Measurement: Cap: 12" x 7" x 6.75"; height on wall mount: 25.5"; wall to outside edge
of cap: 14.5"
Material: Carved hardwood
Condition: Excellent, surface displays scattered flaking commensurate with age and
weathering; displays very nicely
Additional Information: Liberty poles capped with Liberty Caps were erected in town
squares…the iconic symbol is displayed on coins, and seals; Miss. Liberty is often
shown with a Liberty cap on pole within diversified mediums. Before the Revolutionary
War, a secret society was formed, its members, The Sons of Liberty often met under
“Liberty Trees”. The “Liberty Poles” were symbols of the same “Liberty Trees”. Not only
is Miss. Liberty depicted carry a pole surmounted with the iconic symbol, she is
frequently depicted wearing the classic symbol also known as a Phrygian cap. Carved
wooden caps were carried in American patriotic parades and at political events such as
parades in cities and towns visited by General Lafayette during his twenty-four-state
tour of 1824-1825. This rare artifact displays a shallow mortise within hat band, likely for
a rope pulley suggesting that it was atop a flagpole. The wrought iron shaft is original to
The cap can be displayed as shown or vertically…or on a conical riser so only the hat is
shown. We have fabrication services available.
As depicted, a two-wheel No, 9 coffee mill remaining in original paint; wonderful eagle on shield festooned with leafy decoration, centered by ribbon recording manufacturer’s name and address. Dimensions: 27.5” high, 24” wide, 19.25” deep.
A rarely encountered countertop or wall mounting one-cent vending machine named the Three Some; Art Deco design featuring chrome accents and enameled surface on a tower-like case. (Dimensions: 20" H, 11.75" W, 7" D.)
The front with impressed inscription:
If you're a rosy,
plump tomato, Hunt's Catsup
has an opening for you
Brothers Joseph and William Hunt incorporated their company in 1890 as the Hunt Brothers Fruit Packing Company in Santa Rosa, California. The date of this display is unknown but more than likely dates from the last decade of 19th, or first decade of the 20th century. Hunt's used this slogan late as 1968.
(Generally good condition, couple minor base chips; H: 18")
This trade stimulator is nicely turned and features an old and dry crusty surface that is uniform and at nearly 100% coverage. The pole is surmounted with a large spherical terminal on robust reel and ring turnings above the outwardly flaring strait-sided-midsection above an appropriately sized orb raised on turned plinth. The surface displays both original and very old early working period repaint. There is some wood loss/splintering limited to base; scattered crackle, soiling and minor losses. (Dimensions: 74.5" H.)
505-71 - SOLD
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