Monthly Archives: February 2018

Typewriter & Fishing Reel Oilers

Up for this week’s discussion are these diminutive oil cans used for typewriters, fishing reels, sewing machines and other mechanical devices requiring lightweight oil in tight spaces.  The oilers are both distinctive and well made.  When found in antique stores and flea markets, these little oil cans, like other...

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Hilger & Sons Buttonhole Scissors

Most of the Hilger & Sons antiques that I have are woodworking center drills.  However, Hilger and his sons, like many other tool manufacturers, made a number of different types of tools and equipment ranging from bit braces to straight razors.  In this case, they also made scissors designed...

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1893 Pocket Novel “From the Easy Chair”

Perhaps it’s a bit of irony that the word antiquarian should be so closely associated with antique books instead of its true meaning of “old things”.  Thus, the irony is not lost on me that this post about an antique book is on my Antiquarian Endeavors blog about all...

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J. Stevens Arms & Tool Company Outside Calipers

I’m partial to Lancashire pattern calipers and have spent a number of years trying to build a complete set of sizes.  However, I occasionally run across other unique designs that beg to be part of my collection.  This week I want to share one such unique specimen with you...

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