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19th c. Antique Woodworking Bench

Antique carpenters bench from turn of the century millwork shop. 10″ long, 32″ wide, 32″ high. This particular bench makes a great piece of furniture in that it doesnt have vises sticking out, and doesnt have the typical recessed tool tray. Its got some really unusual cast iron hardware with 1880’s patent dates, and the…
  • antique woodworking bench, bench, industrial
  • May 11, 2013

1880’s Rowley and Hermance Dining Table

Manufactured by Rowley and Hermance Co. of Williamsport Pa, this antique machine dates back to the 1880’s. I was excited to find this machine which had been sitting outside in the hot Utah sun for many years, and had it shipped back by rail car  to 150 miles of where it was born some 130…
  • industrial design, Industrial table, machine age, machine base, machine legs, store display, vintage industrial, vintage industrial table
  • October 17, 2013

The Papermill table

This is a beast of a table. The legs supported a very old papermaking machine (a huge machine that rolls out, flattens, and dries sheets of paper across an assembly line) in a now defunct plant in Ohio. Each leg is nearly 200 lbs. They sit on 6″ cast iron casters, and the table rolls…
  • Industrial table, machine legs
  • May 15, 2013

The L. Power Table

My personal favorite….this is a museum quality example of a L.Power table saw from c.1910. Located on 23rd st in Philadelphia, L. Power made a whole line of woodworking equipment starting around 1867. This piece can accept a pretty large piece of glass, so it can be used as both as a console type table…
  • industrial, machine base, table
  • May 14, 2013

Farmhouse Table

I started out with a door from an 1860’s PA bank barn, painted it with white milk paint, and then glazed it with a copper solution which gave it a green tint with some browns mixed in. The antique legs (Heston and Andersen swing saw legs) are painted a light green. Table is 3′ x…
  • Farmhouse, french country, vintage industrial table
  • May 15, 2013

Vintage Industrial Adjustable 1940’s Crank Table

Made from an antique american made 1940’s era Beach sanding machine, this table cranks up anywhere from about 24″ to 33 1/2″ off the floor with a turn of the massive handwheel. Perfect as a desk/conference table,  or dining room table (which is what I had in mind in designing the wooden top) or with…
  • adjustable table, craink table, machine base, machine legs, vintage adjustable table, vintage industrial
  • July 1, 2013

Antique 1940’s Crank Table/Bar/Kitchen Island

Another example of 1940’s American industrial might repurposed as a table. Originally made by the Parks Machinery Co. of Cincinnati OH, this iron base supported a sanding machine. It adjusts from 28″ to approx 40″ high, making it a perfect desk/dining table/pub table/bar/kitchen island depending on the height required. Currently, it has a 34″x 64″…
  • adjustable table, industrial, industrial design, machine base, vintage industrial
  • June 27, 2013

1930’s Antique Adjustable Dining Room Table

Just putting the finishing touches on this antique adjustable machine base  made in the ’30’s in Illinois by Mattison Machine Works. It’s been completely sandblasted, and finished with an oil glaze that allows the natural beauty of the cast iron to show through. Currently, it has an antique 3″ thick wood top recovered from an…
  • antique adjustable table, crank table, vintage adjustable table, vintage crank table
  • September 23, 2013

Noble & Wood conference table

  This unusually large machine base is from a turn of the century paper mill in Ohio, and was manufactured by the Noble and Woods Company. It’s quite remarkable in that it has distinctive decorative “lambs tongue” chamfers to the sides of the base (which you will see in most square porch columns in typical…
  • antique, Conference table, industrial conference table, paper mill, vintage conference table
  • January 20, 2014

Antique French Industrial Console Table

     This antique piece started out its life in a factory in Auxerre, France, where it was manufactured by the venerable Guilliet et Fils company, who dominated the European woodworking and machine tool market for close to 50 years starting at the turn of the century. Originally a degauchiseusse machine, it was used to flatten boards…
  • french console table, french country, French industrial, industrial console table, retro console table, vintage console table
  • September 24, 2013

1930’s Vintage Industrial Clamp Table/Desk/Conference Table

This 1930’s table was originally used to assemble furniture-a turn of the massive handwheel brought thousands of pounds of pressure to bear on the clamp that used to ride on the table top.  Now it’s been reborn as a stunning dining room table, one of a kind desk,  store display,  or conference/gathering table.  It’s an…
  • industrial design, machine age, store display, vintage industrial, vintage table
  • October 10, 2013

The Last Supper Table

This 10′ long table is made from an old oak woodworking bench I found in Lancaster County. Its very shopworn, and has tons of character. Sits on antique cast iron workbench legs. 32″ wide, 33″ tall. $2499  
  • antique woodworking bench, Farmhouse, industrial, Industrial table, machine base, machine legs, store display, vintage industrial
  • May 15, 2013

3 Repurposed coffee tables

Made from massive cast iron pedestal bases from a 1940’s screw machine, this one of a kind coffee table is topped of with an antique wooden top from a Jacquard tapestry loom. The wood is wrapped in the original  metal frame, and the top shows alot of wear and character. The “Conomatic” metal pedestals both…
  • antique cart table, coffee table, vintage cart table, vintage coffee table, vintage factory coffee table
  • October 31, 2013

Vintage Factory Carts

I have a bunch of these in stock, both finished and unfinished, including carts by Lineberry, Globe Trucks, Nutting, and Hermance.
  • Carts, Lineberry
  • May 11, 2013

1940’s Vintage Industrial metal top cart or table on cast iron wheels

Another really unique piece from the long since shuttered Standard Tapestry Co.,  makers of fine tapestries for nearly a hundred years during Philadelphia’s industrial heyday. Made sometime in the ’40’s. it has soft green paint and original stencils. It’s been thoroughly cleaned, and then waxed to protect the patina of the paint and metal. The original…
  • Carts, coffee table, Farmhouse, french country, industrial, vintage industrial table
  • March 20, 2014

Vintage Industrial Nike adjustable drafting table/desk/pub table

At long last, a mid century Swedish made Nike hydraulic drafting table has found its way to the RetroFactory. These are amazing pieces of machinery masquerading as elegant pieces of furniture. The large foot pedal smoothly raises the work top up or down, while the small silver foot lever is the release which allows the…
  • adjustable table, hydraulic drafting table, nike adjustable drafting table, nike drafting table
  • September 24, 2013
Hickok wine rack

An 1860’s Book Press repurposed into wine/bar storage and display.

This stunning c. 1860’s  antique Hickok book press has been reborn as a stunning wine storage and bar, and we are very proud to offer this one of a kind piece for sale.  Full of over 150 years of character,  the worn white oak timbers have been reinforced long ago by a blacksmith who forged…
  • industrial bar, vintage wine bar, vintage wine rack, wine bar, wine rack
  • March 28, 2014