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Bakelite History

In 1907, American chemist Leo Hen-drik Baekeland, a Belgian immigrant and former organic chemistry pro­fessor at the University of Ghent, began his attempts to synthesize a rubber substitute in his home labo­ratory. He combined phenol and formaldehyde to make the … Continue reading

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Victorian Advertising Cards

On many Victorian Parlor tables, a place of honor was reserved for the Bible, family album, post card album and a huge scrapbook. In the latter were lovely pasted advertising cards which were acquired by different members of the family. … Continue reading

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Kachina Dolls: The Animals

The animal Kachinas are the advisors, doctors and assistants of the Hopi. It is through the assistance of the animals that the Hopi have overcome monsters and cured strange diseases. In fact, the greatest doctor of them all is the … Continue reading

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Victorian Fashion

Elaborate dresses, lavish balls, a beautiful countryside and images straight from the canvas of the great artists come to my mind when I think about the Victorian era. The Victorian period or the Victorian era can be termed as the … Continue reading

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History Of The Boot

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE NOT ONLY FOR WALKING but for working in all kinds of weather—and looking smart, too. They were introduced in 1817 by Hoby of St. James’s Street, London, the personal shoemaker of Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke … Continue reading

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Metal Rolled Collectors Pennies

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Antique Questions & Answers

Q: At a recent yard sale, I purchased a radio with a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs design. The radio still plays and has a good tone. Any information you can give me will be appreciated. A: Your radio … Continue reading

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