Monthly Archives: March 2002

Guess What? March 2002

Guess What Article for March 2002 The Journal of A&C By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” If it has spring action – it qualifies as a “Guess What” – and guess what, meet a qualifier. The action is subtle and self-induced, with the brass stop or flange moving horizontally when pushed against – and then […]

Hearth to Hearth: Braziers and Chafing Dishes

Hearth to Hearth: Braziers and Chafing Dishes – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2002 Chafing dishes are synonymous with luxury. The extravagant banquets of ancient Greece and Rome depended on them for drama at the table; the ruins of Pompeii show the evidence of their status. Some of their aura rose from their association […]

Collecting Firefighting Antiques and Memorabilia

Collecting Firefighting Antiques and Memorabilia – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2002 There is mighty speculation as to the origin and practices of early firefighting and firefighters in America. Though colonial records are few, some do exist and those pieced together provide us with a possible picture. In 1608, fire reduced the […]