The Artist's
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** Artist Sean Elledge - "SOLD" Art Pieces **
1976 Jeep Cj-7 Grille:  This grille has been
modified as wall art with dimming 120v Thomas
Edison bulbs. The frame has been channeled and
"aircraft riveted" so that it stands 4 inches off of
the wall. All 4 front lamps can be adjusted for
brightness via a continuous rotary dimmer and
the turn signals can be shut off with a separate
switch.  Two rows of LED's are concealed behind
the grille slats For an ambient glow against the
wall. These are controlled by a separate switch as
well.  The original paint has been sanded and
sealed for a lasting patina look.  All electrical
connections have been soldered or crimped using
a military terminal block for secure connections.  
This piece takes over 18 hours to build and the
quality shows!
 This one is sold but you can
call and place an order for yours today!
Harley Davidson Desktop Art (sold to a customer in California):  This is a Harley 883 peanut tank that is sitting on a
custom fabricated polished steel tube frame.  It is complete with an adjustable functional headlamp and a row of LED's
glowing under the tank cove.  The shocks are modified rear springs and the gauges are from a Harley soft tail.  This piece
has been sold but is intended to reflect the quality and unique designs/fabrications of some of my work.

1957 German Konstanz Saba Automatic - Broadcast Radio:
I received this radio in poor condition with parts missing and
inoperable. The outside walnut body has been reconditioned with all
of the original metals polished to a bright shine.  I used period
correct speaker cloth during the restoration to keep the appearance
clean and original.  Here's the kicker...  I installed a modern 40 watt
(20W per channel) Class-T stereo amplifier in this unit and converted
it into an iPod dock. It can actually be used with any kind of media
input and sounds incredible! I added new modern coaxial speakers
and a row of 22 LED's behind the glass tunning dial.  These LED's
can be switched from blue to red with a hidden switch on the back
panel.  This piece has been sold but this picture is intended to
illustrate the unique designs and fabrications of my work.
1958 German Konstanz Saba Automatic - Broadcast Radio:
This is the 4th German Broadcast radio that I stored and converted
to an iPod dock and it sounds phenomenal! They just keep getting
better... The outside walnut body has been reconditioned with all of
the original metals polished to a bright shine.  I used period correct
speaker cloth during the restoration to keep the appearance clean
and original.  Here's the kicker...  I installed a new 60 watt Bluetooth
Class-T stereo amplifier in this unit and converted it into a wireless
iPod dock. It can be used with any kind of media input and sounds
incredible!  This unit sports two 8 inch speakers and two 3 inch
tweeters along with a row of 22 LED's behind the glass tunning dial.  
These LED's can be switched between blue, green and using the
original antenna switch on the back panel.  This piece has been sold
but this picture is intended to illustrate the unique designs and
fabrications of my work.
1948 Admiral Dual Aroscope Radio:
This is a vintage American radio that was purchased for 30 bucks and
destined for trash. I restored the exterior walnut body and used period
correct speaker cloth during the restoration to keep the appearance
clean and original. I installed a modern 60 watt Bluetooth wireless
Class-T stereo amplifier in this unit and converted it into an iPod dock. It
can actually be used with any kind of media input and sounds really
great!  I added new modern 8 inch coaxial speakers and a row of LED's
behind the glass tunning dial.  These LED's can be switched from blue to
green using the original tuner selection switch on the front panel.  This
piece has been sold but this picture is intended to illustrate the unique
designs and fabrications of my work.
Movie projector:
This movie projector is from
1933 (16MM respectively) with
riveted oak/aluminum base and
reel added for a period correct
warm feel.  I added lamps as
well allowing them to be used as
desk top pieces
1940's Pontiac "Chiefton" AM Radio: This
particular project is a 70 year old AM radio out
of a Pontiac car. I've pulled the tubes and
mounted them on the outside and installed a
modern amplifier for an iPod or other sources
of audio input.  All of the "new amplifier" knobs
are coming right through the chassis as if it
came from the manufacturer that way. I've
replaced the original speaker with a new 6X9
speaker, and yes, that's a new tweeter
mounted inside of the elbow iron pipe for
extended high frequencies (better sound
quality).  This plumbing pipe also contains a
cage lamp with a Thomas Edison light bulb that
is dimmable through a separate knob coming
out of the side of the chassis. Both the
amplifier and cage light is fused for safety using
old-school fuse holders from the 60's mounted
on the sides of this radio chassis. There is a
simple 120 volt plug in the back of this unit for
a power feed. This piece is so intriguing to look
at, it actually takes a few minutes to figure out
what it once was... This project exemplifies
what Steam Punk is all about!

Hanging Telephone Insulator
Lights:
Invite some historical rust
into your room...  Both of these are
two original Telephone Insulators
suspended from a 90 year old
Hay-Bale lift.  These units can be
adjusted in height through a 90 year
old pulley. There is a simple 120 volt
plug on the end of both of this units
for a power feed.  I used authentic
USA insulators and drilled holes in
the top of each allowing a concealed
120 volt candle socket to be
exposed from the opening.  I used a
4 watt bulb (Picture 1) and a 7 watt
(Picture 2) in these to accent the
insulators. Any lamp up to 30 watts
can be used. The 100 year-old hay
bale lift and pulley-set are rusty and
functional.  Both have been sealed
with a satin clear coat finish to
preserve this exact look and feel for
a very long time. All wiring, sockets
and bulbs are new and all
connections have been soldered for
safety and integrity. The cords are
approximately 15 ft. in length.  The
wiring is insulated 16 gauge and will
support the weight of the assembly
with ease.  Both are a very unique
piece that will add a cool factor to
any room!

Jeep Cj-Grille:  This grille also has been modified as wall art with
dimming 120v Thomas Edison bulbs. The frame has been channeled and
"aircraft riveted" so that it stands 4 inches off of the wall. All 4 front
lamps can be adjusted for brightness via a continuous rotary dimmer
and the turn signals can be shut off with a separate switch.  Two rows
of LED's are concealed behind the grille slats For an ambient glow
against the wall. These are controlled by a separate switch as well.  The
original paint has been sanded and sealed for a lasting patina look.  All
electrical connections have been soldered or crimped using a military
terminal block for secure connections.  This piece takes over 18 hours
to build and the quality shows!
 This one is sold but you can call and
place an order for yours today!
Industrial desk:  This is a hand fabricated industrial desk that sports a 1 3/4" butcher block top that has been wrapped
with 3/16" X2" flat steel.  The top sits on two old conveyor legs that were once used in a packaging warehouse. The
shelves are fabricated from 90 year old barn wood and re-enforced with flat steel, angle iron and carriage bolts. While
weighing in at over 225 pounds, it's easily moved on 4 six inch industrial castor's. This desk conceals twelve 120 volt
outlets, two USB chargers and over 200 LED's (under each shelf) on a rotary dimmer that can illuminate and showcase
this piece with an indirect warm glow.  This piece mains in my office and is not for sale, but is intended to demonstrate
the versatility and quality of my work.
Oval Porcelain Enamel Barn Lamp:  
Desk lamps just don't get any cooler
than this! This architectural piece is
fabricated from a very old porcelain
enamel barn lamp shade, recycled
plumbing pipes, brass control valve
and an old air pressure valve.  It sits
on a 15 pound cast iron pipe reducer
and the lamp is dimmed via a touch
switch (by touching any of the metal
parts).  Sorry, but his lamp has been
sold.  The picture/description is
intended to demonstrate the
versatility of my industrial
designs/fabrications.

The Blue Jeep Cj-Grille: I sold this grille to a customer
in Florida  and I added blue LED’s inside of the headlamps
and behind the grille slats for an added cool factor.
This grille also has been modified as wall art with dimming
120v Thomas Edison bulbs. The frame has been
channeled and "aircraft riveted" so that it stands 4 inches
off of the wall. All 4 front lamps can be adjusted for
brightness via a continuous rotary dimmer and the turn
signals can be shut off with a separate switch.  Two rows
of LED's are concealed behind the grille slats for an
ambient glow against the wall. These are controlled by a
separate switch as well.  The original paint has been
sanded and sealed for a lasting patina look.  All electrical
connections have been soldered or crimped using a
military terminal block for secure connections.  This piece
takes over 18 hours to build and the quality shows!
 
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1950 GMC Grille Surround:
This grille has been highly modified with 3/16ths channel steel
that houses an internal wood frame that will accommodate a
chalk board or a mirror to be hung on a wall.  The channel steel
has been welded on front and back of the original grille to
structural integrity and sits flat on any surface.  1/4” slotted
hooks are welded to the back side for ease of hanging on a
wall.  This piece was commissioned to have a mirror of choice
added by the owner, but I would prefer to have a chalk board
added so it can hang in a restaurant to display daily lunch
specials!

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1939 Philco Broadcast Receiver:
This was an heirloom past down two generations to a
customer of mine.  It was in pieces with the veneer peeled off
of in two sections 6 inches in length.  I did a complete body
restoration matching the missing walnut veneer and provided a
cosmetic cleaning to the original tube chassis.  I added a 60
watt bluetooth amplifier and a 6X9 Rockford Fosgate coax
speaker inside of the unit and provided and external speaker
jack for a remote Bose bookshelf speaker for complementing
left & right stereo channels.  I added period correct speaker
cloth and a row of 20 LED’s behind the glass radio dial that can
be switched between Blue, Green and Red using the original
“band selection” rotary switch on the front of this unit. For a
touch of nostalgia, I recreated the 6 original push button
“radio call stations” that my customer’s grandmother had
labeled as her favorite stations back in the day…  These call
letters are now sleeved in the tip of each push button.  This
unit can now be enjoyed for years to come using any
bluetooth media device wirelessly from 30 feet away.  The
bluetooth amp also has a 1/8th inch jack input for old-school
“audio in”.  This 77 year-old relic has been reimagined into a
modern hi fidelity audio unit with the warm wood tones and
fond memories of yesteryear!
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