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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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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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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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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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Free_to_ship_bug 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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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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Free_to_ship_bug 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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Free_to_ship_bug 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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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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Vintage Triplet Milliamp on Stand c1934
Vintage Triplet Milliamp on Stand c1934

$500.00

Founded in Bluffton, Ohio in 1904 by R.L. Triplet, Triplet still makes milliamp readers today as part of Jewel Instrument's family of manufacturers. This handsome devil, Model 321, was patented by R.L. Triplet in 1934 with the goal of further advancing their line of electrical range measuring too...

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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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Brightly Colored Portable Sears Typewriter w/ Cover c1965
Brightly Colored Portable Sears Typewriter w/ Cover c1965

$295.00

This dashing typewriter had a lot to boast about, even when it was first produced in the late 1960's. It was portable, it was quiet and it was stylish. It's still all of those things today and, what's more, it still works like a charm. This model comes with its original bright green case and plen...

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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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Free_to_ship_bug Lafayette Slim Dynamic Microphone c1960s
Lafayette Slim Dynamic Microphone c1960s

$250.00

In the world of studio and PA radio, the Lafayette Dynamic Microphone is up there with another period favorite, the Astatic series. This lovely brushed chrome model was first designed in the 1930's, but remained a popular mouthpiece through the 1970's (our edition dates to about 1965). Mounted on...

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12 Inch Terrestrial Globe by George F Cram C1955
12 Inch Terrestrial Globe by George F Cram C1955

$195.00

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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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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9 Inch Tin Globe w/ Peoples of the World Base c1960s
9 Inch Tin Globe w/ Peoples of the World Base c1960s

$195.00

Produced by Rand McNally, this bright and dandy 9" terrestrial globe features wonderful mid-century styling, along with a most unusual base. All around the blue foot of the globe are children, each representing a different (inhabited) continent: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia ...

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Bright Blue Painted Airboat Propeller c1930s
Bright Blue Painted Airboat Propeller c1930s

$325.00

Salvaged from the tail of a mid-century airboat, this carved wood 2-blade prop is a weathered and wonderful relic of U.S. nautical history. A great piece of industrial decor, perfect as wall art.

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Olive Green Industrial Waste Paper Basket c1940s
Olive Green Industrial Waste Paper Basket c1940s

$95.00

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

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Vintage Remington Noiseless Portable Typewriter c1920s
Vintage Remington Noiseless Portable Typewriter c1920s

$225.00

This dashing typewriter had a lot to boast about, even when it was first produced in the late 1920's. It was portable, it was quiet (as the name promises) and it was stylish. It's still all of those things today and, what's more, it still works like a charm. This model comes with its original cas...

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Quintessential Vintage Typewriter by Underwood c1915
Quintessential Vintage Typewriter by Underwood c1915

$325.00

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

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NOS  Industrial Waste Paper Basket by Witt c1940s
NOS 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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Royal Typewriter w/ Glossy Finish c1940s
Royal Typewriter w/ Glossy Finish 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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Vintage Royal Typewriter w/ Beveled Glass c1910s
Vintage Royal Typewriter w/ Beveled Glass c1910s

$375.00

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. Our edition hails from the 1910's and features bev...

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Dental Diagnostic Stereoscope by Ritter c1931
Dental Diagnostic Stereoscope by Ritter c1931

$275.00

This diagnostic stereoscope functions much the way a traditional stereoscope functioned -- two near-identical slides are shown side-by-side to create a 3-dimensional image when viewed, allowing doctors and dentists to better identify issues and anomalies. Ritter's Inter-Oral Stereoscope received ...

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Industrial Tool Box for Tung-Sol Electron Tubes c1960s
Industrial Tool Box for Tung-Sol Electron Tubes c1960s

$150.00

Made of black-painted fiberboard, metal and plastic, our favorite part of this charming tool box is the screen-printed Tung-Sol logo, a simple, two-tone emblem that is as both cute and effective. Notice how the Tung-Sol technician carries a little tool box of his own that also features the logo! ...

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Large Bausch + Lomb Microscope in Cast Iron c1910s
Large Bausch + Lomb Microscope in Cast Iron c1910s

$225.00

The factory inscription on this microscope reads "Bausch & Lomb Optical Company, Rochester, NY USA, 184902." But the hand-etched inscription reads "Chemistry," suggesting that this instrument was used in a high school or college classroom. There are great details on this early-century scienti...

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