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Giant hand made trophy
Giant hand made football
trophy 3 1/2 feet high
19th c. blacksmith's trade sign
19th c. blacksmith's trade sign
made from iron and horse shoes
Metal found object chair
Metal found object
chair and stool
Ship weathervane
Large sheet iron weather vane
from the mid to late 1800's
Metal table made from industrial conveyor belt
Table made from stainless steel
industrial conveyor belt
Boss bull windmill weight
Boss bull windmill weight
Cast iron churn
Large sculptural
industrial cast iron churn
Muffler man
Two Muffler men over 4 feet tall, by same maker
mailbox man
Colorful metal man from
chain, car parts, etc.
Large metal valve
Very large industrial valve
Folky butcher's trade sign
Folky metal trade sign
with rooster, found objects
Decorative cut steel panelDecorative industrial metal panel
Three decorative industrial steel panels
Erector set robot
Robot built from an Erector set
Cultivator wheels
Cultivator wheels
Home made grain scoop
Home made grain scoop
Milk signCountry store sign
Two sided metal country store sign
Cast iron figure
19th c. Cast iron figures
Anchor
Two collapsible anchors
Cast iron table supports
Pair of cast iron table supports
Wrought iron
Wrought iron
Cast iron Hummer rooster windmill weight
Hummer rooster windmill weight

A collection of oversize keys, including trade signs,
ceremonial "keys to the city", and souvenirs, 1800's - 1940's
Painting of Miles Davis
Painting on roofing metal
of Miles Davis
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Home made grain scoopThis is a primitive, make-do scoop for grain, animal feed, etc. It was hand made from part of a metal sign, with a wooden back and hand carved wood handle. The metal has worn yellow, gold, red, and black paint. The handle has a nice smooth patina from use. It is 15" long by 7 1/4" wide by 2 1/2" deep, in good, sturdy, used condition with appropriate paint wear and light rust. It was made in the first half of the 20th century. The price is $135.00. Inventory Code: CSST.   See a slideshow of several views [535k] ... Home made grain scoop ... Back views ... Another view ... Side views ... Sides, from back ... Closeup of handle ... Closeup inside ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Home made grain scoop ... Back views ... Another view ... Side views ... Sides, from back ... With a soda can for scale.

Milk signCountry store signThis is a two-sided country store sign, painted on a metal Pepsi advertising sign. The blank side was lettered "Jug Milk 36¢ 1/2 Gal." in cream paint. The other side reads "Have a Pepsi", with a blank space in the middle filled in with "Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 10¢" in whitish paint that is very crazed and crackled. The sign is 30" high by 19 1/2" wide, from about the 1950's. It has normal wear, with some rust and nail holes, overall in strong condition good for display. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TPKC.   Hand painted country store sign ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of bottom ... The other side, with Pepsi and Jiffy Mix ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of bottom ... Side view.

Cast iron figureCast iron figureHere are three extraordinary cast iron figures. Each conveys a strong sense of personality and movement. The faces were hand formed and vary from one to another. These figures date from the 19th century, were found in Tennessee, and have dark, oxidized, weathered surfaces. The backs are open and partly filled with concrete. They may have originally been architectural pieces or supports for a garden urn. They have been mounted on metal bases. Each stands about 12" high by 4 3/4" wide by 4" deep. The bases are each about 7" square. They are priced individually below. Inventory Code: TKRR.   See a slideshow of several views [714k] ... Three cast iron figures ... Another angle ... A third view ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Three cast iron figures ... Another angle ... A third view ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a soda can for scale.

The first figure is in excellent condition. The price is $850.00. Inventory Code: TKKS.   Closeup ... With a soda can for scale ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of the back.
Some much larger photos:   Closeup ... With a soda can for scale ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of the back.

The second figure has an old break on the left arm. The price is $800.00. Inventory Code: TKRR.   Closeup ... With a soda can for scale ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... From below.
Some much larger photos:   Closeup ... With a soda can for scale ... Two more views ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of back.

The third figure has an old break across the top of the head and one arm. The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: TKRK.   Closeup ... With a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... Side views ... Back views ... From above ... Another closeup.
Some much larger photos:   Closeup ... With a soda can for scale ... Another angle ... Side views ... Back views ... From above ... Another closeup.

Giant hand made trophyOrdered. (What this means.)
This is a giant hand made metal presentation trophy from a Shriner's club benefit football bowl game, dated Dec. 6, 1969. This is the oldest high school all-star bowl game in the country, still played between North Carolina and South Carolina. It stands 41 1/2" high by 15" in diameter by 24" wide across the handles. The condition is very good with some surface wear as seen in the photos. Inventory Code: CCCK.   Giant hand made trophy ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Two closeups of the middle ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of workmanship on back ... Closeup of base ... From above ... From below ... Bottom of the base ... Another angle from below ... With a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Giant hand made trophy ... Two more views ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Two closeups of the middle ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of workmanship on back ... Closeup of base ... From above ... From below ... Bottom of the base ... Another angle from below ... With a yardstick for scale.

19th c. blacksmith's trade signThis is an old iron trade sign for a blacksmith shop. It was made and forged, using a variety of horse shoes, welded around a much larger stylized horse shoe. This encloses a cut and hammered anvil and blacksmith's hammer. The piece is about 28 1/2" high by 25 1/2" wide. It is in excellent condition, and has developed an old dark rich surface, which is highly desirable and reflects many years of outdoor use. There are a few small old paint drips, mostly on the back. It was probably made in the mid to late 1800's. The price is $2500.00. Inventory Code: TROC.   See a slideshow of several views [482k] ... 19th c. blacksmith's trade sign ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of anvil and hammer ... Closeup of bottom ... Closer view of top ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Closeup of the back.
Some much larger photos:   19th c. blacksmith's trade sign ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of anvil and hammer ... Closeup of bottom ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... Closeup of the back.

Metal found object chairThis is a metal chair made from objects found around the farm. The seat is a large pitchfork, the back is a disk from a cultivator. There are three horseshoes worked in, along with chain and other machine or wagon parts. While it has rockers and does rock, the tendency is to sit still on the rear stops. It has very nice old black and yellow paint. The chair measures 29" high by 21" wide by 28" deep. It is in very good, useable condition with minor paint wear, from the 1930's or 40's. There is a stool below by the same maker. The price is $675.00. Inventory Code: TPHH.   Metal found object chair ... Front view ... One side ... The other side ... Closeup of back and seat ... Closeup of lower front ... Closeup, one side ... Closeup, other side ... Another overall view ... Back view ... From above.

Metal found object stoolThis metal stool made from found objects came from the same maker as the chair above. The seat is a disk from a cultivator, similar to the back of the chair. It stands 18 1/4" high by 17 1/2" wide by 14 3/4" deep. The surface is a worn old green and white paint. It is in very good, useable condition, from the 1930's or 40's. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TPHW.   Metal found object stool ... Back view ... Side view ... The other side ... Another overall view ... Closeup of legs ... From above ... From below.

Boss bull windmill weightThis is a cast iron Boss bull windmill weight in excellent condition. It has a weathered, partly oxidized surface with worn black paint. It is 13 1/2" long by 3 1/2" wide by 12" high, from the early 1900's. The price is $1500.00. Inventory Code: CCOR.   Boss bull windmill weight ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Boss bull windmill weight ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... 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.

Muffler manThis smiling muffler man is a wonderful piece of found object art. He is fully three-dimensional, wearing a metal cap and belt, with lug nut buttons. He is one of two made by the owner of a muffler shop in northwestern Georgia in the late 20th century, and mounted out front. (The second one is below.) The clever use of materials, his happy expression, and sense of movement make us smile. He is a nice size, standing 51 1/4" tall by 27 1/2" wide by 11" deep. This can be shipped by FedEx. The condition is sturdy and excellent, with minor weathering from outdoor use. There is a rough, bright spot on the back of the left foot, where he was cut loose from the post he was welded to at the shop. The price is $825.00. Inventory Code: TRAW.   See a slideshow of several views [535k] ... Muffler man ... Closeup of head ... Another closeup ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup ... Closer view of head ... Side view of head ... Back of head ... From above ... Back of head, from above ... Closeup of body ... Another closeup of the body ... Back view of the body ... One hand ... The other hand ... Closeup of feet ... Feet, from front ... Back of feet ... On site at the muffler shop ... Cutting him loose ... With a yardstick for scale ... With the other muffler man ... Another view of both ... Third view of both ... Closeup of the feet ... Both, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   With the other muffler man ... Another view of both ... Third view of both ... Closeup of the feet ... Both, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Muffler manThis muffler man is the friend of the one above, and made by the same man. He also is a wonderful work of found objects: a muffler, exhaust pipes, cut out metal for a cap, lug nuts for eyes, nuts for buttons, and various car or truck parts for ears and nose, and fingers. He is waving, and although smiling, seems somewhat serious. The man is about 52" high by 28" wide by 12" deep at the feet. The condition is excellent, although some of the parts he was made of were dented or rusty to begin with. The back of one heel is rough where he was welded to the front of the shop. The price is $825.00. Inventory Code: CPCO.   See a slideshow of several views [380k] ... Found object muffler man ... Closeup of head ... Side and back views ... Closeup of the body ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale ... With the other muffler man ... Another view of both ... Third view of both ... Closeup of the feet ... Both, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Found object muffler man ... Closeup of head ... Side and back views ... Closeup of the body ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale ... With the other muffler man ... Another view of both ... Third view of both ... Closeup of the feet ... Both, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Wrought ironThis is an old, wrought iron utilitarian item from about 1900. We are not sure if it was used as a boot scraper or in a fireplace as a spoon rest. Either way, it is a very decorative, folky, and interesting piece. This was constructed of several pieces which were cut, bent, and welded together. It is 8" by 8" by 8" and in sturdy, oxidized condition. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: TAHW.   Wrought iron ... Another view ... One end ... The other end ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Another overall view.

Ship weathervaneThis is a large, detailed, and impressive sheet iron weathervane of a three-masted ship sailing into breaking waves. It measures 42" long by 20" high. The arrow at the front is hinged, and can fold upward. The unpainted surface is dark, oxidized, and heavily pitted, but still sturdy and strong, not flaking. There are some small marks from plant roots or ivy on the back. There is a small area of loss on one side of the pivot, as seen in the photos. It was made in the mid to late 1800's. The price is $975.00. Inventory Code: CAAT.   See a slideshow of several views [706k] ... Ship weathervane, with a yardstick for scale ... Closeup of arrow ... Closeup of front ... Closeup, back half ... Closeup of hinged area, from above ... The other side ... Other side, closeup of arrow ... Closeup of front ... Closeup, back half ... Closeup of hinged area, from below ... With arrow folded up ... Edge view ... From below.
Some much larger photos:   Ship weathervane, with a yardstick for scale ... Closeup of arrow ... Closeup of front ... Closeup, back half ... The other side ... Other side, closeup of arrow ... Closeup of front ... Closeup, back half ... Closeup of hinged area, from below ... With arrow folded up ... Edge view.

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.

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.

Cultivator wheelsThis is a pair of old cultivator wheels mounted on bases. They have a very decorative form, unlike many that we see. One has remnants of red paint. Each of the wheels has 12 curved arms and is about 16" in diameter. The 6 holed hub is about 3" deep. On newer bases, they stand 23 and 24 1/2 inches high. Judging from the wear and patina of the metal, these pieces seem to be fairly early - perhaps as early as the 1920's. The one with red has some numbers and letters imprinted on the front. These are both in very good, used and weathered condition. We feel they have a wonderful and decorative look. They are priced at $125.00 each, or $225.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: TTSA.   Cast iron cultivator wheels ... Another angle ... Side views ... Back view ... Another view ... Left wheel, closeup front ... Left wheel, closeup back ... Left wheel, closeups from sides ... Right wheel, closeup front ... Right wheel, closeup back ... Right wheel, closeup from side ... Both, with a soda can for scale.

Cast iron table supportsCast iron table supportsHere are two fancy cast iron supports, probably originally intended as table legs. They are also attractive decorative pieces as is, freestanding or hanging on a wall. Each one measures 28" high by 26 1/4" wide by 3 1/2" deep. The surface is mostly dark oxidation, with faint traces of white or silver paint and a few areas where brighter metal shows through. From the late 1800's to early 1900's, they are in excellent condition. The price is $395.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: TTPS.   Cast iron table supports ... The other way up ... Another view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Side views ... Closeup of one ... Other side ... Third closeup of one ... Closeup of other ... Other side ... Third closeup of other ... Both, with a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron table supports ... The other way up ... Another view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Side views ... Closeup of one ... Other side ... Third closeup of one ... Closeup of other ... Other side ... Third closeup of other ... Both, with a yardstick for scale.

mailbox manAn extraordinary Metal man, about 4 feet high and 39" wide, made from found objects, including chains, fuel pump for heart, distributor, springs, reflectors, gears, and more. He was a mailbox holder. This sculpture came from New Hampshire, and was made in the 1950's. It is in excellent, older condition, with beautiful old polychrome paint. The price is $3,500.00. Inventory code: ASRP.   Image ... Closeup of head ... Back view ... Closeup of body ... Closeup of arms and legs ... Closeup of head and upper torso.

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.

Folky butcher's trade signThis is a folky butcher's trade sign. It is hand made from metal tools and found objects, with a sheet metal rooster on top. Ice tongs form part of the frame. It has worn silver paint with areas of surface rust. Red and black decoration was added on one side. From the first half of the 1900's, it measures 30" high by 22" wide by about 5" deep at the tong handles, in very good, weathered condition. The price is $1500.00. Inventory Code: CCRS.   Folky butcher's trade sign ... Closeup ... The other side ... Side views ... From above ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Folky butcher's trade sign ... Closeup ... The other side ... Side views ... From above ... With a soda can for scale.

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.

Decorative cut steel panelThis is a decorative industrial steel panel. It is what was left over after parts (key blanks?) were laser-cut from a plain sheet. It measures 48" high by 13 3/4" wide, and is very thin, about 1/32" thick. There are some numbers written in marker on one side. It is in very good, "as found" condition, with a shiny surface and does not quite lie flat. The age is unknown, but it is probably contemporary. The price is $135.00. Inventory Code: CPRW.   See a slideshow of several views [534k] ... Decorative cut steel panel, with a yardstick for scale ... The other side ... Side view ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Second closeup, other side.
Some much larger photos:   Decorative cut steel panel, with a yardstick for scale ... The other side ... Side view ... Closeup ... Second closeup ... Third closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Second closeup, other side.

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.

Cast iron Hummer rooster windmill weightThis is a cast iron windmill weight in the form of a rooster. It is a short stem Hummer, made in the early 1900's by the Elgin Wind Power and Pump Company, in Elgin, IL. It has an old repaint of black, red, and white and is in excellent condition. It comes with a custom made wooden display base. The size is 9 3/4" long by 8 3/4" high by about 1 3/4" thick. As mounted on the base, it is 11" high by 13" by 6 1/2". The price is $650.00. Inventory Code: CTRP.   See a slideshow of several views [424k] ... Cast iron Hummer rooster windmill weight ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front view ... From above ... Removed from the base ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Cast iron Hummer rooster windmill weight ... The other side ... Another angle ... Front view ... Removed from the base ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Here is part of a collection of oversize keys. There are trade signs, ceremonial "keys to the city", and souvenirs. They range in age from the late 1800's through about the 1940's, and in size from 8" to almost 5 feet long. They are described and priced separately below, with a discount for buying several - they look great together. We also have quite a few wooden keys with this collection. You can see them all here.

Two sided metal key signTwo sided metal "Welcome" sign from the early 1900's is 31" long by 7" high excluding the metal chain hangers. It has finely crazed yellow and black paint. The condition is very good with some paint loss and oxidation from weathering. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: CTST.   Two sided metal key "Welcome" sign, with a yardstick ... The other side ... End view.
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Two sided metal trade signA two sided "KEYS MADE" metal trade sign in heavily alligatored black and red paint. It is 24 3/4" long by 10 3/4" high, from the late 1800's or early 1900's. There is some paint loss and weathering, with one letter lost on one side. Otherwise the condition is good and sturdy. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: CTSC.   Two sided metal trade sign, with a 12" ruler ... The other side ... From above ... End view ... The other end.
Some much larger photos:   Two sided metal trade sign, with a 12" ruler ... The other side ... From above ... End view.

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.   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.

1928 Louisville keyThis metal ceremonial key is marked "June 1928 To Louisville". It is 10" long by 4 3/4" high by about 1/2" thick, with worn black paint. There is a chip or casting flaw on one side of the handle, done before the key was painted. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: CTSH.   1928 Louisville key, with a 12" ruler ... Closeup ... The other side ... Closeup ... End view ... The other end.
Some much larger photos:   1928 Louisville key, with a 12" ruler ... Closeup ... The other side ... Closeup ... End view.

1934 World's Fair souvenir keyA heavy metal souvenir key from the 1934 Chicago World's Fair. It has details of the Travel & Transport Bldg., the Federal Bldg., and the Hall of Science. At one time there was a thermometer set into the shaft that is now gone. Otherwise, the condition is excellent, size is 7 3/4" long by 2" wide. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: CTSO.   1934 World's Fair souvenir key ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... The other side ... Other side, closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... This key and the next one, with a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   1934 World's Fair souvenir key ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... The other side ... Other side, closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... This key and the next one, with a 12" ruler for scale.

Hot Springs souvenir keyA souvenir thermometer in the form of a key. The front is inscribed "Hot Springs, Ark. Entrance to Government Reservation". The back has a patent date of Aug. 25, 1925 and a U.S. seal with an eagle. It is 8 1/2" long by 2 3/4" wide, in very good condition with a slightly oxidized surface. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: CTSR.   Hot Springs souvenir thermometer key ... Closeup of top ... Closeup, lower ... Other side ... Other side, closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... This key and the one above, with a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Hot Springs souvenir thermometer key ... Closeup of top ... Other side ... Other side, closeup of top ... Closeup of lower ... This key and the one above, with a 12" ruler for scale.

Painting of Miles DavisThis is a striking folk art painting of the jazz musician Miles Davis done on used galvanized roofing metal. In it, he is playing a stylized trumpet. In the opening of the bell are the words "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" one of his compositions recorded in 1968. Jazztimes says the title was a reference to Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile". The painting is quite impressive, between the strong colors and the large size: 4 feet high by 28" wide. Condition is very good with small rust "dots" on the surface of the used roofing incorporated as part of the colors of the painting and about 5 holes from nails. It is an anonymous piece, dated on the back '01. The price is $500.00. Inventory Code: CTKR.   See a slideshow of several views [760 k] ... "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" painting on metal ... Closeup, upper half ... Closeup, lower half ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup, upper back ... Date on back ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" painting on metal ... Closeup, upper half ... Closeup, lower half ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup, upper back ... Date on back ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

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