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
A collection of vintage Primus camp stoves and lanterns.
This vintage Primus camp stove was rebadged and sold through Sears & Roebuck stores around 1978-1979. The two-burner, 10,000-btu propane stove shown here was never used and comes in its original box with instructions and fuel line.… Read the rest
The Amerock Carriage House Collection: Iconic Mid-Century Home Hardware
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
Aerolux light bulbs are a truly fascinating electrical oddity that first appeared in the 1930's. The bulbs have decorative filaments inside the glass shell that illuminate with an eerie glow, thanks to the neon gas trapped inside.
Aerolux light bulbs were manufactured by the Aerolux Company of New York until the 1970s.… Read the rest
Vintage 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.
This Beacon electric blanket is a "fully automatic" model (whatever that means) with single heat controller.… Read the rest
This commercial-grade Shredex "Watergate" Top Secret 2001 desktop paper shredder is a heavy-duty piece of industrial equipment that was favored by US Military and Government offices. Made in West Germany, this 1983-1984 model was popular due to its compact size (8.5" x 8.5" x 6") and "affordable" retail cost of $497.00.… Read the rest
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
Ted Williams Kangaroo Leather Sport Boots
This beautiful and classic pair of 1950's-1960's vintage Ted Williams Kangaroo Leather Sport Boots have a dark green stained kangaroo leather upper and an full leather inner liner with Vulcan crepe soles. The Ted Williams Sport Boot was made for the outdoorsman, and these boots have a classic vintage style and unusual green coloring that really makes them a unique choice of footwear for the rugged individualist.… Read the rest
The Adler J-5 Portable Typewriter
This German Adler J5 portable vintage typewriter has a cool 2-tone blue and light gray color scheme and distinctive 1970's styling. The Adler J5 Precision Portable has a rigid plastic shell and hood with shiny chrome accent panels on the carriage. … Read the rest
This stunning Mid-Century Modern lucite acrylic ribbon chandelier has a gold/brass metal frame with fifteen solid acrylic hoops that hang in a nested fashion. Inside is an elaborate sputnik-esque light fixture with nine separate sockets radiating outward. The fixture is attached to a 70-inch long swag chain with a ceiling cap attached at the end.… Read the rest