My friend Gene owns The Downtown Mall, a large collectibles shop that is packed full of treasures. He spends a lot of time in TX during the winters and I'm always excited to see what he brings back. Here are a few of the new treasures.
This little peddle car was Gene's favorite purchase. He also scored a firetruck of the same vintage but not in quite as good of shape.
The tall blue vase was a find as was the lamp (I cut off the top).
The horn in the middle was worn by fireman walking on patrol and if he saw a fire he would blow it. It could be heard for up to 15 blocks away to call other fire fighters. The brass nozzle on the left was a fire fighting nozzle. Gene scored two of those on this trip.
Gene picked up a bundle of unfolded Falstaff boxes. He folded this one up for display. Coke stuff always sells well. I've seen cases of bottles go through his store over the years I've known him.
I believe he said the pilots cap was from WWII. I don't know how old the brass telescope is.
There are just to many items to mention so please enjoy the following pictures. If you have questions about any of the items you can call Gene at The Downtown Mall. 701-852-9084.
The brass crock above is huge. The flashlight is acetylene powered.
This elephant is made out of an elephant hide. (grosses me out)
The instrument is a Zither. The unique frame is not oval or square.
These vintage sheep figurines look just like the drawings for Shawn The Sheep, a British cartoon. The Steam Shovel is not very big BUT it is a childs "sit-on" toy.