This item was given to my Father recently. We know it is a Sciopticon and that is was manufactured by Pettibone Bros. Mfg. in Cincinatti, Ohio. We believe it is complete though we are not sure since we've never seen one of these before. It was accompanied by several slides made of rectangular wood with glass pictures inserted in them,and a wooden adjustable stand. We would appreciate any information we can get including value if possible.
3 branch candelabra approximately 5 pounds bought after wwII. Maker is Emil Herrmann (as per marking). very tarnished and cracked on the joint of one of the branches.
Walnut Graebel Secratary with 3 drawers, fold down desk with cubby holes in it and a glass doors with 3 shelves
I got it from a family member
Here is a picture of two monks under a tree. I guess they are monks. Unfortunately the top of the tree has a broken branch. It was broken before I got it. Someone tried to glue it back and then the branch finally broke off. The base needs to be handled with care because it is not fully connected, but that is because it was carved in such a way. One of the guys is holding a bird in his hand. There are a few small knicks in the statue. I am just wondering if anyone knows the history on this or what it really is?
This is a positive print made from the 4x5 negative. A straight scan of the negative is below.
The title of the book is Atget Photographe de Paris published by E. Weyhe, New York City and printed in France and I believe it is a first edition. The text is in french and it contains a collection of Eugene Atget photography (Also contains several pictures by Berenice Abbott). He was a famous photographer born in 1856 and well known for his photography of Paris. When he died in 1927 Berenice Abbott purchased his remaining pictures and began to promote his work. This was the first of the books that she put together. The copy of the book I have also contains a dated signature by Berenice Abbott.
(From the internet, but looks just like the copy I have)
This is a child's record player, that is still fully functioning. It's dusty, but otherwise in good condition.
This bottle is handcrafted. The sides are hand-cut to give it an octagon shape. The glaze is a mottled dark gray with a light grey showing underneath. There is slight wear through the bottom glaze. There is a stamped mark on the bottom of this bottle JORGEN*, HANSEN, DANMARK. The stamped mark it too lightly impressed on the right sides of the word JORGEN... so I can't tell if there are more letters in thath name. In my research I found out there were potters in Denmark by the names FREDERIK JORGENSEN and KARL HANSEN, formerly of Herman A Kahler pottery factory, that went to work for a new pottery factory called DANICO. Do you think this pottery bottle could have been made by these potters? Perhaps after working for DANICO? If so, would I be accurate in thinking this bottle could be 1930 era? This bottle is in perfect condition.