I have collected antiques since I was ten years old. I first started collecting lanterns and telephone insulators. Before and after I bought my house, I have bought and aquired antiques.
Our latest purchase were two "Teachers Desks" at a thrift store for $70.00. They were a steal!!
On top of my desk is a railroad telephone on a scissor mount. These phones were mounted on the desks of train depot stationmasters used to communicate on an open line with nearby depots. This phone is dated 1909 and made by Western Electric.
Here I am sitting in front of one of my many restored General Electric Fans. Before I bought my house, my hobby was restoring General Electric fans dating from 1912-1922. I buy my fans on ebay for around $75.00. Some of them were completely rusted and not running. I will get more pics of them on here. I love antiques so much, even my eyeglasses date back between 1910-1920's
This is my Occidental Stove I bought for the house. I paid $1,800 for it. I bought it at Buckeye Appliance in Stockton. Their specialty is refurbishing old stoves. I also buy my doors from them as well. They have alot of antiques that are hard to find.
This Pan Light I found for $35.00 at an antique store in Jamestown California. It needed to be rewired. So I rewired it. These chandeleirs were common in homes built between 1910-1925. One of my restored General Electric Fans can be seen on the bookshelf.
This is my Dale Tiffany Lamp which is not an antique. The Victor Victrola that it is sitting on is an antique made in 1923. The telephone was made in the late 1930's.