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General Electric Coffee Percolator – SOLD

24 Mar

GE Poly-Brew coffee percolator

GE Poly-Brew coffee percolator

I’ve only ever come across this retro General Electric Poly-Brew coffee percolator in orange before, and as cool as the orange version is, I think I actually prefer the white. The design’s a bit crazy to begin with (just the fact that it’s plastic is a bit mad!), so the white eases things a bit. This is also probably the cleanest Poly-Brew coffee pot that I’ve come across – there’s some minor wear to the metal GE label, but otherwise this coffee percolator’s in great shape!

Dimensions: 26cm tall x 13cm in diameter

Price: R220

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General Electric Percolator – SOLD

23 Jun

General Electric coffee percolator

General Electric coffee percolator

I really like the shape of this retro General Electric coffee percolator – truth be told, there are very few percolators that I don’t like, but some are definitely nicer than others! There’s a fair bit of wear to the percolator, as is often the case with these older machines – the metal kettle is quite scratched in places, and the white painted ‘General Electric’ sign is a bit worn, but the percolator still works well, which I suppose is the most important thing – that and its dashing good looks!

Dimensions: 26cm tall x 15cm in diameter

Price: R170

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Small General Electric Wall Clock – SOLD

1 Apr

GE small electric wall clock

GE small electric wall clock

This is one of the nicest kitchen clocks that I’ve seen in a while! Made by General Electric sometime during the 1950s, this small plastic kitchen clock seems to be fairly collectible, selling for as much as $100 in mint condition! But while this clock isn’t in bad nick, it’s definitely not ‘mint’ – the convex plastic cover is a bit scratched, and the back of the clock is quite faded, although obviously this isn’t noticeable once the clock’s been hung. On the plus side though, the clock keeps perfect time – I kept it running over night and it didn’t lose a second!

A beautiful retro time piece that will look fantastic hanging on your kitchen wall!

Dimensions: 14.5cm in diameter

Price: R320

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Vintage GE Kettle – SOLD

14 Mar

Vintage GE electric kettle

Vintage GE electric kettle

Our own General Electric kettle recently gave up the ghost (after many years of faithful service) and I was sorely tempted to hold onto this one which I think would make a fine replacement, but Justin is madly in love with another retro kettle that we had as a backup (everyone needs a retro kettle on standby don’t they?), so I’m reluctantly parting with it. I think it’s fairly old – going on the design I’d guess late 1940s, and it’s definitely starting to show its age. Most notably, some of the metal has worn through around the one side of the handle, but Justin’s had a look and seems to think it’ll be fine for a good few years (which is probably longer than most of your modern kettles will last anyway!). The handle on the lid is also a bit worn, and there are one or two areas where the copper is starting to show through the chrome plating, but for all its wear and tear it’s still a stupidly handsome kettle – one that I would be delighted to have on display on my kitchen counter (in fact if it doesn’t sell I’m going to have another go at Justin!).

Dimensions: 20cm tall x 18cm in diameter

Price: R220

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GE Coffee Percolator – SOLD

10 Dec

GE Peek-A-Brew coffee percolator

GE Peek-A-Brew coffee percolator

This is without a doubt the cleanest coffee percolator that I’ve ever come across! With the exception of  a few marks on the coffee basket, this 1960s General Electric coffee maker really is in immaculate condition – in fact I don’t think that it’s ever been used before. And in addition to being super-clean, it’s also super-handsome!  Just look at that great retro handle, and the beautifully rounded kettle – it really is a bit of retro treasure!

P.S. Don’t you just love then name of the design – ‘Peek-a-Brew’? Absolutely fantastic!

Dimensions: 26cm tall x 15cm in diameter

Price: R250

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Small General Electric Spotlight – SOLD

10 Jul

Vintage General Electric spotlight

Vintage General Electric spotlight

I must be honest, I haven’t a clue what you’d do with a vintage spotlight, but how could I resist such a great looking light from General Electric? Try as I might there was no way that I could walk away from it- I mean, isn’t it quite beautiful (in an industrial kind of way)? It works fine in terms of what it was designed to do, which I think was probably point at a mirror ball (that’s Justin’s suggestion), so it has a very directed light and won’t provide general light for a room. I suppose it could be used as a feature light to highlight an artwork, or a particular area in a room? Not too many of us have mirror balls at home, so you’d definitely need to come up with a new use for it! It has a short cord with a plug on it, along with a metal bracket that can be used to secure the light to a wall or counter-top – so in addition to finding a use for it, you’ll also need to use it within fairly close proximity to a plug point, either that or extend the cord. So many problems, but it’ll so be worth it if someone manages to find a use for this great light – I don’t think you’ll be likely to see another one anytime soon, and it really is quite special!

Dimensions: 12cm in diameter x 15cm long

Price: R180

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