August 30, 2008

PORTABLE PERSONAL ENGLISH MADE CASED BAROMETER


VERY NICE VICTORIAN ERA PERSONAL LEATHER CASED BAROMETER. IT HAS A NICE MINT DIAL. AND IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION EXCEPT FOR WORN GOLD PLATING ON THE RING AND SOME NORMAL USE LIGHT SCRATCHES ON THE BACK. THE DIAL IS 2 3/8" OR 6MM. IT IS 3 5/8" TALL AND ABOUT 1" THICK.

August 17, 2008

August 15, 2008

Victorian Match Holder Double Sided

Double Holder Victorian Match Holder.

This is another Victorian Match Holder from my collection. This one is a double, meaning one side would have held the unused matches to light the fire or the coal oil lamp, the other side would have held the used matches.

August 13, 2008

Victorian Match Holders

Victorian Match Holder

I have a small collection of Victorian Match Holders. This is one of my favourites. They were meant to be hung near the fireplace or a coal oil lamp so that matches could be easily found and use to light the fire or the lamp.

Victorian Match Holders are much fancier and more ornate than advertising match holders and are much harder to find

August 11, 2008

Antique Coffee Grinders (Coffee Mills)

These are my 3 largest Coffee Grinders (Coffee Mills). I haven't figured out where or how to display them so for now they're sitting in my living room!

August 9, 2008

Star Coffee Mill No. 7

Star Coffee Mill No. 7 with 15" wheels.

This Star Coffee Mill has a replacment eagle which I purchased separately and the original blue and gold paint on the wheels has been painted over with red.

It has the Henry Troemner name and the three Coles patent date is Aug. 19, 1884, Nov. 25, 1884 and May 26, 1885

August 7, 2008

Enterprise No. 209 Coffee Mill

Enterprise No. 209 Coffee Mill

This Coffee Mill has 24 3/4" wheels. The Wheels are stencilled. The eagle is not original but still looks appropriate. Emobssed on the front of the grinding section is "Pat. July 12.98"

August 5, 2008

Coles No. 7 Coffee Mill

Coles No. 7 Coffee Mill (Grinder).

This Coffee Mill was patented Dec. 27 1887. It has double 16" wheels and the original red paint. It is 27" high. and is one of the Coles Manufacturing Co. mills from Philadelphia Pennsylvania

I got this at an auction for a reasonable price as the tin Catch Can is missing. I have since found a place that will make a duplicate of the original catch can. This Coffee Mill joins my growing collection

August 2, 2008

Victorian Silver Plated Tankard

This is one of my favourite antiques in my collection. It is a Victorian Water Tankard. It sits on a stand and swings in its cradle so that the lady of the house can pour the liquid into the goblet resting on the cup stand. These are difficult to find with the matching goblet.

In fact I found this in pieces in an antique store in Massachusetts. It was in the back room, buried in a pile of junk. My husband assured me he could repair it so I bought it at an incredible bargain price! It adds to my collection of 13 Victorian Silver or Silver-plated tankards or coffee pots.