Monday, June 16, 2014

Pre-War, Vintage, Mid Century Correct Telephone

OK, let's say you are a midcentury aficionado. And let's say you want a period correct telephone for your pre-war to mid 1950s interior design. You know, just like the one Lucy & Ricky had.

Lucy on, what has become known in some circles as, a "Lucy Phone"

 This is what you're looking for. A Western Electric Model 302. This one is from November, 1939. It has an E1 handset. And it is missing the clip on piece that holds the phone number (which I call a dial center). But the best part of this phone is - IT WORKS! Come on inside and get the full scoop on these telephones.

It looks a mess, but come inside and see what it looks like now.

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.