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Decorative metal cultivator blade
Decorative metal cultivator blade
Decorative iron fire truck hose reelsCast iron wheel
Two large decorative cast iron fire truck hose reels
Cast iron Hay trolley
Cast iron hay trolley
Mechanical boot jack
Mechanical boot jack
Trench art tank
Trench art model tank made
from tin cans, found objects
Huge Iron Hooks
Huge Iron Hooks
Horseshoe plant stand
Horseshoe stand
Cast iron grate
Large cast iron grate
Industrial brass faucet
Industrial brass faucet with heart-shaped handle
Bottle cap pitcher
Bottle cap pitcher
Iron snowbird
Four cast iron snowbirds
Iron horses
Figural cast iron
shoe shine footrests
Cast iron snowbirds
Cast iron snowbirds
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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.

Huge Iron HookIron ship hooksThis is a movable metal sculpture made of two huge old iron hooks connected through a link. They came from Maine and were likely used on a large ship, possibly for holding anchor chain. One side is painted red and the other green, indicating port and starboard. This is an old, working repaint. Each hook is about 12" long by 7" wide and 1 1/2" at the thickest. They are mounted on a black, custom iron base and can be arranged in several different configurations. Age is unknown, but they are old, in excellent, used condition. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: TTPH.   Iron ship hooks ... Another view ... Third angle ... Fourth view ... From above ... Front view ... Off the base ... Mounted another way ... Another angle ... Another front view ... The base only.

Decorative iron fire truck hose reelsHere are two 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 condition is very good with a dark oxidized surface. They were probably from the early 1900's and are now mounted on new bases that add slightly to the height. This first larger wheel is 27" in diameter and about 1" thick in the center. These are priced at $295.00 each. Inventory Code: CTCW.   Larger wheel ... The other side ... Closeup ... Closeup, other side ... Two wheels, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Larger wheel ... The other side ... Two wheels, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Cast iron wheelThe smaller wheel has a more open design in the center. It is 23 1/2" in diameter, in very good condition, from the early 1900's with a dark oxidized surface. The price is $295.00. Inventory Code: CTCR.   The smaller wheel ... The other side ... Closeup ... Side views ... Two wheels, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   The smaller wheel ... The other side ... Closeup ... Side views ... Two wheels, with a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Horseshoe plant standThis is a plant stand made from welded horseshoes. It has good form and design. It stands 27 1/4" high by 13 1/2" in diameter; in excellent condition with weathered black painted surface. It was probably made in the early 1900's The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: ASCK.   Horseshoe plant stand ... Two more views ... More angles ... Closeup of base ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Horseshoe plant stand ... Two more views ... More angles ... Closeup of base ... From above ... Another view from above ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Trench art tankA very unusual "trench art" tank model attributed as P.O.W. work, made from tin cans and found objects. From W.W.II, it is an intricate, detailed replica with moving parts: the gun, treads, and pulleys. It is in very good condition, with an old oxidized surface, and measures 6" long, 3 3/4" wide and 4 1/2" high. The price is $200.00. Inventory Code: AHSP.   Trench art tank ... The other side ... Front ... From above ... From below.

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.

Iron horsesThis is a pair of figural cast iron shoe rests. They were used when someone had their shoes shined. The figures are standing horses. Made in the late 1800's to early 1900's, these are in excellent condition, with somewhat worn old silver paint from around the 1930's. Each piece stands 6 1/2" high and long, with a base 3 1/2" in diameter. The price is $325.00 for the pair. Inventory Code: ATKH.   One side ... The other side ... Closeup of one ... Closeup of the other side ... Both, from above ... Both, from below.

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.

Bottle cap pitcherThis is a pitcher made from bottle caps, with a large can lid for the bottom. It has very good form, and is painted a dark, oxidized gold. This is an older piece, made from cork-lined caps. You can just make out that one or two of the caps are from Coca-Cola. The pitcher is in very good condition with minor paint wear. It stands 7 1/4" high by 11" long by 7" wide. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TCHC.   Bottle cap pitcher ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... Two front views ... Back view ... From below ... Closeup from above ... Closeup 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.

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.   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.

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.

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].

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