Have you ever been in a museum looking at the displays and then realizing that you had ‘one of those’ when you were younger?
My grandmother had one of these in the 1970’s. The tub was the washer. The top part was a hand cranked or powered wringer. If you never knew the origin of “Don’t get your ___ caught in the ringer” this picture should explain it. The whole process was very manual as you can see in the video below. I came across this while buying a modern dryer at Anchor Appliance in Tuckerton New Jersey (Got a good deal too!!). They had a collection of old appliance but unfortunately they had a fire. I’m not sure if any of the vintage appliances survived or were replaced. Continue reading
While visiting the Tuckerton Seaport in 2009, I saw a Vintage Mercury Outboard that was very similar to one I owned.
Here is a fan before all the government safety regulations. Being able to count to 10 was a sign of superior intelligence.
The Commodore 64 computer was introduced in 1982. This was my first computer, if you could call it that. The technology of 1982 seems like the stone ages compared to what we have available now. If you want to go back in time, check out this article.
One of the games I had as a kid was “Operation”. Remember his name? Do you remember the game pieces? Read on for an Operation Nostalgia Trip. Continue reading
During the 1970’s Mood rings were a huge craze. Continue reading
One of the iconic television shows I grew up with was “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”. I even had a Seaview bathtub toy.
The show featured a futuristic submarine, The Seaview, that had nuclear missiles, a flying sub, anti air missiles, a mini sub, a diving bell. In addition there was always something or someone trying to destroy the world or at least the Seaview. Continue reading
Ah, the old 8-track player. Who remembers .. Continue reading