Weekend Finds: A Small Town Stop

Last weekend I decided to go out for a few hours Saturday afternoon to check out some small town shops. I was surprisingly happy with my haul.

My first stop was Goodwill were I found this 1920’s iridescent fluted vase. It is a piece of Fenton’s carnival glass and is in the marigold color. This pattern is called “diamond and rib”.

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At an antique store I was super excited to find another lightning rod at an amazing price of $20.00! The tall lightning rod is the new one. You can read about my smaller lighting rod find here.IMG_5567


Next I found these old noise makers at a consignment store. The whole store was 50% off so I happily paid $2.00 for each one. I’m going to add them to my collection of blow horn noisemakers. You can read about the rest of my noisemaker collection here. From the graphics and wooden handles I would guess these to be from the 1930’s.



Each noisemaker has a different graphic on its reverse side. The two smaller tube ones are marked, “Kirchhof, Newark, NJ-Made in U.S.A.”.




And the larger one has a creepy clown on both of its ends. It is marked, “Made in U.S.A.” and also marked with a “T” and “C” which stands for T. Cohn.


In the first photo the tin in the bottom left corner is not a noisemaker but a children’s spinning top toy called “Flutter Top”. It is in wonderful condition and has a patent number on it that I dated to 1927.


Okay… I need your help with this next find. Anyone know what these are? They are small and made of a very soft metal. I liked the “G” one  and it fit on my little finger so I paid the $2.00 for them. The owner of the booth also didn’t have a clue what they were.

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  1. Kristen Mathews
    Posted January 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Could they be seal for letters? Like used with sealing wax?

  2. Kristen Mathews
    Posted January 13, 2015 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Although, they would be opposite facing I suppose…

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