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Collectibles-General (Antiques): James Yates 1/2 Pint mug, brush script font, james yates
brush script font, james yates, measures inspectors: - An exemplary question, specific and accurate. Other questioners, take note! The maker, James Yates, was active in Birmingham, England, in the 19th Century, starting as successor to his father in the partnership of Yates, Birch & Spooner, and then in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): John Widdicomb, john widdicomb, black lacquer
john widdicomb, black lacquer, sectional sofa: Sorry for your loss. I faced the same thing with the loss of my parents and I must say it s a hard question to answer. If you have space for the items and they would fit your style and you belive you would enjoy having them in your home, I would keep...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): jukebox, decent shape, d80
decent shape, d80, good deals: Hi Dave, Sorry Man, you missed a nice one that a friend of mine had, he had a bunch of work done on it and it worked great for a while and then something quit on it, probably something small but he sold it cheep! I mean real cheep, but this was a couple...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lead content of pewter beer mug, antique metalware, metal toxicity
antique metalware, metal toxicity, trace quantities: - I am not a medical expert, so the opinion given below is that of a specialist in antique base metals, not metal toxicity. Modern pewter (which this is) will contain only trace quantities of lead. And remember people drank from vessels made of pewter...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): lamp, amsterdam holland, george and martha
amsterdam holland, george and martha, period clothing: This type of lamp is known as George and Martha lamp . They are fairly common and produced in the 1920s theough 1940s. This one has a unique shape and is in good condition. After it is rewired and working it would be worth about $75 tp $100. Thank...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): looking for info about scale, beloit wisconsin, mid 1930s
beloit wisconsin, mid 1930s, rockford illinois: Hi Anne, Noland K. Rhoades of Beloit, Wisconsin was issued patent number 197533 on February 18,1964 for a bathroom scale. this patent was assigned to the Brearley Company of Rockford, Illinois which manufactured your scale. Brearley Company was in business...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Who made this 1915 art glass table lamp?, general antiques, sailing ship
general antiques, sailing ship, lamp base: I am not familiar with that mark, but I do recognize that this is a quality, valuable lamp. It resembles other expensive lamps from that era like Miller, Handel, and Pairpoint. I am sure at minimum it is worth $400 to $500, but could be worth several thousand....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mills 5 cent vest pockets, vest pockets, vest pocket
vest pockets, vest pocket, gmail: Hi Steve, I can answer questions here and offer some help, but fix-en machines is just not very practical here as I am sure you understand, and I know the kind of help your looking for. Here s the deal.... Mills vest pockets are neat, but there hell in the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): miniture sewing machine, toy sewing machine, collectible sewing
toy sewing machine, collectible sewing, sewing machines: Hello Janet, I have never heard of a Piedmont D131714. Is this a miniature or toy sewing machine? If it is not and it is a household, regular sized sewing machine, then this is outside of my expertise I m afraid. I can only comment on miniature or toy collectible...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): morris schiff of philadelphia, Morris Sciff, upholstery replaced
Morris Sciff, upholstery replaced: Thanks for your question, Most all furniture of that era is collectable today, especially with a tag and date. Many collectors are starting to purchase only labeled items. As far as the fabric goes, I would have new material put on the chair. Material...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Northern Furniture bedroom set, piece art, furniture bedroom
piece art, furniture bedroom, foot board: Jim - That is a nice looking set. However, Northern Furniture has not retained a great deal of value over the years. Here is a link to a two piece Art Deco Northern set that sold last year at auction for $275 for the dresser and chest. http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/northern-furniture-company-two-piece-art-deco...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): need help identifying turned walnut bed, cannonball bed, rococo revival
cannonball bed, rococo revival, antique beds: Jim - I got the photos. I will get back to you. Fred Jim - Thanks for the great set of photos. Your bed was made in that amorphous period between Federal/Empire and Rococo Revival - 1830-1850. The style still reflects a little bit of Federal, especially...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): needles, chain stitch, family emergency
chain stitch, family emergency, needles: Hello Alice, I m sorry that it took me a few days to find your query. We had a family emergency this past weekend and my IN box is now rather full. I have sent your query to a friend who deals in machine parts in the hope that he can be of assistance to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oil lamp, oil lamps, oil lamp
oil lamps, oil lamp, alladin: I can t tell by that picture. It doesn t appear to be very old, though. Finding the maker on oil lamps isn t easy unless they are Alladin which is characterized by a unique burner. Sometimes the maker s name is on the burner. This is not Alladin. Without further...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old classroom chairs, classroom chairs, varnish remover
classroom chairs, varnish remover, lines and circles: Hi Nancy Nice to hear from you. You describe these chairs as old classroom chairs and I am confused..it doesn t take much these days though LOL. But classroom chairs would not be pine I don t think, and the type of seat you describe would not be on a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): oak chest, oak chest, dove tail
oak chest, dove tail, ragged edges: Hi Tiger Nice to hear from you. I can t be sure by your description but are you saying this writing was actually burnt inside the chest? If thats the case I suspect it was the owner who had this done. Also sounds like it belonged to a ranch. I cannot...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old furniture (at least 54 yrs old), antique wooden furniture, clear lacquer
antique wooden furniture, clear lacquer, old furniture: Hi Janet Nice to hear from you. Personally I like the tarnished look but if you don t then its fine to spray with clear lacquer after a polish. Remove before doing this of course. I cannot comment on if your furniture is antique (100 years old). You can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old howe scales, brass weights, quarter ounce
brass weights, quarter ounce, berning: Hi Kathleen, The smaller of your two scales was shown in both the 1896 and 1902 Howe Scale catalogs. They are described as follows: San Francisco Bullion Scales. Troy standard, with brass weights and counterpoise. No. 365 Capacity: one quarter ounce to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Packing House Scale, woodlake california, woodlake ca
woodlake california, woodlake ca, patent number: Hi Debra, Patent number 1992262 was issued on February 26, 1935 to Ada R Upp of Woodlake, California who assigned half of it to Abe Dinkins of Woodlake. The patent is for a folding portable packing and weighing stand. Part of the patent reads as follows:...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Painted, antique table, grit sandpaper, touch ups
grit sandpaper, touch ups, dining room table: Hi Dana Nice to hear from you. A good cleaning first as you say. I would use one of those citrus based cleaners. And most certainly if you like the color and feel you can match the areas that are worn then try that first. The chips can be smoothed with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter Candle Holder, britannia metal, antique metalware
britannia metal, antique metalware, pewter alloy: - Hmmm, interesting one that. It will be a Britannia metal piece, BM being a pewter alloy used for fabricating pieces from sheet metal rather than casting. 2011 is just a pattern number. However, I have not seen or heard of this mark before, and it is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter Pitcher, antique metalware, punch marks
antique metalware, punch marks, genuine antiques: - These marks are copies of marks used by two different 18th Century English pewterers. These copy marks were used by Birmingham pewtering firms in the mid-late 20th Century on reproduction pieces that were sold originally as decorative items but now frequently...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter Quarter Gill, antique metalware, imperial pint
antique metalware, imperial pint, james yates: - A mid 20th Century English Imperial capacity spirit measure. G&C worked in Birmingham, England, from the very late 19th Century to the 1970s. The 57 is part of a capacity verification mark, and it s a date: 1957. So it will have been made in the mid...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter (?) Teddy cruet set, british pewter, antique metalware
british pewter, antique metalware, cruet set: - Animal form casters (also known as shakers, peppers, etc.) are fairly common things, and come in many different forms, of which, for some reason, owls seem the most common. They are quite attractive and amusing things. The first examples were probably...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pinball value, player game, gottlieb
player game, gottlieb, pinball: Hi Debbie, You know, Big Brave was made by two different manufactures, but if yours is 1974 then it was made by Gottlieb, the other model was made back in 1964. The average value of your game is $625.00, the other 1964 game has a value of only $250.00 so you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Princess Feather oil lamp, amber, princess
amber, princess, oil: Hi Bill, The decision to purchase something is purely a matter for you and your judgement. I cannot advise you in the manner you seek. Two rules of thumb I have always advised however 1. Never buy anything just because you think it might be worth more...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter, antique metalware, antique styles
antique metalware, antique styles, pewter items: - Well, it s all 20th Century. Some of it is very modern indeed, made in the last 30 years or so. Actually, some is not tat, but well made and interesting pieces; mostly reproductions of antique styles, I would think. But most have no significant financial...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter mug, antique metalware, origin value
antique metalware, origin value, london firm: - The circle contains the letters ABPC, for Assoc British Pewter Craftsmen, which was set up in the 1970s. Abbey Pewter are a London firm, started around 2001. So, errmm, not quite an antique. If you search with Google, you ll find lots of websites selling...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter pitchers and stein, antique metalware, hexagonal version
antique metalware, hexagonal version, majority one: - On the left is a Glockenkanne (i.e. bell-shaped flask), of a style made in Germany and Switzerland. In the middle is the hexagonal version of the same thing, also German or Swiss style. On the right is a typical tankard or flagon of a general style made...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinishing an old oak dresser, tiger oak, tung oil
tiger oak, tung oil, mineral spirits: Hi Sue Nice to hear from you. This is indeed an oak dresser and a very nice one too. The drawers are veneer and the oak I call quarter sawn or some refer to it as tiger oak because of the stripes. This piece I believe has been refinished at some point...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Repairing a tung oil finish, tung oil finish, tung oil finishes
tung oil finish, tung oil finishes, dining room table: Hi Again Dolores Hopefully the marks are only in the finish. Before sanding I would try fine steel wool. Give the top a good going over on the entire surface paying particular attention to the dented areas. Then a coat of tung oil. After it dries, see...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): repair of antique bakers cabinet, interior wood, hoosier
interior wood, hoosier, bottom right: Hi Rhonda Nice to hear from you. This is what we call a Hoosier here in Canada but you are right its a bakers cabinet. The Hoosier name was a company name I believe. The bin of course should not just fall forward and there sure is something missing. I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair, old rocking chair, wood putty
old rocking chair, wood putty, wood glue: Ronnie - My guess is that the metal pan was added as a supplement somewhere along the line. I have never seen one installed as original equipment. Normally the leather or pressed fibreboard seat is tacked into place over the hole and the seat itself carries...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair, windsors, board seat
windsors, board seat, fred taylor: Larry - Your chair is a comb back, bow back continuos arm Windsor rocker made of birch with an oak arm. It is from the late 19th century to early 20th century. The seat is made of three separate boards and is the clue to probable 20th century origin. Older...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scale info sought, dial scales, industrial scales
dial scales, industrial scales, professional scale: Hi Phillip, Toledo made several different models of clock face scales of 30 pound capacity and they were made for many many years during the companies production. It is very hard therefore for us to determine exactly which scale you have. Many 30 pound...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Scissors, gay ann rogers, personal reference library
gay ann rogers, personal reference library, embroidery scissors: Hello Miranda. I ve check through my personal reference library but find little on scissors. Estelle Zalkin s Thimbles and Sewing Implements has a chapter on scissors as does Gay Ann Rogers An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools. I know there are at...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing Stand? Box?, sewing box, novelty category
sewing box, novelty category, wall shelves: Beverly - Your sewing stand is called a Priscilla named after a sewing machine from the early 20th century. The Priscilla was a piece of furntiure that fell into the novelty category during the Depression era. Novelty items were small pieces made so that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing Machines, home sewing machines, home sewing machine
home sewing machines, home sewing machine, sewing machine company: Hello Bill, The links listed below all relate to domestic or home sewing machines. These links have contact information and hopefully your questions about your home sewing machine will be answered by someone who is more familiar with these machines than...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot Machines, first slot machine, bonus game
first slot machine, bonus game, goose neck: Hi Anthony, By the sound of your question I would venture to guess you know the answer. But, it sounds fun so, I am not going to research it, instead I am going to shoot from the hip and tell you it was the 1923 Mills Goose neck Torch front, A.K.A. Mills...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Small type slipper chair, custom monogram, slipper chair
custom monogram, slipper chair, initals: Carol - I do not believe that is a maker s mark. I beleive it is a custom monogram. 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...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Speedball Bowler Coin-Op, shuffle alley, old coin
shuffle alley, old coin, good shape: HI, Shuffle bowlers are fairly common, and so the values are fairly low on as is condition games. The value on yours as is would be $200-300, but if restored( refinished wood, all mechanisms completely gone thru-working perfectly) with a replaced backglass...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Speedball Bowler Coin-Op, shuffle alley, luck chad
shuffle alley, luck chad, old coin: Teri, Shuffle alley bowlers usually sell for $400-700 depending upon condition. However, they can be difficult to sell due to the size. It is usually cost prohibitive to ship a bowler so it is best to find a local buyer if possible. Let me know if you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Stock scale, scale collectors, berning
scale collectors, berning, retail value: Hi Bruno, Judging from the picture, this scale is rather large and most large scales like this are not collected by many scale collectors because they take up too much space and are much too heavy. Retail value might be $50-$200 depending on the amount...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Stripping paint from veneer., treadle sewing machine, stripping paint
treadle sewing machine, stripping paint, veneer: Hi Sue Nice to hear from you. There is some misinformation out there regarding stripping veneer. Stripping veneer is no different than stripping solid wood and the process will not loosen the veneer. So rest assured you can get this lovely old treadle...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): silver thimble, silver thimble, twcny rr
silver thimble, twcny rr, lesley: Hello Lesley. I m afraid I m not much help without a picture. Any chance you could send digital pictures to me at bacchino@twcny.rr.com? Chester would have been the city of assay. Yes, those little date letters are sometimes very hard to make out. Sorry...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): slot machine, lock and key, attache
lock and key, attache, back door: Hi Kelly, I will send some attached information about your machine, I ll attache it to the e-mail that you sent me. You didn t say, do you have the original back door, lock and key?. I just took a look at your e-mail and I see your missing the back and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Plaskon 3055, mail envelope, metal shaft
mail envelope, metal shaft, express mail: Hi Loren, The Toledo sentinel 70 duplex per produce department model 3055 was produced around 1954 and made of Plaskon a new plastic that Toledo invented. The small knobs on the bottom of the scale are most likely adjustable feet, so that the scale can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): thimble with sewing kit, sewing kit, sewing kits
sewing kit, sewing kits, sewing accessories: Hello Beth. Sewing kits did come in brass, along with many other types of material. They were designed to be a portable mending kit, thus the tiny spools of thread. The spool may also be a needle holder - check the top and bottom to see if either pulls...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): thomasville chair co., google image search, sideboard buffet
google image search, sideboard buffet, dining room sets: Hi Kelly Nice to hear from you. Most all of these dining room sets consisted of a table, 6 chairs (one with arms), an upright china cabinet and a sideboard (buffet). I just did a quick Google Image search and see there are 300,000 pictures of dining room...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): two tier, round imperial tea table, imperial furniture co, mahogany table
imperial furniture co, mahogany table, online photo album: Daniel - I cannot give you even a ball park estimate without seeing the table. So far I can t tell if the table is a dumbwaiter, a lamp table, a step table or a coffee table. If you can send me some photos of the table I will be happy to tell you what I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): tung oil on a Hoosier cabinet, antique hoosier, hoosier cabinet
antique hoosier, hoosier cabinet, tung oil: Hi Vicki Nice to hear from you. I don t feel a coat of tung oil protection would harm the value of a Hoosier in any way. With anything like this we try, do a little test area in a hidden spot. Another idea is a nice coat of paste wax. Hope this helps...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Upright Floor Scaale, wayne bishop, berning
wayne bishop, berning, wate: Hi Wayne, American scales often sell in the $100-400 range. If you send your name and address to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we will send you a parts price list, parts diagram and instructions for your scale. Also send the scale serial number stamped on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Sewing Machine, vintage sewing machine, singer machine
vintage sewing machine, singer machine, machine singer: Hello Allison, What you have is a working child s sewing machine - not a toy or miniature model. Your machine is from the 1960 s. It appears from the photos (thank you) that it is in fairly good condition and it includes the original table. I would estimate...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage? antique?, descriptive adjective, good grief
descriptive adjective, good grief, magic 100: Hi Diane Nice to hear from you. Good grief what a question to ask a 64 year old Grama LOL. Apparently I am considered vintage LOL Seriously, anything that has not reached the magic 100 year mark can be called vintage, but I agree with your thought its...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Watling Tom thumb Penny Scale 1933, tom thumb, berning
tom thumb, berning, watling: Hi Janet, We carry all parts for your Watling Tom Thumb Penny scale. if you send your name, and mailing address to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we will send you free diagrams, adjustment instructions and a parts list for your scale. In addition, if you send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Watling tom Thumb Penny Scale 1933, tom thumb, watling
tom thumb, watling, scales: Hi Janet, Thanks for writing but there is an expert in this same category as me, Bill and Jan Baring, who have done scales forever! They have been in the business of scales for a very long time. As I say in my information, I am no expert in scales but I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wood carved horse, miniture horses, zubee
miniture horses, zubee, little horse: This is a cute little horse. It was carved in Mexico. I m guessing that it s not that old and probably never rode a carousel. Nonetheless, it is a nice piece. I would say that it would be worth up to $1,000.00 retail . Bruce Zubee Publisher Carousels.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wooden horse, nail holes, wooden horse
nail holes, wooden horse, hooves: You say the horse is 10 tall which would indicate that it s a miniature. I don t know of anyone, anywhere who specializes in the repair of miniature carvings. Maybe you could try advertising in your area for someone who does wood carving. They might be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wicker loveseats, wicker repair, wicker stripping
wicker repair, wicker stripping, wicker restoration: Thanks for your question, Once an original piece has been painted, it has already lost some of its value as original so if you have this work done, your on the right track to have them look as good as they can. You don t say how much paint is on them....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1936 Bally Baby Trade Stimulator, award cards, trade stimulator
award cards, trade stimulator, penny slot: Hi Jim, Yes, 1936 Bally Baby. The beginning of the super miniaturized counter game. These came with a thick envelope of interchangeable reels, and award cards and merchant instructions with there games, but usually got lost a long time ago, A rare find...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1938 columbia slot machine, reel tapes, jackpot machine
reel tapes, jackpot machine, slugs: Hi Jason, Hay, good to hear from you. Yes they are really neat slot machines, nice and small and they had a great idea. If you try to cheat one of these by playing slugs, well... when you win, you get them slugs of yours right back!, how very cool! I have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1948 Seeburg Jukebox, seeburg jukebox, napanet net
seeburg jukebox, napanet net, butterfield: Hi Brenda, Here is a very good web site to get new manuals and parts, it s: http://www.victoryglass.com/ There is also a guy that has tons of used parts, his name is Bill Butterfield and his email address is: mffe@napanet.net This should get you everything...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1950 ami coin operated juke box, juke box, retail value
juke box, retail value, good starting point: Hi Rosemary, The model D was made in 1951, there are two model D s, the D-40 and the D-80. Value is the same, completely Restored and retail value in grade 1 condition is $2,750.00. Grade 2 refurbished and retail value is $2,250.00. Average grade 3 to a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1961 Gottlieb egghead pinball machine, pinball machine, egg head
pinball machine, egg head, question thanks: Jerry, Your are in luck here as there are tons of part suppliers out there, just type in pinball parts in your search box and you will see a pile of them, Here are a few that I know of: http://www.pbresource.com/ http://www.marcospecialties.com/index.asp...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 2 chairs, furniture makers, pic thanks
furniture makers, pic thanks, fred taylor: Angela - Nichols & Stone is one of the oldest furniture makers in America. Here is the website. http://www.nicholsandstone.com/history.php All N&S chairs are solid wood, usually birch and well made. In good condition any N&S chair is worth more than $25....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 4 pc full bed set, lumber core, headboard footboard
lumber core, headboard footboard, walnut veneer: Jody - Your set is Art Moderne style from the late 1930s to late 1940s. Today we call the style Art Deco, a term coined in the 1960s. Your set is made of walnut veneer over a substrate called lumber core plywood. In good condition your set would sell at...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): American Part, berning, peice
berning, peice, comcast: Hi Ken, Please send your name and mailing address, along with the scale serial number to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net and we will send you a free diagrams, adjustment instructions, and a parts list for your scale. Thanks, Weigh Daily!!! Bill and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Anthes-Baetz furniture, baetz furniture, number pieces
baetz furniture, number pieces, dining room table: Hi Georgina Nice to hear from you. These cracks in old oak table legs are very common and do not effect the value or strength of the piece at all in my opinion. It will not eventually break the leg. The number you see could be an auction number. Pieces...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Carousel Horse, brookhaven ms, zubee
brookhaven ms, zubee, carousel horse: I always hate to be the one to have to break the news, but this horse was never on a carousel. It s a common imported knock-off. These have been coming in to the country since the 1970 s and are still being imported today. It s obviously been synthetically...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chandilier, pot metal, floral design
pot metal, floral design, solid brass: Hi, it is hard to tell from these pictures because they made so many similar chandeliers in the 1970s. Some were made of pot metal which are cheaper than the brass ones. Some of the brass ones were made in Italy. If it is real heavy it is probably brass. It...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Dining Set Needs Arm Chairs, side chairs, arm chairs
side chairs, arm chairs, great grandmother: what you have is a so called Lyre Back chair. You should be able to find a close match in consignment or antique shops. Since you only need 2 you should be able to pick them up for $35-50 each, less if you are willing to do some work on them. Try yard sales...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Hutch, swing door, piece of furniture
swing door, piece of furniture, bottom drawer: Hi Tracey Nice to hear from you. What you describe is called a Hossier Cabinet . Hossier was the name of a company that made these and the name sort of stuck although many companies made them. I also hear them refferred to here in Canada as bakers cupboards....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique platform rocker, bob wiley, upholstery tacks
bob wiley, upholstery tacks, platform rocker: Good morning Sue very nice rocker i would date it to about 1850 and is in the style of a socalled Lincoln rocker typically these would have been stuffed with horsehair (an almost black fibrous material) and cellulose ( the hay looking material) very uncomfortable....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): american girl dolls, american girl dolls, stationery store
american girl dolls, stationery store, plastic containers: Hi again Sue Try any stationery store, photo store or actually paper sections in places like Wal Mart. Its pretty common today as most folks use it for scrap books. pictures and wrapping things like you. Dry cleaners also use it so if you have an in there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique doctors scale, design patent, patent number
design patent, patent number, meter products: Hi Bill, Continental Scale Works was founded in 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. more information may be found about the company s history at the following website: http://companies.jrank.org/pages/1958/Health-O-Meter-Products-Inc.html Mathias J. Weber was...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique furniture that smells, wood painting, precious piece
wood painting, precious piece, possably: Thanks for your question, You don t say if the smell is inside the case or possably from the drawers? When we refinish a piece that has that musty smell, we always seal the inside of the case and do all sides of the drawers. When these items were made,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique kitchen cabinet, antique kitchen cabinet, glass knobs
antique kitchen cabinet, glass knobs, hoosier cabinet: Hi lillian are you sure the piece is made of pine?? Most Hoosiers were made of oak and often made in the midwest not PA but there are exceptions hoosiers date back as far as 1850 and were very popular during the civil war the porcelain top is very expensive...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique leather morris chair, quarter sawn oak, bob wiley
quarter sawn oak, bob wiley, morris chair: good morning in my opinion I think you have to ask yourself, do you want an investment or do you want a piece of furniture that is both functional and useful? If you want an investment, then unless you had the chair restored by a conservator you probably...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique office chair, fred taylor, jpg files
fred taylor, jpg files, office chair: Sandra - 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 as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an online photo...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique pin ball machine, e mail address, pin ball machine
e mail address, pin ball machine, kind model: Hi Darrel, I have been pondering your question here in detail for awile. Your offer is very interesting and my personal e-mail address is jackpot7@ix.netcom.com if you can come up with photo s or game name, manafucturers name or any other games or information....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique Rent Table, leather inlay, genuine mahogany
leather inlay, genuine mahogany, ballpark figure: Darrell- Your table sounds like a very interesting piece. However, There is no way that I can give you even a ballpark figure on its value. Values of antiques are based on many different criteria - age of the piece, construction techniques, uniqueness,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique seamstress tool, google patents search, sewing tool
google patents search, sewing tool, woodward ave: Hello Mary. You certainly have an intersting piece. I ve not seen one like it, but I don t collect this type of sewing tool. I would not clean the metal, as that is patina from age. I did a quick google patents search and did not find anything on Worth....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique toms peanut machine, vending machine, last resort
vending machine, last resort, ebay: Hi, If you have a locksmith friend, then you are in luck. Otherwise, it would be tough to find a key. I guess I would then try picking the lock. Last resort is to drill it out. I do not know if they used different locks, but you might could try to find...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally slot machine(Money Mouse) question, coin slides, mechanical game
coin slides, mechanical game, money honey: Hi Dave, Interesting machine I would love to see a photo of it. Bally came out with the model 742A in 1964, in this model they placed different games and configurations, the model 742A was the machine, so your model 742A-307A was a Bally model 742A and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Becker scale, christopher becker, christian becker
christopher becker, christian becker, torsion balance: According to the Shannon s book The Assay Balance Its Evolution and the Histories of the Companies that made them, Christopher Becker was born near Hannover Germany in 1803 or 1804. He and his family moved to Arnhem,the Netherlands in 1841 and he established...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Birdseye Maple, birdseye maple veneer, tall chest of drawers
birdseye maple veneer, tall chest of drawers, headboard footboard: Hi David Nice to hear from you. I remember that question about Birds eye Maple. I said at that time I rarely see it and when I do its always veneer not solid wood. Having said that, I am not suggestion your set has huge value because I just don t know,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): balance scale, balance scale, cast iron
balance scale, cast iron, comcast: Hi Karen, We can t really tell clearly by your picture if your scale is antique or not. Many scales similar to this were made back in the 1970s. While most of those reproduction scales were smaller than yours, it is possible that the 10 inch ones were...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): brass, brass polish, polishing
brass polish, polishing, cleaning metal: Thanks for your question, My first thought is that your plate has a clear coat of some type, possibly lacquer, and that s the reason you can t polish it. I would try using some regular paint stripper on it and see if that takes anything off. You should...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): buckley wallbox, subtle differences, music box
subtle differences, music box, good luck: Hi Mike, The Buckley wallboxes were all made in a similar style, with some subtle differences. Consequently they re not terribly rare or valuable. I wouldn t suggest restoring it if you re not going to use it, as it wouldn t be worth the money. If you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Capehart Jukebox Model 100-18H value, segment gear, knowledgeable dealers
segment gear, knowledgeable dealers, pot metal: Hi again Sue, This is all I have for you right now, but I hope for more information, QUOTE: (Rodger,I used to buy a lot of Capeharts, but they are really kind of a pain in the butt and I have no interest in them any longer. that one is an Amperion - they...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cavalier Coca cola vending machine, coca cola vending, vending machine
coca cola vending, vending machine, pop machines: Hi Nancy, Your pop machine is two new to be in any of the collectors price guides, just for your information if a machine has square corners like yours it a newer model and not one of the hot collector pop machines. However, I did have one like yours a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): CHAIR SLATES FOR PORCH ROCKER SEATS, e mail address, porch rockers
e mail address, porch rockers, wooden slats: Hi John Nice to hear from you. Can t give you a name John because this is something you do not buy from stock. But this is a very easy thing to get. So please go to your lumber yard with the measurements (length x width x one inch thick x the number of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chair identification, broken spring, chair seat
broken spring, chair seat, good shape: Hi Micheal Nice to hear from you. Its my opinion that the springs cannot be replaced on this chair without completely stripping the seat of everything. It can be possible to replace one broken spring from underneath as I have done it, but not completely...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chairs, head screws, general antiques
head screws, general antiques, upholestry: Hi again Holly Yes do a good inspection. These chairs do not have huge value as they don t suit the more modern home but they would sure suit mine LOL. And the upholestry appears very well professionally done. I have seen similar chairs sell for $100.00...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cleaning Painted Wooden Bowl, soap work, dish soap
soap work, dish soap, wooden bowls: Rachel- I love old wooden bowls too, so I understand your desire to get this thing looking its best. But the first thing I would say is DO NOT USE THIS BOWL FOR FOOD! If the paint is coming off when you try to clean it, it will probably come off if you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Coca cola machine, coca cola machine, rough idea
coca cola machine, rough idea, westinghouse: Hi Pete, WOW, this WD-22 will hold 500 bottles, what a hungry cooler, this would be great at the ball game! Galvanized tank, 36 1/4 inches high, 72 1/8 inches wide, 28 3/8 inches deep. Made in the early 1950 s to late 50 s. Average condition value is $475.00....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Converting Antique Twin Frames to King, mahogany beds, king mattress
mahogany beds, king mattress, wall studs: Hi Nancy Nice to hear from you. This question brings back memories. We had almost the same problem. We did away with the side rails, and attached the head board to the wall. Easily done with screws (2 in each head board). The foot board we attached to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Crystal toy sewing machine, toy sewing machine, industrial co ltd
toy sewing machine, industrial co ltd, mint condition: Hello Dennis, Thank you for your query. As you know, your toy sewing machine was made by the Crystal Sewing Machine Industrial Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan and it dates to the 1950 s. If in mint condition with all of the manuals, attachments etc. I would place...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cane chair/rocker, chair caning, caning experts
chair caning, caning experts, fix cane chairs: Hi Dianne, From what I can see from the picture you sent, the rocker does indeed seem to be of good quality and was probably made in the 1920s-1930s. I can t tell from the picture whether the caning is done in the mechanized sheet cane method or the hole-to-hole...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel horse, zubee, nice horse
zubee, nice horse, dollar figure: I won t be of much help here. I always say that repros are worth whatever someone is willing to pay . There s really not much of a market for these. It s a nice horse and appears to be well-carved, but I d be hard-pressed to put a dollar figure on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair, first timer, foot stool
first timer, foot stool, arm rests: Nice chair. I don t know if there is a specific name for this style with the slant back but there are many of them out there. The reason the curved section is made for smaller oieces of wood is to save costs. If you tried to make that curved piece...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): chair, shellac finish, denatured alcohol
shellac finish, denatured alcohol, arts and crafts period: good morning your chair is from the arts and crafts period it appears to be made of oak with a shellac finish, which can be cleaned up with denatured alcohol the seat would have originally been upholstered in leather anad stuffed with horsehair and excelsior...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): child's sewing machine, desk machine, color variations
desk machine, color variations, sewing machine: Hello Vicki, I did not find information that seems to relate exactly to your machine but ... In my file I do have info. on the Singer Little Touch and Sew which is so similar to your machine. The Little Touch and Sew was made in different color variations...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): children's table and chairs, table and chairs, garage sale
table and chairs, garage sale, grandmother: Hi Cindy Nice to hear from you. What a wonderful find. Not worth paying for an appraisal though. While these things are nice to own they are not highly valuable. I ll really question the history the lady gave you as often these things get highly exaggerated...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cigarette slot/gumball machine, trade stimulator, chesterfields
trade stimulator, chesterfields, penny slot: Penny It sounds like what we call a trade stimulator. There were literally hundreds of different models made by a number of manufacturers. Some versions are common and others very rare. Can you send me a picture and I ll try to identify your friend s...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): clark'S ONT cabinet, spool cabinets, supply catalogs
spool cabinets, supply catalogs, coffee table: Hello Kirk. There is a book out on spool cabinets that has a resources list. Unfortunately, I don t have that book, but your local library or book store may be able to find it for you. It was a coffee table type book - large, heavy and expensive,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): coin watling scale, bridgeport ct, watling
bridgeport ct, watling, berning: Hi Bill, We have most parts for many Watling penny scales, so it can be rebuilt. If you send us the serial number at i-weigh-u@comcast.net, we can tell you how old it is and what model it is. The serial number is a 5 digit number on the inside of the scale...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): coke vending machine, coke vending machine, pop machines
coke vending machine, pop machines, westinghouse: Hi Phillip, I hope you have seen and read my expertise, so you know I don t do pop machines. So please don t rate me bad for trying to help you anyway, OK? I have nothing on the WC-78, which the 78 stands for it will vend 78 bottles or cans , but I do have...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): computing scale, interior decorators, top computing
interior decorators, top computing, scale co: Hi Jill, The Computing Scale Company started business in Dayton,in Ohio in 1891. Later renamed the Dayton Computing Scale Co, it was consolidated into IBM around 1924 and Hobart bought Dayton from IBM in 1934. Your barrel top computing scale appears...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): computing scale company, general antiques, berning
general antiques, berning, scale co: Hi Ed Yes I have an idea where you can find some info on this. Right here on our expert site LOL..where else? Go here http://www.allexperts.com/ep/682-82468/Collectibles-General-Antiques/Bill-Jan-Berning.htm And best of luck with this Regards Eileen...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dates and location information of pewter tankards., plymouth meeting pa, henry compton
plymouth meeting pa, henry compton, glass bottomed mugs: - James Yates dates were wrongly recorded for a long time. It was only in the 1980s that his true working dates were identified. He began his career in partnership with others in the late 1830s, but your piece, bearing his name on its own, dates from his...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Detroit candy scale, e mail address, berning
e mail address, berning, serial number: Hi Rich, Detroit Automatic Scale Company produced many different candy scales during the years from 1912 to 1921 when it was in business. If you can send us a picture of your scale to our e-mail address: i-weigh-u@comcast.net we will be glad to give you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Digger Cranes, lasecrets, gmail
lasecrets, gmail, gambling devices: Hi Graham, Are these old, new, and what do they do? I couldn t tell you about laws in Illinois. If I were you, and to feel safe, I would go to a pay phone and call the gambling commission in you state and ask them. This is one of the things we taxpayers...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Digger Cranes, lasecrets, gmail
lasecrets, gmail, complicated question: Wow, That s a complicated question, Graham. I m sure there are some regions of the country where they are legal to operate in a carnival, although they shut them down in Minnesota recently. Diggers have had a troubled history since they started in the 1920...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dining Room Set, history and value, online photo album
history and value, online photo album, fred taylor: Rich - The set is from the 1930s and the style was called Art Moderne at the time. Today we call it Art Deco. If you can send me some photos of the complete 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....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Phyfe tables, duncan phyfe tables, pedestal dining table
duncan phyfe tables, pedestal dining table, revival furniture: Bev - Duncan Phyfe was a Scottish cabinetmaker who came to America in the late 18th century. He set up shop in New York and worked in all of the styles of the day including Federal, Empire, Regency and Rococo Revival. He died in 1854 having never made a coffee...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): duncan fife style buffet, duncan fife, hurricane reta
duncan fife, hurricane reta, handles and knobs: Hi Karen Nice to hear from you. I am hoping you can find a replacement here http://www.vandykes.com/subcategory/52/ If that fails, often antique stores have various extra handles and knobs in the back room. Hope this helps Kind Regards Eilee...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Eastlake chair?, renaissance revival, rococo revival
renaissance revival, rococo revival, commercial quantities: Hi Kelly Nice to hear from you. This is indeed an Eastlake style chair. Very nice one too. Here are some images of these chairs (around 40,000 LOL). http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&q=eastlake+chairs&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 Some very similar to yours....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Edgeband damage, sunburst pattern, climate change
sunburst pattern, climate change, veneer: Hi Jay Nice to hear from you. Unfortunately this area seems to get the damage. I strongly recommend a pro look at this before you attempt anything yourself. Let them be the judge of the damage and any repairs that need doing. And veneer cracks as you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): F. A. Whitney Co. Carriage, F.A.Whitney, wicker carriage
F.A.Whitney, wicker carriage, leather cleaning: The things one can still find in the attic! First, F.A. Whitney Carriage Company was located in Leominster. Mass.In the material I have, black was not listed as an available color so it may have been repainted from the origional tan or white or it was...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1938 columbia slot machine, award cards, san mateo ca
Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1938 columbia slot machine, award cards, san mateo ca, corrie

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique platform rocker, s a cook, patent pending
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique platform rocker, s a cook, patent pending, possession

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique doctors scale
Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique doctors scale

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique kitchen cabinet, amish communities, littlestown pa
Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique kitchen cabinet, amish communities, littlestown pa, masterbrands

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique seamstress tool, slide rule, working out
Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique seamstress tool, slide rule, working out, scales

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally slot machine(Money Mouse) question, money honey, reel numbers
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Bally slot machine(Money Mouse) question, money honey, reel numbers, cruise ship

Collectibles-General (Antiques): balance scale, metal bucket, number 6
Collectibles-General (Antiques): balance scale, metal bucket, number 6, reproduction

Collectibles-General (Antiques): F. A. Whitney Co. Carriage, baby carriage, weed
Collectibles-General (Antiques): F. A. Whitney Co. Carriage, baby carriage, weed

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jacobs Bros. Scale, jacobs, poor condition
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jacobs Bros. Scale, jacobs, poor condition

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Is this a Karosein lamp-Maybe Military?, copper tea kettle, kerosene
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Is this a Karosein lamp-Maybe Military?, copper tea kettle, kerosene, holes

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lollipop Peerless Antique scale
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lollipop Peerless Antique scale

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mason Davis Scale
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mason Davis Scale

Collectibles-General (Antiques): National Counting & Weighing Machine
Collectibles-General (Antiques): National Counting & Weighing Machine

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oil lamp identification, oil lamps, lamp oil
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oil lamp identification, oil lamps, lamp oil, wolfard oil lamps

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sanitary Scale, measures
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sanitary Scale, measures

Collectibles-General (Antiques): SEEBURG CONSOLETTE
Collectibles-General (Antiques): SEEBURG CONSOLETTE

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Steelyard Scale Information please, hudson bay co, beaver pelts
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Steelyard Scale Information please, hudson bay co, beaver pelts, deer skins

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing machine, ismacs, state of the art
Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing machine, ismacs, state of the art

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing machines, barbie clothes, sewing machine
Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing machines, barbie clothes, sewing machine, styrofoam

Collectibles-General (Antiques): VINTAGE lEVITON lAMP, electrical switches, leviton
Collectibles-General (Antiques): VINTAGE lEVITON lAMP, electrical switches, leviton

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gaskell & Chambers (London) Tankard, london county council, imperial pints
london county council, imperial pints, blackfriars road: - If the rim is triangular section, then this is a brass-rimmed measure of a fairly common type. If this type, then the capacity to lip should be very close to 2 Imperial pints, which is a quart (if you are in the US, you may be using American pints, which...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gooseneck caned chair, sad shape, insurance co
sad shape, insurance co, rocking chair: I am sorry, with no information as to who made the rocker or a picture, I cannot give you any information you don t already know. These rockers were common back in the day and again, without a picture, I can t be sure of what you might have. Sorry, Rob...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gumball machine, luck chad, richard silver
luck chad, richard silver, silver king: Richard, Silver King s were manufactured in the 1950 s. Yours has the bigger 7# globe. Most Silver King s have the smaller 5# globe. It looks like original paint to me and is in very nice condition. They usually sell for $50-100. Your example may be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): gumball machine, antique, coin operated
antique, coin operated, gumball: New Old Stock-- which means it was never used. Sometimes gumball or peanut machines (or other antique item for that matter) are found in the original shipping boxes and were never used. Thus, they still are in mint condition. NOS usually commands a large...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): H.L. Becker Diamond scale, delft holland, christopher becker
delft holland, christopher becker, louis becker: Hi Eric, Henry Louis Becker was born in 1848 to Christopher Becker and his wife Louisa. After the Civil War, Henry, along with his brother, Julian stayed in The Netherlands. They established Becker s Sons in Rotterdam and Delft, Holland and H.L. Becker...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): H. Troemner, Phila. scale, troemner, berning
troemner, berning, unusal: Hi Judy, Unfortunately from your picture, we cannot tell what type of a Troemner scale you have. Please send a picture of the complete scale to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net so that we can give you a better idea of what you have and its value. Thanks....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Heywood Wakefield Chair, antiques, wicker furniture
antiques, wicker furniture, caring for wicker: Thanks for this second picture, question was answered with the other picture. Thanks! Please remember to rate my answer, and be sure to visit my website for more hints, tips and suggestions on caring for your precious antique wicker furniture. The Wicker...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Heywood Wakefield Desk Refinishing ?, antique wicker furniture, stripping wicker
antique wicker furniture, stripping wicker, wicker table: Kimberly, No, you are not being long winded at all, I appreciate the detail, makes me able to give you a better answer. Only improvement would have been enclosing a few pictures for me to look at. My, but you certainly have your hands full there, don...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe Scale, platform scales, rutland vt
platform scales, rutland vt, paul howe: Hi Paul, Howe scale Co. was in Rutland, VT from 1877 until they went out of business there in the 1980s. They manufactured platform scales there for many years. Most platform scales like yours have a retail value of $50-$150 depending on condition. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): help! split column on fireplace surround, wood columns, wood filler
wood columns, wood filler, climate change: Hi Carleen Nice to hear from you. I am so sorry this has happened. Its from climate change as you guessed from being in storage. Split columns cannot be repaired. Get the surround into the home environment and leave it a few weeks. Let it climatize to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): IBM scale (Dayton) evaluation, computing scale, computing tabulating recording co
computing scale, computing tabulating recording co, scale co: Hi André, 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...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Identifying dresser and how to restore, minwax stain, steel wool pad
minwax stain, steel wool pad, tung oil: Hi Vicki Nice to hear from you. Sorry this has happened. All you can do is try the following and see if it works. First clean the entire piece down using a fine steel wool pad dipped in mineral spirits. Pay particular attention to the tape areas as it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jacobs Bros. Scale, balance scale, berning
balance scale, berning, even balance: Hi Kaaren, Your Jacobs even-balance trip scale was shown in the 1937 Jacobs Brothers catalog and described as follows: A sturdy all-purpose, even- balance scale, for commercial and industrial use. Equipped with V-shaped hardend bearings, hand-driven...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): juke box, hance, columbus
hance, columbus, pulver: Connie, Condition is a huge factor with jukeboxes. Thus, the price range is large. I would expect a R-85 to be worth $100-600 depending upon condtion. Yours would probably fall into the lower to middle of the range if it needs some attention. Let...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Is this a Karosein lamp-Maybe Military?, frary, household products
frary, household products, edward miller: Lander s, Frary and Clark were a manufacturing company inventing and making household products - mainly from metals. Although I now shoot from the hip so to speak it is my opinion that your devise is a heater fount (tank), or possibly the fount and burner...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ketcham & McDougall, american silver thimbles, gay ann rogers
american silver thimbles, gay ann rogers, ebay: Hello Suzanne. How very exciting that you have a family tie to your thimble collection! John von Hoelle printed a booklet in 1987 titled The Story of Ketcham & McDougall America s Premier Thimble Manufacturer It is 36 pages with black and white pictures....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): key to machine, tonawanda ny, jack prince
tonawanda ny, jack prince, vending machines: Hi Anne, Neat machines! Well, I give you the contact to a guy that does a lot of keys on these old coin operated machines, I would be very surprised if he was not able to help you: Jack Prince 491 evergreen dr Tonawanda, NY 14150 716 694 3254 jwbuffalo@verizon.net...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): kitchen cabinet, antique kitchen cabinet, hoosier cabinets
antique kitchen cabinet, hoosier cabinets, hoosier cabinet: Hi Lillian Nice to hear from you. Apparently Hoosier introduced this type of cabinet in 1898. There were other similar cabinets made before the Hoosier but the Hoosier was more elaborate. I have in fact worked on one of these pre-Hoosier cabinets and there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Leviton Lamp, socket manufacturer, electrical socket
socket manufacturer, electrical socket, time mary: It is probably from the 1930s or early 40s. It looks like cut crystal and probably had a silk shade. Leviton is just the electrical socket manufacturer, not the lamp mfg. That would be hard to determine unless the lamp had a mark. it is probably worth around...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lollipop Peerless Antique scale, berning, ebay
berning, ebay, houston area: Hi Ida, I do not know where to get the scale repaired in Houston. A non working, complete scale in good condition is worth selling. It might be harder to sell but it will sell. The best way to sell it might be ebay. I also sell most parts for this scale....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): lamp dating, time michael, thrift store
time michael, thrift store, seventies: I think it is early 1960s. The shades still incorporate the 50s look . This is the first one I ve seen with the shades still there. That makes a huge difference in value for a lamp like this. Some may think this is a $10 thrift store lamp but it is worth around...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): A large collection of thimbles, antique thimbles, profitable endeavor
antique thimbles, profitable endeavor, sewing tools: Hello Jennifer, I am pleased to read that you will be keeping some of your grandmother s thimble collection. eBay is very time consuming and depending on what you sell, it is not necessarily a profitable endeavor because of the fees associated with selling....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Malfunctioning Vict. extending dining table, hardwood dowel, extending dining table
hardwood dowel, extending dining table, tongue and groove: Hi Gerry (from Ireland) First I ll say this is a lovely table. This sounds like a problem caused by climate change. Even if you just moved to a house across the street the new house could be slightly damper or drier. Yes I agree that this should not be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Manikin Vendor Baker Boy Gumball Machine, vending machines, manikin
vending machines, manikin, approximate value: Yes I am very familiar w/ Manikin Vendor Baker Boy Gumball machines. They are wonderful vending machines. Please send me a picture at jomax9@hotmail.com and I will tell you which machine you have and its approximate value. Marc www.thecoinopcollector.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Markings on scale weights, reign of queen victoria, english weights
reign of queen victoria, english weights, scale weights: Hi Ken, We suspect that you incorrectly read the marks on your weights. We believe that the DB is actually DR, for Deutsches Reich which was the name of Germany from 1871 until 1945. In English it may be literally translated German Empire. We further suspect...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Martha Washington Sewing cabinet, varnish, shellac
varnish, shellac, refinishing: Paula- Most of these pieces were made in the early half of the 20th century, and have a spirit varnish as a finish on them. When they turn black, it is usually a sign that the finish has deteriorated. Usually stripping and refinishing is your only reasonable...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Martha Washington Sewing cabinet, sewing cabinet, mineral spirits
sewing cabinet, mineral spirits, martha washington: Hi Paula Nice to hear from you. Storing in the basement has not caused this. Its just the finish. You could try cleaning the cabinet with mineral spirits but you will not notice much change. If you want to get rid of the ugly dark varnish you must replace...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mason Davis Scale, mason davis, berning
mason davis, berning, approximate value: Hi Eric, The Chicago Scale Company was in business in the late 1860s to around 1910. Since we do not have any catalogs available containing your scale it is impossible to determine the exact date of manufacture. Scales like yours were manufactured primarily...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mechanical Pinball Machine, pinball repairs, pinball machine
pinball repairs, pinball machine, pinball games: Sorry, Ed but I don t repair pinball games much, I send most my pinball repairs to Pinball Dave Turvall in Silver lake WA., I have enough trouble just keeping up with my slot machine repairs. There are tons of pinball sites on the web and you are bound to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills Castle Nickel Slot Machine, u hual, strong cardboard
u hual, strong cardboard, home depot: Hi Paul, MLB numbers are just casting part numbers. The serial number is stamped in the casting at the top right front Conner of the top casting, just above the right wood side or handle side, on top. It could be covered in paint, so look closely, Top front...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills Golden Nugget Slot Machine, Mills Antique Slot Machine Golden Nugget Hightop
Mills Antique Slot Machine Golden Nugget Hightop: There is no such thing as a 1936 Mills Golden Nugget. All of the Golden Nuggets were made after 1940. The vast majority of Golden Nuggets are reproduction or revamped machines and while they have value are not near as desirable as an original. To...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mouse smell in furniture, fabric softener sheets, bleach wash
fabric softener sheets, bleach wash, unfinished areas: Hi Paul Nice to hear from you. Not sure if its actually mice you smell but I know the smell LOL. A good scrub on all infinished surfaces with a mild bleach (Javex) solution and then a real good air drying. Leave the drawers out as long as you can. Mix...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mouse smell in old dresser, mouse, smell
mouse, smell, drawers: Paul- This is an extremely difficult problem to handle. The trouble is that the mouse urine actually sinks into the pores of the wood, and no matter how many different things you use to try to absorb the smell, it is still there. If you can see the stains...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): moth ball scented cedar chest, moth ball, white vinegar
moth ball, white vinegar, cedar chest: Hi Dina Nice to hear from you. I could never figure out why folks put moth balls in a cedar chest but its quite common. About the only thing I know of that may help is an agressive sanding then leaving the chest open for some time. Nothing wrong with a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): National Counting & Weighing Machine, counting scales, higher hope
counting scales, higher hope, weighing machine: Hi Tammy, The National Scale Company started business in Chicopee Falls in 1900 but filed for Bankrupcy on June 29, 1921. You can read more about the company at this website: http://nationalscaleinc.com/ . The company made counting scales that incorporates...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): name of furniture, seperate pieces, eastlake style
seperate pieces, eastlake style, piece of furniture: Hi Marlyn Nice to hear from you. What you have here is a married piece. That simply means two seperate pieces not original to each other put together. The top is an Eastlake style mirror and the bottom is a wash stand. Both are the type of things I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oil lamp identification, kerosene oil, lamp identification
kerosene oil, lamp identification, chemistry equipment: Hello Joan, Thankyou for your question. What you have are not kerosene oil lamps. They would appear (and I say only appear ) to be chemistry equipment of some kind. I suggest that you show the photograph to a chemist to see if they can shed light...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Dresser - Cleaning it up, sue burton, bun feet
sue burton, bun feet, mineral spirits: Hi again Sue Fred Taylor who is our American Furniture Expert on this site send the following about your lovely dresser (which turns out to be a buffet LOL) The old dresser someone asked you about on 7/5 is an English Art Deco buffet, circa 1930, made...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Dresser w/mirror, steel wool pads, mineral spirits
steel wool pads, mineral spirits, old furniture: Hi Marilyn Nice to hear from you. What a lovely old piece. It really looks dirty though and needs a good cleaning as you say. Get a can of mineral spirits and a box of fine steel wool pads. Use the steel wool dipped in the spirits as a scrubber and give...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Howe scale, coin operated games, scale co
coin operated games, scale co, ebay: Hi Pete, Sorry but I only do and know about coin operated games such as slot machine, jukebox s and items of that nature, But I am sure your scale could be worth some money. I know a little about coin operated scales but this is way out of my league. If...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Lamp, push button switch, kerosene lamp
push button switch, kerosene lamp, metal rim: That s a nice lamp that has been converted from oil to electric. It is probably from the mid to late 1800s. If that is the original shade I would estimate its value to be around $400. If it was wired in a way that the oil tank could still function then its...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old National Snack Vending Machine, snack vending machine, candy vendor
snack vending machine, candy vendor, ebay: Hi Mary, There is not much information on these and I don t believe there very collectible, I would guess 100 to 150, but maybe they could get better if it s like new. There is a few web sited dealing in vending, you will find more sites if you do a Internet...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Settee, superfine steel wool, steel wool pad
superfine steel wool, steel wool pad, saddle soap: Hi again Mildred For some reason the site just wiped out my answer to your second query. Sorry about that. Hope this gets you. I don t feel this settee is much older than 1910 But this is out of my line. Could you contact Fred Taylor. Fred is our American...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old 'sofa bed' - need hardware, sofa bed, junk stores
sofa bed, junk stores, steel arm: Hi Erika Nice to hear from you. Erica this is a really tough question. To my knowledge, these are not made any more so the only possible place to get replacements would be from a similar piece. That means going to Goodwill, SallyAnn, junk stores and garage...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old gold scale, zipper case, berning
zipper case, berning, comcast: Hi Donna, Due to the fact that so many scales similar to what you describe were manufactured, over many different years, it is impossible for us to know what you have from your description. If you can send us pictures of your scale and the box to i-weigh-u@comcast.net...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old iron bed, faux wood graining, spray lacquer
faux wood graining, spray lacquer, mineral spirits: Hi Lynne Nice to hear from you. There would be nothing wrong with sealing the beds with a clear coat of spray lacquer. Not a high gloss. The beds will have to be super clean before doing this. In this case just a good wipe with a rag dipped in a bit of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old lamp, claw feet, wisk
claw feet, wisk, solid brass: This is what was called a piano floor lamp and was originally an oil burning lamp popular in the 1800s and very early 1900s. It is more than likely solid brass. Mfgs like Bradley and Hubbard were known for these type. If it is a B&H it is worth probably $800...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old morris chair, rick swenson, craftsman style
rick swenson, craftsman style, morris chair: Hi, Jeanette, As the caption on the photo says it is a Morris chair. They were the first recliners mass produced in the country. Your chair appears to be a cross between the victorian,golden oak chairs made around the turn of the century and the later craftsman...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old vanity dressing table, vanity dressing table, quick responce
vanity dressing table, quick responce, vanity table: Hi again Bonnie So glad you found the date. Now you can pass that info on in future. Kind of neat to find out your vanity is that old. Unfortunately the glass cannot be repaired. I usually just go to my glass shop and get the cheapest mirror cut. And...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pelouze Scale- 1898, arleta california, e mail
arleta california, e mail, berning: Hi Brandi, You can call Bob Depenbrok at the Vintage Cash Register and Scale Company in Arleta, California. He may be able to provide the spider you need for your scale. He may be reached by telephone at 818-896-8539 or by e-mail at dep2x61@aol.com . ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Penny Scale, dash pot, question thanks
dash pot, question thanks, chicago ill: Hi Lois, If you lay it down the oil will leak out of the dash pot. If you send your mailing address to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net, we will send you free adjustment directions, diagrams and a parts list for the scale. Retail value is $1000-$1800. Hope...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pepsi Cola Machine, pepsi machine, pepsi cola
pepsi machine, pepsi cola, machine numbers: Hi Barb, I try to discourage pop machine question because I don t follow them, but I would try to help you and to do that I would need to see a photo of it, The serial number is useless to me, I need a photo and a manfuacture name and MODEL number if possible....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter Coffee or Tea Canter 1833, david edgerton, antique metalware
david edgerton, antique metalware, period marks: - It s a glockenkanne (bell-shaped flask) of the hexagonal bodied variation. This style of object was made in Switzerland and the southern German areas, and the date 1833 is consistent with the style, though a bit on the late side. Unfortunately, there...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pie Safe, primitive, pie
primitive, pie, safe: Hi, Pat. It sounds like you have an interesting project on your hands. This pie safe sounds like a piece that was made by an ingenious husband in response to a request from his wife. Many people didn t have the money to buy the pieces of furniture that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Platform Rocker, platfrom rocker, restoration
platfrom rocker, restoration, hardware: Sue- Your chair probably dates from 1880-1910. Be careful if you do any work with the hardware. I had one just like this, minus the slide out footrest, and broke some of the hardware. I could not get it replaced anywhere, so I had to make the hardware myself....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Premier Dial Scale, dial scales, jennings and co
dial scales, jennings and co, dial scale: Hi Cheryl, Patent number 1370724 was issued to Henry W. Barson on March 8, 1921 for a coin operated lollipop or big head scale. The Premier Dial Scale was advertised as follows in a 1930s advertising brochure: Jennings Premier Dial Scale. The great popularity...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pedistal table, table slides, woodworking supplies
table slides, woodworking supplies, steel wool: Hi Rhonda Nice to hear from you. First you must try to get the old slides useable. Not sure which type you have but check to see if they can be removed. All table slides can be easily removed but perhaps yours are stuck in such a position you cannot get...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): peerless corn popper, e mail address, google
e mail address, google, realy: Hi Catherine, WOW, I have includeing yours just received three realy hard questions to work on! Could you e-mail me some photo s of your machine? Sounds like you have some and this would really help. My e-mail address is: jackpot7@ix.netcom.com Thank...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): What is this piece called?, quarter sawn oak, veneer finish
quarter sawn oak, veneer finish, oak veneer: Hi Jennifer Nice to hear from you. Heres what I call this piece..a sideboard. And a lovely one at that. Its made of quarter sawn oak veneer and has a serpentine front. The original finish has been replaced (very well), and its from the turn of the century...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pinball machine and slot machine, empire state building, pinball machine
empire state building, pinball machine, finsh: Kara, It is best to leave the machines as is and let the new buyer restore and/or fix the machine as necessary. Can you email me pictures of the machines? I may be able to help you sell them or give you some ideas. Email me at buck@nvc.net Thanks,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): possible 1950's-1960's scale, weights and measures, inexact science
weights and measures, inexact science, berning: Hi Ashley, If you send a picture of the scale to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we can probably help you identify your scale and give you a value for it. The weights were drilled in order to to calibrate them. Weights were usually cast out of iron or brass...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Quarter - sawn oak dresser (continued), quarter sawn oak, sue burton
quarter sawn oak, sue burton, oil stains: Hi Again sue Yes it appears there is damage on the top. It looks like round marks (burns or water?)and also do I detect some oil stains? Looks to me like just the top should be stripped and unfortunately sanded but if its black water marks they can sometimes...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Re-finishing ebonized Victorian furniture, victorian furniture, steady hand
victorian furniture, steady hand, fine artists: Anna- It is very difficult to understand precisely what you mean when you say your furniture has lost the finish without actually seeing the problem. Are you able to send some pictures of the affected areas for me to look at? That might allow me to be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinishing mahogany veneer furniture, mahogany veneer, john wanamaker
mahogany veneer, john wanamaker, decent shape: Hi again Kevin Fred Taylor our American Furniture expert on the site sent this info along for you. RE the question about refinishing mahognay veneer furnitiure - the dresser shown is walnut veneer. not mahognay. The underlayment of the veneer is not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Refinishing old furniture, steel wool pad, mineral spirits
steel wool pad, mineral spirits, varsol: Hi Cheryl Nice to hear from you. You can clean this set with mineral spirits (sold as varsol in Canada). Use a very fine steel wool pad (not SOS), dipped in the spirits as a scrubber. Always work with the grain of the wood. Use care over the painted...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Regards to Previous "identifying lamp" question, pot metal, spelter
pot metal, spelter, store thanks: Hi, these types of lamps wer generally produced in the late 60s through the mid 70s. They basically were pseudo reproductions of much older periods with a contemporary twist included in design. I have sometimes found the dates embossed on the castings after...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Repair Question, flat metal pieces, spring mechanisms
flat metal pieces, spring mechanisms, bob wiley: hello Karen you are missing a double spring mechanism that attaches the chair to the platform you might be able to find them on line but i would suggest that you go to yard sales, consignment shops or any old kinda junk shop and purchase a really beat up...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ROWE AMI JUKEBOX, rowe ami, luck chad
rowe ami, luck chad, exact model: Craig, I m not an expert on jukeboxes so I am not familiar with your exact model. However, I have noticed most of the jukeboxes from the 1980 s are worth $100-300. There are plenty of them around and not to many buyers for the newer jukeboxes. Most...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): refinishing singer sewing machine, refinishing, stripping
refinishing, stripping, sewing machine: Your first stop should be your local library and get some books on refinishing. This will help you with some general knowledge on what your about to attempt. My advice in general would be to not use a water rinse stripper. The sewing machine is probably veneered...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): remove veneer, electric sander, hot iron
electric sander, hot iron, veneer: Hi Gwen Nice to hear from you. Gwen I give you A for your efforts in trying to sand this off LOL. But seriously you cannot sand veneer off. Its hardwood and very tough when you consider how thin it is. Use a hot iron. It will melt the glue and come...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): repair or not to repair?, oak sideboard, sideboard table
oak sideboard, sideboard table, antique buffet: Hi Kristin Nice to hear from you. Forget about the holes being there. Someone quite likley had something electrical inside and the cord went through there. This is a very nice oak sideboard that someone refinished at some point in its life. I would replace...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): S. Karpen Bros. "wicker"?, paper wicker furniture, wicker
paper wicker furniture, wicker, Karpen Brothers: Hi Jay, Would there be any chance of you sending me a picture of the 1909 picture with the wicker furniture on it and can you send me pictures of the current pieces you own? Could you also tell me why you think these pieces are Lloyd Loom? The reason...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sanitary Scale, new haven county, internal lighting
new haven county, internal lighting, paper sticker: Hi Andy, We do not have a Sanitary scale like yours in our collection but we are relatively sure that the cord only controls the light which illuminates the dial when the scale is in use. Retail value of the scale like yours in good to excellent working...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): SEEBURG CONSOLETTE, ok condition, condition thanks
ok condition, condition thanks, self contained unit: Jeremy, I cant help you with repairs or testing on your juke, I have worked on a few jukes, but not this one, so I don t know it at all. You can go to Victory Glass on the web and order a manual for it which will help you determine if it s complete. You...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sellers porceliron table, steel wool pad, naval jelly
steel wool pad, naval jelly, rollers: Hi Kathleen Nice to hear from you. For the rust, get a can of Naval jelly from the hardware. In most cases if the rust is not severe it will remove it although it will not remove the pitted marks as they are there to stay. But it will certainly clean it...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sewing Kit, needle holder, sewing kit
needle holder, sewing kit, thimble: Hello Arthur. Can you tell me if there are any marks on the items, such as sterling or 925 or any trademarks? Can you provide a picture of the case the kit comes in? I can tell you that the thimble in the case is not original to the set. It is a filigree...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Sideboard and Card Table, lifetime furniture, revival styles
lifetime furniture, revival styles, hastings michigan: Scott - Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Co was formed in 1991 with the merger of Grand Rapids Bookcase and Barber Brothers Chair Co. In 1910 Barber Brothers introduced a line of Misison style furniture called Lifetime and marketed it in cooperation with Grand...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot machine Glass, galloping dominoes, reproduction glass
galloping dominoes, reproduction glass, winter book: Hi Tom, Some of these have been reproduced in the past by different people, not all of them. I don t know who has them available but I see you have enclosed your email address so I will forward my list of part suppliers to you and maybe one of these sources...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Steelyard Scale Information please, diamond shape, shape design
diamond shape, shape design, blacksmiths: Hi Mary, Your early hand forged, marked steelyard is quite uncommon due to the fact that it is signed. Unfortunately with steelyards, especially early ones, the makers are usually unknown. This is due to the fact that they were primarily made by blacksmiths...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): I have a scale..., fenton glass, scale collectors
fenton glass, scale collectors, decorative purposes: Hi Doninic, Due to the fact that your scale was made for decorative purposes and not for actual weighing; we cannot really offer you much information. These types of scales are not desirable to scale collectors as a general rule. You might get better...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): seaburg jukebox, wholesale values, wood cabinets
wholesale values, wood cabinets, metal cabinet: Hi John, If your sure it s a 1948, then it s a model 148, which If I have it correctly has the metal cabinet, the 146 and 147 look somewhat the same but have wood cabinets. I can only give you the guide value but these older box s have been taking a beating...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing machine, collectible sewing, sewing machine
collectible sewing, sewing machine, sewing machines: Hello Charles, I regret that I am not able to help you. My expertise (as I have stated so many times before) is in Toy or Miniature Collectible sewing machines. Please contact someone at this website, they may be able to help you. http://www.ismacs.net/home.html...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing machine, sewing machine co, collectible sewing
sewing machine co, collectible sewing, sewing tools: Hello Ryan, I am sorry but I cannot help you. My expertise is in Toy or Miniature Collectible sewing machines along with all other antique sewing tools. But .... for information about the Standard Sewing Machine Co. please see this link: http://www.thetreadlersvillage.com/standardsewingmachinecatalogmariann.html...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing machines, sewing machine collectors, comic strip characters
sewing machine collectors, comic strip characters, windup toys: Hello Pamela, I forwarded your query and photo on to another collector and he came back with the following: Marx -- Louis Marx founded his own toy firm, Louis Marx & Company, in New York City in 1921 after an argument with his employer, Toy King Ferdinand...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): slot machine, german game, ebay
german game, ebay, couple hundred: Hi Lee. I have seen these, I call them roll-a-Mat s but they are a German game and they work on 220 volts I believe. I have only seen one that worked. I am guessing you mostly trying to figure value. If so, I have seen them sell from 75.00 to 300.00 on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): slot machine, german wall, happy hunting
german wall, happy hunting, hi lee: Hi Lee, There were a lot of these German wall type slots brought into the country in the 1970 s along with the Japanese pachinkos. Neither of them is very valuable, with yours having a value of $200-300 if working. Happy Hunting! Larry www.coinoplibrary.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): stripping antique wood, crackle medium, wall paint
crackle medium, wall paint, paint stripper: Hi Carrie Nice to hear from you. What a shame the set was painted. The only thing that will remove paint is paint stripper. This crackle stuff is miserable to try to paint over and I suggest stripping, but if you must paint you will have to sand the crackle...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): TCC Thimbles, helen lester thompson, sewing tools
helen lester thompson, sewing tools, thimble collectors: Hello Donna, I have sent your query on to a friend as I am not sure who made the P. Diane. I will get back to you as soon as I hear something. Regards, Irene Hello Donna, Here is what I have found out: In the book titled Sewing Tools and Trinkets...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Thimble - Alfred E. Smith, thimble collectors, political memorabilia
thimble collectors, political memorabilia, alfred e smith: Hi Kathy. You have an aluminum political advertising thimble. It would be cross collectible as there would be interest to thimble collectors and political memorabilia collectors. Since you did not send a picture, and good condition is subjective, I can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Troemner Antique Scale Balance, pound capacity, berning
pound capacity, berning, plastic pans: Hi Mel & Michelle, These 5 pound capacity, box counter scales were manufactured by Troemner in the 1930s and 1940s. These counter scales were described as follows: We have made the box of the scale as small as practical, so as to take up the least amount...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): thimble: how much?, thimble collector, ebay
thimble collector, ebay, great grandmother: Hello Nancy. You have a sterling silver thimble made by Simons Bros. Co. of Philadelphia. They have been in business since 1839 and still make thimbles today. Yes, the 12 indicates the size of the thimble. Without a picture, I could not venture a guess...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): thimble identificaion, james k polk, tarnex
james k polk, tarnex, toothbrushing: Hello James. Yes, I would need to see a good digital picture or pictures in order to help you. Please do not clean the thimble with tarnex.....if it is dirty, just some and water and a mild toothbrushing would be best. If you can photograph the marks inside...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): tin punch, punched tin panels, tin punch
punched tin panels, tin punch, steel wool: Hi Cheryl Nice to hear from you. The only thing I can suggest to try would be fine steel wool. And be advised it may not work. Usually once this tin gets discolored its like that forever. Maybe try the back of the tin as a test. Great Question Regards...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value and resortration of Dayton scale, dayton scale, ball bearings
dayton scale, ball bearings, gold medals: Hi Colin, The booklet, The Bigness of Little Things by IG Kennedy, Copyright 1922 by Dayton Moneyweight Scale Company has this description of the number 344 Dayton: For the grocery, meat market, delicatessen and general store. this scale is the same as...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): VINTAGE lEVITON lAMP, ceramic vase, silky cloth
ceramic vase, silky cloth, george and martha: This lamp is similiar to what are referred to as George and Martha lamps which were a porcelain or ceramic vase or urn shaped lamp, usually white with gold trim and a cameo painting on the front like yours. The term came to be because the painting was usually...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Pinball machines, gameroom magazine, vintage pinball
gameroom magazine, vintage pinball, pinball resource: Hi Steve, Well, good question. I would maybe get a subscription to maybe gameroom magazine http://gameroommagazine.com also I would get a price guide, and shop around, check adds, but you would want to know what your looking for first. You could check at...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Singer Sewing Machine, home sewing machines, singer sewing machine
home sewing machines, singer sewing machine, sewing tools: Hello Allison, I am sorry that I cannot help you. As I have said so many times before, I am not an expert in domestic or home sewing machines. When it comes to sewing machines, I can help only with Toy or Miniature collectible machines. I am an expert...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Watling Scale Lock/Keys, berning, watling
berning, watling, comcast: Hi Fred, We do have keys available but are unsure which keys you need exactly. Please send photos off the scale as well as close-up photos of the locks in question to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net . Thanks. Weigh Daily!!! Bill and Jan Bernin...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Winslow truck scale, berning, scale co
berning, scale co, winslow: Hi Jean, History for the Winslow Scale Co. may be found here: http://www.emerywinslow.com/history.html . Your scale was most likely installed in 1937 when the building was built. A collector would have no interest in this scale because it is so large....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wonder Hors, Wooden, 1950's, general antiques, wonder horse
general antiques, wonder horse, zubee: Yes, I do recognize the horse but never knew it was from the Wonder Horse factory. I ve seen these at many antiques shows, usually selling in the $100.00 range. I think the one on the website you sent me sold higher was because it was never used and had...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wagon train, wagon train, connector plug
wagon train, connector plug, plastic covers: Hi Jeff, Your Gottlieb Wagon Train was made in 1960-63, and there was 1,1,100.00 units produced. Average Value is $700.00. As for repairs, well I don t know, I would guess about 300.00 for service to get it up for location operation would be fair and up to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): whites furniture co. dining table No. G72, furniture, value
furniture, value, manufacturer: Wendy- This is not a company with which I am familiar. The name on the tag could be the manufacturer, or it could be the retailer that sold the table. Try doing a search on Google and see what you come up with. There are many White s Furniture Companies...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wood screw clamps, Jorgensen
Jorgensen: Hi Bill. Interesting question. Although I don t know the specific answer to your question, you could probably find out fairly quickly. Go to Google on your computer and have it search for Jorgensen Company history. You should probably get quite a few pages...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): are these worth anything, coin operated games, dr pepper
coin operated games, dr pepper, worth money: Hi Michele, Sorry but I only do and know about coin operated games such as slot machine, jukebox s and items of that nature, But I am sure your items are worth money, and who knows, maybe big money, the items sound rare to me. If I were you I would do a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1930 Jenny Lind Twin Beds, jenny lind, twin beds
jenny lind, twin beds, excellent condition: Hi Karen Nice to hear from you. If the beds need refinishing, you will not hurt the value by doing so. You will likely increase the value if you do a good job as these beds are not antiques but certainly lovely. If you plan on selling, leave them as is....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1949 Mills Slot, black beauty, netcom
black beauty, netcom, phone numbers: Justin, I haven t really found anything for you except, I could give you names and phone numbers to a few collectors in your state who might be able to find someone close to you. I can t make these people public, so if you want to write me at jackpot7@ix.netcom.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1951 toms vending machine, vending machine, coin operated machines
vending machine, coin operated machines, game room: Hi, Most collectors prefer coin operated machines in original condition. However, some machines in poor condition may benefit from repainting. Your machine would be one that would probably end up in a game room and so it may be easier to sell being all...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1953 AMI Model E 80 play, antique coin op peanut gumball match perfume pulver gum machine dispenser slot machine poker
antique coin op peanut gumball match perfume pulver gum machine dispenser slot machine poker: Jim, I found it listed in a book for $500-1500 depending upon condition. The high price would be for an example that is restored and in perfect working order. If it doesn t work properly or needs some attention, the value would be closer to the lower...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): A 24 LB WEIGHT SCALE, old scale, missing parts
old scale, missing parts, saving old pieces: Thanks for your question, I m sorry to say I do not know of anyone who makes replacement faceplates. A suggestion would be to contact someone who restores clock faces. They may be willing to do this dial. It would require hand painting. Another idea...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Abbey Pewter, pewter alloy, antique metalware
pewter alloy, antique metalware, osborne co: - Abbey Pewter was a trademark of Osborne & Co of Sheffield, and was used around 1909-1939. They will be made of Brittania metal, a pewter alloy used in fabricating from sheet metal. 1465 is the pattern number. Martin www.antique-metalware.co.u...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique?, walnut veneer, birch veneer
walnut veneer, birch veneer, waterfall design: Michelle - Your dresser is from the late 1930s. It is not an antique. The style at the time was called Art Moderne, today we call it Art Deco, a term coined n the 1960s. Your dresser is also said to be of waterfall design. That refers to the rounded front...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique bed and dresser, high point north carolina, oak veneer
high point north carolina, oak veneer, quarter sawn white oak: Jim - I can tell from the one partial photo that the furniture is from the Golden Oak era of American furniture 1880-1920. It is made of quarter sawn white oak and oak veneer on the rolls. If you can send me some better photos of the furniture I will be...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Chair, bob wiley, antique chair
bob wiley, antique chair, antiquing: Hi Sue This appears to be a chair from the arts and cradts period (late 19th -early 20th century)and would not have had nails or screws. Chair making is a very exact craft. the maker would have relied on his ability as a wood joiner and would have used...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Recliner, 20th century invention, recliner chair
20th century invention, recliner chair, tilt back: Keith - I am not familiar with the term Miller chair associated with a chair like this but I am familiar with the chair. I have disassembled, restored and reassembeld a number of them in my carrer in antique restoration. Basically it is a mechanical...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Slot Machine, antique slot machine, skyscraper
antique slot machine, skyscraper, serial number: If it is a Mills machine, then the serial number tells me it is probably a Mills Gooseneck Silent machine, or, more commonly known as a Mills Skyscraper. These machines were made around 1932. They came in two varieties. The rarest version was the two pull...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Table, apartment furniture, klismos chair
apartment furniture, klismos chair, klismos chairs: Stacy - Your table does appear to be made of birch as do the chairs. The form of the chairs is the klismos chair, a reproduction of classical Greek chairs that was popular in the Federal period of the early 19th century. The klismos is defined by the arching...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Upright Scale, kansas city usa, kansas city missouri
kansas city usa, kansas city missouri, scale collectors: Hi Kathy, Your vertical barrel computing counter scale is extremely rare and very desirable to both restorers and collectors alike. Patent number 866690 was issued to Harry Sherwood and Oran Blankenship of Kansas City, Missouri on September 24, 1907 for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique wooden top, sandpaper, varnish
sandpaper, varnish, scratches: Hi Paul Nice to hear from you. Paul this finish someone poured on will need to be removed. The only way is with paint stripper. As long as you use no sandpaper you will not loose the natural aging color of the wood. You must however use the proper stripper....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Arcade Manufacturing Imperial coffee grinder, coffee grinder, last option
coffee grinder, last option, glue: hi, cast iron can be welded, but it has to be done by someone who is very experienced with cast iron. sometimes it depending on how many pieces are involved epoxy can be just as good. the last option is to glue it together and have the piece recast...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique bed with adjustable metal chain link, new britain connecticut, light duty applications
new britain connecticut, light duty applications, rube goldberg: James - Companies like the National Wire Mattress Company of New Britain, Connecticut came out with woven wire mattresses after the Civil War in the 1870s. They were used in light duty applications and were also were used in folding cabinet beds of the period....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique Chifferobe, american manufactured furniture, antique chifferobe
american manufactured furniture, antique chifferobe, schiffer publications: John - Statesville Furniture Co was located in Statesville, NC. The Statesville Line was the trademark of the company. Your chifferobe is actually called a chifforette because of the arrangement of the drawers and doors. The lisitng in American Manufactured...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique cutlery chest - unlockable!, antique shop, locksmith
antique shop, locksmith, drawers: Hi Carol Nice to hear from you. Most definately go to a locksmith. You ask what kind ..well a locksmith is a locksmith LOL. They sell and repair locks. An antique shop does not do this. The chest sounds lovely and you are right to be concerned with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique glue, proper glue, worth alot
proper glue, worth alot, antique chest: Hi Jenae Nice to hear from you. The proper glue is called hide glue . I have never heard of glue eating at wood. And give your boss this advice for me. If he is going to repair a chest that is worth a lot of money and does not know the proper glue he...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique rocking chair, antique rocking chair, platform rockers
antique rocking chair, platform rockers, platform rocker: Hi again Laura Fred Taylor our American furniture expert sent me this interesting bit of info about your chair. Platform rockers were in use before the Civil War and became very popular in the third quarter of the century. The chair on AllExperts was an...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): bedroom furniture, dixie furniture, double dresser
dixie furniture, double dresser, furniture co: There are several Dixie Furniture companys in that area starting in the 1900s. Without at least a picture to see the style, I couldn t venture a guess as to it s antique status. I also do not give appraisals on this forum. Thanks, Rob http://www.andersonsrestorations.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): better pictures of the chifferette, walnut veneer, red gum
walnut veneer, red gum, mid 1930s: John - Your chifforette is factory made of walnut veneer and red gum solids. It was part of a late 1920s to mid 1930s Depression era bedroom set. It would sell at auction for around $100-$150. Thanks for the improved photos. Fred Taylor www.furnituredetective.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chifferobe?, bob wiley, sorry bob
bob wiley, sorry bob, armoire: good morning Karen thanks for the photo You have an Armoire made in the 40 s ot the 50 s, the right side would be used to hang clothing and the left as a dresser it appears to be in very nice condition and may have been refinished it is tough to determine...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chifferobe, dovetailed drawers, bob wiley
dovetailed drawers, bob wiley, two doors: without a photo your request is going to be tough but here goes what you have described is an armoire - would have been used in a bedroom in lieu of closets, which were almost nonexistent in most homes the 6/1/07 could be a manufactured date June 1, 1907...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): China Cabinet, china cabinet, auction house
china cabinet, auction house, hi mary: Hi Mary My goodness this piece is huge. I would sell this at an auction house. If you sell it from your house you will have strangers coming through. And it may be damaged if they attempt to move it. The auction house should have men and a moving van to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Containing mouse urine odor on wood - sanding necessary?, mouse urine, mouse colony
mouse urine, mouse colony, kitchen cabinets: Diane- Most paints require that the surface be correctly prepared in order to work correctly. You should check the directions on the can of BIN to determine if this is necessary. As far as whether the smell can be completely contained by painting the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Craftsman pewter Sheffield, art deco design, antique metalware
art deco design, antique metalware, feet legs: - Craftsman was a trademark of Viners, a Sheffield firm famous for cutlery manufacture, who also made pewter. The mark was used in the late 1920s and through the 1930s. That fits nicely with your identification of an Art Deco design. Martin www.antique-metalware.co.u...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cutler - restoring the finish, cutler desk, methylated spirits
cutler desk, methylated spirits, paint stripper: Hi Peter in Austrailia Nice to hear from you. Peter if the methylated spirits removed the finish then it was shellac. It will not remove any other finish. So thats what you want to restore to original. Unfortunately now you must completely strip off what...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): how to care for this armoire??, bob wiley, paste wax
bob wiley, paste wax, piece of furniture: good morning Linda Interesting armoire it appears to be new construction the protection that I recommend to my clents is Butcher s paste wax I would suggest you use it on the metal as well as the wood after you apply the wax ( you should only have to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): carousel cat picture, william manns, art of the carousel
william manns, art of the carousel, famous cats: Study up on authentic carousel figures. Get books like Painted Ponies by William Manns, and Art of the Carousel by the late Charlotte Dinger. Also study photographs of authentic figures. Best to use photos of carousel figures that are on carousels. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): all cedar wardrobe, tung oil, jean answer
tung oil, jean answer, application method: Hi again Jean I always just assume folks know these things and I apologize. First off if you are sure there is no finish left on the piece, there is no other surface prep necessary. Tung oil will absolutely NEVER leave a gummy finish. The best application...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ceder carvings, steel wool pad, mineral spirits
steel wool pad, mineral spirits, old furniture: Hi Eileen Nice to hear from you. We clean old furniture with mineral spirits (called varsol in Canada). Use a rag dipped in it for lighter dirt and a very fine steel wool pad (not SOS), dipped in it for heavy dirt. Use the steel wool pad as a scrubber....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): clown head gumball machine, clown head, deb
clown head, deb, gum: Hi Deborah, I been looking for information on this machine, can you tell me who manufactured it? I found one made in 1975 so I am sure that this is not the one. If I could see a picture of it or find out who made it, that would help me a lot. If you can...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): collectible tape measures, search amazon, telephone yellow pages
search amazon, telephone yellow pages, tape measures: Hello Judith. There are two or three good books out on tape measures that include price guides. Considering the size of your collection, they would be worth the investment. Search Amazon.com for them. You can check you local chamber of commerce or telephone...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): copy/knockoff of James Yates pewter, james yates, antique metalware
james yates, antique metalware, vertical element: - Interesting question. These things do turn up every now and then, but are not especially common. They were made by taking a copy from an original mug, probably using silicon rubber to make the mould. The mark survives because an impression is taken up...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): David Bradley American Scale 00, sears roebuck co, platform scales
sears roebuck co, platform scales, kansas city mo: Hi Pamela, Information on David Bradley and Sears Roebuck may be found at the following website: http://www.davidbradley.net/ . That website should answer most of your questions on the David Bradley & Sears Roebuck connection. Your platform scale...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Daybed question, quarter sawn white oak, kroehler
quarter sawn white oak, kroehler, furniture piece: Ewa - In the 1890s Peter Kroehler was the manager and eventually the president of the Naperville Lounge Co in Naperville, IL outside Chicago. He then started the P. E. Kroehler Mfg Co making special orders for Sears and other high volume customers. Your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton Ohio Cumputing scale, joseph hopkinson, computing scale
joseph hopkinson, computing scale, personal preference: Hi Hugh, Joseph Hopkinson of Dayton, Ohio was issued patent 1065808 on June 24, 1913 for a horizontal barrel computing scale. Your scale dates from the 1910s to the 1930s and has a spring driven mechanism. The mirror, on top was intended to help the customer...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Drawer repair, drawer bottoms, drawer slides
drawer bottoms, drawer slides, narrow pieces: Hi Kat Nice to hear from you. Wish I knew if these drawer stops are those little metal kind or wood. We don t usually see wood drawer stops gouge the drawer bottoms but those metal ones sure can. The reason this happens is because the drawer slides wear...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Duncan Fife Table, duncan fife table, duncan phyfe furniture
duncan fife table, duncan phyfe furniture, bob wiley: Duncan Phyfe (correct spelling) made furniture in the early 1800 s in the New York area and it is not impossible to have a veneered piece that can be attributed to him or his shops. Duncan Phyfe furniture typically refers to a style of furniture that has...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dresser/chest of drawers, walnut veneer, red gum
walnut veneer, red gum, chest of drawers: Brandi - The chest was part of bedroom set from the 1920s/1930s. It is in the Art Moderne style of the period, what we now call Art Deco. However, it has been stripped of all the walnut veneer typically found on such pieces. What you now see is the secondary...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dresser hardware, Missing hardware
Missing hardware: Thanks for your question, Most companys that made hardware if they are still in business, have long melted down their old inventorys. Your best bet is to look at some replacement types such as you can find at www.vandykes.com. They are one of several companys...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Fiber Weve Pram, antique wicker, Lloyd Loom wicker
antique wicker, Lloyd Loom wicker, wicker doll buggy: Hi Lora, How nice it is that you have a family heirloom that was your mother s, something to always remember her by. But without a picture, I can t be certain about your fibre doll buggy. However, it sounds to me like it might be a Lloyd Loom version...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): FLOOR SCALE, mfg co, name and address
mfg co, name and address, comcast: Hi Orlando, Most of these American scales were made in the 1940 s and 1950 s. I have never seen one in Spanish. Most of these scales sell in the $200 - 400 price range if they are complete and working. I also sell parts for this scale. If you send your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Foundry Cart for a Coffee Table, oak planks, satin sheen
oak planks, satin sheen, grit sandpaper: Hi Chad Nice to hear from you. Great project. If you like what was done in the picture you sent its a fairly easy thing to accomplish. My main concern is that the wood be very clean before any thing is applied to protect it. I think it would be advisable...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Recliner, closer look, name plate
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Recliner, closer look, name plate

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dresser hardware, two pieces, alex
Collectibles-General (Antiques): dresser hardware, two pieces, alex

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hoosier Table, garage sale, garage door
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hoosier Table, garage sale, garage door, hoosier

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Le Brun Bros. bedroom set, greensboro nc, two brothers
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Le Brun Bros. bedroom set, greensboro nc, two brothers, new haven connecticut

Collectibles-General (Antiques): nursing rocker?, wicker seat
Collectibles-General (Antiques): nursing rocker?, wicker seat

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak dining chairs, danish oil, dark stain
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak dining chairs, danish oil, dark stain, original look

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old safe, antique safes, alpine
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old safe, antique safes, alpine

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old tv cabinet?, grandparents, cheers
Collectibles-General (Antiques): old tv cabinet?, grandparents, cheers, images

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Simmons Faux Wood Metal Bedroom Set, norman bel geddes, furniture designs
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Simmons Faux Wood Metal Bedroom Set, norman bel geddes, furniture designs, macy

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gateleg Table, dove tails, wood grain
dove tails, wood grain, mahogany: Hi Jackie Nice to hear from you. Jackie this table looks like it has been stripped and its ready for its finish. The hard and costly part is done. The top appears to be mahogany (just going by the look of the sanding dust in the wood grain),but the legs...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Gottlieb Flipper Fair, gottlieb flipper, games
gottlieb flipper, games: Hi Russell, Flipper Fair is one of a series of Flipper titled games made by Gottlieb in the early 1960 s. Some collect the whole series and this one is in the middle range as far as demand. In excellent original condition it would bring around $800-1000....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): great grandmas wood rocking chair, wood rocking chair, loose joints
wood rocking chair, loose joints, mineral spirits: Don - Your chair is a Windsor rocker from just after the turn of the century. What appears to be wire under the arm connecting to the seat is a long screw inserted from below the seat and screwed into the arm above. This piece of hardware was used in the very...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Henry Troemner Balance No. 20, henry troemner, steel bearings
henry troemner, steel bearings, flexible steel: Hi Larry, We believe that you have a Druggists Counter Scale. It is described as follows in the Troemner catalog from 1928: Druggists or Scale, Figure 20. This scale is especially adapted for wholesale druggests, etc.; made in the most substantial manner;...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Heywood Bros & Co No 265, Heywood Brothers Comany, Wakefield Rattan Company
Heywood Brothers Comany, Wakefield Rattan Company, Heywood-Wakefield wicker furniture: Hi Charles, Your Heywood Bros. & Co. wicker chair was made around the late 1880s, on into the early 1890s. But definitely before the merger of the Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Rattan Company in 1897, identified by the manufacturers label you described....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Heywood Bros & Wakefield, Heywood-Wakefield Brothers, antique wicker furniture
Heywood-Wakefield Brothers, antique wicker furniture, wicker furniture repair directory: Hi Sandra, What a lovely piece you have there, Sandra. Looks like it s from the 1898-1900s period. There are pictures of this exact daybed in the 1898 Heywood Brothers & Wakefield Catalog (reprinted book) that Richard Saunders wrote back in the 1990s, I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Heywood-Wakefield patio set, Heywood-Wakefield stick wicker, antique wicker furniture
Heywood-Wakefield stick wicker, antique wicker furniture, Victorian wicker: Debra, Very good description of your Heywood-Wakefield stick wicker set! You are correct, these pieces were made in the late 1930s and on into the 1940s and were about the last kind of wicker furniture made by Heywood-Wakefield, after that they went to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hitchcock chairs, rick swenson, hitchcock chairs
rick swenson, hitchcock chairs, general antiques: Hi Deanne Nice to hear from you. You can get an authentic job done but I will refer you to our Hitchcock Expert Rick Swenson. http://www.allexperts.com/ep/682-102949/Collectibles-General-Antiques/Rick-Swenson.htm Good Luck with this Regards Eilee...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): HOWE SCALE, st louis missouri, patent number
st louis missouri, patent number, st louis mo: Hi Kenneth, Your Howe scale with patent number 1703406 is of the type called an under/over scale. Patent number 1703406 was issued on February 26, 1929 to Harry C. Schaper of St. Louis, Missouri and was assigned to Schaper Scale Company a corporation of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hoosier Table, new castle indiana, online auction sites
new castle indiana, online auction sites, depression period: Michelle - Hoosier began offering a table and chair set in the 1920s as breakfast room furniture in a very country looking 1920s style. By the mid 1930s the look was very Art Moderne, Art Deco as we call it today. Your table was called the Lift A Leaf ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe 10T scale head, berning, t designation
berning, t designation, rough idea: Hi Jeff, We are unsure what a 10T is but a T designation usually means it was for trade. If you can send a picture to us at i-weigh-u@comcast.net we will do our best to help you with the value. Sorry, we can be of more help. Weigh Daily!!! Bill...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Howe scale, platform scale, hello bill
platform scale, hello bill, lbs capacity: Hi Don & Sandra, We are sorry to have taken so long to respond but our power was out. Howe manufactured many different counter scale models and since we do not have one marked by the post office in our collection, we are unsure what you have. Please send...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): J.F. Dietz Co. Cincinnatti Ohio Roll Top Desk, roll top desk, cincinnatti ohio
roll top desk, cincinnatti ohio, online photo album: Sally - Curious about what it looks like. Send photos. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an online photo album. Be sure to include a copy of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): J. Thomas Steamer Trunk, steamer trunk, lots of humor
steamer trunk, lots of humor, j thomas: Hi John Nice to hear from you. Here is a site where I hope you will find the info you seek. Its a wonderful site for old trunk enthusiasts as well as a wealth of info on repairs, getting replacement parts etc. Lots of humor too. http://www.brettunsvillage.com/trunks/...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Juke Box value, antique jukebox what is it worth coin operated slot machine gumball peanut pulver dice roulette
antique jukebox what is it worth coin operated slot machine gumball peanut pulver dice roulette: Reese, Condition is a big issue with jukeboxes. It could be worth anywhere from $2000-4500. Can you email me pictures? My email address is buck@nvc.net After viewing pictures, I could give more specific information. Chad www.wantedcoinopmachines....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): kitchen cabinet, neck of the woods, quick image
neck of the woods, quick image, possum: Hi Dave Nice to hear from you. Sure would be nice to get a picture of this as in my neck of the woods any furniture item that happens to have a rounded drawer is called possum belly. Thought I d do a quick image search and came up with several different...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): How do I know?, antique dealer, drawers
antique dealer, drawers, good luck: Michelle- Take some detailed pictures of the pieces, and take the pictures to a reputable local antique dealer or appraiser. It is impossible for anyone to tell you the value of a piece without seeing it, and the value of it may depend on the area in which...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Le Brun Bros. bedroom set, greensboro nc chamber of commerce, nc chamber of commerce
greensboro nc chamber of commerce, nc chamber of commerce, greensboro north carolina: Alex- I also have not been able to find anything about this company. It is always possible that the name refers to the store that sold the furniture rather than the manufacturer. You could try checking with the Greensboro, NC Chamber of Commerce to see...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lloyd Loom Patio Set, Lloyd Loom wicker furniture
Lloyd Loom wicker furniture: Sorry Malinda, but as I stated in my bio, I do not give appraisals and that s what you are asking for when you request the value of your pieces from me. Did you want to know the value for insurance purposes, for resale or inheritance purposes? Check eBay...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lloyd loom wicker dressing table, vanity or desk, Lloyd Loom wicker, paper wicker
Lloyd Loom wicker, paper wicker, wicker table: Mimi, This looks like a writing table to me, but you could use it as anything you want. Are there shelves on either side on the inside? I can t be certain from the picture, but it sure would be a nice feature for a writing table as a place to keep some...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): library table, bob wiley, public school library
bob wiley, public school library, random texture: good morning Mark Without a photo I am just guessing butI have seen tables similar to yours that are banded in oak and have a product similar to MDF as the top writing surface - this is a composit that was used during the early 40 s to conserve wood. You...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): lloyd loom, Lloyd Loom wicker, paper wicker
Lloyd Loom wicker, paper wicker, wicker doll carriage: Hi Kathy, Without a picture of your Lloyd Loom doll carriage the only thing I can tell you is that the Lloyd Loom was invented in 1917 and wicker items made using this fabric-like paper fibre material were really popular in the late 1920s on into the 1930s....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): looking for opinon on bed, tiger maple, siderails
tiger maple, siderails, online photo album: Jim - That appears to be a Federal/Empire bed circa 1830. However, I would need to see the hardware (it should be bolts) used to attach the side rails to the headboard, a full shot of the siderails and a shot of the footboard before I can establish a value....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills Cherry 5 cent slot machine, auction company, collectors association
auction company, collectors association, antique shop: Hi Marjie, Your Mills might be a Black Cherry or a Bursting Cherry, I don t know and the MLB number is just a Mills casting part number which will not tell us much at all. I could properly identify it for you and e-mail you back some information on it if...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mahogany drop leaf table, mahogany veneer, drop leaf table
mahogany veneer, drop leaf table, quality tops: good morning sue you have to look closely at the edge of the table if you see a line less than 1/16 from the top of the table this will indicate that the top has a veneer top if you can send a close up photo of the edge in several spots i might be able...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): mersman table, jpg files, fred taylor
jpg files, fred taylor, online photo album: Sherry - What is your question? 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...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nichols and Stone, American Fancy Chair and Child's Boston Rocker, boston rocker, nicholsandstone
boston rocker, nicholsandstone, mass area: Mary - Here is some history on N&S. http://www.nicholsandstone.com/history.php 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...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Nursing Chair?, bob wiley, tack holes
bob wiley, tack holes, general antiques: thanks for the photos your chair is an art & crafts chair the frame is mahogany, the fabric looks fairly new so I would agree that he chair was reupholstered I would suggest you go to the website goantiques.com and I think you will find similar chairs -...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): nursing rocker?, windsor chairs, vertical element
windsor chairs, vertical element, windsor chair: Jo-Ann - Rockers with low seats and low or no arms were called nursing or sewing rockers. The form came into use in the early 1800s. The chair doesn t really have arms. It has hip rests formed by the curving end of the stiles. The chair is technically a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Oak dining chairs, leather seat cover, bob wiley
leather seat cover, bob wiley, denatured alcohol: hi patti these were typically kitchen chairs in the 30 s, 40 s and 50 s they are made of oak and were covered in leather on the seat first remove the seat and all of the stuffing (usually horsehair) as well as the springs to strip the finish you will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old chair stuffed with burlap and hay, antique experts, old chair
antique experts, old chair, fred taylor: Hi Nikki Nice to hear from you. What a nice old chair. I would have grabbed it too LOL. You never take away the value of an upholestried piece when a pro does it. But you know Nikki this looks to be a fairly straight forward job to do yourself if you are...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old safe, general antiques, dish washer
general antiques, dish washer, lock smith: Hi Carolyn, Sorry no I don t, I am not a safe guy but you should be able to show your photo to some old lock smiths or lock and key company s and I bet someone can tell you just by looking at it. That information is probably painted on the inside of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old scales, van berkel, berning
van berkel, berning, view id: Hi Rose, You can find early history of Berkel at the following website: http://www.wtxweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=87 If you send a photo of your scale we might be able to help you identify your scale. Hope this helps....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old trunk, old trunks, heavy paper
old trunks, heavy paper, leona: Hi Leona Nice to hear from you. Usually with trunks made from this material its best to leave as is. But I understand your desire to spruce it up and make useable. And often some of these old trunks look great with a bit of sprucing. But I cannot call...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old tv cabinet?, jasper wood, wood products co
jasper wood, wood products co, phillips electronics: Holly- This appears to be an old television cabinet, probably from the late 40 s or early 50 s. There were many furniture manufacturers in the Jasper, Indiana area. One of these companies may have made cases for Phillips Electronics which was known as Philco....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old vanity dressing table, vanity dressing table, quick responce
vanity dressing table, quick responce, vanity table: Hi again Bonnie So glad you found the date. Now you can pass that info on in future. Kind of neat to find out your vanity is that old. Unfortunately the glass cannot be repaired. I usually just go to my glass shop and get the cheapest mirror cut. And...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): osgood hanging butcher scale, binghamton new york, brass bar
binghamton new york, brass bar, berning: Hi Sandy, Your Osgood scale was most likely manufactured in the early 1900s as patents indicate that the business was viable from at least 1858 to 1902. We do know that Osgood later sold out to Weeks Scale and that they were operating in Binghamton New...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter, antique metalware, new amsterdam
antique metalware, new amsterdam, silver co: - Angela, There is nothing in your list that is anything other than 20th Century decorative - they are are not collector s pieces. However, if you send me a good, high resolution photo of the entire collection, I will be able to pick out anything of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter Teapot, philip ashberry, pewter alloy
philip ashberry, pewter alloy, britannia metal: - This is a Britannia metal teapot. BM is a pewter alloy formulated for manufacturing from sheet metal, rather than casting. It was made by Ashberrys around 1870 I would say from the style, and retailed by Whyte in Edinburgh. Robert Whyte (the mark should...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Possible Hoosier Baker's Table, hoosier, drawer pull
hoosier, drawer pull, photobucket: hi, your table is very nice and appears to be in nice original condition. i am not sure what your question is? i dont think it matters from a financial prospective whether this was made by the hoosier company. i would estimate its value at 850. thank...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pricing of Antique Desk, ebay id, school desks
ebay id, school desks, school desk: Laura - That is a double school desk from the late 19th/early 20th century. A student sat on each side with books in the well in the middle. It appears to be made of oak. A similar desk made of pine from the mid 19th century sold last year at St. Charles...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): penny-pack trade stimulator, gum ball, trade stimulator
gum ball, trade stimulator, knutson: Hi Greg, If you would e-mail me directly at jackpot7@ix.netcom.com I ll e-mail you back a catalog of available parts plus the contact information to the best source of parts and information for trade stimulator s. Would that work for you? Please quote the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): What is this piece of furniture???, sears catalog, private auction
sears catalog, private auction, piece of furniture: Nancy - That is an early 20th century combination of a cheval dresser with a wardrobe. The right cabinet probably was used for hanging clothes and the door had a mirror. It would be interesting to see what the original wood is. My guess is oak. The 1902...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pinball machine, pinball machine, hi mary
pinball machine, hi mary, nice game: Hi Mary Ann, Well, you have a heavy hitter there! Gottlieb s Central Park of 1966, a one player game, in which 3,100 of these games were produced. This game also shows as having some type of back glass animation, mechanical or light. Nice game! value...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): plaster of paris handprint, plaster of paris handprint, plaster of paris
plaster of paris handprint, plaster of paris, last move: Hi Celia Nice to hear from you. Now this is a question I haven t been asked before LOL. Hmmmmmmm...I really think Elmers white glue would fix this. It says on the bottle For all porous materials and this certainly is. Hope this helps Regards Eilee...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): price of jukebox, seaburg, grade 1
seaburg, grade 1, v200: Nice box Lester! Your a good investor! Retail and restored, perfect, this box can reach to $9,000.00 grade 1. Refurbished and retail it can hit $6,800.00 grade 2. if you offered it to a dealer and it was a nice working box he may offer you about 3,200.00...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pro refinish or DIY?, dining room table, dollors
dining room table, dollors, duncan phyfe: Hi Sheri Nice to hear from you. Sheri I see nothing wrong with trying this process. Apparently this stuff helps with the hazing but I don t think it will help the cracked finish. Why not give it a try, eleven hundred dollors is kinda steep for most folks,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rembrandt Lamp, rembrandt, early 1900s
rembrandt, early 1900s, garage sale: I am not sure about this one from this pic. Rembrandt has been making lamps since the early 1900s. I can t see the whole lamp here to tell how old it is. If it has the original shade it is worth more. Do a search for Rembrandt lamps on Ebay and see if you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocker chair seat, fiber seats
fiber seats: Thanks for your question. I don t know of anyone in your direct area that caries the seats but Van Dykes Supply in SD has several styles in fiber and leather. You can get to them online at www.vandykes.com and they will ship it to you. Good Luck with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking Horse, type horse, rocking horse
type horse, rocking horse, garage sales: This is one of the Wonder Horses that so many speak of. I ve seen them at garage sales for under $100.00. Crafts people like to remove the horse from the frame, make some modifications to the body, then mount it on a pole, and transform it to a carousel-type...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rusty Iron Bed, mineral spirits, rusty iron
mineral spirits, rusty iron, iron bed: Hi Cathy Nice to hear from you. If this bed is now indoors out of the damp, the rust will not spread any further. I would not paint over rust until its well cleaned though. I d use mineral spirits and a rag. This will only remove rust dust . It will...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): refinish??, decorative railing, bob wiley
decorative railing, bob wiley, denatured alcohol: Hi Pam you have an eastlake (1880-1890) late Victorian period dresser or server. if it is a dresser it may have had a mirror, on the back you will find marks where the supports would have been attached if it is a server there would have been a top piece...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): refinish old hoosier cabinet, paint and varnish remover, hoosier cabinet
paint and varnish remover, hoosier cabinet, old rags: Hi Donna Nice to hear from you. You refinish this old Hoosier the same as any wood furniture. It must be stripped, stained and a new finish applied. This will take a bit of time but well worth the effort. And you can actually buy all the replacement things...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): refinish RR cart for coffee table, oak planks, iron wheels
oak planks, iron wheels, blackish color: Hi David Nice to hear from you. Oak will naturally have dark accents after staining because of the grain. As far as applying a stain to give you a warm wood finish with dark accents, its not possible. It must be in the wood. And it is in yours. Of course...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): removing old veneer, random orbit sander, knot holes
random orbit sander, knot holes, metal scraper: Hi Lisa Nice to hear from you. This is going to be a wonderful fix and should extend the life of this lovely old piece. Veneer is easy to remove if you know how. Use a hot iron. If you have an old one great as it messes it up a bit LOL. Set it on hot....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): repair of antique chippendale dining chair, mahogany chair, wooden toothpick
mahogany chair, wooden toothpick, screw head: Hi Rosemary Nice to hear from you. Most chairs like this are attached to the back with screws. The screws are actually counter sank into the arm then a plug of some sort hides the screw head. The chair could also be dowelled and glued but its probably...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rifle musket, rifle musket, rough condition
rifle musket, rough condition, steel hardware: If you have an 1841 rifle, and if all the brass and steel hardware and ramrod are present and original to the rifle, very big ifs, in the rough condition your photo shows, without knowing the variation, I would guess without seeing the rifle no less than $750...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): rocking chair, veneer replacement, bob wiley
veneer replacement, bob wiley, all the rage: good morning kristin your chair is made of oak, the seat appears to have a veneer laminate which i am assuming the puppy has chewed - this is not an expensive repair but if you do not stabilize it soon it will get much worse, choose someone who is familiar...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Set of 3 chairs, side chairs, 2 legs
side chairs, 2 legs, rear legs: Karen - Your chairs are from an Eastlake parlor set from the 1880s. Charles Locke Eastlake was an English designer who was a leader in the rebellion against Victorian excesses. He advocated a return to value and simple design in furniture. He published his...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Set of Cane back chairs, cathryn peters, angora mn
cathryn peters, angora mn, antique catalogs: Have you contacted the Tech Support at the top of the page in the navigation bars about the problem you are having with trying to post pictures for me to answer your question about your cane back chairs? Problems posting pictures here is out of my hands,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Showers "Hoosier" Cabinet, hoosier cabinet, paul nebraska
hoosier cabinet, paul nebraska, indiana university press: Hi Jill Nice to hear from you. Jill you are giving me credit here that I don t deserve LOL. But thank you for the kind words. All I know about these cabinets I found on line. I found this about Showers.. Showers Brothers Furniture Co. - Bloomington,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Simmons Faux Wood Metal Bedroom Set, simmons furniture, mid 1930s
simmons furniture, mid 1930s, chest of drawers: Karen - Lots of makers made metal beds in the 1920sd and 1930s besides Simmons. For Simmons it was a side line from the normal mattress business and when things got tough in the mid 1930s they bailed out of most of the furntiure companies and the furniture...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Slot Machines, blue books, mints
blue books, mints, slot machines: Hi Sandy, You have so many questions here that I had to wait before I had the time to research everything and get it all together to give you an answer to your questions, so sorry for the short delay. First off, if they are just coin jams, it s a very easy...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): school/desk chair with woven seat, cathryn peters, angora mn
cathryn peters, angora mn, herringbone pattern: I m sorry Mary, but without a picture I can t tell you much of anything. Can you send one through here where it says, Enclose Picture or something of that nature? Thanks. The Wicker Woman-Cathryn Peters-Angora, MN http://www.WickerWoman.com ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scissors, salem witch, salem 1692
salem witch, salem 1692, mint condition: Hello Andres. You don t say what kind of condition your scissors are in, which greatly impacts the value, so I will assume they are in mint condition (undamaged in any way; showinig no signs of wear). Your scissors are cross collectible as people do collect...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): seat weaving, seatweaving, seatweaving experts
seatweaving, seatweaving experts, chair caning: Hi Sharon, Well, it just so happens that I set up a Furniture Repair Directory on my website in 2004 just for folks like yourself, looking for someone to repair their handwoven chair seats on WickerWoman.com! It s a national directory with four experts...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): sewing tool, sewing tool, screwdriver
sewing tool, screwdriver, irene: Hello Philip, Thank you for your query but without a photo of this tool, it is impossible for me to tell what exactly it might be or have been used for. The Boye Needle Co. made many items. Please also give me details on the condition of this item. Are you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo 30lb Scale, toledo scales, toledo scale
toledo scales, toledo scale, berning: Hi Michael, Many companies repair Toledo Scales. You may be able to find a qualified person in your area by searching their web site here: http://us.mt.com/home or check your yellow pages under scales or scale repair. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!!...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo candy scale, capacity scales, 1910s
capacity scales, 1910s, scale model: Hi Brenda, These scales date from the 1910s to the 1950s. We do not have any information to allow us to date scales by their serial numbers. The smaller these scales are the more valuable they are. That is, collectors desire the smaller capacity scales...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Toledo Public Health Scale, art deco style, cast iron interior
art deco style, cast iron interior, honest weight: Hi Catia, Samuel Hurt of Toledo, Ohio, applied for a patent on 5/4/1932 and was later granted patent number 2049297 on June 28, 1936 for a weighing scale. This patent was assigned to Toledo Scale Manufacturing Company of Toledo, Ohio. Hurt applied for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): tailor scissors, finger holes, thread cutter
finger holes, thread cutter, tiny chip: Hello Terri. Without a picture, I m not sure that I can identify this article. There are books out on scissors, so you may want to check your local library or book store. The chip of glass with a figure in it does seem to describe a stanhope type of piece,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): upholstered child's platform rocker, bob wiley, master carpenter
bob wiley, master carpenter, platform rocker: good morning cheryl sorry i can t find anything in any of my usual sources about the company a lot of companies both furniture and otherwise in california use the sun logo you might want to check with the secretary of state in california to come up with...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Value of 1955 pinball machine, pinball machine, backglass
pinball machine, backglass, southern bell: Hi Mike, In average condition your game Southern Bell is worth $925.00. Made in 1955, and they made 1,000.00 of them. Anything less then average condition for all these years you could take away from the value, but your right in there some. Thank You ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): "Venitia" dresser by White furnitue Co., american antique furniture, venitia
american antique furniture, venitia, furniture co: Mark - My area of expertise is American antique furniture. Your White of Mebane dresser from the 1970s is a bit too contemporary for my field. I suggest you consult a local dealer in better quality used furniture for a value in your area. Thanks for writing....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Acorn Gumball Machine, acorn machines, gumball machine
acorn machines, gumball machine, patent number: Hi, Oak Mfg was based in Los Angeles, Ca, which makes it a bit unique as most of the coin operated vending manufacturers were based out of Chicago. Your machine appears to be from the early 1950 s. Your greater value for this machine is based more on the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Pinball Game, h m company, vintage pinball
h m company, vintage pinball, pinball game: Hi Mike, I have been trying to locate some specific information on your game but so far I haven found my information, but they made a pile of different games like this, Re; Ballyhoo, favorite, play ball, runabout, whizzard and others in and around 1932. These...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Vintage Pinball Game, h m company, vintage pinball
h m company, vintage pinball, pinball game: Hi Mike, Sorry I have no information on the H and M company. As pinball ramped up into a nationwide craze in the early 30 s there were pinball manufacturing companies sprouting up like weeds. Very few of the small outfits were able to compete against the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Virginia House "Cowboy" furniture, cowboy furniture, fred taylor
cowboy furniture, fred taylor, craigslist: John - I don t have any specific suggestions on where to look. Just get the word out to dealers and auctions and perhaps an entry on Craigslist or a classied ad in a local antiques paper like Southeastern Antiquing (http://www.go-star.com/antiquing) Good...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): victorian wicker pram, wicker pram, wicker doll buggy
wicker pram, wicker doll buggy, wicker baby carriage: Hi Ronnie, I don t know who you are addressing your question to, or what wicker pram you are referring to, but I have none for sale at this time. But if you are looking to buy an antique doll or baby buggy, pram, or carriage, you can search eBay in the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): vintage sewing items/spools, sewing materials, thread spools
sewing materials, thread spools, vintage sewing: Hello Linda, There are collectors who specialize in thread spools, I am not one of them however. I do know that for the spool of thread to have any value, it should have the original paper decal on both ends if possible and the original thread. These thread...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Whitney baby carriage, Baby Carriage, F.A.Whitney
Baby Carriage, F.A.Whitney: Thanks for your question, The only information I can give you on this item is that the F.A. Whitney Co was located in Leonminster, Mass and yes they did make carriages other then wicker. You should measure the size of yours to see if it s a baby or doll...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Whitney carriage house, mr whitney, carriage house
mr whitney, carriage house, leominster: Must be exciting to own such a historic home. I would enjoy seeing some pictures. As far as the carriages go, I m not sure if you want me to appraise them or what. If you want an appraisal,contact me direct for information and costs. Rob http://www.andersonsrestorations.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wicker doll buggy, wicker doll buggy, paper wicker
wicker doll buggy, paper wicker, reed wicker: Terribly sorry to hear about your mother s passing, I m sorry for your loss. But isn t it a good remembrance of her and her love for dolls to get that doll buggy fixed up so you can use it as a display item and remember her each time you look at it? Since...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Williams Eight Ball, atlanta ga area, approximate value
atlanta ga area, approximate value, player game: Hi Ben Williams made two models in different times, 8-Ball in 1952, which is a 0ne player game, and 1966 they made an 8 ball that is a two player. But on the other hand there value is the same in the value guide, and that is $525.00. I would just run an add...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Wooden Children's Carousel, plastic horses, wooden carousel
plastic horses, wooden carousel, sales contest: I know the item you re referring to. I ve heard from others recently who own this item as well. Unfortunately, I know nothing about these nor does any of my colleagues. I think it may have been produced by the Wonder Horse folks out in Kansas, but again,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wardrobe or chifferobe, bob wiley, solid doors
bob wiley, solid doors, piece of furniture: good morning Pat it sounds like you have a Victoria Armoire, probably from around the 1860 s but it is tough to tell without a photo I would suggestthat you try a site like goantiques.com and search for armoires, you should find a large selection and you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): white furniture antique table, american antique furniture, six chairs
american antique furniture, six chairs, old spice: Jeff - As you may have seen in my AllExperts bio, my area of expertise is American antique furniture. Your table is a rather contemporary Italian Provincial table probably from the 1960s. That is a little too contemporary for my field. I suggest you consult...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): wicker furniture, lloyd loom furniture, cathryn peters
lloyd loom furniture, cathryn peters, angora mn: Michael, Have you reported this problem to AllExperts.com tech support so they are aware of it and could advise you on how to solve your email photo problem? There is a link here on the question screen to add or enclose a photo, have you tried that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1900 National Scale Co. #2232, berning, scale co
berning, scale co, jacky: Hi Jacky, There were several different National Scale Companies in the US, around 1900, and they all made different types of scales. Therefore, it is impossible determine which scale you have without a photo. Please send a photo of your scale to us at...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1930s or 40s secretary, queen anne legs, online photo album
queen anne legs, online photo album, fred taylor: Regina - Can you hold it up to the computer so I can see it? If that doesn t work 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): 1950's Coca Cola Machine, coca cola machine, vending machines
coca cola machine, vending machines, frosty mug: Melissa, You must know I am not good with pop or vending machines.... I can only find a V-110, and can t tell without a photo of yours. Bit I have two v-110 one is coin operated and one is not, both are 63 high, 32 1/2 wide and 18 deep listed, and both...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 1962 Gottlieb's Fashion Show, pinball machine, fashion show
pinball machine, fashion show, player game: Hi Laura, Sorry for the delay, I been out on the road fix-en machines and haven t had a chance to turn on the computer, but here I am. Your Gottlieb Fashion Show was made in 1962 as you said and is a two player game, they produced 2,675 of these units,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 2 spoons - Thomas Yates, thomas yates, james yates
thomas yates, james yates, prolific maker: - The marks belong to a prolific maker of spoons in pewter, who worked in Birmingham, England, 1849-82, though the firm of Thomas Yates continued until about 1900. Thomas was one of the sons of James Yates, the most prolific maker of pewter pubwares of...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): 6-drawer vanity table made in 1921, veneer repair, vanity table
veneer repair, vanity table, side pieces: Hi Again Courtney Yes its possible to get new veneer but it needs a pretty experienced person to apply. It sounds like the piece cannot look good even with repairs. Its too far gone to restore. But I want you to think of this alternative (not a restoration)....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Abbey Pewter, antique metalware, milk jug
antique metalware, milk jug, sheffield england: - Abbey Pewter was a trademark of Osborne & Co of Sheffield, England, who started making pewter around 1920, and ceased around 1939. Teasets of this date and type are really very common. At auction you would not expect more than 40 pounds / 80 dollars....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Cigar Humidor Stand, mahogany veneer, antique cigar
mahogany veneer, antique cigar, red gum: Richard - Your humidor was made in the 1930s. It is part of the novelty furniture movement of the period. The economy was so bad that most people could not afford to buy a new bedroom set or dining room set. Manufacturers turned to making novelty items so...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Antique Table, mahogany table, antique table
mahogany table, antique table, pie crust: Hi Scott Nice to hear from you. This is a three tier mahogany table with a pie crust edge. If there is no maker label on it there is no way anyone would know who made it or where it came from. This one is a good candidate for a refinish and these tables...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique armoire lock broke, antique armoire, french armoire
antique armoire, french armoire, broken key: Hi Selma Nice to hear from you. Well first the broken key must be removed. Then you need a new key. Often we see the lock holes covered with a plate. The same as any key holes but this will be a small plate (called an escutcheon plate). These are usually...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique carved wood horse, antique hand, carved wood
antique hand, carved wood, horse head: This doesn t appear to be anything of value. From the photo, it appears to be a horse head only. I d guess that it s an imported decorative piece. This is one of those things that s worth whatever someone is willing to pay. I would guess that would probably...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique furniture restoration/central illinois, antique furniture restoration, restoration central
antique furniture restoration, restoration central, restoration business: Sorry, the answer is no. I m sure there are plenty of reliable business available, just none that I personally know of. If you check with a couple of Antique shops or malls and see what they can tell you. Good Luck in your search. Rob http://www.andersonsrestorations.co...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique needles, sewing needles, twcny rr
sewing needles, twcny rr, great grandmother: Hello Mimi. Needle packets are collectible, but condition is extremely important. There were many different manufacturers of needles, needle packets and needlebooks. There are web sites dedicated to needle collecting. You may find values on similar packets...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique penny arcade units, arcade machines, penny arcade
arcade machines, penny arcade, motifs: Hello, I would be glad to help you in any way that I can, and would be very interested in your machines. Please give me a call when you get a chance @ 630-408-8808. I am an expert and top collector on the old arcade machines. Thank you ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): antique table, age of table, drop side table
age of table, drop side table: Thanks for your question, Your table looks to be made of Ash. I would doubt it is 122 years old. Probably made @ 1900-1930s. Factory made. Very old tables didn t have the glides under to allow them to open up like yours.It has twisted legs and the 5th...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkey & Gay, vanity table, chest of drawers
vanity table, chest of drawers, best bet: James - Your best bet is to show photos to auctioneers in your area. They always keep want lists for customers. The same with antique stores and mall dealers. Unfortunately there is no central place I know of to concentrate your search. Good luck. Fred...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Berkley and Gay Bedroom Set, headboard footboard, carol hughes
headboard footboard, carol hughes, approximate value: Carol - Can t tell much from one dark photo. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Include an IN FOCUS focus shot of the brass emblem. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an online...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): barrel scale no info, computing scales, top computing
computing scales, top computing, berning: Hi Kim, Most of these barrel top computing scales were manufactured in the late 1800s through the 1930s. They were primarily used in general or grocery stores to weigh such things as flour, sugar, produce or meat. Your scale has been repainted and might...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): beam balance w/ case, coin scales, steve mcdowell
coin scales, steve mcdowell, beam balance: Hi Steve, Your father s scale is a coin scale made in Germany and the writing on the label is old German. Johann Casper Mittelstenscheid worked from 1800-1819 and his son, Peter Casper Mittelstenscheid, used his name on balances until 1868, working in Düsseldorf,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chaise longue, chaise longue, bob wiley
chaise longue, bob wiley, fainting couch: good morning Kate you have a victorian fainting couch - looks like it was recently upholstered the original upholstered would have been tufted and secured with buttons the wood is most likely mahogany and i would date it to the late 19th century nice piece...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Chifferobe?, bob wiley, sorry bob
bob wiley, sorry bob, armoire: good morning Karen thanks for the photo You have an Armoire made in the 40 s ot the 50 s, the right side would be used to hang clothing and the left as a dresser it appears to be in very nice condition and may have been refinished it is tough to determine...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Children's Furniture, fred taylor, jpg files
fred taylor, jpg files, foot rest: Karen - That s a lot to ask from one small photo. If you can send me some detailed photos of the chair I will be happy to tell you what I can. Be sure to include the bottom of the seat, the top rail, the joint of the foot rest from behind the leg and a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Columbia Weighing Machine Co. Penny scale, machine co inc, head scales
machine co inc, head scales, weighing machine: Hi Jennifer, In Richard Bueschel s book Collector s Guide to Vintage Coin Machines published by Schiffer in 1995 the scale is described as follows: Columbia Weighing COLUMBIA MIRROR, 1922. Developed in parallel with the big head scales, cabinet machines...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): The Computing Scale Co. Seed Scale, computing scales, computing scale
computing scales, computing scale, top computing: Hi Paul, Most of these barrel top computing scales were manufactured in the late 1800s through the 1930s. They were primarily used in general or grocery stores to weigh such things as flour, sugar, produce or meat. This scale with its original finish...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Crescent Pewter, crescent moon, coffee pot
crescent moon, coffee pot, hickson: This is the onlt thing I could find that is similar: http://cgi.ebay.com/CRESCENT-PEWTER-SUGAR-CREAMER-1626-MONOGRAM-D-DECO-FORM_W0QQitemZ120305637803QQihZ002QQcategoryZ1214QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem I don t think these pieces are all that...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Cushman table and chairs, yellow birch, extension tables
yellow birch, extension tables, refectory table: Jennifer - The furniture is probably made of yellow birch rather than maple. The H. T. Cushman began using birch in the 1950s because it was harder and heavier than maple. The move is detailed in the history of the company found here. http://www.thisisvermont.com/storycushman.html...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cavalier soda machine, tavares florida, soda machine
tavares florida, soda machine, coin mechanism: Hi Cynthia, I live about as far from you as possible and still be in the USA, I am in Washington. Have you tried gameroom equipment, or amusement games in the phone book, these guys are a good source for who fixes the old stuff. Also there are on line stores...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): cleaning antique mirror, dish soap, antique mirror
dish soap, antique mirror, glass mirror: Hi Mary Joe Nice to hear from you. You will not harm the back of the mirror by washing it. Just use some dish soap and water and dry it, or the vinegar is fine too. And take heart, this smell will fade over time once the mirror is in a nice home. Kind...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): coca cola soda machine, soda machines, soda machine
soda machines, soda machine, model numbers: Hi Michelle, Yes, please send photo s to jackpot7@ix.netcom.com also any model numbers you can find on the serial number tags. I don t want serial numbers just model numbers if you can find them. Thank You Rodger You could send photo s to me at jackpot7@ix.netcom.com...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): coin balance, coin scales, steve mcdowell
coin scales, steve mcdowell, dear bill: Hi Steve, Your father s scale is a coin scale made in Germany and the writing on the label is old German. Johann Casper Mittelstenscheid worked from 1800-1819 and his son, Peter Casper Mittelstenscheid, used his name on balances until 1868, working in Düsseldorf,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): a couch, wire spring, upholstered furniture
wire spring, upholstered furniture, sags: Hi Teresa Nice to hear from you. Yes I have heard of this term applied to furniture and lamps too. Unfortunately with upholstered furniture of this era, it always needs re doing. This can cost as much as $1500.00 or more which makes the couch virtually...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton Butcher Scale, international business machines, dayton scale
international business machines, dayton scale, computing scales: Hi Martin, Several different computing scale companies, including the Dayton Scale Company were bought out or renamed International Business Machines in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1934 Hobart bought Dayton Scale Company from IBM. Most larger capacity computing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dayton/IBM weigh scales, paul turton, reply thanks
paul turton, reply thanks, computing scale: Hi Paul, Scales like yours were manufactured by Dayton from the 1910s through the 1930s. A barrel top computing scale like yours in good working condition, with working top lights might retail for $250-$600 or more. Hope this helps. Weigh Daily!!!...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Desk, american antique furniture, holland michigan
american antique furniture, holland michigan, biographical material: Mindy - As you may have noticed in my biographical material my area of expertise is American antique furniture. Your desk is a bit too contemporary for my field. I suggest you consult a local dealer in better quality used furniture for a value in your area....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Dorman/Floor scale, platform scales, platform scale
platform scales, platform scale, berning: Hi Branden, Scales like your platform scale were very common in the late 1800s until about the 1940s. Thousands if not millions were made by different companies. These scales are usually marked with a company name on the beam or on the platform. Due to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): dining room set, empire revival, pedestal table
empire revival, pedestal table, china cabinet: Jean - Your table has a solid mahogany top and a ribbon striped mahogany veneered base. The style with the turned under the feet and the cyma curved legs on the chairs is a type of Empire Revival, a resurrection of the Late Classicism style of the 1840s. In...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): e.r.company old cedar chest, e r company, tung oil
e r company, tung oil, funny stuff: Hi Ralph Nice to hear from you. The outside of this chest is cedar..correct? So if the outside is cedar then the chest is made of solid cedar boards..correct? Keep in mind that old cedar is funny stuff when it comes to a finish. You are going to get grain...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): end table, judy judy, fred taylor
judy judy, fred taylor, jpg files: Judy - 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): Fluid??, toledo scale, hydraulic oil
toledo scale, hydraulic oil, berning: Hi Jim, We are sorry to have taken so long to get back to you. We wanted to check with a couple of experts in the field of scale repair in order to give you the correct answer. We talked with a Toledo Master scale technician who has been in the field for...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Folding wooden chairs, tent revivals, no screws
tent revivals, no screws, commercial affair: Dan - Folding chairs became popular just after the Civil War and reached a peak in the 1880s when the high styles of the day were incorporated into them. After that it became pretty mcuh a commercial affair, producing the cheapest folding chair possible in...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Furniture Refinishing, leather sling, rush seat
leather sling, rush seat, square holes: WOW I don t think I have ever had so much information for a question, not convoluted at all just thorough definitely not rushed, the construction is wrong for that type of seating also not caned since I cannot see any evidence of holes for a caning job...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): barrel scale no info
Collectibles-General (Antiques): barrel scale no info

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ingersoll Coin Operated Machines, luna parks, coin machines
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ingersoll Coin Operated Machines, luna parks, coin machines, mechanical devices

Collectibles-General (Antiques): info & value on slot machine
Collectibles-General (Antiques): info & value on slot machine

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kling Colonial liquor cabinet, kling furniture, furniture market
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kling Colonial liquor cabinet, kling furniture, furniture market, antique furniture

Collectibles-General (Antiques): kosmos oil lamp, wessel, 1865
Collectibles-General (Antiques): kosmos oil lamp, wessel, 1865, brenner

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mfg of platform rocker
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mfg of platform rocker

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Pottery Lamp, pottery co, finial
Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Pottery Lamp, pottery co, finial

Collectibles-General (Antiques): williams ringer, playing the game, moving parts
Collectibles-General (Antiques): williams ringer, playing the game, moving parts, oxidation

Collectibles-General (Antiques): farm table, table legs, light sea
table legs, light sea, antique tables: Hi Margo Nice to hear from you. You are so right about this rustic type of furniture. Heres what I see at auction up here in Canada. First off the more rustic the look the higher the bids go. And if its a pine table they go even higher. Margo your table...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): find glass to repair china cabinet, china cabinet, wooden windows
china cabinet, wooden windows, pane of glass: Hi Keith Nice to hear from you. Sorry this has happened. You should try one of those places that salvage used building materials. They carry lots of old wooden windows that have this glass. You will then have to get the glass cut to size by a pro but...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): freeing up frozen peanut machines, peanut machines, pb blaster
peanut machines, pb blaster, wd 40: Hi Jerry, Well you got me a little, I had to ask my experts on how they do this. He is what they say: depends upon how far you want to disassemble the machine and how badly corroded the parts are. If you need to loosen the parts for disassembly I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Hallmarks on pewter spoon, antique metalware, john yates
antique metalware, john yates, birmingham england: - These are the marks of John Yates (INo is an abbreviation for John - this is a very late use of I for J; C should read S). He worked in Birmingham, England, active from about 1805 to the mid 19th Century (died 1876). He was a prolific spoon maker, and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Help needed in identifying seat type, uneven chair rails, seat type
uneven chair rails, seat type: Thanks for your question, The rails being on different planes is quite common. You can use rush, splint or shaker tape in this type seat. I would assume the tacks are remains of a attempt to upholster the seat or putting some other type of seat in place,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): hooiser cabinet, old paint, methyl chloride
old paint, methyl chloride, trade names: Hi Richard Nice to hear from you. This is an easy question..I like it. To remove old paint use a methyl chloride stripper (I always mess the spelling up but I think this is correct). Its sold by various trade names but check the label. Heres the one I...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Ingersoll Coin Operated Machines, ingersoll family, family history research
ingersoll family, family history research, roller coasters: Hi Donald, Your question intrigues me, sorry but that is why I took some time to answer you, as I have been looking some. I am not aware of a coin machine made by Ingersoll but that is sure not to say there isn t one as everyone was making them. It sounds...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): infant scale, german recipes, berning
german recipes, berning, german company: Hi Beverly, These household scales are commonly used in Germany for weighing flour, sugar and other things in the kitchen. They came with a stainless pan for this purpose. German recipes call for many things by weight rather than volume. These scales could...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): info & value on slot machine, slot machine bank, machine banks
slot machine bank, machine banks, metal slot: Hi Kim, You can see a lot of these on ebay, here is the link to one: http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Eames-Era-Metal-Slot-Machine-Bank-WORKING-WOW_W0QQitemZ120307031641QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item120307031641&_trkparms=39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A10%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ink well in roll top desk, roll top desk, ink wells
roll top desk, ink wells, fred taylor: Chris - Based on the little I can see of the desk it is from the early 20th century, 1900-1915. Most factories did not date their work and many did not even label them. The most likely place for a mark is inside the top right lower outside drawer or under...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): iron bed, wood slats, headboard and footboard
wood slats, headboard and footboard, iron beds: Hi Scott Nice to hear from you. Any of these old iron beds I have seen were intended for use with a metal spring and matress. Not a box spring. This metal spring structure sat inside these side rails which are actually long L brackets of sorts. Its obvious...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Jukebox, juke, current state
juke, current state, turntable: Hi Jay, according to your description I would call your juke a grade 4, a grade three is worth about $750.00, and a grade 4 like yours has a value of $375.00. So your somewhere between 375.00 and 750.00 for your value of this 1953 Ami Model E-80 jukebox. ...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Kling Colonial liquor cabinet, eathan allen, kling furniture
eathan allen, kling furniture, liquor cabinet: Janice - Kling Furniture was the predecessor of Eathan Allen. It operated from 1911 to 1962. Eathan Allen produced the Kling Colonial line from 1963 to the mid 1980s. Your cabinet falls in that range. Here is the history of the company. http://klinginfo.com/...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): ketcham mcdough thimble, american silver thimbles, gay ann rogers
american silver thimbles, gay ann rogers, thimble collector: Hello Rita. Ketcham and McDougall produced thimbles in New York, New York from 1832 to1932. American Silver Thimbles by Gay Ann Rogers (a great reference book if you plan to collect) shows this thimble on page 63 and dates it to the 1900s. The price guide...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): kosmos oil lamp, kosmos, brenner
kosmos, brenner, kerosene: Hi Jill, The lamp is most likely brass and although not outstanding from a rarity or financial point of view should have great value to your friend as an heirloom. It is a nice example of a European table lamp. Kosmos Brenner is a German brand and is...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lane Chairs, seacoast massachusetts, bob wiley
seacoast massachusetts, bob wiley, dining room set: good morning Lori my studio is in amesbury, Mass (seacoast Massachusetts) I would need to see the chair (don t like surprises) to give you a quote when you do get a quote make sure it includes changing the upholstery on the other chairs so they all match...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Library Table, mahogany veneer, metal clasp
mahogany veneer, metal clasp, italian reniassance: Peggy - The wood on the top and the end panels is ribbon striped mahogany veneer. The rest of the table is a secondary wood. You can see a typical construction detail of the period in the left support. There is a light oval spot visible. This is caused by...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Lincoln Rocker, grecian style, rococo revival
grecian style, rococo revival, revival period: Shavaun - A certain type of rocker was called the Lincoln rocker because that was the type chair Lincoln was sitting in at Ford s Theater when he was assassinated. It was a walnut Grecian style chair made in the Rococo Revival period of the mid 19th century...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Louis Rastetter folding Chair, wooden folding chairs, rastetter
wooden folding chairs, rastetter, fred taylor: Jennifer - Rastetter was a manufacturer of folding chairs and tables in the 1920s through the 1940s in Fort Wayne, IN. The registered trademark is Solid Kumfort. Most of the items are related to card tables but they also made folding seating for churches and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): lincoln rocker, upholstery shop, spring work
upholstery shop, spring work, lincoln: Hi Jaunita Nice to hear from you. I suppose you could sub foam for the coil springs. This type of fix is never as comfortable though. But if the chair is just for show it would work. If this is a very nice chair I would get an upholstery shop to do the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mfg of platform rocker, platform rockers, bob wiley
platform rockers, bob wiley, empire period: Good morning Shirley if there are manufacturer marks they would typically be on the inside of the seat frame they appear to be copied of empire period rockers and are probably made of mahogany you might want to try goantiques.com to try to find something...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mills Novelty CO jukebox, jukin, great shape
jukin, great shape, history information: Hi Margie, The number you have here on your Mills jukebox sounds like a serial number to me, I think the Mills numbers should be a 3 digit number like a model 875 or model 879. I would suggest that you subscribe to always jukin magazine, as in there you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): A. Milns Pewter, antique metalware, pewter cup
antique metalware, pewter cup, presentation piece: - Milns were making pewter only between 1920-26, though they had been making electroplated wares before that. The firm closed in 1926, so your piece cannot be later than that. Thanks for the photo, which shows a previously unrecorded mark of Milns, so...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Mutoscope Reels, stiff piece, filler paper
stiff piece, filler paper, mutoscope: Hi Dave, I am currently writing a book on the history of Mutoscopes, so I am well versed on this subject. To answer your part: After the photos are completed they had a small hole punched at the bottom of each card, and were set in order and kept together...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): master 1 cent 1923 gumball machine, gumball machines, gumball machine
gumball machines, gumball machine, gum: Hi Mike, it s impossible to know what it was originally made for, or changed to, could be nuts, candy, gumballs small or large. You just have to buy a few different sizes and see what fits. If I told you a size and you bought a huge bag and they didn t fit,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): need help refinishing a cherry china cabinet, bob wiley, glass need
bob wiley, glass need, denatured alcohol: good morning jessica I hope you don t care about your manicure because this is a little rough on the hands CRASH COURSE ON REFINISHING -remove all of the hardware -remove all of the glass -remove the back panel -using denatured alcohol test the finish...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Coke Machine, serial number tag, coke machine
serial number tag, coke machine, anitques: Hi Lois, Could you look at the serial number tag on back and let me know who the manufacture is?, Like made by Veno maybe?? Coca Cola have machine made for them by many manufacturers, so it does say coca cola on the outside of the machine, but we need to...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old Pottery Lamp, search ebay, pottery lamp
search ebay, pottery lamp, lamp base: Sorry for the delay, we were wiped out by a hurricane here for the last week or so w/o power or Internet. I am not sure if the shade and finial go with the lamp base. It looks like some sort of Arts and Crafts lamp, but I haven t seen any similar. Search...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Old slot machine, neat machine, pot metal
neat machine, pot metal, columbias: Hi Charles, Well I don t know what to think, It a Columbia, there OK and a neat machine but if it s broken or missing parts it s worse then not good. They have some pot metal parts in them that break and they need to be in real good condition to work well....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old bed frames, light coats, great grandmother
light coats, great grandmother, daughters room: probably not brass but it sounds like and old iron bed Krylon makes great spray paint for metal (you can find it at any hardwre store) use a metal primer - also in spray form when spraying many very light coats are preferable to a few heavy ones it dries...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old Fairbanks Postal Scale, st johnsbury vermont, brass tray
st johnsbury vermont, brass tray, postal scale: Hi Marie, These scales were manufactured for many years by Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Retail value might be $75-175 in the USA. Since we are unfamiliar with the Canadian market, we can only evaluate scales based on the US market. Hope this...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old plaster coated picture frame, miserable job, small tools
miserable job, small tools, many names: Hi Les Nice to hear from you. I have fixed a few of these in my day but not sure if I do it according to Hoyle LOL. So I take it the plaster is cracked with missing small pieces..correct? I just use a tube of a product called Poly Fil . Its really only...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old rocking chair, caning, rocker style
caning, rocker style: Thanks for your question, Your chair is from the 20s-30s. They were made in many types of wood. I would belive it is a factory made chair but without seeing it in person, I can t be 100% sure. To tell if it s hand cane or prewoven cane, look at the backside...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): old scales from the computing scale company, patent dates, patent numbers
patent dates, patent numbers, computing scale: Hi Chris, We may be able to help you, but it requires a photo or two of your scale. It is very difficult for us to determine which scale from Dayton you have, as they made so very many different scales, and many were based on the same patent numbers and...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): olde salem group by drexel bed, revival mode, salem group
revival mode, salem group, colonial revival: John - Drexel is a producer of higher medium quality furniture, generally in the Colonial Revival mode. However, their furniture is not old enough to have any antique value and since it is 20th century factory made material it has little collector s value....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pelouze Household Scale, patent number, dial face
patent number, dial face, berning: Hi William, Your scale is an early Pelouze manufactured in the very late 1800s as the dial style changed to one with a more rounded edge after patent number D30399 was issued to W N Pelouze of Chicago on March 28, 1899 for a dial face. Retail value might...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pelouze Scale, patent dates, postal scales
patent dates, postal scales, patent number: Hi Virginia, Your Pelouze family scale was manufactured and the very late 1800s or early 1900s by Pelouze in Chicago. The only patent listed on its face that refers specifically to this scale is patent number D30399 issued to W N Pelouze of Chicago on...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Penny Counter, hanson penny, counting scales
hanson penny, counting scales, berning: Hi Susan, These scales were primarily used by vendors to count the pennies on their route. They were produced complete with a case in which to carry them and their tray. These are not rare but are desirable to collectors, especially if complete with the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Penny scale, dc model, approximate value
dc model, approximate value, model numbers: Hi Daniel, Some of the American scales I am seeing in my information are a common scale with model numbers like fortune model 300, or model 403 of 1950, model 400 of 1947, or even model 530 of 1968. I see nothing with your model number 29714, is this a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter, tea wares, antique metalware
tea wares, antique metalware, britannia metal: - International is a tradename found on modern reproduction pieces. The range of styles and collecting options in antique pewter is huge, so it is impossible to recommend specific names. You should consider what themes appeal to you (e.g. pub wares,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter jug, antique metalware, britannia metal
antique metalware, britannia metal, water jug: - This is a hot water jug, or ewer, made by James Dixon and Sons in Sheffield, England around 1890. It is made of Britannia metal, a pewter alloy used in fabricating from sheet rather than casting. Dixons were very prolific, and their wares are the most...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter Stein, pewter stein, antique metalware
pewter stein, antique metalware, pewter items: - For many years in the middle of the 19th Century, Rowell retailed pewter items used as trophies and souvenirs at Oxford University. The most common variants are lidded tankards engraved as rowing trophies. Most of the items Rowell retailed were made by...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter Tankards, quarter pint, britannia metal
quarter pint, britannia metal, measures inspectors: - Made in Sheffield, and made of Britannia metal, a pewter alloy used in fabricating from sheet rather than casting. These are both measures, used for measuring quantities of liquor, rather than drinking vessels. This type is rather scarce, and collectable....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pewter tea pots and ..., antique metalware, britannia metal
antique metalware, britannia metal, james dixon: - I doubt there would have been a tray originally - I don t recall ever seeing a tray of the period and type that you would expect. 100 dollars for the set. On reflection, that is a bit mean, but Britannia metal is not popular with collectors, so the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Pricing family furniture, depression era furniture, headboard footboard
depression era furniture, headboard footboard, family furniture: Hi Barbera Nice to hear from you. Don t want to depress you Barbara but this type of veneered furniture has little value. If you could get $250.00 for it I would take it. It would have been made in 1928 obviously if you found the paper in the back of the...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): paint removal, plastic cane, chair stripping
plastic cane, chair stripping: What a great story to go with the chair. I am going to assume you are sure it s plastic cane and go from there. First, their should be a way to remove the seat frame from the chair. The front legs should be glued to the seat frame and passably 2 screws...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter tankard email no1, pewter tankard, antique metalware
pewter tankard, antique metalware, base photo: - Interesting thing. The general form (tall, with a very marked taper, and two bands of decoration) is reminiscent of late 17th Century English ale mugs, which are very rare and highly desirable. But the details are wrong - the handle is too elaborate,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): pewter tea pot, britannia metal, antique metalware
britannia metal, antique metalware, half pints: - Made of Britannia metal, a pewter alloy used in fabricating from sheet rather than casting. The particular wording of the mark (the first word si warranted ) is reminiscent of late 19th century American products, and the piece may well have been...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): possible Duncan Fife, duncan fife, search ebay
duncan fife, search ebay, ebay: Hi Joe Nice to hear from you. I suspect your table and chairs are in the style of Duncan Phyfe. It would be a rare find indeed if it was actually made by Mr. Phyfe There is a huge amount of this style of furniture out there. Look at ebay to get some...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Quaint small rocking chair, jpg files, fred taylor
jpg files, fred taylor, online photo album: Shawn - I have no record of receiving your photos. Try again? You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com. Please send the photos directly to me as .jpg files. DO NOT put them in an online photo album. Be sure to include a...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Removing paint Stripper from wood, paint stripper, body paint
paint stripper, body paint, soap and water: Hi Matt Nice to hear from you. You are obviously in a real bind there and not even the company that made this stuff can offer any help. I will offer one suggestion (I have absolutely no idea if it will work), but it will only cost you $10.00 to find out....

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Removing paint stripper, bob wiley, paint stripper
bob wiley, paint stripper, soap and water: wow what a problem i resd the product info sheet provided by the manufacturer and don t really have a definitive answer when i have run into a similar problem on furniture the only solution that i have come up with is to cover the stripped wood with some...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Restoring Old Chairs, bob wiley, uphostery
bob wiley, uphostery, burkhardt: hi will if the upholstery is in good condition, there is no reason to replace the fabric you can tighten up the fabric and restuff the chairs from the bottom, i would add cotton batting from the bottom first to see how tight you can make the seats, if...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Rocking Chair, bob wiley, chippendale style
bob wiley, chippendale style, silk fabric: good morning jennifer very nice chair the ball and talon (ball and claw) is in the chippendale style although this piece is probably from the 30 s or 40 s it s hard to tell from the photo but i would guess the wood to be either mahogany (if you refinish...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): refinishing furniture, leather sling, rush seat
leather sling, rush seat, square holes: Hi Ryan Nice to hear from you. I can tell you from your excellent picture that this seat did not have caning as there are no holes. The seat did not have rush either. I do however see lots of tack holes. In my opinion, the seat likely had burlap webbing...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): To repaint or not to repaint..., vanity stool, bedroom suite
vanity stool, bedroom suite, nightstand: Hi Mike Interesting question. Is there any way this set was actually wood that someone painted over? I ask because I have never seen this type of furniture with an original painted surface..but I haven t seen everything. While $400.00 is certainly not...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): To repaint or not to repaint..., bob wiley, vanity stool
bob wiley, vanity stool, bedroom suite: good morning Mike I will tell you what I tell my clients - did you purchase the set as an investment or a piece that you will be living with for a while 1) if it s an investment, take it to an experienced restorer and have it faithfully restored (expensive)...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): restoring antique sleigh, tiny remnant, boiled linseed oil
tiny remnant, boiled linseed oil, antique sleigh: Hi Vicki Nice to hear from you. Don t even think about painting these lovely sleighs. If they will only be outdoors 4 to 6 weeks a year the oil, while not a great sealant should be enough to keep the moisture out for that length of time. I would oil each...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): restoring an old perambulator, bob wiley, sewing leather
bob wiley, sewing leather, baby buggy: good afternoon Becki the material is probably vinyl and you can purchase a similar material at any fabric store the technique to recover the baby buggy is similar to those used in reuholstery find a local upholsterer and they should be able to help you...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): SENDING CHAIR, morris chair, rail freight
morris chair, rail freight, belongings: Hi Ken Nice to hear from you. I have never personally done this but my Father did, and I just know he would go the cheapest route LOL. He sent his belongings from the east coast of Canada to the West by rail freight. I believe the RR supplied the wooden...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Seeburg or AMI, retail grade, wholesale value
retail grade, wholesale value, sps2: OK Duke, I understand and glad you got a good one! A wild looking box with a great view or what is happening under the hood! 1956 AMI G-200, Retail grade 1 perfect restored value $3,000.00, grade two refurbished retain $2,200.00, grade 3 wholesale working...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Seeburg M100A Jukebox, tone arm, blackhead
tone arm, blackhead, intermix: Hi Dan, The M100A was made in 1949-50, 100 selection 78 rpm and the only model to intermix 10 and 12 78 s. Many of these have been converted to play LP s 45 rpm versions have an offset cartridge mount on the tone arm. Pickering Blackhead magnetic cartridge,...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Shaker Rocking Chair, ladder rungs, shaker chairs
ladder rungs, shaker chairs, wooden pegs: Emma - From one photo I cannot answer all your questions about the chair. However, I can say with some certainty that it is not a Shaker chair. The elaborate bulb/ring turnings under the arms are the clue. Shaker chairs usually have no turns or one turn at...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): Stimpson computing scale, computing scale, berning
computing scale, berning, manufacturing company: Hi Don, Stimpson manufactured many different scales during the years 1894 through 1914, when they were sold to Detroit Scale Manufacturing Company. Therefore, it is impossible determine which scale you have without a photo. Please send a photo of your...

Collectibles-General (Antiques): scale, ounce capacity, mid 1900s
ounce capacity, mid 1900s, hamburg germany: Hi Kathy, Your letter scale was manufactured in the mid 1900s by Maul of Hamburg, Germany for the English or American market as evidenced by the 8 ounce capacity. Retail value might be $50-$125 due to its excellent original condition. Hope this helps....