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Hello and welcome to our online store.

We have a passion for just about anything old. Everything from telephones to fans to cars and more. There is something about being around an item that is often older than ones' self. It can fire the imagination and make life just a little more interesting. It seems a society manufactures what it dreams of. If that is so then our modern society must be burned out as nearly everything that comes out of factories looks the same and is cheaply made. We remember a time when everything made had its own unique character. From the cars you drove to your dinnerware. While not everything looked pretty (remember the Edsels?) it was all different and unique. However, not everything from back then will still function on the modern systems. Yes an old phone looks really neat but if you can't use its like having a an old hot rod without any engine. It…

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  • Born on May 20
  • Joined September 5, 2008

Favorite materials

metal, bakelite, wood, cloth, vintage

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About

Hello and welcome to our online store.

We have a passion for just about anything old. Everything from telephones to fans to cars and more. There is something about being around an item that is often older than ones' self. It can fire the imagination and make life just a little more interesting. It seems a society manufactures what it dreams of. If that is so then our modern society must be burned out as nearly everything that comes out of factories looks the same and is cheaply made. We remember a time when everything made had its own unique character. From the cars you drove to your dinnerware. While not everything looked pretty (remember the Edsels?) it was all different and unique. However, not everything from back then will still function on the modern systems. Yes an old phone looks really neat but if you can't use its like having a an old hot rod without any engine. It looks pretty but thats about all. But what if you could use it just like they did back then? After all what makes an old car fun to drive is the memories and imagination, and its like nothing made today. Back then even the most utilitarian piece of equipment had an artistic flair to it. Thats why we feel that others will also be interested in the items we sell. Yes, someone can still make these by hand but it would be very difficult if not impossible to replicate some of the designs with the same attention paid to detail. In the end it would still be new and lack the something that only antiques have- a link to the past. Many of the telephones we sell have been restored and many can be used on modern lines. Each telephone is unique from the way it looks to the way it works. You will never find any of them at the local mall. Its also very unlikely your neighbor will have one too- that is unless they are much older than you. Half the fun about these phones is their uniqueness and imagining the lifestlyes of the people who used them. Unfortunately, years ago many were destroyed and there are only a few left (depends on the particular style and age). Holding one in your hands is like a owning little piece of history. Using one is a unique experience- its like conversing with the past.



We are not a "fly by night outfit." We believe it is important to know who you are buying from (and selling to)and like the friendly atmosphere that is promoted on Etsy.
My husband and I have started doing this as a sort of hobby but in the future we hope to sell more artwork and antiques on line as we near retirement. We look forward to providing you with quality items that are difficult or impossible to find anywhere else. Thank you for visiting our store and we hope you enjoyed it.

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