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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 8:23 am   #1
Awordinyourear
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Default Restoration of Two E K Cole Thermovent Spaceheaters

I have two Thermovent heaters from the late thirties early forties.

I bought them slightly randomly at Bonhams a few years ago.

Description follows:

Wells Coates for Ekco (E K Cole Ltd), two 'Thermovent Space Heaters', designed 1936
the smaller example model no. 'FC2', each with bakelite shell,
height 46cm and 58cm
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Provenance: Ex Geoffrey Dunn Collection.

The smaller example was featured in 'Thirties, British Art and Design Before The War', the 1979 Haywood Gallery exhibition held by the V & A and the Crafts Council and is featured in the exhibition catalogue. This model was originally designed for use on the Queen Mary before being put into production for the domestic market.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/18777/lot/32/

Could someone restore them to working order for me? Although they are beautiful in their own right working they would be better working. I am based in London but happy to deliver them, pick them up.

Ideally I would like to keep them as close to original as possible. But ... I know the perfect is the enemy of the good.

Very happy to pay what it costs.

Andrew
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Default Re: Restoration of Two E K Cole Thermovent Spaceheaters

Oh and of course I am happy to pay whatever seems a fair rate. I have no idea how long it is likely to take and I guess a lot depends on whether the elements still work.
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Old 2nd Nov 2019, 12:40 pm   #3
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Default Re: Restoration of Two E K Cole Thermovent Spaceheaters

Hi Andrew, if you find a repairer and new elements are needed I may have some suitable wire that they can be made from.

Ed
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