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"Old School Slate

Old School Slate

Old School Slate

Old School Slate

Old School Slate

I love anything that has that has to do with one-room schoolhouses and this one has really got some age to it.

Measurements are 10 ½ by 7 ½ inches.  One of the best things about it is that two members of the same family used it, and they saw fit to etch their names on their respective sides.  “June Patrum” etched her name in clear large letters while   Lulia Patrum  (probably the younger of the two) did hers with a lighter, less even hand on the bottom of her side – but then re-etched them a little stronger and more even as she aged and became more practiced at it.

The other thing I so love about this piece is the cord that has notched itself into the wood in opposite corners over time.  Couple that with its rich patina and surface, and you have a wonderful primitive piece. 

Found in Chester County, PA it is an exceptional reminder of a simpler time.

Price: $125

The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.

Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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