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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.

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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.

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

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In February, we will begin listing many of our latest acquisitions. There will be several antique tables, Barn-wood tables, French hand-carved chairs, an 18th century English sofa, oil paintings, a lovely Victrola and much more. Check back often, as items will be added over a period of weeks.

Meanwhile, many antique and vintage items are available on Etsy.

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JUPITERLICHT

MADE IN GERMANY

A very rare early German cinema/stage light, which has been rewired with a period fabric cord.  Would be a very stylish decorative living room piece.  The wiring can handle up to 500 watts, but for domestic use, such as using it next to a sofa, 40-100 watts would be sufficient.  It currently has a 40 watt bulb fitted, which I find ideal to read under.

The construction is very solid, with many pieces made of a light alloy and a cast iron base.  The height adjustable handle is made of ebonized bakelite.  The original glass and internal reflector are in exceptional condition.  The wiring had been redone for domestic use, with an on/off switch attached to the cord and a new period style plug.  The fixture and base have been repainted.  At a point in it’s life, someone hand-painted the light housing, so it had to be sanded, in order to achieve a smooth finish.  The light has some dings, as expected of a period item, which evidently got lots of use.

During the 1920s, Berlin was one of the worlds premier film, cabaret and arts centres.  The classic movie, Metropolis was filmed during this period.  Jupiterlicht must have been the most advanced and desired lighting during the era.

There are very few surviving Jupiterlicht lights from this period, none of which seem to be for sale.  It’s also highly unusual to see one, which had been made for the North American market.  Truly a rare piece!

Offered at $1595.- SOLD

The item will ship in two boxes by UPS.  It must be insured for the full sale amount.  Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges.

International shipping offered.  Delivery is available throughout New England and the boroughs of New York City.

     

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Offering an original 1940’s Western Electric Telephone. It’s in very fine condition, with very few scratches to the handle or bakelite telephone base. The 1950’s cord going to the receiver has a few cracks in the wire covering. This does not affect the interior cord and the receiver works perfectly. Both the speaker and microphone are crisp and clear. The rotary dial is smooth and made of metal. The ringer is fantastic and reminds me of so many brilliant 1940’s movies.

I’m personally amazed at how nice the shine is and how little wear is present. The original four-prong plug is attached and can be plugged into the wall outlet with an $8.00 adapter from an electronics store. It could also be wired right into the wall outlet.

I’ve personally tested the phone by attaching the wires in the plug, to a phone outlet. All the functions work perfectly. Early telephones were meant to last forever and almost never break.

SOLD

Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges. International shipping is available.

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Victrola VV-X Phonograph
Dated 1916
Full Serial # VV-X- 267294J
COMPLETELY ORIGINAL!
VERY NICE OAK CASE
ALMOST FLAWLESS!

A completely original Victor Victrola in very fine condition.  It’s been looked at carefully, and the oak finish has never been tampered with or restored.  It has been thoroughly cleaned and polished.  There are no signs of any varnish or shellac.  The oak finished models originally came with a waxed finish.  The doors and hinged top open and close, as they should.  All the hinges and knobs are in fine condition, with the original patina.  The nickel-plated interior brightwork is all in great order and received a light cleaning.  Mechanically, the Victrola is also in excellent working order, with a loud and crisp soundbox.  The spring holds an incredible amount of energy, as it will play many records on one full winding.  There is a good supply of needles in the hopper, off to the left rear side.
The original sticker is present on the rear, with all the various patents visible.  The interior number plate and Victrola logo are in excellent condition.  It’s incredible how fine this machine is, considering it’s age.  It came from an estate and likely did not move, from the very day it was delivered.
There are only a few very small dings on the wood cabinet and a few very small scratches on the top lid.  The felt turntable pad is completely original and does show signs of age and wear.  The felt can easily be replaced with an identical new one, for a very low cost.  I haven’t replaced it, as I want to offer this Victrola in completely original condition.
I have never seen a Victrola or other phonograph in ORIGINAL CONDITION, this finely preserved.  It’s ready to entertain for another 95 years, with proper care.  Bring it home, wind it up and enjoy the collection of records, which come with it.  Many of the discs are dated 1906 and are single-sided.  There are a few Harry Lauder records included.  On request, I can provide a full list of recordings, which go with this Victrola VV-X.  Additional photos available.

Local collection/pick up would be most desired.  The buyer can arrange freight shipping at buyers expense, with no seller handling provided.  Although, I can assist with arranging a delivery to a freight company or pick up.  For a fee, the Victrola can be delivered throughout New England, Boston and the New York City area. 

Offered at 1,295.-SOLD

  

  


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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

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