All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #1426962
Interesting lot of early types of European iron Key, ca. 17th.-19th. century.

From left to right:
- Rare early chest key ca. 17th. century with antenna bow made for a strongbox chest, 11,5 cm. heavy / massive key

- Strongbox key, ca. 18th. century, 9,8 cm-

- Mid 19th. century door key, 8 cm.

- Early large door key, ca. 16th.-17th. century, traces of cobbering, 10,4 cm

- Double key, function unknown, Early industrial period, early-mid 19th...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pocket Watches : Pre 1900 item #1426599 (stock #VW1766)
Watch Company
$600.00
SWISS SPLIT SECOND CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT 43mm Diameter and 10mm thick; PAT. Feb. 14, 1888. Clean, running movement. Free of blemish, rust, or any distraction. ORiginal fancy Gilt Hands and Keyhole Split second hands. 17 Jewels, Lever set, full plate nickel plates. Very nice, and all original! THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1426487 (stock #J1320)
Offered is a nice group of four, 19thC Homeopathic Medicine Bottles, three from Luyties Homeopathic Pharmacy Co., St. Louis., and one from Humphrey's Homeopathic Medicine Co. NY. All of these handsome bottles measure a mere 2.75 inches tall.

First, are the 3 Luyties examples which sport a metal cover detailing the content's name. A visually-appealing label envelopes three sides of the bottles while the back side has "LUYTIES PHARMACY ST...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1920 item #1426484 (stock #J1322)
Offered is a wonderful group of nine, EMPTY, drugstore, medical Hypodermic Medicine Tablet Boxes w/vials from Parke Davis & Co. Each box sports complete labels dating from the early 1900s to the 1920 era.

The first three tablet boxes, "GLONOIN", measure 2.75 inches long, are in very good condition, and date to the 1920s.

Next are four boxes of "HYOSCINE" that are in excellent condition and date to the 1920s...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1920 item #1426483 (stock #J322)
Offered is a wonderful group of seven, Hypodermic Medicine Tablet Boxes w/vials from Eli Lilly and Sharpe & Dohme. Each box sports complete labels dating from the early 1900s to the 1920 era.

The first two tablet boxes are from Eli Lilly and measure 3.25 inches long and date to the early 1900s. The NITROGLYCERIN box contains 5 labeled tubes and is in excellent condition...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1426460 (stock #J1317)
Offered is a nice grouping of four, early, circa 1900 to 1920s, EMPTY, pharmacy drugstore Patent Medicines from the DIRECT SALES CO. of Buffalo, NY.

First, is the amber-colored, 4.75 inch tall bottle labeled CHOLERA INFANTUM NO.176 which sports an excellent label.

Second, is a 5.25 inch high, clear, corked example, "CATHARTIC ACTIVE C.C.T.", sporting a near perfect label. The right and left side panels have the initials "D.S.Co." boldly embossed. In very good condition...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1920 item #1426459 (stock #J1300)
Offered is a 1913, wonderful, colorfully-designed, St Jacobs Oil Pharmacy Patent Medicine Bottle with box. The colorful image of the robed St. Jacob holding high a bottle of this liniment makes for great advertising!

This compound contains chloroform and claims to help relieve the pain of Rheumatism, Lumbago, Gout, and Headache, to name but a few...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1920 item #1426456 (stock #J1312)
Offered is a very visually-appealing grouping of new-old-stock, patent medicines and remedies from the early 1900s to the 1940s.

First is a bottle of MOTHERS FRIEND which was an external treatment for "massaging the skin and tired, aching muscles"...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1920 item #1426455 (stock #J1313)
Offered is a wonderful grouping of five, choice C1900-1920, Patent Medicine Drugstore Pill Vials.

The first two medicines are from Denver, Colorado, are labeled KIDNEY TABLETS, and measure about three inches tall. As noted on their brightly colored labels, they are a remedy for a variety of disorders including: URINARY, LIVER, DIABETES, and LUMBAGO to name a few! The tablets are housed within wooden vials which are covered by the labels. The labels shows mild loss primarily on the ends. The c...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1426453 (stock #J1316)
Offered is a very nice grouping of 4 early circa 1900 to 1937 drugstore Patent Medicines.

First is Dr. Hebra's "UNGOID" which is a 2.75" tall, skin remedy bottle which was prepared by The G.C. Bittner Co., Toledo, Ohio. This circa early 1900's bottle is perfect and is embossed "DR HEBRA'S UNGOID on the back side. It sports a 3 sided paper label that is in good condition with mild staining.

Second is a 3.25 inch high, "JUSTRITE CORN REMOVER" medicine sporting a partially-filled, wooden vial ...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1426407 (stock #J1314)
Offered is a grouping of six, diminutive, 19thC, Homeopathic Medicine Bottles from Boericke and Tafel Homeopathic Pharmacy of New York and Chicago.

These handsome bottles measure 2.75 inches and sport a metal cover detailing the content's name. A graphic label envelopes three sides of each bottle while the back sides are embossed "BOERICKE & TAFEL NEW YORK".

This lovely group of amber glass medicines date to the 1890s. The labels show minimal loss, fading and wear commensurate with an antiq...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1426005 (stock #J1304)
Offered is an unusual group of 3 Patent Medicines all of which were indicated for issues related to brain function or emotional conditions.

First, is a sample bottle of FLORAPLEXIN prepared by Franklin Hart of New York. The label notes that it is, "A positive cure for Dyspepsia, Liver complaints, NERVOUS EXHAUSTION, & Consumption." Lots of small print on the back noting that if this medicine is used, "you will be cured" of your particular symptoms which include being NERVOUS, IRRITABLE & GLOO...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1425896 (stock #J1319)
Offered is a very scarce group of six, Maltbie Chemical Co. medicine bottles of Newark, New Jersey, dating to the early 1900's.

The empty, amber-colored bottles are all in fine condition sporting both handsome front labels as well as decorative cork top labels.

There are three, 5 inch bottles labeled as follows: LIVER SPECIAL, CATARRH CHRONIC, and MERCURY PROTO IODIDE (the Mercury example mentions the Food and Drugs Act of 1906 on the label. Two bottles measure about 4.25" high and are s...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1425485 (stock #J1307)
Offered is a rare, ONE OF A KIND set of early 1900s Apothecary Bottles w/ Herbs from the ALEMEDA DRUG STORE, DENVER COLORADO.

Each 5.75 inch high clear glass bottle sports a paper label with the name of the contents typed in.

The bottles are in fine shape with ground glass stoppers in place. The labels are in very good condition with crimps, stains and mild edge loss as expected with vintage bottles that have been used. This set should be in a museum!

The first bottle, MYRRH, historica...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1920 item #1424836 (stock #J1293)
Offered is a choice, C1900, EMPTY, pharmacy POISON bottle from Sharpe & Dohme, Baltimore, Maryland, that sports a full red colored label on front and ribbed edges on the sides and back.

This 4 inch, amber bottle is in fine shape, it has a labeled cork plus a label on back with directions for an antidote.

The front label has a tiny, missing piece by the letter 'K' in the word PINK. Both labels are mildly faded and lightly stained from age.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Woodworking : Pre 1900 item #1424718 (stock #G670)
Offered is C1830's, hand-crafted, Woodworking Adjustable Plow Plane w/Bone Insert. This is a wonderful example of an early, unmarked, one-of-a-kind-constructed, woodworking tool with hand-hewn construction and repairs by a semi-skilled craftsman. Amazingly, this tool is approximately 200 years old!

Evidence of hand-craftmanship are scribe marks that extend beyond their desired point. The metal working skate is crudely riveted to the wood. Various early forged screws and nuts secure the slidi...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1900 item #1424083 (stock #G66)
Offered are two desirable hand tools from the mid 19th century.

The first tool is a diminutive hammer which was probably used to drive small nails and tacks. The handle measures 8.5 inches long and sports a shapely head made of iron. This hand wrought primitive tool has a nice original patina and shows wear commensurate with age.

The second tool is called a RACE KNIFE which was a tool of the carpenter, cooper, lumberman and shipwright. The hooked blade scored timbers, staves, or logs with i...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1900 item #1424074 (stock #G665)
Offered is an early portable Steelyard scale that is designed to weigh goods up to 30 pounds. This primitive iron scale sports hand-forging construction and measures just over 13 inches in length. The manufacturer's identifying name is almost fully readable and is stamped "?? WHITHFIELD & SONS".

The arm on one side is stamped in increments 1 through 9 (pounds) and 7-30 on the opposite side. Photo #5 shows two fancy and not often seen, "cross-shaped" embellishments.

The condition is very goo...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1900 item #1424045 (stock #G661)
Offered is a handsome, C1870s, woodworkers, Adjustable Dado Plane. It is marked "W.COATES 57 BRIDGE STREET - MANCHESTER" and is most likely of English origin.

Dado planes are designed to cut a groove across the wood's grain. The front-mounted nicker iron would score the edge of the groove and thus avoid splitting and lifting the grain. The adjustable depth stop (which is controlled by the brass screw on top) regulates how deep the blade cuts into the wood.

This plane cuts 1/2 inch grooves ...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1900 item #1424026 (stock #G663)
Offered is a wonderful example of mid-19th century craftsmanship. This elegantly designed HAND ADZE exhibits a perfectly formed handle that fits in the palm of one's hand like a glove!

Hand adzes, which are swung with one hand, are used for smoothing or carving wood. This early adze with its captivating, primitive look exhibits appropriate wear commensurate with a modestly used tool of some 160 years of age. Various dings, scratches, wood loss are evident in this piece yet add wonderful char...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1900 item #1423966 (stock #G666)
Offered is a wonderfully hand-crafted, circa 1870's TONGUE PLANE.

This early example measures 12.5 inches long and sports a lovely aged brownish patina. The toe of the plane has the owner's initials, "L.C.", boldly-stamped upon it.

The condition is commensurate with a modestly-used antique hand tool. There are the expected unobtrusive small dings, scratches and imperfections typically seen in vintage tools. The base of the handle has a 4 inch split that does not effect the integrity of the...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1837 VR item #1423912 (stock #40C47-1831)
An American War of 1812 era military dirk by Dickson of Albany, New York. With engraved gilded brass sheath. Overall length: 14 inches. Pommel is a replacement, crack to hilt, minor rust to triangular steel blade.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1800 item #1423911 (stock #39B14-18534)
British/American Light Dragoon flintlock pistol, of a type used in the American Revolutionary War. Circa 1770s-1780s. Original patina. Overall length: 10.75 inches. Unconverted flintlock mechanism, and retaining the ramrod.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1900 item #1423778 (stock #G669)
Offered is a wonderfully hand-crafted, mid-19th century, woodworking, HAND SCRAPER PLANE.

This circa 1860s example has an expertly carved, smooth-angled handle that ends in a flourished, curl-like shape. The overall form of the tool, when viewed in profile, takes on a somewhat futuristic, space-age design- an interesting concept given that this tool is approximately 160 years old! This handsome tool measures 8.25 inches long and sports a warm, aged, brownish patina.

The condition is commen...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1900 item #1423759 (stock #G664)
Offered is a wonderfully hand-crafted, 19th century SMOOTHING PLANE.

This lovely example has a subtle, coffin-shape form and sports a dovetailed base that was expertly joined. This handsome tool measures 7.25 inches long and retains its original, aged, brownish patina. The owner's initials, "N.S", are stamped on the heel of this plane.

The condition is commensurate with a mildly-used, antique hand tool. There are the expected unobtrusive small dings, scratches and imperfections typically s...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1900 item #1423560 (stock #G660)
Offered in this grouping are ten, 19th century, antique tools, seven of which represent the woodworking trade. Collectively, as displayed in the feature photo, these wonderful vintage pieces make a stunning wall display. For the advanced craftsman, these vintage tools remain completely functional and offer one that opportunity to step back in time and create using historic implements.

1) A C1870, American, very appealing, rather primitive IRON SQUARE measuring 24 inches in length on the l...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1422470 (stock #M1401)
Offered is an absolutely wonderful, lathe-turned, late 19th century, apothecary's SEIDLITZ POWDER MEASURE CUP.

This beautifully-formed, two-sized measure sports a lovely, deep, honey-colored patina. The cup measures just under 5 inches high and is in very nice condition. The wood used to craft this lovely piece contains a natural, narrow, 1 inch long, vertical blemish at the base of the smaller cup (see 7th & 9th photos). The craftsman who created this piece was clearly highly skilled as he w...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Clocks : Pre 1900 item #1422428 (stock #142939)
A rare and impressive 19th century English Regency Triple Fuse Repeater 8-Days Bracket Clock, Westminster, Cambridge & Whittington Triple Chime by Reid & Soon Newcastle on Tyne, Ebonized & Gilt brass housing. All in excellent working condition. Please check the pictures by clicking on the thumbnails to enlarge the images
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pocket Watches : Pre 1900 item #1421830 (stock #38B12-18644)
Elgin 21 jewels gold filled men's open face pocket watch, engraved with railroad train scene. Date: 1898. Running condition.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Clocks : Pre 1900 item #1421752 (stock #JB05455)
This is the original 11 1/4" by 12 1/2" painted face from a 19th century grandfather or grandmother clock, probably American, circa 1840. It stands as a work of folk art in and of itself. How the piece became separated from its clock will forever remain a mystery. There is no maker's name or town, just the Roman numeral numbers, and a theme of strawberries and leaves, along with gold decoration in the corners. There are holes from where this was originally affixed, and charming pencil drawing...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1421239 (stock #M1400)
Early laboratory equipment is a challenge to find but search no more! Offered is an exceptional, very scarce, mid-Victorian, wooden, laboratory funnel stand. This circa 1870s funnel stand is constructed entirely of hardwood sporting a wonderful surface patina.

This fully-adjustable stand measures 17 inches high and can be completely disassembled for storage and transport. The base measures 9 inches long x 4.25 inches wide and has a beveled edge.

The condition of the stand and screw mechani...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1421135
Wonderful antique French sewing box is filled with antique and vintage sewing objects, spools of thread, metallic trims, velvet trims, a few sewing instruments and little boxes filled with the antique French glass beads! The antique French box is nicely made with French blue paper and gold trim around all the edges with a French lithograph on the side of the lid and some little ones on the bottom flap. Once the box is opened from a latch that is stamped BREVETE S.G.B.S The box shows some typi...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1920 item #1420863 (stock #JB05375)
This is not my area of specialty so I will attempt a best description. The smoking pipe is of Meerschaum, (for the German "sea foam"), actually the mineral sepiolite. Since the 1720's, the mineral, found mostly in Turkey, has been used in the fashioning of ornately carved smoking pipes. The mineral has been described as soft enough to carve yet hard enough to polish. The fad for such smoking implements reached a peak in Victorian times. By World War I the fashion had moved on to Art Deco an...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #1420554 (stock #M1314)
Offered are two, very special, late 19th century, hand-blown medical ear syringes, one that retains its original wooden case.

First is a choice, five inch, wooden-cased hand-blown glass syringe that appears unused and is in excellent condition. The plunger glides smoothly and the syringe fits snugly inside the treen case.

Second is a 6 inch example that appears lightly used. The plunger is in fine, perfect condition; however,it seems to be stuck inside the syringe, and I have chosen not t...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1420016 (stock #J1297)
Offered are five, very fine, turn-of-the-century, aqua-colored glass,Lung Cure Consumption Remedy Cough-Killer Pharmacy Bottles.

First is the scarce, 8.5 inch example labeled "BROWN'S YORKAS COMPOUND", Lyme, NH. This choice bottle sports a worn and stained label packed with details regarding the medicine's ability to cure pulmonary ailments, consumption, dropsy and general debility. No damage though various interior and one exterior air bubbles noted.

Second is a classic lung remedy example...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1420013 (stock #J1293)
This is a nice trio of aqua-colored lung, asthma and throat balsams dating to the 1900 era. All are in very good condition with no damaged.

First, is the best of the group in a lovely deep aqua tone that is boldly embossed "VEGETABLE PULMONARY BALSAM" from the CUTLER BROS., BOSTON. A lovely, blown-in-mold example with various tiny air bubbles occurring during manufacture. A very nice 6.5" bottle!

Second, is a nicely embossed "KEMP'S BALSAM FOR THROAT AND LUNGS" - of "WOODWARD LEROY NY" me...