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EM1104 Rustic Antique Screen Door Handle

Rustic Antique Screen Door Handle

What an interesting screen door handle!  Surface rust and green paint show its age and give a very rustic look. The screws are solid brass vintage replacements with patina. Shine them for an unexpected contrast or let them age and gain some verdigris. See more items for your screen door by entering... click picture for more info
EM1103 Fancy Turn of the Century Short Chain

Fancy Turn of the Century Short Chain

Need a short piece of chain to hang a period chandelier or plant? Do it with style and history with this hard to find linked beauty! Made of steel with a fancy design on both sides of each link. One link was left open (as found) to attach to your hanging piece. Light surface rust and a bit of paint... click picture for more info
EM1102 Vintage Screen Door Check

Vintage Screen Door Check

Unfortunately very few of these clever devices have survived weather and remodeling.  They were used on the wooden screen doors of homes and country stores to reduce the loud BANG of people coming and going.  They are mounted on the screen door so that the rubber ball is just tapped by the door; it... click picture for more info
EM1100 Bunch of Antique Rusty Square Nails

Bunch of Antique Rusty Square Nails

These old square nails are loved by history buffs and are used for all sorts of craft projects. Naturally rusty and many are bent and a couple have fractures of the iron. The sizes range from about 3-1/4” to 6” long. The two long ones are rosehead nails as are some of the others. These came from... click picture for more info
EM1097 Old Wood Knobs – Musical Instrument? Altered Art!

Old Wood Knobs – Musical Instrument? Altered Art!

Haven’t any idea what these old knobs are from but suspect they might have been on some kind of musical instrument. Much of the writing is gone and they have old paint on them as well. If you don’t need them for restoring something (whatever it may be) I can easily see them as part of an Altered... click picture for more info
EM1096 Sweet Little Antique Cast Iron Pulley

Sweet Little Antique Cast Iron Pulley

This darling little pulley could be used anywhere something needs to be raised and lowered by a narrow rope or chain.  Originally intended for pure utility, this pulley would make a great accent for the home.  I have one on an 11’ ceiling for a plant that hangs 6’ off the floor.  Lower the plant... click picture for more info
EM1095 Little Antique Cast Iron Pulley for Your Wall

Little Antique Cast Iron Pulley for Your Wall

Originally intended for pure utility, this pulley would make a great accent for the home. If you enlarge the photo you will see that the threads of the screw have worn over the years. Since there is just a bit of the threaded part left it would be best mounted on a wall giving it lateral strength... click picture for more info
EM1093 Victorian Era Mystery Hardware – Altered Art?

Victorian Era Mystery Hardware – Altered Art?

This is a fabulous piece of hardware from the Victorian era but I’m sad to say I haven’t the faintest idea what it is! It is made of thick cast iron with a bronze/copper wash (thin plating) on the perimeter details and the central raised area. Use your imagination as to bringing it back to life –... click picture for more info
EM1092 Old Wood Handle Chopper

Old Wood Handle Chopper

Although this chopper could still be used I would see it as more of a display or collector item. The wood has no splits or cracks and is firmly seated to the steel blade. All the original varnish has worn off the wood and there is some surface rust on the blade. 4-1/8” high and blade is 3-7/8” wide
EM1090 Old Country Store Spring Loaded Hook

Old Country Store Spring Loaded Hook

This is a primitive looking hook that was probably used in conjunction with a scale. The pointed lower hook is loaded with a strong spring that still works. Made of steel with original black enamel and some surface rust. Nice collector piece. The base is 4-5/8” x 1-1/2”
EM1089 Vintage Solid Brass Lighter

Vintage Solid Brass Lighter

When there is a salvage operation in an old building some interesting items can be found in addition to hardware! This is an old brass lighter with a penny affixed (the one from the other side is missing). The penny is dated 1983 but I would have guessed the lighter as older. Maybe the penny was... click picture for more info
EM1088 Solid Cast Brass Fancy Lamp Drop

Solid Cast Brass Fancy Lamp Drop

This is a fancy ornate drop that would screw on to the base of a chandelier or wall mounted fixture where the lamp portion sticks out from the wall. The threaded hole is about 3/8” diameter with threads in excellent condition. Made of solid cast brass with some old white/cream paint. 3” long total 
EM1087 Solid Cast Brass Gas Shut Off Valve

Solid Cast Brass Gas Shut Off Valve

This is out of my area of expertise but looks to me like an old gas shut off valve for perhaps a lamp. All I can tell you about it is that the grip turns as it should and it is marked Made in England. Made of very heavy solid brass. 3-3/4” long total 
EM1086 Old Antique Whatchamacallit

Old Antique Whatchamacallit

Sometimes I come across items that stump me as to their use and this is one of them. Made of thick cast iron the only thing I can think of is a gadget to lead a farm animal with a nose ring around. Or just set it on a shelf or table and let people play guessing games! If anyone knows what it is I’d... click picture for more info
EM1085 Antique Ice Pick - Mertz’s Ice Box

Antique Ice Pick - Mertz’s Ice Box

Have an old restored ice box? What a great display item to accompany it than this turn of the century ice pick. All the better if you happen to have a Mertz’s ice box! The wood handle and sharp iron rod are in excellent condition and the majority of the printing on the handle is still there. Note... click picture for more info
EM1084 Old Brass Gloved Hand Door Knocker

Old Brass Gloved Hand Door Knocker

This door knocker came to me with hardware from 1905 but I honestly don’t know if it was made in that era. It could have been added to the house later so I’m not pricing it as a true antique. Has some age to it based on the patina but not as large as the really old knockers. Made of heavy cast... click picture for more info
EM1083 Old Antique Kitchen or Bath Clam Shell Soap Holder

Old Antique Kitchen or Bath Clam Shell Soap Holder

What a fun piece of Americana for your kitchen or bath! Made in the shape of a clam shell it originally was to hold a bar of soap. Don’t want to clean soap out of it? It also makes a unique wall mounted dish for any item you choose. This piece is made of fairly heavy brass with old worn nickel... click picture for more info
EM1082 Old Antique Tin Comb Case

Old Antique Tin Comb Case

This primitive old piece is made of tin and would make a wonderful historic addition to your bath or dressing area. COMB CASE is impressed on the front with a hobnail raised field background.  At the top there is an insignia with 13 stars and 6 stripes. At each end there is a shield with a raised... click picture for more info
EM1081 Green Base Turn of the Century Ornate Paper Holder

Green Base Turn of the Century Ornate Paper Holder

This old office essential of yesteryear is certainly obsolete today but brings back good memories. If you are now “paperless” perhaps you can think of an imaginative use? A unique collector item. The base is made of ornate cast iron – which is quite heavy. The iron has the original dark green... click picture for more info
EM1080 Black Base Turn of the Century Ornate Paper Holder

Black Base Turn of the Century Ornate Paper Holder

These old holders were for storing paper items that would need attention in one place for both stores and homes. The rod has a sharp point for piercing the paper receipt or bill. If you are now “paperless” perhaps you can think of an imaginative use? A unique collector item. The base is made of... click picture for more info

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