Hello! Looking for a little advice regarding some antique repair.
I have two cigarette lighters from the early 1960s that I really, REALLY want to get working again. They were contracted through two different companies by Carroll Shelby/Ford and are marked with the Shelby Cobra insignia; you can see why I want to get them back online.
I understand that many folks are against refinishing antiques, myself included. However, it feels like all these need are replacement springs, so I thought it wouldn't be too much of a travesty to rehab them. The finish is fine, the other mechanics seem to be in order...it's just that one of them is missing the spring that regulates butane release and the other is missing the top coil on the valve. I can post pictures if anyone thinks that would be helpful.
Any ideas as to whom I could take them? A jeweler? The local tobacco shops haven't been of much help, and I can't imagine that I'm the only person who has ever faced this.
Thanks in advance for the help,
I'm not sure whether this is the right community to write in, but I couldn't find anything more suitable.
I have a piano at home and I'm trying to figure out the year it was made in (no one in my family knows exactly).
The brand is "Woltersdorf" (Berlin) and it's approximately more than 65 years old.
Can anyone help? Maybe suggest some place else to ask?
Thanks in advance.
Hi everyone, I don't know if anyone can help me or not but I have no idea where to even begin looking, so maybe someone can at least point me in the right direction.
My mother is moving and I am helping her sort through some things, deciding what to keep and what to toss. One thing we found was a large collection (read: probably over 200, hard to guess from glancing) of old postcards. This was a collection of my grandmother's. Most of the postcards are probably from the 20s and 30s and are from all over the world, although I bet most are from the USA. I think most of them probably have been mailed as well (by friends to her.)
Basically, I would feel terrible just throwing these out. I don't have any illusions of making any real money off of them, but I think there must be some sort of collector out there who would appreciate these, and I'd rather have someone else have them than to throw them away!
Does anyone know where I should begin??