Offering a stunning vintage 1940s Western Electric 302 red desktop telephone. This is a model 302 Deco style desktop telephone from Western Electric, which started production in 1937. It was their first model with the ringer encased inside the telephone. Prior to the 302 model, all of their telephones had a separate wall mounted ringer box. The telephone has been meticulously refurbished, with gorgeous glossy red enamel. The ringer sounds fantastic. The original model F1 heavy bakelite receiver has excellent functionality and calls are crisp. All the cords are in new old stock condition, with a modern style modular line cord plug. The telephone is ready to plugin and use. This is an exceptionally well refurbished phone. Western Electric designed their phones for uncompromising reliability and durability. This is a very fine example of a model 302 telephone from the era. Ready for use right out of the box. Click here for more details.
Large portrait painting by Aiden Lassell Ripley (American, 1896-1969) of Lexington, Massachusetts. Untitled. Watercolour signed and dated 1935. The portrait painting displays an attractive young lady in outdoor or riding attire. It has not been examined outside the frame, but it’s possible there’s a name or title on the rear. This painting was acquired in Western Massachusetts, so it’s likely the background scenery is of the Berkshires. Painted in late autumn or winter of 1935. The colours are vibrant for a watercolour of this age, with no age related issues. Fantastic details and composition. No damage to the watercolour. The mat has some spotting and a small light stain on the bottom right side corner. The portrait is framed in a large intricate gilded frame. Some minor water damage to the plaster of the gilded frame along the bottom portion, with a few small pieces of missing plaster. The portrait painting can hang as it is, or the watercolour can be re-matted and the gilded frame repaired.
Dimensions: 32.5″ x 38.5″ (window 19.5″ x 24″)
Aiden Lassell Ripley was an American artist and conservationist, known for his outdoor scenery and commissioned paintings. He worked in both watercolour and oil paint. Many of his works reside in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum and other prominent American museums.
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Offering a rare 1934 Art Deco Styled Imperial Good Companion Portable Typewriter. It’s in fully refurbished condition, with black high gloss original paint. The typewriter is an early example of ‘The Good Companion’ Model 1. There are some subtle differences from later production models, including a sleek carrying case design with chrome details at the rear. The Imperial portables from this era were all hand assembled to a high level of excellence. It shows minor signs of use and everything works perfectly. The Imperial received a meticulous cleaning, servicing, and a new ribbon. The chrome plating is flawless. The type bars and slugs have been cleaned, revealing the rare flat carbon black finish. All the original paint has been carefully cleaned, polished and waxed. A very high quality wax was used on the paint for a deep “showroom” shine. The rubber platen is in excellent condition. It’s an exceptionally beautiful machine from the 1930s. There’s a significant historical value to these early Imperial portables in this level of condition. The typewriter comes with the original case, which is in a “near mint” condition given its age, with a very nice wool felt interior. The leather handle is a new heavy duty replacement. There’s some minor pitting to the chrome parts on the case exterior from age. Fully functional. It comes with a high quality reprint of the original manual. There’s very minor wear to the corners of the case, and it’s a very worthy companion to the refurbished typewriter. Given the early manufacture date, it comes without the King George V Royal Warrant decal, which is found on later models. Click for further details.
Offering a beautiful Victor Talking Machine with the original finish intact. Dated to 1916. The Victrola No. 2 soundbox has been refurbished. Fully working and stunning. For more information, please visit Hartong International on Etsy.
Offering a 1934 Royal Model P. It has been fully refurbished, and the Royal typewriter has its original gloss black finish. Fantastic typing on this one. Click for more details.