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 NEWSLETTERS - August 12, 2007
 

 

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Upper East Side Townhouse - New York City

What can be done with olde iron and a little imagination? This spectacular iron installation adorns an Upper East Side Manhattan townhouse. The railing was salvaged by the Architecturologists from the ballroom of the former 'Toy Building' at 23rd Street & Fifth Avenue in Manhattan (now occupied by Cipriani's Restaurant). The posts are from lower Manhattan.

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Samuel Yellin Iron

Samuel Yellin is widely regarded as one of the greatest American artist-blacksmiths. His works are collectors' items and are found on some of the finest buildings in America, including The Cloisters (the Metropolitan Museum of New York), New York City, and the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC. He said, "Iron is a dead metal and it is fun to bring it to life." Olde Good Things now owns two sets of Yellin entry gates and several window guards. The first gate set, below, is installed on the entrance to our 24th Street, Manhattan, store.

For more information about Samuel Yellin, click Related Links.

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Yellin was famous for little flourishes--like the 'cat' latch--with protruding tongue

 

Our second Yellin gate can be viewed
at our Scranton warehouse

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Nautical Iron

Betcha didn't think the ferry could be a source of antique iron...

The Architecturologists were on the job at the Staten Island Ferry and came to shore with various nautical iron treasures--anchors, chains, bells, weights, cleats, bollards and more!

   

     
   
 

 
     
 

Nautical chain tables made from salvaged boat chain at our Scranton welding shop

 

 

Custom iron work available!

 
 

 

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What’s Happening at Olde Good Things 
 
Since our last newsletter, we've visited many antique markets throughout the country-- including the famous and vast Brimfield Antique Market. Visit our Manhattan store to see many of the unique antique treasures we found there.

There's another Brimfield show coming up starting September 3rd. See our show calendar for more details. See you there!

Currently we have a truck in the Denver, Colorado area. If you're a dealer and would like to see what's in the truck, give us a call. As a matter of fact, we have most of the country covered now (haven't gotten to Alaska and Hawaii yet, but we're working on it). There's some great wholesale opportunities.

West coast residents can visit our downtown Los Angeles showroom/warehouse. More info here.

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Our Iron Yard
 

What are YOU looking for...

in Antique Iron?

Try our Scranton, Pennsylvania, iron yard... 

   
   
   

Fencing, gates, balconies, columns, doors, newel posts, railings, even kitchen sinks...

 

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Related Links
 
Previous antique iron newsletter
Browse OGT iron inventory
Browse OGT nautical inventory
Browse OGT chain table inventory
OGT show calendar
Samuel Yellin Metalworkers Company--still in operation
Samuel Yellin Wikipedia article
Another article about Samuel Yellin

 

About Us
  
Olde Good Things is your one-stop source for authentic architectural antiques. Visit us online, in our 4-floor New York City showroom, or at our 135,000 sq. ft. Scranton, Pennsylvania warehouse! 12,000 sq. ft. showroom in Los Angeles, California. You’ll find… 

Over 2,000 interior and exterior doors IN STOCK!
Original antique hardware and fixtures
Furniture and lighting
Vast array of iron balconies and gates
Marble and wooden fireplace mantels
Garden ornaments and fountains
Tin panels and tin & copper mirrors
Terra cotta and ornamental ceramics
Rare handpicked finds!

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See our previous newsletters for more interesting information...

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