Heck Yeah, Old Technology!
two things about tag searches for this blog that annoy me

vintage: 5% actual vintage (25+ yrs old) stuff, 5% photos of Marilyn Monroe or The Beatles, 90% “vintage style” edits of pictures taken this week.

atari: 10% were posted by Denny’s, the restaurant chain, because of a tie-in license they currently hold.

ausretrogamer:

Second, Atari 7800 ;-) #retrogaming #atari

How are you doing this without a cartridge in the slot?

ausretrogamer:

Second, Atari 7800 ;-) #retrogaming #atari

How are you doing this without a cartridge in the slot?

When a shoebox won’t hold all your photographs, what do you do? Find one section of a 1950s modular filing cabinet and fill the sucker up. And some of the drawers actually are nearly filled. $30 from a kitchy shop + $5 for spraypaint and $8 for fresh palm-sander sandpaper.

Roller tray: contemporary IKEA (being sold as an end table?!)
Labels: 1950s Royal ‘Heritage’ typewriter; must redo sometime
Paint: Rust-oleum 2x spray — the original steel grey had been painted over sloppily by a brush with a lighter grey latex, so I sanded that off

mudwerks:

what will she put in the middle bowl?…

“Madge was right, I can’t tell the difference between nail soaking solution and dishwashing liquid!”

mudwerks:

what will she put in the middle bowl?…

Madge was right, I can’t tell the difference between nail soaking solution and dishwashing liquid!”

Better Homes & Gardens’ Handyman’s Book - 1957

Here’s something I found at a library Friends sale years ago: a basic handbook of what tools are, how to use them, and how to do simple home repairs. I believe this was one of those books you bought by installment, where they’d send you the binder and one chapter a month to put into it. Not a substitute for the bookshelf-series _Popular Mechanics_ Illustrated Home Handyman Encyclopedia (1961) but more a primer of what all the words and tools in the PM encyclopedia mean. Above are the binder, the page about when your wood suffers shrinkage, a chapter cover page where a guy is letting another man inspect his neatly-arranged tools, and an example of the photography from the beginning of the book.

And above all of this, one of the tools from the Files section. The harshly-worded name refers to the file having irregular teeth, thus not coarse or fine.

Time for a house party… It’s Kid ‘n Play!

Time for a house party… It’s Kid ‘n Play!

Royal typewriter, 1920s, with three stuck keys, missing its top cover.

Royal typewriter, 1920s, with three stuck keys, missing its top cover.

beatnikdaddio:

1982.


Tempest, Defender, Ms Pac-Man, Tutankham, Centipede, Donkey Kong
tancamera:

Vintage Troll Stickers <3


And not just any 1980s Dam Troll stickers, Mello Smello scratch-and-sniff Troll stickers!

tancamera:

Vintage Troll Stickers <3

And not just any 1980s Dam Troll stickers, Mello Smello scratch-and-sniff Troll stickers!

The classified advertising rates and subscription fees for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1933.  Found this clipping in an old book.

"Agony column" would be an excellent name for a band or the Op-Ed page.

The classified advertising rates and subscription fees for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1933. Found this clipping in an old book.

"Agony column" would be an excellent name for a band or the Op-Ed page.