We Need Some Help With Some Reedville History.


Yesterday my son Ham and I where allowed in a very cool old building here in Reedville to explore and pick. Ham is amazing at this, he finds stuff even the owners dont know they have. I will link to his store at the bottom of the page, or just click on the Lowtimers Banner. Anyway, we found some very cool stuff for the railway and because the Railway is also part of Reedville History, I am always beyond thrilled to have anything from Reedvilles past in there. Even if I have no idea what it is. So today, I may need a little help. I will let the photos tell the story.

mmmmmmm? What is this?

And someone left us a little gift with it. Ham was wondering, why are you taking a photo of that, clean it off. OH Ham, you gotta know our readers. This is pure gold!

Old belt drive drill press that fits the tool vibe at HQ, and a very cool tall desk

Two very cool drawbridge lights.

I got to cleaning up the table right away, I plan on using it to work on lettering, the oak vainer had fallen off in a ton of areas, so I saved as much as I could on the legs, and made the top the base wood, which is a cooler look anyway for the railway

Sanded and cleaned – You stand using it. I think its called a Standing Table.

This was all covered and found it. Oh hell ya. Most of the old furniture here in Reedville was made in Baltimore. All brought by boats. It was the quickest and most common way on the Bay.

I applied some stain to it to blend it all better and age it

My favorite light, and yes, Art, thats your light, and right at home!

I have some cool Pool Hall chairs. PERFECT!

A little Teak oil and BAM!

OH WAIT THERE IS MORE! In the drawers we found some real Reedville Treasures. It was like a bonus extra.

THUMBTACKS! The cool old pain in the ass kind! These will get used for sure.

A very cool poster, or something. I have a WEAVERS Ruler as well.

Was it a Bank table? The dates on these are 192_ Blank to fill in, and googleing around, def matches the period of the Himmel co. So I am guessing early 1900’s.

So here is the question, Is it a “Standing Table” Or maybe a Railroad Desk? A Drafting Table? Although those adjust, this does not, and the top does not lift. It has 3 Drawers. But that isnt the confusing part. THE SHELF. Its finished in Oak, and has no top on it. WHY? Should it have Glass? Where there things stuck in there. Bins? Or just a space?

The turning piece of wood is the most confusing part, and on either side of the top, the lip goes IN not out to support a piece of glass or something? MOWHALER! MOOOOOO! Fellow Woody Boater Mo’s family sells furniture for ever, maybe he knows.