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Vintage Clamp Lamp – SOLD

19 Oct

Vintage clamp lamp

Vintage clamp lamp

I really like how industrial this vintage clamp lamp is. The hood of the lamp seems to be made from chrome and still has a nice shine to it, but the clamp is a little worse for wear, and despite all our efforts to polish it up, is still quite worn looking. The chrome on the arm of the lamp is also quite corroded, but this is a still a very handsome and fairly unusual piece that would look great on a desk or bedside pedestal.

Dimensions: Approx. 25cm tall x 14cm in diameter (across shade)

Price: R280

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Bosch Coffee Grinder – SOLD

12 Oct

Bosch coffee grinder

Bosch coffee grinder

This Bosch coffee grinder is in reasonably good nick, and as far as modern appliances go, it’s not bad looking! The plastic cover is quite scratched, but the rest of the grinder is nice and clean. And it’s a bit of a bargain – new these grinders sell for around R500!

Dimensions: 16.5cm long x 8.5cm in diameter

Price: R150

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Snackwich-Cum-Waffle Maker – SOLD

8 Oct

Vintage snackwich-cum-waffle maker

Vintage snackwich-cum-waffle maker

Along with kettles, I just can’t seem to resist these vintage waffle makers – if you could see my stock room, you’d laugh – I must have about eight or nine of these machines waiting to be cleaned! The problem is that they take hours and hours to scrub, so financially speaking they’re not the wisest buys – but they’re such beautiful machines, and I love the idea of giving them new life so that they can continue being used for a few more years. The plates on this machine aren’t quite as clean as we’d like them to be, but they’re clean enough to make a toasted sarmie or waffle, which is the main thing. The chrome finish is also a bit worn in places, but it’s still a very handsome appliance, and I just love the old temperature gauge!

Dimensions: 27cm long x 17cm wide x 12cm deep

Price: R280

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Vintage Electric Kettle – SOLD

2 Oct

Vintage electric kettle

Vintage electric kettle

Yes, another kettle! I just can’t help myself! But at least this vintage British kettle is slightly different in style – I love that black ‘grip’ handle, and the classic kettle shape. There are a few dings here and there, and the seal where the power cable attaches looks a bit worse for wear, but I tested this kettle over the course of a few days and it works just fine (no leaks).

A very handsome kettle in good working order.

Note: Although the inside of the kettle doesn’t look great, it’s perfectly clean.

Dimensions: 22cm tall (incl. handle) x 17cm in diameter

Price: R250

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Hotpoint Electric Kettle – SOLD

14 Sep

Vintage Hotpoint kettle

Vintage Hotpoint kettle

The cord on this vintage Hotpoint electric kettle isn’t original, but beggars can’t be choosers, and the kettle still works perfectly well, which I suppose is the main thing! It goes without saying that I think these vintage electric kettles are works of art – they’re so much more beautiful than their modern counterparts! On the downside though you obviously do have to remember to turn the kettle off, otherwise it’ll boil dry which isn’t the best thing for it.

Note: There are one or two slight dings in the body of the kettle, and the chrome on the inside of the spout is quite tarnished, but on the whole it’s in decent nick for its age.

Dimensions: 20cm tall x 21cm in diameter

Price: R300

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General Electric Kettle – SOLD

3 Sep

General Electric kettle

General Electric kettle

I had to stop myself from jumping up and down with excitement when I spotted this vintage General Electric kettle the other day! In all my years of kettle hunting I’ve never seen a white version of this kettle – as if the plain old black one wasn’t cool enough, they had to go and make one in white (can you tell that I’m a little bit excited?)! The body of the kettle is nice and shiny, and we’ve rinsed the inside with spirit of salts so it’s clean enough to use, but the cord is a bit sad looking. It looks like someone may have left it sitting on a stove as the rubber is melted in places, revealing the plastic coated wires inside. But I asked Justin to have a look at the cord and he says that it’s completely safe – none of the actual wires are exposed – it just doesn’t look that nice. But luckily the kettle itself more than makes up for it in its good looks – personally I think it’ll beat any modern kettle hands down in the style department!

Dimensions: 21cm tall x 20cm in diameter

Price: R320

Mint puts up four new items every weekday. The first post goes up at 07h00, the second at 08h00 and the third and fourth at 08h30. You can subscribe to our daily email which goes out at around 09h00 by clicking on the pink envelope on the right hand side of the blog (more…)