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Advertising - Figural Antiques - Country Store - Office - Images
Patent Models - Salesman Samples - Sewing Machines & More
Genuine Antiques are becoming increasingly
difficult to find. A lot of "stuff" that appears at
antiques shows and on the marketplace these days dates from much later than the pre-1900 era good
Antiques and Americana with historical significance
we like to acquire and to deal
Much of the stuff that you find offered today is outright fake -
- - brand new
merchandise offered up with a wink and a nod, or the latest craze, stuff
made up from old things and offered as something special, whether it is called Steampunk, assemblages,
repurposed, or whatever. Personally I
am at a loss for words to describe most of it. It might be art, it
might be popular, but it has little to do with authentic antiques
or original Americana.
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Antique American Patent
Models have a colorful and interesting history. Patent
one of the most graphic and rare forms of American ingenuity and inventiveness
that is available
on the antique market. The requirement that each invention
would require a model of the invention was first mandated by the
in 1790. That requirement was essentially dropped in the late 1800's as the volume of models the government was storing became enormous.
Over the years there were two different fires in the
locations and many of the earliest patent models were destroyed.
These wonderful pieces of Americana were
neglected and ignored for years with all of them nearly being sold off
for scrap in the 20's at a government auction. They were saved from that fate through the wisdom and foresight
of a few devoted and visionary collectors who bought them for their
intrinsic value and beauty.
Most patent models available today came from
the efforts of either O. Rundle Gilbert or Cliff Peterson, both of whom at one
time owned, and marketed the remaining patent models during their
period of ownership. There are small stashes of, and collections of models all over the country that were formed when these owners were
selling off portions of the original collection to finance their
Currently there is a large collection of parts and pieces of patent
models with fake tags being offered for sale on eBay with the spiel that the proceeds
are going to some charitable fund or foundation to benefit the "kids",
build a museum, bridge, or something similar. I expect to see offers for shares in the ownership
of the bridge being built to that imaginary place, as in nowhere, as an added bonus
when I read those ads.
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- Jones Salesman Sample Sickle Bar Mowing Machine
- J. D. Adams Salesman Sample Road Grader
- 1858 James McVicker Patent Model Washing Machine based on a Wheelbarrow Design
- 1807 T. Beatty Patent Model Washing / Churning Machine
(Earliest Known Patent Model)
- 1873 Patent Model of Telegraph Apparatus by George Little
- Adriance Platt Salesman Sample Sickle Bar Mowing Machine in Original Box
- B. F. Horton's Patent Improved Salesman Sample Horse Rake & Seeding Machine
- 2 Pickett & 1 K & E Classroom Teaching Aid Slide Rules 4' & 7' Long
Antiques / Cast Iron / Advertising
Coffee Grinders / Toys / Country / General Store & Misc.
The Americana General Store & Country Kitchen antiques and collectibles
found on this page cover a broad range both in vintage and uses. Over the
years our focus
has broadened as the supply of the neat early stuff has all
but disappeared from the market. In order to stay relevant our interests
broadened to include things like patented ice cream scoops, odd can
openers, corkscrews, as well as vintage or antique electric toasters.
Our primary interest
in Coffee Mills is in double wheel #2 or #3 size cast iron double
wheel coffee mills. These
small double wheel coffee mills make for a very colorful and graphic display
in almost any room or setting in the house. They are wonderful pieces and a
great reminder of years past. They fit right in with the current
craze concerning coffee drinking.
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- Pratt Patent "Ladies Companion" Patented 1857 Sewing Machine on Tripod Base
- So - Ezy Mouse Trap by Wolverton Mfg. Co. of Holton Kansas
- 2 Sided Edison Mazda Lamp / Light Bulb Display
- Frederick Yeiser 1859 Patent Altitude / Meridian Instrument
- "Sub Grade Rod" #218" by L. A. Batham Oakland Cal.
- American Duplex Co. Electric "Coffee Pot" Coffee Cutter / Grinder
- K & E / Keuffel & Esser Point of Sale Advertising Display
- Selection of Lamp Fillers
- German Mechanical Corkscrew Gambrinus DRGM No 137,497
- Twisted Wire Handle for Cane, Tool or Other
- 1920's Henley Roll About Scooter / Skate Board / Childs Wagon
- Treasure Hunters Dowsing Rod w/ Power Tube
- 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype of Lady in Gold Jewelry
- 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype of Bearded Gent
- 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype of Bearded Wolfman
- 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype of Girl & Woman
- 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype of America Woman
- 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype of Woman Holding Dag
- 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype of Jennifer Taft in 1847
- 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype of Stately Woman
- 1/4 Plate Daguerreotype of The Freckles Family
- 1/4 Plate Daguerreotype The Face
- 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype of Girl w/ Book or Dag in Extra Thick MOP Decorated Case
- 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype of "Framed Face"
- 1/6 Plate Daguerreotype of The Troupe or Gathering
- Tintype of Poker / Card Playing Women
- Tintype Reflections in a Mirrored Room
- Tintype Women in Dark Glasses
- Tintype Female Banjo Players
- Man with Fiddle Tintype
- Guitar Player Tintype
- Satirical Tintype of Top Hatted Politician, or ?
- Salesman w/ Sample or Wares Tintype
- Occupational Fly Fishing? Tintype
- 1/6 Plate Tintype of 4 Siblings
- 1/6 Plate Tintype of Nice Family
- 1/6 Plate Ambrotype of Uncle Edward Goodwin of New Hampshire w/ Pistol & Bowie Knife
- Unusual Ambrotype of Painting of Grandma
- 1/6 Plate Ambrotype Grandma in a Wheelchair
- 1/4 Plate Mason Wearing Masonic Apron
- 1/6 Plate Ambrotype New Hampshire Civil War Soldier SOLD!!
- Cabinet Card Major Atom Midget - Dwarf Eisenmann
- Queen Midget The German Rose Age 16 Years Height 33 Inches Weight 38 lbs Eisenmann Cabinet Card
- Archie Brown Cop Policeman Midget / Dwarf Cabinet Card
- 3 Midgets / Dwarfs Cabinet Card Eisenmann Cabinet Card
- W. F. Cody - Buffalo Bill Cody Cabinet Card by Stacy
- Tattoo Man Cabinet Card Eisenmann Cabinet Card
- Norah Hildebrandt Tattoo Lady Cabinet Card
- George Karlavagn Tattoo Man Circus Cabinet Card
- George Cardoza Tattoo Man Circus Cabinet Card
- Prouty Brattleboro VT Advertising Cabinet Card
- Storer College African American Quartet Cabinet Card
- Greeley Artic Expedition Survivors Cabinet Card
- More to come
- No. 431 La Fiesta de Los Angeles 1896 Photographer: Garden City Foto Co.
- No. 87 Main Street Looking North from 4th Street Los Angeles Photographer: Garden City Foto Co. Los Angeles Cal.
- Long Beach Cal. Photographer: A. L. S. Photo
- No. 207 View at Soldiers Home Santa Monica Cal. Photographer: Garden City Foto Co. Los Angeles Cal
- New Cliff House S. F. Cal
- Rabbit Drive Fresno Cal. Photographer: Garden City Foto Co. Los Angeles Cal.
- Echo Park Los Angeles Photographer: Best & Co.
- Echo Park Los Angeles Twig Bridge Photographer: Best & Co
- E. & H. T. Anthony War Views #2060 "Soldiers and Part of a Battery on the Battlefield of Bull Run."
- E. & H. T. Anthony War Views #2384 "Position of the Centre of the Army of Gettysburg"
- # 768 Monitors Charlestown Navy Yard by Kilburn Brothers
- # 2963 The Old Capitol Prison E. & H. T. Anthony
- # 359 Ruins of North Eastern Depot Blown up During Evacuation of Charleston (about 300 lives lost)
- # 1268 . . . . . .First Shot into Charleston S.C.
- # 316 Rebel Shot Lodged in Union Gun at the Battle of Gettysburg Kilburn Brothers
- # 736 From the Battlefield Observatory - Soldiers Nat. Cemetery
- # 3138 E. & H. T. Anthony The War for the Union
- E. & H. T. Anthony # 3223 Interior View of the Rebel Works
- E. & H. T. Anthony # 2507 Wounded at Fredericksburg Va.
- E. & H. T. Anthony # 3198 Rebel Prisoners Captured by General Sherman
- E. & H. T. Anthony # 3347 View of Rebel Fort Darling Richmond Va.
- E. & H. T. Anthony # 2565 View of Rebel Fort Burnham / Fort Harrison
- E. & H. T. Anthony # 3187 Trenches of Rebel Fort Mahone
- E. & H. T. Anthony # 3182 Southern Soldiers Killed in the Trenches of Rebel Fort Mahone
- E. & H. T. Anthony # 3190 A Dead Southern Soldier as he lay in the Trenches of Rebel Fort Mahone
- General Lee's Residence Richmond Va. by Anderson
- "Old Abe" the Live Wisconsin War Eagle
- Walker Blondin Tight Rope Crossing Niagara Falls
- Concord NH Prison Cells
- Los Angeles, California
- # 1720 Georgetown by W. H. Jackson & Co. Denver Colorado
- Manitou and Vicinity # 104 Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak by J Thurlow
- # 286 Artists Camp by W. G. Chamberlain
- # 376 Opera House Colorado Springs
- # 58 Lead SD from Reservoir by W. R. Cross.
- # 163 Signal Station Pikes Peak Opera House Colorado Springs by W. G. Chamberlain
- # 332 View from Harpers Ferry by Kilburn NH
- Gymnasium, Tilden Ladies Seminary W. Lebanon N. H.
- Dining Room, Tilden Ladies Seminary W. Lebanon N. H.
- 6 Views of Mexico
- Young Chippewa Brave by Zimmerman
- Red River Cart and Half Breeds # 3214 by Ingersoll
- 8014 Dismantled Towers & Turrets Broken
- # 200 The Pueblos of Taos by Gurnsey. Taos, NM
- # 202 Pueblo Indian Cart Plow & Oven by Gurnsey
- # 2706 "Estufa in Taos" / Los Pueblos De Taos by W. H. Jackson
- 324 Shoshone Indians by Watkins - Pacific Railroad
- Alexandria Minn. Chippewa Indians by N. J. Trenham
- Street View in Corinne Utah By Wm. H. Jackson Omaha Neb.
- Crow Indian Warriors American Series
- # 129 Ute Indian Chiefs - Warency, Chavano, Ancatosh, Ouray, Guerro by Thurlow
- Apache Scouts - Arizona Series by Buehman & Co. Tucson AZ
- Indians of the Colorado Valley Wu-Nav-Ai Gathering Seeds #53 by Hillers
- Indians of the Colorado Valley # 14 Group of Women in Full Dress by Hillers
- #20 One Little Two Little Three Little Injuns - Indians of the Colorado Valley - by Hillers
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