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Nirvware ‘Cyberdesk’ Headwear & Wrist Computer - Lisa Krohn (1993)

“Lisa Krohn has really embraced the — probably revolting — idea of the computer as an extension of the body.“ This concept incorporates video camera and sound amplification technology, telecommunications and micro-processing within a single system operated by a mouse worn on the chest, and viewed via retinal scanning. The idea is to "extend” the wearer’s powers of sight, hearing and voice, allowing him or her to make telephone or video calls and providing access to various databases. Composed of a network of electronic parts connected by a fiber-optic grid and set in elastomeric polyurethane mucus, the system would run on nickel metal hydride cells charged by body heat and ambient light via photovoltaic cells. Jurors concurred that technology for such a product may well be feasible in the near future.” 

From I.D. Magazine (1993)

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INDUSTRIAL MEDICAL DISPLAY 

A true antique industrial medical display cabinet , late 19th century.  Made all in cast iron with beveled glass sides and front door.  It looks almost as a safe , and that might have been the intention, pieces like this were often in hospitals and mental institutions and were used to store drugs under lock. As shown this cabinet has a key-less lock mechanism, very much like a safe kind, the lock is stamped and was patented in 1886 by The Keyless Lock Co, out of Indianapolis.  The mechanism is not working but it could be restored by a professional locksmith, the door does open and close and can be locked in place with the lower latch. Adjustable glass shelves and original steel casters.  This is the first time I have a piece like this one, so it’s a rare one for sure. 

Item No. E4389

Dimensions: 56″ high x 18″ deep x 27″ wide 

List Price: $ 4800

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DISPLAY IN STYLE

A stunning early 1900′s dental / medical cabinet made all in steel metal and glass with cabriole legs on casters and lower shelf. . Adjustable glass shelves. A fantastic way to display your collection or single art piece. A very rare and hard to come by model. 

Item No. E4459

Dimensions: 61″ tall x 25″ wide x 21″ deep

SOLD

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METAL ONE

A stunning antique industrial medical / dental cabinet made all in steel, brass and glass. With pie shaped drawers and display top with two glass shelves. American , circa 1920′s . Great to display small items or turn it in one of a kind dry-bar. 

Item No. E 4388

Dimensions: 57″ high x 31″ wide x 15″ deep approx.

List Price: $ 3800

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ONE OF A KIND

Super rare early 1900′s American medical desk , all in chromed metal with see through thick glass top and attached gooseneck lamp. If you were looking for a true one of a kind desk , look no more this is it !. Two drawers one with glass front and old sterilizer lettering on it , originally used in a doctor’s office . Desk also has a side inkwell and space where medicine bottles used to stack. Base reads manufacturer’s name.   Industrial yet Art-deco at the same time. Light is in excellent working shape , has been rewired with twisted fabric wire.

Item No. E4411

Dimensions: 30″ wide ( 25″ desk portion only ) x 29 3/4″ tall x 14″ deep

List Price: $ 1800

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LIGHT DRONE

A  custom made pendant light fixture. Call it steampunk or Vintage Industrial, these lights are really cool and unique for sure. We have two available. 

Item No. E4515

Dimensions: 28″ diameter x 36″ high ( can be adjusted )

List Price: $ 575

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THE BOWN STEEL DENTAL CABINET, 1909.

And yes ! We did it again !! Yet another of these spectacular steel cabinets that have become a signature piece here at LBNO antiques , we love to find them and restore them. Made all in solid steel and brass with glass front doors, adjustable glass shelves on the top and side glass windows.. Twelve pie-shaped drawers that slide open to the sides and can be locked too. This one mounted on original steel casters and rolling..  We added modern lights that are battery operated and stick only with a magnet to the top, easy to remove if needed and can be set on low or high beam, great to display your collection of oddities. 

 These apothecary/dental cabinets are getting more ad more hard to come by and are the best ever made. Brass tag on tops reads “ Aseptic Dental Cabinet / Lee S Smith & Son Co. / Pittsburgh U.S.A ” and the bottom tag reads “ The Bown Steel Dental Cabinets / Patented April 13 1909”. American made over a century ago.

Item No. E4189

Dimensions: 64 1/4″ tall x 31″ wide x 18″ deep ( bottom)

List Price: $ 9500

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