Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Love these old ledgers, this one is from a hardware store from the 1930's. It is always interesting to read the prices things cost back in those days. Twelve hours of carpenter labor to work on a bench was less than $15! One bundle of shingles only $1.25. There are two Boy Scout books that are scrapbooks with handwritten stories and clippings. The autograph book is from the late 1890's. Poor boy wrote in beautiful cursive-To My Friends, My album's open, come and see! What! Won't you waste a line on me? Write but a thought, a word or two, That my memory may revert to you. The only signatures he collected were from teachers, an aunt, and a cousin! Autograph book is SOLD! Boy Scout books are SOLD!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 10:41 AM
Not sure if this is an architect's rendering, there is no signature or marking other than a handwritten note beneath the pictures that says Sanford Industries, Sanford, ME. the cars appear to be from the 1920's or early 30's. Very large board is 5-1/2 feet wide and stands 33 inches tall. It is actually four posters that are mounted on cardboard and it seems as though the blue sky above has been painted on. Very cool in person! The history behind these mills is that Thomas Goodall established the Goodall Mills in 1867, producing carriage robes and blankets after closing another factory in Troy, NH that made horse blankets. He later produced upholstery textiles. From 1880 to 1910 the population of Sanford tripled with mill workers moving into houses that were built by the Goodall company. In 1954 the mills were sold to Burlington Mills.
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
One of my husband's finds. Large gray wooden tool box, would make a perfect coffee table. One large sliding tray inside with the old drawer pulls for handy storage. Top could use a light sanding, but I prefer to let new owner decide if they want to change things! This measures 41 by 20-1/2 inches and stands 25 inches tall. SOLD!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 9:16 AM
Our annual Help Me Clear Off my Porch Sale continues, (except now I am bringing stuff out of the garage that I have been saving for winter!) That was not my original intent but you benefit because everything outside is 30% off. Old snow scraper by E.S. Cole and two project sleds that are good for painting, or decorating with greens! SOLD!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 9:12 AM
These don't match as a set, but I have had the two little chairs for a while and have been looking for a small table that would look cute with them. The table is 14 by 13-1/2 and stands 18 inches tall. Older chairs with lots of character! SOLD!
Posted by Log Cabin Antiques at 9:07 AM