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News about Lanterns
NEW YORK – Before the advent of electricity and power lines, railroad lanterns played a key role in keeping trains running safely at night. In the early days of the 1870s, lanterns were not standardized and came in a variety of shapes and sizes. Today, original lanterns, particularly those with their glass globes intact, are […]
GENESEO, N.Y. – Cottone Auctions’ late summer Fine Art & Antiques auction, scheduled for Friday, September 23, will feature fine items from private institutions, estates and individuals. The sale will begin at noon Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Hand-wrought iron farmyard and kitchen tools, worked by blacksmiths over fiery forges, were unadorned until the early 1800s. As the craft evolved, however, wooden cupboards, dowry chests, sideboards and wardrobes were secured with increasingly ornate iron hinges, keys and locks. Realizing that the functional can also be beautiful, blacksmiths ran with the notion, […]
DENVER, Pa. – Ever since the first Model A car rolled off Ford’s assembly line in 1903, America has had a fascination with cars. Now, nearly 120 years later, that attraction has become more of an obsession for the legion of collectors from coast to coast who covet signage, gas pumps, globes and other service […]