Last look at Vajen Bader Smoke Aparatus

The Vajen Bader breathing apparatus is off to a private collection. We had it at Agent Gallery for a few days. Here’s a last look of the construction and design. Mica membranes in the eyes and ears for protection . Interesting to hear and see through a mineral—this piece was ahead of its time.

Posted on March 25, 2018 .

Iconic AP Eddie Adams Photo recently acquired

There are a handful of images that become so powerful that they become part of our historical timeline. This photo was taken by Eddie Adams in Saigon:

'The General killed the Viet Cong; I killed the general with my camera. Still photographs are the most powerful weapon in the world. People believe them; but photographs do lie, even without manipulation. They are only half-truths. What the photograph didn’t say was, “What would you do if you were the General at that time and place on that hot day, and you caught the so-called bad guy after he blew away one, two or three American soldiers? ' Eddie Adams





Dentiscope Surgical Lamp by Pittsburgh Electric Specialties Co.

Very rare Dentiscope surgical lamp by Pittsburgh Electric Specialties Co. This was the first electrified medical lamp to replace gas lamps. Probably only the fancy dental offices in 1915 had them since it cost a half years salary acquire. We're in process of mounting this on a stand. More pictures to follow.

Crash Test Manikin Head


I was out hunting for these and I found a few great pieces. The fella that I got these from said he had a mad dash to get a few final pieces from a factory that produced these manikins. He assured me that what he got was usable and the rest was 'trash'--I dunno I hope he was right. I managed to get a robotic leg (sold it in about 30 minutes) and a head. I am surprised that I still have that. I guess if you knew how hard it is to score a crash test dummy you would probably buy this head.

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

Dental Phantoms Currently Listed in 'Objects' Section

It gets harder to find the older phantoms --anything pre 1950's. I can find the new ones all day long and I have several good leads to get a bunch but I have waited it out. The long cheek plate one is a nice old manikin. Along with this I was fortunate enough to find a good set of very old articulating aluminum clamps. These are all listed on the site in our objects section.

New Additions

We have steadily added a very nice selection of unique and original cyanotypes that I have not gotten a change to promote them. Eventually it will be its own category due to the amount of these pieces. Currently you can see them all in our 'Wall Pieces' section. Here is just one of my favorites.

Posted on May 23, 2017 .