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1897 Christmas souvenir metal keys
1897 Christmas souvenir metal keys
Cobbler's feet toolsShoe shine foot restCobbler's child foot form
A collection of cobbler's and shoe shine tools, in wood and cast iron
Carved Man
Carved man
Iron snowbird
Four cast iron snowbirds
Rolling Pin
Rolling Pin with great patina, turned from solid wood
Carving
Early carvings on scrap wood
Cast iron snowbirds
Cast iron snowbirds
Cast iron Hay trolley
Cast iron hay trolley
Cast iron architectural tie-ins
Cast iron architectural tie-ins
Cast iron architectural star tie-in
Cast iron architectural star tie-in
Hand forged eel spearsHand forged eel spearsHand forged eel spears
Several framed collections of 19th c. hand forged eel spears
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Carved ManThis is a folky, old carving of a man. It has a strong feeling of being African American; however, there is no provenance to confirm that. The wood is heavy, probably walnut. While the surface is originally dark, it appears to also have been was finished with highlights of a dark stain. The surface is smooth and has developed a good patina. The carving is fairly detailed and has an unusual aspect with the eyes. The left one seems to have been carved and set in, while the right seem carved into the wood itself. The letters XBD are on the bottom of the foot.

The condition of this carving is generally very good, although there are some slight age cracks. It was probably done in the 1800's. The man stands 7 inches high and is approximately 1 1/2 inches both in depth and width. The price is $400.00. Inventory Code: AHAP.   Overall Front view ... Straight on ... The Back ... One Side ... The other Side ...The Bottom.

Rolling PinThis is an early, very heavy and large rolling pin. It is made from hardwood, likely maple. The round pin was constructed by joining 3 separate pieces. It was then turned on a lathe. It is in very good used condition, with a few marks and indentations. The surface is smooth and rich. This was probably made in the 1800's or early 1900's. It is almost 23" long by 3 1/2" in diameter. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TPWS.   Large, early rolling pin ... 3 other views ... The ends ... Scale with soda can.

CarvingThis is an odd group of relief carvings on one scrap of wood, probably from the 1800's. There is a man in profile, two flowers, a round smiling face like a moon, a cross, and a heart. The wood is very old and irregularly shaped. One edge was broken off a long time ago, likely after the carvings were done, but possibly before. The natural wood surface has oxidized to a very dark patina. There is a fair amount of surface wear as seen in the photos. The contemporary base is made of wood and plastic, and will support the carving so either side can be displayed. The carving itself measures 10 1/2" long by 2 1/4" wide by 3/4" thick. Including the base it is 11" by 4 1/2" by 5 1/2". The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: COSR.   Multiple carving ... One side, off the base ... The second side ... Another view of the second side ... Second side, on the base ... Two more views ... Side view ... The other side ... End views ... The base ... With a soda can for scale.

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

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.   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.   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.   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.

Cast iron snowbirdsThese two cast iron snowbirds have unusual, attractive forms. They are unpainted, with a dark, oxidized surface, and are in excellent condition. Made in the late 1800's, they are each 11" long by 5 1/4" high by 6 3/4" wide. The price is $75.00 each. Inventory Code: APKW. Both ... Another view of both ... Front view of one ... Side view of one.

1897 Christmas souvenir metal keysThis is a cast iron depiction of crossed keys reading "Merry Xmas 1897, Happy New Year 1898". It is in excellent condition, with a very dark oxidized surface and faint traces of green and red paint. It measures about 7" by 6" by 1/4" thick. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: CTSW. This is one of a large collection of oversized keys, including trade signs, ceremonial "keys to the city", and souvenirs. They range in age from the 1800's to the 1940's, and you can see them all here.   1897 Christmas souvenir metal keys ... From above ... From below ... Back view ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   1897 Christmas souvenir metal keys ... From above ... From below ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

Iron snowbirdThese four cast iron snowbirds have an unusual, tulip-shaped form and are pierced "S & S". The surface is unfinished, weathered almost to black. They are from Pennsylvania, made in the 1800's, in excellent condition. Each is about 12" long by 6 1/4" wide by 4 1/2" high. The price is $95.00 each, with a discount for two or more. Inventory Code: AWTR.   Front view of one ... Another angle ... A third angle ... All four ... Back view ... From above ... Side view ... From below.

Cast iron Hay trolleyThis is a decorative cast iron hay trolley, used in a barn to move bales of hay around and rolled on a track. It has good form and presence, with a very dark oxidized surface. It may have traces of clear varnish. From the late 1800's or early 1900's, this fancy primitive measures 10 1/2" high by 13 1/2" wide by 6 7/8" deep. The mechanism has rusted solid, but it is in very good, sturdy, display condition. The price is $165.00. Inventory Code: TTTS.   Cast iron Hay trolley ... The other side ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Side views ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Another view from below ... Another overall view ... With a soda can for scale.

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.

Cast iron architectural star tie-inThis is a cast iron star architectural tie in, in weathered old white paint with traces of red around the edges and patches of dark, oxidized metal showing through. It measures 7" high by about 7 1/4" across the points by 20 1/2" long with the mounting bar. The star itself is 1 1/4" thick. From the late 1800's or early 1900's, it is in very good, weathered condition. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TTSS.   Cast iron architectural star ... Two more angles ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron architectural star ... Two more angles ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Hand forged eel spearsHere is a framed set of three 19th c. wrought iron eel spears. They have been mounted on masonite in an oak frame 18 3/4" high by 22 3/4" wide by about 1 1/4" deep. The largest gig is 11" high by 5 1/2" wide by 1 1/4" thick. The smallest one is 9 1/4" high by 2 1/2" wide by 3/8" deep. They are in very good, used and weathered condition with beautiful dark oxidized surfaces. The price for this set is $275.00, with a discount if you want the others also. Inventory Code: CSAA.   Hand forged eel spears ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two framed collections.
Some much larger photos:   Hand forged eel spears ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two framed collections.

Hand forged eel spearsHere are two 19th c. wrought iron eel spears. They have been mounted on masonite in an oak frame 26 3/4" high by 12 3/4" wide by about 1 3/4" deep. The gig on the left has 6 tines and is 16 1/4" high by 3 1/8" wide by 1 1/4" thick. The one on the right has 5 tines and is 17" high by 3 1/2" wide by 1 1/4" deep. They are in very good, used and weathered condition with beautiful dark oxidized surfaces. The price for this set is $275.00, with a discount if you want the others also. Inventory Code: CTKT.   Hand forged eel spears ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two framed collections.
Some much larger photos:   Hand forged eel spears ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two framed collections.

Hand forged eel spearsHere are two 19th c. wrought iron eel spears. They have been mounted on masonite in an oak frame 26 3/4" high by 12 3/4" wide by about 1 3/4" deep. The gig on the left has 7 tines and is 17 3/4" high by 3" wide by 1" thick at the bottom. The one on the right has 4 tines and is 17 1/2" high by 2 7/8" wide by 3/4" deep. They are in very good, used and weathered condition with beautiful dark oxidized surfaces. The price for this set is $275.00, with a discount if you want the others also. Inventory Code: CTKC.   Hand forged eel spears ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two framed collections.
Some much larger photos:   Hand forged eel spears ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two framed collections.

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