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New in Store

Here are just some of the ‘loot’ from our recent sourcing trip. In the shop now.

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Diamond alarm clock -chicken

Diamond alarm clock

Polaris alarm clock – beige swan

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Polaris alarm clock – blue swan

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Twin swans

Diamond alarm clock

Diamond alarm clock

 

Green alarm clock

Green alarm clock

 

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Tyre ashtray

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Vintage exercise book (not been used)

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Vintage biscuit tin

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So kitsch, it’s cool!

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Vintage biscuit tin

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Household Goods

Just your simple everyday items… the everyday items of the past that is =)

Rooster brand alarm clock (working condition)

Plated napkin holder (engraved with “With Compliments Stamford Press”)

UK-made pear-shaped plate

Cute kid-sized enamel cups (not been used)

1940s potato peeler

I understand this was pre-cassette – the cartridge would be loaded with songs, but look at the size of the slot!

Concerto 70s cartridge player

Side view showing slot

Reproduction “vintage” phone (not working)

Made-in-Japan Cigarette Music Holder. It’s llke a music box for ciggies!

Learn to play a new instrument.

Hohner Melodica Soprano (in original box)

Instructions included

The original calculator (better than one as it needs no power source!)

Abacus 1 (13 places)

Abacus 2 (11 places) Lotus-flower brand

We think this was used for weighing letters to calculate postage.

Foldable portable mini weighing scale

Folds up into a slim case

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Other cool stuff

This cute plastic model is like your baby typewriter, waiting to grow up into a ‘serious’ heavyweight like the Olivetti. From the USA. It works too!

Marxwriter typewriter

Look at those adorable stubby keys

Comes with a baby blue case

Beat the heat with this working 1970s Pifco fan.

Pifco three-blade fan, 11 inches in height

Simple and effective design

Here’s a clever design – this travel clock has a covering which sheaths it completely. Now you see it…

Westclox travel clock

Now you (almost) don’t!

Almost covered up

It stands up, but when the stand is folded back, it becomes an anonymous oval object.

side view

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New ‘Old’ Things

Vintage is so popular right now, people are making new things that look old, or remaking old things into new ones!

Check out our ‘replica’ sewing machine that is actually a music box, a ‘replica’ dial-phone that is actually a lighter and a ‘replica’ fan that is actually a clock!

Wind up this sewing machine, pull the drawer out and and besides playing a twinkling tune, the machine parts move too! (the needle and foot pedal goes up and down)

Music box sewing machine

Side view

An idea of the scale

Try this neat party trick – light a candle with your phone! Or rather, the flame that comes from the dial of this cute little ‘telephone’. Just remember to load up with lighter fluid first.

The blades might not move, but this fan is still really cool (pun intended) for its vintage edge. The clock is detachable and runs on one small battery. Hey it looks like the KDK fan we used to have!

KDK fan (sold)

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