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IBM “Electrotype” typewriter

IBM “Electrotype” typewriter

IBM Electrotype typewriter. Do you still have a card catalog? Does your company still use typewritten forms? If so, then you know how hard it is getting to find these machines. So hard in fact that businesses have come along that re-fit and re-build these units! This machine was used very little by my Grandmother who bought it new! It runs great and has NO WEAR! This could be the back up machine you have been looking for. Very high tech for its day, it can now be in a computer museum. $ 75.00


Player Piano

Player Piano

This player piano was part of the famous Bryant Collection in Maine. I purchased the piano with intention of full restoration, however have become too busy. I bought this one as the stacks were rebuilt and the unit is complete, although painted. It will need tubes replaced and some vacuum leaks sorted, but it is a great place to start if you are looking for a challenging project that gives great satisfaction when done. ALL restoration supplies readily available, and rolls are still manufactured! $250.00 (less than a dollar a pound!) We can assist with loading.


Moose head mount

Moose head mount

This is a century-old moose mount from a sporting camp that has since been demolished. We purchased some old stoves and were told the moose was going to be tossed out! I gave him a dusting and refinished his mounting plate to make for a pretty nice moose head! (He spent years in my classroom as "The head of the class!) $ 400.00


Early radio loudspeaker (1920’s)

Early radio loudspeaker (1920’s)

With the early sets, often the speaker was earphones or very small. As time went on, companies developed ways to share the broadcast with friends. This is one such device that amplified the sound so all could hear. Very 1920's, and probably could run again after a restoration. Horn is complete and not cracked. These can also be converted for modern speakers to give that old look to your modern sound. $100.00


Rare hat mold

Rare hat mold

Fire helmet mold. As the need for firemen and fire apparatus grew, so did the protective technology for the individuals on the front lines. This is an ULTRA RARE cast iron hat mold that was the form, or "buck" that hatters used to form the leather of the old style helmets. It is not uncommon to find molds for hats like a cloche or some other type, however that is a different story altogether for fire helmets. Not every hatter was tooled up to make fire helmets, and also, the medium was leather instead of fabrics. This made for a very specialized group of individuals who were qualified to use this mold. It is made of cast-iron and does have some small bits missing from the sides which would comprise the brim of the helmet. A very odd piece of firefighters history that should be in a significant collection or museum. $250.00 We can blast and paint for you if you do not like/want the original patina.


Starter wood lathe

Starter wood lathe

Wood lathe with tooling that would be great for a starter/ novice wood worker. Great for small work like fishing lures and knobs. It is modern, and the tooling has not been used. $100.00


Large ships light

Large ships light

Large ships light with HUGE red lens. Body is of aluminum, and lens is glass. Wired for household current, although it seems to have been a large mogul style bulb in the past. Sadly, lens has a crack, but it does not hamper the light at all. Neat nautical item with all sorts of uses! Reflector inside is in great condition. $ 75.00


NEW OLD STOCK OLD TOWN BOAT!

NEW OLD STOCK OLD TOWN BOAT!

NEW OLD STOCK OLD TOWN BOAT!

WOW! Occasionally we find what we describe as a "time warp" item. This is a 1937 16 Ft. Old Town sport boat that HAS NEVER SEEN THE WATER! It is the "heavy constructed model" for hard service. This boat was purchased by a fire department originally as a rescue craft. As the order was placed, it fit in the back of the hose truck. The order was changed partway through construction to include sponson flotation gunwales, however, it did not occur to anyone to check to see if the sponsons were going to fit the truck! The boat was made up/delivered, and it did not fit the truck with the new additions. The boat was hung up in the firehouse and never used! According to the build sheet, it has its original Chinese red/ Tropical green paint job, and virtually ALL of the wood work is perfect! This boat retains its original document box, its removable floors, both oars (that still have their original art-deco vinyl trimmings both unused), and the firehouse lettering. There is no evidence that this boat ever has had an outboard engine put on, or really any use what so ever. The canvas is showing its age from sitting around, but the boat is truly new in every sense of the term. EASY restoration if you choose, or leave it as-is for an historic investment. MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE $5000.00


Fantastic coffee grinder

Fantastic coffee grinder

Landers, Frarey, and Clark coffee grinder #3. Landers, Frarey, and Clark was the Sears and Roebuck of Connecticut. They sold everything back before WW 1. The company would order from the top manufacturers of the day, with one stipulation: the manufacturers name was to be replaced with L,F,&C. on all items! This is one such example where L.F.& C. approached Enterprise Mfg. Co. who was a leader in kitchen ware back in the 1890's and had a run of grinders made up. This has been completely rebuilt with food-safe paint, tightened bearings, and refreshed burrs which all come together to make for a WONDERFUL coffee grinder. Readily adjusts from fine to coarse and all the ground coffee is dispensed into a lovely wood drawer! These are getting to be difficult to find in complete working condition. Please note that the camera seems to enhance the color to almost a fluorescent status, however it is actually a nice deep red with an overtone of maroon in regular light. Great machine! $ 425.00


Gilbarco gasoline pump

Gilbarco gasoline pump

Very tall Gilbarco gas pump roughly 1940's-1950's. We do not have the hose/dispenser, but we do have both sides which are quite restorable. Pump is missing glass panels, but both sight glasses are perfect. Can accommodate a globe above, however this one has a blocking plate for that feature. Very restorable and in good shape for its age. $ 425.00 I can help load it.


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Coca Cola Chest type Vending Machine

Coca Cola Chest type Vending Machine

Coke chest type cooler. Runs when plugged in and cools as well. This has the agitator motor in the chest above and that also functions. Sitting many years, and has presentable patina. I would recommend a new cord. Great for display or use for parties! Easy restoration if you want a perfect one. Notice the bottle opener is still intact! Rolls on casters. $ 700.00 O.B.O.


Antique “United Sates” generator

Antique “United Sates” generator

Old US generator. Probably 1940's or 1950's. Has the "Frankenstein" look with open light bulbs etc.! The Briggs and Stratton engine on this set is VERY well made with all kinds of non-standard stuff like water resistant spark plug, special carburetor, tip-over switches and the like. I am confident this would run, as for generate, it would probably need to be cleaned and sorted. Nice project. This seems to have a winding for both 6 VDC and 110 VAC! A great addition to that old WWII Jeep for sticky situations! $ 75.00


Old schoolhouse clock

Old schoolhouse clock

Old schoolhouse clock that has had some work done in the past. Cabinet is in great condition, as is movement (works!). Sadly the pendulum has been separated at some point. Easy to fix or convert to quartz. Nice look! $60.00


Spool style bed parts

Spool style bed parts

Headboard and foot board from the "spool" style of construction. Bed dates from the time period of ropes to hold up the mattress. Some water stains, and missing the two side rails. Great project to make modern bed or re-purpose as a cool bench! No rot! $50.00


Royal Outboard Motor

Royal Outboard Motor

1950's Royal outboard motor. A bit odd to find this brand. Turns over: gummy from sitting around. Clean undercover and out. Would make a great project. $125.00


1940’s Johnson Outboard motor

1940’s Johnson Outboard motor

I do not know the story behind this engine. It came here due to the cool styling, and the fact that it looked as if it were well cared for. Turns over and seems to have compression. May run?! The nice thing is that the parts to keep these going are now available again through the various antique outboard clubs across the USA. $ 100.00


18” Newtonian deep space telescope

18” Newtonian deep space telescope

18” Newtonian deep space telescope

18” Newtonian deep space telescope

If you dare to be different, this is for you! This telescope was home-built by several engineers over several years. It is of the Newtonian type, and has an 18" mirror which has been carefully protected. The unit was used for years in a roll-off structure and was taken out of service and dismantled when the group lost their rights to the property. It has a very robust frame that is in three modules. There is a geosynchronous motor on one of the pieces. The whole unit will fit in an 8 ft pickup truck. It would require a concrete pad to be poured, and a structure to enclose it, however, beyond a good cleaning and careful setup, you could be peering into deep space as they did before! I have been told by several experts that the mirror in this unit was many thousands of dollars when purchased. HUGE discount on the mirror alone; everything else is free! $ 2000.00 O.B.O


Historic items not related to stoves

Although we are NOT an antique shop in the traditional sense of the term, we do sometimes find ourselves with items that do not relate to stoves directly . Like all people who value the achievements of past generations, we can not bear to see some things go to the dump or fall victim to the scrap drives. We have an eye for good design and for items with that "CHIC" appeal, and we do our very best to save those things and get them into the hands of people who will cherish them and be good stewards over them. Please feel free to view our items that are outside the realm of stoves.


Economy Hit and Miss Gas engine

Economy Hit and Miss Gas engine

Here is an Economy Hit and Miss gasoline engine from the first quarter of the twentieth century. This engine is a model "E" and I was told by a historian that the serial # indicates first year production for this model. Ignition is via igniter, not a magneto. I used to teach in a Middle School, and we would rebuild one of these engines each year with my 6th grade class. I have quite a flock of these now, and some must go! This particular engine was a COMPLETE tear down to the last little part and a full restoration was performed. This has new bearings all around, wrist pin was ground, rings, oiler, etc. as well as an automotive quality paint job. It is also fitted with a copper gas tank as the originals rust out. If you like to see mechanical motion, and hear super slow running engines, this one is for you! Ready to work or show! $ 1500.00 OBO on wheel barrow type cart. We can load it for you.


Art deco bed/ King size?

Art deco bed/ King size?

Art deco era bed with interesting wood marquetry work. We have the headboard foot board and two sides. Might need a touch up here and there. Priced appropriately at $ 50.00