Industrial Collectibles and Curiosities

Industrial Style

It’s a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furnishings of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, worktables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.


     The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact. The interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. On these pages you will find designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

Airplane Radial Engine Sculpture Nine Cylinder "R-985 Wasp Jr"
Airplane Radial Engine Sculpture Nine Cylinder ...
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures
Aluminum, Steel
Sculpture made from a radial aircraft engine, the nine-cylinder '' R-985 Wasp Jr '' manufactured by Pratt and Whitney in 1945. After flying several years on a Max-Holste MH-1521 B...
Late Century Japanese Industrial Brass & Stainless Steel Searchlight Floor Lamp
Late Century Japanese Industrial Brass & Stainl...
Industrial Design
Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Floor Lamps
Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Glass
Cast brass and stainless steel searchlight and cast aluminium stanchion post. The lamp itself is a very substantial fixture with all wiring replaced with our in-house wiring syste...
Aircraft Coffee Table Radial Engine Pratt & Whitney ''R-985 Wasp Jr‘'
Aircraft Coffee Table Radial Engine Pratt & Whi...
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Coffee table made from an aircraft radial engine, the 9-cylinder ''R-985 Wasp Jr '' manufactured by Pratt & Whitney in 1945. After flying for several years on a Max-Holste MH-1521...
1970s Cast Aluminum, Brass and Glass Industrial Flame Proof LED Strip Light
1970s Cast Aluminum, Brass and Glass Industrial...
Daeyang
Late 20th Century Korean Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants
Aluminum, Brass, Glass
Korean flameproof strip light made by Daeyang circa 1978 with restored marine blue/green and white colours. An awesome example of vintage industrial lighting that you just don't see...
Genuine Airplane Lamp ''Turbine Axis'' CFM-56 Reactor
Genuine Airplane Lamp ''Turbine Axis'' CFM-56 R...
Late 20th Century French Industrial Table Lamps
Steel
Table and/or desktop lamp created from the turbine axis of a 1980s CFM-56 reactor. This reactor manufactured by CFM International was the most popular reactor of the 1990s. Mounted o...
Lifesize Articulating X-Ray Dummy, Cold War Icon
Lifesize Articulating X-Ray Dummy, Cold War Icon
U.S. Government
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Historical Memorabilia
In 1961 this mannequin was featured in a Life Magazine cover story. After Khrushchev scared the world by setting off a hydrogen bomb 1n 1961 the US wanted to know its long term effec...
1970s Industrial Cast Aluminium, Glass and Brass Flameproof Strip Light & Shade
1970s Industrial Cast Aluminium, Glass and Bras...
Industrial Design, Daeyang
Late 20th Century Korean Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants
Aluminum, Brass, Glass
Korean flameproof strip light made by Daeyang circa 1978 with bright polished finish. An awesome example of vintage industrial lighting that you just don't see these days, in fact...
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 ...
'Cyclone' Wright R-1820 Aircraft Radial Engine Sculpture
'Cyclone' Wright R-1820 Aircraft Radial Engine ...
21st Century and Contemporary North American Industrial Mounted Objects
Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Sculpture made from an aircraft radial engine, the "cyclone" nine-cylinder Wright R-1820 manufactured by Curtiss-Wright in the 1950s. After a long time set a DC-3 "Dakota", this exce...
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Ship's Statero...
Mid-20th Century European Industrial Nautical Objects
Brass
An unusual pair of brass ship's wall lights from the stateroom of a decommissioned cruise ship. Mid-Century Modern. They take a single, regular size bulb and have been rewired for Am...
1890s Rare Marble Oak Scale with a Marble Top
Antique 1890s American Industrial Scientific Instruments
Metal
1890s oak scale with a marble top. This is a rare find! Some dentil work missing. This can be seen at our 5 East 16th St location on Union Square in Manhattan.
1970s Seiko Blue Retro Vintage Industrial Antiq...
Seiko
Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Wall Clocks
Steel, Cut Steel, Glass, Plastic
Seiko super tanker slave clock original aqua marine green finish A reclaimed and restored maritime slave clock. These clocks were used in great numbers on super tankers, cargo ...
1970s Green Retro Seiko Vintage Industrial Anti...
Seiko
Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Wall Clocks
Steel, Cut Steel, Glass, Plastic
Seiko supertanker slave clock original aqua marine green finish A reclaimed and restored maritime slave clock. These clocks were used in great numbers on super tankers, cargo s...
1970s Japanese Green Retro Seiko Vintage Antiqu...
Seiko
Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Wall Clocks
Steel, Cut Steel
Seiko supertanker slave clock. A reclaimed and restored marine slave clock. These clocks were used in great number on large sea going vessels built during the 1970s and housed...
Aviation Double Monobloc Blade in Duralium
Early 20th Century French Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures
Aluminum
True sculpture, this aviation monobloc blade in old Duralium (around 1935) can probably be attributed to the manufacturer Ratier Figeac. The shape of its helical hub makes us think t...
Operator Airplane Seat Built by Sogerma from a ...
Late 20th Century French Industrial Armchairs
Steel, Textile, Plastic
It is a single original of a mechanic seat built by Sogerma (AEROSPATIALE group). For the record, it equipped one of the two copies of the French Air Force DC-8 SARIGUE. The DC-8 ...
French Industrial Brass Clock, Barometer Statio...
Andre Romain Guilmet
Antique Late 19th Century French Industrial Scientific Instruments
Bronze
Fantastic 19th century desk piece clock - Barometer - Thermometer. In the form of a steam boiler. The engine of the boiler works perfect, ask me and i will send you a video. It works...
1950s Vintage Polish Medical Scale
Vintage 1950s Polish Industrial Scientific Instruments
Iron
The original, mechanical medical scale from the 1950s, produced by Lubelska Fabryka Wag. Year of production: 1955 Construction: The body is made of cast iron. There is a L.F.W. co...
Jaguar Sepecat Airplane Suspension Lamp
Late 20th Century French Industrial More Lighting
Aluminum
Suspension made from a half Jaguar plane rim from the company SEPECAT. It is a Franco-British military aircraft, like the Concorde, in two versions: single-seater for ground attac...
Aviation Coffee Table Kerosene Management Pump ...
Late 20th Century French Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum
Coffee table made from an aeronautical piece installed aboard a tanker (in flight) for fighter's plane. This is the kerosene management pump of a turbo. This aeronautical element ...
Fokker F27 Blade in Duralium
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Aviation Objects
Aluminum, Steel
Duralium blade from a Fokker F27, a short-haul 44-seat turboprop aircraft developed and built by the Dutch manufacturer Fokker, designed to succeed the legendary DC-3 and manufacture...
Duralium Tracker Grumman S2 Aviation Blade
Late 20th Century Canadian Industrial Mounted Objects
Aluminum
Duralium blade from a Grumman S-2 Tracker, an onboard aircraft specifically built for anti-submarine warfare (ASM) which served United States Navy. Made in the 1965s, this sculpt...
1940s Vintage Italian Enamel Metal Sign "vietat...
Vintage 1940s Italian Industrial Signs
Enamel
Vintage enamel metal sign "vietato l'ingresso" (no entry) in black on white background, produced in the 1940s, in Italy. The sign is slightly curved and presents a thin black prof...
Early 20th Century Miniature Model of French In...
Early 20th Century French Industrial Collectibles and Curiosities
Metal
A very rare model of an miniature Industrial machine shop-factory, circa 1910 Paris with oven, saA testimony of the Industrial Revolution. (Museum quality). Wooden base with simp...
Vintage Wooden Early 1950s Surfboard "Kookbox"
Unknown
Vintage 1950s American Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Plywood
Early 1950s plywood surfboard "Kookbox" modeled after the designs of Tom Blake's surfboards of the 1930s, who was considered the founder of California surf culture. Constructed of ma...
Original, Large Ship's Chrome Porthole Window C...
Mid-20th Century Industrial Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors
Chrome
An unusual large size, oval ship's porthole window converted to a mirror. Chrome window with working keys--the keys turn and the window opens (put a safe or shelves behind?). From a ...
CineFlex 35mm Movie Camera WW-II Designed Comba...
Vintage 1940s American Industrial Mounted Objects
Metal
Offered for your demanding consideration is this CineFlex 35mm motion picture cinema combat camera. Designed and built in the USA as a clone-copy of the German made Arriflex camera, ...
Garton Kidillac Pedal Car
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Toys and Dolls
Steel, Rubber
Vintage toy car from the Garton Toy Company, a Kidillac pedal car made in the fifties. Very strong steel body with solid rubber tires and chain drive.  
1878 Siebe Gorman Firemens Rescue Mask
Siebe Gorman & Co.
Antique Late 19th Century English Industrial Scientific Instruments
This is an early Siebe Gorman smoke mask. These full face helmets are very rare and found mostly in museum collections. It's signed on a brass plaque. Manufactured by Siebe Gorman an...
1930s Vintage Italian Enamel Metal Sign "Profes...
Vintage 1930s Italian Industrial Signs
Enamel
Vintage enamel metal sign "professori, biblioteca" (the teachers' room and school library) in black on white background, produced in the 1930s by B.Rigo in Padova, Italy. The sign...
RCA Portable TV Advertising Sign Circa Mid-20th...
RCA Victor
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Signs
Masonite
Offered for your consideration is this mid-20th century wood / masonite RCA advertising sign. Sophisticated chocolate brown script over a tan background, touting their new, huge, Spo...
Slate and Copper Switch Board
Early 20th Century Industrial Scientific Instruments
Slate, Copper
Salvaged from a factory, this early 20th century switchboard is a beefy relic of early industrial manufacturing. Mounted on a 2" thick slate slab, the thick copper strips are mounted...
Pair of Ship's Chrome Deck Lights with Iron Bra...
Mid-20th Century Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants
Chrome
Pair of chrome deck lights from a working ship, with an iron bracket which is slightly offset but stays centre when you hang it. Midcentury. Rewired for American use and takes one st...
Pair of Port and Starboard Copper Ship's Naviga...
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Glass
Pair of copper port and starboard all-around ship navigational lights. Midcentury from decommissioned ship and electrified for modern and American use. Glass Fresnel lenses. Nautica...
Ovoid-Shaped Nautical Brass Ship's Porthole Win...
Late 20th Century Industrial Wall Mirrors
Brass
A great ovoid-shaped brass ship's window turned into a mirror. Originally salvaged from a ship's closed lifeboat from the 1970s. The glass has been swapped for a mirror and the rivet...
Riveted Polished Iron Commerce Large Scale by J...
Vintage 1920s Belgian Industrial Scientific Instruments
Iron
Large riveted polished iron industrial commerce scale by J.bruyninckx & Fils (Bruxelles Belgium), circa 1920.  
Late Century Japanese Cast Aluminium and Glass ...
Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants
If you are looking for an industrial fitting that is truly unique look no further! This light has been re-claimed from an ice breaking vessel that would travel through arctic cond...
19th Century Dr. Auzoux Papier Mâché Model of Head
Antique Mid-19th Century French Industrial Scientific Instruments
This fantastically detailed papier mâché model of the head dates to the mid-19th century. It was made by Dr. Auzoux and listed in his catalogue. The attention to detail is breathtaki...
Foosball Game Sports Table from Italy on Handma...
Mid-20th Century Italian Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Steel, Chestnut, Plywood, Paint
Midcentury foosball table from Italy on handmade wooden stand. Includes rare painted steel-bodied players, leather playing field, steel goals and chestnut handles with surrounding do...
Berkel Model Five Meat Slicing Machine
Berkel
Vintage 1920s Dutch Industrial Historical Memorabilia
Iron
Very rare army green berkel model five meat slicing machine, 1922-1928. Used in WO II military field kitchen. Rare model with a special historical value. The meat slicer Berkel mo...
French Factory Pine Cabinet with Electric switc...
Vintage 1950s French Industrial Cabinets
Brass, Bakelite, Pine
French factory cabinet with two front doors and one side sliding door in pine wood black painted, and top part is an electric switch board with manometer rewired light and Bakelite t...
Rare Original Nautical Brass Ship's Porthole Co...
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Brass
This is a rare find these brass porthole ship windows with the exterior protective brass grid. I had them converted to tables using my own custom design. These are designed to come a...
Pair of Triangular Wall Sconces from a 1970s Cr...
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Brass
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...
Large Midcentury Nautical Brass and Fresnel Len...
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Brass
Large, midcentury ship post light in brass with Fresnel lens from a decommissioned Russian ship. Rewired and complete with brass chain and ceiling canopy. Diameter of just the glass ...
Rare Brass Ship's Anemometer with Aluminum Fin,...
Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects
Aluminum, Brass
Midcentury Ship's Anemometer in brass with an aluminum fin. These were used outside on ships to measure wind speed and direction connected to a corresponding gauge on the bridge. Thi...
One Foot Antique Flattened Dumbbell
20th Century American Industrial Paperweights
Iron
Vintage antique small 11 1/4" iron dumbbell weight lifting memorabilia or paperweight. Complimentary shipping within the continental United States.
1940s French Triumph Typewriter
Vintage 1940s French Industrial Scientific Instruments
Metal
1940s French Triumph brand black vintage typewriter with original case. Please inquire about working condition. This can be seen at our 5 East 16th St location on Union Square in Man...
Nautical Antique Ship's Anemometer and Aerovane
20th Century Japanese Industrial Scientific Instruments
Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Fiberglass
This is a cool midcentury nautical instrument from a merchant ship. An anemometer used to measure wind speed and an aerovane to measure direction. Originally there would be cables co...
1930s Leather Gym Mat
20th Century European Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather gym mat from the 1930s. Good original condition, nice patina.

1800s Cabinet of Educational Collections

By Philadelphia Commercial Museum
1800s Cabinet of Educational Collections
Philadelphia Commercial Museum
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments
This is full and complete cabinet of 11 draws. The cabinet reads... Educational collection of Commercial Materials... Hartley School... Philadelphia Commercial Museum. Each glass cov...
1940s Leather Gym Pommel Horse Bench
20th Century German Industrial Benches
Leather, Wood
Leather gym pommel horse bench with handles, from the 1940s. The bench is in very good condition, nice patina.
1960s Set of Vintage Italian Enamel Metal Signs...
Vintage 1960s Italian Industrial Signs
Enamel
Set of vintage enamel metal restroom signs "uomini, donne" (men, women) in blue on white background, produced in the 1960s, in Italy. The signs have a thin blue profile all around...
Aircrew Ejection Seat by Aircraft Mechanics Inc...
Vintage 1930s American Industrial Armchairs
Rare aircrew ejection seat by Aircraft Mechanics Inc. with swivel base. The body is riveted, galvanized, and well patinated. Adjustment levers have faded bright yellow spherical knob...
Boon & Lane Aluminum Hat Mold
20th Century American Industrial Collectibles and Curiosities
Metal
Vintage industrial polished aluminum hat block from Boon & Lane, Luton Beds, England. Boon & Lane has been supplying hat manufacturers ladies and gents styles wood and metal blocks f...
Late Century German Cast Brass and Glass Explos...
Centurion, Wiska
Vintage 1980s German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Bronze, Glass
Solid cast brass explosion proof pendant manufactured circa 1980. Ex. rated and reclaimed from supertankers. It has the original ceramic and brass E27 lamp holder which looks bra...
Pair of Brass and Black Maritime Pendant Lights
Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Copper, Glass
A fabulous pair of large nautical ship's deck lights in an appealing combination of polished brass and satin black. These authentic Industrial pendants, which were manufactured by Wi...
1950s Vintage Italian Enamel Metal Sign "Attent...
Vintage 1950s Italian Industrial Signs
Enamel
Vintage enamel metal sign "attenti al cane" (beware of the dog ) in black on white background, produced in the 1950s ,in Italy. The sign can be fixed to a wall with two screws.  
1920s Vintage Curved Italian Enamel Metal Sign ...
Vintage 1920s Italian Industrial Signs
Enamel
Vintage enamel metal sign "cassa" ( cash desk sign ) in black on white background, produced in the 1920s in Italy. The sign is much curved and can be fixed to a wall with two scre...
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