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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.

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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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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
    

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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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MasterCraft desk fan manufactured in 1947. It’s a truly well-built piece of vintage American manufacturing. Built just after World War II, it’s 8″ fan blade runs like an airplane propeller.

It runs very smoothly and fast. The motor and bearings have been cleaned, then lubricated. The fan also has been rewired, with a new power cord. There is one speed controlled by an on/off switch. This retro desk fan creates a massive amount of airflow for a unit measuring 10.5″ in height. The Chrome fittings and fan blade have been cleaned/ polished. The steel and cast iron parts received a fresh coat of paint.

This fan was built to last forever and it just received it’s 64 year service. It’s ready to give that retro look and quality to your office or home. It does have an oscillating mechanism at the rear, which does not work. I believe the gearing has worn away from years of use. It doesn’t affect the overall purpose or look of this brilliant desk fan. This is a solid metal original and after running for awhile the motor housing will become hot to the touch. This is normal, as there is no plastic on this fan.

 

Offered at $95.-SOLD

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