Neatorama Posts Tagged "antiques"
A Beautiful Antique Astronomical Multitool...

The Galileo Museum in Florence, Italy possesses this marvelous work of Sixteenth Century craftsmanship. It is an astronomical compendium, which is a collection of astronomical instruments. This example has three compartm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/A-Beautiful-Antique-Astronomical-Multitool/
$33 Million Fabergé Egg Discovered in Flea Market...

(Photo: Wartski)The great jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) made 50 ornately jeweled eggs for the nobility of Imperial Russia. A few of them have been lost to time. But one of those lost prizes has now been r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/22/33-Million-Faberge-Egg-Discovered-in-Flea-Market/
Hot Air Balloon Light Bulbs...

I love these lamps! They're charming, functional and probably terribly hot to the touch. I'm not sure who made them, but my friend Marilyn Bellamy thinks that they can be traced back to a company called Balloonatics Ente...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Hot-Air-Balloon-Light-Bulbs/
Antique Rocking Bath Tub...

On Oct. 24, 1901, 63-year old schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor climbed into a barrel and plunged over Niagara Falls. She was the first known person to do so and survive. Emerging from the barrel, she advised against atte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/03/Antique-Rocking-Bath-Tub/
The First Car that Porsche Built Has Been Rediscovered in a Barn...

(Photo: Franziska Kauffman/EPA)Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951) was an automotive engineer and founder of the car company Porsche. In 1898, he personally built his first car: a 1898 Egger-Lohner electric C2 Phaeton. It had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/The-First-Car-that-Porsche-Built-Has-Been-Rediscovered-in-a-Barn/
Antique Machine Plays Violin...

(Photo: Rama)(Photo: Daderot)Swedish-American inventor Henry Konrad Sandell designed this device, the Mills Violano Virtuoso. It's like a mechanical player piano, but it plays a violin. He patented it in 1905 along with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/26/Antique-Machine-Plays-Violin/
Antique Bird of Prey Drinking Cup...

This lovely sculpture is actually a drinking cup owned by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It dates back to about the 1600s and originated in what is now Germany. It’s gilt with silver and wrapped around a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/03/Bird-of-Prey-Drinking-Cup/
The Dawn of DIY: When it Was Hip to Stitch...

When I was a kid in the 1960s, I embroidered a tea towel to give to my grandmother every year for Christmas. By the time I got to high school, I found I could make decent money embroidering designs and scenes on other pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/The-Dawn-of-DIY-When-it-Was-Hip-to-Stitch/
Elaborate Sixteenth Century Strongbox...

I can’t verify these claims, but according to various tumblr blogs, this photo shows a strongbox made in Nuremberg in around 1540. It’s made of sheets of forged iron riveted together. In addition to the three...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/28/Elaborate-Sixteenth-Century-Strongbox/
17th Century Pocket Watch...

(Photos: Columbia University)This unusual antique is called a diptych dial—a type of sundial. Skilled craftsmen produced them from the Sixteenth through the Eighteenth Centuries, usually in Nuremberg. They were use...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/09/17th-Century-Pocket-Watch/




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