"From the style I would guess 1930s or 40s. I think it is not American but probably English, based on the use of the terms "ring off" and "earth" rather than "ground." It is a desk version of the typical wood wall phones…"
"That's very creative, Tom, but I believe complete fantasy. The hardware has exactly the look of antique brass and steel. The corrosion on the brass appears to be brass corrosion, and the steel looks old. I have seen that combined nut and washer…"
"Some of those are certainly interesting! There are several books of salt and pepper shaker collectibles. Those are probably your best bet for discovering whether any of yours are rare or valuable, or at least who made them and when."
"I believe I see the letters "TAIWA" in the second picture. If that means "Taiwan" with the "N" lost in the casting process, I imagine the stove is a recent reproduction. It's hard to tell with cast iron."
"The socket looks old, as does the bit of chain that's visible. I think it's an original, though as Tom says, these fixtures have been reproduced. If some of the glass has been replaced, which looks possible but hard to tell, that would…"
"It is a typical English or American movement of late 18th/early 19th century. The movement itself is not likely to have a name on it. However, as I mentioned previously, the false plate probably will. Accessing it required removing the dial. The…"
"The dial and probably the movement behind it, is late 18th to early 19th century. It may be English or American. There is probably a "false plate" connecting the dial to the movement, and this will likely have a name cast or punched into…"
"Looks like it could be a really nice Empire-style frame from the 2nd quarter of the 19th century or so. The pictures are not clear, so it's difficult to tell. The photo may not be the first thing that was in it, but if the frame is on the late…"