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Barely Home style Lumber baron believable patriotism Christmas ... page 6 ... page 13 ... page 16 1990-2015 Old Ti www.TheOldTimes.com 25 The me P.O. Box 411 s Sauk Centre, MN th 56378 Anniversary FREE! The Premier Journal of Antiques & At all the best Antiques Shops and Shows Collectibles in the Midwest Section One Vol. 25 No. 11 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • November 2015 Clocks tell brothers’ story Joseph and Frank Bily with one of their favorite creations, the Village Blacksmith clock. The idea for the clock came from a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem of the same name. One verse tells of “children coming home from school” who “look in at the open door,” as we do here. by Britt Aamodt SPILLVILLE, IOWA--The Bily brothers, Frank and Joseph, grew up on a farm outside Spillville, Iowa. The town was known for its Czech population and an 1893 visit by renowned Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. By the time the brothers died, however, Spillville was also known for their clocks. Every year, thousands make the trek to the Bily Clocks Museum to encounter Joe Bily was the engineer who created the design their awe-inspiring for each clock and figured out how the parts would fit together. His brother Frank took the timepieces. They boast plans and executed them in hand-carved and intricate fretwork, sawed pieces, which Joe would then assemble. carvings, moveable The mammoth clocks crowd the walls of the museum. Originally, the (Photos courtesy of the Bily Clocks Museum) brothers engineered their clocks to chime on the hour. But in a museum Bily Clocks setting the noise was too much. So they installed chords that can be pulled to Cont. on page 3 bring the music and moving figures to life. 2 The Old Times November 2015 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 Smith Wesson Hand Cuffs $50.00 Barbie Game $49.00 Beton Circus Playset $125.00 Waterford Wine Glasses $175.00 Bartender Toy in Box $69.00 Budweiser Clock $79.00 Mattel V-Rroom Race Car Salt Glaze 3 Gallon Crock in Box $75.00 $225.00 American Flyer 322 Engine Civil War Tin Type $75.00 in Box $235.00 Kosta Boda Vase $58.00 Cobalt Stein $90.00 Wooden Duck Decoy $40.00 School Bell $225.00 Cast Iron Bank $329.00 Civil War Camp Chair $425.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month www.AntiquesMinnesota.net 952-894-7200 952-894-7200 ANTIQUES MINNESOTA BURNSVILLE • 191 River Ridge Circle Exit 3A (Hwy 13N) off 35W, 1st Left Nicollett, Left to River Ridge Circle Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM • Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 PM November 2015 The Old Times 3 Frank and Joseph where young men working a 128-acre farm in rural Iowa when the idea to carve and assemble clocks came to them. Neither had any training, but that didn’t stop them from producing the Creation Clock (1913), their first and a masterpiece of delicate fretwork and biblical symbology. Bily Clocks Cont. from page 1 parts, and music. The marvel is that this creative outpouring came from two brothers of moderate education who never traveled more than 35 miles from home. The story began in 1913, when a Norwegian neighbor asked Frank and Joe to insert a mechanism in 34 Park Rapids This scale model of the Little Brown Church of ke Height Long La the clock he’d carved. of Land Nashua, Iowa, features a hand-carved wedding Lake Toad Detroit They did and discovered party and a bride and groom who circuit the Lake Lakes 34 a project that suited building to the door for their happy moment. Detroit Lake them—and an appreciative audience right at home. Author Duane Hutchinson was one of many visitors to the 71 Bily Clocks “They had a Museum in Spillville, Iowa, who was touched by the story of the brothers. His 10 disabled brother, 1993 book, Bily Brothers: Wood Carvers and Clock Makers, recounts their tale Little Pine Lake through their mother Mary’s fictional diary. (Photos courtesy of the Bily Bily Clocks Big Pine Lake Perham Clocks Museum) 108 Cont. on page 7 Dent Star Lake The Central Lakes Antiques Trails Rush Lake Buchanan Lake Otter Tail Lake 10 Exit 54 Glenwood Fergus Vintage House Antiques Falls West Battle An Old Times 210 B ud ’ s B arn 10222 State Highway 29 Lake 701ExitN57Franklin Antiques Trails Map 210 (320)634-3618•(320)491-7752 35 Mon - Sat: 9:30-5 (Closed Tues) 29 71 Parkers Prairie, MN 56361 20% to 50% Sun: 11-4 78 Eagle A One-Owner Antique Shop Bend 46 22 Furniture • Glassware • Tools • Toys Alexandria Exit 67 Parkers Prairie Clarissa OPEN Decoys • Redwing Ashby YEAR ROUND Mon - Sat, 11 - 5 Lake OFF Browerville Yesterday’s (218) 338-6166 Christina 59 94 517 Broadway St. Exit 77 Pelican Lake Lake Parkers Prairie Sunday, 12 - 5 55 Miltona Located On State Highway 29 (320) 762-8990 Exit 82 15 mi North of Alexandria or 3 mi South of Parkers Prairie, MN Mon-Fri: Elbow9-6; Sat: 9-5:30; 79 Sun: 12-4 Lake Ida Long Bud’s Barn Antiques Lake OPEN YEAR ROUND. Prairie 27 15 mi. N of Alex. on Hwy. 29 OPEN Lake 29 Carlos Geneva (218) 338-6166 Wed-Sat Now & Then Antique Mall Jan Watson’s Lake Lake Mon-Sat 11-5; Sun 12-5 10am - 4pm Darling 54 Lake 601 Broadway St. Exit 97 Osakis (320) 763-6467 Mon-Sat: Herman 10-5; Sun: 12-4 Exit 103 Alexandria 27 Osakis OPEN YEAR ROUND. OFF BROADWAY ANTIQUES 71 Sauk Centre 27 Lake Mary Exit 114 YEAR-ROUND Mall of 4 Floors 55 29 28 3rd Anniversary SALE Maple Lake 114 Past & Present Home 94 Off Broadway Antiques NOVEMBER 13th-29th Lake 9 Sauk Centre 521 Sinclair Lewis Ave Reno Gallery Lowry 28 Exit 127 619 Broadway St. • (320) 759-2300 Exit 131 Melrose (320) 351-7700 Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: 12-4 Glenwood Memoryville OPENAlbany Tues-Sat: 10-4 (Except we’ll be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 26th!) Special Prices... 114 OPEN YEAR ROUND. 4 Freeport Jan Watson’s Back Again! Lots of RED X’s 71 28 Starbuck Lake Osakis (1/2 off) Minnewaska Morris Crooked Willow Antiques Osakis 55 Blast From the Past Grandpa’s Attic & Gifts 521 Sinclair Lewis Ave 11181 Cty Rd 82 SE (6 mi. E of Alex.) 26 West Main 125 Central 4 Hwy 27 (Nokomis St.) & 1st Ave Sauk Centre, MN 320-351-7700 Fall Hours: Open thru December 19 (320) 859-9320 (320) 859-4500 (320) 766-0394 Thurs-Sat: 10-5 • (320) 859-3624 “Closed for the Season” OPEN Mon-Sat 10-5 YEAR ROUND! OPEN DAILY 10-5 YEAR ROUND! Shop online: CrookedWillow.net Re-Opening May 12, 2016. Antiques, collectibles, 2nd hand. Les Kouba prints / Used furniture www.OffBroadwayAntiques.com 4 The Old Times November 2015 Moorhead Antique Mall celebrates with give-aways --PRESS RELEASE foot ‘Antique Mall’ MoorheadAntiqueMall MOORHEAD, sign,” they advise. .com or by calling 218- MINN.—The More information 287-1313. Moorhead Antique can be found on Mall and An Old Facebook or at www. Friends Cottage will celebrate 20 years in business with an open Crow Wing Antiques house and storewide “Don’t 10 West Main • Crosby, MN holiday sale. The sale You’ve heard... by its 218-546-2769 judge a book will be held Friday, addition onto the main cover...” We may look like a small shop... November 13; building, calling it An BUT... Come in and be wonder- Moorhead Antique Mall Saturday, November 14, and Sunday, Old Friends Cottage, and that is where they WINTER HOURS fully suprised by how big we are! “An Old Friends Cottage” 3,500 Sq. Ft. of Antiques, November 15. have stayed ever since. Oct 15-Jun15 Collectibles, & Books “Quality Antiques Customers can register The Nelsons say Thurs Thru saT Good Quality - Well Priced! uniquely displayed” Noon - 5pm to win 20 gift that with over 11,000 A Multi-Dealer Shop! 2 Levels! A Creative Mix Of certificates valued at square feet and 70 to 80 Vintage, Antiques, $20 each. dealers, the mall and Home Decor, & Gifts Moorhead Antique Mall first opened its the cottage together provide the oldest and Worth The Trip! OPEN 10 to 6 • 7 days doors in Moorhead, largest antique market Quality Antiques & Original Art Minn., on November in the region and feature in a Gallery Setting 20th Anniversary Sale 18, 1995 in the Holiday everything from Fridays & Saturdays 10am to 4pm Friday, Nov 13 - Sunday, Nov 15 Mall on I94 at exit 1A. antiques and vintage (or by chance or appointment) Register for Gift Certificates! In 2001, the business items to repurposed ~ Featuring American Art Pottery ~ moved into a brand wares, mid-century 23650 Forest Road Mission furniture, lighting, www.MoorheadAntiqueMall.com new building owners modern, cottage and P.O. Box 574 Deerwood, MN 56444-0574 cabin style antiques, decoys and lures Mark and Mary Nelson garden styles, new • 218-287-1313 • had built at 2811 S.E. Main Ave., which is home décor, and gifts. “Look for the 40- crosby/brainerd lakes area Bob Novak & Scott Berg deerwoodantiques.com shop: 218-534-3700 • cell: 218-838-0611 buy - sell - consign - appraisals - internet sales 2811 SE Main Ave, Moorhead located at the corner of I-94 East exit 2A • I-94 West exit 2B I94 and Exit #2. In The Northwest Lakes 2005 they put an Holi d a y T o u r s Y IN L IT T L E FA L L S , M N Antiques Trails An Old Times Antiques Trail Map to dec. 6 R H O L ID A PLAN YOU n o v. 2 7 DETROIT LAKES Park Rapids SuLaine’s Antique Mall Detroit Lakes 603 Hwy 10 E (218) 844-6830/SuLainesAntiques.com Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-5 open Facebook.com/SulainesAntiques to public AY PL Fergus Falls Dent LI G H T D IS H O LI D AY LE B O U R G ET PA R K AT SPONSOR ED BY LIN DBERGH LION S Christmas at the Mansions Collectors Corner FALLS 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) WN LITTLE Linden Hill Fergus DOWNTO PL AY S (218) 736-2210 LIGHT DIS Falls Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 •Battle <- exan FA LLS D BY LIT TLE Al SP ON SO RE - M dr CH AM BE R 3 Rooms + Hallway & thrift! oo ia - rh 4 Lake ea 5 m Lincoln Avenue Antiques d - 4 i. - 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) 5 m -> (218) 998-4224 i. Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 OPEN YEAR ROUND. Closed Sun. DENT BATTLE LAKE MN Fishing Museum Gordon Rosenmeier Exit 55 Antiques Empty Nest Bartertown / Katie’s www.littlefallsmn.com & Hall of Fame Century Old Home Off I-94, exit 55 at County Rd 1 Antiques / Vintage / Collectibles 21485 374th Ave • (218) 535-5000 (218) 998-3088 202 Main St • (218) 770-2698 Open 7 Days A Week - 10am - 5pm 1.800.325.5916 Mini Mansion Open Every Day - 10am - 5pm Fri & Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: Noon - 4 BartertownBattleLake.com Fun, fabulous treasures! Come browse with coffee & cookies! BUY • SELL • TRADE! Stop and visit the Unique Crosby it H i s toric & , MN Lindbergh Country Vis Dealer Space • Swanville Available Antique Shops 28 Antique Capital of The Lakes Area www.hallett-abbey.com Swanville Little Falls OPEN YEAR Fall is here ~ take a road trip! ROUND! Come North to view the Colors aNd re lots oF Great iNveNtorY! In-Sto ! LS plUs doCks, boat liFts & sheds! Cmw has somethiNG For EvEryonE! SPECIA HAllett Antique Abbey House Antiques Tuesday thru Friday: 10-5; Sat: 9-5 emporium Antiques 320-630-6111 or 320-232-0444 28 W. Main St. 27 W. Main St. 1979 W HWY 27 • SWANVILLE, MN 56382 HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-5 pm • Saturdays, 9:30 am-4 pm Crosby, MN 56441 Crosby, MN 56441 4 mi N of SwaNville; 12 mi e of loNg Prairie oN HigHway 27 CLOSED Sundays and Holidays 218-546-5444 218-546-8311 www.CentralMnWestwind.com 79 East Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345 Store: 320-632-5350 Facebook.com/CentralMnWestwindAntiquesConsignment Home: 320-632-6796 7 Days a Week • 9:30 AM-5:00 PM November 2015 The Old Times 5 Illinois & Hopkins shops sponsor 11th holiday stroll Iowa --PRESS RELEASE H O P K I N S , Stroll over one three- day weekend: Friday, listed here in the or- Mainstreet; Surprise See page 10 for hours der they are found on Me!, 1019 Mainstreet. of individual shops. shows MINN.--To bring November 13; Satur- the street: Blake An- ALBANY COUNTRY --PRESS RELEASE in the holidays, five day, November 14, and tiques, 901 Mainstreet; ROCK ISLAND, downtown Hopkins Sunday, November 15. Pink Elephant, 911 FLORAL, GIFTS & ILL. & DES MOINES, antiques shops are Over 600 dealers Mainstreet; Antiques ANTIQUES IOWA--The fall An- banding together to stock their wares along on Mainstreet, 913 401 RAILROAD AVE tique Spectacular put on the 11th Annu- Hopkins’s Mainstreet Mainstreet; Hopkins ALBANY, MN 56301 Show is coming to al Hopkins Antiques at participating shops, Antique Mall, 1008 320-845-4776 Rock Island, Ill. Friday, www.albanycf.com November 6; Saturday, The Prairie Potholes Located in an old mercantile building in historic downtown Albany. HOLIDAY November 7, and Sun- A mix of floral, gifts and antiques. OPEN HOUSE Eden Valley day, November 8 at the Antiques Trails 08-11-08 CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME! NOV. 13 & 14 QCCA Expo Center at 2621 4th Ave. and Lost & Found to Des Moines, Iowa, An Old Times Antiques Trail 23Map Belgrade Richmond 200 State St. N (Highways 55 & 22) Cold (320) 453-5678 ANTIQUES & COUNTRY LANES 22 Spring 4 Friday, November 20; 71 Paynesville Mon-Sat 9:30 - 5:30 22 in Saturday. November 9 55 Watkins It’s Worth The Drive! LitchfieLd, 9 21, and Sunday, No- Paynesville Mn Benson Eden New 4 Valley Waverly 104 vember 22 in the Ani- 12 London 10 3 3 mal Learning Center at 27 Spicer 10 The Antique Cellar SIBLEY ANTIQUES E. 33rd and E. Univer- Long Lake Antiques 22 305 Augusta Ave (320) 243-7605 100 N Sibley Ave • Litchfield, MN sity at the Iowa State Willmar 12 320-693-7335 Litchfield 7 Days/wk: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 Fair. Closed Mondays Jan-Apr. We Buy! Tues.-saT. 10-5 22 Hours for both • Raymond 71 shows are Friday from 59 23 Spicer sunday noon-5 Closed Mondays Montevideo 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Satur- 7 Clara City Belltower Antique Mall day from 10 a.m. to 6 118 Lake Ave N 25 DEALERS p.m., and Sunday from Granite 4 (320) 22 796-5515 Falls Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 s! Experience a 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. & res unique and eclectic 25 Dealers. l e g Sa ro 212 For information, or in P blend of old & new! Granite Falls Willmar F e Very Vintage contact Kimberly 212 n g a l i S ild n Schilling at 712-326- Prairie Mercantile s Bu uctio L&J’s Antiques Long Lake Antiques ’ 80 ed 9964 or log on to an- 110 E U.S. 212 • (320) 564-9094 614 Benson Ave SW 8879 Long Lake Road 18 ry R t o 320-593-0888 tiquespectacular.com en 7 Days/wk: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-4 (1 Blk N of Hwy 12 and 7th Street W.) (Off County 27 - 5 mi. N of Willmar) Inv 109 Sibley Ave N • Litchfield, MN 55355 FLEA MARKETS: May through September (320) 894-4869 For Appointments (320) 235-1322 2nd Sat. & Sun. - NO CHARGE to set-up Open Saturdays - 10:30 -5:00 Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; Closed Mon Open Mon & Tues: 11-3 • Wed - Sat: 9ish - 5 St. JoSeph hiStoriC downtown St. Cloud SAuK rApidS Paper the St. Cloud AreA Antique ShopS Collector 707 W. St. Germain St. h Specializing in 212 2nd Ave S 219 E Cedar Street Ephemera Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 07-30-15 St. Joseph, MN 56374 711 w st. germain st St. Cloud, mn (next to Ace Hardware) Vintage Collectible Open ENLong in historic downtown OERP antiques • primitives Paper Items by Chance 27saint cloud architectural salvage 27 S antiques, arts, garden • repurposed Little Falls or Appointment. Y UNDPrairie A vintage decor EV Y and the eclectic - Please call before ST SATURDAYS a fun place to Swanville Something for MO shop! EVERYONE! driving. & 320.251.2171 320-267-8066 j j 2nd level now open! 238 20+ Dealers Open Daily The Second ThurSday - Sunday 28 30+ dealers ~ Hours ~ 9:30 am-6 pm Sat. til 4 pm 20%169 OFF hours Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm Closed Sun. Fenton Glassware! of The monTh Sundays: 10-4 mon - fri 10am - 6pm Sat: 10am-4pm 26 North 7th Avenue www.BuyGones.biz Thurs - Sat: 10-5 sat 10am - 4pm 10 320-257-3387 25 Downtown St. Cloud 23 Yesterday today... Mi 320-248-1944 • 320-293-2588 320-257-3387 therustypick.com (Across from the Court House) Milaca ss Sauk Centre iss ipp Cold SprinG Visit 238 the “Granite City” and surrounding CleAr lAKe iR ive communities... r 71 94 Albany 23 Foley St. Sauk Cloud Rapids 95 95 St. Joseph 75 Princeton 318 1st Street South Open Every Cold Spring, MN 56320 4 9 2 Friday • Saturday • Sunday 320-241-5065 10 Clear ~ 10am-6pm ~169 23 Lake (320) 743-5950 OPEN EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY 25 8600 Main Ave 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cold Spring Paynesville Clear Lake, MN 55319 and 15 BeckerFrom St. Cloud: Take Hwy 10 south to Clear Lake. 71EVERY SUNDAY From I-94: Take Exit 178 (Clearwater) then Big North 3 mi on Hwy 24.Elk 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 23 22 Seven GreAt ShopS 24 Lake We’re 1 block South ofRiver Hwy 10 Find Us on 55 only an hour north of the Metro... 94 in downtown Clear Lake. Facebook Eden 10 New London Valley Make it a day trip! Monticello WeekendCottageAntiques.com Spicer 101 55 24 Buffalo 6 The Old Times November 2015 Maybe I’d do better writing cookbooks by Joan Sween suggestions for Having just finished antiques shop--. door swished open, a Many may not know it, but I write Dealer’s improvement. My fellow writers are tough a play featuring a ghost who was still peeved “How did the bear get there? Did he bear who lived nearby Choice in a mixed ethnic other types of fiction though; no participle is about the final days of drive? Where did he neighborhood and besides columns; I have allowed to dangle; no his life and determined keep his car keys?” didn’t need a car, two novels, 20 plays compound noun is left to take his ire out on all Debbie. walked upright into an and some short stories without a hyphen; no who still had a pulse, I As the automatic antiques shop--. to my credit. negative sneaks in was not inclined to door swished open, a “Did this bear have Much of my work doubling down; all write anything grim for bear who lived nearby a wife and children?” has been done with a pronouns have previous my next effort. When it and didn’t need a car, Carol. weekly writers group referents; and nothing-- came my turn to walked upright into an As the automatic on Tuesdays containing absolutely nothing--is present, I said to the antiques shop--. door swished open, a three other writers-- By Joan Sween allowed to exist without others, “I’m beginning “The bear lived lady bear wearing a Carol, Monica and an explanation or a a humorous novel about nearby? What sort of designer pant suit with Debbie. We each read the previous week, and back story. They are a joke writer for a neighborhood was it?” pockets that could hold what we have written the others offer very serious writers. famous comedian. The Monica. car keys if she had book begins with him As the automatic driven, but who lived telling a joke.” I began nearby in a mixed Let There Be Light to read: A bear walked into an antiques shop-- No participle is allowed to ethnic neighborhood and didn’t need a car, walked upright into an Antiques dangle; no “How did he do antiques shop--. that? Bears can’t turn “A designer pant knobs.” Monica. compound suit? Where did she get I revised the noun is left it? No shops sell bear 210 North Main Street beginning. As the automatic door swished without a sizes. I mean, Lulu Richardson had to wear Stillwater, MN 55082 open, a bear walked hyphen; no nothing but loose shifts (651) 351-7580 into an antiques shop--. negative until she lost all that www.BeLightMn.com “How did he walk in? Upright or on all sneaks in weight.” Debbie. As the automatic doubling Hours: Fri. & Sat: 10am - 5pm • Sun: noon - 5pm fours?” Carol. I tweaked it again. down; all door swished open, a lady bear with a lovely As the automatic door pronouns have shape from being with Over swished open, a bear walked upright into an previous Jenny Craig for a year, wearing a designer referents, and 500 nothing-- pant suit with pockets that could hold car keys fixtures absolutely if she had driven, but who lived nearby in a nothing--is in allowed to mixed ethnic neighbor- hood and didn’t need a stock! exist without car, walked upright into an antiques shop! an explanation “Which Jenny or a back Dealer’s Choice story. Cont. on page 23 LAKELAND ANTIQUES Multi Dealer Mall - Antiques & Vintage 10 am - 6 pm HOLIDAY SHOPPING Specializing in: AT ITS BEST! 35 D EALErS ! A
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