SPECTACLES -  We are now able to offer quality replica 18th century glasses which allow you to have your prescription installed. The lenses are brown 400 UV, 1-5/16 inches in diameter. The measurement from temple to temple is 5 inches, while the measurement across the nose piece is 1-1/16 inches. See CENC page 247, figure 13 for an illustration of this style glasses and note that this is typical of the period from 1730 to 1780. STOCK No. SPEC2  $30.00 each

18th CENTURY STYLE RAZOR - Ladies; do you want your man to lose that scruffy look he has sprouted after days of hard campaigning? We know that his officers do. Now, an affordable razor that features several characteristics of earlier straight razors; such as a small neck of the blade and the short finger piece. As can be seen if you look closely, the blade is marked "stainless" but this can be sanded away. The scales (handle) is laminated wood. You can choose any of the three colors we offer in the leather case; tan, gray or dark red. STOCK No. RAZ1 $20.00
TEN INCH SCISSORS - After several years of frustrating searching, I believe I am now able to offer reasonably priced, 18th century period style scissors to the ladies and gentlemen of the 18th century reenacting hobby. My research has shown that virtually all of the scissors of the period had finger loops of equal size. There are many examples found in 18th century archaeological sites. Similar scissors are illustrated in "Smith's Key", a salesman's book of engraved illustrations of cutlery samples, dated 1816. These are well made, polished and both symmetrical
blades come to points. They measure ten inches long and the insides of the finger loops are one inch wide by an inch and an eighth long. Significantly, these have NO markings on them at all. One or two of these items can be sent for the special shipping rate of just $4. #SCS2 $12.00 each
OAK TENT PEGS (or Pins) - These 9 inch long items are cut from 3/4 inch thick oak based on Washington’s marquee pegs displayed at the Valley Forge Historical Society. The angles on the top are there to minimize splintering. Similar items have also been excavated at Ft. Ligonier, a French and Indian War site. According to custom, wood articles such as these should not be struck with iron, but with wood mallets only, so as to prolong their useful life. #TPEG $12.00 dozen

TENT STAKES - For anchoring larger tentage such as marquees, we now offer these oak stakes. Rope notches similar to those on our smaller tent pegs, to minimize splitting. Two lengths, both cut from 1 by inch stock. 11 inches long #TSTK11 $1.50 each; 17 inches long #TSTK17 $1.75 each

“IRON” BUCKLE - We now offer a one inch buckle in raw (unplated) steel. This replaces the previous similar buckle which had a hand forged finish. #BKS1 - 3 for $1.25 or 5 dozen for $20.
SMALL STEEL SQUARE BUCKLE - Another plain steel buckle with NO modern plating . This square buckle is for 5/8 inch straps. If your project requires a rectangular shaped buckle, perhaps you prefer this one over the one offered with a rounded look. BK5RQ - 3 for $1.00 or 5 dozen for $17.
SMALL STEEL BUCKLE - After an extensive search, we have found a plain steel buckle with NO modern plating to fool with. This buckle for 5/8 inch straps has only a thin oil finish left over from the manufacturing process which will quickly disappear and allow it to rust naturally. Or if you prefer, it will take on a nice patina. Anyway, folks find many uses for these; for knapsacks, garters, whatever your fancy strikes you. Priced very economically. #BK5R - 3 for $1.00 or 5 dozen for $17.
FOUR GLASS LANTERN - A handsomely made 16 inch high by 5 inch square lantern, handmade of tin plate with 4 glass panes which measure 5 by 9 inches. A triangular lantern dated to 1740-1800 with a similar conical top appears in figure 313 of EACF. #LAN6 $33.00 each

CANDLES - These off white paraffin candles measure about 8 inches long by 7/8 inch diameter. By our actual test, they can last up to 8 hours. Will fit our lanterns shown above and many other replica lanterns. #CANDL4 $1.00 for two.

SPANISH PLAYING CARDS (NAIPES TIPO ESPANOL) - For a really unique experience, try these cards. Suites are swords, cups, coins and clubs (as used to bash in heads). Each suite has 12 numbered cards, the last three being face cards; knave, cavalier and king. There are also two spares for a total of 50 cards. These are not antique replicas but are modern cards which are put up in a plastic box. #SPLC $8.00 each
AESOP'S PLAYING CARDS - These English cards have a great moral lesson from the great Greek philosopher on each card. Although not illustrated therein, such cards are mentioned in A HISTORY OF PLAYING CARDS. #APLC $10.00 each
ENGLISH PLAYING CARDS - These GREAT MOGUL brand cards by I. Hardy were made under the sponsorship of George III and the package wrapper is so marked. An excellent color reproduction which is virtually identical to a deck partially illustrated on page 114 of A HISTORY OF PLAYING CARDS. #EPLC $10.00 each
MORE ENGLISH PLAYING CARDS - For those of you who want a less expensive deck of cards without the fancy wrapping, these are for you. These colorful replicas represent copies of cards printed by Bamford of London, circa 1750. Although the cards at that time had no jokers, the makers of the cards have added them so that more modern games may be played with them. #MEPC $6.00 each
GERMAN PLAYING CARDS - Finally, those of you who enjoy representing the Teutonic branch of culture, we have these exquisitely done cards. These represent the highest state of the printmaker's craft, actually dating as early as the late 16th century. The originals were designed and executed by one Jost Amman and we think you will agree they are a handsome creation. The suites represent printers ink pads, jars, cups and books. You will note the strong association with the printer's trade. #GEPC $6.00 each

SMOKING PIPES - Years ago, when we first started this business, we offered an English made pipe, proper to the period 1750-1790. In fact the pipes at that time were being made in a mold dated 1715 and were so marked. We are happy once again to offer this pipe, albeit without the markings. A pipe of this exact style is illustrated in CENC, page 244 figure 1c. #PIPE01, $10.00 each
DUTCH CLAY PIPE – Now we have a less expensive alternate to the English clay pipes shown above. This more delicate style is based on Dutch patterns from around 1720-1780. Due to the manufacturing method, the lengths vary roughly from 5 to 6-1/2 inches. #PIPE03 $6.00 each or 3 for $16.00
ICE CREEPERS - These were tied to the shoes' instep to keep from slipping on ice. Specimens bearing both English and French markings, as well as unmarked ones, have been excavated from Revolutionary War sites. Hand forged from 1/8 inch thick steel. See SKBK, page 36 and CENC page 162, figures 1 & 2. #ICCR $14.00 pair.
LACE & EMBROIDERY SCISSORS - Here we have a nice pair of small, sharp scissors that are correct for the period as to their style, yet are affordable. They are very similar to early designs with the simple sculptured look and are not marred by any markings whatsoever. They are 3 1/2 inches long and made of satin finish steel. #SCS1 $8.00 each
BRASS THIMBLE - Here we have a simple generic brass thimble, similar to those in everyday household use for hundreds of years. Many have been excavated at 18th century sites, such as Ft. Michilimackinac and Ft. Ligonier. An example very close to the one we offer is shown in CENC, page 239, item 2. #THMBLE $1.50 each
MUFFATEES - These fingerless and palmless hand coverings match descriptions of muffatees as worn by ladies. Ours are 100% knitted white wool, and are in fact British surplus from the 1950’s. Many women find them ideal around the camp, as they give protection to the forearm and back of the hand, while allowing maximum freedom of motion. No size choices, but they are very stretchy. #MUFFTEE $7.00 pair or two pair for $13.00

GLOVES - For those intrepid individuals who insist on going out in the cold, we recommend these fingerless 80% wool knit gloves. Having open fingers, it allows most chores to be handled well, with minimum discomfort. Very stretchy one size fits all style in an off white color. #GLOV1 $9.00 per pair
LEATHER FIRE BUCKET - Colonial houses were required to maintain these buckets for use of early firefighters. Ours are all hand made of very heavy 9-10 oz. black leather with reinforced rim and carrying handle. Approximately 12 inches high. Special order only. See EACF, page 222, figure 277, for examples of fire buckets. #LEFB $150.00 each

BANDALORE - Yes, this is an 18th century (or earlier) toy. Our documentation was found in “The History of the Yo-Yo”. The basic difference is that the loose string loop around the axis is a modern improvement, which we must admit, we have left intact. Ours are made of unfinished hardwood and are about 2-1/4 inches in diameter. #BNDLOR $3.00 each
PAPER MONEY - Add a little pizzazz to your gambling scenario. We offer a superior collection of facsimile colonial currency. The collection consists of 15 pieces of recreated money, printed using three color printing on newly made plates. They are printed on off white paper to give a reasonably accurate look. No more fuzzy photographic copies or one color printing on crispy "aged" paper. There is one bill for each of the original thirteen colonies, plus two Continental pieces. #COLCUR. $3.75 each 15 piece set.
HORN LICE COMB - These combs, approximately 3 1/2 inches long, are made with fine teeth, specifically for getting nits (baby lice) out of one’s hair. The horn is colorful translucent cattle horn. See CENC, page 89, figure 2. #LICEC $6.00 each

HORN POCKET COMB - These handmade cattle horn combs, approximately 4 1/2 inches long, are typical of but one of many styles prevalent in the 18th century. The teeth are coarse by today's standards, being cut one at a time with a saw. See CENC, page 89, figures 1 & 2 for combs of the period. #HPKC $6.00 each
sundialSUNDIAL COMPASS - These are made of brass, with the body and cover turned on a lathe, not made of stamped metal. The characters are incised which closely resembles period engraving. It is 2-5/8 inches in diameter and sits 1 inch high. It weighs a solid 6 ounces. This closely resembles the Pocket Compass shown in CENC, page 89, figure 5. #SDCMP $30.00 each
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