Where the Wheels of Industry Keep

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We’ll Save a Seat For You

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Get Back from Out of the Past

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Vintage industrial furniture crafted in Watertown with Ann Nyberg

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WATERTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — On tonight’s NYBERG, a vintage industrial furniture and lighting company started by an Irish immigrant who started the business in 2000 with a small bit of money. Tim Byrne is passionate about finding pre World War II stools, tables, chairs, and pieces of stuff. He cleans it up, and makes something new out of it. His company is in an old brass mill in the Oakville section of Watertown. “We were buying, stool work benches, shelving units, lighting and anything … [Read more...]

Get Back Inc. Donates to Fraser Woods School in Newtown, CT

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Tim Byrne donates a gift card from his store, Get Back Inc., to the Fraser Woods Montessori School Auction in Newtown, CT every year. Take a look at this great video created by Liam, Tim's son. … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes of Working Class Hero 2 from Lucky Selectism

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Get Back Inc. from Lucky Selectism Eyewear on Vimeo. Lucky Selectism interviewed Tim Byrne, owner of Get Back Inc., during their filming of Working Class Hero 2 in his warehouse in Oakville, CT. … [Read more...]

CT business looks to solve tombstone mystery

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WFSB 3 Connecticut OAKVILLE, CT (WFSB) - A Connecticut business owner hopes to solve a more than 150-year-old mystery. A tombstone woundup in Tim Bryne's Oakville warehouse, but they're desperate to find a family member. Bryne said once he finds that family member, the tombstone can go back where it belongs. Byrne's vintage industrial furniture and lighting business Get Back Inc. has flourished since 2000. "I honestly didn't think it would grow and get the reputation that it has … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes of Working Class Hero 2 from Lucky Selectism filmed on site at Get Back Inc.

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Get Back Inc. from Lucky Selectism Eyewear on Vimeo. Lucky Selectism interviewed Tim Byrne, owner of Get Back Inc., during their filming of Working Class Hero 2 in his warehouse in Oakville, CT. “My name is Tim Byrne. I’m the owner and founder of Get Back Inc. We are a vintage industrial furniture and lighting company located in Oakville, Connecticut.” “What motivates me, is to build pieces that have not been seen before. I like nice things. I like to be surrounded by nice … [Read more...]

May Day Sale

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Progressive May Day Sale Exclusive Customer Sale Tuesday, May 5, 2015 SOMETHING BIG IS COMING, WE NEED TO CLEAR 4,000 sqft OF WAREHOUSE SPACE! Tim Byrne, owner of Get Back Inc., cordially invites you to participate in our progressive online sale Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM! (or earlier if we sell out) We need to clear 4,000 square feet of inventory out of our warehouse to make room for some new and exciting plans in the works at Get Back Inc.! Starting at 9:00am EST, … [Read more...]

Brilliant Articulating Industrial Lights

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Tim reflects on the brilliance of articulating industrial machine lights: "My first encounter with Industrial Lighting was at a flea market. I saw a light that was designed for a machine, and I was fascinated by it.  It was an articulating light that you could move in any direction, and I thought the mechanisms, though primitive looking because they were cast iron and had knobs, worked perfectly and they still did even after 100 years.  When Eddie and I would go out into old buildings, one … [Read more...]

Our Fascination with Vintage Industrial Stools

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Tim Byrne discusses Vintage Industrial Stools.   “I was in a surplus store one day, it was attached to a big industrial company, and they were selling off surplus office equipment and so forth. I think that was my first encounter with a well designed stool. It was a Toledo stool, and it had just a great look to it. When we researched the company, we found they were an absolutely incredible company. So, of course, it peaked my interest… If that’s available, what else is available? So … [Read more...]

A Brief History of the Swing-Out Seat Table

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About five years ago a guy contacted us with these tables that he had found in a school and wanted to know if we were interested in them. He sent me a picture of them and I was like “Yes Please!” While we were looking at these tables, obviously they were designed to seat the maximum number of students at a table and feed them in the smallest amount of space. So we had a bit of a challenge on our hands, but there was a beauty about them that really intrigued me. We began to put the tables into … [Read more...]

Inspiration for Vintage Industrial

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The inspiration for Get Back Inc’s Vintage Industrial style originally came from the flea markets in Manhattan. Get Back Inc’s founder Tim Byrne had an immediate attachment to the industrial pieces that he occasionally saw there. His vision was not to resell the pieces, but to restore these items to their original glory. Tim especially loves the castings, made at a time when labor was cheap but material was expensive. The detail and craftsmanship is just not found today; it’s too expensive to … [Read more...]

Tracing the Fascinating History of Vintage Industrial Furniture

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Vintage industrial has slowly grown from a unique niche to a design movement and philosophy you see every day in some of the chicest places on the planet. At Get Back, we get lots of questions, such as: What is "vintage industrial?" How did these unique pieces come together? What's the history behind them? Thus, an overview of the history of vintage industrial furniture is in order. … [Read more...]

Get Back Inc.: the Building’s History and Thriving Business Community

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When you first come up to the building that Get Back Inc. calls home, you might be confused and think you have traveled back to America’s Industrial heyday.  That is because Get Back Inc. is located in one of the great New England mill building complexes; a sprawling industrial era landmark on Main Street on the Oakville-Waterbury line. Altogether the former factory buildings cover 52 acres with more than 280,000 square feet. With its high ceilings, exposed bricks, tall windows, wood floors, and … [Read more...]

Vintage Classic: Toledo Stools

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When you decide to redesign, refurbish, renovate or just change the look of your home, often a classic Vintage Industrial piece will provide style and a story to your living space. Among the many essentials that you need to take note of when renovating your home is a clear-cut, comfortable and affordable seat. When considering Vintage Industrial Stools, the ones originally from Toledo Metal Furniture Co. are considered the best in the industry. Many of their drafting stools were manufactured … [Read more...]

Architectural Digest Dec 2013

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 Architectural Digest  December 2013 Bohemian Rhapsody With the help of designer Billy Cotton , artist Cindy Sherman recasts a dilapidated 19th Century Hamptons farmhouse as a richly layered, charmingly eccentric refuge. Text by Mayer Rus Photography by Jason Schmidt Produced by Michael Reynolds … [Read more...]

Get Back Inc Featured in Rough Luxe Design

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Get back Inc. is honored to have a multi-page photo spread and an in-depth interview from our founder, Tim Byrne in Rough Luxe Design. ROUGH LUXE DESIGN features the most exclusive list of interior designers, furniture purveyors, industrial designers, and trend-setting entrepreneurs responsible for bringing “rough luxury” into the cultural consciousness. This beautifully illustrated book showcases the best examples of how the masterful staging of raw imperfection can fulfill the desire for a … [Read more...]

Martha Stewart “Made in America” 2013

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Thank you to all of our customers, vendors, family, friends and fans that voted for us in the "Made In America 2013" with Martha Stewart. Get Back, Inc. restores and custom designs original and inspired furniture and lighting from machinery of the American Industrial Revolution. … [Read more...]

What is Vintage Industrial – By Get Back Inc

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by Tim Byrne We at Get Back Inc. believe that the true meaning of Vintage Industrial is to preserve or restore an industrial piece to its original essence and not just create a look. Now, what does this mean? Artists breathe life into their art. When they create a painting or sculpture, they do it with a concept in mind and give the object a distinct identity. The essence of the art lies in this identity and not in the individual materials or the technique used to create it. Many artists … [Read more...]

Get Back Inc. Representing Vintage Industrial at Bridgehampton Fair

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by Tim Byrne The Bridgehampton Antiques & Design Fair, held on July 12th through 14th, 2013 at the Bridgehampton Community House, showcases 25 exceptional antiques dealers from the United States & Europe. This exclusive event offers an exceptional selection of antiques, including mid-century modern, Asian, vintage couture, folk art, and unusual furniture and decorative objects from antiquity to present day. … [Read more...]

Get Back Inc., Proudly Showcased Products at the Tribeca Film Festival

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by Tim Byrne Get Back Inc., has always striven to preserve the rich cultural heritage of America in the form of Vintage Industrial Furniture. We have experimented, pushed the boundaries of our imagination and come up with innovative furniture crafted out of pieces that were mass produced during the industrial revolution. … [Read more...]

Meeting Wendell Castle

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Recently I visited, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT to view their current exhibition, "Wendell Castle, Wandering Forms - Works from 1959-1979." Per The Aldrich, "The pieces in this exhibition were chosen for their significance within Castle's oeuvre, but also for the narrative they tell about his work and its relationship to the current environment for art and design. Almost all of them were hailed as revolutionary in changing the way we look at furniture and had an … [Read more...]

Looking for Custom Bookcases?

Looking for Custom Bookcases?

By Tim Byrne Custom made bookcases are generally divided into two classes: built-ins, and modified standard bookcases. However, there’s another class as well:  The Dept. 87 Wall System Our design, I feel, is a nice way to combine style, functionality and adaptability when considering custom library bookcases. … [Read more...]

A Stylish Solution for Cafeteria Tables

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By Tim Byrne Whether you’re making meals at home, or planning out an area for your employees to have lunch together, we’ve all got to set our plates down somewhere and eat. Since we don’t always have the room, or the need, for a massive dining room table, I developed the  Dept. 87 Swing Out Seat Table.  … [Read more...]

Get Back, Inc. supplied props for the all star movie, “The Big Wedding”

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The Big Wedding. David Schlesinger, set designer, came to Get Back, Inc. for props for the movie prior to filming here in Connecticut over the summer. The movie, starring Robert DeNiro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, With Susan Sarandon and with Robin Williams, is set to be released April 26, 2013. … [Read more...]

Style, Versatility and Functionality in a Closet Organizer

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By Tim Byrne I think some people are missing a big opportunity to express their sense of style in a functional area of their houses: their closets. Now, stay with me here. You may be thinking, what’s wrong with normal closet organizer systems or modular wall units? Well, there’s nothing wrong with most of the top brands available, like California Closets. Except that sometimes mass-produced closet organizers do not account for irregular walls, or common obstacles like radiators and pipes. So, … [Read more...]

Dept. 87: Come See The Handsome, Versatile Swing Out Seat Table At What’s New What’s Next

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New York City, New York, September 13, 2012 The Industrial Cast Iron & Wood Swing Out Seat Table from Dept. 87 is causing designers around the world to sit up and take notice. This versatile piece, inspired by the traditions of Vintage Industrial American Furniture, combines the ruggedness of high-quality wood and beautifully crafted cast iron with the simple elegance of utilitarian design that is the hallmark of Tim Byrne’s Dept. 87 furnishings. … [Read more...]

Dept. 87 Wall System™: Elegant, Durable, and Customizable Wall System to Debut at What’s New What’s Next

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New York City, New York, September 13, 2012 The Dept. 87 Wall System will certainly be turning heads this week at the New York Design Center’s 2012 What’s New What Next show. The versatile and customizable piece, inspired by the traditions of Vintage Industrial American Furniture, combines the ruggedness of high-quality wood, dedicated craftsmanship and simple elegance of utilitarian design that are always present in Tim Byrne’s Dept. 87 furnishings. … [Read more...]

New Designs Draw On Vintage Industrial Furniture Style

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Dept 87 is a line of newly-designed furniture, made with All-American materials and workmanship, designed within the tradition of Vintage Industrial American Furniture. Previously, Tim Byrne and his craftsman at Get Back, Inc. were in the business of re-purposing pieces from the American Industrial Revolution era into Vintage Industrial Furniture. They still do that, every day. But now, they’re also taking the next logical step, designing and manufacturing new pieces with the same painstaking … [Read more...]

We make in America what makes America Great.

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Get Back, Inc. opened its doors in 2000 with its unique brand of Vintage American Industrial Furnishings. Get Back, Inc. salvages and restores vintage industrial pieces that were once used to mass produce American products during the Industrial Revolution. We preserve the integrity of these historical designs that shaped America. Put another way, "We make in America what makes America great". There was a time in our history when America’s manufacturing culture’s core values were superior … [Read more...]

Get Back, Inc. on HGTV’d

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Get Back's Vintage Industrial Cast Iron & Wood Swing Out Seat Table  with six seats [TA-4158] and Vintage Industrial Bindery Rolling Cart [FI-4323] were featured on another terrific episode of HGTV's "HGTV'd" Episode 103 with Jamie Durie. … [Read more...]

Get Back, Inc on Extreme Makeover Home Edition

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Get Back, Inc. was proud to be a part of an Extreme Makeover Home Edition for the "Zeigler-Hansen Family" home makeover. (episode 816) … [Read more...]

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