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U.S. Postal Bag by Bucheimer c1965
U.S. Postal Bag by Bucheimer c1965

$550.00

Comprising perfectly weathered leather, this U.S. Postal Service mail carriers bag is in remarkable condition, considering its 50-year life. Made by Bucheimer, the company that was awarded contracts to make leather goods for the U.S. Postal Service, the NYPD and Colt, this stunning satchel featur...

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Royal Typewriter Advertisement Neon Spinner Clock by Neon Products c1937
Royal Typewriter Advertisement Neon Spinner Clock by Neon Products c1937

$1,850.00

This impressive neon clock sports a rare combination: Art Deco styling and the 1937-patented Neon Products Spinner design -- all in near-perfect condition. Neon Products' Spinner advertisement clocks are eye-catching and beautiful, with the second-hand connecting to a perforated disc that spins p...

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Vintage Portable Typewriter by Smith Corona c1937
Vintage Portable Typewriter by Smith Corona c1937

$275.00

The Portable Smith Corona Typewriter is a classic word processor in every way. When Smith started making their handy machines in the early 1900's, their sturdy finger-pounders became the some of the most popular typewriters until IBM hit the scene in the 1960's. This relic of the newspaper heyday...

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Mid-Century Standard 12 Inch Globe by Replogle C1955
Mid-Century Standard 12 Inch Globe by Replogle C1955

$225.00

This beautiful mid-century terrestrial desk top globe is part of Chicago-based Replogle's Standard Globe series. Replogle Globes began manufacturing in 1930 and a form of the company remains to this day. This example boasts a brightly colored sphere, combined with a unique, wonderfully styled mir...

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Collapsible General Store Display Hamper C1925
Collapsible General Store Display Hamper C1925

$325.00

This trusty wire display rack would have once contained dry goods at an early-century general store. We love the aged black metal paint, which has worn away in all the right places to reveal the raw steel below. Light-weight and versatile, we recommend this piece go to work in your home as your l...

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Cast Red Brass Egret Statue c1905
Cast Red Brass Egret Statue c1905

$2,400.00

Produced by the F.G. Company (best known for making cast brass and iron lighting parts at the turn of the last century), comes this remarkable red brass egret statue. With incredible detail, the proud egret stands in a characteristic pose, accentuated by perfect patina adorning every surface. M...

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Ornate Oak and Iron Library Stand c1900
Ornate Oak and Iron Library Stand c1900

$875.00

This impressive contraption folds, swivels, lifts, collapses and can be disassembled for transport. It is a completely adjustable book stand, designed for easy portability. Built to accommodate books of all shapes and sizes, the oak panels open, close and spread so that the book is always support...

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Dark Green Industrial Waste Paper Basket by Witt c1940s
Dark Green Industrial Waste Paper Basket by Witt c1940s

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$95.00

Made simply from a rolled sheet of stamped sheet metal, this mid-century factory waste basket was made and distributed by the Witt Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. A useful, handsome object that everyone needs.

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Industrial Accents

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Dark Green Industrial Waste Paper Basket by Witt c1940s
Dark Green Industrial Waste Paper Basket by Witt c1940s

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$95.00

Made simply from a rolled sheet of stamped sheet metal, this mid-century factory waste basket was made and distributed by the Witt Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. A useful, handsome object that everyone needs.

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Vintage Correct Time Neon Clock c1930s
Vintage Correct Time Neon Clock c1930s

$1,200.00

This impressive neon clock by Say-It-In-Neon sports one of our favorite combinations: perfectly worn finish and perfectly restored functionality. Our team of experts took careful pride in restoring the neon and time-keeping mechanisms, making sure this clock is in excellent working order. A few h...

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5-Bar Slate and Copper Knife Switch Plate c1930
5-Bar Slate and Copper Knife Switch Plate c1930

$195.00

Power up with this incredible industrial-era knife switch plate. Mounted on solid slate, the 5 switches connect to copper circuits. We love the hearty look of the metal and slate and recommend this impressive piece (which stands 14 1/4" across) be mounted on your wall or on positioned on your lib...

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Royal Typewriter w/ Original Manual c1940s
Royal Typewriter w/ Original Manual c1940s

$275.00

The Royal Typewriter is a classic word processor in every way. When Royal started making their handy machines in the early 1900's, their sturdy finger-pounders became the some of the most popular typewriters until IBM hit the scene in the 1960's. This relic of the newspaper hay-day is in wonderfu...

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Small Pocket Microscope W/ Brass Details C1915
Small Pocket Microscope W/ Brass Details C1915

$225.00

There are great details on this early-century scientific tool, including the brass hardware, the knurled adjusters, and the reflecting light mirror, to name a few. A fantastic relic, perfect as a unique book end or desk decor element. While this is a handsome decorative object, a few missing comp...

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Factory Green Rotating Parts Cabinet C1950
Factory Green Rotating Parts Cabinet C1950

$650.00

Ideal for organization or display, this Nu-Way 'Kari All' cylindrical parts cabinet rotates on an axis so that each of the 8 troughs present themselves continuously. We imagine this cabinet in a workshop filled with necessary tools, or in a retail space, filled with prized possessions for sale. E...

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Aluminum Crouse-Hinds "Explosion Proof" Hazard Phone C1960
Aluminum Crouse-Hinds "Explosion Proof" Hazard Phone C1960

$900.00

This phone comes from the Crouse-Hinds Electric Company of Syracuse, New York. Founded in 1894 and still operating today, Crouse-Hinds is a manufacturer of "high-grade electric specialties," and was responsible for installing Syracuse's first-ever traffic signal in 1924. This phone came later for...

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Morton Railroad Step Stool C1920
Morton Railroad Step Stool C1920

$425.00

Originally used to assist passengers as they boarded and exited rail cars, this handsome step stool features textured "safety tread," a folded and riveted steel composition and a wonderfully aged patina. An ideal addition to any railroad historian's collection, and a welcome utilitarian guest in ...

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Industrial Wood and Steel Brick Mold Tray C1930s
Industrial Wood and Steel Brick Mold Tray C1930s

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$195.00

We love the weathered patina of these vintage industrial wood and steel brick molds. Used to rapidly manufacture bricks for constructing homes and commercial buildings in the 1920's and 1930's, this brick mold tray would be great as a unique wall-hanging shelf or wall decor today.

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9 Inch Terrestrial Globe on Iron Stand c1940s
9 Inch Terrestrial Globe on Iron Stand c1940s

$225.00

This lovely mid-century globe stands on a cast iron base, ringed by an axis support which boasts degree marks for determining longitude and latitude. Made of paper, the globe itself is fairly delicate, and there are signs of age in some staining and scuff marks on the globe's surface. A wonderful...

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Free_to_ship_bug Miniature Trumbull Electric Knife Switch Plate C1930s
Miniature Trumbull Electric Knife Switch Plate C1930s

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$35.00

This tiny porcelain and brass knife switch comes with its original packaging and all of the charm of the industrial era in which it was created. A fun decorative element for today, these little knife switches would have originally been used on large factory machines and warehouses. Sold with its ...

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Vintage Captain Fireman Helmet C1950
Vintage Captain Fireman Helmet C1950

$350.00

When this fireman's helmet was made in the 1950's, its makers, Cairns & Brother, had been producing fire fighting equipment for over 100 years. This particular Cairns & Bros. helmet would have been worn by the fire house Captain and it features a cast metal eagle's head at the crown. Thi...

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Storage & Utility

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Free_to_ship_bug Dandy Little Shaving Mirror W/ Implements C1920s
Dandy Little Shaving Mirror W/ Implements C1920s

$375.00

A wonderful addition to any bathroom vanity, this handsome little mirror features a silver painted cast pot-metal base, a milkglass soap dish and a horse hair lather brush. Use this great piece as a fun decorative element and put it to work, too. The mirror has wonderful character with a few chip...

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Factory Tabletop 4-Level Spinning Parts Cabinet C1935
Factory Tabletop 4-Level Spinning Parts Cabinet C1935

$550.00

Ideal for organization or display, this small tabletop cylindrical parts cabinet rotates on an axis so that each of the 4 levels present themselves continuously. We imagine this cabinet in a workshop, filled with necessary tools or in a retail space, filled with prized possessions for sale. Eithe...

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Wonderfully Worn Leather Backpack c1940
Wonderfully Worn Leather Backpack c1940

$275.00

Imagine what must have been carried in this handsome bag, and what could be carried in it. The honey-colored leather has been worn perfectly and is well-contrasted by the brushed aluminum zipper and clasps. While this is a fantastic piece of traveling history, it is also promises many adventures ...

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Collapsible General Store Display Hamper C1925
Collapsible General Store Display Hamper C1925

$325.00

This trusty wire display rack would have once contained dry goods at an early-century general store. We love the aged black metal paint, which has worn away in all the right places to reveal the raw steel below. Light-weight and versatile, we recommend this piece go to work in your home as your l...

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Cast Brass Mirror by Bradley and Hubbard c1890
Cast Brass Mirror by Bradley and Hubbard c1890

$450.00

While Bradley & Hubbard was perhaps best known for their remarkable lighting, the company also produced housewares, including table settings and mirrors, like that cast and gilt late Victorian example. Complete with a beveled glass mirror, the ornately cast frame can stand or be hung via impl...

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Incredible Hand-Built Industrial Storage Cabinet C1930
Incredible Hand-Built Industrial Storage Cabinet C1930

$395.00

We are suckers for unique pieces of utilitarian history, especially if they have unexpected secrets, as this cabinet does. Built by a crafty handyman, this rough wooden cabinet is made from old crates, the markings of which can be seen on the inside of the various drawers (see all photos for deta...

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Pair of Lathe Turned Redwood Burl Vases, Date Unknown
Pair of Lathe Turned Redwood Burl Vases, Date Unknown

$1,800.00

You can find these remarkable burl vases where folk art meets factory, where primitive meets industrial. We found them filled with old car parts in an abandoned auto shop. There's something impressive about these vases, and it's not just their size (33" tall). They are polished to perfection, per...

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Free_to_ship_bug Mid-Century Blue Naval Clock by Kappa C1965
Mid-Century Blue Naval Clock by Kappa C1965

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$150.00

Ordered in bulk for municipal and government capacities, these clocks outfitted offices in buildings and on board cargo ships. This handsome clock features a blue baked-on enamel finish and chrome details. It has also been outfitted with a new time keeping mechanism so that it will keep ticking f...

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Nickel Plated Table Top Barbershop Mirror C1925
Nickel Plated Table Top Barbershop Mirror C1925

$475.00

A wonderful addition to any bathroom vanity, this handsome little mirror features a Colonial Revival style nickel plated base and a wonderfully clear beveled glass mirror. Use this great piece as a fun decorative element and put it to work, too. The mirror has wonderful character with very few ch...

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Free_to_ship_bug Green and Grey Enamel Kitchen Utensils W/ Gold Pinstripe C1935
Green and Grey Enamel Kitchen Utensils W/ Gold Pinstripe C1935

$65.00

Straight from an early-century provincial kitchen, this wonderful set of enamel cooking utensils features a wall-mounted back plate, a ladle, a sieve and two serving spoons, all in a delightful mint green and grey color combination. This set also boasts lovely gold pinstriping on the back plate a...

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Free_to_ship_bug Green and White Enamel Kitchen Utensils W/ Gold Pinstripe C1935
Green and White Enamel Kitchen Utensils W/ Gold Pinstripe C1935

$65.00

Straight from an early-century provincial kitchen, this wonderful set of enamel cooking utensils features a wall-mounted back plate, a ladle, a sieve and two serving spoons, all in a delightful mint green and white color combination. This set also boasts lovely gold pinstriping on the back plate ...

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Green and White Enamel Kitchen Utensils C1935
Green and White Enamel Kitchen Utensils C1935

$65.00

Straight from an early-century provincial kitchen, this wonderful set of enamel cooking utensils features a wall-mounted back plate, a ladle, a sieve and two serving spoons, all in a delightful mint green and white color combination. We love the age and wear associated with these pieces, which ...

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Unique Finds

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Table Top Souvenir Totem Pole c1960's
Table Top Souvenir Totem Pole c1960's

$975.00

Bright and graphic, this table-top souvenir is exemplary of totem pole art from the Northwest coast and Alaska. The totem features figural carvings of Eagle and Man characters, each of which has been painted with red, blue, yellow and brown. In both the mid 19th and 20th centuries Native America...

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Hand-Built Model of a Gristmill Water Wheel C1925
Hand-Built Model of a Gristmill Water Wheel C1925

$750.00

Possibly built by an engineering student, this hand-made water wheel model is as charming as it is rustic. With tiny braces and a fully functioning wheel, this incredible piece looks like it belongs to a gristmill on the Brandywine River, but we are happy to enjoy it up close. A fantastic piece o...

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Mickey Mouse Themed Kick Drum C1930s
Mickey Mouse Themed Kick Drum C1930s

$950.00

One of the most recognizable images in the world, this charmingly portrayed Mickey Mouse is familiar, even by the hand of the amateur artist responsible for this piece. Carefully rendered on the front of a kick drum, this vintage piece offers something for everyone. Judging by the style of the d...

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Majestic Folk Art Eagle Statue C1960
Majestic Folk Art Eagle Statue C1960

$1,200.00

Is there anything more American than a chainsaw sculpture of a proud eagle? This incredible piece of folk art demonstrates some of the styles and techniques of early chainsaw artists, particularly the dramatic cross-hatching on the chest and wings. An unparalleled piece of Americana, and a must h...

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Vintage Donkey Amusement Park Mask C1930s
Vintage Donkey Amusement Park Mask C1930s

$1,000.00

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This piece of amusement park history comes to us as part of a collection of 20 carnival mascot heads. Hand crafted from paper mache, faux fur and imagination, this Donkey is also comprised of nearly a half a century of children's laughter. The construction dat...

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Vintage Wolf Masquerade Mask C1930s
Vintage Wolf Masquerade Mask C1930s

$1,200.00

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This piece of playful history comes to us as part of a collection of 20 carnival mascot heads. Hand crafted from paper mache, faux fur and imagination, this Wolf is also comprised of nearly a century of children's laughter. The construction dates from before Wo...

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Vintage Stork Amusement Park Mask C1930s
Vintage Stork Amusement Park Mask C1930s

$1,200.00

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This piece of amusement park history comes to us as part of a collection of 20 carnival mascot heads. Hand crafted from paper mache, faux fur and imagination, this Stork is also comprised of nearly a half a century of children's laughter. The construction dates...

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Vintage Grey Horse Masquerade Mask C1920s
Vintage Grey Horse Masquerade Mask C1920s

$1,500.00

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This piece of playful history comes to us as part of a collection of 20 masks from an historic family costume shop. Hand made from paper mache, velvet and imagination, this jolly mare is also comprised of nearly a century of laughter. Beautifully crafted, this ...

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Vintage Chipmunk Amusement Park Mask C1930s
Vintage Chipmunk Amusement Park Mask C1930s

$1,200.00

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This piece of amusement park history comes to us as part of a collection of 20 carnival mascot heads. Hand crafted from paper mache, faux fur and imagination, this Chipmunk is also comprised of nearly a half a century of children's laughter. One of those rare p...

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Oculist's Advertising Thermometer C1880
Oculist's Advertising Thermometer C1880

$1,800.00

his optician's thermometer is a brilliant example of early utilitarian advertisement. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, businesses needed to peddle their wares through something more permanent than the pamphlets that had littered the ground for so many decades. These advertising thermome...

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Vintage Captain Fireman Helmet C1950
Vintage Captain Fireman Helmet C1950

$350.00

When this fireman's helmet was made in the 1950's, its makers, Cairns & Brother, had been producing fire fighting equipment for over 100 years. This particular Cairns & Bros. helmet would have been worn by the fire house Captain and it features a cast metal eagle's head at the crown. Thi...

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Civil War Era Prosthetic Leg C1865
Civil War Era Prosthetic Leg C1865

$2,250.00

As the bloodiest and most horrific battle ever waged on American soil, the Civil War yielded an unprecedented 30,000 amputations. This, the most common "remedy" for 19th-century war wounds, led to advances in prosthetic medicine, such as the example seen here. Crude by today's standards, this han...

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