Posted in American, American, Antiques, Furniture, Gramophone, HMV 101, Phonograph, Victrola, Vintage, Vintage Household, tagged 1920's, Boston, Cleaned, Connecticut, Finish, For Sale, Freight, Full Size, Mahogany, Motor, New England, New York City, NJ, Original, USA, Victrola, VV-XIa, Working on 2012 |
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Offered at $995.- Was $1295.- SOLD
A 1920′s full size Mahogany Victrola VV-XIa. It’s complete with the motor working well. The motor had been taken out and cleaned, including the motor springs. It plays very well. The motor governor has a missing counter weight, which means after winding it up, the turntable just needs a light push to get it going. The springs hold a fantastic amount of energy, giving this Victrola an excellent amount of playing time. Mechanically it will play records for a very longtime to come.
The mahogany case to this Victrola has an original finish, which shines nicely. It has normal wear, dings and scratches to the finish. The original lacquer fiinsh has some cracked areas, but this is to be expected of an old finish. It shows very nicely. The Victrola has been cleaned and waxed with a fine museum wax, giving it a fantastic shine! Definitely a very solid fully functional Victrola. The bright work is excellent and the nickel plating is exceptionally well preserved.
The Victrola comes with a 1927 music catalog, some needles and a few records. A very enjoyable piece!
Shipping available by freight. Local pick up/collection available by appointment. Delivery available throughout New England and the boroughs of New York City. Please be in contact for freight company options. Buyer responsible for shipping & handling fees. Only fully insured freight carriers will be used.
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Posted in American, Antiques, Vintage Fans, Vintage Household, tagged 1911, Antique, Boston, Brass, Connecticut, Deco, Edwardian, Electric, Fan, Film, GE, Interior Design, Movie, New England, New Wiring, New York City, NJ, Oscillating, Pancake Motor, Pottery Barn, prop, Refurbished, restoration hardware, Vintage on 2011 |
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ANTIQUE GE ELECTRIC FAN
EXCELLENT BRASS FITTINGS AND BLADE
Patent: Nov. 1911
Type: AOU Form: AB
New period style wiring and power cord
Cleaned/oiled motor and bearings
Wick in fine condition and has been oiled
Oscillation gearbox opened and new grease added
A VERY NICE PERIOD FAN IN BRILLIANT WORKING ORDER
A fantastic antique GE fan! It has a very smooth motor and hums along very nicely. The oscillation gearbox works as it should. All the brass fittings are bright and the GE badge is without dings. There is one very small ding at the top corner of one fan blade. Otherwise, the fan blades are unmarked, but have plenty of scratches, which were revealed when an older repaint was removed. The fan blades could be buffed to a “like new” condition, but I believe in leaving a bit of wear on antique and vintage items. As you can see the cast iron parts have some surface imperfections, there is a very tiny paint chip on the gearbox corner and the paint has a few scratches here & there. The three speed switch works perfectly, with strong connections. The combination of the cast iron parts painted black, with bright brass and a red twist fabric cord, are a very fetching combination.
Definitely a must have for anyone interested in antique fan technology or a very nice decorator piece.
The fan is very heavy, due to its time tested solid construction. It weighs nearly 20 lbs. Packaged it would ship at around 22 lbs.
Offered at $275.- SOLD
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