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c.1900?

Seal sits on top of twisted handle; back of seal is plain.

ca 1914

Postcard,"Greetings from California, the land of Sunshine, Fruit and Flowers"

20th century

Used by Mr. Uchida.

c. 1870's

chatelaine w/tools. Description: metal chatelaine w/needlework tools suspended from chains; a: head is stamped in 3 separate sections; (set of 5 tools suspended from head) b: scrollwork...

c.1910

This spoon is mentioned in Rainwater book on pg. 322, #312. Collector felt this was a "beautiful spoon". The top of the handle features an orange in bas relief.

case: c. 1900 tools: c. 1840

fitted needlecase w/tools. Description: a: wooden case, front panel has stippled design and copper plate w/ initials "EC"; b: scissors, gilt, handles have floral spray in basket design; c: gilt...

1900-1930

Thimble. Description: German thimble 800 silver blue enamel guilliocked background with red & yellow design, amethyst type top. Gold wash on inside. Dimensions: 5/8" x 7/8" History:...

c. 1840's

Scissors. Description: Steel scissors with blunt blades. Body is figure of Spanish Cavalier with his sword as the blades. Makers mark MG on back of one blade. Dimensions: 4 1/8" x 1 3/8"...

c. 1880

Wax. Description: Natural colored wax in the shape of a strawberry with "silver" colored metal leaf cap at the top with a ring through which is threaded a five red cord with a fuzzy red tassel...

c. 1895

tape measure. Description: brass bicycle (with one bone tip and handle bar), pull from side of roadway-base; light green tape is printed in inches on one side and the metric system on the other...

c. 1875

pin cushion. Description: pin cushion, 2 pieces, a metal shoe and a metal skate, with a green cushion. Dimensions: 2 5/8" x 7/8" x 1 3/4" conditon: good; metal polish is adhering in cracks...

case: c. 1900 tools: c. 1840

fitted needlecase w/tools. Description: a: wooden case, front panel has stippled design and copper plate w/ initials "EC"; b: scissors, gilt, handles have floral spray in basket design; c: gilt...

case: c. 1900 tools: c. 1840

fitted needlecase w/tools. Description: a: wooden case, front panel has stippled design and copper plate w/ initials "EC"; b: scissors, gilt, handles have floral spray in basket design; c: gilt...

c. 1890-1910

tape measure. Description: tape measure in the shape of a fruit basekt; probably celluloid; tinted at the top; tape no longer comes out. Dimensions: 1 5/8" x 1 5/8" x 1 1/8" condition: fair;...

c. 1900

tape measure. Description: brass tape measure in the shape of a man's straw boater hat; "Most Hats Cover The Head This Covers The Feet" lettered on the crown; pale green tape is printed in...

c. 1870-1900

tape measure. Description: man's head (i.e. Afghan man), head is brown with black beard, turban in yellow, pull cigarette i mouth for white tape, printed only in inches. Probably made of...

c. 1880-1900

tape measure. Description: book-shaped tape measure, purple with "gold" trim on the covers and spine, brass section represents the pages; pull at top, white tape printed in inches only, lif...

c. 1870-1900

tape measure. Description: book-shaped tape measure of leather, blue with "gold", tan, rose, and light blue floral motif on front cover; white tape printed in inches on one side and the metric...

c. 1900

tape measure. Description: nickel tape measure in the shape of a pig; "Pat. Ap. For" on stomach, white tape printed in inches comes out of stomach, scroll up by winding tail. Dimensions: 2-1/2...

1880-1900

thimble in case. Description: a: vegetable ivory (taqua nut) case cap, shaped like an acorn cap, with carved swirl design; b: vegetable ivory case bottom, shaped like an acorn with design around...

c. 1880-1910

Tape measure. Description: turtle shaped tape measure "Pull My Head But Not My Legs" inscribed on back; pull head and white tape, marked in inches on one side only, comes out; turtle is a darke...

c. 1905-1930

billy club. Description: dark brown wood billy club, handle turned to form three small bands, plaited leather band at top with small leather strip handle. Dimensions: 13 3/4" x 1-1/4" diam....

ca. 1860-1900

Shovel. Description: Shovel, wood handle, metal blade riveted to separate metal pieces which are in turn riveted to the handle. End of shovel is worn away from use. Dimensions: Length: 50 1/4...

ca. 1885

Trade Card. Description: Chromolithographed design on card stock: Floral border of carnations and leaves, cherub with bow and arrow and dead bird. Black printed message in center: Bennison...

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