Whistlestop Antiques

Antique
(707) 542-9474Map
130 Fourth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Located in historic Railroad Square, we offer a variety of antiques and collectibles including furniture and country pieces, pottery, art, china and glassware, estate and costume jewelry, books and waxes and polishes.

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Even young children have fun at Whistlestop Antiques!
August 18, 2018
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Colorful vintage pottery!
August 17, 2018
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The answer to today's What Is It is.....its an E-Z Opener de-capping tool. I looked up the patent number (1,841,270 dated 1932) and their application states "Our invention relates to an improved decapping tool and has as its objective to provide a tool for the removal of both screw-caps and friction caps from bottles, jars and other containers". What I don't understand is the arrow points right or clockwise to Open and counterclockwise or left to Close. What happened to righty tighty, lefty loosey? But if you put it on a lid and turn it the correct way, it will remove the lid. Those that guessed jar open were therefore correct. Thanks to everyone who played!
August 13, 2018
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Happy Monday! Today's mystery item Is 4" wide at its widest and 7" high and it's made of metal. So What Is It?
August 13, 2018
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Don't forget out annual 20% sale this Saturday and Sunday. Here are some photos from last years sale!
August 9, 2018
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Once again we had great answers, many correct and the others pretty close. The correct answer is it's a Draper's Self Recording Thermometer. I did some research and found that Daniel Draper, who was the director of the meterological observatory in Central Park, established the Draper Manufacturing Co. in the mid 1880s and began producing self-recording meteorological instruments. This instrument is driven by a clock and functions by rotating a brass wheel that holds a circular recording chart. A marking pen would move inward or outward depending on the temperature and the chart would rotate one revolution per week. These are apparently quite rare and to find one that still has the paper chart is even more unusual. The Lick Observatory had one which they donated to the Smithsonian Museum in 1960. You too can own a cool piece of history. Its priced at $148 and is in Andrew's space. Come on in and check it out. Thanks to everyone who played today.
July 30, 2018
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Happy Monday! Today's item is made of copper, cast iron and brass. It measures 14" high, 10" wide and is 4" deep. I've covered the writing on the front as it would give away the answer. So, What Is It?
July 30, 2018
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July 28 goodbye party for Jayne & Fran
July 29, 2018
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July 28 goodbye party for Jayne & Fran
July 29, 2018

When you walk through the door into the bright and interesting shop, you’ll understand why Whistlestop has been consistently voted “Best” antique store in Sonoma County since 1996!

Located in historic Railroad Square, the brick walls of this antique building (built after the 1906 earthquake) are a perfect backdrop for a wide variety of antiques and collectibles including furniture and country pieces, pottery, art, china and glassware, estate and costume jewelry, books and waxes and polishes.

You might find vintage postcards, snowshoes or vintage toys. Collecting antiques is a national pastime and shopping at Whistlestop is an antique lovers dream!