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    Junior Member New Bottler ann_digs's Avatar
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    Westinghouse, old spoon, little iron...

    Sharing some of my recent finds over the past week. Westinghouse 55A radio plate, this would have been on the front of the radio, 1920's. I love this! I can imagine the family sitting all around the radio and listening to broadcasts and old time music. 1800's silver nickel spoon, was about 8 inches down. A tiny clothes iron! I think this was a toy, because I found it with a broken porcelain doll head. Pottery shards, leather, coal oil lamp pieces, and clock or pocket watch parts? I love time travel, by digging up relics and artifacts
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    I really like the tiny iron! Those gears are to a little desktop clock, the rectangular thing on the left of your last photograph is where they would have been attached to. Very common find at old homesites.

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    Cool stuff... keep on digging!

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    Junior Member New Bottler ann_digs's Avatar
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    Yes! that tiny iron is sweet, I love it. I was wondering what that rectangular piece was for, thank you!

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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    The tiny iron is killer. Love the Westinghouse plate. Good digs!

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    That Westinghouse plate is way cool!

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    That's some great artifacts you've found.
    Your tiny iron was for collars, cuffs and pleats.
    And a rear find for sad irons.

    Ps:
    This is all based off the size which looks to be in the 3" range.
    Doll house sad irons were much smaller.
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    This is what that circa 1925 battery operated Westinghouse radio would have looked like:Click image for larger version. 

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    Junior Member New Bottler ann_digs's Avatar
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    It is about 3", and it's a sad iron? I didn't know that they were made that small for actual use, or that they are rare. Thank you for the info!

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    Junior Member New Bottler ann_digs's Avatar
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    What a cool looking radio! And battery operated! Thank you for the photo. I bet it sounded amazing, so old fashioned.😍



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