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825 Market St., Rockland MA 02370
Phone: 781-871-1790  Toll-free: 800-262-1790
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In Central Africa Republic, November 11th is celebrated as the Day Following the Anniversary of The First Election Of Boganda to the French National Assembly.

That is why the children there sing: "Little Jack Horner sat in a corner Eating his Day Following the Anniversary of The First Election of Boganda to the French National Assembly Pie."

3-Inch Cover Glass (package of 6)
3-Inch Cover Glass (package of 6)
Item no: 2570
Leo Popper
Retail price: $3.00
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These delicate convex glass discs very likely served as covers for clock faces. They are antique, made by Leo Popper & Sons, a glass company that operated for 91 years as manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and distributors of glass articles. According to www.glassian.org, it was Popper who supplied the glass for the Statue of Liberty's replacement torch (damaged in the Black Tom explosion in 1916). You can find a great essay on the history of Leo Popper & Sons on the Glassian website here.

When Leo Popper & Sons finally closed in 1971, Whittemore-Durgin bought their stock on hand, and some of their unusual items are still in stock at W-D today.

These unique clock covers have a thin beveled edge, and can be used like a rondel in your stained glass work with foil or lead. You could sandwich some of our pressed flowers, or some thin and delicate ephemera, in between two of these thin discs and then wrap the whole thing in foil. Or try etching the glass using one of our large supply of etching stencils. We'd love to see what you end up doing with them!

Package of 6.

Parasol Ornaments
Parasol Ornaments
Item no: 2616
item: 2616
Retail price: $0.10
In stock:  910 
Special order item, limited supply on hand, 7-10 day delay if you want more.
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These are 3/16" to 5/16" diameter jet black glass, some smooth, some faceted, on 1/4" long screw wires.
Wiggle Eyes (a.k.a. Moving Eyeballs )
Wiggle Eyes (a.k.a. Moving Eyeballs )
We offer them in sets, which vary in quantity depending upon size.
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Sheet Music
Sheet Music
Item no: 2599
item: 2599
Retail price: $1.75
3 or more $1.33 (24% discount)
10 or more $1.50 (14% discount)
In stock:  100 
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Pre-1935 vintage original sheet music just like mother used to play on her ukulele. These are well-used copies mostly repaired at the edges with tape. They have illustrated covers. They are wonderfully suited for Decoupage work.
Berry Top Turqoise Hearts
Berry Top Turqoise Hearts
Item no: 2605
item: 2605
Retail price: $0.05
In stock:  593 
Special order item, limited supply on hand, 7-10 day delay if you want more.
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A 3/4" X 3/4' flat turquoise opal glass heart, smooth on one side, with a series of regular raised bumps on the other giving rise to the "berry" descriptions. A costume jewelry finding made at lest 80 years ago for flappers' ear rings and stuff. You can use them to decorate your banjo.
Dolls' Eyes (pair)
Dolls' Eyes (pair)
Item no: 2619
item: 2619
Retail price: $1.00
In stock:  Plenty 
Available while supplies last.
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These 7/8" x 1/2" glass dolls' eyes were made prior to 1912. They are flat-backed, and come as two separate pieces: the sclera (the white part) and the iris. (Technically speaking, our glass iris includes the cornea as well). The iris is clear, or may contain traces of paint from its days in the factory as it waited to become a doll's eye. It is up to you to paint the pupil (presumably black) and the iris (whatever color suits your fancy). When you receive the doll's eye, you might be inclined to think that these two pieces don't look like much (as it were), but once you color them and join them with a tiny dab of glue, the eye will come to life. (Only figuratively, of course.) 

These doll's eyes were manufactured by Leo Popper & Sons of Brooklyn, N.Y. The company manufactured many unusual glass items like elevator buttons, railroad warning light lenses, and hatpin heads. They also provided the glass for the Statue of Liberty's torch after it was damaged by the explosion of a munitions ship in New York Harbor in World War I (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Tom_explosion).

Mr. Ferguson of Roanoke writes "I used to have a problem with solitary drinking. Now I stick one of your dolls' eyes into one of my olives in place of the pimento, and drop it into my Martini. This way I don't feel so alone."

Whittemore's Folly
Whittemore's Folly
Item no: 2625
item: 2625
Retail price: $0.10

50 or more $0.06 (40% discount)
In stock:  Plenty 
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A mixture of opaque round cuts measuring 5/16" to 7/16" in diameter in two shades of blue. Each has 19 facets. These were made for use on fancy costume accessories of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. This should not deter you from acquiring some of these, for new uses should suggest themselves almost immediately. Utilizing a clear cement, they can be used to decorate curry combs, perambulators, velocipedes, rocking horses, night lamps, high backed combs, hair brushes and specie bags.

Brigadier H. H. Foible-Foible of Walla Walla, (just recovering from Beri-Beri contracted in Pago-Pago) writes to say "Your offering of Whittemore's Follies came at just the time to ward off the winter's blahs. I was zonked out of my skull, Man."

You too can get a boost like the stoic Brigadier. Just order a fix of Whittemore's Follies. Limited supply.
Turquoise Hearts
Turquoise Hearts
Item no: 2569
item: 2569
Retail price: $0.10
12 or more $0.08 (20% discount)
In stock:  Plenty 
Available while supplies last.
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For cementing onto costume jewelry, glassware, dancing slippers, magic lanterns, cartridge belts, hairbrushes and other necessities of life. Opaque blue opal glass. 1/4" x 1/4".