Archive | September, 2011

Vintage GE Vortex Fan

15 Sep

Working Man’s Special.
Late 40s-Early 50s GE Vortex 16″ desk fan. Sprayed bright berry red. This fan works great, but it’s missing the 3-speed switch. (meaning you would need to plug it in to turn it on). Hence the discounted price.

Replacement switches can be purchased from for $29.95.


Repurposed Lighting – Recycled Gasoline Can Swag Lamp

15 Sep

I’ve been on this repurposed lighting kick lately. Going through my piles of junk finding things that are cool aesthetically, but really don’t serve much of a purpose anymore. The first victim is this old steel gasoline can. Has a nice graphic, good color and great patina. I cut the bottom out, added a switched light socket, which was salvaged from an old work lamp and ran a new 12′ cord. Some 1/2″ manila sisal rope serves as the hanger with a loop up top to use as a swag lamp. Finished it with by welding on a cage on the bottom that was taken from a non working 1940s Kenmore fan. Will make a cool piece for your bar, garage, living room or man or woman cave. For Sale in our Etsy shop. SOLD!

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Zenith 6-S-254

14 Sep

Zenith Tube Radio

We just rescued this 1938 Zenith console radio recently with plans to do a light restoration on it. The cabinet is in solid shape but has some worn areas and scratches. The fabric on the grill will be replaced as well with original materials if I can find them.

Here’s an full description taken from

This is a six-tube 3-waveband receiver from 1938, featuring Zenith’s tear-drop shaped dial escutcheon that made it’s appearance for this season only. Also making its debut this year was the famous shutter or “robot” dial, which this model, unlike most of those having 7 tubes and above, does not use. The appealing waterfall-type cabinet would appear to be a progression (simplification?) of the previous season’s model 8-S-154 and the same cab was used for model 6-S-362 the following season.

In addition to the above, the radio features a 5-point tone control, bass compensation, spinner tuning, split second station re-location & “tell-tale” controls. The original selling price was $69.95. As Zeniths go, this is considered a fairly common model but is nevertheless highly collectible.

Oh! Glory Vintage Baseball Tees in the Works

7 Sep

We have a couple of designs for some baseball Tees that will be going to print very soon. I figured I’d post these up to give ourselves a kick in the butt because we’ve been putting it off for way too long now. Two different styles will be available. White shirts with black sleeves and two color ink on both. These will be a limited run for the time being, so if you’re interested, email us to reserve one. Just send the following info: Name, email address, size and design. GYPSY or ATOMIC to [email protected]

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Distressed Shabby Chic Dresser, Vanity, Mirror

6 Sep

White distressed vanity / dresser with ornate mirror. Jacobean style with spindle legs. White distressed finish, top surface has been re-stained with ebony stain and multiple coats of Formby’s tung oil. The entire piece was then hand scraped and waxed. This piece is in very good condition and very solid. Drawers have dove tail joints, new pulls and open smoothly and freely. Three piece mirror with all original glass. Mirror was disassembled for painting, then all glass was re-glued and mirror back has been reinforced. Super nice piece for your shabby chic or cottage style home. For sale. $240.

Local pickup only.

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