That little Darlot really looks cool, but remember I'm after something made before 1880, and kind of prefer 1850 to 1870. I'm not sure that a Darlot without a serial number would be older than 1880. For me, the "old & antiquey" look are quite important. Something from 1890 is just too modern.
You guys here are a jackpot of information! It would take me years to learn all of this.
Kent in SD