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Chad Roberts

Q: IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT ANTIQUE OR COLLECTIBLE WOULD YOU BUY > IMMEDIATELY?

A: Although there isn't one particular item that comes to mind I would rush out and buy, I have to say I do have weakness for antique gas pumps, Coke machines, and pinball machines.

Q: WHAT GENRE OF ANTIQUES DO YOU HAVE AS A COLLECTION? IS THERE A GENRE OF ANTIQUES OR COLLECTIBLES YOU WOULD LIKE TO COLLECT IN THE FUTURE?

A: The main antiques I deal with are antique factory carts, which each has its own story, as well as a substantial role in American history. I am constantly searching for new and interesting carts and I always get the history on them when I purchase them. Many of them come from old furniture factories and remains of closed railroad stations.

Q: WHAT ANTIQUE TREND DO YOU LOVE RIGHT NOW?

A: I am industrial/reclaimed all the way!

Q: WHAT GENRE OF ANTIQUES DO NOT LOVE?

A: I am not a huge fan of the 70s. There were some pretty awful colors and materials floating around during that time period, although I know there is quite a market for the era.

Q: ARE ANTIQUES A GOOD INVESTMENT? WHY OR WHY NOT?

A: In my opinion antiques are always a good investment, especially ones that are high in demand. Supply and demand says it all.

Q: HAVE YOU EVER RECYCLED OR "UPCYCLED" AN ANTIQUE/VINTAGE ITEM?

A: Recycling and reclaimed is all that I do! I make light fixtures out of practically anything I can find that I feel would make a unique addition to someone’s decor. I make chandeliers out of antiques Ball mason jars and they have been a big hit. The industrial factory carts I sell are all reclaimed and vary in age from the 1890s to the 1950s. Additionally, I disassemble barns throughout Middle Tennessee and build furniture and fireplace mantels out of them. Local barns have a connection to practically every community throughout the country.

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