Our new issue is:
Face values: 90c, 130c, 205c, 250c, 325c
Designed by: Alfonso de Windt
90c-Antique Gas-Pressure Iron
were manufactured as early as 1900 by Enterprise Tool & Metal works in
Chicago and were around through at least the 1970's before electric-powered
steam irons were a more affordable, safer alternative. Some iron manufacturers
made the mistake of adding a wood handle, which would get hot easily and
possibly catch fire. Coleman Irons continued to improve the iron and upgraded
the gas-pressure iron, and it became an instant success. Coleman made it in
several colours other than the standard "cool blue" over the course of the
iron's 20 year lifespan (1929-1948).
Coffee grinders are
also called "coffee mills" although there is a difference in the way each
grinds the coffee. Large floor-standing or counter-model coffee mills were used
in the nineteenth-century country store.
Small home mills were
first made about 1894. They lost favour by the 1930's. The one-wheel store
model was patented 1870 and the two-wheel model was made in 1873. The renewed
interest in fresh-ground coffee has produced many electric mills, hand mills
Reproductions of the
old styles are still being made.
205c-Antique Oil Lamp
An oil lamp is an
object used to produce light continuously for a period of time using an
oil-based fuel source. The use of oil lamps began thousands of years ago and
continues to this day, although not commonly anymore.
Oil lamps are a form of lighting, and were used as an alternative to
candles before the use of electric lights. Starting in 1780 the Argand lamp quickly replaced other oil lamps still
in their basic ancient form. These in turn were replaced by the kerosene lamp in about 1850. In small towns and rural areas the
latter continued in use well into the 20th century, until such areas were
finally electrified and light bulbs could be used.
modern lamps (such as fuelled) have been replaced by gas-based or petroleum-based fuels
to operate when emergency non-electric light is required. As such, oil lamps of
today are primarily used for the particular ambience they produce.
The phonograph is a
device introduced in 1877 for the mechanical recording and reproduction of
sound. In its later forms it is also called a gramophone (as a trademark since
The phonograph was
invented by Thomas Edison. Edison's phonograph was the first to be able to
reproduce the recorded sound.
patented the lock-stitch sewing machine in the United States in 1846.
Besides Singer and Howe, other
sewing-machine manufacturers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries included
Wheeler & Wilson, which won awards in the 1860s for its
buttonhole machines, and was especially well known for its hemmers. These
treadle machines ranged from the stripped down Old Style Hemmer mounted on a
plain walnut surface to silver plated and mother-of-pearl machines, whose legs
and working components were hidden behind fancy wooden cabinetry, befitting
their status as symbols of wealth.
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