Monday, April 7, 2014

Kodak Movie Cameras - An American Classic

On October 4th, 1959, in Kansas City, Missouri, Elka Camera was having an Out They Go at Ridiculous Prices sale on the 1958 and early 1959 models of various cameras and projectors. Included in that Eisenhower era blow out sale was a Kodak Brownie Movie Kit, with an 8mm camera sporting a 13mm f2.3 lens, model 77T. Also included was a two lamp light bar complete with bulbs.

I doubt if this particular camera was sold at that store, but if it had been it would have been reduced from $39.95 to the ridiculously low price of $14.98. And it would looked just like this (only new).



Care to see more? Step into the dark room and lets see what develops.

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Dining Room Is Done

We've been in this house for just a bit over five years. We may or may not be on the way to doing the entire place in midcentury. If it's not completely midcentury it will be close. Five years? What the heck have you been doing, Dave? Well, I've been busy. But now that this room is done we're highly motivated to get more done. Wanna see what we've done so far? Click on in.

After five years the dining room is done. Please ignore the power cord under stereo.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Parallel by Drexel Dining Table from March, 1960 Designed by Barney Flagg

Update 01/21/14: We've sold the table.


What a momentous occasion. Firstly a new post after 3 months of inactivity. It's a long story, but really, who cares, right?

And secondly, I'm mentioning a designer's name after posts and posts claiming I don't know anything about who designed what during the MidCentury era.

Barney Flagg? Barney Rubble? Again, who cares? It's the Drexel name and the Parallel series (I almost wrote Parallel line. Get it? Parallel lines? Never mind.) that is the draw here.


Parallel by Drexel Dining Table w/ Leaf


Bottom line is: We have one and if you need one come see us. Check this out.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

American of Martinsville Partial Bedroom Set

Update: We've sold the bedroom set.


I've mentioned this at least a thousand times (or maybe twice) I do not know designer's names, or names of product lines, or much of the minutiae of the stuff that I like so much. It's just cool stuff to me. Oh sure, I can tell this set is American of Martinsville, but only because it is burned into the side of the drawer. I picked it up at an auction because I liked the look. It was a bonus to find out that it had a "name".

It's a shame there were only three pieces. I bet the rest of this set looked great.