Monthly Archives: January 2018

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The Stayin Pin Cube

I won’t keep you on pins and needles, but I wanted to share a little surprise I found in a Hogansville, Georgia, antique shop.  The little 1-3/8″ pin cube shown below is a fascinating example of early industrial products and probably dates to just before the Great War. I...

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Van Cort’s Table Top Magnifier

I have a keen interest in reference books and have always been fascinated with all of the associated paraphernalia that clutters desks and libraries/studies.  One bit of clutter that never goes out of style is the table top magnifier or map optical glass.  The typical magnifying glass is solid...

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