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Cast iron churn
Large sculptural
industrial cast iron churn
Decorative industrial metal panel
Two decorative industrial steel panels

Decorative industrial drill bit
Three industrial stocking forms
Three industrial stocking forms
Large metal valve
Very large industrial valve
Industrial brass faucet
Industrial brass faucet with
heart-shaped handle
Iron valve wheels
Iron valve wheels
Chock
Wheel chock
Industrial doll moldDoll moldIndustrial doll torso mold
Industrial doll molds
19th c. Fire mark
19th c. Fire mark featuring a steam engine
Anchor
Folding anchors
Decorative industrial pulley
Decorative industrial pulley
Metal table made from industrial conveyor belt
Table made from stainless steel
industrial conveyor belt
Decorative iron fire truck hose reels
Three large cast iron fire truck hose reels
Chocolate moldCloseup of chocolate mold
Geometric metal chocolate mold
Industrial gear art
Large industrial gear
Erector set robot
Robot built from an Erector set
Rail road reflector
Metal and glass railroad reflector
Doll eyes
"Sleepy" Doll eyes and mechanism
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Large metal valveThis is a massive industrial brass valve. It has a wonderful decorative and sculptural look and feel. This piece was likely made in the early 1900's. It has a great oxidized surface and color, and still retains some of the original paint, which may have been yellow but now is much darker. The valve handle is a dark rust. This piece was connected to a very large pipe. The opening of the threaded areas is over 2" in diameter. The valve itself stands about 9 1/2" high. It is 3 1/2" wide and deep. On the new base and support it is about 12" high by 6 1/2" wide by 6" deep. The handle and shaft still turns a little, but the valve does not open. Otherwise it is in very good, old, used condition. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: THSR.   Large metal valve ... The other side ... Two more angles ... Two end views ... From above ... Two closeups ... Two more closeups ... Another view from above ... Another overall view ... With a soda can for scale ... Larger overall photo.

Industrial brass faucetThis is a sculptural old and unusual long brass faucet with a heart shaped handle. It has a wonderful look to it and is now mounted on a new base and stand that display its classic features. We are not sure of the original use of this decorative industrial piece as we have not seen one quite like it before. It certainly is old, likely from the early 1900's, or possibly earlier. The top turns and can even be removed to see how the liquid would be allowed to flow. The piece is in excellent old condition. It has a great surface and color as well as very nice form. The faucet itself is 9 1/2" long by about 2" wide by 5 1/4" high. The full size, on the base and stand is 11 1/2" by 4" by 7 1/2" high. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TAWK.   Industrial brass faucet ... The other side ... Another view ... From above ... Front view ... Back view ... Off the base ... From below ... With stem removed ... With a soda can for scale.

ChockThis is a sculptural old wooden and metal chock. It was placed under the wheel of a vehicle to keep it from moving. The chock is made from a solid piece of wood around which are two studded metal bands with pointed teeth for gripping. It has a heavy metal handle on one end. The piece is about 16" long including the handle. It is about 7" high and 7" deep. The nice faded green paint is original. This was made about the 1920's, came from Iowa and is in very good condition with suitable wear from use. The price is $165.00. Inventory Code: THPW.   See a slideshow of several views [315k] ... Chock ... Another view ... One end ... The other end ... One side ... The other side ... Spiked side ... Another angle.

Decorative industrial pulleyThis is a decorative cast iron industrial pulley with green paint. There are grooves around the edge for belts to fit, and three blades inside. The size is 10" in diameter by 2 3/4" deep. It appears to be from the early 1900's and is in good display condition, used with worn paint. The price is $140.00. Inventory Code: CPOR.   See a slideshow of several views [432k] ... Decorative industrial pulley ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Two side views ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Decorative industrial pulley ... Another angle ... Closeup ... Two side views ... Fourth view ... Fifth view.

Railroad reflectorThis is a metal and glass railroad reflector. It is made from a piece of heavy corrugated steel on which has been mounted a rectangular frame for holding 25 glass reflectors. The glass pieces are green and the corrugated metal has been painted green. It was used outside apparently for many years. The green paint is worn but still strong and the center metal frame has rusted, but it too is strong. The size is 18" by 14" by about 2" deep. It has some bends, holes from mounting, a bit of rust and a little minor wear to some of the edges. One of the glass pieces is chipped. It was probably from the early 1900's. The price is $300.00. Inventory Code: CPSK.   Railroad reflector ... Another angle ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale ... A much larger photo.

Industrial doll moldOrdered. (What this means.)
Here are three metal industrial molds for manufacturing dolls. They are from the mid-20th century, in very good, used condition, with green patinated surfaces. You can see very similar molds in use in this somewhat creepy video clip of Doctor Who from 1970.

The first doll mold is for a large head for a life size doll. It is still mounted in the original metal rack, and stands on a more recent wooden base. The head and rack measure 9" high by 5 3/4" wide by about 5" deep. On the base it is 11 1/2" high. Inventory Code: CCTR.   See a slideshow of several views [646k] ... Industrial doll mold ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Closeup inside ... With the other two doll molds ... All three, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Industrial doll mold ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... Closeup inside ... With a soda can for scale ... With the other two doll molds ... All three, with a soda can for scale.

Doll moldOrdered. (What this means.)
This next head mold is somewhat smaller, and open on the back. It is mounted on a custom made metal base. The head is 5 3/4" high by 4 1/4" wide by 3 3/4" deep. The height with the base is 7 1/2". Inventory Code: CCTK.   See a slideshow of several views [526k] ... Doll mold ... Another angle ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With the other two doll molds ... All three, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Doll mold ... Another angle ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With the other two doll molds ... All three, with a soda can for scale.

Industrial doll torso moldOrdered. (What this means.)
The third mold is for a doll's torso, more unusual to find. It is still mounted in the metal manufacturing rack that measures 10" high by 6" wide by 5" deep. There is an opening at the top of the neck where the plastic was added and the doll bodies removed. Inventory Code: CCCS.   See a slideshow of several views [524k] ... Industrial doll torso mold ... Front view ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With the other two doll molds ... All three, with a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Industrial doll torso mold ... Front view ... Side views ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With the other two doll molds ... All three, with a soda can for scale.

19th c. Fire markHere is a cast iron Fire Mark from the 1800's. According to Wikipedia, Fire insurance marks were "placed on the front of the insured building as a guide to the insurance company's fire brigade." This one was issued in the third quarter of the 1800's by the United Firemen's Insurance Company of Philadelphia, PA. It has a steam fire engine and the letters "U" "F". It is painted black, an older repaint, with several older layers of paint visible on the back. It measures 9 1/4" high by 12" wide by 1 1/2" deep and is in excellent condition. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CTOR. This is one of three 19th c. fire marks we have available, you can see the other two here.   See a slideshow of several views [361k] ... 19th c. Fire mark ... From above and below ... Side views ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   19th c. Fire mark ... From above and below ... Side views ... Back view.

AnchorHere are two interesting and decorative collapsible anchors. This is the smaller one and measures only 7" by 2" by 2" when folded. Opened, including the hanging ring it is 8 1/2" long, while the four flukes extend to 7" across. It is made from galvanized iron. It is not too old, but obviously used, with a nice surface. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TTPK.   Anchor ... Another view ... A third angle ... From above ... From below ... Folded up ... With the second anchor, below.

AnchorThis is the second of two anchors. It also has an interesting form. This one is older, possibly from the 1950's. It also was made from galvanized iron and has a nice, old, worn surface. Both arms and the two flukes fold; reducing the size to only 17" by 2" by 3". Opened, with the hanging ring it is about 19" by 14" by 17". The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TTPR.   Anchor ... Another view ... A third angle ... Closeup ... From above ... From below ... Side view ... Folded up ... With the second anchor, above.

Metal table made from industrial conveyor beltThis is a folk art table hand made from stainless steel industrial conveyor belt. Each of the links was welded one by one so they would not move. The belts were found in a metal scrap yard and originally came from a candy manufacturing plant in Louisiana. On the bottom of the links is impressed the name Tabletop and the code SS815. It has been strengthened by the addition of four triangular stainless steel plates welded into the legs. The table is rigid and does not flex, but it will rock slightly from side to side under pressure. It is a sturdy and functional piece of art. The table was made within the last few years and is in very good condition. It is 29" high by 19 1/2" wide by 18" deep. Each link is approximately 4 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" high. The price is $575.00. Inventory Code: CPOS.   See a slideshow of several views [1.2 Mb] ... Metal table made from industrial conveyor belt ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... One side ... Second side ... Third side ... Fourth side ... From above ... Closeup from above ... Second closeup from above ... The lower shelf, from above ... Top view ... From below ... Closeup from below ... Second closeup from below ... Closeup of feet ... One foot ... Another foot ... Closeup of inner belt ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Metal table made from industrial conveyor belt ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... One side ... Second side ... Third side ... Fourth side ... Closeup from above ... Second closeup from above ... The lower shelf, from above ... Top view ... From below ... Second closeup from below ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Decorative iron fire truck hose reelsThis is a set of 3 decorative cast iron wheels that originally were the sides of fire truck hose reels. The have a wonderful old surface with slight remnants of real "fire engine" red paint. The wheels are in two sizes: the pair is 27" in diameter while the single is 23 1/2". They are about 1" thick in the center. The condition is very good with a dark oxidized surface. These pieces were probably all from the early 1900's and are now mounted on new bases that add slightly to the height. This first of the larger wheels is on the left in the group photos. These are priced at $295.00 each, or $825.00 for the set of three. Inventory Code: CTCW.   See a slideshow of several views [1 Mb] ... All three wheels ... One wheel ... The other side ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... The two larger wheels ... The other side ... Side view ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   All three wheels ... One wheel ... The other side ... Side view.

The second of the larger wheels, on the right in the group photos, is also 27" in diameter, in very good condition, with a dark oxidized surface. The price is $295.00 alone, or $825.00 for all three. Inventory Code: CTCO.   See a slideshow of several views [1 Mb] ... All three wheels ... The second wheel ... The other side ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... The two larger wheels ... The other side ... Side view ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   All three wheels ... The second wheel ... The other side ... Side view.

The smaller wheel has a more open design in the center. It is 23 1/2" in diameter, in very good condition, with a dark oxidized surface. The price is $295.00 alone, or $825.00 for all three. Inventory Code: CTCR.   See a slideshow of several views [1 Mb] ... All three wheels ... The third wheel ... The other side ... Closeup ... Side views ... Two wheels, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   All three wheels ... Third wheel ... The other side ... Closeup ... Side views ... Two wheels, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Chocolate moldCloseup of chocolate moldHere is a geometric metal chocolate mold - industrial art with a graphic pattern that is interesting on the wall or a shelf. It has rectangular openings with swirls in the bottom. The size is 10 7/8" high by 9 3/4" wide by 1/2" deep. It is in very good, older, used condition with some very light tarnishing. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: TPRH.   Chocolate mold ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back view ... Side view, from back ... Back, from above.

Doll eyesHere is a pair of "sleepy" doll eyes with the weighted mechanism to make them open and close. The blue eyes have been mounted on a black wooden base so that they are free to rotate. The mechanism gives a weird "face" to the eyes. The eyes appear to be plastic, with synthetic lashes. The mechanism is steel, with heavy copper wire and a lead weight. The eyes are 1 1/2" wide by 1 7/8" high by 1 1/4" deep. As mounted, they stand 4 1/2" high by 2 1/2" by 2 1/2". They are in excellent condition, with light oxidation on the metal parts, and date from the mid 20th century. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: TWST.   Doll eyes ... Several more views ... From above ... With a soda can for scale.

Iron valve wheelsHere is a group of seven old iron industrial valves. We have not seen them before other than in use. They probably are from the 1940's or earlier, and are in four sizes. The diameters are 7 1/2 inches, 8 inches, 9 inches, 14 inches. They range from 1 inch to 1 3/4 inches thick. Prices for them are $75.00 each for the smaller ones, $95.00 each for the 9" ones, and $110.00 for the largest. Price for the group is $575.00 Inventory Code: TCWK.   Iron valve wheels ... Another view, with a ruler for scale ... The other side of all ... Side view ... The largest valve ... Closeup of one medium and one smaller valve ... The smallest valve.

Industrial gear artThis is a large, thick, cast iron industrial gear with good form. It is mounted on a black metal base. The gear has an old, unpainted, dark oxidized surface and is in excellent condition. It is 9" in diameter by 5" thick; as mounted the overall height is 14 3/4". The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: TCRR.   Industrial gear ... Two more views ... Overall, with the stand ... The other side ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... With a soda can for scale.

Cast iron churnThis is the cast iron mechanism from an industrial butter or ice cream churn with a wonderful, sculptural look. The large size gives it an impressive presence. It has a dark, rich, oxidized surface with small traces of green. It is formed in two pieces that fit firmly together as a free-standing object. The pieces also look good individually, hung on a wall or displayed on a shelf. The base has gear teeth and two glass windows, and is embossed "Made In USA". Assembled, it stands 28" high by 11 1/2" in diameter. It is probably from the early 1900's, and is in excellent display condition. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CSSC.   See a slideshow of several views [470k] ... Cast iron churn ... Another view ... Two more angles ... 3 views of the other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... From above ... The two sections separated ... The upper half ... The base ... The base, from below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron churn ... Another view ... Two more angles ... 3 views of the other side ... Closeup.

Decorative industrial metal panelHere is a pair of decorative industrial metal panels with strong graphic look and good size. These are the sheet steel that was left over after a series of parts were cut out. Each is 48 1/4" by 24" by 1/8" thick. They are in very good, as found condition, with slight surface irregularities, very slight surface rust, and somewhat sharp edges. One is just a little warped, the other is flat. They are ready to hang on a wall, or would would look great as a room divider or over a window. They are priced at $175.00 each. Inventory Code: CPHR.   See a slideshow of several views [370k] ... Decorative industrial metal panel ... The other side ... Closeup ... The second panel ... The other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Side view of both ... Both, with a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Decorative industrial metal panel ... Closeup ... The second panel ... The other side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Side view of both.

Industrial drill bitThis is an old decorative drill bit with 3 heads. It is about 4" in diameter by 6" high and has a threaded base which serves as a stand. THe bit is rusty. Two of the three heads turn slightly, but they all could probably be loosened to turn with a little penetrating oil. It was found in Iowa. The age is unknown. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: CCPC.   See a slideshow of several views [569k] ... Industrial drill bit ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Industrial drill bit ... Another angle ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Three industrial stocking formsThis is a collection of three different sized metal industrial sock or stocking forms. The actual forms are made from heavy aluminum, attached to an iron or steel top. Impressed onto the form are the numbers 6, 8, and 10 (for the various sizes), together with molding and patent numbers. They were probably made in the 1960's, as the patent indicates 1962. The lengths and widths are slightly different. They are 29 1/2", 30 3/4", and 32 1/2" long, by 5 1/2", 6 3/4", and 8" wide respectively. They are in excellent used and old condition. The price for the group of all three is $475.00. Inventory Code: CPCS.   See a slideshow of several views [403k] ... Three industrial stocking forms ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Side views ... With a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Three industrial stocking forms ... The other side
Closeups of the largest form:   The foot ... The top ... Other side of the top ... Model and patent markings.
Closeups of the medium size form:   The foot ... The top ... Other side of the top ... Model and patent markings.
Closeups of the smallest form:   The foot ... The top ... Other side of the top ... Model and patent markings.

Erector set robotThis is a robot made from an Erector Set - likely dating from about the 1950's or 60's. The legs and feet are hinged and move forward and back. These seem to be connected to a motor. The arms also move freely. The feet have wheels. The robot is about 37" high by 10" wide by 8 3/4" deep. It is in very good condition, although at this time the motor "whirrs" when plugged in but there is no actual movement. (Please contact a licensed electrician to restore. We do not suggest plugging it in or doing it yourself). The robot came from the toy collection of one of the individuals who inherited the Reese Candy Company. The price is $650.00. Inventory Code: CTCH.   See a slideshow of several views [822k] ... Erector set robot ... Front view ... Closeup ... Another overall angle ... Views of one side ... The other side ... Back view ... Another closeup of the face ... Third closeup ... Closeup of the feet ... Another view of the feet ... The feet from above ... Overall, from above ... From below ... Closeup of mechanism from below ... With a soda can and yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Erector set robot ... Front view ... Closeup ... Another overall angle ... Views of one side ... The other side ... Back view ... Another closeup of the face ... Third closeup ... Closeup of the feet ... From below ... Closeup of mechanism from below.

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