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spirit of Stoneage!
WAR CANNONS AND WAGON WHEELS WAIT|
TO BE DISCOVERED AT THIS DUSTY PLACE
By JO WERNE
Herald Home Furnishings Writer
You may never need an iron cannon from a 1720 Spanish war
ship, but don't you
sleep better knowing such a thing can be found in South Florida?
15 cannons are scattered about Stone Age Antiques, an out-of-the way
place on the Miami River that
stocks hard-to-find items, from military memorabilia
to farm implements. A cannon can be yours for
$1,500 to $2,500.
Cannons comprise just some of the nautical memorabilia owner Gary Stone has
bought and sold over the last 30 years. Stacks of railroad, military, African, Latin
antique ``stuff'' are piled to the ceiling in this sprawling emporium.
BOOTY FROM THE PAST....
SLEIGH BELLS, EVEN SHIPS' WHEELS
FIND HOME ON THE RIVER
LYDIA MARTIN Herald Staff Writer
In a rustic, weathered, shanty-like storefront on the Miami
River, Milton Stone deals in the past.
He is lord over 10,000 square feet of old ships' wheels and
lanterns and portholes and anchors, not
to mention sleigh
bells and carriages.
Stone's antique shop is an unorganized, rambling museum
nautical and landlubber relics.
To see everything, you have to weave through a dimly
maze of polished brass, teak and bronze. To find what you
want, you have to search in earnest,
because things lay piled
one on top of another or hang from crowded rafters.
Stone Age Antiques,
at 3260 NW South River Dr., is a feast for
the eyes. The store's three rooms are like a huge treasure
chest filled with the booty of the past.