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TCS Antiques, Ball and Ball, and Ball and Ball Dot Biz  are all right at the same address, run by the same people, for TCS, and Dot Biz  you will be talking/emailing me, Whitman Ball. For Ball and Ball you will find our sons Bill and Bob, and their wives Pam or JoAnn. I hope we can serve you, Old Stuff, Odd Stuff, or the Best Reproductions on the market.

To see all our products please select one of the headings below.

JUNE 2018

Thanks for looking at my TCS Site. Most of what is shown here now on the home page has been listed for at least a year. I really do hope to be able to get many new items, now in work, finished and posted soon, please look again.

There will be about 50 new items total, copper and brass cookware, mirror sconces (some electric now), candlesticks, some door locks and hinges, a few fireplace fenders and 2 wire screens, several pairs of andirons (just in case it is cold where you are), and some brass buckets.

I thank you for your patience, I hope you find the new additions of interest. I will be changing this message as soon as I get them on line. 

Happy Summer!

Whitman Ball

Current as of June 15, 2018


These photographs are from the Ball and Ball showroom. They show a wide variety of antique, and reproduction antique items for your home. The candlesticks on the mantle are listed below, several lights and the bed warmers that can be seen here are also listed below. Want more info on a particular item? Send me an email with a good description of where it is, and I will get it to you.

Click any photo to SuperSize and click again to Reduce.


302-0734 $195.00 Pr Shovel and Tongs

29" tall, 8" high shovel blade

Mid to late 1800's product, machine made, good solid pattern, well kept over the years, still in very good condtion. Could add a pleasing look to almost any fireplace.

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303-0733 $410.00 Bedroom size fireplace fender

30" wide by 7-1/2" high

Wire on a frame with a cast brass cap, I think from the 1700' based on construction. In ready to use condition and the serpentine center seciton makes it rather rare. I might be able to find a small tool set that would go with this.

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305-0732 $395.00 Fireplace Set, Fender & Tools

Fender 21' H x 21" W. Andirons 13" high

Complete Set for a Bedroom size fireplace, Wire fender/brass cap, brass period andirons, a Jamb Hook for the Brass top tongs and all iron shovel. All pieces from the 1800's

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501-0731 $235.00 Large Brass Umbrella 'Stand'

30" High x oval body 15" by 9"

Hand Formed Brass sheet riveted and soldered at back with formed base and Hand done decoration on the Oval shape 'Backsplash'. From England most likely mid to late 1800's, just polished.

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302-0729 $265.00 Firetool Pair, Tongs & Shovel

32" tall, Shovel is 9" x 5-1/2"

Mid 1900's, quite heavy, well made tool set in very good original condition, including the lacquer finish. These will look right in your formal living room fireplace.

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302-0719 $785.00 Fireplace Tool Set, Shovel & Tongs

Shovel is 27-1/2" Tall, the tongs are 28-1/2"

A Round Ball Top handle rests on a brass shank with a seciton cut to 8 sides, NYC made maybe? A 100 year old visable repair to the shovel, now not seen--repaired again. Polished brass, polished, and black, with Hot Wax on the Forged Iron.

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302-0718 $860.00 Fireplace Tool Set, Shovel & Tongs

Shovel is 33" High, Tongs are 32" high

An Outstanding pair of tools with Steeple Top handle finials. All is in very good condition, some repairs were just made, but bet you will not find them. This Pair, like the next set # 719 is right near the top quality of all I have had.

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305-0715 $415 Apple Butter Kettle from Brass

22-3/4" Dia x 20" High

One of many hundreds of buckets in this pattern, and about this size used for just about everything. From heating, to cooking or just washing the kids or the clothes. Condition polished outside, cleaned inside, sidewall dents shown in photos.

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302-0699 $385.00 Firetool set, Tongs and Shovel

35" Tall, Topped with an Unusual Finial

Forged and turned Steel shafts on this pair retain their original black finish, now with a hot wax coat applied to preserve it for more years. Rare Finial shape, and overall well done construction make these very useable today

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305-0697 $240.00 Brass Bucket

18" Dia x 12" Deep

Well made, spun brass bucket with a forged iron handle. Maker mark seen in part, center bottom. No damage to the walls--on a bucket this size is a rare conditon--after 100 years of use.

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201-0696 $50.00 Candelabra, Lion Decorated Body

12" High x 7" Wide, and a 3" Dia Base

Cast Brass rampant lions on an openwork main body, with 3 turned candle cups. A nice design from the 1800's.  Save $$$ buy 2 or 3 at $40 Ea.

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101-0688 $580.00 Corbin Repro Brass Lock

Right Hand 8"x5"

Limited use, showed no wear--no repairs, cleaning only, complete as shown. Needs key for existing outside cylinder, or new cylinder, maybe a new spindle also. The B&B L203 cylinder cover shown is included, cylinder/spindle extra.

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102-0687 $640.00 Carpenter Lock

Right Hand 6"x4-1/4"

With original Keeper showing 'fancy detail' and keeper marked Carpenter also. The knobs have some age, but are not period, the key is new. Price includes items not shown, rosette and key excutcheon for outside.

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102-0685 $490.00 Carpenter Lock

Left Hand 6"x4-1/4"

Fitted with ORIGINAL Knobs, Key and Keeper. Now rebuilt to our standards, complete and ready to install.

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102-0684 $465.00 Carpenter Lock

Right Hand 5"x4-1/4"

Fitted with Original Key, Keeper and Knobs. Fully restored complete, and ready to install.

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102-0678 $580.00 Carpenter Lock

Right Hand 8x5-1/2"

Retracting Bolt Carpenter (type) lock. There was no 'Carpenter seal' on this one--so one of the licensed makers must have made it. With Original Key, Keeper, and Knobs, nice decoration on the keeper. Ready to install

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305-0677 $225.00 Tools


Machine made, handles match, a 4" and a 3" dipper, a turner, and a fork are included.

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301-0660  SOLD Double Lemon Andirons

Pair 25" tall

Acquired from a museum collection. They were and still are in 100% perfect original condition, showing only a very limited use.

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101-0657 $540.00 Iron Rim Lock

Right Hand

Iron Rim lock from early 1800's. Complete with all original key, keeper, and knobs. Finish is flat black, brass polished, key escutcheon not shown but included--ready to install.

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303-0648 $685.00 Reproduction Fender

49" Wide, 15" high to finial top, 15" deep

Curved wire with three finials and lion paw feet. This Nice Reproduction Fender has been Well cared for over the years. I think this one was made in the 1950's. Now with fresh black paint and full polished brass.

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201-0605 $105.00 Candle Sticks

10" Tall

Pair of Originals from England (patent marked). This pair with a 3-5/8" Sq Base, in very good condition, now with new push ups.

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201-0590 $620.00 Candle Stand

5'2" Tall with arm spread of 18"

Hand Forged Candle stand. Think it is from the early 1900's but could be older, nice details on arm, and center raised part of the shaft.

Call or email for more details

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305-0580 $340.00 Turning Trivet Top

8-1/2" round

Hand Forged turning trivet top on a Forged platform. All in very good condition, and a really nice design on the round top. 18" long overall

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107-0573 $96.00
per pair
Strap Hinges

4 pair Matching 15" x 1-3/4"

Hand Forged full length beveled strap hinges. Fitted with new leaf pintels and hinge pins. 1 pr about 1/2" shorter. SAVE, buy 2 or more pair--ask.

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1932        BALL AND BALL HISTORY     2015

83 years ago; my Father, William Ball Jr. and his Brother George Ball, formed the Company called Ball and Ball. In the early years, reproduction antique furniture hardware was their only product.  Since then, the Company has reproduced many more pieces from original patterns; you will find these products at

The Family Business is now being run by my two Sons, William and Robert along with their Wives, JoAnn and Pam.

1981        TCS ANTIQUES HISTORY       2015

This TCS Antiques site is dedicated to listing items from my 58 years of collecting, now carefully restored by me, and offered here and in the Ball and Ball showroom for sale. I hope you enjoy your visit, new items listed as I get them finished.

W. Whitman Ball

House door and window hardware   

Lighting for the home

Fireplace tools and equipment

Furniture  and cabinet hardware

Neat Stuff---Collectables, pre-1900 metal originals

E-mail or phone for more details  610-363-1559. Thanks for looking  Whitman Ball

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All items are returnable, unless modified to fit your requirements.  Refunds will be made as your payment was, shipping both ways will be at your expense, and a returned item must be complete, and as it was when shipped.

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