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  • Elgin Starburst Clock in My New Office

      You saw this Elgin starburst clock in my old office. Now, as of today (er, technically, yesterday), the new office is finally painted (except for some touch-up work and also a hallway out back), so it’s time to put the clock up (again–it was up before the wall was painted) in its new home....

  • Same Clock, Different Color

    You may remember this Elgin Starburst Clock from three years ago. Same photo, same clock, but I wondered what it would look like with a different wall color. I think it looks pretty good. The color on-screen isn’t the exact color the walls may end up being, as I am working from memory, but it...

  • Vintage Waffle Maker

    So, most of the day is over and I’ve had no idea for a blog post. Thus, I went to see what photos I had taken so far this month. Upon discovering that I hadn’t yet uploaded any images from my camera to the computer this year and not feeling like doing so, I opted...

  • Seeing the World Through Rainbow Glasses

    Let’s hope you don’t suffer from Triskaidekaphobia! While cleaning out the aforementioned cabinet, I also came across these “Rainbow Glasses.” I believe that this were from some point in the mid to late 1980s. I don’t remember where I got them. They are just heavy paper with thin film called Holex Kaleidaglas. This film essentially...

  • Vintage Radio

    In cleaning out that old cabinet, I also found this radio. This is the first portable radio that I remember having. Ran on a 9V battery, so you know it’s old since it seems like most later electronics always seemed to require two AA batteries. I can remember sitting in the back of the van...