Recently the wife and I have been hitting the local estate sales in upstate and western NY. I suppose there’s a good stuff to be had, as the plague has kept most of the in-person action to a minimum. The resell market is crazy effective here as well. Case in point, I just sold my 4 year old Eskimo ice fishing gear
And some things I didn’t get but maybe should have:
Drunken Indian liquor bottle, from Japan, mid 70s maybe. I didn’t buy this and saw the woman who did. I wanted to ask her what she was going to do with it. lol
Q: I have a small wood-and-metal school desk and chair that were made to be fastened to the floor. It was made by Kenney Bros. & Wolkins Co. of Boston. What can you tell me about this company?
A: Henry S. Wolkins sold furniture and supplies to many schools in the Boston area in the late 1800s. In 1902 he merged his business with a furniture manufacturing company. The new company was called Kenney Bros. and Wolkins.
In the late 1930s, it stopped making furniture to focus on ruled paper and other school supplies, and reincorporated as the Henry S. Wolkins Co. In 1974 the company moved to Walpole, Mass., then to nearby Taunton in 2000, but it suspended business in 2008. School desk sets like yours sell for about $100.
This was back in 2009. I was going to restore it, but after seeing a few versions of people sandy badly and staining a light color, I’d rather not mess with it.
How the hell do you remove decades old tape marks without mucking up the wood?
I was at a barn sale on Sunday, last day on the wrong side of the Catskills at some old lady’s NYC daddy’s country house. They charged me ridiculous money for a beaten down croquette set that I want to restore. I got this book in nearly the same condition, for a dollar.
Final day. $1. Really cool 1946, first published. This is a 1982 edition. Written by an eminent German in 1946, updated by legit bilingual in German and English Czech in 1970s, a guy who “Had been settled in London for decades.”