Vintage Antique 18th Century Barber’s Bowl

To ensure a nice clean shave, 18th century barbershops throughout England and France would have used this type oval pewter basin (with section cut out on brim) on all of their preferred customers. So sit back, relax and let the 18th Century barber go to work. Hopefully your barber doesn’t go by the name of Sweeny Todd. If he does, …

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Prototype Serving Bottle (Patented 1878)

For offer: the original prototype of this unique serving vessel Patent No. 207,502. A very rare, one of a kind piece of Gilded Age history. To fully appreciate this patented invention you have to think back to the 1870s, a time MARK TWAIN coined as the Gilded Age – a time of progress, a time Americans were introduced to electricity …

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Preserving the past to inspire your future BUYING SELLING AND TRADING distinct antiques and oddities from around the world. Welcome to our emporium and homage to days of old where quite often the act of inventing proved more important than the invention itself; when an industrial revolution in home and industry gave rise to an art that blurred the lines …

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