Please update your billing information in My WorthPoint to reactivate your account! No comments This hand-made screw has obvious signs of its origin. Note the flat spot on the shaft near the head. That is a remnant of the square nail stock. The thread varies is depth and pitch all over the shaft and the shaft has no point. The head is not quite round and the hand cut slot is off center—all signs of hand work. One of the most overlooked and least understood clues in establishing the date and authenticity of older and antique furniture is the story that screws can tell about the history of a piece. Screws are relative newcomers to the production of furniture primarily because they are so hard to make by hand.

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Located at the far end of the hall on the main floor. A lovely marble-topped antique dresser accompanies the decorative black iron queen size bed. Located upstairs overlooking Main Street, this room can be rented by itself, or with the adjoining Room 9.

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Hand pumps bring to mind thoughts of history and nostalgia and even a little fantasy. As you design your garden, use this important prop to its fullest ability. Pump Placement If the hand pump in your garden came with the property, you won’t be moving it. However, if you’ve purchased a hand pump for purely ornamental reasons, and plan to place it strategically within your garden, an out of the way spot is best. The pump should be visible but not a focal point.

Your hand pump is a prop, and should be used to set a tone but not draw attention away from the stars of your garden: Decorative Problems and Resolutions For a hand pump that has been permanently established in the ground and is not visible enough from its current location, consider painting the hand pump a bright color like red or blue. Large ornamental plants, such as dahlias or roses, should be placed elsewhere in the garden so they won’t compete for attention with the pump.

In the case of a functioning pump with an unattractive concrete block beneath it, plants in attractive pots may be used to cover the concrete. Ground cover plants may also be used to the same effect, but over time will bury the concrete so thoroughly that the hand pump will be rendered difficult to use.

Historic Gardens Surrounding your antique hand pump with the appropriate plants and props will reinforce a historic theme for your garden. One or two well chosen antiques, in addition to your antique handpump, will set the scene for your historic garden.

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Below we have some great guidelines, but the REAL answer has to be found from a qualified appraiser. Most of the information below was garnered from the Antiques Roadshow Primer, but it is not complete. If you want more of the same type of information, we highly recommend you purchase the book at pbs. First, Determine if the “Antique Furniture” is Old — If it’s not old, it can’t be antique or valuable!

Beds (Antique French Lits) If we leave boiseries and architectural woodwork to one side, the menuisier principally devoted himself to seat-furniture, table-supports, and beds.

Iron and Steel in Colonial America After listening to thousands of questions on this subject in the CWF Gun Shop, and observing the same confusion on many web sites, I wrote a brief overview of the manufacture, properties and uses of wrought iron, cast iron and steel in Colonial America. The first ship to return to England did so with a load of iron ore for testing.

These works were destroyed by the Indians in an it was about 40 years before serious iron production was resumed in Virginia. By then several of the early colonies were producing iron. By the time of the stat of the Revolutionary War the 13 colonies had a highly developed iron industry. If taken as a single country they were in the top five iron producers in the world some say third in terms of exports. Those in the antique gun world who have mentioned iron being scarce or expensive have not studied the period documentation.

One of many source documents would be the Customs Report for exports to London and other British ports from the colonies. These survive for most years from until The records of Virginia and Maryland are lumped together PA is separate but I have not studied those records. The Iron Act of had been written to encourage the American manufacture of more pig iron and bar iron and restrict the production of plate, sheet and nail rod.

It has been considered by some historians to be the first of those intrusive acts that lead to the Rev War but that is, as they say, a whole other story.

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How to Date Furniture by Casters By Ann Johnson ; Updated April 12, Furniture casters are viewed as a convenience that helps us move furniture so we can vacuum or rearrange the room. Yet, casters sometimes had more to do with lighting than housekeeping or design. Casters were fit on the legs of desks to allow the desk to be moved around the room to capture the changing sunlight throughout the day.

Beds lacquered couple furniture italiani iron painting antique style Liberty Pair of Italian beds from the midth century. Furniture in richly lacquered and hand painted wrought and forged iron with floral and animal decorations in Liberty style.

After copies were pressed onto the paper, the paper entered the cabinet under the copier, where it dried on a large roller. An attachment was used to cut dried copies off the roll. Numerous companies produced roller copiers over a period of three decades. For example, Plate 11B shows a Rapid Duplicator that was advertised in Copies could be made more quickly with a roller copier than with a letter copying press. It was claimed that nearly papers could be copied in two minutes with a roller copier.

Roller copiers also competed with carbon paper. It was claimed that a roller copier could make a half dozen copies of a typewritten letter if the letter was run through the copier several times.

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Although their size and high value make them less common possessions, a study of other kinds of old furniture gives a slighter clue to them than to high-boys and sofas. Even the early nineteenth-century bedsteads are rare and valuable, and, if your house is large enough to accommodate them, you may well aspire to own one or two. While there are few, if any, seventeenth-century bedsteads now in existence in this country, it may not be uninteresting to consider for a moment the styles that were made in England during that period, and that were used by the wealthier families in this country.

From those with daring chevron patterns that seems both classy and striking to beds with dark polished headboards that would easily fit in with the idea of a curated bachelor pad; it is a broad spectrum of inspiration indeed.

Wood Wood is the material most often used for making furniture. Although there are over a hundred different kinds that can be used for furniture, some woods have natural properties that make them superior to the others. A relatively cheap material, wood lends itself to various kinds of treatment; for example, it can be stained, painted, gilded, and glued.

It can be shaped by means of hand- or power-operated cutting and drilling tools. Heated, it can be bent to a certain extent into a predetermined shape and thereafter will retain the shape. The grain in wood creates a structure with varying character, which in itself provides a natural ornamental surface, in which patterns can be formed by means of precalculated juxtapositions. Colours range from white, yellow, green, red, brown, gray to black through countless intermediary tones. By juxtaposing wood of different colours, extremely rich effects have been achieved, especially in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Wood, if stored under favourable conditions, is durable, and pieces of furniture from the oldest civilizations—Egypt, for example—are still extant. Lastly, most wood has an aromatic scent. Walnut armchair attributed to an unknown Philadelphia craftsman, c. Using timber as a basis and applying techniques such as shredding, heating and glueing, it has been possible to evolve new materials. To an increasing extent, cabinetmakers and furniture factories are using semi-manufactured wood such as veneer , carcass wood, plywood, laminated board, and hardboard fibreboard.

Veneer is a very thin layer of particularly fine wood that has been glued on to inferior wood in order to produce a smooth and attractive surface.

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This Caterpillar L crawler loader is a French-built 08Y machine dating from It’s powered by a turbocharged hp Cat diesel engine. We’re unsure of its hours, but it ran and operated well, and its undercarriage — with its 66″ track gauge and 15″ shoes — is still in good condition. The L weighs 30, pounds, and measures 18’x7’6″x10’8″ LxWxH with the length being measured from teeth to back of machine with the bucket laying flat.

Federal and Confederate Manufacturers Inspectors and Manufacturers. Following are lists of Army and Navy inspectors. Dates designate known (or assumed, “a”) periods of ordnance duty. Phoenix Iron Company: Phoenixville, PA., firm which began manufacturing wrought iron cannon in and during the war produced the 3-inch Ordnance Rifle.

Leave a note in the comments or send me an email! Happy flea market hunting! In England, 16th century woodworkers left hardly an inch undecorated on furniture pieces and while their American counterparts were more modest, they were still enthusiastic about the technique and turned wood became emblematic of colonial style. Although wood turning had been practiced by the Romans, it was virtually unknown in Medieval Europe and had only been newly rediscovered by those 16th century woodworkers — which explains their ardor for the new style!

Only this time, it had a little help from technology. Before , all wood turning was done on a lathe that was operated by a foot treadle — the process was slow and arduous. The new 19th century American-invented power-driven lathe used steam power — the craftsman worked at guiding his cutting chisels.

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We look at the design of various types of furniture and furnishings, the interior architecture , as well as materials and techniques, plus some of the main designers. Menuiserie or Ebenisterie During the 16th century furniture was the province of the menuisier who worked in solid wood. The nearest English equivalent to the term is ‘carpenter and joiner’, but this is not entirely satisfactory.

At this time the technique of inlaying, extremely fashionable in Italy, was in France the province of the menuisier, but when it was replaced by more sophisticated techniques such as veneering and marquetry in the early years of the 17th century, the most skilled menuisiers became known as ebenistes, a term often translated as ‘cabinet-maker’ which again is not strictly accurate. The menuisier proper continued to be responsible for seat-furniture, table-supports, such furniture as buffets a kind of cupboard and armoires wardrobes of solid wood, the decorative carved panelling for walls boiseries , door-cases and overdoor mouldings, and window-cases and shutters.

In this he was assisted by wood-carvers, and by painters, varnishers, and gilders.

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Greek furniture[ edit ] Ancient Greek furniture was typically constructed out of wood, though it might also be made of stone or metal, such as bronze, iron, gold and silver. Little wood survives from ancient Greece , though varieties mentioned in texts concerning Greece and Rome include maple, oak, beech, yew, and willow. Wood was shaped by carving, steam treatment, and the lathe, and furniture is known to have been decorated with ivory, tortoise shell, glass, gold or other precious materials.

A fine example is shown on the grave stele of Hegeso, dating to the late fifth century B. These were apparently known as diphroi Greek singular: Once made of wood and covered in silver foil, all that remains of this piece are the parts made of precious metal. The Greek folding stool survives in numerous depictions, indicating its popularity in the Archaic and Classical periods; the type may have been derived from earlier Minoan and Mycenaean examples, which in turn were likely based on Egyptian models.

These furnishings would have been made of leather, wool, or linen, though silk could also have been used. Stuffing for pillows, cushions, and beds could have been made of wool, feathers, leaves, or hay. Tables could have circular tops, and four legs or even one central leg instead of three. Tables in ancient Greece were used mostly for dining purposes — in depictions of banquets, it appears as though each participant would have utilized a single table, rather than a collective use of a larger piece.

On such occasions, tables would have been moved according to one’s needs.

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