Bauhaus

Rototherm green bakelite desk top thermometer, England circa 1930’s

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This is a fantastic green Bakelite / urea formaldehyde plastic desk top thermometer, made by Rototherm, England circa 1930’s.

Stunning colour, made from the early plastic urea-formaldehyde, very similar in appearance and often mistaken for Bakelite, but in a far more vibrant colour than Bakelite could be made in, a beautiful turquoise / jade green, so reminiscent of the 1930’s era.

Wonderful art deco / modernist / machine age form, the circular dial sitting on a raised stepped plinth, with fantastic curves and angles.

The dial is in black with white scale and hand, making it very graphic and easy to read. The temperature scale is in Fahrenheit and shows the optimal ‘comfort zone’ !

A lovely rare collectable piece that is so reminiscent of the era and perfectly exemplifies the use of new materials and Art Deco / Modernist design during the 1930’s.

Would make a great addition to any collection of Bakelite / early plastic items, and would complement any retro, vintage, 1930’s-50’s, modernist, minimalist or contemporary interior.

Measures 10 x 10 x 7.5cm / 4 x 4 x 3in.

In excellent condition, working and the back can be removed to adjust, no chips, cracks or scratches.

This item is for sale in my Etsy shop: http://etsy.me/1xB9LZy

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Kienzle ‘Tam-Tam’ alarm clock, made in Germany circa 1930′s

This is a Stunning and Rare Kienzle ‘Tam-Tam’ alarm clock, made in Germany circa 1930’s.

A Beautiful design from this renowned maker of high quality clocks. Has all the hallmarks of the Art Deco era. With its round Chrome body gently leaning back on attractively detailed feet and stand. With a carry handle on the top, and sliding knobs for alarm/silent and steady/repeat functions. Even the dials on the rear are attractive and the winders have the Kienzle logo on.

The face is Beautiful, sitting behind glass, framed by a cream border in a bright white with Great vintage lettering and numerals very Art Deco / Bauhaus / Modernist in style. With a second and alarm dial also, the hands are also embellished.

The numerals, hands and border glow in the dark, for easy reading at night!

Fully Working, keeping good time, can be adjusted on the back. The alarm is working and Very Loud!

In remarkable condition for its age, some tarnishing, mostly on the rear and stand, could be polished to perfection! Some tiny rust marks around clock face rim, nothing to detract from the Excellent look on display.

A Real Rare Art Deco gem, would make a Stunning addition to any bedroom, table or desk.

Would make a Fantastic decorators / designers piece for any retro, vintage, antique, Art Deco, Modernist, Bauhaus, 1930’s styled interior.

Measures 17 x 12 x 6cm / 6.75 x 4.75 x 2.5in.

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Junghans darkroom / laboratory / sports timer, made in Germany circa 1950’s

This is a Great Junghans darkroom / laboratory / sports timer, made in Germany circa 1950’s.

An unusual, rare piece from this renowned maker of high quality timepieces.

A Fantastic design, very industrial and modernist. The large easy to read clock face in matte grey with white markers and numbers, and white and yellow hands is very reminiscent of the iconic designs by Max Bill for Junghans during this period.
All housed in a gun metal grey housing, which sits on a wooden plinth, also in grey!

On top are the three buttons for start, stop and reset, in red, white and green, very simple and pleasing design.

Wind up mechanism, key on back, all working perfectly.

Would make a Fantastic decorators / designers piece for any retro, vintage, antique, Art Deco, Modernist, Bauhaus, mid century, industrial, minimal or modern styled interior.

Ideal upcycle project, could be stripped back to bare metal or repainted in the colour of your choice, even fit a new clock mechanism for practical use.

Great Condition, the clock face and glass are perfect. Some paint loss around edges, but adds to the character and vintage industrial aesthetic.

Measures 23 x 21 x 7cm / 9 x 8.25 x 2.75in.

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Rare Art Deco Chrome Kienzle ‘Tam Tam’ Alarm Clock, Germany circa 1930’s

This is a Stunning and Rare Kienzle ‘Tam-Tam’ alarm clock, made in Germany circa 1930’s.

A Beautiful design from this renowned maker of high quality clocks. Has all the hallmarks of the Art Deco era. With its round Chrome body gently leaning back on attractively detailed feet and stand. With a carry handle on the top, and sliding knobs for alarm/silent and steady/repeat functions. Even the dials on the rear are attractive and the winders have the Kienzle logo on.

The face is Beautiful, sitting behind glass, framed by a glossy white border in a graphic black with Great vintage lettering and numerals very Art Deco / Bauhaus / Modernist in style. With a second and alarm dial also, the hands are also embellished.

The numerals and hands glow in the dark, for easy reading at night!

Fully Working, keeping good time, can be adjusted on the back. The alarm is working and Very Loud!

In remarkable condition for its age, a little tarnishing in a few spots, on the handle and the inner rim on the rear, could be polished to perfection! Tiny marks on one of the hands and a few flakes of paint missing from the inner rim when seen from an angle, nothing to detract from the Excellent look on display.

A Real Rare Art Deco gem, would make a Stunning addition to any bedroom, table or desk.

Would make a Fantastic decorators / designers piece for any retro, vintage, antique, Art Deco, Modernist, Bauhaus, 1930’s styled interior.

Measures 17 x 12 x 6cm / 6.75 x 4.75 x 2.5in.

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Kienzle Automatic ceramic wall clock, Bauhaus Modernist style, West Germany circa 1950’s

This is a Beautiful Kienzle ceramic wall clock, Germany circa 1950’s / early 1960’s.

A Stunning design with the porcelain body in glossy white framed with yellow glazed strips on the top and bottom. The Wonderfully proportioned square form with the raised central section and circular face is very Bauhaus / modernist in style, very reminiscent of the German designs of the era.

A Fantastic clock from a renowned high quality maker. The face is covered by a glass dome in a chrome surround, hinged for easy access. The numerals and lettering are very stylish and graphic reflecting the Bauhaus influence.

The clock has been fitted with a modern movement and hands to ensure perfect working, the angular geometric hands complement the graphic form perfectly.

A Striking practical piece that would complement any retro, vintage, 50’s, 60’s, modernist, mid century, minimalist or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition no marks, chips or scratches. The new Quartz movement keeps perfect time, operated by one AA battery.

Measures 21 x 21 x 3.5cm / 8.5 x 8.5 x 1.5in.

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