Believe it or not, I don’t usually buy things when I am out on the road. If I did, I could neither walk into my house or pay for it. Not to mention the whole wife issue. My wife doesn’t read this blog so we can talk candidly. This trip is different in that I am finding things that need to go home with me.
First is this blasting caps box I found in Beckley, WV.
Here is a view with the lid removed.
The box is pegged and in need of some repair. It is just the kind of primitive box that appeals to me. A lot. I need to reproduce this one some day soon. As soon as time and politics allow.
I found two similar boxes in expired eBay listings. Click on the image to see the listing.
Next, I was wandering through a huge antiques mall east of Kansas City and seeing nothing of interest. Everything there was the definition of mundane or barely vintage.
Then I turned the corner and found my new best friend.
If you remember, I found this one in Raleigh for $2400:
And the view closed:
And made by:
I found an article about them HERE.
One does wonder if these boxes came from the same shop, they just affixed their “labels”.
A few more pictures of the new one. This box is actually a registered inkstand and copy press as this label states:
Here is the press drawer:
I found this label on the bottom of the pencil tray:
Last thing I have found in my car was this oiler:
I not sure what I am going to do with it. I think I will paint it white with a good enamel and then add either miniature red roses or blue pansies. Maybe a poll before I start.
For the tourist, I did visit the National World War I Museum before leaving Kansas City.