Ally

Ally

This Art Deco alarm clock was manufactured by the Ingraham Clock Company in Bristol, Connecticut during the 1940's.Ally's legs are 1950's mid-century modern salt and pepper shakers of anodized aluminum and her head is a General Electric PR-1 Exposure Meter made in 1949.

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Amelia

Amelia

This Art Deco alarm clock was manufactured by the Ingraham Clock Company in Bristol, Connecticut during the 1940's. The legs are 1950's mid-century modern salt and pepper shakers of spun aluminum and the head is a General Electric PR-1 Exposure Meter made in 1949.

$325  contact to purchase

 

Ballantine

Ballantine

This 1965 Federal Transistor Co. Inc. Model 606 AM transistor radio was imported from Hong Kong. Ballantine's arms are “churchkeys” (beer can openers), promotional items from the early 1960's. The legs are late 1960's mid-century modern Salt and Pepper Shakers from Irvinware and a head made of a tea strainer. Ballantine has been retrofitted with an amplified speaker to allow audio from an external source (mp3 player).

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Barden

Barden

This Art Deco alarm clock was manufactured by the Ingraham Clock Company in Bristol,  Connecticut during the 1940's.  Barden's legs are 1950's mid-century modern salt and pepper shakers of anodized aluminum and his head is a General Electric PR-1 Exposure Meter made in 1949.

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Beamer

Beamer

The body is a Sunbeam 30 Cup stainless steel coffee percolator, a mid-century modern design by Robert Ernest in 1963. Legs are a pair of Rayovac Sportsman lanterns from the early 1970's. A stainless steel bowl and a lens assembly from a Kodak Pony 35mm camera.And polish, lots of polish.

$1350  contact to purchase

Belvedere

Belvedere

A Global GR-711 transistor radio, made in Japan in 1959. The early Japanese radio designers utilized many styling cues from americam automotive design of the 1950's. A General Electric photogaphy light meter creates the head of Belvedere. Belvedere has been retrofitted with a modern amplified speaker and jack to connect to digital music players.

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Bruno

Bruno

This Fort Knox metal toy safe by Superior Toy & Mfg. Co. Chicago, Illinois was manufactured during the 1960's. The legs are anodized aluminum tumblers, arms are aluminum roast slicing tongs, all produced in the 1950's and 60's. The Sawyers View-Master Model F (#2026) was produced between 1959 and 1966 and originally retailed for $3.95 (reels cost 35c). It was the last of the View-Masters to be made from bakelite.

$750  contact to purchase

 

Budd Jett

Budd Jett

The chest is a Marx Toys Budget Bank, manufactured in the 1940's. Legs include anodized aluminum tumblers of 1950's vintage. Nautical navigation lights (aka: jetpack) are mounted on the back and flashcube eyes look out from a sugarbowl helmet.

$1450  contact to purchase

 

Colonel

Colonel

The torso consists of two vintage Dremel sanders. Invented by Albert J. Dremel, the Dremel Sander model #2000 was manufactured from 1950-1965. In 1960, the "super-power" WEN Model 202 advertised a streamlined grip that fit into the palm of the hand. The Kodak Brownie Hawkeye was manufactured from 1950 to 1961.

$1650  contact to purchase

Cosmo

Cosmo

The body is a Sunbeam 30 Cup stainless steel coffee percolator, a mid-century modern design by Robert Ernest in 1963. Legs are a pair of Rayovac Sportsman lanterns from the early 1970's. A stainless steel bowl and a lens assembly from a Kodak Pony 35mm camera.

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Cyclox

Cyclox

Made in Shang Hai China, this alarm clock from the 1960's is a fine example of the era of Space Age design.

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D.C.

D.C.

This 1966 North American transistor radio was imported from Hong Kong. “D.C.” has been retrofitted with an amplified speaker to allow audio from an external source (mp3 player). D.C. stands on Kensington Raleigh salt and pepper shakers created by prominent American designer, Lurelle Guild, and manufactured by Alcoa Aluminum in the 1930's.

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Diesel

Diesel

This Motorola model XP31FE transistor radio from the 1960's is an example of Sheer Form design. The boxy forms were created around the idea of efficiency and refined precision, often featuring panels that indicated function. These forms first appeared in high-end design of the early 1950's in appliances and office furniture before making their way into the realm of the home consumer.
Diesel has been retrofitted with a new amplified speaker to connect to digital music players.

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Derby

Derby

The Fanfare Baby-Com by Fanon Electronic, was manufactured in the 1950's. The Baby Brownie Special was produced by Eastman Kodak Co. from 1939 to 1954. It was designed by Chester W. Crumrine, an engineer at Eastman Kodak, from the design renderings of Walter Dorwin Teague. Aluminum teacups from a childs playset and Swirl Mixers, which were first introduced in the 1930's by Rochow Swirl Mixer in Rochester, NY.

$875  contact to purchase

Gus

Gus

A 1957 Argus Previewer (35mm slides)
head, an aluminum biscuit cutter neck, a
Brumberger toy safe, 1932 Ford window
crank handle arms and vintage aluminum
barware for legs. Gus has been rewired,
incorporating a vintage rotary lamp switch
to allow various faces to be displayed.

$375  contact to purchase

 

Helix

Helix

The centerpiece is a Revere Model 85 8mm movie projector manufactured by the Revere Camera Company of Chicago in the late 1940's. A fine example of streamlining, it was designed in 1939 by Philmore F. Sperry. The head is a Kodak Brownie Starmatic camera, designed by Arthur H. Crapsey, one of Eastman Kodak's first industrial designers. The Starmatic was manufactured from 1959 to 1961.

$1750  contact to purchase

 

Hercules

Hercules

The arms and feet are Home-Utility 1/4" Electric Drills made by Black & Decker from 1946 to 1951. The Hercules Damper Control was manufactured by Sampsel Time Control, Inc. in the mid-1940's. The legs are Kromex spice jars, manufactured  from 1957 to 1960. Hercules' head is a Telechron Telalarm model 711 alarm clock. The Telalarm was designed by George Louis Graff and was manufactured from 1931 to 1936. George Louis Graff also designed the Kentucky Derby trophy in 1924 – a design still in use!

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Herman

Herman

A very special commissioned piece in memory of Col. "Herman" Palmer, a West Point grad and Ham radio operator. The 1963 Westclox Travalarm belonged to the Colonel.

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Jewel

Jewel

The Jewel 8 Transistor radio was manufactured in 1961. It has been retrofitted with an amplified speaker to allow audio from an external source (mp3 player).

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Lumix

Lumix

This 1960's Top-Lite bicycle light was manufactured in Hong Kong. The light has been retrofitted with a solar cell rechargable battery and LED. All the light Lumix collects during the day will be given back at nightfall. The Polaroid PR-22 Exposure Meter was manufactured by General Electric in the 1950's. The meter is made of bakelite. Lumix stands on vintage spun aluminum salt and pepper shakers.

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Lux

Lux

1960's Art Deco design kitchen timer made by the RobertShaw/Lux Time Division of Waterbury, Connecticut. 

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Mac

Mac

The Fleetwood Transistor Six radio is prized by collectors.     It was manufactured in Japan around 1960.

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Murph

Murph

The spherical body is a Vintage Art Deco coffee percolator manufactured by LaBelle Silver Company of Brooklyn, NYC in the 1950’s. The arms are Rayovac Baby Bullet flashlights made in 1960. A tea infuser, measuring spoons, headlamp, tailight and Mirro gravy shakers, all 1950’s vintage complete the piece.

$1350  contact to purchase

Niagara

Niagara

1933 Niagara Junior Guide lantern made by Niagara Searchlight Co., Niagara Falls, NY. Retrofitted with a solar recharging LED, Niagara will serve as a faithful nightlight.

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One

One

The central element in One is an early Pro Line Electronics radio control transmitter manufactured in the 1960's. The transmitter was used to control model aircraft. Additional elements include a wall clock of similar vintage, flashlight, projector bulbs, marker light, candlesticks, canister tops, drawer pulls, bits from the electrical and bicycle parts bins.

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Sonic

Sonic

A Panasonic R-1052 6 transistor AM radio made in 1971, retrofitted with new amplified speaker to play all your favorite MP3 files in vintage style. A tea infuser head, measuring spoon arms, salt and pepper shaker legs complete the piece.

$350 contact to purchase

Phil

Phil

The centerpiece is a 1949 Philco model 49-505 Bakelite radio. The head is a West Bend corn popper made in the early 80’s, an antique stovetop toaster, movie reel, meatball tongs and vacuum tubes. 1965 Rayovac Sportsman flashlight and 50’s vintage Smoothie mixer cup arms. Standing on 50th anniversary (1954) Thermos legs.

$1950  contact to purchase

Poloron

Poloron

The body is an insulated jug designed by Joseph D. Brown and manufactured by Poloron Products in the late 1950's. Ray-O-Vac flashlight arms and Thermos legs of similar vintage combine for this homage to B9, aka; “Robot” in the “Lost in Space” TV series (1965 – 1968).

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Poppi

Poppi

The first element of this piece was an electric lantern manufactured in 1930 by Delta Electric Company of Marion, Indiana. The lantern body stands on Ray-O-Vac Woodsman flashlights, manufactured in Madison, Wisconsin around 1960. A pair of unique tongs that became arms were invented by Samuel J. Popiel (Ron Popiel's father) and manufactured in Chicago, Illinois in 1946. All topped off with a Marvel S-20 box camera made by Ansco of Binghamton, New York in 1940 for Sears Roebuck with an art deco decoration that defines the character of Poppi.

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Rajio

Rajio

Rajio's head is a micro transistor radio manufactured in Japan in the 1960's. The General Electric Transistor Tester is of similar vintage.

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Rosella

Rosella

The Realtone TR-8611 Constellation transistor radio is prized by collectors. It was manufactured in Japan in 1963.

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Scooper

Scooper

The featured element is a Kromex ice bucket, a mid-century modern design manufactured in the late 1950's. A pair of Kodak Brownie Flash Six-20 cameras produced from 1946 to 1955 to a design by Walter Dorwin Teague. Farberware ice cream scoop arms and vintage wheels complete the piece.

$825 contact to purchase

Sentinel

Sentinel

A Westclox Lookout Kitchen Timer, manufactured from 1954 to 1965, designed by Max E. Schlenker. With a tea strainer head, measuring spoon arms and vintage Anchor Hocking Waterford Waffle Depression Glass Salt Shaker legs.

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Pana

Pana

A Panasonic R-1052 6 transistor AM radio made in 1971, retrofitted with new amplified speaker to play all your favorite MP3 files in vintage style. A tea infuser head, measuring spoon arms, salt and pepper shaker legs complete the piece.

$350  contact to purchase

Spex

Spex

A commissioned piece, with an early 1960's Kodak Brownie Reflex 20 camera as a central element. Spex is made of gauge components all produced by a contract machining company. 

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Stan

Stan

The elements in Stan are vintage woodworking tools. I initially saw a torso shape in two Stanley Handyman planes held sole to sole. Additional elements are the center body of an old wooden jointer plane, legs of vintage hand drills, clamp feet, and brace arms with bench dog hands. The handsaw and spokeshave head set the character in this piece.

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Starke

Starke

An RCA Victor model 1-RG-15 transistor radio from the early 1960's. Starke (“Strong” in German) has been retrofitted with an amplified speaker to connect with digital music players. Starke's head is a piston, arms of measuring spoons and legs of salt and pepper shakers.

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Thomson

Thomson

I purchased this Thomson Recording Wattmeter from a local electrician who had recently renovated a local commercial building – where it was still in service! The Thomson Recording Wattmeter was manufactured from 1904 into the 1930s by General Electric Co. in Schenectady, New York.  The Baby Brownie camera was manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co. from 1934 to 1941. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague. The voltmeter was manufactured by Sensitive Research Instrument Corp. of Mount Vernon, NY.

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Westley

Westley

The Westclox Travalarm was designed in 1936 by Max Schlenker. This model (No. 451) was introduced in 1957, an enduring example of Art Deco design. Westley's head is a Walz Preset M-1 Movie Meter from the late 1950's, manufactured in Japan.

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Zenith

Zenith

One of the first transistor radios, a Zenith Royal 500D manufactured in 1958.  Standing on RainBoy brass hose nozzles with brass handles and pulls, topped with a brass liquor spout.

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