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Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Antique bell found in Easton shovel shop site - Abington Mariner

Antique bell found in Easton shovel shop site - Abington Mariner

The old steel bell sits on a pedestal at the former Ames shovel works like some rare archaeological find.

It’s rusty and dirty. It may not have its original wooden moorings.

But it’s a buried treasure come to life for local historians.

This is the bell that tolled throughout the town of North Easton for more than 100 years.

It awoke factory workers for their pre-dawn shifts, called them to lunch at midday and sent them home to bed at curfew.

It was finally silenced in the early 1960s. Then it disappeared into local folklore.

Melanie Deware, chairman of the Easton historical commission, said she just knew the bell would be found when work began on a project to convert the complex into apartments.

“It’s the Holy Grail. When they said they had found it, I felt vindicated,” Deware said.

The 1,500-pound bell was discovered in late May after developer Beacon Communities started work on the project to convert Oliver Ames’ famed 19th century shovel shop into apartments while conserving its history.

Workers found it tucked away in the cupola of one of the machine shops. They carefully brought it down with a crane and mounted it on a wood frame for safekeeping.

According to its markings, the cast steel bell was made by Naylor Vickers & Company of Sheffield, England. The 1857 stamp matches the date of the building in which it was located.

“It is clear that the bell was kept functional into the modern period. I would guess due to wood rot the structure holding the bell from above, down to its bearings as well as the wheel which held the pull rope are all modern,” said Greg Galer of the Easton historical commission.

Historians hope to unearth more artifacts from the site of the 15 granite and wood buildings that hammered out most of the shovels used during the industrial age.

But the bell was the drum beat of the town long before people set their radios and iPods to get them up for work.

“It was the clock for North Easton Village,” Galer said.

The bell will be afforded a place of honor when work is completed on the $40 million project that will conserve the granite building exteriors and rooflines. It is expected to be completed by 2014.

By the time the official groundbreaking takes place Friday, June 8, there may be little ground left to break.

Bulldozers have been moving earth from Main Street to Oliver Street since Beacon signed the official ownership documents earlier this month.


Antique buggy, sleigh collection for sale in Maine - NECN

Poland auctioneer Jody McMorrow says he's never seen a collection quite like it.

The more than 40 sleighs and buggies from the 1800s and early 1900s were collected by Carl Huston Sr., a Lisbon Falls contractor who died last summer at age 77.

McMorrow says many of the items need work, but many show a craftsmanship not often seen these days.

They range in value from about $50 to several thousand dollars.

Huston's son tells the Sun Journal ( ) the collection is being sold because the family has no place to store it. Carl Huston Jr. says he thinks the collection helped his father connect to his youth on a farm.


Information from: Sun-Journal,


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