Category: American

Vintage Typewriters Are Hot

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It’s been many years since the vintage typewriter revival started, and the trend is here to stay. We frequently stock fully refurbished 1920s & 1930s models from Royal and Imperial. The Royal typewriters were manufactured in NYC, and they’re built to last many lifetimes. The Imperial typewriters were manufactured in the UK, and are incredibly pleasing to the eye, with lots of chrome, beautiful contours and also built to last many lifetimes. There are a lot of typewriters out there, but finding an early example carefully refurbished and brought back to its full glory is a rarity. All our typewriters are meticulously cleaned, polished, waxed and mechanically serviced, resulting in a reliable machine with beautiful time-warp looks, feel and typing from a bygone era. They’re a real treat to admire and type on.

The typewriter above is a Royal Model P from the early 1930s. It has tabulation, which is an unusual feature for this model. The mocha two-tone brown is outstanding. For more information on this model, please visit Hartong International on Etsy.

Large Vintage Cast Iron & Wood Drafting Table

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This one has sold. We have another nearly identical one recently listed for sale. The same cast iron legs, and table surface dimensions. It’s a stunning vintage drafting table. Click here for the latest posted drafting table.

Offering a handsome cast iron and wood drafting table. Circa 1910s-1920s. I’ve sold a lot of antique/vintage drafting tables, but this is a very unique one with solid cast iron legs. It’s also rather large with the table top measuring 60 inches wide. The drafting table is in remarkable condition, and everything works perfectly as intended. There’s a lot of versatility with these old industrial furniture pieces. I’ve sold vintage drafting tables to buyers intent on using them for various purposes. Frequently they get repurposed as kitchen islands, dining tables and desks. For more information on this drafting table, please visit Hartong International on Chairish. 

Vintage Telephones

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Vintage telephones add so much charm and elegance to a room or office. Western Electric made the finest telephones in the world, with all metal bases and time tested bakelite handles. Their telephone technology was above and beyond the competition. A 1930s model 202 with an E1 handset like the one above was the pinnacle of telephone design during the Deco era. There’s nothing like dialing a call on a clickity clack sounding refurbished rotary dial, as it makes every call feel important. The separate ringer box which accompanied this model had beautifully cast brass bells, making a beautiful sound, much like the sound one would hear while watching a Hollywood film of the 1930s with a telephone in the scene.

In order to keep elegant old telephones alive and working, Hartong International fully refurbishes each model with an obsessive attention to the fine details. The 1930s Western Electric Model 202 displayed above is offered for sale in our store. Like all the vintage and antique telephones we carry, they have been fully refurbished with stunning glossy paint, new or inspected NOS wiring and updated networks to work on all traditional telephone lines. Many of our telephones can be used on cable internet based telephone services with a simple adapter. The example pictured has a beautiful Italian leather base pad, which keeps your furniture free of scratches and allows the telephone to stay in place when dialing a call.

Visit our store for more excellent examples of stunning vintage and antique telephones in full working order.

A Lovely Working 1920’s Victrola Full Size Gramophone- Fantastic Original Condition

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.

We will help to arrange freight shipping to any location, accompanied by close communication throughout the shipping process.

Antique Leather Bound Dictionaries, Colourful Illustrations and Complete, Printed 1904

Offered at $180.- SOLD

A Standard Dictionary of The English Language, printed 1904. London & New York. Complete from A to Z, in a two volume set. Many lovely colourful illustrations and They’re leather bound. The bindings are tight, but the leather is a bit worn, but they have a fantastic patina.

They’re very heavy and large. A fantastic look for any table or shelf. Certainly a word sleuths handy companion or perfect for expanding vocabulary knowledge.

They’ll make your home look highly intelligent. Indeed, instant ambience of a well learned individual!

They’re a bit heavy, so please be in contact for shipping to your location. USPS or UPS are offered. Buyer responsible for shipping & handling charges.


Antique Jackson Folding Chairs, Boston, c.1890-1910 -Rare

 

We just listed a set of 4 wood folding chairs of the same vintage. Click here for details.

Offered at $340.- SOLD

Two antique Jackson Folding Chairs of Boston. Definitely a rare find! These are completely functional slat bottom chairs, with the original stickers on the back from Jackson Folding Chair. Very well designed and they have a fantastic shape. They’re very comfortable and solidly constructed. The original finish is present, with the typical scuff, scratch and wear of untampered pieces of this age. They appear to be constructed of hardwood and pine.

Will ship by UPS. International shipping is offered. Please be in contact for shipping and handling fees for your location. Buyer responsible for shipping & handling charges.