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Antique Questions Forum / Re: a. steiner harmonika tobaj
« Last post by SophieMarie on November 20, 2017, 11:31:36 PM »
Hello,

May I ask how you obtained the accordion and if you have any idea of the age?

A. Steiner Harmonika Erxeuger Tobaj is German for A. Steiner accordion producers Tobaj.  Tobaj is a town in the district of Gussing in the Austrian state of Burgenland. 

The only reference I could find pertaining to A. Steiner and Harmonika was in the following Wikipedia link (German):

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steirische_Harmonika#Albin_Flatscher

The site  provides a good history of accordions and the manufacturers, BUT yours is listed under:  Other harmonica builders whose companies no longer exist and of which no further data are available (as shown below). 

Weitere Harmonikabauer, deren Firmen nicht mehr weiterbestehen und von denen keine weiteren Daten vorhanden sind.

Karl Frey, Amstetten Niederösterreich
Gottfried Kurnig, Deutschlandsberg Steiermark
Hans Polz, Schwertberg Oberösterreich
S. Gert, Voitsberg Steiermark
August Damm Eibiswald Steiermark
A. Steiner Tobaj Burgenland
Josef Hahslacher Möllbrücke Kärnten

Obviously, that is not what you want to hear.  So who is A. Steiner?  If you knew the approximate age and wanted to take things further, you could search on Ancestry.com or another site since you know A. Steiner is from Tobaj Burgenland Austria.  Or there are sites specifically with accordions in mind such as, http://accordions.com/.  Perhaps, you would obtain more age/date related specifics from someone who has knowledge of accordions.
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Antique Questions Forum / Re: Tang style horse
« Last post by Skinny on November 20, 2017, 06:37:58 PM »
Yeah I like it. It would have been neat if it was an actual antique piece, but it was inexpensive enough
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Antique Questions Forum / a. steiner harmonika tobaj
« Last post by Bobbiejoe101 on November 20, 2017, 04:25:27 PM »
Would anyone know anything about this? I cannot find any information on when the company was in business.
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Antique Questions Forum / Re: Great but unknown Bench
« Last post by jacon4 on November 20, 2017, 03:47:35 PM »
Thats a big bed !!

Yeah is plus, this bench has wheels/ casters on it looks like.
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Antique Questions Forum / Re: Great but unknown Bench
« Last post by mart on November 20, 2017, 03:31:24 PM »
This style is still very popular.  They are mostly seen used with a cushion on the top -  at the foot of a bed.

Thats a big bed !!  This bench is 8' 3.5" !!
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Antique Questions Forum / Re: Tang style horse
« Last post by KC on November 20, 2017, 02:18:33 PM »
Nice Piece. Agree it looks more modern in construction.
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Antique Questions Forum / Re: Great but unknown Bench
« Last post by KC on November 20, 2017, 02:17:44 PM »
This style is still very popular.  They are mostly seen used with a cushion on the top -  at the foot of a bed.
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Antique Questions Forum / Re: Great but unknown Bench
« Last post by jacon4 on November 20, 2017, 11:45:31 AM »
Yeah, a "make-do" type bench that was cobbled together from various parts. I'd guess 20th century, no value really. The only benches i see that sell for good money these days are "bucket benches", i think most use them in potting sheds or green houses, some can get quite pricey.
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Antique Questions Forum / Re: Great but unknown Bench
« Last post by mart on November 20, 2017, 09:46:41 AM »
I originally thought  a prayer bench possibly but in looking again and since it has no back and can be accessed from both sides,, I bet it was used at a shoe store and was between the aisles !! Plenty of room for several people no matter if they are looking at size 6 or the other side of the aisle at size 9 !!  I vaguely remember something similar but smaller in  Red Goose Shoe store !!  As to finding something similar,, I doubt you will !!  Many have been re-purposed and altered or just discarded through the years !!  May have been made locally and there isn`t another like it !! Remember many of these stores were small and family owned !! So they had he bench made to their specifications !!
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Antique Questions Forum / Re: Great but unknown Bench
« Last post by ghopper1924 on November 20, 2017, 06:28:48 AM »

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It appears to me that the top piece was married to the other piece.

Nah, ..... don't think so.

Iffen the "top piece was married to the" seat boards they would surely have used dowels ....... and just drilled a hole thru the seat boards.

Me thinks it is "original" construction with the frame being put together first ....... and the seat boards "cut-to-fit" and installed secondly.

As Jacon might say.....'agrees.' :)
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