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 stunning antique 1930s Western Electric desktop telephone with a remarkably durable polished semi-gloss black finish. This is a model 202 Art Deco style desktop telephone from Western Electric. Dated to 1936. The telephone has been meticulously refurbished in a semi-gloss powder coat black enamel to match the finish of the Western Electric ringer box. Inside the ringer box there are excellent network components, which work perfectly with the all new original style brown cotton covered wiring. The ringer sounds fantastic. The original model E1 “Bulldog” heavy bakelite receiver has excellent functionality and calls are crisp. All the cords are in new condition, with a modern matching style modular line cord. The telephone is ready to plugin and use. This is an exceptionally well refurbished phone with an original Western Electric wall mounted ringer box in very fine condition to match the refurbished model 202 telephone. Western Electric designed their phones for uncompromising reliability and durability. This is the finest example of a telephone from the era you can find. Ready for use right out of the box.
The telephone has been tested extensively during the refurbishment process on live telephone lines and works perfectly with crisp clear sound quality, dials perfectly and rings brilliantly. For a 80 year old telephone, the sound quality is just as good as a modern phone, if not better! Click for details.
Offering a stunning antique maple and cast iron drafting table made by Hamilton Manufacturing Co. The cast iron knobs, legs and hardware are fantastic. The base is made of black painted maple and the extra large table surface is made of pine with oak trim on both ends. There’s a scarce maple foot rest attached to the cast iron legs, which is removable. Excellent patina and desirable wear to the wood surfaces, which show its age and character. Everything is completely functional and very sturdy. The drafting table has a tilt function, and is also height adjustable. It has been carefully cleaned and waxed, while leaving all its original character and wear. The table surface has wear at four corners of the surface due to years of drafting with a compass point, which has left shallow pin point indentations, but a glass can easily rest on the concentrated spots. For drafting use, it would be best to use a drafting mat on the drawing surface, and its about one of the largest dimensions you can find for a drafting table.
The piece is perfectly suited as a desk, dining table, kitchen island/table, or a cocktail table in a commercial setting. Excellent versatility. The ability to adjust the height makes the table perfect for use with chairs or stools. The industrial design lends itself well to plenty of uses in various decor environments. Whether it be a compact NYC loft or a home office, this table will provide limitless options, as a show piece in whichever room you choose.
Dimensions: 60″W x 36″D x 33″H (height adjustable to approximately 42″)
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.
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.
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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.