs you have are from the style that was popular at the end of the 19th century, yes they are French Renaissance revival style but if they are marked Redon, France then they are certainly made in the 1950s. This is part of a set of furniture that would...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wash bowl and pitcher, russian copy, general antiques
russian copy, general antiques, bowl and pitcher: This is not a fake, it is a 20th Century Russian copy (circa 1940s to 1960s) of a French style 19th Century pitcher, It was made under communist rule and was one of the objects made by the Russian industrialization of household objects by the state for the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): a.w schram & sons company, rarity value, online photo album
rarity value, online photo album, fred taylor: Nathan - You could be talking about any one of several chairs. If you can send me some photos of the chair 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): How much would this be worth?, cream silk, pleated shade
cream silk, pleated shade, carlstadt new jersey: I am a specialist in Antiques, this is a decorative object, the value depends if it is bronze under the silver or if it is white metal. It is not worth a lot, It is not an original design it is a copy of a classic lamp. It would look good with a rectangle...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ww kimball upright player piano, pierce piano atlas, approximate value
pierce piano atlas, approximate value, fred taylor: Marie - According to the Pierce Piano Atlas that serial number corresponds to the year 1973 if that is in fact the serial number. For a value you need to consult a dealer in your area since values vary widely by location and transportation costs. Fred Taylo...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1 penny scale, brushed aluminum, cicago
brushed aluminum, cicago, approximate value: Hi Jack, Frantz took over the Pace Company in the 1950 s or 1960 s, we don t know the exact date. You might have a Pace scale with Frantz parts on it or a Frantz Scale. If the serial number is 1761, that is an old scale, from the early 1930 s. If you send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 18th Century (?) Hallmarked Pewter, newgate street london, pewter alloy
newgate street london, pewter alloy, pewter pieces: - Your reading of the rubbed marks is quite good - you can fill in some of the blanks from the following: 1. By Francis Piggott, Newgate Street London, 1738-84. 2. By Richard Yates, of Shoreditch, London, 1775-1824. Like many London makers of this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1946 Mills dime slot machine, slot machine, last time
slot machine, last time, slots: OK assuming its a common Mills Dime Cherry front it probably weighs around 100 pounds, just a guess as the last time I shipped a 40 s era slot that s the number that sticks in my head but I m not certain. On value, can t say w/out a picture. Mar...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1946 Seaburg jukebox, blue book values, fire to smoke
blue book values, fire to smoke, seaburg: Hi John, House fire, so sorry to hear you have had to go through one of those disasters, I could think of anything worse to see everything you know laying in water soaked black ashes, my hart goes out to you. You can go to my web site and find a link to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1950 shuffle alley that's never been vended, shuffle alley, luck chad
shuffle alley, luck chad, chicago coin: They usually sell for $500-1000 depending upon condition. However, if yours is a super clean example with very little or no play if may sell for a premium. They can be difficult to sell since they are big and heavy. The easiest option is to try to sell...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1973 Coke Machine, coke machine, coin machine
coke machine, coin machine, model number: Hi James, My email for photo s is jackpot7@ix.netcom.com and I would love to see yours when you can get some. I don t have my resources here at this location right now but I think your machine is to new to be listed, however I will check and let you know....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 25 cent old slot machine from Golden Nuget, golden nugget, award cards
golden nugget, award cards, fraud division: Joe: There are several tell tale signs. The easiest one is to look at the wood sides. If they are oak you have a revamp/fake, if they are formica you might have a legitimate one. For detailed information on identifying the fakes go to http://www.CoinOpCollectorForum.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5 cent horse race betting maching, gum ball, general antiques
gum ball, general antiques, trade stimulator: Dennis, this is a little tough, there are many people who restore machines but who is really qualified to restored one like this. I have one guy in mind, Bill Wheaten. He is top notch in trade stimulator s, and has a catalog of parts and paper for these games,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 50s Chicago Coin Shuffle Bowling Machine, chicago coin, hi bob
chicago coin, hi bob, typical price: Hi Bob, Puck bowlers, as I call them, are an odd machine to put a price on. Many times they can be found in someone s basement and purchased at little to no cost. The point I m making here is that resale on these particular machines can be difficult, because...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 50s Chicago Coin Shuffle Bowling Machine, chicago coin, player game
chicago coin, player game, honest opinion: Hi Bob, You know here is the thing about these, the shuffle or puck bowlers, and the really neat, but long ball bowlers. They take a lot of room! there great, and really fun games, but if your selling one of these your in trouble. You have to find a buyer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 50s Chicago Coin Shuffle Bowling Machine, benchmark games, chicago coin
benchmark games, chicago coin, junk man: I think the owner should be almost willing to give you the machine for taking it off his hands. These machines are pretty common and rarely work as intended for extended periods of time. The are very big and very heavy and have a complex electro mechanical...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Abbey Pewter, antique metalware, pepper pot
antique metalware, pepper pot, sheffield england: - Abbey Pewter is the mark - an impressed stamp of the trademark of Osborne & Co. Your piece was made in the 1920s or 30s. A drawing of the mark was published in a pewter collectors reference book in the 1970s, where it was said to be much earlier,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Cabinet, antique cabinet, tv cabinet
antique cabinet, tv cabinet, crossbar: Hi Jeanne Nice to hear from you. This is a tough question without seeing what exactly you have here. While the backs of any furniture like this are important to stability, There is no reason this one cannot be cut further as its already compromised. Yes...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Cabinet/Armoire, antique armoire, antique cabinets
antique armoire, antique cabinets, event horizon: Jeanne You neglected to mention exactly how old your antique armoire is. If it is an 18th century French wedding cabinet do not touch it again. If it is a turn of the 20th century or late 19th century cabinet, press on. When converting antique cabinets...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique iron bed, antique iron beds, headboard footboard
antique iron beds, headboard footboard, junk store: Hi Cheryl Nice to hear from you. To my knowledge the only place you may buy these old springs is a junk store. They are just not used anymore. You can however convert these beds a number of ways. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I ll send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Lamp, quality lamp, lamp manufacturers
quality lamp, lamp manufacturers, antique lamp: Hi, this lamp is indicative of quality lamp manufacturers from post WWII. It is probably a Steiffel brand or later Rembrandt. It appears to have been made anywhere from the late 40s to early 60s. Without more pictures, or physical examination I can t be more...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Pewter, pewter alloy, britannia metal
pewter alloy, britannia metal, enamel rings: - This appears to be electroplated Britannia metal, a cheap silver substitute. BM is a pewter alloy formulated for fabrication (rolling, spinning, pressing, etc) rather than casting. Pieces like this were made in vast quantities in the late 19th Century...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique tin stick match holder, antique tin, paint remover
antique tin, paint remover, thanks in advance: Hi Julie Nice to hear from you. These tin match holders were originally painted. They do get painted over the years and unfortunately the paint cannot be removed without taking off the original underlying paint. But the paint stripper will definitely not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Aristo penny scale, chicago ill, mfg co
chicago ill, mfg co, retail value: Hi Marianne, Two styles of Pace scales were made in the 1930s and 1940s in Chicago, Illinois. Pace Manufacturing also made slot machines and is better known for those. Parts are available for these Art Deco scales. if you send your mailing address to us...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique graduated pewter measures, antique metalware, metric measures
antique metalware, metric measures, authentic versions: - Without a photo I cannot be certain, but these are probably French metric measures, 19th or 20th Century. Very common indeed. The letters are probably capacity verifications. The mark under the base will be the maker s or retailer s mark. While the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique loveseat, sears catalog, empire style
sears catalog, empire style, loveseat: Daniel - Your loveseat was part of a three or five piece Empire style parlor set from the turn of the century. The figures are typical of that period. The frame is made of birch with a mahogany finish. It was called simulated mahogany in the period and the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique scales, antique scales, computing scale
antique scales, computing scale, patent number: Hi Stanley, In general 30 pound capacity computing skills are not very collectible or marketable as they tend to be so large. Some decorators do like to use them in kitchen settings, but usually prefer more ornate, smaller scales. Retail value might be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing tool, us patent office, sewing tool
us patent office, sewing tool, antique sewing: Hello Susan. I m not sure about the patent date. It sure looks too sophisticated a piece to be 1869, but I could be wrong. With internet access, use your favorite search engine (google, etc.) to find the patent office archives. Good luck with your search....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing tool, e mail address, sewing tool
e mail address, sewing tool, antique sewing: Hello Susan, I must admit, I have not see this tool before. I have forwarded your photo and query on to a friend who collects scissors. Hopefully she can tell me about them. I will pass along the information as soon as I receive it. Regards, Irene Hello...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique spool bed, tung oil, natural stain
tung oil, natural stain, family treasure: Hi Bebe Nice to hear from you. Yes I remember the question. The lady wanted to leave the wood unprotected but I suggested a stain and an oil finish. I suggest you not leave this bed unprotected either. If you are totally against a stain, you can get one...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkey & Gay Dining Table & 6 chairs, berkey and gay furniture, brass medallion
berkey and gay furniture, brass medallion, upholstered chairs: Georgianne - If you can send me some photos of the set I will be happy to tell you what I can. Make sure you include a shot of the B&G emblem. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkley & Gay Table - Water Damage, wooden furniture, table water
wooden furniture, table water, water damage: Hi Sara Nice to hear from you. There are several ways to attempt this repair. Here is a link I want you to bookmark as is very helpful for us do it yourselfers. http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-remove-stains-and-discoloration-from-wooden-furniture.htm...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bird's eye maple drop front desk, cane bottom, mineral spirits
cane bottom, mineral spirits, varsol: Hi Kathee Nice to hear from you. What a great find. First get all the stuff that will come off with a brushing. Next get a can of mineral spirits (sold as varsol in Canada) and a box of fine steel wool. Use the steel wool as a scrubber dipped in the spirits....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bouncing Horse, mane and tail, plastic eyes
mane and tail, plastic eyes, plastic leather: I think I d put this in the category of being worth whatever someone is willing to pay. I say this because you mentioned it has plastic components and is attached by metal springs. Not something that would have wide appeal. I know this isn t of much...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Brandt 50th Anniversary Drop Leaf Mahogany table, charles stickley, brandt family
charles stickley, brandt family, leaf mahogany: Jeanette - The original name of the company was Stickley-Brandt. The Stickley was Charles Stickley, younger brother of Gustav, and the Brandt family were his in-laws. If you can send me some photos of the table and details of the break I will be happy...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bally 5 cent slot machine, sandstone mn, luck chad
sandstone mn, luck chad, ballpark figure: Jon, I collect pre 1940 slot machines. I m not an expert on the later slot machines. However, I ve seen many of them over the years. In my opinion most of the later slot machines are worth $200-500. The earlier mechanical slot machines are worth more...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bedroom set, american manufactured furniture, mahogany veneer
american manufactured furniture, mahogany veneer, north carolina furniture: Judy - Your set was made United Furniture Company of Lexington, NC. The other company in Nebraska was probably the retailer. The set was made in the late 1920s to mid 1930s. Similar furniture by United is shown in American Manufactured Furniture by Don Fredgant,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): berkey and gay bedroom dressers, bedroom dressers, top drawers
bedroom dressers, top drawers, gold jewels: Karen - Without being able to see the dressers I can t give you much information based on your description. When your camera is back in action I will be happy to help. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Make sure...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): berkey and gay nightstand, old furniture, metal stamp
old furniture, metal stamp, fred taylor: Mark - If you can send me some photos of the nightstand and the desk I will be happy to tell you what I can. Be sure to include a shot of the B&G emblem. It changed subtley over time and it can help date th piece. If you send a photo of the desk be sure to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cane Chairs, cane chairs, furniture auction
cane chairs, furniture auction, rear legs: Hi David, How lucky you are to have a complete set of six of these icecream chairs, still with their original manufacturer s label! Are these made with hole-to-hole traditional strand caning or are they pressed cane or machine cane with a groove around...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel animals, grandmother mary, carousel animal
grandmother mary, carousel animal, carousel animals: There is no best way to sell this collection, especially during these economically depressed times. Carousel figures are not nearly as popular to collectors as they used to be so it s really difficult to find buyers who are willing to pay a decent price....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chairs, wooden slats, fred taylor
wooden slats, fred taylor, jpg files: Scott - Murphy Chair Co was in business for many decades and made hundreds of thousands of chairs. If you can send me some photos of your particular chair I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cleaning old mahogany furniture, double bed frame, mahogany furniture
double bed frame, mahogany furniture, elbow grease: Hi again Jason Sorry I missed part of your question. If the damage is not too severe, get one of those wax filler sticks to fill the gouges. They are available at the hardware or places like the Depot. They come in many colors and look like crayons. Just...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Coca Cola Carousel Horse, carousel horses, carousel horse
carousel horses, carousel horse, coca cola: Price would depend upon what model you have. There were small Parker-style horses, Medium and Large Herschells and Parkers. The one that seems to command the highest retail is the Parker Flying Mane style. I ve seen that sell for $800-$900. Bruc...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Compton Pewter Charger and Basin, henry compton, antique metalware
henry compton, antique metalware, thomas townsend: - Only the photo of the bowl is showing. While I cannot see the detail of the marks, this looks to be an authentic bowl, and yes, made sometime between about 1820 and 1890, by one of: Townsend & Henry Compton Thomas & Townsend Compton Henry Compton...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Two carousel horses history, carousel horses, carousel art
carousel horses, carousel art, zubee: The horse that s pictured was produced by Fredrick Savage in England sometime between the 1890 s and 1910 s. There are many of these that still exist in collections and some even on carousels today. Average retail price in good condition is around $4,000.00...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cutler roll top desks, roll top desk, heather heather
roll top desk, heather heather, roll top desks: Heather - You probably will have to have a drawer made and anew lock installed. They are not difficult to make and almost any custom cabinet shpop can do it. If you can send me some photos of the desk I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton Money Weight Scale, computing scale, computing tabulating recording co
computing scale, computing tabulating recording co, scale co: Hi Stu, Moneyweight Scale Co. was founded in Chicago in 1899 as a marketing arm of the Computing Scale Co. of Dayton, OH. W. F. Stimpson of Detroit later formed a trust with the Computing Scale Co. This trust was called Computing Scale Co. of America which...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Detecto Baby Scale, cast iron construction, worth alot
cast iron construction, worth alot, baby scale: Hi JENN, Your number 330 Detecto baby scale was made by Jacobs Brothers Co. Inc. of Brooklyn, New York. It is described in their 1937 catalog as follows: The staunch cast-iron construction and practical design of number 330 make it a preferred model with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining Set, colonial revival period, dining room furniture
colonial revival period, dining room furniture, walnut veneer: Darlina - Cavalier Furniture Co was established around 1901 in Chattanooga, TN and was in business until 2001. The company was best known for its remarkable line of cedar chests but it did make other lines as well. Your dining set was made in the early...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Drum or round pedestal table, warsaw ky, pedestal table
warsaw ky, pedestal table, thomas sheraton: Shirley - I don t have any information on WF Mfg in Warsaw, KY. The table sounds like a Colonial Revival reproduction from the first half of the 20th century. The table is derived from two historic forms. One is the actual table designed after the form a military...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Fife Dining Set, duncan fife, business contractor
duncan fife, business contractor, furniture refinishing: Hi Lori Nice to hear from you. Getting someone to do this type of work well can be difficult. You will want someone in your area, so thats where you start. I am in Canada and we have what we call Yellow Pages in our phone book. These pages list every...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe sofa, duncan phyfe sofa, tapestry design
duncan phyfe sofa, tapestry design, screw driver: Hi Joan Nice to hear from you. If the fabric is original, the tacks should be too unless your Mom replaced them at some time although I cannot see a reason if the fabric is good. Most of these tacks I see are brass. I gather you will replace the tacks,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dye stain, mahogany veneer, veneer panels
mahogany veneer, veneer panels, furniture man: Hi again Bruce No need for a picture as Fred Taylor from our site has kindly offered the following. Eileen - The chest your reader is asking about is typical Depression era construction. The mahogany veneer on the drawer fronts is laid on five layer lumber...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dating scales, scale collectors, exact dates
scale collectors, exact dates, comcast: Hi Gary, There is no way that we know of to get exact dates by serial number. The closest we can come is to locate a given scale in a scale maker s catalog and in that manner learn an approximate date range when that model of scale was being offered for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dining room table and china hutch, bassett virginia, bassett furniture
bassett virginia, bassett furniture, hand crafted furniture: Hi Lee Ann Nice to hear from you. Here in Canada we have Bassett Furniture and its also in the USA. It is apparently the same company. I found this bit of history Bassett Furniture is a furniture manufacturer headquartered in Bassett, Virginia, USA....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): East Lake Walnut Bed, renaissance revival style, furniture style
renaissance revival style, furniture style, furniture maker: Terri - If the bed is Eastlake it was not made in the 1840-1860 period. Charles Locke Eastlake was an English designer who published his groundbreaking book Hints on Household Taste in 1867 in England and 1870 in the US. His name was not associated with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): THE EXACT WEIGHT SCALE COMPANY, wooden tube, exact weight
wooden tube, exact weight, patent number: Hi Becky, Patent number 2009363 for a Pocket Letter Scale was patented by William A. Scheurer of Columbus, Ohio on July 23, 1935, and assigned to The Exact Weight Scale Co. of Columbus. These scales were made of plastic in a variety of colors. Most of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fortune Teller, fortune teller, playing cards
fortune teller, playing cards, gypsy: Hi, The Munves Co. made a Grandmother in 1954. The problem is that most Fortune teller operators eventually used Mike munves cards in their machines, because no one else made them. So your machine could actually be from one of the many other companies that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5 cent horse race betting maching, killingworth ct, bubble gum
Collectibles-General (Antiques): 5 cent horse race betting maching, killingworth ct, bubble gum, good shape

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 50s Chicago Coin Shuffle Bowling Machine, bowling machines, chicago area
Collectibles-General (Antiques): 50s Chicago Coin Shuffle Bowling Machine, bowling machines, chicago area, email

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing tool, motor engineer, neat button
Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing tool, motor engineer, neat button, cutting blade

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing tool, hole cutter, button hole
Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique sewing tool, hole cutter, button hole, button holes

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel animals, lorance, memorys
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel animals, lorance, memorys, walts

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Coca Cola Carousel Horse, paint job, mane
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Coca Cola Carousel Horse, paint job, mane, coca cola

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Two carousel horses history
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Two carousel horses history

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Drum or round pedestal table, furniture co, carrollton ky
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Drum or round pedestal table, furniture co, carrollton ky, warsaw ky

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kerosine Lamp ID please
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kerosine Lamp ID please

Collectibles-General (Antiques): L.C. W. L Cron Furniture, piece of furniture, last move
Collectibles-General (Antiques): L.C. W. L Cron Furniture, piece of furniture, last move, exact copy

Collectibles-General (Antiques): leviton pull chain sockets, lamp repair, antique lamp
Collectibles-General (Antiques): leviton pull chain sockets, lamp repair, antique lamp

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing ,traveling kits, taking photos, casket
Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing ,traveling kits, taking photos, casket, necessaire

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tom's Toasted Peanut Machine, vending machines
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tom's Toasted Peanut Machine, vending machines

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Collectibles-General (Antiques): Globe Wernicke. Co 1914, globe wernicke, materail
globe wernicke, materail, online photo album: Debbie - Most furnture made before WWI by Globe-Wernicke of Cincinnati is certainly not burn pile materail. If you can send me some photos of the furniture I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gottlieb Pinball Machine #12669, gottlieb pinball machine, luck chad
gottlieb pinball machine, luck chad, price guide values: Bea, My price guide values the machine somewhere between $100-400 depending upon condition. Your machine would probably be in the lower end of the range since it needs repair. Thus, if restoration will cost more than a couple hundred it isn t worth it in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gumball machine, old glass, nvc
old glass, nvc, nickles: I m not able to identify you machine with a picture. However, based upon the style and description I would guess it is from the 1940 s and worth between $50-100. If you could send me a picture, I could give more specific information. Let me know if you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gumball machine, luck chad, glass globe
luck chad, glass globe, nvc: Cheryl, Yes, I received the picture and answered the question on the site. I copied and pastied my answer--so here it is again. Good Luck, Chad Your machine was manufactured by Carousel. They are newer machines that are still being made today....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hanson Scales and Sunbeam products, dd mm yy, shubuta mississippi
dd mm yy, shubuta mississippi, sunbeam products: Hi Danielle, We have a copy of a 1935 Hanson catalog that pictures both coin operated and free weight versions of their person scales. While it is not for sale we would be willing to sell you photocopies of the pages you want. We do not collect the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Henredon flip top game table, wallce, online photo album
wallce, online photo album, gaming table: Tony - The Mahogany Association ceased operation in 1969. The number on the MA sticker is the member number assigned to Henredon. Every member had a separate number. If you can send me some photos of the table I will be happy to tell you what I can. You can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): HOWE platform scale #7397, scale catalog, ebay
scale catalog, ebay, poises: Hi Sharon, Your scale was listed in the 1896 Howe Scale catalog as follows: Vermont Counter Scale. Finished in Vermillion and gold, highly ornamented. Nickel plated double beam and sliding poises. Beam marked on both sides. Capacity, 1 ounce to 200...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hitchcock dining room table, razor blade, dining room table
razor blade, dining room table, rotty: Hi George Nice to hear from you The only possible way that I know of to fix these holes is with one of those waxed filler sticks. They are purchased at most hardware or places like the Depot. They actually look like crayons. They come in may different...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): horsehead, wood hi, mirror glass
wood hi, mirror glass, great shape: Hi Donald Sounds like your missing the BONUS unit on top? Also you say that there is no BONUS or the left reel strip, right? Unfortunately this is not uncommon. As these Bonus machines broke down operators would just put in a regular Mills mechanism in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): IDENTIFYING BALLY SLOT MACHINE, paper sticker, intermediate size
paper sticker, intermediate size, spinning reels: Hi Mickey K, Interesting slot, and got to say, I haven t ran across one of these yet. Your machine is a Bally model number 1013, the -1 refers to the game type placed in this model and I assume that this is called: BONUS 7 , very cool! It was made in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Info on my lamp, horse drawn wagon, 1930s
horse drawn wagon, 1930s, grandmother: Hi, I wish I could but I don t know. Are there any markings under the base or on the shade? It is definitely from a famous maker of the era. I am not sure if it is a Tiffany, but it could be Miller, Handel, or others. It is probably very valuable, so keep...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): imperial furniture table, imperial furniture, reproduction hardware
imperial furniture, reproduction hardware, old furniture: Hi Annette Nice to hear from you. When an original handle or knob is removed from a piece of old furniture it leaves tell tale marks. This is especially so on a piece that has retained its original finish. The imprint of the old hardware will be visible....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kerosine Lamp ID please, thick glass, oil lamp
thick glass, oil lamp, mfg co: Hi, this oil lamp was probably produced in the 1930s and is quite common. I think I have the same one. As far as the Mfg. Co. there were many of those too. The burners on these lamps were for pretty much interchangeable. The value of this particular lamp is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): kimball piano, pierce piano atlas, fred taylor
pierce piano atlas, fred taylor, kimball: Paula - According to the Pierce Piano Atlas, your piano was made in 1905. Pianos from that period tend to have probelms in the sound board. Be sure to have a good piano techician check it out before having the piano tuned. Enjoy. Thanks for writing. Fred...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): L.C. W. L Cron Furniture, empire revival, revival movement
empire revival, revival movement, colonial revival: Ron - What an unusual set of furniture. The style is Empire Revival, a repeat of Late Classicism from the 1840s-1850s with the cyma curve and pillar and scroll design. This style was reborn and was called Colonial trying to tie it into the burgeoning Colonial...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Two Lamps from Paris, insurance value, early 1900s
insurance value, early 1900s, rousseau: I have seen similar. They are probably from the later 1800s or early 1900s. Look closely around them to see if you detect any maker s marks. I would think they were worth at least $500 for the pair, but could be worth much more depending upon the maker, and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Life Time Furniture Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company, mission style furniture, line characteristics
mission style furniture, line characteristics, chair company: Patrick - Lifetime was a trademark used by Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co for three lines of mostly Mission style furniture, the Cloister line introduced in 1911, Jacobean in 1913 and Puritan in 1917. Cloister was the purest Mission style with subsequent...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): London maker's mark Com??, antique metalware, prolific maker
antique metalware, prolific maker, pewter bowl: - Probably Compton of London, mid 19th Century. Prolific maker - their wares are very common. But there is a fake version of the mark known, so it might be 20th Century. I cannot give a certain without good photos of the marks and the object. Martin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Long time looking, general antiques, summit nj
general antiques, summit nj, friend of a friend: I have never seen an American lamp of that style. I have seen similar that were European, specifically Italian. However French or Belgian is also a possibility. I wouldn t sell it until you know its potential value. I would say at auction at least $300, but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): leviton pull chain sockets, wall sconce, antique lamp
wall sconce, antique lamp, supply catalog: Hi, I looked in my B&B lamp supply catalog and they do not carry it. You can search the Web for antique lamp parts companies or maybe contact Leviton. I ve only ran across those type of sockets a couple of times in the 20 years I ve repaired lamps. Thank...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): lollipop coin scale parts, coin scales, berning
coin scales, berning, comcast: Hi Steve, I have a couple of sources for you, try Bill and Jan, they have been in the business forever and are real nice people. The first link Pennyscale , I know nothing about them. http://www.pennyscale.com/ Bill & Jan Berning 135 W. Main St....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): looking to sell, e mail
e mail: Hey Greg, you have a very nice piece. Could you give me a call at 630-408-8808. I would be interested in purchasing the machine and will discuss on the phone........ thank you Bob 630-408-8808 e-mail direct @ n2coinop@aol.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills/Jennings GOLF VENDING MACHINES, vending machine, vending machines
vending machine, vending machines, lots of money: There is one for sale (at auction) in Vegas next week (March 8th, 2008). Go to http://www.coinopcollectorforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=741 for more information. The auction s web site is www.vcaauction.com Plan on spending lots of money if you want it,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Model 1886 38-56 WCF, pistol grip, serial number
pistol grip, serial number, possession: If the number is under 120,000, and it has case hardened hardware, or if it is blue but with a pistol grip or fancy wood, it could be a factory special order. Lacking those features, and without a factory letter to prove it, I would say the barrel was shortened...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Murphy chair, vanity stool, little chair
vanity stool, little chair, chair company: Connie - There was no photo with your original inquiry. If you can send me some photos of the chair 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...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mills castle front slot machine, award plaque, castle front
award plaque, castle front, road houses: Hi Gary, Castle front or also know as the Blue Front, made between 1937 and 1942. The serial number checks out in my information 455168 as a good serial number for this period Blue Front. Also called the Mills Mystery front. Oblong award card?? is the casting...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mills novelty, pin ball game, mills novelty company
pin ball game, mills novelty company, paint mills: Hi Bob, can you give me the name of this game? Rodger Sorry Bob, but you are not providing me with enough information to even guess. I need the name of the game at least, I understand that it is made by Mills and painted black and made out of wood, but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): miniature sewing kits, thimble collectors international, tci web
thimble collectors international, tci web, sewing collectibles: Hello Amanda. There are a number of books out on the subject of sewing collectibles and an organization called Thimble Collectors International (TCI) that may interest you. Although TCI s name emphasizes thimbles, they cover the scope of any and all sewing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): model 44 Vendo Coke machine, vendo coke machine, suger shack
vendo coke machine, suger shack, ebay: WOW Jennie, What a trip you sent me on! I am back now, and after all the emails I sent and received, I got just one, but the one you need. I sent out your Key code and your information for the key, and BINGO, here it is, just as I received it: (Yes! Jack...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak double pedestle 5' roll-top desk, roll top desk, globe wernicke
roll top desk, globe wernicke, online photo album: Ross - Globe-Wernicke made roll top desks for many years early in the 20th century so the age will depend on the model and the arrangment of drawers, etc. The value will depend a great deal on condition and whether it is an S roll or a C roll. Normally...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak Mission Style Rocker, old furniture, oak rocker
old furniture, oak rocker, mission style: Hi Agnes Nice to hear from you. I have seen a lot of old furniture painted. This chair could be painted, but if I may suggest an alternative first would you try it? Agnes never in my life have I seen a piece of old furniture (especially a mission style...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Slot Machine, e mail address, stateline nv
e mail address, stateline nv, sierra hotel: Hello, you have a very nice slot machine. Please send some additional pictures to my e-mail address and I will give you a better value of the machine. I would basically need to see if it is complete and the condition. Please send pictures to: n2coinop@aol.com....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ornate table, ornate legs, style elements
ornate legs, style elements, leg style: Becky - That table is an odd little critter. It appears to be a cobble of three different pieces, the top from an end table, the tripod stretcher base from a demi lune console table turned backward and two ornate legs from who knows where. Other than the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter Tankard, antique metalware, weights measures
antique metalware, weights measures, cumberland county: - Chris - here s the answer again, sent through AllExperts so you can give feedback: The maker s marks are those of Abel Grove II of Birmingham. The 1825 mark was used by him on pieces made to conform to the then new Imperial standard, which was promulgated...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter tea set, antique metalware, britannia metal
antique metalware, britannia metal, corner squares: - Well done in making an effort to research your teaset, but a misreading of the marks has led you astray. The mark reads EPBM, for electroplated Britannia metal, a cheap silver substitute of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. BM is a pewter alloy...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter teapot, antique metalware, britannia metal
antique metalware, britannia metal, pewter alloy: - You have not repeated the details as given before (the maker s name is not given in full here, and it matters to the dating), however, I recall it was & Sons . Teapot dates from sometime between 1881-1927, probably earlier rather than later in that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter touchmarks on a flask, english pewter company, 20th century marks
english pewter company, 20th century marks, antique metalware: - The marks are maker s marks - there are several firms in Sheffield making this type of object and using English Pewter and Sheffield England. Your flask was made within the last 50 years or so, and is probably still in production. Late 20th century marks...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Porcelain 5 Arm Chandelier, arm chandelier, ebay
arm chandelier, ebay, thanks in advance: Hi, I was going to tell you that it does look like a Capodimonte. Can you tell if the wiring is American or European? If not broken, I would estimate its value at $350 to $450. If it is older and larger that it appears in the pic, I would say $650 to $850...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Preparing to find someone to do restoration, new neighbours, customer referrals
new neighbours, customer referrals, restorers: Hi Kelly Nice to hear from you. I got your question last night Kelly and had started to answer when the power went out. First off these things need fixing. Especially the screws holding the front on. Less is always best with antiques, but some things are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter plate, antique metalware, wavy edges
antique metalware, wavy edges, low countries: - Your plate is probably Low Countries, and could be anywhere from late 18th Century to the 1950s - the mark of a crowned rose was used by tens of pewterers for all of that period. Plates with only this mark, and with wavy-edges, are usually 20th Century...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter spoons, antique metalware, ships wheel
antique metalware, ships wheel, fork and spoon: - From your description, these are probably Dutch or Low Countries spoon marks, and the form you describe (like a lollipop?) is typical of Dutch spoons. Without sight of the spoons and the marks it is almost impossible to suggest a date - the same basic...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter vessel - with lid, antique metalware, august weygang
antique metalware, august weygang, prolific maker: - These are flagons, not tankards. They are of the style of some German flagons of the 18th Century. The mark is for Nurnberg (Nuremberg). Probzinn is a common German mark referring to pewter (zinn = tin, the principal component of pewter). However,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pin cushion, pin cushions, pin cushion
pin cushions, pin cushion, 1940s: Hi Jacqui. Items marked Japan could be from the late 1940s to the present. Without other markings, it s impossible to pin point the date any better. Without actually seeing the item, I can only give you a range of value, as the actual value will depend...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pinball, carnival balls, decent value
carnival balls, decent value, pinballs: Hi, Bally was making so much money building slot machines that between 1948 and 1964(when they got back into regular pinball production) made 3 pinballs-Carnival, Balls a poppins and Circus. Balls a popping has a decent value, going for over $1000. The other...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Question, luciano, comcast
luciano, comcast, e mail: Hi Luciano, It is impossible from your description for us to determine what type of scale you have. If you can, please send us a photo by e-mail at www.i-weigh-u@Comcast.net so that we can give you a value and more information on your scale. Thanks,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Red Oak Dresser, wood bleach, dark stains
wood bleach, dark stains, protective gloves: Hi Jo-Anne Nice to hear from you. First off, I would deal with the stains on the top. They should be removed. You say they are blendable with the natural wood and I don t quite understand what you mean. However I would try wood bleach to remove them....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinishing Lane Chest, paint and varnish remover, old rags
paint and varnish remover, old rags, stripping furniture: Hi Bob Nice to hear from you These old chests are lovely when refinished and it sounds like this one is ready LOL. Here are my instructions INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRIPPING FURNITURE The first thing you must do is assemble the material to do the job. The...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Repairing veneer door, latex paint, paint splatters
latex paint, paint splatters, mineral spirits: Hi Again Laure Yes I remember you and am glad I was able to help before. I cannot think of any way to fix this damage but perhaps it can be covered. Have you ever seen kick plates on doors? These kick plates are usually about 8 inches high and the width...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Restoring antique lamps, antique lamp restoration, metal lamps
antique lamp restoration, metal lamps, gold rub: I don t know of any books on the subject. I use Treasure Gold rub-on to touch up old metal lamps. It is a wax based gold paint that you rub on with your finger. I normal spray clear gloss or semi-gloss over that to seal it good. Spraying clearcoat also gets...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rowe AMI Diplomat Jukebox, seeburg jukeboxes, rowe ami
seeburg jukeboxes, rowe ami, diplomat: Hi Valerie, Unfortunately, as far as the collector market goes, your jukebox has very little value. Jukeboxes made after 1962 don t have a lot of chrome on them and most collectors want the older nostalgic look. Some Seeburg jukeboxes from the 1980 s have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rowe AMI Diplomat Jukebox, rowe ami, wholesale price
rowe ami, wholesale price, grade 3: Hi Valerie, Well we have quite a spread on value of your 1965 Rowe/Ami Jan Diplomat. It a 200 selection, 45 RPM juke, and they made 6,226 units, which you have one of those. Value Refurbished is grade 2 and is $1,800.00 Retail. Then there is grade 3, As is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): re: Hanson Scale, hanson brothers, rough shape
hanson brothers, rough shape, great shape: Hi Sue, Unfortunately, we are not familiar with the Blue Bird model Hanson scale and it is not listed in a any of our Hanson Scale catalogs. If you send us a picture at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we will be able to help you. Thanks, Weigh Daily!!! Bill...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rembrandt lamp, quality mfg, metal lamp
quality mfg, metal lamp, rembrandts: Your lamp is from the 1920s or 30s. Rembrandt was a quality mfg of lamps. The value of your lamp in working condition to a Rembrandt collector would be around $100. Some Rembrandts appraise and sell for way more than that, but they are much fancier. This one...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): replace slats on roll top desk, roll top desk, fabric store
roll top desk, fabric store, slats: Hi Shirley Nice to hear from you. I have never known these slats to be available for sale, but they are easily duplicated. Any wood shop will make them for you. Just take one for a pattern. The canvas may be available here, so take a look. http://www.vandykes.com/...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Seeburg Jukebox, restoration books, mech
restoration books, mech, reference books: Hi Jay, There could be several things wrong with it, maybe the first thing to do would to have it serviced, contacts and cleaning. There is a site, go to http://www.2nd-sight.com/alwaysjukin/default.htm click on: Seeburg Restoration Books and Videos...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing needles, boye needles, sewing needles
boye needles, sewing needles, cylindrical shape: Hello Karen. Boye is a needle maker who offered many different types of needle cases. If you cannot send a digital picture, dimensions and description of the shape would help....is it a cylindrical shape with a pull off cap or is it barrel shaped, etc. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sideboard value, wood products co, approximate value
wood products co, approximate value, fred taylor: Bruce - I do not have a catalog from Carolina Wood Products so I will need to see some photos of the sideboard along with a description of exactly what needs some refinishing. If you can send me some photos of the sideboard I will be happy to tell you what...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Statesville Line table chairs and sideboard, dining room set, good furniture
dining room set, good furniture, dining room table: Susan - Statesville Furniture Co was a second tier manufacturer. In 1929 their complete dining set of table, leaves, buffet, server, china and side and arm chairs started at only $170. While the set may have been inexpensively made, a good furniture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sanding and finish, varnish removers, old rags
varnish removers, old rags, tooth brushes: Hi Dean in the UK I am across the water in Canada. Nice to hear from you. This wardrobe does look in a sorry state, but it sure has possibilities. I ll have to take your word for it that its oak as its difficult to see in the picture. It also looks as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing ,traveling kits, twcny rr, ivory pieces
twcny rr, ivory pieces, antiques dealer: Hello Mary. Palais Royal (Royal Palace, Paris France) is a place as well as a term used to describe the unique style of mother of pearl sewing items. They are quite desirable especially if they have the little enamel pansy on them. It sounds like your piece...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): slot machine, first numbers, game package
first numbers, game package, intermediate size: Hi Bruce, With just numbers to go by it s a little tough, but It s a model 804, which is an early electro/mechanical Bally slot. The 804 is a intermediate size machine made in 1966. It could be called Big Apple or maybe Money Back . This model falls...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sterling cupid thimble, pin holes, rim design
pin holes, rim design, necessary thanks: Hi Patricia. Your thimble was made by Goldsmith, Stern Company. The mark you describe was used by the company from 1913 to 1933. From your description, I am guessing your thimble has the cupid with banner pattern on the band. It would be raised. There...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): stimpson candy fan scaleI'm, goverment auction, snail mail
goverment auction, snail mail, computing scale: Hi Pete, You didn t mention what company made your scale; so we re giving you what we believe to be the correct information. Patent number 939875 was issued to Walter F. Stimpson of Detroit, Michigan on November 9, 1909. The patent was for an offset...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thimble, gold thimble, antiques dealer
gold thimble, antiques dealer, ebay: Hi Sally. Since you have internet access, you can research the thimble by finding similiar ones, there are a number of books on thimbles with price guides, there are web sites of thimble clubs and collectors and you could probably find a professional appraiser...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thimble mark, general antiques, pin holes
general antiques, pin holes, silver marks: In my opinion it would be very hard to pinpoint a date as the pattern could have been made over many years. If there was a patent date to go by, that would help. The only other thought would be to go to the Simons web site to see if there are any dated catalogs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thomasville Chair Company Bedroom Set, full size bed frame, headboard and footboard
full size bed frame, headboard and footboard, great grandmother: Hi Jessica Nice to hear from you As long as anything you do to this furniture can be undone in the future, I see no reason why you can t proceed. Personally I cring at painting old furniture, and I would try my best to fix the tops that are damaged before...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Scale -- calibration, serial number plate, metal washers
serial number plate, metal washers, scale calibration: Hi Nathan, If the weight strap is not the correct size and thickness the scale will never work properly. While we do not know the variables of individual Toledo scales, we are relatively sure that there are still companies that repair such scales. You should...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Tom's Toasted Peanut Machine, vending machine, e bay
vending machine, e bay, 50s: Looks to be in real nice condition. I can t really give you a solid value for it but would suggest you keep your eyes on e-bay as they come up from time to time. My guess is $500 to $750, but that is just a guess. Marc www.thecoinopcollector.com ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Townsend and compton pewter, antique metalware, pewter plate
antique metalware, pewter plate, compton: - It is certainly an authentic plate by T&C. Judging from the photo, it appears to be on the small side, which is consistent with the plates exported by T&C to the USA in vast quantities around 1800. Plates like this are very common in North America. The...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toy Vulcan Sewing Machine, cast aluminum chassis, e mail address
cast aluminum chassis, e mail address, ebay id: Hello Debbie, Thanks for your query. Firstly, you can find me on eBay. eBay ID is... serengeti2 I sell needlework tools, thimbles and related reference books. I do have one toy machine in stock but will need to look for it to give you more details. Can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): TRADE SLOT, time kurt, draw poker
time kurt, draw poker, grandmothers: Kurt, Your machine is from the middle 1930 s. Its value will be determined by condition, if it has beem repainted or restored which will lower value, if it has all parts and is working. I would be interested in buying the machine if you want to sell...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): tom's toasted peanut vending machine, ok shape, lumber yard
ok shape, lumber yard, vending machine: Catherine Looks to be in real nice condition. I am sure a locksmith can open it easily and then either re-key it or put a new lock on it. I can t really give you a solid value for it but would suggest you keep your eyes on e-bay as they come up from time...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): trade stimulator, coin mech, award cards
coin mech, award cards, trade stimulator: Hi Jules, Hay, you just hit the Jackpot! There is one guy that does this, he has reel strips, award cards, parts, back doors, all for these type of trade stimulator s. His name is Bill Wheaten. He even has a catalog of parts and reel strips! If you will email...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of Stein and Goldstein horse, zubee, art today
zubee, art today, s market: Well, there really isn t any good news when it comes to the value of carousel art today. The market has been soft for quite a few years and it s not getting any better. I d say that today, you would be lucky to find someone to pay $8,000.00 for this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Victorian Wicker Pram, antique wicker furniture, wicker pram
antique wicker furniture, wicker pram, victorian wicker: Hello Tina, Yes I do believe there s a market for this Victorian perambulator, specifically with original finish wicker collectors. There are the purists that will only collect wicker pieces with the original finish from the factory and not painted somewhere...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage hula lamp - levington?, rehoboth beach delaware, hula lamps
rehoboth beach delaware, hula lamps, hula lamp: Hi, is there a mark beneath the base? The lamp is definitely from the late 40s or early 50s. It looks like the original shade. I would think by the style, that it was made in Japan and perhaps an Occupied Japan piece. I have never seen this particular lamp....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): W.W. Kimball Upright Piano, kimball upright piano, pierce piano atlas
kimball upright piano, pierce piano atlas, family piano: Anthony - According to the Pierce Piano Atlas your Kimball was made in 1894. The value depends on the condition of the soundboard, the strings, the keys and the action as much as the exterior and each piano is different. You would need to have the piano surveyed...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wicker/Cane Black Chair, cathryn peters, angora mn
cathryn peters, angora mn, natural rush: Hi Brenda, What a lovely RUSH seated chair you have there, and the shape is very interesting, I can certainly see why you bought it. The seat looks to be made of either bulrush or perhaps natural cattail leaf rush and is not called caned or cane...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wicker Suitcase, wicker furniture, left hand corner
wicker furniture, left hand corner, cabinet cards: Hi Linda, I m glad you are enjoying the site and finding my information on wicker furniture helpful. How lucky you are to have this family heirloom suitcase and to have all the photos! Could you post a picture or two here? Are these photos cabinet cards...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wurlitzer juke box, serial number tag, juke box
serial number tag, juke box, diamond plate: Hi Dan, It will be touch and go with what information I might have on this, being it most likely is a German model, but I would need to see a photo to see what I might have on it. Can you find a model number on it? should be on the serial number tag or...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wooden horses, wooden horses, carousel art
wooden horses, carousel art, zubee: both of these horses are cheap knock-offs made by machine in the Philippines. These have been mass produced and imported since the late 1970 s. They have no value to a carousel art collector. As a decorative piece they d probably command up to $100.00...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 14k gold thimble, gold thimble, shield shape
gold thimble, shield shape, trefoil: Hello Barbara. You have a thimble made by Simons Bros. Co. of Philadelphia, PA - one of the few thimble makers still in business today. Their mark, inside the top of the thimble, is an Old English Style S in a shield shape. They do have a web site, so you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1836 Brass Scale, brass scale, scale brass
brass scale, scale brass, hanging scale: Hi Amanda, If you can send a photo of the scale to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we will be able to better assist you. Without a photo we really cannot say what type of scale you have or what it might be worth. Thanks. Weigh Daily!!! Bill and Ja...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1947 Ohaus harvard trip scale, chemistry lab experiments, harvard trip
chemistry lab experiments, harvard trip, harvard university: Hi Kerri, Harvard trip balances were originally designed for Harvard University to use in physics and chemistry lab experiments. They are usually fitted with two porcelain plates and a brass beam. more history of the 0haus scale Company may be found at:http://www.ohaus.com/about/history.asp...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 4 chairs, colonial styles, paper tag
colonial styles, paper tag, fred taylor: Jean - The chairs are from the 1950s and appear to be made of maple. There was a revival of sorts of Colonial styles and country looks in the 1950s and these appear to be part of that movement. Properly repaired they should be nice and sturdy even though...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 4 sets of antique scales, antique scales, weight scales
antique scales, weight scales, computing scale: Hi Roger, The Smith Scale Co., manufacturer of the Exact Weight Scales, was organized in 1916, for the purpose of making scales under the patents of Walter Standish Smith. Smith later changed its name to Exact Weight Scale Co., was in Columbus, OH and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): AMI jukebox, poor shape, ballpark figure
poor shape, ballpark figure, audio frequency: Hi Again Donna, I received your photo s A-OK and I thank you. You have a really neat old jukebox, and I like it, it s Cool. It s an ANI Model B made in 1948-49 and should hold 20 records or 40 selections, 78 rpm, and they made over 7,675 of these units,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Blue Velvet Chair, velvet chair, cambric
velvet chair, cambric, club chair: Lindan - The chair is a 1950s era club chair made of maple. It is highly unlikely that the stuffing is horsehair from that period. That went out in the 1930s. The upholstery with the faint stripe effect is called stria velvet. Stria velvet was most popular...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chair Identification, charles and ray eames, art deco
charles and ray eames, art deco, antique chair: Eric - The closest thing I have found was from the late 1940s. It was called the LCW chair (Lounge Chair Wood) designed by Charles and Ray Eames and built by Herman Miller out of molded plywood. It was made from 1946 to 1957. It was reissued by Herman Miller...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dayton Scale, patent drawings, dayton scale
patent drawings, dayton scale, patent numbers: Hi Keith, The number on the window bezel may be a design number or a serial number of the scale. The patent dates refer to the following patents: September 3, 1895. Patent number 545616. reissue April 28, 1896 Patent number re11536 January 11, 1898...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Hutch by BF Huntley Furniture, american manufactured furniture, revival furniture
american manufactured furniture, revival furniture, schiffer publishing: HARLI - B. F. Huntley was located in Winston-Salem, NC. I am curious about the 1929 date. The trademark used by B. F. Huntley in 1929 interestingly enough did not say Huntley Furniture. It said Huntley - Quality - Standard. The book American Manufactured...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique loveseat and office chair, sears catalog, quarter sawn white oak
sears catalog, quarter sawn white oak, depression glass: Chris - The loveseat was part of a three, four or five piece parlor set from around the turn of the century. The 1902 Sears catalog has a set with a loveseat very similar to yours. It is made of birch and has a mahogany finish. It is factory made and without...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique crane machines, 50th wedding anniversary, crane machines
50th wedding anniversary, crane machines, exhibit supply: Hello, yes the diggers are available. They are normally between $2000 and $3000 depending on the condition. Typical makers of them are Buckely, Exhibit Supply, and Mills (all MFGs from the 30s). I do have 4 of them. If you would like to see pictures, please...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique peanut machine, gum machines, northwestern company
gum machines, northwestern company, ball park: Jennifer The Northwestern Company from Morris Il, made many different models of nut and gum machines. I need more information and then I am sure I will be able to identify your machine and give you a ball park value. Can you send me either more detail...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rocking chair pin cushion, antique rocking chair, sewing box
antique rocking chair, sewing box, antique sewing: Hello Kristin. The ceramic rocking chair is a contemporary piece more so than an antique (100 years or older). They were mass produced, often with tourist destinations imprinted on them. Your piece is probably from the 60s. It is hard to determine a value...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique tables, antique tables, fred taylor
antique tables, fred taylor, jpg files: Jennifer - If you can send me some 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 online photo...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): BAWO AND DOTTER CHINA BWD23, william guerin, trinket boxes
william guerin, trinket boxes, limoges boxes: Hello and thank you for your question. From Limoges.com Bawo & Dotter was established in New York City in the 1860s to import porcelain, especially from Limoges, into the USA. In the early 1870s they established The Elite Works in Limoges to decorate...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Baseball machine, fortune teller machine, pa gameroom warehouse
fortune teller machine, pa gameroom warehouse, pinball show: Matt Start watching e-bay and check dealers like the Pa Gameroom Warehouse http://www.gameroomwarehouse.com/rooms.html There are also shows like the Whiterose pinball show in York Pa http://www.gameroomwarehouse.com/rooms.html and the Chicago...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Becker. Griffin & Sons, j george, proprietors
j george, proprietors, griffin: Hi Meirion, Both of these companies had extensive line of scales. If you can send a picture, in JPEG format preferably, to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we will do our best to identify them and give you a value. Thanks, Weigh Daily!!! Bill and Ja...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Boom Town Pinball Machine, billiard balls, pool billiard
billiard balls, pool billiard, pinball machine: Hi Bob, The game Boomtown was made in 1941 by Success Mfg. They were not a large company and didn t last very long. The game has no flippers, as they weren t invented yet, so this limits the value significantly. In nice shape it would only be worth $200-300....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): baby carriages, leominster mass, antique wicker
leominster mass, antique wicker, baby carriages: Thanks for your question. The F.A. Whitney Carriage Co was started in Leominster,Mass in 1858.If you know the model number or could send a photo, I have some catalog information that I could forward to you. Have you have tried using the vacuum while...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): betsey ross machine, betsey ross, irene
betsey ross, irene, cindy: Hello Cindy, Where did you send the copy of the machine and information to? I only have this message- see above. I do have instructions on how to operate this machine and can add them to an attachment for you. I am not sure what you need to know about...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): brass scale (iron frame, hardwood base), brass screws, brass scale
brass screws, brass scale, hardwood base: Hi Bea, First, we would like to compliment you on your description of the mechanics and the workings of this scale. We edit the magazine for the International Society of Antique Collectors. This is the type of description we usually get from one of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): butcher's scale, belvidere illinois, mid 1940s
belvidere illinois, mid 1940s, patent number: Hi Diane, Sanitary Scale Company began business in the early 1920s in Chicago, Illinois. Sometimes in the mid-1940s the company moved to Belvidere Illinois, a small town about 60 miles North west of Chicago. Patent number 2476046 was issued to Edward...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cambridge table with Walter Wabash slides, cambridge furniture co, drop leaf table
cambridge furniture co, drop leaf table, information cambridge: Douw - Cambridge Furniture Co was located in Cambridge, MD. Your table was made in the 1950s and is called a butterfly extension table because of the shape of the swing outleaf supports. I have a very similar table in my breakfast nook. That style table...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Care of an antique wicker rocker, antique wicker furniture, chair caning
antique wicker furniture, chair caning, how to care for wicker: Susan, it seems there was some miscommunication between us, because I responded to your question and was waiting for you to answer some of my questions so I could give you an educated answer on what to do to stop the drying out of your wicker, I was not too...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Carousel reproduction, zubee, beauty shop
zubee, beauty shop, mane: I don t think you got the correct information on this horse. This is a machine carving done in Asia and could have been made as early as yesterday. These are still being imported to this country. Worth less than $100.00. Bruce Zubee Carousls.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cast Menagerie Figures, drive in movie theater, wooden horses
drive in movie theater, wooden horses, brass poles: I would guess that the menagerie figures are made from Fiberglass. They would be hollow castings but they would still be fairly heavy. If you want to sell them, we offer a free service on the carousels.com website called the Carousel Tag Sale . Learn...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chicken Machine, vending machines, vending machine
vending machines, vending machine, ebay: Hi Matt, Well vending machines are not my strong area, I know the machine you have, I have seen it before. As for value, I don t know, I don t follow vending machines a great deal and yours is not listed in any of the vending collectible books or value...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): CLEANING OLD DINING ROOM SET, dining room set, mineral spirits
dining room set, mineral spirits, varsol: Hi Carol Nice to hear from you. I am very familiar with this type of dirt on furniture..especially chairs. So get a small can of mineral spirits (sold as varsol in Canada). And a box of superfine steel wool. Work outdoors if possible as the spirits smell....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Coin Operated Antique Scales, antique scales, jenny jackson
antique scales, jenny jackson, dial face: Hi Jenny, We currently have a Peerless Aristocrat Jr. for sale and we will soon have a blue Peerless Aristocrat for sale. We are located in the Chicago area and you can see these types of scales on our website at www.PennyScale.com on page 2. Hope...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Crocker Chair information, revival movement, mid 1920s
revival movement, mid 1920s, colonial revival: Susan - I am quite sure your chair pre-dates the 1924-1925 collection by some few years. By the mid 1920s most American furniture makers had moved past Arts & Crafts and GOlden Oak and were into the Colonial Revival movement. Your chair is part of the Golden...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse, metal horses, inch hole
metal horses, inch hole, little bit: This could be a carousel horse or it could have been taken off one of the coin op horse rides that you find outside stores. As for where you can find photos of metal horses...I really don t know. Usually the metal horses are molded from wood ones so they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cast aluminum carousel horse, mary brennan, laundry mat
mary brennan, laundry mat, cast aluminum: These horses were (and still are) made at a foundry in Mexico. There was no standard color scheme. As a matter of fact, many, if not all were sold in the bare metal or in primer. Paint it whatever colors you like. Bruce Zubee Carousels.com ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): coke machine, coke machine, decals
coke machine, decals, good luck: Hi Randy, The best place I ve found for decals is: http://thesodajerkworks.com/ CocaCola can be very restrictive on what they allow to be reproduced, and also, many machines just aren t collectible enough for there to be demand for those decals. Sometimes...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): the computing scale co, computing scale, scale co
computing scale, scale co, style number: Hi Cathy, While we can t seem to locate a patent for a style number 144 or any scale, dated June 24, 1918, we do know that 144 is generally a horizontal barrel top computing scale. Value of this type scale is dependent on condition and amount of ornamentation...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): computing scale company scale, computing scales, cylinder shape
computing scales, cylinder shape, computing scale: Hi Kasi, The Computing Scale Company made many different models of computing scales. From your description it sounds as if you have a barrel top computing scale. Barrel top computing scales were manufactured with both vertical and horizontal barrels. The...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dating a Simons thimble, pattern style, thimble
pattern style, thimble, approximate age: Hello Greg. I m afraid I m not going to be able to pin down a date for you, since many thimble patterns have been made over a span of many years. Although the thimble in your picture looks very similar to ones made by Simons in the early 1900s, your thimble...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton Scale, dayton scale, computing scale
dayton scale, computing scale, hi tim: Hi Tim, Dayton was a very large scale Company and made many different computing scale models. We are not familiar with the Dayton models by number. We can give you a value or price range if you send us a picture or if you tell us what type of Dayton scale...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Detecto Lette Junior Baby Scale, wicker basket, baby scale
wicker basket, baby scale, kgms: Hi Nancy, Your number 230 Detecto baby scale was made by Jacobs Brothers Co. Inc. of Brooklyn, New York. It is described in their 1937 catalog as follows: Sturdily constructed of cast iron throughout, number 230 is standard equipment in many leading hospitals....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining Room Chairs, personal property appraiser, dining room chairs
personal property appraiser, dining room chairs, west palm beach: Don - At first glance those look like American Federal chairs from the early 1800s but on closer inspection they look more like English Regency chairs , 1805-1820. In either case they certainly would not sell for $16,000 for a set of six. Good old chairs do...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Double slide scale, patent information, patent number
patent information, patent number, double slide: Hi Jerry, We have very little information on the Smith Scale Company in our files. We can learn from patent information that Walter Standish Smith founded the company somewhere in the early 1900s. Patent number 992919 was issued to Smith on May 23, 1911...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe Chairs, minwax products, tung oil
minwax products, tung oil, duncan phyfe: Hi Ron Nice to hear from you. Yes I have a suggestion. Get this product. http://www.constantines.com/browseproducts/Behlen-Jet-Spray-Lacquers.HTML As you will see it comes in many shades so you can match your furniture. I too work mostly with Minwax...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): detecto #4 cast iron balance, iron scales, balance system
iron scales, balance system, accurate assessment: Hi Jay, Detecto manufactured many different cast iron scales. . It is impossible for us to know all the models of all the scale makers. Please send a picture of your scale to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can give you an accurate assessment of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): detecto scales, detecto scales, oklahoma agriculture
detecto scales, oklahoma agriculture, detecto scale: Hi Shelly, Many Detecto Scale models were called Detecto Gram. Without a photo or specific information as to the style of your scale we are unable to determine which scale it is that you have. If you send a picture to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Edison Furniture, day beds, foam cushion
day beds, foam cushion, furniture company: Hi Billy Nice to hear from you You are correct that this crib would not pass todays standards. And in fact here in Canada, we are not allowed to sell these old cribs at all. You are also correct (in a way) that the only value could be as a collectable....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): EMAUX OMBRANTS PORTRAIT TILE DAVID LLYOD GEORGE, david llyod george, david lloyd george
david llyod george, david lloyd george, prime minister of uk: Emaux Ombrants is a process by which enamels are applied to tiles in a way that gives this depth of field to ceramic portraits. George Cartlidge - Trained at Hanley School of Art (1878) and taught art before working for Sherwin & Cotton (1882-1900) and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Exact Weight Scale Co. Columbus. OH, weight scales, measurement scale
weight scales, measurement scale, exact weight: Hi Dan, The Smith Scale Co., manufacturer of the Exact Weight Scales, was organized in 1916, for the purpose of making scales under the patents of Walter Standish Smith. Smith later changed its name to Exact Weight Scale Co., was in Columbus, OH and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks & Co. Postal Coin Scale, hi mary, ebay
hi mary, ebay, fairbanks: Hi Mary, These scales, while quite rare, sometimes turn up on eBay. At the moment we don t know of anyone who is interested in selling one. We also don t know if any of them on the market currently. Sorry we can t be of more help. Weigh Daily!!! ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fairbanks Scale, amateur photographer, hi chris
amateur photographer, hi chris, forum thanks: Hi Chris, Most collectors are not that interested in something so large for their collections. You might be able to sell the post the beams and the board with the Fairbanks name on it to a collector, but chances of selling the platform and levers underneath...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Baseball machine, baseball machines
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Baseball machine, baseball machines

Collectibles-General (Antiques): baby carriages, carriage wheels, central pennsylvania
Collectibles-General (Antiques): baby carriages, carriage wheels, central pennsylvania, baby carriage

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse, valcory, yahoo
Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse, valcory, yahoo

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Exact Weight Scale Co. Columbus. OH, mississauga ontario canada, mechanical scales
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Exact Weight Scale Co. Columbus. OH, mississauga ontario canada, mechanical scales, cast aluminum

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Guess Your Weight Scale, weight scale
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Guess Your Weight Scale, weight scale

Collectibles-General (Antiques): New London Pistol Co., guns, weren
Collectibles-General (Antiques): New London Pistol Co., guns, weren

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Original Boone Trail Collection, heavy pine, quality construction
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Original Boone Trail Collection, heavy pine, quality construction, love seat

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Primitive Wooden Egg--Darner??, nest egg, hens
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Primitive Wooden Egg--Darner??, nest egg, hens

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale dated 1912
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale dated 1912

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Spiesz furniture, sunroom, hanover
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Spiesz furniture, sunroom, hanover, furniture

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scale, computing scale, mint condition
Collectibles-General (Antiques): scale, computing scale, mint condition, detroit michigan

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Mies Cantilever Armchair, philadelphia museum of art, cane chairs
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Mies Cantilever Armchair, philadelphia museum of art, cane chairs, museum of modern art

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Weiman Leather Top Table???, weiman furniture, marble tops
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Weiman Leather Top Table???, weiman furniture, marble tops, furniture company

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wooden Horse Tricycle, tricycles
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wooden Horse Tricycle, tricycles

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wooden minerva statue, wooden woman, richard hunter
Collectibles-General (Antiques): wooden minerva statue, wooden woman, richard hunter, figurehead

Collectibles-General (Antiques): fairbank platform scale, fairbanks scale, coffee grinder
fairbanks scale, coffee grinder, platform scale: Hi Paul, Some of the older Fairbanks scale catalogs do have parts listed. If you can send us photos of your scale to I-weigh-U@comcast.net we may be able to help you with what you need to look for or what parts are missing. Thanks. Weigh Daily!!!...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gaskell & Chambers Pewter Tankard, google search, antique metalware
google search, antique metalware, google: - G&C had an outlet in London, from where this piece was supplied, apparently wholesale. It appears to have been retailed through Liberty s, as Tudric was their tradename for pewter. Most pewter sold by Liberty under the Tudric name was made by Haseler...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Golden Nugget Jackpot, golden nugget, trip lever
golden nugget, trip lever, fulls: Hi Try, Yes there is a way to hand fill a jackpot but might take some practice. There are two ways, original machines had a small lever as your looking in the back, it was at the lower left side, but most machines are missing these. If you have one, you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): My Grandfather's Lamp, glass shades, bankers lamp
glass shades, bankers lamp, student lamp: Do a search on Ebay using terms like antique student lamp , antique bankers lamp, etc and see if you can find a similar lamp. The lamp may be called several things. Thanks. Also go to B&P Lamp Supply on the Web and look at their glass shades to get...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Guess Your Weight Scale, image thanks, scales
image thanks, scales, porcelain: Hi Diane, The scale in your picture is a Toledo free weight scale. Most of these scales were located in banks for clients to weigh themselves for free. The scale in your picture has been repainted from the original white porcelain and the lights have been...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gold medal scales, computing scale, patent number
computing scale, patent number, pound capacity: Hi Fran, Dayton computing scale style number 167 are very desirable to collectors, restorers and decorators alike. Small, ornate candy scales like this are hot on the market right now. The smaller 2 pound capacity version is more desirable than is the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): golf ball vending machine, vending machine, jennings co
vending machine, jennings co, floor model: Barney It would help to have pictures. If you have some would you please e-mail them to me so I can make a positive identification. It sounds like you may have a Jennings Sportsman golf ball slot machine? If so it s a valuable item. Email me and I will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gumball machine, glass globe, nvc
glass globe, nvc, carousel: Your machine was manufactured by Carousel. They are newer machines that are still being made today. The production probably started 20 or more years ago so your specific machine may have some age to it. They normally sell for $20 or $30. Chad www.chadscoinop.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hanson scale, gravity rack, gail hanson
gravity rack, gail hanson, corrugated carton: Hi Gail, Hanson Scale Company was established in Chicago in 1886 by Marius Hansen. it was later run by his son Stan L. Hanssen and by Stan s son Stan B. Hanssen. The company was later bought out by Sunbeam. The 1935 Hanson Scale catalog describes your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hanson scale, good housekeeping institute, gravity rack
good housekeeping institute, gravity rack, skilled mechanics: Hi Mike, Your scale was available in the Hanson Scale Company, 1935 catalog. It was called the Silver Clipper and was described as follows: The Silver Clipper has been designed for an attractive ornament in the modern kitchen as well as a weighing machine...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Idenfication of dresser, quarter sawn white oak, american furniture
quarter sawn white oak, american furniture, dove tail: Deanna - That chest is made of quarter sawn white oak and is from the Golden Oak period of American furniture, 1880-1920. The hardware is typical of thin stamped turn of the century hardware. I would be very surprised to see a piece like this with hand made...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identifying antique furniture, antique wooden furniture, antiques collectibles
antique wooden furniture, antiques collectibles, furniture woods: Hi Kat Nice to hear from you. This is a good question. Not sure if I m qualified to answer it though LOL. But Seriously, we have the best tool at our finger tips to find out anything we ever wanted to know..thats the internet. That is where you begin....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): info, antique metalware, imperial pint
antique metalware, imperial pint, north east england: - Made around 1920, by G&C in Birmingham, England, a very prolific firm that made all sorts of barfittings including beer mugs from about 1897 to 1983. Your mug holds an Imperial pint. 154 is a verification mark (a check that it is of legal capacity) for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jacob Brother Scale, restorers, late 1800s
restorers, late 1800s, early 1900s: Hi Elaine, Your Jacobs Brothers scale dates from the late 1800s or early 1900s. These small, ornate candy or confectionery scales have a high demand among collectors and restorers alike. In excellent original condition, as shown in your picture, your scale...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): James Dixon Vase, antique metalware, james dixon
antique metalware, james dixon, sheffield england: - There is little more to say. Made around 1910, I should think, in Sheffield, England. The Stewart Dawson mark is not something I have seen before - possibly a designer s name, possibly a retailer s mark. E480 is a pattern number. Martin www.antique-metalware.co.u...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jenny Lind spindle bed, queen size bedding, jenny lind
queen size bedding, jenny lind, custom mattress: Don - A standard double (full) size bed measures 54in by 75 or 76in so you are within inches of that already. You have what is called a Depression double bed that is slightly smaller than the modern double but much larger than a 3/4. The first double...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): james dixon of sheffield hip flask, antique metalware, britannia metal
antique metalware, britannia metal, hip flask: - Early 20th Century. Britannia metal (a pewter alloy formulated for fabrication - spinning, rolling, pressing, etc. - rather than casting). 1383 is the pattern number. Very, very, very common. Value very small indeed. Martin www.antique-metalware.co.u...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kroehler 9 drawer dresser, drawer dresser, jpg files
drawer dresser, jpg files, fred taylor: Jessica - If you can send me some photos of the dresser 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 online...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Landers Frary Clark Clock face hanging scale, metal chains, clock face
metal chains, clock face, hanging scale: Hi Rick, Without a photo we really can t tell you when your scale was made. Landers, Frary, and Clark were in business from 1862 until 1965 when it was sold to General Electric. You can read more history on the company at http://www.toaster.org/landers.html....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Landers Frary Clark hanging scale, new britain connecticut, marble base
new britain connecticut, marble base, frary: Hi Mary, Patent number 1041208 was issued to George Walker of New Britain Connecticut on October 15, 1912 and assigned to Landers Frary and Clark. The patent covered a round and a rectangular hanging spring balance. The stand on which the scale is mounted...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): lane cedar chest, paint and varnish remover, lane cedar chest
paint and varnish remover, lane cedar chest, old rags: Hi Daphne Nice to hear from you. Yes it sounds like this finish should be replaced. That means stripping with paint and varnish remover. Certainly not a big job and a good project to start on if you have never attempted this work before. I am going to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): list of collectible pinball machines, pinball machines, pinballs
pinball machines, pinballs, bmigaming: Hi, That s a hard question to answer. The top games by price can be found in the Pinball Price guide available from www.crowriver.com If you re looking for popularity only you might check www.ipdb.org which has a voting rank for each game, although it s...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills Novelty Co. "Modern" scale, chris stanley, el reno
chris stanley, el reno, time chris: Hi Chris, I sell the back door and other parts for the Mills Modern scale. I have used originals and reproductions. If you send your name and address to us at I-weigh-U@comcast.net I will send you a free copy of the parts price list, parts diagram and instructions...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Murphy Arm Chairs, murphy arm, arm chairs
murphy arm, arm chairs, online photo album: Sawn - If you can send me some photos of the chairs 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 online photo...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mauser handgun, pocket pistol, gun works
pocket pistol, gun works, wood grips: If the gun works, is original and clean, and all the parts including the clip match, maybe $200.00. If someone cleaned or polished it, or it was used and put away without cleaning the bore, or the parts numbers do not match, less. If it is really nice, more....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mills modern scales, scales, postal address
scales, postal address, comcast: Hi Douglas The retail price for a Mills Modern scale is in the $200 - $500 range. If the scale is working you might try to sell it like it is. We sell parts for the Mills Modern scale. If you send your postal address to us at I-weigh-U@comcast.net we will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): New London Pistol Co., norwich ct, newark nj
norwich ct, newark nj, trigger guard: Your London Pistol was made by Manhattan Firearms Company of Norwich, CT. but yours was made in Newark, NJ. They sold out to American Standard Tool in 1873. This firearm was built from parts rejected by Manhattan Firearms and assembled as a low end pocket...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): New Royal sewing machine, home sewing machines, sewing machine co
home sewing machines, sewing machine co, miniature sewing machines: Hello Michelle, I am sorry but I am not an expert in domestic, home sewing machines. I specialize in toy or miniature sewing machines. But, having said that, you might want to cut and paste in the folliwing link: http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/trade-literature/sewing-machines/CF/single-recordonpiece.cfm?CompanyName=Illinois%20Sewing%20Machine%20Company...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Original Boone Trail Collection, hickory north carolina, boone trail
hickory north carolina, boone trail, chair company: Angie - That reader never sent the photos. I will be happy to look at yours. 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...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old plastic srping rocky horse, carousel horses, steel legs
carousel horses, steel legs, rocking horses: These were called Wonder Horse rocking horses. They were made in Kansas I believe. There are still lots of these around. Crafty type people like to pick them up at garage sales, remove the metal frame and make decorative carousel horses out of them....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pendelton-Irwin Table, lion heads, grand rapids michigan
lion heads, grand rapids michigan, irwin co: Your table was made in Grand Rapids Michigan by the RW Irwin Co also listed as Robert W Irwin Company. This line was called Pendleton and was smaller in scale then other items to be sold to people living in apartments with somewhat less room.It was not a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter bracket candlesticks, antique metalware, wall sconces
antique metalware, wall sconces, general antiques: - Well yes, but it s not either of the two marks on your pieces, so it is not clear to me how it helps. However, having seen your photo of the sconce itself, I can tell you with absolute certainty it s repro - it shows no signs of age whatsoever! The...