Desk, Office & Industrial

Our shop "3bc Vintage" offers this unique selection of vintage, collectable, second-hand desk accessories, desk ornaments, stationery and "deskware". In other words, interesting ideas for the home office, man cave and woman shed. A collection of interesting collectables that we've struggled to find a more specific category for!

  • We have antique and vintage perpetual calendars, desktop thermometers, book ends, paperweights and curios.

  • We have vintage advertising and merchandising such as branded ashtrays and thermometers

  • And we usually have a few items in Bakelite and other early plastics.

  • We also have antique and vintage railway lanterns and road lamps.

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Rototherm Red Bakelite Dual Scale Desk Thermometer

A mid-20th century Rototherm desktop thermometer in rare red Bakelite and with dual readings in Centigrade and Fahrenheit. Second-hand.
€90.00

Gilbey's Ashtray

A handmade, pale-blue, brand advertising ashtray, produced by James Green & Nephews Ltd for Gilbey's, the famous wine and spirits merchant. Second-hand.
€45.00

Kodak Pocket No. 1 Camera Series II

An impressive folding camera and accessories, made for use with Eastman Kodak's Autographic 120 film during the 1920s. Second-hand.
€40.00

Soho Myna All Distance Camera

A fixed aperture, two stop, British, folding camera made for 120 film during the 1930s. Second-hand.
€30.00

Rototherm Space Age Red Dial Desktop Thermometer

A small and quite rare, 1950s or 1960s, metal and plastic desktop thermometer, made by the reliable British maker with dual Celsius and Fahrenheit readings. Second-hand.
Sold.

Calendox Major Bakelite Punch Magazine Desk Calendar

A 1930s, brown, British, Bakelite, promotional perpetual calendar. Second-hand.
€68.00

Art Deco French Chrome and Marble Perpetual Desk Calendar

An Art Deco style, French language, desktop perpetual calendar in chrome plate and yellow plastic, mounted on a marble base. Second-hand.
Sold.

Green Dati Perpetual Desk Calendar by Arlac

A German language, 1970s desktop perpetual calendar in bright green. Second-hand.
Sold.

Rototherm Joseph Lucas Space Age Desktop Thermometer

A rare and very distinct, British desktop thermometer, from the 1960s or 1970s in a round, clear plastic case. Second-hand.
€60.00

Rototherm Brown Bakelite Dual Scale Desk Thermometer

A mid-20th century desktop thermometer in brown, with readings in Centigrade and Fahrenheit. Second-hand.
€37.00

Tagua Nut Parrot Corkscrew

A sweet, little vintage corkscrew, combining early phenolic resin plastics and a polished tagua nut to create a parrot with a green beak. From the 1930s to 1950s. Second-hand.
€60.00

Wooden School Teaching Clock

A handmade, British teaching aid from around the 1950s. Second-hand.
€18.00

Art Deco Chrome Plated Perpetual Calendar

A stylish, octagonal, desktop perpetual calendar in chrome plated metal and Bakelite. Second-hand.
Sold.

Art Nouveau Pewter Trinket Box

A small, ornate, pewter jewellery or trinket box with original lining. Second-hand.
Sold.

Aster Tin Toy Cash Register

A mid 20th century, Japanese tin toy cash register. Second-hand.
€44.00

Tagua Nut Bird Card Game Trump Marker

A well made, charming suit indicator for card games. Second-hand.
€76.00

WMF Art Nouveau Jugendstil Photo Frame

A circa 1906, polished pewter photo frame from the collectable German manufacturer. Second-hand.
Sold.

Small Handmade Ricard Striped Fish Ashtray

A handmade, green, promotional ashtray for the French pastis brand. Second-hand.
€25.00

Large Handmade Ricard Fish & Starfish Ashtray

A handmade, red and green, aquatic, promotional ashtray for the French pastis brand. Second-hand.
€34.00

Handmade Yellow Ricard Ashtray With A Blue Fish

A cute, handmade, promotional ashtray for the French pastis brand. Second-hand.
€24.00

Small Handmade Aquatic Ricard Ashtray

A handmade, fish-themed, promotional ashtray for the French pastis brand. Second-hand.
€25.00

Small Art Nouveau Brass Photo Frame

An old brass photo frame in the Art Nouveau Style. Second-hand.
Sold.

Promotional Antibiotic Desk Thermometer

A novelty, promotional desktop thermometer from the 1950s by the American drug company Lilly. Second-hand.
€17.00

Spark Plug Model Biplane

A model biplane, handmade from a spark plug and various bits of scrap metal. Second-hand.
Sold.

Spark Plug Model Triplane

A small, model triplane, handmade from a spark plug and scrap metal. Second-hand.
€21.00

Rototherm Green Bakelite Desk Thermometer

A mid-20th century desktop thermometer in the rarer green, by British maker Rototherm. Second-hand.
Sold.

Chrome and Bakelite Desktop Perpetual Calendar

A perpetual desktop calendar in chrome and Bakelite, with a characterful, robot-like face. Second-hand.
Sold.

Art Deco Wooden Bird Bookends

A pair of hand carved, wooden bookends from the 1930s or 1940s. Second-hand.
Sold.

Kenyons Red Railway Lantern

Alternative interior or exterior lighting with original paint and battery-powered LED string lighting. Second-hand.
Sold.

Red Batchlee "Bat" Roadworks Lantern

An alternative form of interior or exterior lighting: a roadworks lantern with LED string lighting. Second-hand.
Sold.

Red Batchlee "Bat" Roadworks Lantern

Alternative interior or exterior lighting. A roadworks lantern with original paint, burner and LED string lighting. Second-hand.
Sold.

Red Batchlee "Bat" Roadworks Lantern

Alternative interior or exterior lighting with original paint, burner and LED string lighting. Second-hand.
€53.00

French Space Age Ringed Planet Desk Thermometer

A charming desktop thermometer, from the 1950s or 1960s and styled like a ringed planet. Second-hand.
Sold.

Bakelite Junior Round Calendox Perpetual Calendar

A 1930s, rare, green Bakelite perpetual calendar by Charles Letts & Co. Second-hand.
Sold.

Dati Perpetual Desk Calendar by Arlac

A 1970s desktop perpetual calendar in bright orange by German manufacturer Arlac. Second-hand.
Sold.

Circular Orange Plastic Perpetual Desk Calendar

A numeric, flip-over, desktop perpetual calendar in bright orange plastic. Second-hand.
Sold.

Art Nouveau Brass Desktop Perpetual Calendar

An old brass desktop perpetual calendar in the Art Nouveau Style. Second-hand.
Sold.