Sunday, July 22, 2012

More Awesome Vintage Finds

Sorry i haven't posted in a week, so much stuff to do! I first want to thank everyone who has commented, viewed, friend-ed, and featured me so far, its such an honor to know people enjoyed what i posted. I hope your all ready to feast your eye on more of our collection. I have three more exquisite finds to show you all. The first couple we have had for awhile, the last is a more recent acquisition.

The first is this absolutely stunning National cash register from the 1920's. It is so masterfully crafted and ornate. Just look at all the brass and fleur de lis.  There is usually an "Amount Purchased" sign on top but this was unfortunately missing that piece. That's ok though, the rest makes up for it. Its still fully functioning, all the keys move and open the drawer with a sharp ding. The lid opens and shows a counter for the number of customers and the amount of money.  Its funny to note how the keys only go up to 1 dollar! This took two people to move since it weights probably close to 100 pounds, a testament to its sturdy and timeless construction. 

The second is a much smaller object. Its a pair of Ofuna opera glasses. I'm guessing it is from the late 1940's since it says "Made in Occupied Japan" Its got its original case and is a cool post ww2 find. Though it doesn't magnify things a great deal, we still use it for bird and small animal spotting around our house. 

The last antique you may recognize from my banner. Its an old Royal brand typewriter. It was a gift from Francine and i was positively thrilled with it. The original ribbon is still on it and the keys work and everything. Although the ribbon is dried it still manages to type some faded letters. I still smile when i look at it. Francine wrapped this banner around the sides with twine that says dream. Just yesterday we bought that big ol light bulb you see siting on it and placed it there. Looks like it just got an idea, haha.

I hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as we do. Thanks for looking!


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24 comments:

  1. What fabulous items, I especially love the old Cash Register. I've had my eye out for one for a while now but everyone that I see is so so pricey. Maybe someday I'll get one but it's not in the near future unless I can find one at a really great bargain. I know it cost a lot to get/own a piece of history but I've been asking myself lately..do I Need it or do I Want it, but then I'm kicking myself later for not getting it.
    Visiting you from Debbie-doos

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  2. Hi Nathan,

    I love the cash register, it's a beautiful work of art and the typewriter is also a wonderful find. Years ago, my grandfather typed on a typewriter older than yours and could type 100 per minute...can you believe that!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love the cash register! What a great find. Visiting from the newbie party. Would appreciate the follow back. Thanks.

    Kathy @ http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com

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  4. I am a sucker for typewriters. I have a Royal that's similar to yours, but no light bulb!

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  5. Old cash registers are fantastic--what a find! I have an old typewriter and it is one of my favorite treasures. Yours is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Hi Nate! I love that old typewriter~what a treasure! New follower for you~hope you will stop over to visit me as well! Angie

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  7. That old cash register is absolutely gorgeous, Nathan! I love my antique typewriter - I was overjoyed when I got it at a reasonable price too.

    Thanks for sharing your vintage treasures at the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Party!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  8. Cool stuff. I too love that old construction and the quirky ways things have of dating themselves. The lightbulb was a great addition along with the banner. So cute. I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop over at Quirky Vistas for a visit and follow as well if you like.
    Liz

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  9. I love the typewriter! If I had space I think I would collect them. Will be a few follower hope you will stop by and follow too. Laura

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  10. Awesome cash register... yikes that must be a heavy sucker! I have an old typewriter too and nearly break my back anytime I try to move it... can't imagine trying that on the cash register!

    Love the blog, new visitor here.

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  11. That cash register is amazing!

    Found you on Savvy Southern Style and am a new follower!
    Ashleigh @ rusticanthology.blogspot.com

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  12. I adore your cash register! How perfectly fantastic! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  13. Great finds! The opera glasses are fab! I love the cash register and typewriter and am a fellow collector. I am looking forward to following you, as I think we must have a lot in common. :)

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  14. Hi Nate,
    What a gorgeous antique cash register!!! And the typewriter is equally as fabulous!!
    So glad I stumbled upon your blog!
    Hope you have a great night.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  15. Very cool cash register and typewriter. I had a fab typewriter, but sold it (since that's what I do), I'm not quite over selling it yet. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  16. you have very beautiful pieces enjoy them

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  17. Your photos are beautiful - love your blog!

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  18. Great pieces! I especially love the antique cash register. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

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  19. Wow!! Great finds. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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  20. That cash register just took my breath away! Love it! What a wonderful and gorgeous piece to display! All your finds are fabulous! I just became your latest follower! Thank you for sharing this with us last week at TTF. I hope you are having a terrific week!

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  21. Hi Nathan, I love your vintage finds! The cash register is absolutely gorgeous! I have a typewriter similar to yours. The dream banner is so 'dreamy'. May just have to add one to mine. Thanks so much for sharing your treasures with Share Your Cup. I will be featuring you this week.
    Jann

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  22. Hello Nathan,
    How nice it is to discover your wonderful blog! I spied your feature photo on Jann's blog "Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson". I look forward to visiting you and am happy to be one of your blogging friends.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  23. You have a great collection of treasures, and photograph them well. Thanks for sharing your finds!

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