"Maybe some heat from a propane torch (or the kitchen stove if you don't have access to a torch) then beat on it. Or using files and wire brushes, you could clean the original ring and laying it down on a brick or some fire…"
Need help in identifying this guy.Large portrait of a director, or cinematographer. It is an actual photo. 18x24 inches. The camera behind him is a Mitchell BNC used from the 1930's to the 1970's. My intuition thinks the photo is from the 60's or 70's? Anyone know who this might be?ThanksSee More
"Post a picture of the socket. You can tell the age, country of origin and many times maker by the socket. Make sure to show details of the inside, any markings on it etc. Also show the base of the lamp. Is it spelter, or…"
"Underwriters laboratory does not make lamps or parts. They are a testing agency, for insurance purposes (long sketchy history).
Good way to date a lamp is to look at the socket The threaded liner is aluminum, which dates it to roughly…"
"Cast iron banks are always difficult. They were heavily reproduced in the 1960's thorough the 1990's (and later) in Asian countries, and sold very cheaply. They have little value other than decorative. One notable exception is…"
Goss Avenue Antiques (formally The Old Louisville Antique Mall) the largest antique mall in Kentucky, closed last January. To replace it, Mellwood Antiques and Interiors opened. They have been open for almost 1 year.Mellwood Antiques is located at 1860 Mellwood Avenue, on the east side of Louisville. The mall is right off three major Interstates. I65, I 71, and I64. It's an easy off and on and a great stopping point when you are traveling. Lots of parking ( even parking for RV's), and easy…See More
"I think you are right about the box being a part of the lamp, but my knowledge of 1920's electrical parts is limited, so I still have hope.
I can have a box welded, but I'd like to find something original first. Any one know of…"
"Recently bought 2 old (1920's Holophane exterior building light fixtures. They are cast, with an acorn shade, and the Holophane globe hanging below. The pictures attached do not show the globe. I am missing the mounting electrical…"
"Key way to identifying l;amps is the socket. You should post a detailed picture of the socket. Here are some things to look for in a socket: UNO threads (around the opening of the socket where the bulb would go in) appear after 1910 and continue to…"
"Toy collectors fall in to two categories: Those who want mint in the box unplayed with toys and those who want cherished well used toys. Your toy would appeal to the latter, which I include my self in. If a toy is in mint…"
"I've always heard that January was the traditional month to buy trunks and storage containers. Anyone have any ideas for trunk like storage containers in an industrial style? Don't buy petrol chemical based Walmart plastic…"