I found this Vatican coin a few years ago on a Manhattan waste removal job and said, “Wow, I got to have this!” After my garbage removal NYC team and I found it, I kept it in my collection for a few years and gave it away recently, last year, to a very good friend of mine. Let me tell you why.
The DiMola clean up crew and I found in Brooklyn this 1930s vintage vaporizer in a full estate clean out last week. It was manufactured by a company called American Sundries and made in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Laden with imperfections and missing its cork, this wine or liquor bottle has seen better days than when I found it in a Queens cleanout not long ago.
This ventriloquist doll was produced by Goldberger Doll MFG. Co., Inc., a doll manufacturing company based in Brooklyn that’s still around today. Eugene Goldberger founded the company in 1916 when he decided that teddy bears should be more regularly created and distributed across America, given Americans’ fondness for them and the joy they brought to people everywhere.
I don’t usually accept gifts on the job, but I won’t turn down a good beer (even if it is 50 years old).
Next to a cast-iron tub on an interior demolition job in Bayside, Queens, I found this beer can that must be at least 50 years old. You can see from looking at the top of the can that you actually need a can opener to get it open — there’s no pop-top like we have today.
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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