If Uncle Maurice can reassemble this he’s good for another one?
Puzzle bottle, about 10 inches tall.
Beehive or ribbed salt and pepper shaker set, by Jeanette Glass. Each one stands about 5 inches tall with the lid and is about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. The glass is in great shape, the aluminum tops are . . . ‘vintage’. They show signs of regular use including some dents and each one has been dropped a time or two.
These were made in the 1930’s as evidenced by trace amounts of uranium which fluoresces nicely under black light.
1940’s era Griffith’s spice jar set. 18 pieces all with lids and original paper labels on reverse. Nice Art Deco inspired column design on the sides too. Most have aluminum shaker screens in the neck, but not all. Front text and design is fired on in black and is in great shape.
Each jar stands about 4 1/4 inches tall, 1 3/4 inches square in cross section. The process used to sterilize the original contents was patented under at least two different patents, probably differentiated based on the properties of the spice being prepared.
Perfect for filing your notes based upon real or false dichotomies. Naughty v. nice, cause or correlation, scoundrels and rascals, saints and dead heroes, novel ideas, failed poems. . . that sort of thing.
Vintage oak card file, holds 3 x 5 inch cards and each drawer has an adjustable divider/rest. It is in fair to good condition, with the expected scratches and slights of age. Nice box joint detailing on the fronts as well as brass pulls/label plates, marked “Utility.”
I love this color blue, especially as nothing quite like it occurs naturally. I’ve similar tones on EPA Superfund sites though . . .
“Better things for better living…through chemistry” includes decoration and resolution of the oversights of the Geology Department. If nature didn’t make it blue there’s no reason we can’t!
Dyed blue agate bookends. A very nice set, heavy weighing a combined 8 3/4 pounds. Approximately 6 inches tall, 5 inches wide and 4 or so deep. $35
Mrs. Peacock in the Library with the bookends?
Fine old golden oak library table or desk. It has three drawers and two book shelves on the sides. In good condition with some veneer delaminating on the lower part of the rear legs (see photos in slide show below).
I’m a fan of the trefoil/club silhouette cut out design.
It measures 48 inches wide, 30 deep and 30 tall and there is a blind stamp under the top that reads “HP Co.”
Interestingly there are pencil inscriptions on the underside of the center drawer. Three people signed it on June 20, 1929, Neil Agan, Edward Casey and Pat Casey. Unfortunately I was unable to find out much about them.
Below this is a signature for D R Anderson dated December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor Day) followed by W7WH. I recognized this as a radio call sign and discovered that the sign is still in use by an Oregon descendent of the writer. How’s that for a desk with history?