Make sure to inspect very closely for maker markings on items that you buy. I bought these old steampunk-style goggles at an antique mall in Michigan because I thought they were awesome and I knew steampunk was hot so I’d be able to make a decent profit on them. Upon closer examination when I got them home, I noticed a tiny marking on the bridge of the nose. It was so small, I had to take a photo of it and zoom in just to read it! After that, I realized it was the Ford Motor Company’s script logo so at that point, I knew I’d be able to get even more for them!
• Found At: Antique Store in Michigan
• Purchased For: $37
• Value: Sold for $175 (May, 2014)
• A Little History Lesson: Henry Ford did not invent the assembly line, though he certainly revolutionized auto manufacturing by employing a moving conveyor system with fixed work stations for industrial purposes. But Ford acknowledged that he got the idea from the slaughterhouse and meat packing plants of Chicago. (Source: evergeek.com)