If you’ve been to our shop, you’ll know what an extensive collection of nautical items we have – from pulleys and compasses to diving helmets and steering wheels! Here’s a taste of the latest vintage items.
We’re excited about our latest finds – harmonicas, or chromatic harmonicas to be exact (look up Wikipedia for the lowdown on what this is!). The thought that these vintage pieces, so well loved and played by someone obviously accomplished, would be loved and played once again, makes us happy that we can be a part of this process.
The two main brands we have are Hohner (the world’s foremost manufacturer of harmonicas) and Nippon Gakki (known now as Yamaha). All come in their original packaging and in great condition.
Nippon Gakki Seizo Butterfly Orchestra series Single Bass Pitch A-440
Sewing is a skill everyone should have, we reckon – after all, there is only so much you can do with a safety pin or sticky tape!
These vintage sewing supplies should get you raring to go with a thread and needle.
For everything you need to know about dressmaking, check out this tome which comes with the kind of hand-drawn 1970s style illustrations we love.
Not a sewing implement but well, closely related to fabrics!
Catch these before they’re gone!
We love the baby blue keyboard of the Hermes Baby (no relation to the fashion brand). Made in West Germany, it was quite an iconic typewriter in its day. This model was made around 1966.
Another blue – a dusky hue for the Hanimex, made in Japan, circa 1960s.
Sophisticated brown Royal Litton typewriter, made in Japan also in the 60s.
The Olivetti Dora was designed by renowned Italian architect Ettore Sottsass (he also designed the chilli red Olivetti Valentine and founded the Memphis design movement – think geometric shapes and squiggly lines). Note the clean and simple, slightly boxy shape. The typeface, as we read, is Techno Pica, a similarly boxy font. Made in the 60s in Spain.
Finally, the most unusual of the lot with a woodgrain casing, another Royal Litton.