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Antique Authentic Ships Wheel


Antique Authentic Ships Wheel


Antique Authentic Ships Wheel

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Antique Authentic Ships Wheel

July 1, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

HUGE Heavy Nautical Maritime Antique/Vintage Authentic Ship’s Wheel 38″ Wide yqz
8 Handles Great Wood THE REAL THING FREE U.S. SHIPPING Auction Ending (Jul 10, 2014 19:38:01 PDT)

We found this buried in the back of an old estate here in Delaware. It is an eight spoke/handled wood and brass ships/captains wheel. This is the real thing, right down to the keyed shaft hole in the center, extremely heavy (over 30 pounds), it measures approx. 38″ across. Great patina, wear and tear from years of use. Our guess this is probably mid 1900’s, but don’t know.


Antique Authentic Ships Wheel

Antique Authentic Ships Wheel

Due to the awesome size and weight of this piece we are offering free shipping in the continental United States. We realize that some folks, not you but others, do not like to bid on things with super high shipping rates. So, bid as you see fit and we will worry about the shipping! Good Luck! If outside the U.S. drop us a line and we can work up a quote to your doorstep.

Meiji Satsuma Buddhist 100 Rakans Masters Gold Moriage Vase

May 15, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Meiji Satsuma Buddhist 100 Rakans Masters Gold Moriage Vase – Hotoda Studio yqz
Japan Late 1800’s Early 1900’s Made Into Lamp
Auction Ending (May 25, 2014 18:36:01 PDT)

Japan, late 1800’s early 1900’s. Meiji Satsuma Buddha Buddhist 100 Rakans Masters Gold Moriage Vase – Hotoda

Studio. Of sharp shouldered baluster shape with a bady tapering down to a hidden footring, the neck waisted and rising to a narrow everted rim. The body decorated in Kyoto Brocade Satsuma style with relief moulded figured such as the Buddha Amida and some of the Rakan (Buddhist Master or Disciple) heads, other details outlined in moriage raised slip decoration, gossu blue and heavy use of gold enamelling. The shoulder with Shimazu Clan crest (kamon) of a cross in a gold circle (Satsuma Clan), and base with a border of whorls. Lamped with bronze base and cap, vase drilled, but likely from the Hotoda (Hododa) studios. Wear and minor chipping to enamels (see photos of shoulder). Adjustable lamp rod. With the rod on top this measures approx. 30″ tall and 10″ across its widest.

Antique 1923 Underwood Standard Portable Working Typewriter Original Case

March 27, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Something Special About Using An Old-Fashion Typewriter

This is an extraordinary find. We were able to actually type “THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPED OVER THE LAZY DOG” with ease. We couldn’t locate a serial number anywhere on the machine but we matched it to another one with the number 105739. In the case it measures approximately 12 1/4″ x 4 7/8″ and the handle is broken but the machine inside is whole. We are no experts but we couldn’t find a thing wrong with it. This is truly a great find.

More on the Underwood Typewriter Company:

Something Special About Using An Old-Fashion Typewriter

Something Special About Using An Old-Fashion Typewriter

The Underwood Typewriter Company was a manufacturer of typewriters headquartered in New York City, New York. Underwood produced what is considered the first widely successful, modern typewriter. By 1939, Underwood had produced five million machines.

From 1874 the Underwood family made typewriter ribbon and carbon paper, and were among a number of firms who produced these goods for Remington. When Remington decided to start producing ribbons themselves, the Underwoods decided to get into the business of manufacturing typewriters. The original Underwood typewriter was invented by German-American Franz Xaver Wagner, who showed it to entrepreneur John Thomas Underwood. Underwood supported Wagner and bought the company, recognising the importance of the machine. Underwood No. 1 and No. 2s, made between 1896 and 1900, had “Wagner Typewriter Co.” printed on the back. The Underwood No. 5 launched in 1900 has been described as “the first truly modern typewriter”. Two million had been sold by the early 1920s, and its sales “were equal in quantity to all of the other firms in the typewriter industry combined”. When the company was in its heyday as the world’s largest typewriter manufacturer, its factory at Hartford, Connecticut was turning out typewriters at the rate of one each minute. Underwood started adding addition and subtraction devices to their typewriters in about 1910. Philip Dakin Wagoner was appointed president of the Elliott-Fisher Company after World War I (1914-1918). Elliott-Fisher became the parent of the Underwood Typewriter Company and the Sundstrand Corporation. In 1927 Wagoner reorganized the company into Underwood-Elliott-Fisher, which later became the Underwood Corporation. The reorganization was completed in December 1927.[5] John Thomas Underwood was elected chairman and Wagoner president of Underwood Elliott-Fisher. In the years before World War II, Underwood built the world’s largest type writer in an attempt to promote itself. The typewriter was on display at Garden Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey for several years and attracted large crowds. Often, Underwood would have a young woman sitting on each of the large keys. The enormous typewriter was scrapped for metal when the war started. During World War II Underwood produced M1 carbines for the war effort. In 1945 Wagoner was elected chairman of the board of Underwood, and Leon C. Stowell was elected president. Wagoner remained chief executive.[8] Olivetti bought a controlling interest in Underwood in 1959, and completed the merger in October 1963, becoming known in the US as Olivetti-Underwood with headquarters in New York City, and entering the electromechanical calculator business. The Underwood name last appeared on Olivetti portable typewriters produced in Spain in the 80s. Click for more photos

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