Just got this at Brooklyn Flea from one of the older ( crustier? ) dealers there. Said he’d just got it out of a barn. The leather case was totally dried up and the largest beaker was stuck. The leather had dried around the lip and it wouldn’t come out. Soaked the whole thing in neatsfoot oil and it loosened it up beautifully. Glad I had some around from breaking in baseball gloves. It was the perfect solution. The beakers are hand etched and the bottoms are ground to sit flat. Love my new find. They’re sitting on an exquisite shaving mirror.
October 21, 2012
Measuring beaker set with leather carrying case
Tim Lee is a commercial still life photographer. His love of collecting has evolved into a successful business dealing in vintage industrial finds specializing in the offbeat. Fashioning doll head molds into sculptures or dealing in vintage glass. His latest project is making sculptures from shells and photographing them. This blog will chronicle the development and progress of all his latest projects. All photographs displayed on this blog were shot by Tim Lee. Reproduction of photographs not permitted without expressed written consent from Tim Lee/Photography. View all posts by timleeseye
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