The Dual 1219 turntable, manufactured between 1970 and 1972, was a high-end unit with an original retail price of $189.
This Dual 1219 turntable is mounted in the original German CK-20 plinth with a very cool flip-down accessory drawer. Models available for retail sale in the United States were typically housed in a walnut base with the United Audio logo badge.… 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 Commodore Amiga 2000 computer system.
AmigaOS Operating System Windows Desktop
The Amiga 2000 processor cabinet
The Amiga 2000 mouse and keyboard model KQQ-E94YC
The AmigaOS v2.0 Operating System disks and literature
Inside the casing of the Amiga 2000 computer
The Amiga 1084 color monitor, sold separately as a peripheral accessory to the Amiga 2000 computer
The Commodore Amiga 500 computer and its peripheral devices.
This Commodore Amiga 500 computer is shown above with power supply, mouse controller, and the Amiga 1080 color monitor. Below is a shot of the keyboard / processor, which looks a lot like a big, souped-up Commodore 64C.… Read the rest
First introduced in late-1971, this Panasonic RE-7750 receiver is from their "Series 44" line of 4-channel / quadraphonic / quadrasonic receivers and players.
The exciting new world of quadraphonic stereo surround sound was just taking off when Panasonic introduced a line of 4-channel products, including three different receivers (two with 8-track players built-in) and a quadraphonic turntable.… 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
The Akai AM-2200 was manufactured between 1976 and 1979. Its an integrated amplifier rated at 20 watts-per-channel and has quintessential 1970's style with all-aluminum face, knobs and buttons. The Akai AM-2200 is a slightly obscure model, originally designed to compliment the Akai AT-2200 AM/FM tuner, but is still well-respected by its past and current owners.… Read the rest
The Lasonic TRC-931 boombox is truly the undisputed heavyweight champion of boomboxes. With two 8-inch woofers and an abundance of bells and whistles, its sheer size dwarfs the Magnavox and Emerson boomboxes I had when I was a kid. A friend in middle school brought his Lasonic TRC-931 on a field trip, which I believe was the very first time I experienced the emotion of jealousy.… Read the rest
The Par Picture Puzzle is among the most sought-after jigsaw puzzle brands ever made...and with good reason. The Par Company of Brooklyn, New York has been manufacturing these wood-backed jigsaw puzzles since the 1930's. The quality of craftsmanship in the intricately-cut wooden backed pieces is simply stunning, and the time and expertise it takes to assemble one is a challenge even to the most experienced puzzle solvers.… Read the rest
The original 1976 Ronco Record Vacuum! Manufactured for Ronco Teleproducts by Southbury Manufacturing of South Britain, Connecticut, the Ronco Record Vacuum is an ingenious battery-operated device that seems like such a ridiculous novelty that you'd think it couldn't possibly work, and...well, the jury's still out. … Read the rest