antique tin stove i bought..

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by agnes_day, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    ok...i am trying to figure out how to "use" this little thing. apparently it was made in the 20s..the cloth cord is in perfect shape and everything!

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    would tin pans work? this thing is so adorable! i am trying to figure out how to clean it up. not bad for a dollar! it was 50 cents but he didnt have change.
     
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    My Grandma Has one of those LOL :) She has cast iron Pots with it i think
     
  3. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    oh that would be cuuute. i love stuff like this! i cant believe that it still works so well.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    That is SO cute! Wonder if it was originally made for kids?... *scary though though..lol*
     
  5. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Wow! What a deal. I'm an antiques & collectibles dealer & auctioneer so I know. Very cool, almost NEVER find on that still works.
    Terry
     
  6. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    yeah it doesnt smell bad or anything like i thought it would when i plugged it in..the plug is so interesting too..its all detailed and stuff. someone must have taken pretty good care of it.
     
  7. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    is there a way to get the rust and spots off of it? i think it would look better if it were all the same color.
     
  8. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:I would take it to some one who maybe works with old toys to have it cleaned up. Don't want to "de-value" by cleaning it up wrong.

    Redhen-- awhile back they even made toy irons that plugged in and heated up to iron doll clothes. Sometimes you can find them on eBay. Suzie Homemaker stuff. http://cgi.ebay.com/SUZY-HOMEMAKER-...tem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e5d548fc9 I've never seen a tin one though
     
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  9. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    good point! i just cant believe how adorable it is..i love toys.
     
  10. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Soap & water is best on old stamped tin items like this. Dawn dish soap works well. Harsh cleaners will take the paint and all off or at least fade it out more. But from a collectibles standpoint cleaning it would lower the value. Most people like the old patina.
     

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