Tag: Brass

LEICA (E. LEITZ WETZLAR) RANGEFINDER FOR 1930s LEICA CAMERA

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E. Leitz Wetzlar (Leica) Rangefinder

Manufactured in the 1930s

Measurement in Feet (Imperial/Standard)
Made in Germany
 
Offering an early Leica rangefinder in excellent working order.  There are signs of age and use, but a very solid vintage bit of Leica kit.  This rangefinder could be mounted to most early cameras, from various manufacturers.  Although, an early Leica camera owner would find it very desirable.
The range-finder is very accurate. The dial is in feet, as opposed to metres. It was obviously made for the UK or US markets. The dial moves very smoothly and the viewer is easy to use. There are some scratches to the glass, but nothing which would impair it’s use. The brass is showing through in various areas of the black paint and nickel plated pieces. It’s in fantastic shape for it’s age and will work perfectly with an early Leica camera. Likely manufactured in the mid-1930s. Made in Germany.
The item will ship insured by either Priority or Express.  For shipping rates please be in contact.  It’s your choice!
Will ship internationally.  On international shipping,  I cannot be held responsible for items held up in customs, loss or damage.
SOLD
  

GE Electric Oscillating Fan | Patented 1911

ANTIQUE GE ELECTRIC FAN
EXCELLENT BRASS FITTINGS AND BLADE
REFURBISHED
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
    

Diehl 1920s Desk Fan

Diehl Electric Oscillating Desk Fan
Vintage 1920s
Made in New Jersey
Constructed of Cast Iron 
REFURBISHED
New period fabric wiring throughout!
Cleaned and oiled motor
3 speed switch and a couple oscillating positions
16″ blade & measures 21 1/2″ from top to bottom

This is a fantastic Diehl oscillating fan!  It has been completely gone over, with new period style wiring, a thorough cleaning, paint and an oiled motor.  Both the wiring to the motor and the power cord have been replaced.  Definitely an exceptional example of a solid vintage fan.  It runs smoothly and is very quiet.  The three speed switch works just as it should.
The black paint, with a touch of gold coloured wiring, makes this fan versatile in any home or office decor.
Beginning in the late 19th century, Diehl was started by a German motor expert.  Using state of the art engineering, Diehl was known for high end products.
  
Offered at $250.- SOLD