Heck Yeah, Old Technology!
Velvet, the cousin of Chrissy — produced 1970 through 1974.

Velvet, the cousin of Chrissy — produced 1970 through 1974.

Two novelty beers:  JR Beer (1980s), a tie-in to TV’s original run of Dallas, and Billy Beer (1977), named after President Carter’s bumbling brother who preferred PBR.

Two novelty beers: JR Beer (1980s), a tie-in to TV’s original run of Dallas, and Billy Beer (1977), named after President Carter’s bumbling brother who preferred PBR.

riguy99:

whengothgoesbrown:

Glass typewriter.

So cool. This makes me want a typewriter

This makes me want to hurt the artist. Seriously, a glass roller you that can’t take hammer strikes and some depressed keys (it’s jammed/broken already) that don’t have corresponding hammers raised?  But it is a nice unfunctional mockup of a 1910s typewriter, yes.

riguy99:

whengothgoesbrown:

Glass typewriter.

So cool. This makes me want a typewriter

This makes me want to hurt the artist. Seriously, a glass roller you that can’t take hammer strikes and some depressed keys (it’s jammed/broken already) that don’t have corresponding hammers raised? But it is a nice unfunctional mockup of a 1910s typewriter, yes.

Now his boss can say “do you have some sort of graduation equivalency certificate that says you can talk to girls all day?”

1971, and he doesn’t appear to be working in fast food…

Now his boss can say “do you have some sort of graduation equivalency certificate that says you can talk to girls all day?”

1971, and he doesn’t appear to be working in fast food…

Commemorative watch: Charlie Tuna’s 25th anniversary working for Starkist tuna.  There was similar swag available at his 50th anniversary.

The above was seen at a fleamarket. Below is one of mine:


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Commemorative watch: Charlie Tuna’s 25th anniversary working for Starkist tuna. There was similar swag available at his 50th anniversary.

The above was seen at a fleamarket. Below is one of mine:


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Olympia Beer matchbooks.  Ask for Oly and close cover before striking.

Olympia Beer matchbooks. Ask for Oly and close cover before striking.

Wilson Brothers sportswear — when your outdoor team sport is smoking. 

1946 (The Surgeon General has determined that these outfits are hazardous to your health and are linked to lung cancer and wearing pleated polyester pants.)

Wilson Brothers sportswear — when your outdoor team sport is smoking.

1946 (The Surgeon General has determined that these outfits are hazardous to your health and are linked to lung cancer and wearing pleated polyester pants.)

One vintage person, one antique person (1889 - 1974).

One vintage person, one antique person (1889 - 1974).

Popular Mechanics:  A typewriter that types in Comic Sans.

It’s an an upcycled Brother “Charger 11”, or should I say downcycled.

Popular Mechanics: A typewriter that types in Comic Sans.

It’s an an upcycled Brother “Charger 11”, or should I say downcycled.

Metal lunchbox with glass-wall Thermos bottle inside, promoting the 1969-1973 TV show UFO.

IMDB gives the show’s premise as:In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending the Earth from this alien threat. This organization is named SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization) and operates from a secret location beneath a film studio. They also operate a fleet of submarines and have a base on the moon as well as an early warning satellite that detects inbound UFOs. UFOs can be destroyed in space by Interceptors which are launched from Moonbase. If one gets through it can be attacked in the Earth’s atmosphere by a high altitude aircraft launched from one of the submarines. If a UFO also avoids this and manages to land it can be tracked and destroyed by a number of Mobiles (armored vehicles) which are deployed throughout the world. 

Metal lunchboxes fell out of favor for school kids due to the fragility of the inside of the Thermos and how kids would whack each other with the metal boxes. Smaller reproductions of lunchboxes as storage devices have become popular in the last two decades. The last one I owned, and used daily in the 2nd grade, was for 1973 cartoon version of The Addams Family. The last one I dealt with on a regular basis, however, was in the mid-2000’s — an Incredible Hulk lunchbox from the 1970s that the owner of the Greek restaurant at the local fair would tote money to and from the three gyros stands’ registers with.

Metal lunchbox with glass-wall Thermos bottle inside, promoting the 1969-1973 TV show UFO.

IMDB gives the show’s premise as:
In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending the Earth from this alien threat. This organization is named SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization) and operates from a secret location beneath a film studio. They also operate a fleet of submarines and have a base on the moon as well as an early warning satellite that detects inbound UFOs. UFOs can be destroyed in space by Interceptors which are launched from Moonbase. If one gets through it can be attacked in the Earth’s atmosphere by a high altitude aircraft launched from one of the submarines. If a UFO also avoids this and manages to land it can be tracked and destroyed by a number of Mobiles (armored vehicles) which are deployed throughout the world.

Metal lunchboxes fell out of favor for school kids due to the fragility of the inside of the Thermos and how kids would whack each other with the metal boxes. Smaller reproductions of lunchboxes as storage devices have become popular in the last two decades. The last one I owned, and used daily in the 2nd grade, was for 1973 cartoon version of The Addams Family. The last one I dealt with on a regular basis, however, was in the mid-2000’s — an Incredible Hulk lunchbox from the 1970s that the owner of the Greek restaurant at the local fair would tote money to and from the three gyros stands’ registers with.