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Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy

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Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy

March 27, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy yqz
Exterior All Maple SUCH A RARE AIR RIFLE Auction Ends April 6, 2015 9:32PM EST http://yqz.me/Chicago_AirRifle

Talking about rarities!! Up in this auction is a piece of history. The Markham Chicago wooden BB gun Sire to Daisy! This is the early model with the stock stamped: “Chicago Air Rifle – Markham’s Patent” on two lines, which many folks put as the very earliest model. It has an exterior that is all maple wood with rosewood stain, double cocking rods pass through the stock. Everything works. There are rubs, scratches and one chip to the wood at the connection near the hinge, all in line with its age. Missing its cleaning rod. It measures approx. 32″ overall length and has a 9.8″ brass barrel liner in the front section. WHAT A RARE PIECE!!

We found an article posted on the Airgun Academy Daily Blog by B.B. Pelletier (Great Blog and Article!!) Which we are quoting excerpts of here.

Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham's Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy yqz Exterior All Maple SUCH A RARE AIR RIFLE

Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy yqz
Exterior All Maple SUCH A RARE AIR RIFLE

The Markham Chicago wooden BB gun Sire to Daisy!

Originally posted on November 9, 2007
by B.B. Pelletier

The Markham company, the inventor of the modern BB gun (not Daisy, as I will explain in a moment), started in 1886 with the Chicago model. Captain Markham, whose life story is quite interesting, began production of a spring-piston airgun made mostly of wood in Plymouth, Michigan. His plant was situated very near the Plymouth Iron Windmill Company that would soon start making an all-metal BB gun of their own, but Markham’s was first by two years.

The Blue Book of Airguns puts the start of the Markham presence in BB guns in 1887, but as you will learn, Daisy had a vested interest in the date this company began. And back in the early 20th century, they put the date at 1886.

The gun is made from hard rock maple with metal parts attached where needed, not that much different than modern polymer-framed handguns such as the Glock. It broke in the center, and a stiff wire pushed the piston and mainspring back until another bent and flattened wire formed into a trigger blade and sear caught it. The gun is unique in that there is no end to the compression chamber. The breech of the barrel serves that purpose! The metal piston rides inside an open-ended iron liner that serves as the compression chamber.

It feels light and toy-like and is proportioned for a child. There is no trigger guard or safety, because this is the most rudimentary gun possible, yet it’s constructed well enough to have lasted more than a century.

To make the gun ready to shoot, the action is unlatched, then the barrel is broken down the same as with any breakbarrel. Once the sear catches the piston connecting rod, a BB is loaded into the breech. The barrel is closed and latched, making the gun ready to fire.

The sights are extremely fundamental and fixed. Any corrections are made by aim-off, also known as Kentucky windage.

This is for sale and shipment to only the U.S. States.

We comply with all shipping restrictions.

Buyer must be at least 18 years old to purchase. ID proof of age is required.

1747 Isaac Whitelock VIP Lancaster PA Quaker Family Genealogy Antique Book

March 9, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1747 Isaac Whitelock VIP Lancaster PA Quaker Family Genealogy Antique Book yqz
First Edition Journal of the life of Thomas Story Auction Ending March 16, 2015 11:18 PM EST http://yqz.me/Quaker_history

In this auction, we have an awesome estate find! Up for your bidding pleasure, is an old family book tracing the lineage of the Whitelock family of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Isaac Whitelock was a preeminent Lancaster Quaker and businessman with many handwritten records within including records

1747 Isaac Whitelock VIP Lancaster PA Quaker Family Genealogy Antique Book yqz First Edition Journal of the life of Thomas Story

1747 Isaac Whitelock VIP Lancaster PA Quaker Family Genealogy Antique Book yqz
First Edition Journal of the life of Thomas Story

of the passing of this book from descendant to descendant. Whitelock was one of Lancaster’s architects being a huge land owner. He owned a brewery, a tannery and was a landlord. Beginning with Isaac Whitelock born in 1712, the inside front pages are listed with hand-written birth and death accounts of the descendants of the Whitelocks. In addition, a customized ex-libris is found on the inside front cover of John C. Mendenhall, a descendant of Whitelock and previous owner of this book.

The book is titled, ” Journal of the life of Thomas Story, containing an account of his remarkable convincement of and embracing the principles of truth as held by the people called Quakers and also of his travels and labours in the service of the gospel, with many other occurrences and observations.” Published in 1747 by Newcastle upon Tyne : Printed by Isaac Thompson.

This large tome measures approx. 13.75 x 9 x 2.5 and weighs over 6 pounds! The hardcover book is bound in old calf and each page is old, laid paper. The front cover is detached from the spine, cover is worn and rubbed with multiple scuffing on the spine, foxing and toning for inside pages, and overall antiquated wear from over 265 years of existence! However, the spine and binding remain intact, so no loose pages apparent. Please make sure to check all of our photos for specifics. An absolutely delightful antique book on its own, but even better with important genealogical lineage. Happy Bidding!

From freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry website (GREAT site!):

Isaac WHITELOCK (128) was born on 12 Nov 1712 in of Yorkshire, England. He immigrated in 1740/41 to Delaware. He moved between 1743 and 1745 to Lancaster, PA. He signed a will on 1 May 1779 in Wilmington, New Castle Co, DE. He died before 9 Sep 1781 in of Wilmington, New Castle, DE. He had an estate probated on 9 Sep 1781 in Borough of Wilmington, New Castle, DE. (129) He was a brewer. of Yorkshire and Delaware

Isaac Whitelock was a Quaker. He was born on Nov. 12, 1712 and he appears to have come to Lancaster between 1743 and 1745. In 1757 he owned a lot on the SW corner of Orange and Duke Streets, running southward to Grant Street, and containing on Orange Street 64 feet 4 1/2 inches, and in depth by Duke Street 252 feet. He also owned at least two other lots situated on the north side of Orange Street, and in addition, a lot on South Price Street, on which he built a brewery and a tannery. The latter is where the Stevens House now stands. He was Chief Burgess of the Borough in 1752, and Assistant Burgess in 1759 and 1760 and in 1765 and 1766. He also served as Treasurer of the Borough. He was one of the original members of the Union Fire Company, and when in 1754 the Quakers built their meeting house in Lancaster he was one of the trustees. He contributed thereto the largest subscription, namely 100 pounds. Leaving Lancaster he went to live with some of his children in or near Wilmington, and here he died about 1784 or 1785. He was succeeded in the tannery business by his son, Daniel.

Quaker Arrivals in Philadelphia 1682-1750

p. 108 Certificates of Removal

Isaac Whitelock, dated 12 mo. 18, 1740-1, from Brighouse Mo. Mtg. held at Leeds, England. He returns to Pennsylvania. Origianl on file. Received 5 mo. 31, 1741.

Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 8 lbs 6 oz in a 18 x 13 x 6

RARE Gray VTG Set Roseville Art Pottery GARDENIA Basket & Small Elfers Vases

March 7, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

RARE Gray VTG Set Roseville Art Pottery GARDENIA Basket & Small Elfers Vases
RARE Gray Purple Coloring~ One Basket & 2 Vases Auction Ending March March 16, 2015 10:58 EST Http://yqz.me/rare_roseville

RARE Roseville Gardenia Pattern In Gray ~ Unusual to find a match set in this great condition

3 Piece Set ~ Includes Basket and 2 Vases

RARE Gray VTG Set Roseville Art Pottery GARDENIA Basket & Small Elfers Vases yqz

RARE Gray VTG Set Roseville Art Pottery GARDENIA Basket & Small Elfers Vases yqz

Gray to Purple color

Gardenia Pattern. Basket #610-12″ Vases #682-6

Fantastic look. Great ovrall conditoin. Not conidition issues noted

Basket measures approx. 11-1/4″ x 8-1/4″, Vases are approx. 6″ tall

What a fantastic set!

Check out our photos to the left! We do our level best to get it right, but a second set of eyes never hurts.

Great Piece of American History

June 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique Wood Magic Lantern Slide Lot/Boxed Set American History/Americana
We Have NEVER Run Across A Find Like This! Auction Ending Jun 23, 2014 18:50:01 PDT http://yqz.me/Magic-Lantern-Slide

In this auction we have an amazing find, and we are plum excited to offer it to you! Here we have a LARGE LOT (29 in all) of late 19th century wood

http://yqz.me/Magic-Lantern-Slide  Antique Wood Magic Lantern Slide Lot

http://yqz.me/Magic-Lantern-Slide Antique Wood Magic Lantern Slide Lot

framed Victorian magic lantern slides with the theme of American History in their original wooden case/box. These include some absolutely beautiful Americana scenes that are encased in wooden (possibly mahogany) frames. Some of the metal rings have gathered some discoloration to the finish/patina. Each of these wonderful vignettes of American history are shown from a Victorian perspective. This collection is a wonderfully patriotic American narrative. This was likely used as a teaching tool as the final slides show family life preserved by the previous acts of war; the schoolyard with happy and healthy children; proud Columbia with sword and flag; and finished up by the U.S. Flag. these are all in overall good condition and have been kept in their wood box. The paper labels have all but worn away over time with love and use. It appears that many years ago someone numbered them , what they thought, was chronological order (although a few seem out of sequence to us). We are going to list them as numbered below with a brief description and condition report. Each measures approx. 7″ x 4″ x 3/8″. The glass measures 3 1/4″ across. THe hinged box measures approx. 14 3/4″ x 6″ x 9 1/2″. The condition of the slides is quite good,
The Mayflower On Open Seas  http://yqz.me/Magic-Lantern-Slide  Antique Wood Magic Lantern Slide

The Mayflower On Open Seas http://yqz.me/Magic-Lantern-Slide Antique Wood Magic Lantern Slide

with only a few exceptions. Overall this collection is in really nice, but quite scarce!

1. Landing Of Columbus ~ some background color loss on the reverse side noticeable when tilted but not noticeable from the front
2. The Mayflower On Open Seas
3. Pilgrims Atop Plymouth Rock
4. Revolutionary War / Colonial Battle Scene
5. Another Revolutionary War / Colonial Battle Scene~ this one has some uniform spotting on the glass
6. George Washington Full Length Portrait
7. George Washington Crossing The Delaware ~ some loss of color on the American Flag
8. George Washington Praying On Bended Knee In A Wooded Landscape
9. Revolutionary War Battle Scene
10. Another Battle Scene
11. Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth Scene Of Molly Pitcher
12. Another Battle Scene
13. War of 1812 Battle Scene
14. ANother War of 1812 Battle Scene
15. Revolutionary War Battle Scene
16. Naval Battle Scene ~ some discoloration on the left side
17. Battle Of New Orleans 18. Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
19. Burning a Naval Fort ~ some discoloration on the left corner and right side
20. Abraham Lincoln Addressing A Throng of Onlookers
21. Civil War Battle Scene With Tattered American Flag
22. Union & Confederate Soldiers Shaking Hands Over A US Flag
23. Battle of The Alamo (?)
24. Naval Battle Scene
25. Blowing Up A Battleship (Possibly the Maine?)
26. Soldier Returning Home From The War / Greeted By His Family
27. Substantial Two-Story Brick Schoolhouse with Children In The Schoolyard
28. Columbia with Sword Standing Atop A Rock With AMerican Flag
29. U.S. Flag Blowing In The Breeze (split in the wood)

If you have any information on anything listed above, please do not hesitate to share. We love to learn and would love to share your wisdom with everyone else. Good Luck!

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