Stylish simplicity highlights this brass Mid-Century Modern Pal-Bell ashtray. Clean, modernist lines are juxtaposed with the rustic feel of the black hammered interior and signature Pal-Bell green patina-tone turquoise accents. Ultra-high quality craftsmanship from Israel coupled with a weapon-like heaviness makes this a wonderfully understated piece. We are under the assumption that this bowl-shaped piece is based on the curved ridges around the rim. However, the design camouflages its purpose, and it looks lovely just sitting on a coffee table or mantle as a decorative piece. A really interesting aspect of this Pal-Bell ashtray is its tonal quality. Just tap it with any hard object (like a pencil, etc.) and it rings like a well-crafted bell with a nice tone and long sustain! This is truly a beautiful example of 20th century Israeli metal ware, an unbelievably stylish piece for collectors of Judaica, or simply one of the nicest ashtrays you will find anywhere! It measures 4 5/8 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall. Pal-Bell manufactured a large number of decorative pieces for the home. Check below for examples of finely crafted brass Pal-Bell ashtrays.read more
MID-CENTURY MODERN JARU CALIFORNIA POTTERY CERAMIC OWLS HAVE GENUINE RETRO STYLE AND MAKE A STRONG DECORATIVE STATEMENT WHEREVER THEY ARE DISPLAYED. NOT EASY TO FIND IN A SET, THE PAIR OF OWLS LOOK GREAT TOGETHER WITH THE TALL OWL MEASURING 11.5 INCHES AND THE SHORT ONE MEASURING 7.25 INCHES. THEY ARE BOTH IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO CHIPS OR CRACKS AND ARE BOTH MARKED JARU 1974 (THE TALL ONE HAS AN ADDITIONAL MARK, PREHAPS THE ARTIST SIGNATURE / INITIAL). THERE ARE NO CHIPS OR CRACKS ON EITHER OWL.
THIS ARMAN MODERN ART BOOK IS JUST ONE OF A SERIES OF AMAZING ART BOOKS BY MR. ARMAN. WE WORK HARD TO FIND SOME OF THE COOLEST MODERN AND MID MODERN ART AND ART BOOKS WHICH IS WHAT WE FOUND. 1990 HARDBOUND ART BOOK FROM FRENCH PAINTER ARMAN (1928-2005) COMPILES HIS SERIES OF MONOCHROME ACCUMULATIONS, PAINTINGS COMPOSED ENTIRELY OF ACTUAL PAINT TUBES AND THEIR CONTENTS. BEST KNOWN FOR HIS "ACCUMULATIONS", THIS BOOK IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF ARMAN'S WORK AND THE PAINTINGS ARE FAITHFULLY REPRODUCED IN FINE COLOR DETAIL. HARDCOVER WITH DUSTJACKET MEASURES 10 INCHES X 10 INCHES AND HAS 139 PAGES. THE BOOK IS LIGHTLY USED, DUSTJACKET SHOWS SOME MINOR SHELF WEAR, INTERIOR IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO DAMAGED OR MISSING PAGES. PUBLISHED IN 1990 BY AH-GRAFIK OF STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.
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THIS HEAVY DUTY VINTAGE SONY KV-5000 TRINITRON PORTABLE TV ORIGINALLY CAME FROM PLEASANTVILLE LABS, AN AUDIO VIDEO TEST LAB IN BALTIMORE, AND IT HAS A COUPLE OF INTERESTING MODIFICATIONS, NAMELY A BUILT-IN RF MODULATOR THAT TOGGLES THE UHF/VHF AND CABLE INPUT SIGNAL WITH A LITTLE METAL SWITCH ON THE BACK. THE AC POWER CORD (WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY REMOVABLE) HAS ALSO BEEN PERMANENTLY WIRED IN. THE BODY AND PROTECTIVE CLEAR FACEPLATE SHOWS SOME OBVIOUS WEAR AND TEAR (AS IT WAS USED IN A LABORATORY SETTING), BUT IT IS CLEAN AND WORKS AND HAS NO SERIOUS DAMAGE, CRACKS OR OTHER STRUCTURAL FLAWS. THE MONITOR IS A 5 INCH COLOR SCREEN AND IS PERFECT WITH NO SCRATCHES OR FLAWS. BACK OF THE UNIT HAS KNOBS FOR HORIZONTAL HOLD, VERTICAL HOLD AND DEGAUSS AND FLAT-HEAD SCREW ADJUSTERS TO FINE-TUNE SCREEN CENTERING AND RED, BLUE AND GREEN COLORS. INCLUDES ORIGINAL COAXIAL CABLE THAT HAS A STANDARD TIP ON ONE END AND A SPECIAL TIP THAT FITS THE MODIFIED CABLE INPUT ON THE BACK OF THE TV. ENTIRE TV MEASURES 11 INCHES X 9 INCHES X 6.5 INCHES. THE SONY KV-5000: "THE NEW COLOR PORTABLE THAT WON'T GIVE YOU A HERNIA" (ACTUAL SLOGAN FROM THE SONY AD CAMPAIGN!).read more
The Wilson Jones Hummer...a vintage office classic
This vintage Wilson Jones Hummer 3-hole punch is heavy-duty and highly desirable. The Wilson Jones Hummer has three fully adjustable punches and cuts clean 3/8 inch holes through up to 20 sheets of paper at a time. The platform includes a raised embossed ruler guide and an additional slide-out ruler/paper guide. The unit is equipped with a steel tray punched hole collector that that snaps into place underneath. This weighty piece of Machine Age office equipment has a classic industrial gray enamel coating and looks great just sitting on the desk. The base plate dimensions are 10 5/8 inches x 5 3/4 inches. This particular model had been recently oiled and was in very good, clean, smooth-working condition. Showing only faint wear and no rust or corrosion, this Wilson Junes Hummer 3 hole punch sold the first week. We have sold three Hummers so far, and always have our eyes peeled for them. Made in the USA, the Wilson Jones Hummer 3-hole punch is built to withstand decades of use...really! They aren't the easiest to find, but they do show up on eBay now and then, and usually for less than the cost of an ugly "modern" Chinese model from the local office supply store! Check below to see if there are any Wilson Jones Hummers for sale now!read more