Sunday, November 8, 2015

#63: Wick Trimmer

Maker: WB Barnard
Model: Candle Trimmer
Materials: --
Year: post 1864
Length: 5"
Value: $15
Marked: WB Barnard Patn Dec 27th1864

Wick trimmers were use to keep oil lamp wicks at the best length of good burning.  This design is not uncommon.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Vintage Garden Shears

Now for a change of pace, a couple of pairs of garden shears that I picked up for $1 each.  Both are about 12 inches long.

The bottom pair with red handles is Wiss. Probably #700 Wiss Clippers. This basic design was made over quite a long period.

The top pair look like Dunlaps.

Market value is probably about $5 each.