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Decorative metal cultivator blade
Decorative metal cultivator blade
Seeder
19th c. Hand made garden seeder
Metal fish
Metal fish downriggers
Cast iron architectural tie-ins
Cast iron architectural tie-ins
Blue standGray stand
Pair of wood stands from crate separators
Wood and metal wheel
Decorative wood and metal wheel
Blue wheel
Blue Wheelbarrow wheel
Spike shoes
Home made spike aerator shoes: planks, nails, metal, and leather
Carved star
Carved star
Chocolate mold
Large metal chocolate mold
Extra large film reel
One of two extra large 3 foot film reels
Industrial art
Painted Mechanical
contraption
Millstone
Tabletop millstone
Cast iron grate
Large cast iron grate
Cast iron wheel
Mounted cultivator wheel
Saw sharpening tool
Saw sharpening tool
Hand wrought clamps
Hand wrought massive clamps
Mechanical boot jack
Mechanical boot jack
Shoe shine foot restShoe shine foot restCobbler's child foot form
A collection of cobbler's and shoe shine tools, in wood and cast iron
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Decorative metal cultivator bladeThis is a decorative steel cultivator blade. It has a dark metal and rust surface from years of use. The blade is 19" in diameter, and has a convex shape to it, so curves to 2" deep. The back of the blade is painted, with the rust showing through. This piece is from the earlier part of the 20th century and is in good used condition. The price is $85.00. Inventory Code: CPOC.   See a slideshow of several views [297k] ... Decorative metal cultivator blade ... The other side ... Side views ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Decorative metal cultivator blade ... The other side ... Side views.

Hand wrought clampsHere are two massive, hand wrought iron "C" clamps. Each measures about 11" wide by 10" high, 1 1/2" thick, and weighs about 7 1/2 pounds. The handles and the main body of the clamps were hand formed. The surface is a very dark, old iron. These are old, in good, used condition. One has a small crack in the body of the "C". They have a really nice look and strong presence. The price for the pair is $175.00. Inventory Code: THRK.   Hand wrought clamps ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Side view ... Another angle ... Closeup of one ... The other side ... From below ... Closeup of second clamp ... Second, other side ... Second, from below.

SeederThis is a very decorative, antique, funky, wooden garden seeder. Probably made in the late 1800's or early 1900's as a hand made, factory made piece, from wood and iron which has aged with a good natural and painted surface. This implement has wonderful form and has been hung on a wall as a decorative piece; however, the mechanism seems to work even today. With the two handles, it is about 6 feet long by 32" high by 12" wide. It has a wooden wheel, a metal feeder wheel inside, and and iron hook at the front - probably to attach to a horse harness to be pulled. The main bin was painted red, which has worn and aged nicely. There are two metal gears and an unusual metal chain which turns with the wooden wheel and moves the feeder wheel. This piece is in generally good, sturdy condition, with a wonderful look. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: ARPS.   Antique garden seeder ... The other side ... Closeup of the mechanism ... From behind ... Closeup of wheel ... Mechanism inside ... Overall, from slightly above ... The handles ... Closeup of side ... Closeup of base from behind ... Closeup of iron hook at front.

Metal fishHere are two lead fish. These were figural downriggers from a Lake Michigan fishing boat. They each have a loop on the top, for a line to the boat, and a loop on the back, for the line to the hook. They were used to position the lure at the desired depth. They each have a simple, streamlined form and fine surface cracks. Each is 9 1/2" long by 3 1/2" by 3 1/2", in good, used condition. They are $125.00 each. Inventory Code: TAWS.   Metal fish ... Another view ... Closeup of one ... Closeup of the other, with a measure for scale ... Another view of both ... Side view ... Front view ... From above ... Back view ... From below.

Cast iron architectural tie-insHere are two decorative "S" shaped cast iron architectural tie-ins. These are in excellent, aged condition with a natural dark surface. They were probably made in the late 1800's or early 1900's and are about 21 1/2" long by 5" wide, by 1/2" thick. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: AOSK.   Cast iron architectural tie-ins ... The other side ... Side angle ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron architectural tie-ins ... The other side ... Side angle ... With a soda can for scale.

Blue wheelThis is an early, handmade, wheelbarrow wheel in great old blue paint. This was likely made in the 1800's. It has hand carved wood spokes mortised into a shaped hub and into a 4-sectioned wood outer rim which has a forged iron band around. The wheel is 15" in diameter and 12" deep, including the iron wheel supports. It is in good condition with a little flaking of the paint and a little loss in one outer area by a spoke. This piece has wonderful color and form. The price is $140.00. Inventory Code: TCCA.   Blue wheel ... The other side ... A different angle ... Side view ... Side view, the other side ... Edge on ... Another overall view.

Spike shoesThis outrageous pair of spiked shoes may be the most striking gardening tools we've ever seen. They were made to aerate a lawn: by walking around in them, air and water flow to the grass roots is improved. These were made of 1 1/4" thick planks with 6" nails driven through. The heels are metal, and the straps are leather. Each shoe measures 12" long by 4 3/4" wide by 9" high. They are in excellent condition with some wear to the leather straps. The price is $675.00. Inventory Code: CCRO.   Spike shoes ... Another view ... From above ... Back view ... One, from below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Spike shoes ... Another view ... From above ... Back view ... One, from below ... With a soda can for scale.

An interesting carved star shape frame or base. Great paint, color, and surface. 8 1/4" outside, 2 7/8" inside, and 2" deep, carved from a single piece of wood. The back also has a nice beveled shape. Early-mid 1900's in very good condition. It doesn't have a "lip" on the back for a picture, so we're not sure of the original use, but it is a nice decorative piece. Possibly it was a foundry mold. The color is darker than shown in the photo. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: ASRS.   Image ... Side view.

Wood and metal wheelThis is an old wood and metal wheel. Its original use is unknown, but it has a great look. The hub is cast iron, with remnants of silver paint. The handles are wood, bleached, weathered and cracked with age, and with great surface and patina from use. It is attached to a wooden spool-shaped piece that turns with the wheel, with an iron clamp on the back. It has been mounted on a contemporary metal base in the photos, and is easy to remove and clamp onto something else. The wheel is 12 1/4" across by about 7 1/4" deep; as mounted on the base is stands 17" high by 8 1/2" deep. It is in good sturdy display condition: very weathered with deep age splits in some of the handles. It appears to be from the early 1900's, but may be older. The price is $145.00. Inventory Code: CPWR.   See a slideshow of several views [449k] ... Wood and metal wheel ... Another angle ... A third view ... Closeup ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Another closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Closeup ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Another closeup.

Chocolate moldThis is a metal chocolate mold for 3 large eggs. It has wonderful sculptural qualities and is visually striking. This piece was probably from the early 1900's. It was found in Pennsylvania. The size of the rectangular cage is 18 5/16" by 9 1/8". The eggs are each about 9" by 6" by 2 7/8" deep. The surface of this piece is well oxidized and has taken on a nice rich patina. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: CSPP.   See a slideshow of several views [522k] ... Chocolate mold ... Another angle ... Back view ... End view ... Side view ... Side view, from back ... Closeup of mark ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Chocolate mold ... Another angle ... Back view.

Yard wide film reelExtra large film reelHere are two very decorative, large, vintage, film reels of the kind used in commercial movie theaters. Each one is made from aluminum. They are almost 36" in diameter and 1 3/4" deep. Each of the sides rotate around the center shaft, so they can be displayed with different looks. Each has some normal wear from use. One has some tape on it as well with "Pony Express" written in green. These are quite unusual to find. They are priced at $375.00 each. Inventory Code: CCSK.   See a slideshow of several views [810 k] ... Extra large film reel, yard wide ... The other side ... Closeup of tape, writing ... Closeup center ... Another closeup.
The second film reel ... The other side ... Closeup of center ... Another closeup.
Both reels ... Both reels, side view ... Another angle ... Both reels, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Some much larger photos:   Extra large film reel, yard wide ... The other side ... Closeup of tape, writing ... Closeup center ... Another closeup.
The second film reel ... The other side ... Closeup of center ... Another closeup.
Both reels ... Both reels, side view ... Another angle ... Both reels, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Industrial artThis is an odd, decorative and sculptural, mechanical contraption of some sort. Apparently it was used to turn something on belts or lines. The larger wheel was turned by a wide belt and in turn drove 3 smaller belts. Then the motion is converted and stepped down by the use of gears to another long shaft on which are several other wheels that drove smaller belts. They then also turn. What it was connected to is a mystery. Now it is an interesting workshop piece - hand made for some particular use - all mounted on a tongue and groove board. The dark green paint is strong with normal wear. It probably was made in the 1930's or 40's. This assemblage is about 43" long by 6" deep and 7" high to the top of the larger wheel. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: TTPC.   Several views ... 3/4 angle ... End view ... From above ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Closeup from above ... Another overall view.

MillstoneThis is a very unusual two-piece tabletop millstone. It is made from concrete and is very old. The upper piece sits over a wood peg in the lower half. It has notches on the sides to help turn it, and a hole to pour grain down. The grain comes out between the stones, where it is ground and pushes out into the trough around the lower half. There is a small, lighter colored cement patch in the top. It is 15" long by 12" wide, by 7" high, in excellent condition. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: TCRH.   Millstone ... Another view ... Top view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Top piece removed ... The lower half, from above ... The upper half, from above ... From below.

Cast iron grateThis is a large cast iron grate with beautiful form and surface. It is from the late 1800's, and measures 6" high by 15" in diameter. There are three tabs on the bottom: two of them are chipped. Otherwise, the condition is excellent. The price is $295.00. Inventory Code: THPO.   Cast iron grate ... Side views ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Back view ... Another back view ... Closeup from back.

Cast iron wheelHere is a spiral shaped cast iron cultivator wheel mounted on a custom made metal base. It has old muted red paint, and is 19 1/2" in diameter and 5 1/2" deep at the hub. It stands 25" high by 11" deep with the base. From the early 1900's, it is in very good used condition with expected paint wear. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TTSW.   Cast iron cultivator wheel ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Reversed on the stand ... Side views ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Saw sharpening toolThis is an interesting and sculptural piece. It is a saw sharpening tool. Likely hand made and one-of-a-kind, it is constructed from what looks like pine and oak. The wheels both turn. One of them also has a slot to adjust the width. A saw blade would be inserted in the bottom piece and the nut tightened to hold it. Then the user would place a file on one of the wheels and a saw tooth. The turning wheel would allow the file easy travel at a consistent angle. Now, while still useable for that purpose, it is much more of a decorative item. It has good color from the red and green paints. Likely made about the 1940's, it has a little wear, but is in excellent condition. The piece is about 21" wide, 8" high and 3" deep. It can be hung from the screw eye on top. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: THTO.   See a slideshow of several views. [262K] ... Saw sharpening tool ... Side view ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... From above ... Back view ... Closeup of back.

Mechanical boot jackThis is a mechanical boot jack from the late 1800's or early 1900's. It is made from cast iron with a hand carved wood handle. The handle tightens the clamp on to the heel of the boot, so it could be pulled off. The iron mechanism has a good dark oxidized surface and measures 15" long by 5" wide. When the handle is straight up, it is 34 3/4" high. The handle has a dark patina from years of use. The condition is very good, with some wear on the handle. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TOCA.   Mechanical boot jack ... Closeup, with a soda can for scale ... One side ... The other side ... From above ... Closeups of the handle ... Another view from above ... With a yardstick for scale ... Video of the action [4.8 Mb].
Some much larger photos:   Mechanical boot jack ... Closeup, with a soda can for scale ... One side ... The other side ... From above ... Closeups of the handle ... Another view from above ... With a yardstick for scale ... Video of the action [4.8 Mb].

Here is a collection of cobbler's and shoe shine tools. They are priced individually, with a discount for the group.

Shoe shine foot restThis is a shoe shine man's wooden foot rest. It has two small wooden feet supported above a cross shaped base. It was made to rest on the floor and raise the feet up to a good height for receiving a shine. However, it also looks really good hung on the wall, where it can be enjoyed as a decorative piece, or as a neat small rack for hats, ties, towels, etc. It is painted black. There is some wear to the paint and a few tight age cracks, otherwise it is in very good and sturdy condition. The base measures 13" by 11 3/4", and the feet project out 18" from the back. It appears to be from the 1940's or older. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TKTH.   See a slideshow of several views [619k] ... Shoe shine foot rest ... Another angle ... Front view ... Sitting upright ... Side view ... From above ... From below ... As a hat rack ... Back view ... Closeup of the feet from back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Shoe shine foot rest ... Another angle ... Front view ... From above ... From below.

Cobbler's child foot formThis is an old factory made hand carved wood shoe form for a child. It has a metal top and metal heel. On the top is impressed the size 4 1/2. On one side is the stamp of 4 1/2 EE and OO. The shoe has a wonderful old surface and patina and is in very good, well used condition. It is 6" long by 2 3/8" wide by 3" high. It was probably made in the late 1800's or early 1900's. The price is $135.00. Inventory Code: TKOP.   See a slideshow of several views [428k] ... Cobbler's child foot form, with a soda can for scale ... The other side ... Front and back views ... From below ... From above ... Another view from above.

Shoe shine foot restThis is an old cast iron shoe rest for a cobbler or shoe shiner. It has good form and a well oxidized dark surface with traces of white paint. The stand is likely from around 1900 and is in very good condition. It is about 14 3/4" high, with a base of about 4 1/2" in diameter. The shoe rest is around 6" long. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TKTW.   See a slideshow of several views [343k] ... Shoe shine foot rest, with a soda can for scale ... The other side ... Front and back views ... From above ... Closeup of the base.
Some much larger photos:   Shoe shine foot rest, with a soda can for scale ... The other side ... Front and back views.

Cobbler's toolThis is an old hand forged cobbler's tool which was used by putting the end of the wood piece under the arm and then leaning down on it to put pressure on the object being worked. From the 1800's, this piece has a wonderful surface - worn, rich, and with a great feel. We are not sure specifically what use it had, but the "business end" is rather sharp, so likely for cutting of some sort. The entire tool is 18 1/2" long by about 8" wide. The handle is 1 1/2" thick at the widest part. It is in very good, old, used, condition. The price is $120.00. Inventory Code: TWHS-B.   Cobbler's tool ... Two more views.
Some much larger photos:   Cobbler's tool ... Two more views.

Cobbler's toolThis is a cast iron old, abstract looking foot form. It is actually the front and sole of two different size feet, and was possibly used as a mold for building part of a shoe. This piece is likely from the late 1800's. It has a nice dark rich surface from age and use. The entire form is about 11" long and 3 1/2" at the widest point. It is about also about 3 1/2" high. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TWHS-C.   Cobbler's tool, two views ... With a soda can for scale.

Cobbler's lastsCobbler's feet toolsThis is a group of 11 cast iron foot forms. Some are painted and some have an oxidized surface. From the late 1800's or early 20th century, one is broken at the right heel and two are chipped at the front of the opening. All the rest are in good condition. The forms range in length from 5" to 9 1/2". The price is $175.00 for the group. Inventory Code: TCPO-BC.   See a slideshow of several views [380k] ... Six of the feet, with a soda can for scale ... From above ... The other five ... Side view ... Front view ... With a soda can for scale.

Blue standWood standThese are two wooden crate separators which make super little tables or stands. One is unpainted and weathered an old natural grayish brown, while the other is painted a wonderful old blue. There is a mark on one as being made by a box company in Paris, Texas. Each one is in very good, used condition. They are old and are about 18" high, with the top being 11 1/2" by 12 1/2". There is a little flex in them, but they are sturdy and do not fold up. The price is $225.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: AWRS.   Blue stand ... One side ... Another side.        Gray stand ... One side ... Another side ... From above.

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