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Cast Iron Eagle Finial C1905
Cast Iron Eagle Finial C1905

$950.00

Salvaged from an enormous early-century boiler, this cast eagle would have acted both as a decorative finial, and as an exhaust spout, as steam would have poured from a pipe connected to the eagle's head. Today, it serves as a patriotic reminder of the pride and engineering of early American indu...

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Blue and Yellow United Tool Company Cabinet C1955
Blue and Yellow United Tool Company Cabinet C1955

$200.00

This fantastic mid-sized cabinet is the perfect way to protect and display your prized possessions. Made of industrial grade metal, painted with great decals and colors, this cabinet is small enough to fit on your bookshelf or table, but bright enough to add mid-century industrial fun to any room...

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Gigantic Industrial Slate and Copper Knife Switch Plate C1920s
Gigantic Industrial Slate and Copper Knife Switch Plate C1920s

$395.00

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 20" tall) be mounted on your wall or on positioned on your librar...

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Collection of Three Rustic Wooden Clamps C1935
Collection of Three Rustic Wooden Clamps C1935

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$72.00

From 4" to 12" in height, this collection of vintage wooden clamps would make a wonderful industrial statement. Put them to work in your wood shop, mount them on your wall, use them as imaginative book ends -- however you use them, be sure to enjoy them.

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Industrial Double Hole Punch by Marvel C1940s
Industrial Double Hole Punch by Marvel C1940s

$60.00

The Wilson Jones Company debuted their Marvel Two-Hole punch in the 1940's and the sturdy office tool has been the standard ever since. Made of cast metal, the lever and punching mechanism still work perfectly. A fantastic piece of industrial office history, ready to come home with you. Conditi...

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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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Montgomery Ward Motor Oil Can C1930s
Montgomery Ward Motor Oil Can C1930s

$45.00

Dating from before World War II (when the scarcity of metal forced the Oil companies to make the cans out of fiberboard), this Montgomery Ward Motor Oil 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 ...

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Capitol Motor Oil Can C1930s
Capitol 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 Capitol Motor Oil 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 ...

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Sun Oil Company Can C1930s
Sun Oil Company 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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Weathered Motorcycle Seat Carcass C1940s
Weathered Motorcycle Seat Carcass C1940s

$200.00

Rust, steel and springs. This industrial work of art is actually the carcass of a 1940's motorcycle seat. A fantastic and unique piece of rustic wall decor that is sure to be a conversation piece in any home.

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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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Rare AJ Nystrom Slated Teaching Globe C1940s
Rare AJ Nystrom Slated Teaching Globe C1940s

$1,800.00

Can you find Franz Josef Land? Industrial teaching globes always play hard to get, so we were thrilled to locate this one. This rarity was manufactured by A.J. Nystrom & Co. of Chicago Illinois, the U.S.'s oldest publisher of educational maps, globes and geographical materials. Often called "...

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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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Aluminum Stocking Form by The Philadelphia Drying Machinery Co. Pat. 1912
Aluminum Stocking Form by The Philadelphia Drying Machinery Co. Pat. 1912

$400.00

Until Frederick M. Vogel invented the Electrically Heated Hosiery Form, stockings were dried in a warming chamber. This device, which Vogel patented in 1912, would dispense with the bulky chamber and replace it instead with rows of electrically-warmed aluminum stocking forms, which would heat the...

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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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Bell Systems Hazard Proof Factory Phone C1958
Bell Systems Hazard Proof Factory Phone C1958

$450.00

According to the Bell Systems Practices manual, published in 1958, the 320 Type Telephone Set was "intended for use in hazardous (explosive atmosphere) locations. These sets are designed to provide security against ignition of the the surrounding atmosphere." Not only would the phone still have b...

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Rustic General Store Display Unit C1930
Rustic General Store Display Unit C1930

$225.00

Primitive and hand-made, is there anything more charming than this rustic display unit? Possibly it came from an old country store or a pre-war pharmacy. The sides of each container are perforated in a sweet circular pattern, and a little handle has been constructed at the top, making this unit m...

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Oliver Typewriter Company Crate C1915
Oliver Typewriter Company Crate C1915

$250.00

Just as clever and carefully designed as the Oliver Typewriter itself comes this fantastically preserved shipping crate. Heavy and hardworking, typing machines were shipped all around the country in these sturdily built crates, although very few examples of them have survived to today. This model...

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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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Handsome Cast Iron Book Press C1890
Handsome Cast Iron Book Press C1890

$600.00

Made from solid cast iron, this relic of 19th-century printing shops comes with pounds of period charm and authenticity. We love the worn original green paint and the faded hand-painted pin striping, and the sturdiness of this piece will certainly attract attention. The best part? It still works ...

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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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Ohio Art Metal Globe W/ Wonders of the World Base C1960
Ohio Art Metal Globe W/ Wonders of the World Base C1960

$95.00

Made by prolific tin toymakers, Ohio Art Metal, this bright and dandy 9" terrestrial globe features wonderful mid-century styling, along with a most unusual base. All around the navy-colored foot of the globe are little symbols of the world's greatest wonders, including the Eiffel Tower, the Stat...

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9 Inch Terrestrial Globe by George F. Cram C1955
9 Inch Terrestrial Globe by George F. Cram C1955

$125.00

This beautiful mid-century terrestrial desk top globe is part of the George F. Cram Company "Political Globe" series. The Cram Co. made maps and globes from 1837 to 2012, and their mission of creating reliable, high-quality educational charts persisted throughout that period. This example boasts ...

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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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