Categories

Home
Hi-Fi / Stereo Gear
Speakers
Receivers
Tuners
Amps / Pre-Amps
EQs / Signal Procs
Cassette Decks
Reel - Reel Decks
Turntables
Cartridges
8 Track Players
Headphones
Speaker Parts
Stereo Parts
HI-Fi Accessories

Customer Care

Contact Us
Repair Resources
Restoration Steps
 

Purveyors of Electronic, Musical and Vintage goods from then, now and in between. 
Since 1982.

ROTATING & STATIONARY
CHRISTMAS TREE STANDS
VINTAGE / CLASSIC / USED
1950'S & 1960'S

  Vintage & Classic Christmas Tree Stands from the last Century! Revolving / Rotating Tree  Stands / Turners.
These are great for Aluminum Christmas Trees as well as other Artificial Christmas Trees.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BACK TO MAIN CHRISTMAS TREE PAGE
 


A NOTE ABOUT VINTAGE / USED / OLD ROTATING CHRISTMAS TREE STANDS

We selectively purchase rotating tree stands from the late 1950's and early 1960's. Rotating tree stands have complicated motor / gearbox mechanisms for rotation. They also contain wires carrying 120 Volts AC. We disassemble, clean and re-lube every rotating tree stand that comes through. We also address any electrical issues such as frayed or brittle AC cords, internal wires, and intermittent switches. Most of the stands we buy are from sellers who said that "they work fine". When we get them, that is commonly not the case, or even if it is, it wouldn't have been for long. These stands have lubrications that are 40+ years old! At even half that age, most have started to turn to varnish. Some are so stiff that they are effectively "frozen" immobile.
Most are held together, not with screws or bolts, but with rivets which must be drilled out. The typical stand requires 2-4 hours of labor to bring back to life (unless it needs to be re-finished, which can double or triple that time).
There are some NEW, Chinese built stands of plastic on the market in the $50-$150 region, but from what we've been told, they are not built nearly as well, many do not often turn a full 360 degrees, and most do not often offer rotating AC outlets. Vintage tree stands can be great investments as they're all metal and made in the USA with 1950's / 1960's quality, but will need to have the "clock rolled back" about 40 years, just as the one's we offer have been, to be safe, usable and reliable.
Just FYI.


 


          NEW LISTING 11/10/09
(click on above thumbnails to enlarge photos)

ORIGINAL VINTAGE
HOLLY TIME
"TREE TURNER"

360˚ REVOLVING / ROTATING
CHRISTMAS TREE STAND
    MODEL B-20
B20
BY "MELL MFG. CO."

Circa - Prior to 1961

Made in Chicago, IL
U.S.A.

SOLD 12/6/10

for sale
We have disassembled the turning mechanism, cleaned the old lube, re-lubed and reassembled. Stand main shaft turns smoothly now and should for years to come.
Original retro, Holly Time, "Tree Turner", Model B-20, "Silent" / non-musical rotating Christmas tree stand. Great original shape. Will work with Aluminum tree or plastic trees (not for "real" trees as it does not have a water reservoir. This stand is only 10" in diameter, so would be best for smaller trees in the 5' and under size, and no great for heavy knap or squishy carpet. Best on a more solid floor material for stability. Motor is smooth and quiet when operating. Original "Ivory White", with multi-color glitter finish in "Like New" shape. No dents or rust!

Features (according to original printed material)

- Full 360 Rotation
- 10" diameter
- Fits trunks up to ~ 1.5" in diameter
- UL Approved
- Silent Electric Motor @ 110VAC

Again, we have disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and fully tested this stand. AC cord in great shape and all outlet works fine. Motor operates smoothly and quietly. Measures 10" in diameter and ~3.5" tall. Designed for trees up to 6' tall with up to 1.5" trunk diameter.
Cond. 8.5+

$199.
SOLD 12/6/10




 

        

(click on above thumbnails to enlarge photos)

ORIGINAL VINTAGE
SPINCRAFT
"GOLD-LITE"
CHRISTMAS TREE STAND.
STATIONARY (NON-ROTATING)

Circa 1960's

Made in Wisconsin
U.S.A.

for sale
Original retro, "Gold-Lite", Christmas tree stand. Great original shape. Has 3 AC outlets to plug in your tree lights. Will work with Artificial Plastic, Aluminum, or "Real" trees. Metallic Gold finish in good shape with normal scuffs and wear. No significant rust or dents. All outlets work well. AC cord has built-in switch. This a stationary stand and does not spin or play music. Measures 17" in diameter and ~5.5" tall.
Cond. 8

$79.
 
-

 

 










 

 

 






 

 

NEW LISTING

(click on above thumbnails to enlarge photos)

PRE-OWNED
"CHRISTMAS TIME"
"TREE TURNER"

360˚ REVOLVING / ROTATING
CHRISTMAS TREE STAND
MODEL
CT503
SOLD

We have completely tested and actually used this stand for one season. Great shape and works perfectly. Has an dual, AC outlets that rotate with the tree to plug in your tree lights so the cord does not get wound up. Will work with Aluminum tree or plastic trees (not for "real" trees as it does not have a water reservoir. Heavy construction (for a plastic stand out of China) and well made. Very stable for larger trees as it has a wide foot print. Direction can be reversed by alternately turning the power switch On-Off.

Features (according to original printed material)

- Full 360 Rotation
- Huge 31" diameter
- Fits trunks up to ~ 1.25" in diameter
- Each outlet can power up to 400 watts or 1,800 lights (should be enough for Ya)
- Operates forward or reverse
- Electric Motor @ 110VAC
- For trees up to 7.5' (we had a 9' in ours with no issues)


Again, we have fully tested this stand and all outlet works fine. Motor operates smoothly and quietly.
Cond. 8.5+

SOLD

 
        

NEW LISTING 11/18/09
(click on above thumbnails to enlarge photos)

ORIGINAL VINTAGE
HOLLY TIME
"TREE TURNER"

360˚ REVOLVING / ROTATING
CHRISTMAS TREE STAND
WITH STATIONARY AND ROTATING AC OUTLETS
SILENT / NON-MUSICAL
  MODEL B-71
B71
BY "MELL MFG. CO."

Circa
1961 per date on motor
Made in Chicago, IL
U.S.A.
        SOLD
11/23/09
for sale
We have completely disassembled the motor, gear box, and main shaft turning mechanism, cleaned the old lube from everything, re-lubed and reassembled with new rivets. We also burnished the 360˚ AC trace and AC pickup brushes on the rotating AC outlet for trouble-free operation. Stand motor, gear box and music box all work great now and should for years to come.
Original retro, Holly Time, "Tree Turner", Model B-71, rotating Christmas tree stand. Great original shape. This is one of the heavier duty, rotating stands ever made. Turns at ~ .4 RPM (or makes a complete revolution in 2 minutes, 20 seconds. Has a rotating AC outlet to plug in tree lights that turns with the tree (means that the tree can turn continuously 360˚ (clockwise) and not wrap up the AC light wire. Also has a separate AC outlet for your color wheel or other accessories. Both outlets and rotating motor switched independently and both accept modern "Polarized" plugs. Will work with Aluminum tree or plastic trees (not for "real" trees as it does not have a water reservoir. Motor is silent and smooth in motion, and stand makes no noise when operating. Original "Gold", with glitter finish in "fair" shape with some wear. No dents or rust!

Features (according to original printed material)

- Full 360 Rotation
- Fully rotating AC outlet
- 3 switches for AC outlets and motor
- All AC outlets accept modern "Polarized" plugs
- 18" diameter
- Fits trunks up to ~ 1 7/8" in diameter
- UL Approved
- Turns Clockwise
- Electric Motor @ 110VAC
- Color Wheel Outlet

Again, we have completely overhauled and fully tested this stand. AC cord in great shape and all outlet works fine. Measures 18" in diameter x 8" tall & weighs 8.5lbs. Designed for trees up to ~12' tall with up to ~1 7/8" trunk diameter.
Cond. 8.5

$359.
         SOLD
11/23/09
 


          NEW LISTING 11/10/09
(click on above thumbnails to enlarge photos)

ORIGINAL VINTAGE
HOLLY TIME
"TREE TURNER"

360˚ REVOLVING / ROTATING
CHRISTMAS TREE STAND
WITH MUSIC
  MODEL B-35
B35 
BY "MELL MFG. CO."

Circa - Prior to 1961 as there's no Zip on box.

Made in Chicago, IL
U.S.A.

          SOLD
12/16/09
for sale
We have disassembled the turning mechanism, cleaned the old lube, re-lubed and reassembled with new rivits. Stand motor, gear box and music box all work great now and should for years to come.
Original retro, Holly Time, "Tree Turner", Model B-35, rotating Christmas tree stand with Music. Great original shape. Has an AC outlet to plug in your color wheel (not for tree light strings, as AC outlet is stationary and does not turn with the tree). Will work with Aluminum tree or plastic trees (not for "real" trees as it does not have a water reservoir. Has "Swiss Made" music box inside that plays short versions of "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bells". Can rotate with or w/out music. Motor is silent and smooth in motion, and stand makes no noise when operating. Original "Snow White", with multi-color glitter finish in "Like New" shape. No dents or rust!

Features (according to original printed material)

- Full 360 Rotation
- 15" diameter
- Fits trunks up to ~ 1.5" in diameter
- UL Approved
- Safety Clutch
- Electric Motor @ 110VAC
- Color Wheel Outlet

Again, we have disassembled, cleaned, re-lubed and fully tested this stand. AC cord in great shape and all outlet works fine. Motor operates smoothly and quietly.  Measures 15" in diameter and ~4.5" tall. Designed for trees up to 12' tall with up to 1.5" trunk diameter.
Cond. 8.5+

$279.
         SOLD
12/16/09
Star_Bell_Christmas-Tree_Stand_web.jpg (25384 bytes)
(click on above thumbnails to enlarge photos)
ORIGINAL VINTAGE
"STAR-BELL"
MODEL No. 69-RM
SOLD
ROTATING
CHRISTMAS TREE STAND
WITH MUSIC
Circa 1960's-early '70's.

for sale
Very nice condition STAR BELL Model 69-RM revolving Christmas Tree Stand that plays Jingle Bells on built-in music box. AC powered. Has built-in AC outlet for tree lights that turns with tree. Music can be turned on or off. Makes a complete rotation in 2 minutes. All metal construction, built in the USA. These were notorious for having the welds break on the tightening bolts and this one has had the nuts re-welded for years more use. Fits trees up to 3.75" in diameter. Supposedly they were designed for artificial or natural trees, but you are not supposed to put water in them so probably best used only for artificial trees or natural trees that you don't need looking good for a long time. Original Gold finish with Silver Sparkles looks great. Unit looks and works great. (does not include plastic adaptor ring for smaller diameter trees, but still holds them fine). This one also comes with the original box with in the version with the "Bell-Bottom" logo. Measures 6" tall x 16" in diameter. Weighs 9 lbs unpacked.
SOLD
Christmas-tree_stand_web.jpg (26868 bytes)

50'S ALUMINUM CHRISTMAS TREE STAND.
SOLD
 

Christmas accessories
cannot be returned for refunds or credit after Dec 1st.  Prior to that, returns on Christmas accessories such as stands are subject to 30% restock fee, and must be in "same", Resalable condition. Shipping is not refundable.  After Dec 1st, tree stands may only be returned for defective warranty replacements and replacement parts, on the rare occasion a part should go bad.

 
 

Please be patient while page loads . . .


 

LINKS TO OUR 'HI-FI' DEPARTMENTS

Amps and
Pre-Amps

Receivers

Cassette
Decks

Tuners

Turntables

8-Track Decks

CD Players

Reel-Reel
Decks

EQs and Signal
Processors

Speakers

Betamax and
VHS VCRs

Turntable Cartridges

Tube Audio

Ne'cessories

Speaker Parts

Record Players

Vintage Radios

Vintage
Walkmans

Headphones

Stereo Parts


Wondering where the "tone" you remember went?....

Vintage  Stereo Equipment receivers speakers Classic Silver Audio Collection and jerry

 

.... Surround yourself with Silver and find it again!

 


 


 

LINKS TO OUR 'HI-FI' DEPARTMENTS

Amps and
Pre-Amps

Receivers

Cassette
Decks

Tuners

Turntables

8-Track Decks

CD Players

Reel-Reel
Decks

EQs and Signal
Processors

Speakers

Betamax and
VHS VCRs

Turntable Cartridges

Tube Audio

Ne'cessories

Speaker Parts

Record Players

Vintage Radios

Vintage
Walkmans

Headphones

Stereo Parts


Wondering where the "tone" you remember went?....

Vintage  Stereo Equipment receivers speakers Classic Silver Audio Collection and jerry

 

.... Surround yourself with Silver and find it again!



POLICIES, SPECIFICATIONS, AVAILABILITY, INFORMATION
AND PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE  AT ANYTIME  AND
WITHOUT PRIOR
NOTICE
and changes may not be posted to web immediately
.
 

20-30% restock fee / service charge applies to all returns for refund depending on item specifics & / or individual distributor / drop shipper policies.
See our "
Warranties / Returns" page via the link below for more details.

$20. Minimum Orders

Visa Credit Card Logo                 American Express Credit Card Logo                Mastercard Credit Card Logo              Discover Credit Card Logo

   *HOME PAGE*   |   CONTACT & ORDERING  PARTS CONTACT  |  FAQ'S  I   SELLING-TRADING-CONSIGNING    |   CONDITION RATINGS   |   ORDERING / POLICIES   |   WARRANTIES / RETURNS   |   SHIPPING    |   HOLD / SOLD   |  RESTORATION PROCEDURES  I  LINKS   |  CLIENT LIST  |

Copyright 1997-2014 Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

 

Please be patient while page loads . . .