•June 6, 2013 • 2 Comments
I found this old bottle that used to contain poison, or denatured alcohol, and it was made by the same company that manufactured Devoe and Lead Zinc Paint.
The paint was considered to be the strongest house paint you could buy in 1966. It’s made of dry white lead and dry white zinc ground together in linseed oil. The inseed oil then reduces to a liquid that has the consistency and thinness of paint. A 1904 write-up in Connecticut newspaper The Day reveals that, during that year, Devoe and Lead Zinc Paint was the most durable paint known.
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•May 28, 2013 • 1 Comment
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•May 16, 2013 • 2 Comments
In a Queens junk pick-up job not long ago, I found a small piece of history amidst a not-so-small mound of debris and old rubbish. It’s a bottle of Sloan’s Liniment, which happens to be part of a rags-to-riches story.
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•April 22, 2013 • 1 Comment
We’re excited to share that DiMola Bros and WeLoveGarbage.com were featured on AOL Entertainment. The clip went live not long after DiMola made an appearance on the Katie Couric show on ABC channel 7. Check out the video on AOL.com.
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•April 17, 2013 • 1 Comment
Lon Keller painting
I’m a trash man, an antique lover, and now you can call me an art collector.
I found an old painting from renowned artist Henry Alonzo Keller, known as Lon Keller, the very man who created the top-hat logo for the Yankees (see below image) and other Yankees art in 1947. Keller was an artist who specialized in sports and designed the program covers for the NFL, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, the Harlem Globetrotters, the Army, the Navy and more.
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