Kenrick A. Claflin & Son Nautical Antiques
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We specializes in the field of United States Lighthouse Service (USLHS), Light House Establishment (USLHE), Life-Saving Service (USLSS), Revenue Cutter Service (USRCS), Shipwrecks and early Coast Guard (USCG), and works by Edward Rowe Snow. More particularly, we work to provide various governmental agencies, historical groups, restoration contractors and collectors with information and original artifacts relating to lighthouses, life-saving stations, keepers, etc. in their area. Our stock includes books, post cards, both new and out-of-print, photos, engravings, newspapers, charts, lithographs, paintings, uniforms, flags, insignia, antiques, Fresnel lenses, lamps, lanterns, brassware and more.
We offer the largest and most complete selection of Antiques of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, Life Saving Service, Revenue Cutter Service, U. S. Coast Guard to be found anywhere.
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Firefighting Fire Department Antiques, Artifacts & Equipment
We are continually acquiring wonderful and rare original antiques and implements. Below are photos and information. Inquiries welcomed.
1263. (photo) Chenequa Fire Department Engine 2, Hartland, Wisconsin c.1970. Pierce Fire Apparatus original delivery photograph taken c.1970 at the factory before delivery. 8” x 10”. International 1300 with 750 GPM front-end pump. The Village of Chenequa is located in the “lake country” portion of Waukesha County, about 30 miles west of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fire coverage is provided by the Hartland Fire Department. (VG). $6.
13167. (dance card) D. F. Wood Hook & Ladder Co., 4th Annual Ball, Northboro, Massachusetts. November 30, 1887. Fireman’s Ball Dance Card from 1887, 3 ¼ x 4 3/8 inches, pink cardboard cover with silk tasseled cord and embossed figures of 2 firemen. good condition with minor soiling on the cover, the color of the photo is not exact but it is a faded pink with silver coloring on the embossed figures of 2 firemen, they are pulling a rope which looks like it continues with the cord. Printed contents includes information on the ball given by the D. F. Wood Hook and Ladder Co. of Northboro (Massachusetts), the committee members, and Order (list) of Dances by type and the music played. Rare early piece of ephemera for dance card collectors or fire collectors. Overall very clean, only very light wear. (VG). $48.
2836. Historic Fire at First Unitarian Church of Northborough, Massachusetts 1945. Life Magazine October 9, 1950. For 137 years the First Unitarian Church of Northborough, Mass. had stood as a historic example of colonial architecture. In its belfry was the faithful town clock and a bell, made by Paul Revere's foundry, which had been rung at the death of every President after Washington. At 2:30 on the Saturday morning of Dec. 22,1945, a motorist driving along the Old Post Road saw orange flames leaping from the church's windows. He stopped his car and called the local fire department. When the firemen arrived they found that the flames, which had apparently spread from an oil stove in the women's parlor, were out of control. Dana Martin, an amateur photographer who lived across the street, rushed over to take this picture just as the fire reached the belfry. By dawn, despite the help of firemen from three neighboring towns, the church was a pile of ashes. The next day the congregation had their Christmas service in Northborough's Grange Hall and decided to start rebuilding, using as a model the church they had just lost. Superb photo of the fully involved New England church is accompanied by six additional photo and article. Full issue, clean and tight, light wear. (VG) $24.
27331a. (cabinet photo) Worcester, Massachusetts Fire Department Firefighter c.1880. Superb clear, close portrait photograph of young mustachioed firefighter of the Worcester Fire Department. Taken by Critcherson Photographer, 326 Main Street, Worcester, Mass. Photo is clean and clear, a fine early view. (VG+). $54
27331b. (cabinet photo) Worcester, Massachusetts Fire Department Firefighter c.1880. Superb clear, close portrait photograph of a mature mustachioed firefighter of the Worcester Fire Department. Taken by Davis Photographer, Main & Park Streets, Worcester, Mass. Photo is clean and clear, a fine early view. (F-). $64
Other similar firefighter view available for Waltham.
Page updated April 03, 2014
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