Dateline: 14 August 2013
|Early 19th Century Sugar Nippers. Price: $585|
Marlene and I drove to Bouckville, N.Y. earlier today to spend some time antique hunting at the Madison-Bouckville Antique Week. We had heard from others that it is an amazing assembly of antique vendors, and that it was. I don't think we've ever been to a larger or better venue for antique picking.
I was looking for agrarian tools from America's past and I thought I might find some more old copies of Blair & Ketchum's Country Journal magazine. I didn't see a single Country Journal, but agrarian tools were in abundance.
I am drawn to the old, hand-forged iron tools, to woodenware, and to tinware. The pictures that follow give you an idea of some of the treasures that I found at the show (but did not buy). At the end I'll show you what I did buy.
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|The tag said, "Very early large piggin." Price: $335|
|Shaker cheese cutter. Price: $550|
|A jack jumper from the early 1900s. I've always wanted to try jack-jumping. Click HERE to watch a YouTube clip of someone using a jack jumper.|
|A classic wheelbarrow. Price: $285|
|Herb "boat" grinder. Price: $525|
|I've always wanted an old roll-top desk like that one, but I didn't buy it. Price: $3,195|
|The bottom tray of the press had hand-carved grooves to collect and channel the juice.|
|French coiled wire sifter (with wooden sides). Price: $148|
What I Bought
My Dream Shop?