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Antique / Vintage Industrial Machine Age Gears (cogs) Brass Bookends Steampunk For Sale
Antique / Vintage Industrial Machine Age Gears (Cogs) Brass Bookends, Original Steampunk, Not A Remake Or Reproduction !For
sale is an amazing set of original, solid brass, heavy bookends. Call them antique or vintage but they are definitely old. Such bookends were made out of the original parts taken from military vessels, ships or submarines. The geared bookends are the perfect examples of modernism or industry affected art movement It is also an example of a very early Stempunk assemblage. This item came to my collection of geared items about two years ago. It has been in the Museum of Gears collection since and now it is available for sale. My museum is collecting funds for acquiring new items and as the result, the numerous articles from the museum's collection will be placed on . This is a rare opportunity for any collector to gain some interesting items from the past. I am starting this sale with $50, even thought I paid much more for this pair of bookends.The bookends have all original parts. The green fabric on the bottom was temporarily removed in order to clean the grime that have been accumulated for years and to verify the numbers. Those green pads will be included, in case somebody prefers to glue them back, but in my opinion it would be better to replace those pads with the new ones. The number "230" on both racks matches with the number on the gears (cogs), which means this is a complete set. In order to make these bookends look shiny, you can use a safe polish like Pre-Lim Surface Cleaner applied with a microfiber cloth. If you want to protect them from the environment, you can use museum grade lacquer or micro crystalline wax.Notice the last picture in this listing. This is the pair of fake or re-made bookends from Polo Ralph Lauren! In spite of not being made out of brass, those fake bookends were sold in retail outlets for $395! I believe the designers of Ralph Lauren were desperate for the industrial forms and they just had to "borrow" the design without mentioning the original source. In my opinion Ralph Lauren's edition of such bookends is way behind the original ones.
Width=approximately 6 in. Height=approximately 3 1/2 in.
Information about shipping costs:
I ship worldwide by surface or air mail. The winner of this sale agrees to pay the actual shipping costs. Please
notice that I've placed approximate shipping costs. Since is not connected with Canada Post, it is impossible to provide everybody with a correct shipping quote in this listing. Please, provide me with your shipping address at the end of this sale and wait for the invoice with actual shipping costs. I try to do my best in order to save you on shipping, but it is up to Canada Post to establish the shipping rates. All of myare originals and not reproductions of any kind. I take care of each item and use reliable packaging. I accept Paypal, WU, or MG payments. For shipping calculation, please use the following zip code V3W9X6, Surrey, BC, Canada.
Good luck! Do not hesitate to ask me any questions.