This unique table lamp is made from an old upcycled thick metal blade yard rack. While nothing historically, significant, this piece has been around for at least 30 years out at my parent’s property. I remember using it as a kid…I recently found it rusting away in the weeds out by the woods. It has such as cool look and design, I thought it would be the perfect candidate to upcycle into a cool decorative lamp. The finned blades are all fairly heavy steel with a nice rusty patina finish. The wooden handle and rotted away long ago, so I cut off the attachments and used those as legs to stabilize the piece so it stands vertically.
Has a nice rustic, industrial and almost art deco inspired appeal. It was then wired up using some vintage reproduction black twisted cloth covered wire with an inline switch and vintage style plug. It uses a vintage tube style 30 watt bulb which fits the vertical style of the light and puts out a nice warm glow. Should you require more light, you can replace with any standard base bulb.
Very cool piece and makes a great addition to your farmhouse, cottage, living room or office.
Dimensions: Approximately 14″ high x 6″ wide, base is approximately 12″ wide
Vintage art deco styled barbershop antiseptic sterilizer storage cabinet made by the Paidar company, from somewhere between the 1920s-40s. Table or countertop cabinet, designed to store barbering supplies.
This is a very cool and unique piece, picked up from a local collection in Virginia. I have searched and searched online and have been unable to find another one like it.
This cabinet will make a perfect addition and storage piece for nearly any room in your house. Perfect storage for your vintage bathroom, great for additional storage on top of a dresser or in the living room. Not to mention a great piece for any vintage inspired barbershop.
The original finish was kept to preserve the nice well worn patina. Main cabinet is a light honey-colored finish, top is in original black paint. Nice brass original hinges, original pulls and glass are all intact and in perfect working order. Maltese cross and lettering on the glass are what we really make the piece standout.
Size: 28″w x 10″deep x 8.5″h
Currently available for purchase in our Etsy shop. Click here.
About the Manufacturer:
The Emil J. Paidar Company has been making barber chairs since the 1900’s. The Chicago-based company is one of two major domestic barber supply manufacturers in the United States during that time period. The other one is Koken Barber’s Supply Company with headquarters in St. Louis Missouri. Paidar provided a bunch of other barber supplies as well, including barber poles, mirror cases, wall fixtures, work cabinets, manicure tables, shoe shining stands and coat racks.
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As promised, here are some detailed pics of the 1930s GE brass blade fan. I’ve gone through and cleaned 20 years of dirt and grime and given the blades a light polish. I’ve kept the internal cloth wiring, but replaced the power cord. It works great. All three speeds. High speed will blow you out of the room! This one is for sale in the shop and on ETSY. SOLD!