Industrial Collectibles and Curiosities

Large Bronze Propeller on Custom Stand
Large Bronze Propeller on Custom Stand
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Bronze
Large bronze propeller from a decommissioned lifeboat. Great scale and patina. Mounted on a custom made iron stand. Makes a wonderful sculptural piece with a history, 1970s. The base...
Pair of Brass and Black Nautical Ship's Pendant Lights
Pair of Brass and Black Nautical Ship's Pendant...
Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Copper, Glass
Impressive pair of large nautical ship's deck lights in a combination of polished brass and satin black. These authentic Industrial pendants, manufactured by Wiska, Germany in the 19...
Very Large and Rare Brass Ship's Cleats
Very Large and Rare Brass Ship's Cleats
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
A true collectors item to find cleats this large in solid brass. Great patina from a very large, decommissioned ship. As of this writing I have two but am listing them singly. Just o...
Mid-Century Modern Ship's Aerovane and Anemometer
Mid-Century Modern Ship's Aerovane and Anemometer
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Chrome, Fiberglass
While actually a navigational instrument measuring wind speed and direction, in their decommissioned state these aerovanes and anemometers become unusual and kinetic sculptural artif...
Seiko Ship's Clock in Green Metal Case, 1970s
Seiko Ship's Clock in Green Metal Case, 1970s
Mid-20th Century Japanese Industrial Nautical Objects
From decommissioned ships, Seiko clocks with glass fronts in a green metal case with rubber sealed edging. Battery operated and mechanism has been updated, circa 1970s. Some have a f...
Set of Three Ship's Chrome Sampson Posts, 1970s
Set of Three Ship's Chrome Sampson Posts, 1970s
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Chrome
A set of three sampson posts, two large and one smaller. Chrome over iron. The chrome has been reapplied. Working cleats from a large ship. If you don't want all three, we can discus...
Nautical Ship's Chrome Porthole Windows Converted to Bar Cart
Nautical Ship's Chrome Porthole Windows Convert...
Late 20th Century Industrial Carts and Bar Carts
Chrome
A bespoke piece, using two original 1970s chrome porthole windows with new rivets put back in (the original rivets pop out when ship's are dismantled), and then fashioned into a bar ...
Pair of Early 20th Century Stained Maple Juggling Pins
Pair of Early 20th Century Stained Maple Juggli...
Early 20th Century American Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Maple
Pair of early 20th century, hand-turned, incised, stained maple wood, juggling pins or "Indian clubs" feature a well worn patina.
Rare Male Mannequin
Rare Male Mannequin
Early 20th Century European Industrial Models and Miniatures
Beech, Paper
Old male mannequin from a tailor's workshop. It was built from papier-mâché in the early 20th century, if you look inside you can see the magazine headlines.  
Pair of Mid-Century Brass Nautical Ship Deck Lights
Pair of Mid-Century Brass Nautical Ship Deck Li...
Mid-20th Century European Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Iron
An authentic and uncommon pair of 1950s polished brass ship deck lights with wonderful size, shape and patina. Salvaged from a marine vessel and attentively restored, these nautical ...
Vacuum Tube Wall Sculpture circa 1950, Rare, Bill Reiter Artist
Vacuum Tube Wall Sculpture circa 1950, Rare, Bi...
Bill Reiter
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Mounted Objects
Aluminum, Glass, Blown Glass, Wire
Submitted for your consideration is this circa 1950 Varian power vacuum tube. Offered as a wonderful archaic wall sculpture for home or office or in a collection. This Component A...
Copper, Brass and Chrome Ship's Anemometer, Midcentury
Copper, Brass and Chrome Ship's Anemometer, Mid...
Mid-20th Century European Industrial Nautical Objects
Brass, Copper, Chrome
A functional ship's anemometer, used in measuring wind speed. Made of copper, brass and chrome. Can be used outside or in and the copper cups move freely. Polished and salvaged from ...
Bakelite Clinometer Nautical Instrument, Mid-Ce...
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Glass, Bakelite
A ship's ball clinometer in a Bakelite casing with precision glass tubing. These tilt gauges were used on vessels to measure the angular slant of the ship. The readings are important...
Pair of Triangular Wall Sconces from a 1970s Cr...
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Brass, Milk Glass
A very cool pair of triangular and dimensional wall sconces from the stateroom of a 1970s cruise ship. Brass frame with a milk glass shade. Takes a regular size light bulb and have b...
French Fabric Store Scale in Walnut with Marble...
Early 20th Century French Industrial Scientific Instruments
Brass, Marble, Walnut
A wonderful walnut and marble fabric scale, French, circa 1900. The walnut base has gilt trim on its faces and sides, and canted corners with mahogany veneer for accent. A lightly ve...
Vintage Football Helmet, circa 1950
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather, Plastic
About An original vintage football helmet with a single bar face mask. The helmet is black with a gold stripe running down the center, white face bar, leather chinstrap and leather c...
Vintage Football Helmet with Leather Chin Strap...
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather, Plastic
About An original vintage football helmet with a single bar face mask. The helmet is black with a gold stripe running down the center, white face bar, leather chinstrap and leather ...
Vintage Football Helmet, circa 1950
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather, Plastic
About An original vintage football helmet with a single bar face mask. The helmet is black with a gold stripe running down the center, white face bar, and leather cushion on the fore...
Antique Industrial Foundry Patterns for Molds H...
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Architectural Models
Wood
Incredible set of six antique handmade wood Industrial foundry patterns. These were created to make the sand cast molds for casting iron sewage grates and other miscellaneous items. ...
Leather Junior Boxing Gloves by A.J. Reach Comp...
Early 20th Century American Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather
About: This is a pair of turn of the century vintage junior boxing gloves by A.J. Reach Company, Philadelphia USA. The gloves come with original laces and the leather is in a stable...
Vintage Spalding Steel Wire and Leather Catcher...
Spalding
Early 20th Century American Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Steel, Leather, Fabric
About This is an original vintage catcher's mask by Spalding. The main body is carbon steel with thick, tan leather padding. The padding is held onto the body of the mask by brown...
Vintage Leather, Steel and Rawhide Wilson Catch...
Wilson Sporting Goods
Early 20th Century American Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Steel, Leather
About This is an original vintage catcher's mask by Wilson. The main body is carbon steel with thick, tan leather padding. The padding is held onto the body of the mask by brown lea...
Skeletal Foot Anatomical Teaching Model, circa ...
Early 20th Century Industrial Scientific Instruments
About This is an original scientific teaching model of a right foot. The anatomy model features a very detailed model of the human foot. This model offers better access and visibi...
Vintage Metal and Leather Platform Catcher's Ma...
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Aluminum, Brass, Leather
About This is an original vintage catcher's mask. The main body is aluminum with thick, black leather padding. The padding is held onto the body of the mask by leather straps with...
Vintage Metal and Leather Platform Catcher's Ma...
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Aluminum, Leather
About This is an original vintage catcher's mask. The main body is aluminum with thick, black leather padding. The padding is held onto the body of the mask by leather straps with...
Glass Display Dome Cloche with Walnut Base
Vintage 1940s American Industrial Collectibles and Curiosities
Glass, Walnut
Glass display dome, cloche with walnut base.
Patek Philippe T3 World Time Tower
Patek Philippe
20th Century Swiss Industrial More Clocks
This incredibly rare and important Patek Philippe T3 model electronic time tower was created for Zurich's airport in Kloten. Comprising 12 units and dials to indicate the time in 24 ...
Adjustable Brass and Chrome Ship's Table Lamp, ...
Mid-20th Century European Industrial Table Lamps
From a 1970s ship's stateroom, a brass and chrome adjustable table lamp. The light arm adjusts both up and down and the shade tilts. Takes a standard base light bulb. European, but r...
Antique Industrial Foundry Pattern for Mold Han...
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Architectural Models
Wood
Incredible antique handmade wood industrial foundry pattern. A single long narrow slatted form. This was created to make the sand cast molds for casting an iron sewage grates or othe...
Antique Industrial Foundry Patterns for Molds H...
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Architectural Models
Incredible set of three antique handmade wood industrial foundry patterns. These were created to make the sand cast molds for casting iron sewage grates and other miscellaneous items...
Component Art Wall Sculpture, Historical Techno...
Bill Reiter
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures
Wire
Submitted for your consideration is this component art wall sculpture by Bill Reiter. Multi Circuit 34B, is mounted on wood and uses actual integrated 20th century vintage circuits ...
G.E. Motion Picture Studio Light Bulb Wrapper c...
Bill Reiter
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures
Paper
Submitted for your consideration is this framed pair of circa 1940s General Electric (G.E.) framed Motion Picture Studio Light Bulb packages / wrappers that all new G.E. lamps were d...
Vintage Paramount Studios Antique Lamp, as Scul...
Bill Reiter
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments
Stone
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Note: This antique may qualify for our gallery wide ~extra~ 10-25% off sale, Going on now. Please inquire. ~~~~~~~~~~~~...
1950s Vintage Italian Enamel Metal Sign È Vieta...
Vintage 1950s Italian Industrial Signs
Enamel
Vintage curved enamel metal sign "È vietata l'affissione art 445 cod. pen." (Stick no bill under the law 445 of the penal code) in black on white background, produced in the 1950s, I...

I-Beam Trolley

By Yale & Towne Manufacturing Co.
I-Beam Trolley
Yale & Towne Manufacturing Co.
20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments
Steel, Iron
A half-ton I-Beam trolley use to glide heavy items back and forth on steel I-beams.
Brass Ship's Cleats
Late 20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Brass
Pair of solid brass ship's cleats. Great as door stops, bookends, etc. Or even to mount on the wall to use as steps or hooks (I've had clients do both). I have four as of this writin...
Chrome and Brass Ship's Window Converted to Mir...
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
From a decommissioned ship, a combination of chrome and brass oval porthole window converted to a mirror. Classic styling. Rivets were added as these come out when taken off ships. 2...
Pair of Nautical Copper Port and Starboard Navi...
20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Brass, Copper
Pair of port and starboard navigational lights in a copper housing. Brass Heck nameplate on front, Fresnel lens which are indeed red and green with brass side mountings. Interior ker...
Ship's Bunkroom Shelf and Hanging Closet
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Chrome, Teak
A very productive little shelf from a ship's bunkroom, known for their efficiency. Not only do you have the mesh shelf, but five double hooks underneath and a bar across the front fr...
Rubicon Reflecting Galvanometer Test Piece in W...
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments
Metal
Submitted for your consideration is this rare Rubicon Reflecting Galvanometer, circa mid-20th century. Presenting in the original wood (appears to be mahogany) cabinet housing with ...
French Walnut Bakery Scale with Zinc Top, 1900s
Maison Beranger
Early 20th Century French Industrial Scientific Instruments
Brass, Zinc, Walnut
A marvellous French walnut bakery scale with zinc top and brass plateaux, from the early 1900s. Both decorative and functional, this scale has a gorgeous patina with one hundred year...
Vintage Industrial Decorative Horn Speaker, cir...
Vintage 1930s French Industrial Historical Memorabilia
Iron
Vintage industrial decorative horn speaker, circa 1930.
Very Early Model of a 1909 Louis Bleriot Aircraft
Unknown
Early 20th Century Unknown Industrial Aviation Objects
In 1909 French aviation pioneer Louis Bleriot completed the first successful crossing of the English Channel by air. The hand built model is very old and quite fragile I'm amazed it ...
Antique Industrial Foundry Patterns for Molds H...
Antique Late 19th Century North American Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures
Wood
Incredible set of six antique handmade wood industrial foundry patterns. These were created to make the sand cast molds for casting iron sewage grates and other miscellaneous items. ...
Antique Industrial Foundry Pattern for Mold Han...
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures
Wood
Incredible antique handmade wood industrial foundry pattern. A single rectangular form with multiple smaller rectangles. This was created to make the sand cast molds for casting an i...
Large Antique Bronze French Ships Bell with New...
Antique 1880s Industrial Musical Instruments
Large antique bronze French ships bell with new wall mounting bracket.  19th century bronze ships bell comes with a steel blacksmith made wall bracket The bell is complete with c...
Bolex Underwater Cinema Camera Housing with Tri...
Bolex
Mid-20th Century Swiss Industrial Nautical Objects
Metal
Offered here for your perusal is this circa 1950s Bolex - Paillard Swiss Made 16mm underwater camera housing on a mid century Majestic crank up metal tripod with a geared pan head. ...
Early 20th Century Electrical 1 Ohm Resistor Te...
Early 20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments
Metal
Offered for your consideration is this Leeds & Northrup electrical test piece. This "Total Decade Resistance" piece was made circa the early 20th Century by Leeds & Northrup who bega...
Midcentury Ideal School Supply Company Jumbo Th...
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments
Metal
Jumbo metal thermometer used as a teaching tool in science class in the 1960s. The thermometer shows a red line for "Body Temperature" and a red line for "Freezing". Thermometer wo...
French Beech Wood Metal and Leather Vaulting Horse
Unknown
Early 20th Century French Industrial More Furniture and Collectibles
Metal
Gym vaulting horse has metal feet, a beechwood frame and leather upholstery, circa 1910, French. Leather was repaired with hand-stitched patch. This is a heavy, substantial piece of ...
Antique Industrial Arched Foundry Patterns for ...
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Architectural Models
Wood
Incredible arched antique handmade wood industrial foundry patterns. These were created to make the sand cast molds for casting iron sewage grates. There are five patterns in this gr...
Antique Industrial Slatted Foundry Patterns for...
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Architectural Models
Wood
Incredible slatted antique handmade wood industrial foundry patterns. These were created to make the sand cast molds for casting iron sewage grates. There are ten patterns in this gr...
Aviation High Table or Serving Table Mirage III...
Cedric Bayle
Vintage 1960s French Industrial Industrial and Work Tables
This airplane inspired serving table with a painted finish "candy apple red" was made from an authentic front tip of a Mirage III aircraft external fuel tank. The Mirage is the most ...
Large Wooden Industrial Foundry Mold, circa 1910
Early 20th Century American Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces
Wood
ABOUT Large industrial wood mold used to make metal parts in San Jose California. The piece consists of two halves when joined together create a round, manufacturing part. This item ...
Pair of Brass Pendant Lights with Fresnel Glass...
Late 20th Century Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Glass
Stunning pair of brass pendant light fixtures with fresnel glass shade. Rewired for American use and takes one standard base light bulb. Just the glass shade portion measures 6 inch ...
Antique Industrial Foundry Patterns for Molds H...
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures
Wood
Incredible set of seven antique handmade wood industrial foundry patterns. These were created to make the sand cast molds for casting iron sewage grates and other miscellaneous items...
Antique Industrial Foundry Pattern for Mold Han...
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Architectural Models
Wood
Incredible antique handmade wood industrial foundry pattern. A perfect square. Use either side. This was created to make the sand cast molds for casting an iron piece of some type. I...
Cut Away Teaching Aid of a Four Stroke Engine, ...
Mid-20th Century German Industrial More Desk Accessories
Metal
Today this vintage cast alloy cut away of a four stroke engine is a collector's item but it started life as a teaching aid. It was manufactured in Chemnitz by Max Kohl in the 1950s a...
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