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Treenware Needle Case

$60 + shipping
German made for US trade.

This little hand made wooden barrel is actually an antique sewing needle case circa 1890. The hand stenciled graphics on this barrel are intricately detailed and in great condition. The top is numbered 5,6,7,8 & 9 for desired needle size. “Place the stroke parallel with the number required”, “Made in Germany”, “Patented No. 2001”, “Needle Case. Trade Mark. Accept my best wishes” and “Art. No. 542” is printed on it.
This item stands 2 1/4” tall and is in working condition with no chips or cracks. This is a great display piece for your trifle collection or for actual use by a needlework lover.

Tortoise Shell Bakelite Necklace
$450 + shippingA useful accident.
Bakelite was the first synthetic plastic produced on accident by Dr. Leo Baekeland in the early 1900s. Bakelite jewelry became popular during the Art Deco period as it was an affordable way to dress up an outfit. . This beautiful designer necklace is from the 1930’s and is a tortoise shell color.

Tortoise Shell Bakelite Necklace

$450 + shipping
A useful accident.

Bakelite was the first synthetic plastic produced on accident by Dr. Leo Baekeland in the early 1900s. Bakelite jewelry became popular during the Art Deco period as it was an affordable way to dress up an outfit. . 
This beautiful designer necklace is from the 1930’s and is a tortoise shell color.

Biascope “B” 6x Binoculars

$55 + shipping
A smidge of magnification.

These vintage binoculars are manufactured by The Wollensak Optical Company… who where also part of the Bausch & Lomb company in the early 1900s. The American-Made Galilean field glasses consist of a brass body that is finished with a coat of matte black paint. Of course, these being from the 1920’s there is some wear and tear on the body.

This piece would look amazing on a windowsill or desk of any voyeur.

Cupping Glasses

$25 + shipping
Remedy a cold or the flu with these little cups.

Cupping Glasses, also known as Bonkers, were a widely used method for treating a cold or the flu in the 19th century up until the mid 20th. Typical use was to warm the glass, soak a cotton ball in alcohol and light on fire inside the glass, then empty and place on the skin to create a vacuum. Practitioners believed this procedure, known as autohemotherapy, would boost immunity to fight infection … Sounds a little bonkers to us.
This is a set of 6 medicinal Cupping Glasses. Approximately 2in diameter.

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Polaroid SX-70

$150.00 + shipping
Polaroid, the original household name for a camera.

This model is the first single lens reflex camera as well as the first camera to use instant developing film and was manufactured in 1972. For its time, the SX-70 was considered expensive and unique. Not only are you able to take instant pictures with this camera but you can manipulate the photo by pressing on the picture as it develops. An example of this cameras image manipulation is featured on Peter Gabriel’s self titled album. Artists such as Andy Warhol and Helmut Newton utilized this camera for instant photography and image manipulation.
This package includes the original model SX-70 foldable Polaroid, user manual & care instructions, leather camera strap, 2 GE flash bars, leather carry case. This item is in brand new condition. Please contact us for more information.

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Vintage NYS License Plates

$125 for set of 6 + shipping.
Empire State Plates.

In 1957, most plates conformed to a standard size which was a 6in x 12in rectangle. Prior to that we saw that square, oval, triangular, round and even bear shaped plates were used… yes bear shaped…speak to the Canadians about that one.
These plates are in good vintage condition and would make a great addition to a collection or anyone with New York Pride.

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National Washboard Co. #350

$30 + shipping
"A great American invention"

That quote is taken from The New York Times, 1868. Seemingly so, research has shown that washboards were being made in Northern Europe prior to the 1800’s. Washboards were originally ribbed wooden boards. Later down the road they evolved to different materials such as tin, iron, copper, zinc, and then glass, porcelain, terracotta, and plastic.

This piece is from the early 1900’s and consists of weathered wood and tin. The manufacturer is The National Washboard Company. The dimensions are 14.5in x 27in. Cheaper than a dry cleaner and reduces your carbon footprint. Get yours now!