A trio of real industrial beauties:

An antique Salisbury copper fire extinguisher.

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Also visible in this photo, the old Monarch asbestos siding cutter.

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And an old blue enamel Coleman 609 iron — with the gas pump and filler can & box. Circa late 1930s.

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All currently available in our spaces at Su Laine’s Antique Mall. Our dealer code is YES. You can call the shop directly at 218-844-6830 (or Toll Free at 888-SuLaine) between 10 am and 5 pm, Central time; or contact us directly here or on Facebook.

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If you’d have seen the wifely lately, you’d know a bit about what we’ve been working on due the color of her hands. *wink* For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, we’ve just made these pretty (and rather large!) quilt block boards. Each board features a red, white, and blue star quilt block. The boards are stained either red or white. Each measure board measures 29 inches square. It was the best way to salvage the quilt. Perfect for quilt lovers, fans of Americana — and, of course, just in time for the Fourth of July!

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Also shown in the photo from our space at F.A.R.M.

That 8-foot long primitive industrial cart, vintage Pigeon Forge Pottery racoons, and a collection of vintage handmade, wooden Hagar The Horrible characters!

Oh, and we’ve some of these vintage quilt block boards at Su Laine’s too. You can see what they look like in our booth with other vintage red & white items. (The whole thing is so Pennsylvania Dutch looking, isn’t it?!)

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Among the other things we’ve been doing…

We were on the radio again. This time, I joined hubby on KFGO and we talked about picking during Fargo-Moorhead’s Clean-Up Week.

Sometimes we’re so busy picking, cleaning, painting, etc. that we don’t blog as much as we should. We’ll try to do better; meanwhile, keep an eye out on our Tumblr, Twitter, & Facebook Page for some quick peeks at what we’re up to and what we’ve got for sale. (Follow us too, please!)

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An incredible vintage smoking table, smoke stand, or standing humidor — still with the original copper liner! But it’s the outside the fabulous outside details which really make this a standout vintage piece. Lots of parquet, turned legs and spindle side handles, little storage spaces… A very handsome smoking parlor piece.

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The ashtray which sits on top of the stand bears the Masonic square and compasses, with the center “G”. While the Masons ashtray was found with the table, it’s not original to the piece or was in a Freemasons lodge or Masonic member’s home. Still, a very beautiful and intriguing piece!

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It currently sits in our space at SuLaine’s antique mall, Detroit Lakes, MN. If interested, contact the shop (218-844-6830) or contact us; we will ship! For details &/or more info on other pieces shown with this vintage smoking stand: vintage double-sided metal Minnesota Farm Bureau Member sign; a vintage wooden crate used to ship books to a Professor in River Forest, Illinois, from Concordia Publishing House of St. Louis, Missouri; and antique Sweet Cuba Tobacco tin & antique antique copper cigar humidor.

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A trio of lovely antique advertising pieces. The first two are very large tins, one for Sears Rivera Brand Coffee and the other for Sweet Cuba Tobacco.

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Also shown (a bit) in this photo of the two tins is the antique copper cigar humidor, inscribed “To Schultz.”

More photos of these tins:

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To help you get an idea of scale, here’s the antique tobacco can on a vintage picnic basket:

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All of these are in our space at SuLaine’s Antique Mall, Detroit Lakes, MN.

If you were impressed by the size of those cans, check out this huge antique Cream City Flour Bin & Sifter!

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A close-up of the gold advertising logo/graphics on the black metal bin:

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And, for a better idea of just how large this antique flour sifter is, here it is shown next to a vintage high chair & other items in our booth at F.A.R.M. (booth #40, right next to check-out desk).

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UPDATE: Just learned that the Sears, Roebuck and Company (Chicago) tin sold. The rest are still available!

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In case you missed it on our Facebook page, we recently moved into SuLaine’s Antique mall — it’s the largest antiques and collectibles center in Minnesota’s Detroit Lakes area. Here are a few photos from our space (dealer code “YES”).

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