Sunday, 5 January 2014

Vintage Children's Hand Sewing Machine. 1950's. Made in USSR. Collectable.


This is an adorable vintage children's hand sewing machine in a gorgeous deep orange-red colour. It was made in the USSR in the 1950's and is very collectable. The machine produces a simple chain stitch.

This sturdy little machine is made from metal which is clean and rust-free. The base is varnished wood. There is also a little compartment to hold spare needles, thread and bobbins etc. This machine comes complete with it's needle which is in good condition. The paint has chipped off in a few places (please see photographs) and there is some tarnishing to the metal/chrome fittings.


Measurements:26 cm (10.25 inches) wide
12 cm (4.75 inches) deep
16 cm (6.25 inches) tall- not including bobbin post

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Genuine 1970's Italian Vintage Eyewear. Translucent brown. Large Women's or Men's Reading Glasses. Geek Chic.


Genuine 1970's Italian vintage reading glasses. Lozza by De Rigo. Large Women's or Men's.

These chic reading glasses are in fantastic vintage condition, clean and ready to wear once fitted with your own lenses by your optician. Or, they could be worn for costume parties/fancy dress as they are not fitted with lenses.

The arms are nice and secure and not loose. The screws are in tip top vintage condition, as are the hinges. The frames have minimal vintage wear and look fabulous!. They are made from a very nice translucent warm-brown plastic. The arms have a gold metal core.

Made in the 1970's by the famous De Rigo of Italy (established 1878), these Lozza frames are of very good quality and look tip top! Add a touch of vintage Italian chic to your style!


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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Early 1900's Metropolitan Police Whistle.


A delightful piece of British history- the iconic Metropolitan Police whistle. Produced by J Hudson & Co., England, in the early 1900's.

This antique whistle would have been issued to and used by the Police in London, England in the early 1900's. You can imagine an old fashioned Police "Bobby" walking his rounds on the cobbled streets of London with his whistle tucked in his breast pocket, ready to toot-toot should he come across a dastardly criminal and have to give chase!

This would make a wonderful gift for a Steampunk enthusiast, or as a quirky antique display item or could even be turned into a highly unique upcycled piece of jewellery!

The whistle is in good condition considering it's age. The chrome plating has tarnished a little in places and there is a slight dint to the mouth piece but this is normal for a police whistle of this age.

8.25 cm long
1.6 cm diameter

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Vintage Sherlock Holmes Hat. Tweed Deerstalker. Victorian Steampunk.


A wonderful vintage tweed Deerstalker hat, synonymous with the well know Conan Doyle character Sherlock Holmes. This quality tweed hat is in great condition, nice and clean for it's age and very wearable.

Made of wool tweed this wonderful Sherlock hat has front and back peaks and ear flaps which can be worn down to keep the ears nice and cosy or folded up on top of the hat and tied in position. All the stitching is nice and secure, as are the ear flaps and ribbons. The hat is lined with a gorgeous red and blue silk fabric which is also in good condition.

Measurements: head circumference 56 cm (22 inches).


If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Vintage Students Microscope No. 2 With Original Box. 1950's England.

This vintage microscope would have been used by science students in England in the 1950's (and maybe through the 60's too). It comes with it's original box which has lots of wonderful vintage lettering. 

Made in England in the 1950's by Signalling Equipment Ltd, this Students Microscope No.2 has a magnification of 70x. It appears to be working but we don't know much about the technical side of things when it comes to microscopes.

The barrel has a nice smooth movement in and out. The cast iron stand seems in solid condition. The black paint has flaked off in a few places and the label on the front of the stand has mostly worn off from use. The microscope comes with a glass plate but the original forceps are missing.

The original box is in solid condition and has lots of signs of use which adds to it's vintage charm. Covered in wonderful 1950's lettering we think the box is just as much a vintage gem as the microscope itself!

microscope when fully closed: 15.5 cm tall
box: 18.5 cm x 11.25 cm x 7 cm

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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