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Retro General Electric Coffee Percolator – SOLD

24 Nov

General Electric Poly-Brew coffee percolator

General Electric Poly-Brew coffee percolator

It may be made out of plastic, but I’ve always loved the style of this retro General Electric ‘Poly-Brew’ percolator!  The shape is so retro, as is the pattern that’s etched into the front of the coffee machine. The inside of the pot is stained from years of use, and there’s a scratch on the handle, but on the whole it’s still a fine looking coffee pot in good working order!

Dimensions: 26cm tall x 13cm in diameter

Price: R150

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Vintage Hamilton Beach Mixer – SOLD

16 Nov

Vintage Hamilton Beach mixer

Vintage Hamilton Beach mixer

When it comes to vintage mixers you can’t really beat the Hamilton Beach! First patented in 1938, these machines were built to last – and to look good – all these years later and this is still considered a very handsome kitchen appliance! The paintwork on this model is a bit worn, but that’s to be expected, and on the plus side the motor sounds strong and the machine still has both of its pyrex bowls.

A classic machine in good condition for its years. A wonderful Christmas present for any aspiring bakers out there!

P.S. An interesting aside: HB was founded in April 1910 by inventor Frederick J. Osius, but Osius didn’t like his own name, so the company took its name from two men that Osius hired, Louis Hamilton and Chester Beach. He hired Hamilton as his advertising manager, and Beach to work as a mechanic.  Osius paid Hamilton and Beach $1000 each for the right to use their names, and I think it was a great marketing move – I’ve always love the name ‘Hamilton Beach’!

Dimensions: Height of mixer – 27cm; Base – 18cm wide x 33cm long; Large bowl – 12cm tall x 22cm in diameter: Small bowl – 12cm tall x 16cm in diameter

Price: R650

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Retro Rice Steamer – SOLD

13 Nov

Retro rice steamer

Retro rice steamer

I’ve sold one of these retro rice steamers before, but it wasn’t this lovely red colour and it didn’t have its original pamphlet with it, so I didn’t realise that in addition to cooking rice, you can also use this steamer to cook a variety of veggies! Something which makes it a lot more interesting to me  – I know that rice is notoriously difficult to cook perfectly so a dedicated rice cooker probably isn’t such a bad idea, but it’s great that it’s not limited to rice and that you can also steam your vegetables.

An interesting kitchen appliance that’s far more attractive than any modern steamer I’ve ever seen for sale!

NB: The steamer is definitely red, not orange as it appears in the photos.

Dimensions: 30cm tall x 30cm in diameter

Price: R240

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National Panasonic Radio – SOLD

9 Nov

Vintage National Panasonic radio

Vintage National Panasonic radio

I can’t tell you how much this National Panasonic radio reminds me of my grandfather! I’m fairly certain that he had a radio almost identical to this one, or perhaps it’s just that his radio was also encased in black leather? It was a good many years ago so I can’t be certain, but knowing my grandad it would have been a good quality radio just like this one. Despite the fact that the aerial’s been repaired (see pics under ‘more’) the radio still works perfectly well – I did record a few sounds bites, but now can’t locate the files (and my clever hubby’s away at the moment!). There’s also a bit of wear to the metal casing, and a crack in the plastic along the top of the radio, but I don’t think it’s doing too badly for its years – it’s still a very handsome radio, and as I mentioned, in perfect working order!

Dimensions: 27cm long x 7cm wide x 15cm tall

Price: R270

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Art Deco Flip Toaster – SOLD

2 Nov

Art deco flip toaster

Art deco flip toaster

It’s a good day for art deco! The metal on this vintage flip toaster isn’t quite of the quality that you’d expect of a deco piece, but it’s definitely in the art deco style, and looking at the cabling and the way that it’s been made, it’s easy to see that it’s not a reproduction. I actually had an identical version of this toaster for sale a month or two back – this toaster’s in ever-so-slightly worse nick than that toaster, but it’s still very clean for its age.

A great looking appliance that will do a fine job of toasting your day old chelsea buns!

Dimensions: 17cm tall x 17.5cm wide x 11cm deep

Price: R220

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Retro Pineware Toaster – SOLD

27 Oct

Retro Pineware toaster

Retro Pineware toaster

Looking at the condition of this Pineware toaster I’d say that it’s probably only be used a handful of times. I forgot to photograph it, but it still has its original pamphlet and the inside of the toaster (which can be a bit grim) is pretty clean. I suspect that these old toasters probably aren’t quite as good as their modern counterparts, and they don’t have that button that allows you to pop your toast early (you have to do it the old fashioned way by forcing the lever), but once you’ve mastered the art of the vintage toaster, I’m sure you’ll be producing perfectly toasted bread! Plus I think it’s so worth it for the cool retro pattern – you don’t really see designs on toasters these days do you? A real pity if you ask me!

Dimensions: 23cm wide x 11cm deep x 16cm tall

Price: R160

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