"Actually the Victor is also for a rug stretcher - it says so in the patent. I looked up the patent number (402953). A lot of sellers on ebay and the internet in general do not do all the searching they should before selling."
"I'm somewhere between the two of you. I agree with Tom that the only market for this is someone who collects old cameras. It has no value to take pictures, so to the average buyer it has no value. And I disagree with Molly - it is in the Canon…"
"I think likely a blank bought from a large company, then decorated in blue by the owner with the signature underneath and baked on. In which case the decoration is probably one of a kind. This was common in this time period.
If hand decorated by…"
"Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downing_Stadium Stadium has had different names and was named "Randall's Island stadium" from 1936 to 1948 (so dated in that range). But could have been for any event (track and field, music…"
"Why did you remove your previous post? Just add comments to the thread, and include pictures in them, just as you have done here. Also you should learn how to include picture so we don't need to click on them - a lot of people won't…"
"Late 19th century or so. Parts of it look earlier but probably just country made which kept doing it the old way. Value ruined by stripped finish, inappropriate replacement hardware, and lack of feet. Someone tried to "improve" a…"
"I think you're mixing coralene up with something else. As far as I know, what is called Coralene is either glass or porcelain base, with glass beads covering it. You run into a lot of made in Nippon/Japan coralene on porcelain, and sometimes…"
"Early 20th century factory made furniture. 1920's, 30's or so. Obviously well made and well kept in really nice condition. If the clock is working that is a nice unusual touch. Unfortunately very little demand in New England where I live,…"
"I'll be very interested in Michael's answer too. I noticed that the furniture in the illustrations looked Chinese, but Japan borrowed so much from China I thought it must be Japanese. Japan also borrowed the pagoda architecture, and it…"
"I see you’ve updated and added pictures beyond the two original pics you had. Clearly not a domestic scene with the battle scenes you added. One of the pics shows a six story pagoda, which would be quite unusual in Japan and maybe could be…"
"I have several of these Japanese books myself, and they are similar construction with images attached to the folded paper. Mine all have text on at least some of the images. I have never tried to get mine translated, so I’ll be watching this…"
"My guess is that this was sold for home viewing on a home projector. 16 mm films used to be available from backs of magazines, before the days of videotape. Reels had to be small to fit home projectors, so even full length short may have gotten…"
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