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Vintage Sears Jeans from the 1950’s

vintage Sears jeans

Check out these new-old-stock vintage Sears jeans from the 1950's! This pair of rugged, Union-made Sears & Roebuck carpenter pants are so stiff, they practically stand up by themselves. Like Sears' legendary "Roebucks" jeans on steroids, these "Bandtop" dungarees are constructed of vat-dyed, specially-treated denim for lasting color, longer wear, and easier washing.… Read the rest

Vintage McGregor Shirts

The McGregor Scot Sport Shirt was made from the late 1940s into the early 1950's. They were made of gabardine with silk saddle stitching on the sweep collar. Vat-dyed colors stayed bright after many washings. Designed with pleats on the back for comfortability "whether you're driving a car or driving a golf ball".… Read the rest

Accessories for the HP 41C Programmable Calculator

Here are just a few of the amazing peripheral accessories that were available for the powerful Hewlett-Packard HP 41C programmable calculator back in 1979-1980, including the Wand bar code reader and cartridge reader.

The Hewlett-Packard 82153A Wand bar code scanner / reader

This Hewlett-Packard 82153A Wand includes its original box, instruction book, Wand Paper Keyboard, "Read Me First" flyer, bar code order form, and a sealed package of bar code sticker sheets.… Read the rest

Amerock Carriage House

The Amerock Carriage House Collection:  Iconic Mid-Century Home Hardware

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If you were raised between the 1960s and 1980s, there's a pretty good chance either your parents, grandparents or neighbors had Amerock Carriage House hardware installed in their house. The Carriage House Collection was a very popular line of hardware designed to add an early American vibe to your home.… Read the rest

Vintage Electric Blankets

vintage electric blanketsVintage electric blankets aren't just nostalgic oddities from your childhood...they are incredibly effective instruments of winter comfort. Here you can find a curated collection of vintage electric blankets for sale.

vintage electric blankets

This Beacon electric blanket is a "fully automatic" model (whatever that means) with single heat controller.… Read the rest

1970s Rain Lamp

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The mineral oil rain lamp is among the truly quintessential oddities of the 1970's. The earliest rain lamp I can find appeared in a 1973 newspaper advertisement, retailing at a cost of $149.99 . Rain lamp ads came with tag lines like, "To see it is to love it", "A real conversation piece", "Fascinating to watch it work",  "A fresh new idea that dramatizes any room", and "One of the most unique designer lamps ever seen".… Read the rest