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Trail Way Motor Oil Can C1930s
Trail Way Motor Oil Can C1930s

$60.00

Dating from before World War II (when the scarcity of metal forced the Oil companies to make the cans out of fiberboard), this Trail Way can is a fun reminder of the early American automobile craze. We love the bold and colorful pre-war graphics and the worn and weathered patina is just right. A...

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U.S. Airman's Tool Box C1940s
U.S. Airman's Tool Box C1940s

$75.00

The name Carlton F. Hartman is stenciled to the top of this primitively made galvanized metal tool box above the words "U.S. Air Force." While this box doesn't look government issue, it is a charming and functional relic of the mid-century military period. Perfect for storing your prized possessi...

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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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Primitive Galvanized Metal Tool Box C1910s
Primitive Galvanized Metal Tool Box C1910s

$125.00

We love all of the hand-made elements of this galvanized metal tool box. The "rivets" are made from nail heads and the handle is forge-bent steel, but the hinges and hasps are solid brass and likely salvaged from a late-19th century oak machinist's chest. A wonderful piece of folk art, and useful...

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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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Mid-Century Collapsible Dress Form C1940s
Mid-Century Collapsible Dress Form C1940s

$350.00

Ready to expand and contract with a turn of the top knob, this collapsible dress form was built to match any woman's measurements. The mechanism is still in excellent working condition and the fabric is free of tears or stains, so this vintage lady is ready to serve its original purpose. Imagine ...

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Vintage Aluminum Propeller Blade on Walnut Display Block C1960s
Vintage Aluminum Propeller Blade on Walnut Display Block C1960s

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$600.00

Cast from aluminum, this stunningly streamlined propeller blade once graced the nose of a mid-century airplane. We've done all the leg work to salvage, restore and display this piece of U.S. aeronautics history, which now stands on a block of handsome Oregon black walnut. The date stamped into th...

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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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Mid-Century Fresh Nd Aire Table Fan C1948
Mid-Century Fresh Nd Aire Table Fan C1948

$425.00

Get ready to be blown away by this massive desk fan, brought to you by Fresh'Nd Aire, one of America's favorite World War II-era fan producers. Known affectionately as "Freshy's," Fresh'Nd Aire fans feature propeller-like blades and ornate cages that were meant to eliminate back drafts. This mid-...

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Wooden Foundry Cog Pattern C1930
Wooden Foundry Cog Pattern C1930

$250.00

Once used to sand-cast a solid metal version, this industrial foundry pattern makes a fantastic piece of wall decor today. Details of interest include the hand-painted pattern number and the stamped metal tag used to identify the piece and where it would have fit into its corresponding machine.

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Cast Bronze Finial From a Best Buggy Whip Display Rack C1890
Cast Bronze Finial From a Best Buggy Whip Display Rack C1890

$500.00

Even the best buggy whips could not stand up against the speed (and growing popularity) of the automobile. This cast bronze finial comes to us from the last few years of the 19th century, which also happened to be the last few years of the buggy whip. The star-shaped finial would have graced the ...

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Medieval Revival Cast Iron Smoking Stand W/ Dragon C1925
Medieval Revival Cast Iron Smoking Stand W/ Dragon C1925

$675.00

No lounge is complete without the addition of a handsome smoking stand, and no smoking stand is complete without a dragon keeping watch. As a fellow-firebreather, the dragon is an ideal smoking companion, made even more appealing by his fantastic Medieval Revival style. The stand is armrest-heigh...

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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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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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Noonan Antiseptic Sterilizer Cabinet C1920s
Noonan Antiseptic Sterilizer Cabinet C1920s

$425.00

Salvaged from an early-century barbershop, this dapper little sterilizer cabinet bursts with industrial character. The beautifully chipped paint finished is highlighted with bursts of original brass and steel below. We also love the little glass window, which is ornamented by a perfectly aged "An...

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Industrial Spinning Parts Cabinet C1940s
Industrial Spinning Parts Cabinet C1940s

$875.00

Ideal for organization or display, this cylindrical parts cabinet rotates on an axis so that each of the 5 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. Either way, its amaz...

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Science Classroom Microscope W/ Box C1965
Science Classroom Microscope W/ Box C1965

$195.00

Complete with protective carrying box, glass slides and various other implements, this vintage Bell Systems microscope comes to us straight from a mid-century class room. A few details of note: the dovetailing and brass hinges on the oak box, and the 'scope's mottled black and polished chrome fi...

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Vintage Metal General Store Revolving Display Cabinet C1950
Vintage Metal General Store Revolving Display Cabinet C1950

$695.00

Ideal for organization or display, this small tabletop version of the familiar cylindrical parts cabinet rotates on an axis so that each of the 8 levels present themselves continuously. We imagine this cabinet in a workshop, filled with necessary tools, or in a retail space, filled with prized po...

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Workshop Table Top Rotating Parts Bin C1960
Workshop Table Top Rotating Parts Bin C1960

$525.00

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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Primitive Handyman's Tool Box C1925
Primitive Handyman's Tool Box C1925

$65.00

Rustically hand-built, this little tool box is comprised simply of plywood, nails and stain. Ideal for storing and organizing all of your necessary items, this little carrier would be a perfect addition to your bathroom, kitchen or, of course, workshop. A wonderful piece of folk art, and useful,...

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Mint Green Industrial Parts Cabinet C1935
Mint Green Industrial Parts Cabinet C1935

$95.00

This fantastic little cabinet is the perfect way to protect and display your prized possessions. Made of industrial grade metal, with chipped and worn green paint, this cabinet is small enough to fit on your bookshelf or table, but bright enough to add character to any room. Each drawer boasts a ...

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Industrial Parts Cabinet by Union Utility Co C1935
Industrial Parts Cabinet by Union Utility Co C1935

$110.00

This fantastic little cabinet is the perfect way to protect and display your prized possessions. Made of industrial grade metal, with chipped and worn grey and silver paint, this cabinet is small enough to fit on your bookshelf or table, but bright enough to add character to any room. Each drawer...

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Solid Bronze Eagle and Tiger Placard C1950
Solid Bronze Eagle and Tiger Placard C1950

$325.00

Cast from solid bronze, this impressive placard shows a soaring eagle overcoming a tiger, perhaps symbolic of the Korean War. The piece, which weighs about 20 pounds, is easily hung via the three counter-sunk screw holes seen on the wings of the eagle and shoulder of the tiger. Condition notes:...

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Pair of American Optical Protective Glasses With Case C1920
Pair of American Optical Protective Glasses With Case C1920

$95.00

The American Optical Company, born in 1826 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, has had as illustrious a history as the United States itself -- and they still operate today. From factory workers to astronauts, American Optical has created protective eye wear for almost every kind of application. This c...

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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. Condition notes: Good vintage condition. A few scratches in ...

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Mid-Century Roller Skates C1955
Mid-Century Roller Skates C1955

With Polished Aluminum Case

$195.00

This incredible mid-century relic comes with great history: high-ankled white leather roller skates featuring the names of every member of the Douglasville Roller Team (from Popsi to Hub) -- a charming memento from the life of a 1950's sock hopper. Not only are the skates a perfect gift for the s...

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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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Well-Worn Galvanized Steel Film Reel Canister C1940
Well-Worn Galvanized Steel Film Reel Canister C1940

$165.00

Everything is digital these days, but back when a trip to the cinema only cost you a quarter, fire proof canisters, just like this one from the Capital Pictures Corp, would have helped transport 35mm film reels to and from the theater. Adding to the period charm is the rustic worn patina that hig...

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Industrial Slate and Copper Knife Switch Plate C1930
Industrial Slate and Copper Knife Switch Plate C1930

$150.00

Power up with this incredible industrial-era knife switch plate. Mounted on solid slate, the switch connects to three copper circuits. We love the hearty look of the metal and slate and recommend this impressive piece (which stands 11" tall) be mounted on your wall or on positioned on your librar...

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Polished Aluminum Microphone on Atlas Sound Stand C1960
Polished Aluminum Microphone on Atlas Sound Stand C1960

$425.00

While the microphone is captivating, we'd like to draw your attention to the stand, here. Because in the world of performance-radio, the Atlas Sound microphone stand is king. Combined with the beautiful harp-shaped mic, this polished and cast aluminum stand really sings. A fun piece of music hist...

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Polished Chrome Astatic D-104 Microphone C1960
Polished Chrome Astatic D-104 Microphone C1960

$225.00

In the world of ham radio, the Astatic Microphone is king. This lovely polished chrome model was first designed in the 1930's, but remained one of the most popular mouthpieces through the 1970's (our edition dates to about 1960). A fun piece of radio history and a great decor element. Plus, it wo...

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Very Rare National Cash Register Credit Stamping Phone C1940
Very Rare National Cash Register Credit Stamping Phone C1940

$275.00

It's not likely that you'll see one of these for a good long while. Originally found in department stores, credit stamping phones were used to monitor internal lines of credit for regular customers. Our particular example features a few really nice touches, including milk glass indicator lights, ...

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Rusted Steel Shoreline Railroad Dustpan C1915
Rusted Steel Shoreline Railroad Dustpan C1915

$95.00

Worn and weathered, this heavy duty steel dustpan is a must-have for any collector of railroad memorabilia. Shoreline Railroad ran service along coast of New England and, in some form, still follows the same path today. This relic of the early 20th century offers great industrial style, with plen...

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Industrial 8-Drawer Desk Organizer C1965
Industrial 8-Drawer Desk Organizer C1965

$165.00

This fantastic little cabinet is the perfect way to protect and display your prized possessions. Made of industrial grade metal, this desk organizer was once finished with a mottled grey paint, but time has improved the finish by adding the perfect amount of rust and wear. This cabinet is small e...

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Library Book Stand W/ Japanned Copper Finish c1925
Library Book Stand W/ Japanned Copper Finish c1925

$575.00

This impressive contraption folds, swivels, lifts and can be collapsed for transport. It is a completely adjustable book stand, designed for the portability. Built to accommodate books of all shapes and sizes, the steel panels open, close and spread so that the book is always supported. A handsom...

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Industrial Schrader Valve Company Display Cabinet c1945
Industrial Schrader Valve Company Display Cabinet c1945

$325.00

Distributed by Schrader in the 1940's to house their tire pressure valve caps, this fantastic little cabinet is the perfect way to protect and display your prized possessions. Made of industrial grade metal and mounted on a wooden disc stand, hand painted with great lettering and colors, this cab...

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